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Hard vs Soft Governance: Is it ‘Walking on the tight rope’ either way?

28 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

It doesn’t really matter whether the glass is half full or half empty; at least there is some water in it. Perhaps in the same vein, it may not matter if the people have preference for a soft governance or hard governance to management of their project; as long as there is some governance in

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Good governance is critical success factor for implementing an organisation´s strategy

27 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 68 member nations, who collaborate to promote the recognition of project management and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its spring meeting in Lisbon the critical role of good governance for the successful implementation of

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International standard of governance ready for publication

31 October 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

During last week´s meeting in Athens the ISO/TC258 approved ISO 21505 “Project, programme and portfolio management – Guidance on governance” to be ready for publication. This is another important milestone for the transnational harmonization of standards in the field of project, programme and portfolio management.

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Sponsoring a project – a key role for successful delivery

29 August 2016 IN Featured Know how News BY

In this blogpost a key role for the successful delivery of a project shall be discussed. It´s the role of the “project sponsor”. GAPPS, the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards, published in 2015 a Guiding Framework for Project Sponsors. The Framework defines the role as follows: “The sponsor is an individual who may be

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Governance models for Non for Profit Organisation: From theory to Practice

9 May 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

IPMA is in the process of implementing its 2020 strategy. This implies finding and putting in place the right governance model to do so. In this context and bearing in mind the upcoming board elections IPMA, turning to theory may help to meet the practical challenges of that endeavor. Indeed, social constructivist theory argues that

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ISO/TC258 Project, programme and portfolio management met in Toronto

27 August 2015 IN Featured News BY

The Technical Committee (TC) 258 of ISO that is concerned with standards in the field of project, programme and portfolio management held its annual meeting in Toronto. More than 60 delegates from about 20 countries discussed the actual status of their work programme, future activities and further advanced the current projects. After publication of ISO21500

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