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Good governance is critical success factor for implementing an organisation´s strategy

27 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 68 member nations, who collaborate to promote the recognition of project management and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its spring meeting in Lisbon the critical role of good governance for the successful implementation of

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Can Project Management Transform Our World?

24 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Each target has a set of indicators to follow up on achievement. The UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) number

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Projects and project management in Vietnam

13 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

The Socialistic Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest and Cambodia to the southwest. The people of Vietnam had to defend themselves from other countries over a long period of time, since the 13th Century the Chinese, later

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Projects and project management in Myanmar

6 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Myanmar, sometimes better known as Burma, is a sovereign state in South East Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.  Both names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese ethnic group, the “Bamar”. Myanmar is considered to be the literary form of the name of the group, while Burma is derived

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Bedtime Stories for Project Managers

1 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

After reading hundreds of books about project management I often have the feeling that I´ve seen everything and there is nothing new and exciting… However, I was made aware of an exciting new book called “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers and others with trouble sleeping” written by Marisa Silva, a passionate PM Consultant. The book

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First Diversity in Project Management Conference in the Netherlands

24 February 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Several research results in the last years showed that diversity has a significant impact on the success of project teams. In 2005 the HR researcher Egan analysed the meaning of diversity in the most successful Fortune 500 teams. His study showed that heterogeneous teams develop more and more frequently creative ideas than homogeneous teams. The

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Competition first, collaboration second?

8 February 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Competition first, collaboration second? During his Inauguration Speech Donald Trump he made the following statement: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from

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The Chief Project Officer (CPO) – a new role for project-oriented organisations

26 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The number of projects and thus their importance for the success of organisations is constantly increasing. As a result, we see more and more project managers performing their jobs on a full-time basis (not parallel to other roles), the project managers are getting more authorities to balance the matrix, and Project Management Offices (PMOs) are

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EU Commission released new PM Methodology (PM2) Guide

23 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM²) of the European Commission has recently released a Guide on Project Management Methodology. The purpose of the guide is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology

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It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!

16 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget. In fact, that´s only partly right, as we should measure success of a project rather based on the long-term impact than its deliverables. What is the impact and how does it relate to

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