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Stuttgart 21 – a mega project in the heart of Swabia

17 May 2019 / 9:00 Swabia is a cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany. As understood in the modern ethnography roughly coincides with the Swabian Circle of the Holy Roman Empire as it stood during the Early Modern period, now divided between the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart is the capital of...

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Projects and project management in Uzbekistan

24 April 2019 / 9:00 Uzbekistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Kyrgyzstan to the northeast, Tajikistan to the southeast, Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the southwest. The area nowadays called Uzbekistan has a diverse cultural heritage due to its storied history and strategic location.The first settlers...

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Clickworkers – people working remotely on projects

8 April 2019 / 9:00 The availability of powerful information and communication technologies is changing work arrangements. Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) platforms enable collaboration in order to realize products, projects & services. People may work from home, from a co-working space in another town or from the beach. They do not necessarily need to...

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Entering the era of “projacting”

29 March 2019 / 9:00 Yes, it´s a new word and may sound “strange” at the very first moment. However, I want to offer an alternative to “project management”, as “management” is outdated, old-fashioned and pretty distant to the object of the project. But let´s start the discussion… The term “project” isn´t new. The Oxford...

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Cognitive readiness for complex projects and programmes

27 March 2019 / 9:00 Cognition is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.” It may encompass intellectual functions and processes such as attention, the formation of knowledge, memory and working memory, judgment and evaluation, reasoning and “computation”, problem...

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It takes a good strategy and strong implementation to build a Smart City

25 March 2019 / 9:00 The Austrian capital Vienna again tops the Smart City Index, Roland Berger’s analysis of 153 cities around the world. Second in the ranking is another European city, London. On average, however, it’s mainly Asian metropolises that demonstrate the most compelling Smart City strategies. Remarkably, 90 percent of the analysed cities...

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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) for the Lean Enterprise

22 March 2019 / 9:00 A few weeks ago I participated in a training “Leading SAFe” because some of our customers already use agile project management for  their development activities. Now they need to scale up and prepare their organisation for large-scale system developments. SAFe is mainly talking the language of software development, nevertheless, as...

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What we can learn from ancient cultures about sustainable project organizing

20 March 2019 / 9:00 Last week I was fortunate to visit Anchor Wat, the remainders of the old Khmer Empire. About thousand years ago, it stretched from the tip of the Indochinese Peninsula northward to modern Yunnan province, China, and from Vietnam westward to Myanmar. The region of Anchor Wat and Anchor Thom was...

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The interrelations between product and project management

18 March 2019 / 9:00 This series continues with the interrelations between product and project management. Products are created through projects. It may start with a sketch or design of the product, continue with a prototype of the product to the delivery of a ready to go product. Whilst products of a project could be...

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P’elfies (project selfies): Can they be useful for project management?

15 March 2019 / 9:00 Selfie-storm has gripped the world in recent times. From nobles to nomads, from officials to ordinary folks; everyone seems to be lovin’ the idea to capture and share the life moments on-the-go. Even the robotic rovers have caught-up with the trend, regularly sharing ‘mars moments‘ and ‘moon moments‘ of their...

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