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Projects and project management in Bulgaria

18 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Bulgaria is a country in South Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The region where nowadays Bulgaria is situated looks back to a rich heritage and history, being traced back to the

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Three Common Mistakes In Managing Virtual Teams

16 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Author: Peter Ivanov (http://www.peter-ivanov.com/) Virtual Teams are everywhere now – from home office workers to workers in offices in multiple locations and teams embedded in large global corporations. According to Forrester Consulting 81% of Teams are distributed across multiple locations. Often when a Projects team is dispersed they suffer delays and sometimes complete failure. International

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Call for Paper for ProMAC2018 in Thailand started

13 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

ProMAC has been organized since 2002 by SPM, the Society of Project Management in Japan (Member of IPMA). This conference will follow its rich history of bringing together thought leaders from academia and industry to discuss the theory and practice of project, program, portfolio, organization and systems management, including the latest global trends and developments.

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HR-Report 2018 with focus on agile organisations

11 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

This year´s HR-Report of Hays and the Institute of Employment and Employability of the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen focuses on agile organisations (The HR-Report 2018 in German language is available via: https://www.hays.de/personaldienstleistung-aktuell/studie?friendlyUrl=hr-report-2018-schwerpunkt-agile-organisation-auf-dem-pruefstand). Agile organizations are characterized by a high and fast adaptability to changing conditions and market situations. Flexibility in terms of adapting

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What are the project management challenges in the different business sectors?

9 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

What are the main challenges facing different business sectors in Iceland in managing projects, as faced by representatives from different industries? This question was discussed at the annual spring conference organized jointly by the Icelandic Project Management Association and the MPM program (Master of Project Management) at Reykjavik University in 2017. Representatives of eight business

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“Projectification and its impact on societies”

5 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Modern project management was developed in the 1970s. The methods were taken over to more and more industries. Today project management is found in all parts of industry, in public administration, in education and in sports. The global trend of “projectification” that comprises all areas of professional and private life is ubiquitous. First studies in

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Working Out Loud – an idea that became a movement

3 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The idea of “Working out Loud” (#wol) was first described by Bryce Williams in 2010. He published “When will we work out loud? Soon!” in his blog “TheBrycesWrite” describing the idea behind the concept. As it might be difficult to grasp, I just copied in the key parts of his blogpost: “So we’ve got “Working

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ISO 31000 Risk Management Second Edition published

29 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The International Standard Family ISO 31000 describes principles and generic guidelines on risk management. Furthermore, it provides a universally recognised paradigm for practitioners and companies employing risk management processes to replace the myriad of existing standards, methodologies and paradigms that differed between industries, subject matters and regions [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_31000]. The first editions of the documents ISO

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Council of Delegates Communique from Berlin (Germany)

26 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 70 member nations, who collaborate to promote competence in project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its spring meeting as well as during its first Smart Cities

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The story behind the IPMA Research Conferences

20 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Research conferences tend to be a succession of presentations of academics, with critical feedback at the end to find the weaknesses in the methodology, argumentation or conclusion. They are important for the growth both of the individual researchers, for the further development of the subject and for the whole profession.  However an important stakeholder group

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