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Projects and project management in Montenegro

22 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Montenegro is a sovereign state in South-eastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and Albania to the southeast. The word “Montenegro” could be translated into “Black Mountains”,

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Making Organizational Change Stick

19 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Through the IPMA Blog we have already advocated for a strong synergy between change and project management, being two sides of the same medal or change as key theme of programme management, professionals being in the driver seat of change and change as important driver for our profession. Gabrielle O´Donovan, an expert in transformational change

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Benefits breakdown structure (BBS): Different types and how to create them?

17 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Benefit realization has recently become one of the top priority areas in the development of project management knowledge activities. Global project management bodies are making concerted efforts to develop guidelines and tools for planning, baselining and measuring benefits. One of the keys to such efforts is to clearly identify the possible benefits and to summarize

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Mindfulness in projects – fashion, fiction or mastery?

15 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Passion for projects! The motto of my company, myself and maybe many other project managers describes an attitude of fully engaging with the project. All senses are focusing on what is going on, what kind of challenges need to be tackled and how to reach the desired results effectively and efficiently. However, it´s a thin

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From systematic-beings to Organic-beings: A futuristic Vision of Project Management

11 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

It is an often-repeated truism that we live in a fast-changing world. The field of Project Management is no exception. It has become pervasive; its use has transcended usual project boundaries to become the tool for day-to-day management activities as well. The onset of technological advancements in areas such as Big Data, Social Media, and

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Project-related work – multimodal, flexible, virtual and volatile

8 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Traditional labour arrangements are founded on contracts with people who earn their living through a permanent contract with one employer. It´s an agreed upon exchange of time and efforts by the employee vs. salary paid by the employer. However, nowadays projectized world pushes new labour arrangements. Projects are temporary, labour is only needed between the

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Dancing with your project – anticipating next steps based on weak signals

4 January 2018 IN Uncategorized BY

The time close to New Year´s Eve is the season for the fortune-telling business. How is our economic and political situation developing, or how are personal circumstances changing to the better (or the worse). Some of this fortune-telling is just charlatanism, others are extrapolating the past developments and ignore the disruptions that are part of

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What is Important and New in 2018. Message from the new IPMA President

2 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Year 2018 is already here and facing the new mandate as IPMA President picking up the torch from my predecessors, especially that of Reinhard Wagner,  I would like to provide you with some important and meaningful information having an impact on what we will do in the forthcoming months and new three  years mandate.

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It has been a real honour to represent the profession during the last five years

22 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

In a few days my term as President of IPMA will come to an end and Dr Jesus Martinez-Almela will take over the office. It has been an incredible period of my life, with many exciting but also challenging experiences. As Vice-President for Standards, Research and Awards I had the opportunity during the years 2013

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No-drama Project Management: Is it possible?

20 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In hindsight, life is like an ensemble of a series of episodes of a drama with some episodes full of comedy and other full of climax. Oxford dictionary defines drama as “an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance.” Project management is no stranger to dramas. The often-reported ups and downs, twists and turns, excitements

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