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The importance of Project Management

8 June 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

In this five minute video, Paul Hodgkins shares his views on the project management profession; the differences he sees between project, programme and portfolio management and the importance of positioning project management as a ‘life-skill’.  

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Forming project teams – the right mix is key to success

30 May 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

It is well known, that teamwork is essential for projects. Many research papers, books and standards (like the IPMA ICB) highlight this fact. Bruce Tuckman´s stages of team development – forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning – are well known in the community and explained in nearly all project management trainings. However, little attention has

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Projects and project management in Serbia

23 May 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

Last week I visited Serbia. It was my first visit and I realized how limited my knowledge about this country and the region is. The city of Belgrade impressed me a lot, a major hub at the confluence of Sava and Danube river. This is figurative for Serbia, because the country is a confluence of

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How can fundraising encourage IPMA growth?

20 May 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

A fundraiser is an event or campaign whose primary purpose is to raise money for a cause, charity or non-profit organization. Fundraising is the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Fundraising typically refers to efforts to gather money for non-profit

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One size does not fit them all

4 May 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

Organisations often apply international standards such as the ISO 21500 “Guidance on project management” on all projects irrespective of their size, complexity or situation-specific characteristics. This is dangerous and may cause more threats than opportunities. Standards are generic. Typically they cover a wide range of project types, sectors and situations. They are not intended to

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The 4th edition of GeCCo breaks all records

2 May 2016 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Global eCollaboration Competition (GeCCo 2015) organized by the IPMA Young Crew has gathered 96 young project managers and broke the record of the previous years. On November 7th and 8th, 16 virtual teams from 18 countries took place in competitions’ 4th edition. Every year the organizing team does its best to provide unique content and

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Influence without Positional Authority

25 April 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

Interview with Raji Sivaraman Que: What are your viewpoints on ‘Influence without Positional Authority’ Let me start by explaining my definition of what ‘Influence without positional authority’ is. Influence without positional authority is the influence radiated by credible persons without exhibiting or insisting on the authority of their position. Their credibility is recognized and trust

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APMA joins IPMA on March 2016 in Riga

18 April 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

 The Algerian Project Management Association « APMA » has finally joined the IPMA confederation to become a transitional association member since the 20th of March 2016 during the Council delegates meeting at Riga. It is a significant step for APMA which aims in the near future to become one of the most recognized national referent institution in

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Projects and project management in Colombia

13 April 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

The Republic of Colombia is located in the North-West of Southern America. Neighbours are Panama in the West, Venezuela and Brazil in the East and Peru and Ecuador in the South. Colombia has a rich history. Firstly inhabited by indigenous people, the Spanish arrived in 1499 and started the colonialization from the coast into the

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Interview No.1: Leadership

4 April 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

Interview by Reinhard Wagner & Sandra Misic (IPMA) Questions for Paul Hodgkins Q1.How do you succeed in being a good leader? I’m not sure there is a ‘best way’ to succeed in being a good leader; rather it’s all about finding the ‘best way’ that works for you and that must always begin with being yourself. 

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