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Project management is of strategic value

13 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

written by: Mimoun El Ouarti It is time for us to consider project management as a strategic competence and of a strategic value for organizations. The determining factor in this is the ever increasing rate of change in the world and in the area of ​​organizations. These changes are becoming more and more felt as

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Council of Delegates Communique from Astana (Kazakhstan)

11 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 68 member nations, who collaborate to promote the recognition of project management and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the profession. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its meeting in Astana/Kazakhstan the importance of sustainability for projects, project managers and the project management

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Projects and project management in Kazakhstan

7 September 2017 IN Featured Know how BY

The Republic of Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world. The terrain of Kazakhstan covers an area of about 2.8 million square kilometres including deserts, flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and a large part of the Caspian Sea. It´s bordered by the countries of

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Exploring the future of project-related work

4 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Inspired by reading “Homo Deus” of Yuval Noah Harari and preparing my speech for the IPMA Global Young Crew Event at Astana I sketched a few thoughts on how the project-related work might develop… Many of the assumptions of “Homo Deus” are quite radical and it´s hard to image that this will happen. Or do

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IPMA celebrates 30th World Congress in Astana

1 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Next week IPMA celebrates its 30th World Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan. The IPMA World Congress has a long tradition and  respected recognition as a leading conference from the field of projects, programs, portfolios and their management with the gathering of the world’s leading practitioners and managers, representatives of global companies as well as academic staff,

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Status Quo Agile – Usage of Agile Methods

30 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The BPM Laboratory (Professor Ayelt Komus) at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Scrum.org, GPM and IPMA performed the third study on “Success and forms of usage of agile methods”. The new edition of ”Status  Quo Agile” examined how the usage of agile methods have changed. Special focus was placed on the

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Hard vs Soft Governance: Is it ‘Walking on the tight rope’ either way?

28 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

It doesn’t really matter whether the glass is half full or half empty; at least there is some water in it. Perhaps in the same vein, it may not matter if the people have preference for a soft governance or hard governance to management of their project; as long as there is some governance in

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Don’t miss the unique opportunity to participate in exciting business game “Sea Wolf – Competent PM”!

22 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

During the 30-th IPMA World Congress in Astana, all participants are invited to experience a brand new business game “Sea Wolf – Competent PM”. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are – this game will give you the ability to gain new knowledge not just from a book but from your international team mates, cooperation

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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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