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Celebrating differences makes the difference – 2nd Diversity in Project Management conference in Croatia

19 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Since the mid 1960’s, IPMA is one of the leading worldwide congress organizer on project, programme and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of companies, leading scientists, educators, professors, and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGO’s and the media. Now for the 2nd time IPMA organizes in cooperation with

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United Nations University fellows (UNU-GEST) train for D level certification

16 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

One of the great benefits of working with IPMA is to get the opportunity to collaborate with people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and different challenges, share experiences and learn something new about yourself. In the last weeks I have had the opportunity to take this to a new level through

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Stakeholders Optimization Strategy (SOS): A 3D-R approach

14 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

It is an established fact that stakeholders exercise significant influence on the outcome of projects. Optimizing Stakeholders influence would mean enhancing their positive and minimizing their negative influences; and achieving a state where the sum total of their positive influences is greater than the sum total of their negative influences. To achieve such a scenario,

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Do we need a new leadership approach for projects?

12 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

Last week I joined a discussion on LinkedIn, triggered by Dr. Marcus Raitner, Agile Transformation Agent at BMW, who pulled together a “Human Leadership Manifesto”. The discussion was based on the assumption that in an agile world, traditional leadership approaches do not suffice anymore. Project teams need to organise their work more on their own,

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Competences – an update for the digital era

5 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Digitalization is a trend which influences our life in all regards. Waking up in the morning, we´ll get a full update on what has happened during the night and what we can expect during the following hours. An App provides all information for today, the shortest route to our office considering relevant traffic jams and

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A butterfly with a huge impact

2 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Project management is surely a young academic field. Many of the original shapers of the field are among us and some of them are still quite active. It was truly an honour for me to be invited to participate in a seminar in Vienna late January to celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor Rodney Turner

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Your Project Needs You!

31 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

With his first book titled “Kafka, Pulp Fiction, Beer and Projects” he already made me smile and in my blogpost and I summarized it “neither boring theory, nor methodology is in the focus, rather the perspective of living for and working in projects.” And now: “Your Project Needs You”, written by John Chapman. It was

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5S (or 6S) Lean Management technique: Possible uses in project management

29 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The quality of project management processes has a significant bearing on the output(s) and deliverables of any project. Despite the availability of a large variety of quality management tools and techniques in general, the number of such tools / techniques used for project management work remains somewhat limited. Building inventories of quality management tools and

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Leading a project tribe

26 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects are performed by people. There has already been written a lot about project teams and leading them without disciplinary power. In this blogpost I want to utilize the metaphor of a tribe for the team and explain why this makes sense and fits much better in the dynamic world of nowadays projects. Seth Godin

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Project Management and the Five Traits of Leadership

24 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Not too long ago, Jack Welch formulated and posted on LinkedIn five essential traits a real leader needs to demonstrate (LinkedIn, May 15, 2016). In his opinion, main factors that differentiate a leader from the crowd are: positive energy — the capacity to go-go-go with healthy vigour and an upbeat attitude through good times and

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