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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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Project management for the good of society

22 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The mainstream of project management focuses on projects that deliver value to a business. The application of project management for social projects, humanitarian and development aid as well as community services is rather underrepresented and needs more attention. We are always questioning ourselves in projects what is the purpose, the value and benefits created through

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Projects and project management in China

12 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The People´s Republic of China has a population of over 1.4 billion and this is the world’s most populous country. Located in Asia, it is covering nearly 10 million square kilometers, and is surrounded by many countries, including but not limited to Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal and North-Korea. China´s history reaches far back. One of its first

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Tunisia 2020: An opportunity for Project Management

5 December 2016 IN Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

Tunisia is starting the road to inclusive and sustainable development. After four years of consultations, supported by the international community, the country’s political transition is now underway. The first free elections were held at the end of 2014, leading to the establishment of new national democratic institutions. Since Spring 2015 the Government of Tunisia has

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The German Reunification – seen through the eyes of project management

14 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Last week I had the great opportunity to present in Korea my views on the German Reunification. Korea is divided since the end of the Korean War, a Reunification does not seem to be likely today, however the people still aspire it and are highly interested to learn from the German case. Through my presentation

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Projects and project management in Australia

4 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured BY

The country portrayed in this blogpost is often called “Downunder”, as it is – from a European or a Northern perspective – a very southern land. This is also the meaning of its name, Australia, in Latin language “Terra Australis”,  the Southern Land. It is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the

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Projects and project management in Brazil

18 October 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The Federative Republic of Brazil is the fifth-largest country by area and population of the world. It is located in South-America, connected to nearly all other countries of the continent, has a coastline of about 7.500 kilometers and its Amazon River basin is covering a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of

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Formally recognise the profession of project management, and dedicate certified project management resources to deliver their commitments – A call from Sydney

17 October 2016 IN Featured News BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 66 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 met at a time of significant change and uncertainty in the global business and political landscape. The meeting

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Projects and project management in Japan

29 September 2016 IN Featured News BY

Japan is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, located in East Asia. Sometimes it is also called the “land of the rising sun”. The population is spread all over the country, however more than 30 million people live in the Tokyo Metropolis area,  which is one of the largest cities in the world.

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One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence – impacts on PM!?

8 September 2016 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

I thought it might be interesting to draw your attention to a study launched in 2014. This study, called the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a series of periodic studies initiated by Eric Horvitz with focus on how AI will affect automation, national security, psychology, ethics, law, privacy, democracy and other

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