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30 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The IPMA, aware of its contribution to the development of a global society, appeals to its member associations to locally set up their own network of IPMA C4D coaches, as well to find projects that would benefit from support, answering to the challenges presented by third sector’s organizations. IPMA Coaching for Development (IPMA C4D) is

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The Lean Project Manager, or how to improve productivity

26 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

The concept of “Lean Management” was originally developed in the Automotive Industry, reducing waste in manufacturing processes. However, in recent years it became also popular in areas of non-repetitive processes, such as product development or administration. Laurent Kummer proposes in his new book “The Lean Project Manager” a complete guide to transform project managers through

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Projects and project management in Argentina

22 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Argentina is a federal republic forming the key part of Southern America. It is bordered to the west by Chile, by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. The flag is a horizontal triband of light

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Advice for Young Project Managers – Improve Time Management and Project Planning Skills

21 June 2017 IN News Opinions BY

After intense two days of making the International Final of the Project Management Championship 2017 a reality, assessing all the teams, calculating the results and announcing the winners (by the way – it is Team Serbia this year), I finally had the time to have a quick talk with Piotr Bogobowicz, the Member of the Board of OMEC.

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The 30th IPMA World Congress – Newsletter I

16 June 2017 IN Featured News BY

Welcome to the first newsletter for the IPMA World Congress in Astana in September 2017. Through a series of newsletters we will keep you up to date with everything that is happening leading up to the Congress with news, personalities, events, features and offers. But first of all we would like to start with a very important invitation.

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Impressions from the IRNOP 2017 conference – Developing new knowledge in project management

15 June 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

By Yvonne Schoper and Helgi Ingason One of the most relevant international research conferences in project management is the bi-annual IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects). This year IRNOP took place at Boston University from June 11 – 14. IPMA was one the conference sponsors and also sponsored the best paper award. IRNOP

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IPMA Agile Leadership

6 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

By digital disruption we face the greatest revolution in corporate organization since 1800. It is unknown what will happen, no one will be prepared. Digital disruption is the disruptive effect of new technologies on the market. It provides newcomers to compete with established organizations. A famous example of digital disruption is Uber, which changes the

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Performing virtual project meetings

24 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Many project teams are nowadays spread across the globe and therefore cannot not (regularly) meet physically. Most of their meetings are performed virtually, usually by means of a web conference or a collaboration tool. The participants can see each other, establish a dialogue and chat via the online tool, they can work on documents, perform

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Vasco da Gama

22 May 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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The interrelations between projects, programmes and change

17 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

This week the ISO/TC258/WG4 finishes its work on a new standard, the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. The core team of about twenty international experts and many more in national mirror committees explored the topic of programme management over more than three years. One of the key points of the discussion was to clearly

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