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Sustainability and Project Management – Perspectives, Challenges and Threats (Part 1)

20 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

I was born in the Black Forest, a rural area in the South-West of Germany, well known for its beautiful forest and the world-famous Black Forest Cake. Some of my ancestors cut the trees and shipped them on the Danube river down to the Black Sea, where they were used for ship building. But still

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What exactly is competence?

9 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

When interested in the question of what exactly is competence, having a look at the OECD definition of competence is of course a must: they describe competence as “personal attributes or underlining characteristics, which combined with technical or professional skills, enable the delivery of a role / job”. http://www.dictionary.com takes another route and defines competence

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Trends and perspectives for international project management – report from event in Germany

26 July 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

During its meeting in July, ExBo offered to pm-forum-augsburg to perform a “meet & greet”. Therefore, an event with a title: Trends and perspectives for international project management was organized on 21st July, at the Universität Augsburg. This event was opened by Prof. Helmut Klausing,  President of the GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V.

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Shape your own life through experiencing projects

7 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Literature is full of good advice “how to” manage projects. Projects are treated as subjects distinct to the person managing or participating in it. I would counterargue, we cannot really separate projects from our own life.

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Project benefits vs project value

5 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson During my PhD research I faced with one of the tricky questions of the project management profession. Since my topic is related to infrastructure megaprojects I started to question the essence of the megaprojects existence. When I just entered

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Impressions from the EURAM 2017 conference – project management in a general management context

28 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

The annual EURAM conference was held in Glasgow June 21-23 and a number of interesting presentations on project management were given. Best paper awards were sponsored jointly by IPMA and PMI. European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001 with the aim of advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe.

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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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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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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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The Seven C’s for augmenting the Knowledge Bandwidth of project teams

9 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

The success of project teams is dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to, having: an effective, competent and scalable leadership; a balanced mix of available experience, expertise and skills; communication effectiveness; Knowledge Bandwidth; capacity to process, share, accumulate and extend knowledge; and a sense of commitment and motivation to achieve project

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