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Performing virtual project meetings

24 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Many project teams are nowadays spread across the globe and therefore cannot not (regularly) meet physically. Most of their meetings are performed virtually, usually by means of a web conference or a collaboration tool. The participants can see each other, establish a dialogue and chat via the online tool, they can work on documents, perform

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The interrelations between projects, programmes and change

17 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

This week the ISO/TC258/WG4 finishes its work on a new standard, the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. The core team of about twenty international experts and many more in national mirror committees explored the topic of programme management over more than three years. One of the key points of the discussion was to clearly

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Are you a candidate for the IPMA Research Awards?

15 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Research is one of the basic building blocks of every profession. IPMA promotes and acknowledges outstanding research world-wide and thereby encourages academics and practitioners to develop the profession through rigourus research. The annual IPMA Research Awards is an important part of this strategy and the goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within

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Management 4.0 – Handbook for Agile Practices

5 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

A recently released Handbook is worth mentioning on this Blog, because it addresses a topic, which is a „hot topic“ in the world of projects, and the way it was developed is even more remarkable. But one after the other. Nowadays, all conferences, publications and seminars need to address the topic of „Agility, Agile or

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Alexander von Humboldt

3 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

With this article we continue a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from. You are all encouraged to write about great projectors out of your context so we may learn from them and improve our way of performing projects. “Projector” is a term introduced by Daniel Defoe in “An Essay upon Projects” (1697). It

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Projects and project management in Ecuador

1 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Federal Republic of Ecuador, which is literally the “Republic of the Equator” is located in the Northwest of South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the East and South, and the Pacific Ocean to the West. It also includes the famous Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres to the

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1. IPMA Conference on Diversity in Project Management Conference

26 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

As a common initiative both from IPMA together with its member associations in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland the first Diversity in Project Management Conference took place from April 10 to 11 2017 in s-´Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The conference was a great success for all participants. The diversity of the themes around

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The RASIC-Chart – a key tool for collaboration in projects

20 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured BY

One of the key factors for successful collaboration in projects is having clear roles and responsibilities assigned. Otherwise work is maybe done twice, or nobody feels responsible for doing certain work packages, team members feel uncertain whether they are supposed to do work packages or others are doing it, or uncertainties ultimately increase the need

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Managing collaboration in virtual project teams

18 April 2017 IN Best Practices BY

Due to global workshare many projects are performed through teams scattered all over the world. Collaboration between the team members in such a setting is difficult because of geographical distance, different time and climate zones, diverse cultures, beliefs, habits and languages, divergent understanding of project management and other work styles. Sometimes those teams are called

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Overcoming „projectitis“ in organisations

10 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

During the past fifty years projects became quite popular in organisations. Research indicates that in some countries more than one third of the GDP is performed through projects, with some organisations running more than fifty percent of their turnover through projects. And that´s not taking into account the vast number of internal projects, e.g. for

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