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Managing the unforeseeable

23 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects per definition are unique. However, we try to extensively plan something which we never – at least partly – experienced before. Against overwhelming odds, we are very often optimistic that the plan “is true” and we spend a lot of energy to align reality with plan. In Project Management we have professionally established disciplines

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Progressing career through projects? Results of a survey …

21 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Research has paid little attention to the careers and career models of project managers [Bredin/Söderlund 2013]. Some authors highlight the difficult situation project managers are exposed to, for example an article in the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM) titled “Great expectations and hard times: The paradoxical experience of the engineer as project manager” [Hodgson/Paton/Cicmil

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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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United Nations University fellows (UNU-GEST) train for D level certification

16 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

One of the great benefits of working with IPMA is to get the opportunity to collaborate with people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and different challenges, share experiences and learn something new about yourself. In the last weeks I have had the opportunity to take this to a new level through

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Do we need a new leadership approach for projects?

12 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

Last week I joined a discussion on LinkedIn, triggered by Dr. Marcus Raitner, Agile Transformation Agent at BMW, who pulled together a “Human Leadership Manifesto”. The discussion was based on the assumption that in an agile world, traditional leadership approaches do not suffice anymore. Project teams need to organise their work more on their own,

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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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A butterfly with a huge impact

2 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Project management is surely a young academic field. Many of the original shapers of the field are among us and some of them are still quite active. It was truly an honour for me to be invited to participate in a seminar in Vienna late January to celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor Rodney Turner

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Your Project Needs You!

31 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

With his first book titled “Kafka, Pulp Fiction, Beer and Projects” he already made me smile and in my blogpost and I summarized it “neither boring theory, nor methodology is in the focus, rather the perspective of living for and working in projects.” And now: “Your Project Needs You”, written by John Chapman. It was

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5S (or 6S) Lean Management technique: Possible uses in project management

29 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The quality of project management processes has a significant bearing on the output(s) and deliverables of any project. Despite the availability of a large variety of quality management tools and techniques in general, the number of such tools / techniques used for project management work remains somewhat limited. Building inventories of quality management tools and

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Leading a project tribe

26 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects are performed by people. There has already been written a lot about project teams and leading them without disciplinary power. In this blogpost I want to utilize the metaphor of a tribe for the team and explain why this makes sense and fits much better in the dynamic world of nowadays projects. Seth Godin

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