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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Jakob Fugger

24 April 2017 IN Know how 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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The element of trust in project management

12 April 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Trust is a complex concept that has different meanings depending on the situation and relationships observed.  Trust is an essential element of healthy and cooperative ties between employees, business and profession. Different characteristics of industries indicate meaning of trust. In information system projects trust is built within core business more than it is the case

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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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Managing collaboration in projects

7 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

In many sectors projects are performed together with partners, project management needs to be based on collaboration. Most project management standards, models or approaches focus on projects being performed within an organisation, not emphasizing the cross-company collaboration that is needed in projects such as developing a car. Source of the picture: ProSTEP iViP    

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Agile Project Management demystified

5 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Since a few years the community is thrilled by what is called „Agile Project Management“. The approach is being aggressively advocated as a MUST HAVE in modern times, all other approaches are “old fashioned”, “traditional” and thus obsolete. But what is really different and when does it make sense to adopt agile methods? Answering those

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2nd IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting in Poreč (CROATIA)

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

2nd IPMA megaprojects SIG will be held in September 28-29th 2017 in Poreč, Istria, Croatia. In parallel, the 13h OTMC conference on construction organization, technology and management will take place. The 1st IPMA megaproject SIG meeting was held in September 2015 in Primošten (Croatia). The 2015 IP-MA Megaprojects SIG brought together individuals and groups working

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Projects and project management in Portugal

31 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Portugal  is a country on the Iberian Peninsula in Southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. To the west and south it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and to the east and north by Spain. During the 15th and the 16th centuries, Portugal established the first global empire, becoming one of

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Martin Luther

29 March 2017 IN 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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Good governance is critical success factor for implementing an organisation´s strategy

27 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 68 member nations, who collaborate to promote the recognition of project management and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its spring meeting in Lisbon the critical role of good governance for the successful implementation of

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Can Project Management Transform Our World?

24 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Each target has a set of indicators to follow up on achievement. The UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) number

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