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Resilience of Algerian Project Management Association (APMA), a special tribute to Djamel Soufi, Executive Director of APMA who passed away on 12 February 2018 in Algiers

13 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

On 12 February 2018, the Executive Director of Algerian Project Management Association passed away in Algiers. Many of you remember him when he presented together with the President of APMA Samira Babaaissa the application of APMA at the Council of Delegates meeting in March 2016 in Riga to join IPMA. Some remember him from the

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Celebrating Differences makes the Difference

12 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Project management has been characterized as a “macho profession” in the 1990s (Cartwright, 1995). In the 20th century a successful project manager was a tough, hard-working guy who impressed his team and the stakeholders by his mental and physical power. Following literally the quote “actions speak louder than words” a project manager would have also

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The Project Maker – A forgotten masterpiece

9 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Carl Spitzweg (February 5, 1808 – September 23, 1885) was a German romanticist painter, especially of genre subjects. He was self-taught as an artist, starting out by copying the works of Flemish masters. He contributed his first work to satiric magazines. One of his masterpieces is “Der Projektenmacher (Ballonfahrt/Luftige Station)” (“The Project Maker (Balloon Flight/Airy

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The World Projects – an utopian story, or real life?

7 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Kurd Lasswitz (1848-1910) was an interesting man. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Breslau and the University of Berlin, and earned his doctorate in 1873. He spent most of his career as a teacher at the Gymnasium Ernestinum in Gotha (1876–1908), and was later called “the father of German science fiction”. His

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How to engage top managers in projects and project management?

5 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

During the last couple of months I had the opportunity of talking to several top managers of multi-billion Euro companies. They certainly have a very different perspective and need to be approached in special way. However, it´s crucial for the success of projects and project management at large that we do so more often. Surveys

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Beneficiaries of projects – multifaceted perspectives

2 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

According to the IPMA ICB 4.0 a project is a unique, temporary, multidisciplinary and organised endeavour to realise agreed deliverables within pre-defined requirements and constraints. ISO 21500 highlights the benefits realization through projects. Projects are described as a means to accomplish strategic goals. The strategic direction of an organisation enables the identification and development of

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Join IPMA´s Smart Cities Symposium in Berlin

26 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

The number of people is steadily growing. By 2050 the world population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people of which approximately 80% will be living in cities. This is a huge task for all governments and leaders worldwide. Already nowadays 60% of the energy consumed and 70% of waste and greenhouse gas emissions

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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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