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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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Getting The Right People On The Bus: The ​ICB4 Dream Team

5 October 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

This is the story of how one small team created a big work product. And about how getting the right people on the bus is often more important than knowing your direction from the beginning.

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IPMA will launch a Megaprojects Special Interest Group in September

8 July 2015 IN Featured News BY

Megaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects that typically cost more than 1 billion USD. Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity, both in technical and organisational terms. Globally, 20% of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) is invested in capital projects/megaprojects. Their purpose is to make the “mega” change important not only for the

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The Next Generation of Competence: ICB4

30 May 2015 IN Featured Know how BY

What Defines A Competent Project Manager? IPMA’s new flagship standard, the ICB4, is due to be launched in September at the World Congress in Panama. The new standard, named the Individual Competence Baseline, version 4, brings together an expanded set of competence elements that will support a wide range of audiences and uses. IPMA’s goal with the

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IPMA’s third project management conference in Algiers!

26 May 2015 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

Project managers from all over Algeria met for the third time during a conference initiated by IPMA (Training Aid programme) in Algiers and organised by INSIM and Advantages Event Maghreb to promote project management as a way to translate visions and strategies into Reality. The third conference in Algeria took place on 23rd of May

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PRINCE2® and ICB3® – Similarities and differences

13 May 2015 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

We often get questions like, how PM standards such as PMBOK, PRINCE2, ICB3 differentiate, why we need them all or why not start a harmonisation. There are similarities between the standards, but there are also differences. Comparing those three seems to be comparing apples and pears. This is why Axelos and IPMA developed a White

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IPMA present in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

4 May 2015 IN Featured News Opinions BY

IPMA participated in the 4th Saudi Project Management conference that took place from 28 to 29th September in the Kingdom’s capital Riyadh, under the patronage of the Custodian of the two holy Mosques King Salman and organised by the Saudi Council of Engineers. 300 attendees (200 initially expected) participated in the conference which had one

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Project Management Trends 2025

20 March 2015 IN Featured Opinions BY

The discipline of project management is developing very fast. Some developments are obvious, others are rather hidden.

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