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Global Young Crew Workshop 2016 – Sustainable and Creative Projects for Our Future

26 September 2016 IN Featured Opinions BY

Flying home from the biggest IPMA Young Crew event – Global Young Crew Workshop 2016 (GYCW) – not only had a long transfer time in Brussels airport but also the possibility to reflect the ideas and knowledge gained in the event. I have participated in this event for the second time. And surely I can admit, it

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Managing Virtual Teams – the GeCCo Experience

13 September 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

With the announcement of the Global eCollaboration Competition (GeCCo) 2016, I would like to share some of my thought about the growing phenomena across the project management field. That phenomenon is undeniably working in the virtual teams and essentially managing the projects. Projects without ever meeting your fellow team members, yet ensuring that the project

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One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence – impacts on PM!?

8 September 2016 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

I thought it might be interesting to draw your attention to a study launched in 2014. This study, called the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a series of periodic studies initiated by Eric Horvitz with focus on how AI will affect automation, national security, psychology, ethics, law, privacy, democracy and other

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Asking clients for feedback

5 September 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

In external projects we intend to deliver according to specification within time and budget. However, clients expect more from us. They want us to establish a good relationship based on mutual trust, open communication, opportunities for co-creation developing new products or technology, sustainable solutions, business opportunities as well as other benefits. This is typically not

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Daedalus and Icarus

18 August 2016 IN Featured 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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The unleashed globe – living in uncertain times

27 July 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

Recently, Munich suffered from a rampage of a single male who killed nine people before committing suicide. The whole city was under alert and people were scared recalling the pictures of recent terrorist attacks in Nice, Paris, Brussels and many other places outside of Europe. The coup in Turkey and the clean-up of the government

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Ferdinand Zeppelin

11 July 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

With this article we´d like to start 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”

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The end of a species called „homo economicus“ – or did it ever exist?

27 June 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

In economics we learn a lot about a species called “homo economicus”. Those beings are seen as consistently rational and narrowly self-interested agents who usually pursue their subjectively-defined ends optimally. Many theories and concepts in economics (and project management) are based on this concept, yet the species seem to be extinct in real life. Despite

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Resilience – a new perspective for individuals, projects and organisations

15 June 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

A word gains increasingly attention in social sciences: resilience. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: “The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”. It was first used in the material sciences, where resilience is defined as ability of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically, and release that energy upon unloading.  In

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Lean Project Management – old wine in new bottles or a real gain?

13 June 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

Like all other management disciplines, project management is subject to new concepts and developments – and not free of fashionable words. “Lean” project management is such a concept that is marketed as new concept for project managers and organisations as a “must have” for success. Lean should not be mixed with “meager” or “slim”, it

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