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Project Management Consultancy continues to grow in Germany

18 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

A recently published survey of the BDU, the German Association for Consultants [https://www.bdu.de/] revealed a significant and continuing growth of PM Consultancy. Altogether, the Consultancy Firms in Germany performed well in 2016 with a turnover of approximately 29 Billion Euro, a growth of 7.4 % in comparison with 2015, which is by the way in

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From Agile to Lean: Is it worth the journey?

16 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Recently there has been a greater push towards the use of Agile methodologies and principles for project management on a wider scale, beyond its current known practical use. The idea is that agile project management is not just applicable to software projects but its principles can be used, albeit with some alterations, for engineering, construction

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Kick-off as crucial event for project success

14 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

There are many meetings during the project lifecycle, nonetheless a kick-off is the most decisive one. During a kick-off all members of a project team meet for the first time and exchange important information. Firstly, the project manager will introduce him or herself to the team, the project and all information which is relevant and

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The 30th IPMA World Congress – INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE IPMA – AMIN SAIDOUN

11 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Welcome to the forth newsletter for the IPMA World Congress in Astana in September 2017. Through a series of newsletters you will be keept you up to date with everything that is happening leading up to the Congress with news, personalities, events, features and offers. Organizing team of the 30th IPMA World Congress tried to invite

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What exactly is competence?

9 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

When interested in the question of what exactly is competence, having a look at the OECD definition of competence is of course a must: they describe competence as “personal attributes or underlining characteristics, which combined with technical or professional skills, enable the delivery of a role / job”. http://www.dictionary.com takes another route and defines competence

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Handover in projects – some pitfalls and good practices

7 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The Association of Project Management recently published a valuable report aiming at understanding the critical success factors of handing over projects. But do we really hand over projects? We do not hand over a project, but the deliverables, knowhow and the responsibilities for benefits realisation (and risk mitigation) beyond the end of a project´s lifecycle.

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The 30th IPMA World Congress: Interview with the President of the IPMA – Reinhard Wagner

4 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The 30th IPMA World Congress will be held in September in Astana, Kazakhstan. World Congress conducts interviews with many of our key speakers who will be presenting at our upcoming events. We had an exclusive interview with the President of the IPMA Mr. Reinhard Wagner. As organizing team of the 30th IPMA World Congress we

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3MUs (Muda, Mura, Muri): A lean Management tool with potentially ‘Big benefits’ for Project Management

31 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects are often challenged by constraints of all sorts, predominantly time and costs. The novelties in transition from one project to the next due to newness of: governance structures, client requirements, expected outcomes, eco-systems; and plethora of other factors could turn a project from a dream to a disaster. The people element and soft science

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Young capital of the Kazakhstan, Astana, is opening its’ doors for the 30th World IPMA Congress

28 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Large-scale worldwide event in the sphere of project managing – World IPMA Congress (hereinafter Congress) is going to start on September 5th, 2017 at Nazarbayev University. It is expected that more than 700 participants from 70 countries will come to the capital of Kazakhstan: representatives of international companies, leading scientists, professors, practitioners, managers, representatives of

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Organizational Project Management

24 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

In recent years, the focus of project management shifted from managing an individual project to managing a multitude of projects in organizations. Thus, the organization and its leadership became more important for managing projects. Standards like the IPMA Organizational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB) or the ISO 21505 „Projects, Programmes and Portfolios – Guidance on Governance“

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