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Optimal experience of a project manager

23 November 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

Working with people implies communication, trade of information’s, doing assignments in a team of different people ect. It can be said that mutual working implies competences for better understanding – bottom to up and on the contrary. People must work together to achieve personal and organizational goals. IPMA competences for people are based on number of

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Megaprojects that we admire

21 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

Today we are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some, like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and the new construction of Masjid Al Haram in Saudi Arabia each exceeding $100 billion. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not

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Beyond the legacy of megaprojects

18 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

On 11th November 2016 an Oxford Major Programme Management Conference, was held at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The theme of the 2016 conference was: ‘Legacy of Major Programmes: Making Good on our Promises’. Some of the speaker on the conference were Brendan Bechtel (Chief Executive Officer of Bechtel), Professor Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Chair

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Are you a happy Principal?

11 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

There you are you are, as CEO, COO, director of projects or program manager. In your role as Principal you experience no problems and don’t lose any sleep over your project(s). All the projects you are responsible for run flawlessly. Never ever delayed, never over budget and always within scope. You receive project progress reports,

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Megaprojects in Australia

7 November 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

Infrastructure has a central role in the development of an emerging economy or sustenance of a mature economy. Australia’s robust economy, growing trade and changing demographics are some of the factors driving demand for better and modern infrastructure. There is a persistent need in the country to invest in new infrastructure as well on maintenance

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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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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Nikola Tesla

26 October 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions 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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Project performance review

13 October 2016 IN Featured Opinions BY

In a recent publication Alexia Nalewaik and Anthony Mills highlight the importance of performance audits for project success. Firstly, they explain the different terms being used in that context, such as review, evaluation, audit or assessment. The term “review” refers more to a regular (internal) review of the project performance by the project team or

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Starting a Young Crew in Algeria with IPMA TAP-Training Aid Programme

7 October 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

An important part for the development of older and younger member associations is mentoring. As indicated in the IPMA programme structure 2020 derived from the IPMA 2020 strategy, mentoring can be addressed for example to the board of the member association or to the Young Crew (in creation) of that same association. In this context

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Project management in the field of arts and crafts

3 October 2016 IN Featured Opinions BY

Most of the articles and books regarding project management focus on its application in the field of industry or public administration. Only a few article and books focus on the application of project management in the field of arts and crafts. However, the artists often call their activities “projects”, the creation of artefacts as well

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