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Competences – an update for the digital era

5 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Digitalization is a trend which influences our life in all regards. Waking up in the morning, we´ll get a full update on what has happened during the night and what we can expect during the following hours. An App provides all information for today, the shortest route to our office considering relevant traffic jams and

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It has been a real honour to represent the profession during the last five years

22 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

In a few days my term as President of IPMA will come to an end and Dr Jesus Martinez-Almela will take over the office. It has been an incredible period of my life, with many exciting but also challenging experiences. As Vice-President for Standards, Research and Awards I had the opportunity during the years 2013

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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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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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International PM-Community will meet in Panama for the 29th IPMA World Congress

29 July 2015 IN Featured News BY

End of September the international Project Management Community will meet in Panama for the 29th IPMA World Congress

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IPMA and Green Project Management Establish formal Cooperation Agreement

25 May 2015 IN Featured News BY

Monday May 25th Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Detroit, USA Sustainability is an increasingly important aspect of project management. This is why the IPMA (International Project Management Association) and GPM Global (Green Project Management) have signed an Alliance Agreement. Through the agreement both parties agree and affirm to strengthen the profession of project management in general, support

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PRINCE2® and ICB3® – Similarities and differences

13 May 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

We often get questions like, how PM standards such as PMBOK, PRINCE2, ICB3 differentiate, why we need them all or why not start a harmonisation. There are similarities between the standards, but there are also differences. Comparing those three seems to be comparing apples and pears. This is why Axelos and IPMA developed a White

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