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Helping – how to offer, give and receive help

7 December 2015 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

We are project management professionals, dedicating a lot of our precious time to the advancement of our profession, on regional, national or global level. However, I often think that we are not yet contributing enough to society and those, who are in need. Who is in need? Besides all the professionals working in a business

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Getting The Right People On The Bus: The ​ICB4 Dream Team

5 October 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

This is the story of how one small team created a big work product. And about how getting the right people on the bus is often more important than knowing your direction from the beginning.

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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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Projects and project management in Germany

5 August 2015 IN Featured Opinions BY

After writing about many other countries, I chose my own country to be the next one to highlight. It is Germany, or better the Federal Republic of Germany. It was named after Julius Caesar naming the area east of the Rhine river “Germania”.

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25 years ago in Vienna – the World Congress of IPMA enters into a new stage

27 July 2015 IN Best Practices Featured BY

The exchange of experiences in IPMA (formerly INTERNET) has a long tradition. The roots can be found in the 1960s, where the first two gatherings of INTERNET (INTERnational NETwork) happened in Vienna (1967)

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IPMA will launch a Megaprojects Special Interest Group in September

8 July 2015 IN Featured News BY

Megaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects that typically cost more than 1 billion USD. Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity, both in technical and organisational terms. Globally, 20% of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) is invested in capital projects/megaprojects. Their purpose is to make the “mega” change important not only for the

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IPMA activity in Ethiopia and Kenya

11 June 2015 IN Featured News Opinions BY

There is a lot of work to be done in both countries and it is no question in my mind that professional project management is an absolutely crucial element in the inevitable build up of infrastructure in both countries, to make sure that limited resources are used as efficiently as possible and projects are planned

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Projects and Project Management in Finland

8 June 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

After returning from a visit to Finland I´d like to continue our series of reports from IPMA Member Countries. Finland is a sparsely populated country in the north of Europe. Most of the 5.5 Million inhabitants live in the south of the country, whilst Lapland in the north only accounts for 3.5% of the population,

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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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Projects and Project Management in Malaysia

21 May 2015 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Last week the IPMA ExBo conducted a board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The visit was already planned last year and based on an invitation of our new member, the MAPM Malaysian Association of Project Management. This report summarizes the most important events in the context of our visit and gives an

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