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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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Project management for the good of society

22 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The mainstream of project management focuses on projects that deliver value to a business. The application of project management for social projects, humanitarian and development aid as well as community services is rather underrepresented and needs more attention. We are always questioning ourselves in projects what is the purpose, the value and benefits created through

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Recovery projects – Better with a bloody nose…?!

19 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

By awarding the IPMA Project Excellence Award to the Medupi power plant project in South Africa, IPMA’s PEA jury has recognized and awarded a brilliant recovery project. It is an example how an initially poorly performing project can be turned around to excellence. When a project team can get blood out of stone with excellent

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Excellent Finalists and Winners of IPMA Awards 2016 have been decorated by IPMA

15 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured BY

Managing projects and programs often means dealing with ever-increasing complexity and volatility. Project and program managers together with their teams are required to give their best to achieve the desired outcomes for stakeholders, organizations and/or society. These achievements were the main drivers to initiate the IPMA Project Excellence Awards, later followed by the Otto Zieglmeier

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Projects and project management in China

12 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The People´s Republic of China has a population of over 1.4 billion and this is the world’s most populous country. Located in Asia, it is covering nearly 10 million square kilometers, and is surrounded by many countries, including but not limited to Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal and North-Korea. China´s history reaches far back. One of its first

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Temporary Organizing – the new art of working

7 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured BY

Research has documented a concomitant rise of temporary organizing principles in and across firms – ranging from managing short-term projects and forming temporary organizations, through to navigating short-term networks, orchestrating field-configuring events, maintaining temporary clusters, and hiring temporary contract workers.

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Projects and project management in Poland

2 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Republic of Poland, or in Polish language: Polska, is a country in Europe located between the Baltic Sea in the north and the Sudetes as well as the Carpathian Mountains in the south. Already back in 966 a Polish state was founded and in 1025 transformed into the Kingdom of Poland. More than 500

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Why I pursued IPMA Certification

30 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Project management has become a global profession with project management established as the pre-eminent method for implementing change in the world with project, programme and portfolio managers are leading the way. The professionals of tomorrow will work in distributed environments with overlapping and often conflicting stakeholder interests. The burden has never been higher for these

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Megaprojects that we admire

21 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

Today we are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some, like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and the new construction of Masjid Al Haram in Saudi Arabia each exceeding $100 billion. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not

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