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Project-based learning for a changing world of work – Part 3

24 May 2018 IN Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

Project-based education and training approaches  The terms “education” and “training” are interrelated but represent two different concepts. “Education” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as follows: “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at school or university.” [Oxford 2018a] Therefore, it refers to learning in classrooms for acquiring knowledge. Education helps for developing

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Do we need a new leadership approach for projects?

12 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

Last week I joined a discussion on LinkedIn, triggered by Dr. Marcus Raitner, Agile Transformation Agent at BMW, who pulled together a “Human Leadership Manifesto”. The discussion was based on the assumption that in an agile world, traditional leadership approaches do not suffice anymore. Project teams need to organise their work more on their own,

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Dancing with your project – anticipating next steps based on weak signals

4 January 2018 IN Uncategorized BY

The time close to New Year´s Eve is the season for the fortune-telling business. How is our economic and political situation developing, or how are personal circumstances changing to the better (or the worse). Some of this fortune-telling is just charlatanism, others are extrapolating the past developments and ignore the disruptions that are part of

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Value proposition design for projects

29 May 2017 IN Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

One of my favorite books, “Value Proposition Design”  written by Osterwald, Pigneur, Bernada and Smith shows how to design and test value propositions in an iterative search for what customers really, really want. The basis for the right value proposition is a Canvas (see illustration based on Strategyzer), which shows on the one hand side

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Tunisia 2020: An opportunity for Project Management

5 December 2016 IN Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

Tunisia is starting the road to inclusive and sustainable development. After four years of consultations, supported by the international community, the country’s political transition is now underway. The first free elections were held at the end of 2014, leading to the establishment of new national democratic institutions. Since Spring 2015 the Government of Tunisia has

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The complementarity of competence-based and process-based standards

17 September 2015 IN Uncategorized BY

The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline Version 4, or just ICB4, was designed to become the global competence-based standard for individual competences in project, programme, and portfolio management (3PM) environments. Maybe the biggest advantage yet is hidden and lies in its complementarity with the world’s renewed process-based PM standards. However, what is the difference between competence-

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Cycle Up Your Career With the ICB4

14 September 2015 IN Featured Uncategorized BY

At IPMA, we see project management deeply rooted in the real world around us. From Mars rovers and nano engineering, to the development of faster trains, safer digital encryption protocols and insightful health care analytics. Projects are at the forefront of most new development. And project, programme, and portfolio managers carry the weight of these

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