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Mindfulness in projects – fashion, fiction or mastery?

15 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Passion for projects! The motto of my company, myself and maybe many other project managers describes an attitude of fully engaging with the project. All senses are focusing on what is going on, what kind of challenges need to be tackled and how to reach the desired results effectively and efficiently. However, it´s a thin

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From systematic-beings to Organic-beings: A futuristic Vision of Project Management

11 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

It is an often-repeated truism that we live in a fast-changing world. The field of Project Management is no exception. It has become pervasive; its use has transcended usual project boundaries to become the tool for day-to-day management activities as well. The onset of technological advancements in areas such as Big Data, Social Media, and

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Project-related work – multimodal, flexible, virtual and volatile

8 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Traditional labour arrangements are founded on contracts with people who earn their living through a permanent contract with one employer. It´s an agreed upon exchange of time and efforts by the employee vs. salary paid by the employer. However, nowadays projectized world pushes new labour arrangements. Projects are temporary, labour is only needed between the

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Dancing with your project – anticipating next steps based on weak signals

4 January 2018 IN Uncategorized BY

The time close to New Year´s Eve is the season for the fortune-telling business. How is our economic and political situation developing, or how are personal circumstances changing to the better (or the worse). Some of this fortune-telling is just charlatanism, others are extrapolating the past developments and ignore the disruptions that are part of

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What is Important and New in 2018. Message from the new IPMA President

2 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Year 2018 is already here and facing the new mandate as IPMA President picking up the torch from my predecessors, especially that of Reinhard Wagner,  I would like to provide you with some important and meaningful information having an impact on what we will do in the forthcoming months and new three  years mandate.

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No-drama Project Management: Is it possible?

20 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In hindsight, life is like an ensemble of a series of episodes of a drama with some episodes full of comedy and other full of climax. Oxford dictionary defines drama as “an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance.” Project management is no stranger to dramas. The often-reported ups and downs, twists and turns, excitements

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Diversity in negotiation

18 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Negotiation is the process between two or more parties that aims to balance different interests, needs and expectations in order to reach a common agreement and commitment while maintaining a positive working relationship (IPMA ICB4, 2015). Diversity in negotiation occurs in types of negotiation, skills and tactics – where culture is main factor that makes

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Global migration´s impact and opportunities for project management

13 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

People are on the move! That´s one key conclusion of a report published by McKinsey Global Institute about global migration´s impacts and opportunities. Approximately 250 million people live outside their country of birth. The impact (at least in some regions) is a significant labour force growth (40-80% in top destinations between 2000 and 2014), migrants

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Guide for Effective Benefits Management

4 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The British Infrastructure and Projects Authority recently published a unique Guide for Effective Benefits Management , because benefits management goes to the heart of delivering projects successfully. The guide has been written to help project teams develop their benefits management capability and ensure benefits activities mature at the same pace as other areas of project

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Co-create and Offer: A new business model with opportunities for project management

23 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

From Brick and Mortar to Click and Order, the transition in business thinking and opportunity capitalization has been swift and impressive. If that was not enough, the onset of social media revolution is making organizations rethink their business strategies and embrace new ways of interacting with their customers and capitalizing on the opportunities these interactions

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