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From the 5th IPMA Research Conference about Project Success

8 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Already for the 5th time IPMA hosted together with the new member association of IPMA Korea the Research Conference in Incheon in Korea from Nov 2-4 2017. The theme of this conference was dedicated to “projects, management and success: do we need a new understanding?” The unambiguous answer of the outcome of the two days

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One-Point Lessons: A knowledge transfer driven Lean project management technique

6 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

Projects are knowledge-intensive entities and the knowledge bandwidth of teams affects their ability to solve problems and deal with emerging challenges during project delivery. Such dynamics require ongoing learning and augmentation of knowledge bandwidth. However, time-bound project environments are not ideally suited to introducing and managing long term learning and training programs to improve that

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4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking (Part 3)

3 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Written by Ryan Downing Part 3 – Providing a Very Detailed Schedule As this series continues, we will explore another area of managing projects that many deem to be an essential element.  However, my purpose for writing this is to make project managers aware that they do not always have to manage their projects in

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Sustainability and Project Management – Perspectives, Challenges and Threats (Part 7)

30 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Project managers typically use standards and tailor them to the needs of their projects. Are there standards available for managing sustainability in projects? Most standards are addressing this aspect. For example, the ISO-series for governing and managing projects, programmes and portfolios (ISO 21500, ISO 21503, ISO 21504 and ISO 21505) address the aspect of sustainability

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4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking (Part 2)

27 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

Written by Ryan Downing Part 2 – Setting a Go Live Date. You can read previous articles in this series here. In this series, my goal is to bring to light several common project management practices that I feel are forced on projects because they are assumed to be best practice.  However, there are plenty

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Portfolio Management. A simple case of chicken and eggs- Five steps to succesful portfolio management

23 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured BY

What came first; the chicken or the egg? Was it Adam and Eve that gave birth to all of mankind, or was it a case, as Charles Darwin would have us believe, of natural evolution?

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4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking (Part 1)

20 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Written by Ryan Downing Part 1 – The Weekly Status Meeting I have spent over a decade managing projects and studying different philosophies on what the best practices for this are.  During this time, I have managed many successful projects, several unsuccessful ones and obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications.

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Project Eco-system: Designing future developments through Big Data analytics (Part B)

18 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The fast pace of technological and business dynamics require organizations to develop what can be called TALK capabilities (T= Technology readiness, A=Awareness, L=Leadership competence, K =Knowledge). Data analytics and associated technologies are expected to play a key role in helping organizations doing exactly that, Talk. In a project-savvy business world, achieving project management efficiencies through

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Sustainability and Project Management – Perspectives, Challenges and Threats (Part 5)

16 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Many roles are engaged in reaching sustainability through projects. Foremost, the governance bodies of an organisation need to set the directions. ISO 21505:2017  defines a governing body as “person, group or entity accountable for the governance of an organization, organizations or a part of an organization.” This may be a project steering committee, a body

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Envisioning the Future – Trends, Developments and Strategies

13 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The future of Project Management will not be defined by the standards that have shaped the last 15-20 years, nor by the current status quo, but rather by the unfolding characteristics of the 21st century. The characteristics that are shaping the world in which we live, but also driving the business and project management landscape, are the following:

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