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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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Strategic importance of Managing Services in a non-for-profit organisation: addressing IPMA-Operations!

13 March 2019 / 9:00 In many non-for-profit organizations (NPOs) which are essentially driven by volunteers, it is important to help the organization flourish with a sustainable approach. This is both valid for an umbrella organisation as for all its members which are usually separate legal entities (NPOs, Charities) governed through a federal and decentralized...

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Change Management Office (CMO) – Enabling change readiness in organisations

8 March 2019 / 9:00 There is a lot of research on Project Management Offices (PMOs). A PMO enables an organisation, or parts of it, in managing projects and programmes by creating standards, training and coaching people in applying those standards, planning and controlling the portfolio of activities in a respective part or all of...

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The interrelations between process and project management

25 February 2019 / 9:00 Project orientation has experienced a similar upswing in recent years as process orientation. Both concepts are so popular because they promise better fulfilment of customer wishes while simultaneously improving effectiveness and efficiency. Projects and processes complement each other. On the one hand, projects can be described by a multitude of...

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: James Watt

22 February 2019 / 9:00 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...

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Talking about risks….will it help?

20 February 2019 / 9:00 Does one also like to talk about risks in your organisation? Or even how those risks should bemanaged. Mmmm… already a little afraid of such. And…if one talks about risks, how muchenthusiasm does it bring? Isn’t it quite often more of a “must do”, rather then a like to do?...

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Self-organisation – a new paradigm for project-oriented work (1)

18 February 2019 / 9:13 This is the first of a series of blogposts on self-organisation in the context of projects. The topic was discussed in depth last weekend in a think tank on “rethinking projects”, which will prepare the topic fundamentally and then discuss it in greater detail at the IPMA research conference in...

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