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Celebrating Differences makes the Difference

12 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Project management has been characterized as a “macho profession” in the 1990s (Cartwright, 1995). In the 20th century a successful project manager was a tough, hard-working guy who impressed his team and the stakeholders by his mental and physical power. Following literally the quote “actions speak louder than words” a project manager would have also

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Celebrating differences makes the difference – 2nd Diversity in Project Management conference in Croatia

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

Since the mid 1960’s, IPMA is one of the leading worldwide congress organizer on project, programme and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of companies, leading scientists, educators, professors, and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGO’s and the media. Now for the 2nd time IPMA organizes in cooperation with

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Diversity in team members – part 1

6 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Team diversity refers to the differences between individual members of a team that can exist on various dimensions like age, nationality, religious background, functional background or task skills, sexual orientation, and political preferences, among others.[1] Different types of diversity include demographic, personality and functional diversity (see Team composition), and can have positive as well as

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Envisioning the Future – Trends, Developments and Strategies

13 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The future of Project Management will not be defined by the standards that have shaped the last 15-20 years, nor by the current status quo, but rather by the unfolding characteristics of the 21st century. The characteristics that are shaping the world in which we live, but also driving the business and project management landscape, are the following:

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1. IPMA Conference on Diversity in Project Management Conference

26 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

As a common initiative both from IPMA together with its member associations in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland the first Diversity in Project Management Conference took place from April 10 to 11 2017 in s-´Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The conference was a great success for all participants. The diversity of the themes around

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New Diversity in Project Management Award by IPMA

10 March 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

On the occasion of the first Diversity in Project Management conference taking place on April 10-11 in s´Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, IPMA introduces a new award to the international project management community: the Diversity in Project Management Award. This award is dedicated to honour those project managers or organisations that have proven to successfully manage

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Kafka, Pulp Fiction, Beer and Projects

11 January 2017 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

My first thought holding John Chapman´s book in my hand was: “what a weird title for a book on projects and project management”. However, it´s an extraordinary book and definitely worth reading it …. It differs from other project management books in perspective and depth. Neither boring theory, nor methodology is in the focus, rather

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