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Trends and perspectives for international project management – report from event in Germany

26 July 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

During its meeting in July, ExBo offered to pm-forum-augsburg to perform a “meet & greet”. Therefore, an event with a title: Trends and perspectives for international project management was organized on 21st July, at the Universität Augsburg. This event was opened by Prof. Helmut Klausing,  President of the GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V.

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Organizational Project Management

24 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

In recent years, the focus of project management shifted from managing an individual project to managing a multitude of projects in organizations. Thus, the organization and its leadership became more important for managing projects. Standards like the IPMA Organizational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB) or the ISO 21505 „Projects, Programmes and Portfolios – Guidance on Governance“

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What role does Big Data have in shaping future of Project Management? (Part A)

19 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Big Data revolution is at our door steps and expected to drive ‘Big Changes’ in the way businesses and societies go about their day-to-day chores. From health, education, finance, technology to defense, to name a few, no single sector of economy is spared from Big Data analytics and its implications. These implications, if exploited in

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How to finance projects in an OPEC country when the price of oil barrel is divided by two?

17 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Beginning of July 2017 a workshop with Algerian Project Management Association Board took place in in Algiers in order to review the implementation progress of the roadmap that APMA presented to become an IPMA member.  The young North African member association joined IPMA in 2016, a year where the Algerian economy (Algeria is member of

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Projects – advancing the business and serving to the society

14 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Interpreting the ISO 21500 approach on organizational strategy and projects [1], a new definition of project can be set, where project can be defined like “tool for shifting the opportunities to the benefits”. Indeed, a project is nothing but reaction to the problem, needs, opportunities or ideas.

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Life is a Project: Project Management as an Enabling Life Skill

12 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Author: Neil Robinson “Life is one big project. The trick is in managing it” (Maylor, 2010). When we speak of Project Management, we are inevitably envisaging the management of business projects which may occur across a multitude of commercial and social organisations.

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The 30th IPMA World Congress – Newsletter II

11 July 2017 IN Featured News BY

Welcome to the second newsletter for the IPMA World Congress in Astana in September 2017. Through a series of newsletters we will keep you up to date with everything that is happening leading up to the Congress with news, personalities, events, features and offers.

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Projects and project management in Bolivia

10 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. The geography of the country exhibits a great variety of

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Shape your own life through experiencing projects

7 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Literature is full of good advice “how to” manage projects. Projects are treated as subjects distinct to the person managing or participating in it. I would counterargue, we cannot really separate projects from our own life.

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Project benefits vs project value

5 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson During my PhD research I faced with one of the tricky questions of the project management profession. Since my topic is related to infrastructure megaprojects I started to question the essence of the megaprojects existence. When I just entered

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