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EU Commission released new PM Methodology (PM2) Guide

23 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM²) of the European Commission has recently released a Guide on Project Management Methodology. The purpose of the guide is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology

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Recognition for Project Management in the Public Sector of Ireland

18 January 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

December 19th, 2016 marked the launch of the Project Managers’ Network and the Project Management Handbook for the Irish Civil Service at Dublin Castle.   The context of today’s economic and social background mean that developing Project Management capacity is a necessity across the Civil Service, rightly identified by the Civil Service Renewal Plan. Some

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It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!

16 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget. In fact, that´s only partly right, as we should measure success of a project rather based on the long-term impact than its deliverables. What is the impact and how does it relate to

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Project management for the good of society

22 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The mainstream of project management focuses on projects that deliver value to a business. The application of project management for social projects, humanitarian and development aid as well as community services is rather underrepresented and needs more attention. We are always questioning ourselves in projects what is the purpose, the value and benefits created through

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Recovery projects – Better with a bloody nose…?!

19 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

By awarding the IPMA Project Excellence Award to the Medupi power plant project in South Africa, IPMA’s PEA jury has recognized and awarded a brilliant recovery project. It is an example how an initially poorly performing project can be turned around to excellence. When a project team can get blood out of stone with excellent

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Projects and project management in Poland

2 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Republic of Poland, or in Polish language: Polska, is a country in Europe located between the Baltic Sea in the north and the Sudetes as well as the Carpathian Mountains in the south. Already back in 966 a Polish state was founded and in 1025 transformed into the Kingdom of Poland. More than 500

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Why I pursued IPMA Certification

30 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Project management has become a global profession with project management established as the pre-eminent method for implementing change in the world with project, programme and portfolio managers are leading the way. The professionals of tomorrow will work in distributed environments with overlapping and often conflicting stakeholder interests. The burden has never been higher for these

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Advocating the benefit of project management: the example of Morocco

28 November 2016 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Advocacy is an activity by which an individual or a group aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief. Depending

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IPMA Project Excellence Model – the core element to make a project business successful

9 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Nanjing Urban Construction Project Management & Development Co.Ltd. (NUCPMD) Assessment of the Nanjing Public Health Center Project NUCPMD applied in 2015 for the IPMA Project Excellence Award and I want to share my and my team´s impressions about the company´s very successful approach to use the IPMA Project Excelence Model as core element to lead

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Global Young Crew Workshop (GYCW) PORTO 2016

2 November 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

Porto. Project Management. Time to discover. IPMA Young Crew. This was the perfect mix that motivated around 100 people to meet and reunite in Portugal, last September, for the annual IPMA Young Crew Workshop, the GYCW Porto 2016. “Time to discover” was the navigation map, which guided both participants and speakers to find out, to

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