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Project management in Kenya and IPMA

22 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

written by Jesus Martínez Almela Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya’s territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake

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The Future is here: A terminology for new-age Project Management

15 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

As societies move to cyberspace, there seems little choice but to adapt to emerging trends in new-age technologies and social living. Project management plays a critical role in making these developments happen. So it is important that, as a profession, project management remains relevant, fresh and contemporary by adopting a two-pronged (at least) strategy: 1.

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Council of Delegates Communique from Astana (Kazakhstan)

11 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News 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 profession. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its meeting in Astana/Kazakhstan the importance of sustainability for projects, project managers and the project management

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Status Quo Agile – Usage of Agile Methods

30 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The BPM Laboratory (Professor Ayelt Komus) at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Scrum.org, GPM and IPMA performed the third study on “Success and forms of usage of agile methods”. The new edition of ”Status  Quo Agile” examined how the usage of agile methods have changed. Special focus was placed on the

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Decommissioning of nuclear power plants triggers project business

25 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The USA are currently decommissioning 18 nuclear power plants. In Europe the decommissioning of nuclear power plants will rise sharply as ageing plants, restrictive energy policies and pretty low energy prices shift the industry towards more shutdowns. Germany´s Government decided some years ago to shut down all nuclear power plants by 2022. France also aims

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Don’t miss the unique opportunity to participate in exciting business game “Sea Wolf – Competent PM”!

22 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

During the 30-th IPMA World Congress in Astana, all participants are invited to experience a brand new business game “Sea Wolf – Competent PM”. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are – this game will give you the ability to gain new knowledge not just from a book but from your international team mates, cooperation

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Do we need PR for projects?

21 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Yes, we increasingly need professional PR in the sphere of projects! This is at least the answer of Manfred Noé, author of one of the few (German language) books on Marketing / PR in projects labelled  „Projekt-PR“ . Especially for those projects dealing with external stakeholders and the public at large. Public Relations (PR) might

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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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