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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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Findings of the 13th State of Agile Report

15 May 2019 / 9:00 All sectors of our society experience an increasing pressure to change. As modern information, communication and collaboration tools are gaining ground, the pace of work has accelerated tremendously and the shift from traditional ways of performing work to agile approaches is a challenge for all organisations. Not only the software...

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Steen Lichtenberg – another great projector passed away

13 May 2019 / 11:08 It is very sad to inform that Dr. Steen Lichtenberg, former president and honorary member of the IPMA (formerly INTERNET), left us on March 19. Steen Lichtenberg (born 1930) obtained his MSc in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and in 1974 his PhD with a thesis on new...

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Release 3 of the Handbook for Agile Practices published

8 May 2019 / 10:00 Two years ago the Special Interest Group “Management 4.0” of the German Project Management Association (GPM) published the first release of “Management 4.0 – Handbook for Agile Practices”. Recently, the third release has been made available too… It covers three parts. Part I highlights the foundations of Agile, the second...

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Agility Starts with the Assumptions about Human Nature written by Marcus Raitner

6 May 2019 / 10:15 Agility hinges on the prevailing assumptions about human nature in the organization. Wherever people are generally distrusted and where the belief prevails that people must be motivated to perform, agility will not thrive, but only fear, cargo cult and label fraud. The problem is not people, but demotivating and dehumanizing...

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Projects and project management in Georgia

26 April 2019 / 9:00 Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest...

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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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Projects without People: What projects AI humanoids can deliver on their own?

15 April 2019 / 9:00 Thinking machines are no longer just the fancy characters shown in sci-fi Hollywood movies. The fast-paced technological developments aimed at creating artificial intelligence (AI) devices that could mimic the way humans think and behave are driving birth of a man-machine combo world. In the man-machine combo world, AI humanoids (AI...

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Online award: waste of time or key to success?

12 April 2019 / 9:00 Global individual award for young professional project managers is a great way to build a personal reputation and get new knowledge. Participation in a successful international award gives you the opportunity to keep developing yourself in many different directions.In order to apply to this award, you need to decide which...

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Algeria and Algerian Project Management Association: a wind of change

10 April 2019 / 9:00 The largest country in Africa succeeded (through peaceful and exemplary demonstrations for several weeks) to achieve a historical change in the country. Since its’ confiscated independence (as many historians name it) in 1962, the Algerian people are at crossroads to define a new roadmap of Algeria’s future.Unlike many demonstrations, that...

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