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Hoshin Kanri – Executing the organisation´s strategy through “doing the right” projects

2 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

One of the most difficult tasks of an organisation´s leadership is to execute the vision, mission and strategy. It´s pretty easy to describe the ambitions, but difficult to execute and more difficult to sustain the strategic intent. The IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB®) describes in Chapter 3.3 what needs to be done in order

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Programmes are not just big projects

29 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Nowadays, in many organisations, the term programme is used to mark the top of the project hierarchy: small project, normal project, big project, programme. It is often used to promote good senior project managers, after a while in business, they become a programme manager. But this approach is like: a small apple, a normal apple,

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Sustainability and Project Management – Perspectives, Challenges and Threats (Part 2)

25 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The most important aspect of reaching sustainable solution through projects is to widen our perspective. It´s not enough to focus purely on the project lifecycle. We need to have a much broader view. Let´s elaborate a bit on three important stages for projects in order to see how sustainability can fit in. The “ex post“

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Project management in Kenya and IPMA

22 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

written by Amin Saidoun 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

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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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