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Project Management Consultancy continues to grow in Germany

18 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

A recently published survey of the BDU, the German Association for Consultants [https://www.bdu.de/] revealed a significant and continuing growth of PM Consultancy. Altogether, the Consultancy Firms in Germany performed well in 2016 with a turnover of approximately 29 Billion Euro, a growth of 7.4 % in comparison with 2015, which is by the way in

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From Agile to Lean: Is it worth the journey?

16 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Recently there has been a greater push towards the use of Agile methodologies and principles for project management on a wider scale, beyond its current known practical use. The idea is that agile project management is not just applicable to software projects but its principles can be used, albeit with some alterations, for engineering, construction

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Kick-off as crucial event for project success

14 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

There are many meetings during the project lifecycle, nonetheless a kick-off is the most decisive one. During a kick-off all members of a project team meet for the first time and exchange important information. Firstly, the project manager will introduce him or herself to the team, the project and all information which is relevant and

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The 30th IPMA World Congress – INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE IPMA – AMIN SAIDOUN

11 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Welcome to the forth newsletter for the IPMA World Congress in Astana in September 2017. Through a series of newsletters you will be keept you up to date with everything that is happening leading up to the Congress with news, personalities, events, features and offers. Organizing team of the 30th IPMA World Congress tried to invite

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Handover in projects – some pitfalls and good practices

7 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The Association of Project Management recently published a valuable report aiming at understanding the critical success factors of handing over projects. But do we really hand over projects? We do not hand over a project, but the deliverables, knowhow and the responsibilities for benefits realisation (and risk mitigation) beyond the end of a project´s lifecycle.

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Young capital of the Kazakhstan, Astana, is opening its’ doors for the 30th World IPMA Congress

28 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Large-scale worldwide event in the sphere of project managing – World IPMA Congress (hereinafter Congress) is going to start on September 5th, 2017 at Nazarbayev University. It is expected that more than 700 participants from 70 countries will come to the capital of Kazakhstan: representatives of international companies, leading scientists, professors, practitioners, managers, representatives of

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Organizational Project Management

24 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

In recent years, the focus of project management shifted from managing an individual project to managing a multitude of projects in organizations. Thus, the organization and its leadership became more important for managing projects. Standards like the IPMA Organizational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB) or the ISO 21505 „Projects, Programmes and Portfolios – Guidance on Governance“

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What role does Big Data have in shaping future of Project Management? (Part A)

19 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Big Data revolution is at our door steps and expected to drive ‘Big Changes’ in the way businesses and societies go about their day-to-day chores. From health, education, finance, technology to defense, to name a few, no single sector of economy is spared from Big Data analytics and its implications. These implications, if exploited in

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Life is a Project: Project Management as an Enabling Life Skill

12 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Author: Neil Robinson “Life is one big project. The trick is in managing it” (Maylor, 2010). When we speak of Project Management, we are inevitably envisaging the management of business projects which may occur across a multitude of commercial and social organisations.

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Projects and project management in Bolivia

10 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. The geography of the country exhibits a great variety of

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