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Projects and project management in Argentina

22 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Argentina is a federal republic forming the key part of Southern America. It is bordered to the west by Chile, by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. The flag is a horizontal triband of light

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Ikigai, or the reason for getting up in the morning

19 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

A Japanese concept named “Ikigai” (生き甲斐)means “a reason for being”, or in French the “raison d’être”. Everyone has an Ikigai, it´s our intrinsic driver. You need to search for it and identify it in order to discover your individual source of value in your life or the things that make your life worthwhile. Finding the

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Impressions from the IRNOP 2017 conference – Developing new knowledge in project management

15 June 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

By Yvonne Schoper and Helgi Ingason One of the most relevant international research conferences in project management is the bi-annual IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects). This year IRNOP took place at Boston University from June 11 – 14. IPMA was one the conference sponsors and also sponsored the best paper award. IRNOP

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The Seven C’s for augmenting the Knowledge Bandwidth of project teams

9 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

The success of project teams is dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to, having: an effective, competent and scalable leadership; a balanced mix of available experience, expertise and skills; communication effectiveness; Knowledge Bandwidth; capacity to process, share, accumulate and extend knowledge; and a sense of commitment and motivation to achieve project

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IPMA Agile Leadership

6 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

By digital disruption we face the greatest revolution in corporate organization since 1800. It is unknown what will happen, no one will be prepared. Digital disruption is the disruptive effect of new technologies on the market. It provides newcomers to compete with established organizations. A famous example of digital disruption is Uber, which changes the

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Projects and project management in the Philippines

1 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The Republic of the Philippines is a country composed of about 7,600 islands in the Southeast of Asia. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Vasco da Gama

22 May 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

With this article we continue a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from. You are all encouraged to write about great projectors out of your context so we may learn from them and improve our way of performing projects. “Projector” is a term introduced by Daniel Defoe in “An Essay upon Projects” (1697). It

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Are you a candidate for the IPMA Research Awards?

15 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Research is one of the basic building blocks of every profession. IPMA promotes and acknowledges outstanding research world-wide and thereby encourages academics and practitioners to develop the profession through rigourus research. The annual IPMA Research Awards is an important part of this strategy and the goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within

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The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

11 May 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

Megaprojects are very large investment projects. The team “Mega” often implies the size of the task involved in developing, planning, and managing projects of this magnitude. Bent Flyvbjerg, a professor at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford says that globally, megaprojects make up 8 percent of total GDP. They attract a lot

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Japan meets Europe – Contribute to ProMAC 2017 in Munich

8 May 2017 IN Featured News BY

ProMAC has been organized since 2002 by the Society of Project Management (SPM), Japan. ProMAC 2017 will be conducted for the first time ever outside of the Asian-Pacific Region. The conference is a joint undertaking of SPM, GPM (GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement, Germany), and IPMA (International Project Management Association) and will happen between November

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