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The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management

17 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

New results of a PwC report sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards. The full report reveals fascinating insights regarding the dynamics of economic growth and change. The research

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution … and what it means for project management!

13 February 2017 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has published a new book with an attention-grabbing title: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Schwab explains that we have a chance to shape this revolution. It will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing

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Competition first, collaboration second?

8 February 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Competition first, collaboration second? During his Inauguration Speech Donald Trump he made the following statement: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from

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Scenario analysis and wild cards – dealing with ambiguity in projects

30 January 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Planning and performing projects means always dealing with ambiguity. We need to look forward and predict the future developments, which is quite a difficult tasks as we often do not have a clue about what is coming. Thus, competence in foresight and tools such as scenario techniques and wild cards are supporting us in our

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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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