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Seeing the world through the eyes of a CEO – Results of PwC´s 20th CEO Survey

27 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

PwC asked business leaders for the last two decades about the trends reshaping economy and society. The new report summarizes the long-term findings as follows: Over this period CEOs have witnessed tremendous upheavals as a result of globalisation and technological change. Since the first survey in 1997, trade flows have quadrupled and global internet traffic

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First Diversity in Project Management Conference in the Netherlands

24 February 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Several research results in the last years showed that diversity has a significant impact on the success of project teams. In 2005 the HR researcher Egan analysed the meaning of diversity in the most successful Fortune 500 teams. His study showed that heterogeneous teams develop more and more frequently creative ideas than homogeneous teams. The

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Project management and societal challenges in Morocco: the first national conference of Moroccan Project management Association in Casablanca took place on 16 February 2017

20 February 2017 IN Featured News Opinions BY

In 2015, Moroccan Project Management Association (MPMA) was formed by some pioneers with the continuous support of IPMA. Since that time, MPMA developed its membership and strengthened its internal organisation. On 16 February 2017, MPMA organised its first national conference in Casablanca at the Sofitel Hotel with over 120 participants from many areas and sectors

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GPM´s action program aims at strengthening project management in administration

1 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Berlin Airport, and Stuttgart 21 – only a few examples of failed projects in Germany clearly indicating that the public sector needs to strengthen project management. And it is not just about infrastructure projects in Germany. Other challenges such as migration, digitalization, the massive change in energy sector as well as security issues

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The Chief Project Officer (CPO) – a new role for project-oriented organisations

26 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The number of projects and thus their importance for the success of organisations is constantly increasing. As a result, we see more and more project managers performing their jobs on a full-time basis (not parallel to other roles), the project managers are getting more authorities to balance the matrix, and Project Management Offices (PMOs) are

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EU Commission released new PM Methodology (PM2) Guide

23 January 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM²) of the European Commission has recently released a Guide on Project Management Methodology. The purpose of the guide is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology

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Recognition for Project Management in the Public Sector of Ireland

18 January 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

December 19th, 2016 marked the launch of the Project Managers’ Network and the Project Management Handbook for the Irish Civil Service at Dublin Castle.   The context of today’s economic and social background mean that developing Project Management capacity is a necessity across the Civil Service, rightly identified by the Civil Service Renewal Plan. Some

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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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Are we going to do things better in 2017?

9 January 2017 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

“Well Mr. Buijnsters. Again full of good intentions for the new year?” This way the dental assistant welcomes me to the bi-annual dental check. And of course we all start the New Year with good intentions and promises. And despite all the issues in the world around us, we’re really going to do things better

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Starting your journey into 2017 – thinking it from the end

2 January 2017 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

The year 2016 has ended and 2017 has just begun. After a few days of rest, relaxation and reflection we are going to start our journey. Typically, we commence the new year by looking backwards, reflecting what happened in the past and try to establish a “wish list” for 2017, e.g. losing weight, spending more

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