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Projects and project management in Poland

2 December 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Republic of Poland, or in Polish language: Polska, is a country in Europe located between the Baltic Sea in the north and the Sudetes as well as the Carpathian Mountains in the south. Already back in 966 a Polish state was founded and in 1025 transformed into the Kingdom of Poland. More than 500

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Are you a happy Principal?

11 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

There you are you are, as CEO, COO, director of projects or program manager. In your role as Principal you experience no problems and don’t lose any sleep over your project(s). All the projects you are responsible for run flawlessly. Never ever delayed, never over budget and always within scope. You receive project progress reports,

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IPMA Project Excellence Model – the core element to make a project business successful

9 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Nanjing Urban Construction Project Management & Development Co.Ltd. (NUCPMD) Assessment of the Nanjing Public Health Center Project NUCPMD applied in 2015 for the IPMA Project Excellence Award and I want to share my and my team´s impressions about the company´s very successful approach to use the IPMA Project Excelence Model as core element to lead

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Werner von Siemens

1 September 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

With this article we continue a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from. You are all encouraged to write about great projectors out of your context so we may learn from them and improve our way of performing projects. “Projector” is a term introduced by Daniel Defoe in “An Essay upon Projects” (1697). It

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The SWOT-Analysis – panacea or hazard?

15 August 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Everyone knows it and uses it in projects, the SWOT-Analysis. The letters SWOT are an abbreviation for “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats”. It is often used for analyzing the current situation and deriving actions being performed through a project or programme. A SWOT-Analysis can be performed before starting into a project, during the project as

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Projects and project management in Indonesia

10 August 2016 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

The Republic of Indonesia is a country in South-East Asia, situated between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. It is the world´s largest island country, constituted of more than 13.000 island, bigger and smaller ones. With more than 250 Million inhabitants it is one of the most populous countries of the world, most of the people

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Working time sovereignty in projects

29 June 2016 IN Featured Know how News BY

The increasing number of projects in our society (“Projectification”) is rapidly changing the working conditions for us and all people engaged. Projects are non-routine work, which has a massive impact on all aspects of work. Firstly, the way of working changes. A separate organisation will be established, flexible work arrangements by using project management methodology

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The end of a species called „homo economicus“ – or did it ever exist?

27 June 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

In economics we learn a lot about a species called “homo economicus”. Those beings are seen as consistently rational and narrowly self-interested agents who usually pursue their subjectively-defined ends optimally. Many theories and concepts in economics (and project management) are based on this concept, yet the species seem to be extinct in real life. Despite

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Virtual Project Management Offices – a real option for large organisations

20 June 2016 IN Featured Know how BY

Project Management Offices (PMOs) are recognized and established in many organisations. A survey of GPM, the German Project Management Association revealed that 80 % of the organisations involved in the study run a PMO, independent of the size of the organisation. A PMO was defined as “permanently integrated into the project business of the organisation

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Projects and project management in Serbia

23 May 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

Last week I visited Serbia. It was my first visit and I realized how limited my knowledge about this country and the region is. The city of Belgrade impressed me a lot, a major hub at the confluence of Sava and Danube river. This is figurative for Serbia, because the country is a confluence of

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