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6th INTERNET World Congress on Project Management 1979

1 September 2015 IN Best Practices Featured BY

At the end of the 5th Congress on Project Management 1976 at Birmingham, UK, Roland Gutsch, one of the founders of INTERNET (now IPMA) promised to his board members that the 6th congress would be in 1979 in Germany. It was proposed that the conference should take place at Munich, Germany, during the time of

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Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of economic growth

11 August 2015 IN Best Practices Featured BY

A recent publication of Ernst&Young (EY) on Megatrends highlights the importance of entrepreneurship: “The growth and prosperity of all economies, rapid-growth and mature, remain highly dependent on entrepreneurial activity… they provide a source of income, and employment for themselves, create employment for others, produce new and innovative products or services, and drive greater upstream and

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25 years ago in Vienna – the World Congress of IPMA enters into a new stage

27 July 2015 IN Best Practices Featured BY

The exchange of experiences in IPMA (formerly INTERNET) has a long tradition. The roots can be found in the 1960s, where the first two gatherings of INTERNET (INTERnational NETwork) happened in Vienna (1967)

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50 years anniversary of IPMA – The early period of IPMA – some informal notes

20 July 2015 IN Best Practices Featured BY

By Dr. Sc. Steen Lichtenberg, former IPMA President How was the situation before and during founding our society originally called INTERNET, today IPMA, and what is its background? In the 1950s, managers of building and construction projects existed. In my homeland, Denmark, the architects typically were the boss of the building project, irrespective of their qualifications as

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How to balance financial resources in projects through fundraising

29 June 2015 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

The increasing demand in humanitarian aid and charity projects raises the question of funding and new concepts for financial resources. For example, IPMA supported it Member Association in Nepal immediately after the devastating earthquakes. The question is how to address the topic and how to find right resources / channels to raise funds, especially in

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IPMA´s 4-Level-Certification System – A Success Story

22 June 2015 IN Best Practices Featured BY

IPMA is the world´s first project management association and celebrates its 50th Anniversary during the 29th IPMA World Congress in Panama end of September. There is another reason for celebrating this year: IPMA´s 4-Level-Certification System comes to the 20th year since the founding. Through IPMA the idea of a competence-based certification in project management has

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Designs, Methods and Practices for PM Research

17 June 2015 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Project Management is a pretty young discipline, but its development is dynamic and in the same time ambiguous. This is why the research of project management is so important. Some people argue project management evolves through its practice, others point out that it lacks a foundation in theory and research. Ideally, both approaches should be

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Projects and Project Management in Finland

8 June 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

After returning from a visit to Finland I´d like to continue our series of reports from IPMA Member Countries. Finland is a sparsely populated country in the north of Europe. Most of the 5.5 Million inhabitants live in the south of the country, whilst Lapland in the north only accounts for 3.5% of the population,

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IPMA’s third project management conference in Algiers!

26 May 2015 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Project managers from all over Algeria met for the third time during a conference initiated by IPMA (Training Aid programme) in Algiers and organised by INSIM and Advantages Event Maghreb to promote project management as a way to translate visions and strategies into Reality. The third conference in Algeria took place on 23rd of May

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Projects and Project Management in Malaysia

21 May 2015 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Last week the IPMA ExBo conducted a board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The visit was already planned last year and based on an invitation of our new member, the MAPM Malaysian Association of Project Management. This report summarizes the most important events in the context of our visit and gives an

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