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What exactly is competence?

9 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

When interested in the question of what exactly is competence, having a look at the OECD definition of competence is of course a must: they describe competence as “personal attributes or underlining characteristics, which combined with technical or professional skills, enable the delivery of a role / job”. http://www.dictionary.com takes another route and defines competence

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Handover in projects – some pitfalls and good practices

7 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The Association of Project Management recently published a valuable report aiming at understanding the critical success factors of handing over projects. But do we really hand over projects? We do not hand over a project, but the deliverables, knowhow and the responsibilities for benefits realisation (and risk mitigation) beyond the end of a project´s lifecycle.

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The 30th IPMA World Congress: Interview with the President of the IPMA – Reinhard Wagner

4 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The 30th IPMA World Congress will be held in September in Astana, Kazakhstan. World Congress conducts interviews with many of our key speakers who will be presenting at our upcoming events. We had an exclusive interview with the President of the IPMA Mr. Reinhard Wagner. As organizing team of the 30th IPMA World Congress we

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3MUs (Muda, Mura, Muri): A lean Management tool with potentially ‘Big benefits’ for Project Management

31 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects are often challenged by constraints of all sorts, predominantly time and costs. The novelties in transition from one project to the next due to newness of: governance structures, client requirements, expected outcomes, eco-systems; and plethora of other factors could turn a project from a dream to a disaster. The people element and soft science

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Young capital of the Kazakhstan, Astana, is opening its’ doors for the 30th World IPMA Congress

28 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Large-scale worldwide event in the sphere of project managing – World IPMA Congress (hereinafter Congress) is going to start on September 5th, 2017 at Nazarbayev University. It is expected that more than 700 participants from 70 countries will come to the capital of Kazakhstan: representatives of international companies, leading scientists, professors, practitioners, managers, representatives of

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Trends and perspectives for international project management – report from event in Germany

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During its meeting in July, ExBo offered to pm-forum-augsburg to perform a “meet & greet”. Therefore, an event with a title: Trends and perspectives for international project management was organized on 21st July, at the Universität Augsburg. This event was opened by Prof. Helmut Klausing,  President of the GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V.

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Organizational Project Management

24 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

In recent years, the focus of project management shifted from managing an individual project to managing a multitude of projects in organizations. Thus, the organization and its leadership became more important for managing projects. Standards like the IPMA Organizational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB) or the ISO 21505 „Projects, Programmes and Portfolios – Guidance on Governance“

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What role does Big Data have in shaping future of Project Management? (Part A)

19 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Big Data revolution is at our door steps and expected to drive ‘Big Changes’ in the way businesses and societies go about their day-to-day chores. From health, education, finance, technology to defense, to name a few, no single sector of economy is spared from Big Data analytics and its implications. These implications, if exploited in

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How to finance projects in an OPEC country when the price of oil barrel is divided by two?

17 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Beginning of July 2017 a workshop with Algerian Project Management Association Board took place in in Algiers in order to review the implementation progress of the roadmap that APMA presented to become an IPMA member.  The young North African member association joined IPMA in 2016, a year where the Algerian economy (Algeria is member of

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Projects – advancing the business and serving to the society

14 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Interpreting the ISO 21500 approach on organizational strategy and projects [1], a new definition of project can be set, where project can be defined like “tool for shifting the opportunities to the benefits”. Indeed, a project is nothing but reaction to the problem, needs, opportunities or ideas.

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