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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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Key project management competences for the public sector in Germany

1 July 2016 IN Featured Know how News BY

Last week, IPMA attended for the first time an event called ‘Congress for the future’ organised in Berlin with the support of GPM (Gesellschaft für Projekt Management) under the patronage of the German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen and the Minister of Interior Thomas de Maizière. Both Ministers were present to deliver their

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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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Project management needs (in) Africa

6 June 2016 IN Featured News BY

Africa is a continent that is increasingly engaging in project management.Yet, a recent concept note for the Pan-African Project Management Conference that will be organised in Yaoundé in November 2016 underlines, the technological gap of Africa in project management is not only existing but it can be assessed using four activity indicators: 1.The participation of African

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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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Increase competence mobility and how to share it with people’s country of origin: the case of Algeria

15 February 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

While Algerian Project Management Association is applying for IPMA membership, the French think tank Cread (Centre de recherche en études appliquées pour le développement) in collaboration with the ILO (International Labour Organisation) in Geneva has recently published a book with the title “From brain drain to competence mobility’. The book gives an interesting analysis on

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Projects and project management in Morocco

25 January 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

The Executive Board of IPMA started into 2016 with a meeting at Casablanca, dedicated to an exchange of experiences with board members of the Moroccan Project Management Association (MPMA). The association was formed last year  and is moving forward to start activities in 2016 and beyond. The Kingdom of Morocco is a country of the

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Sharing and Learning through Megaprojects: Building bridges on knowledge and competence

17 December 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The project world that we live in is becoming megaproject world. Megaprojects are big investment projects whose purpose is to make the “mega” for client and contractors, from one side, but also for the community itself from the other side. In the megaproject world megaprojects experts explore their performance, why they fail often and what

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