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More project professionals in the United Kingdom than ever before are seeking membership of a professional body, enhancing their professional status and demonstrating their commitment to the profession. The professional body of choice is the Association for Project Management according to the findings of the Arras People 2013 Project Management Benchmark Report. (Editor’s Note: The report requires your name and email address, but we found it to be worth it). (more…)
The Early Bird Registration Rates expire 31 May, 2013. And, the special discounted rates for the hotels cannot be guaranteed beyond 31 May. And this year, we have even more participants, from IPMA, and from ICEC, the International Cost Engineering Council. Register Now! (more…)
Monday, March 11, is International Construction Management Day. Since 2010, IPMA has helped construction managers, project and program managers to celebrate the second Monday in March as International Construction Management Day. This day is for the Construction Management industry to stop, reflect, and to re-energize for the future.
This year, Construction Management Association of Korea (CMAK, South Korea) is cooperating with its government in celebrating the day for the entire month; they will host a major event, to be attended by IPMA officials, in South Korea 25-26 March 2013. (more…)
IPMA invites you to participate in the 2013 Study of Product Team Performance, a follow-on to last year’s popular survey, that looked at the interaction of key roles, including Project Managers, Product Managers, Business Analysts, and others. This groundbreaking survey is presented by Actuation Consulting and Enterprise Agility and co-sponsored by IPMA. (more…)
It started with a message from IPMA Certification Chair Werner Schmehr: “Dear colleagues, Please have a look in the App store: Sehen Sie sich diese App im App Store an: Project Roadmap App (German) or Project Roadmap App (English).” Either link gives a choice of language, after successful installation.
Essentially, Project Roadmap is a free multi-platform tablet-based app that serves as a mobile reference to project management methods. For more information, from the website, in the app author’s words: (more…)
Your Abstracts are due 15 April, 2013. Don’t just attend the IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 30 September-3 October, BE A SPEAKER! The global community of competent and performing project managers is very much looking forward to this event, and now you have the opportunity to propose a paper. And this year, you have exposure not only to IPMA, but also to participants from ICEC, the International Cost Engineering Council. (more…)
IPMA Research Management Board and affiliate member Prof (Dr) Rajat K. Baisya (India), working with the Board, has produced a commemorative 2013 issue of the Research Newsletter. Celebrating eight years of achievements, and tracking the contributions of each of the board members through the period, Rajat also congratulates the new 2013-14 IPMA Research Management Chair and Board.
Among the highlights of this massive 47 page issue of the newsletter are:
Rajat’s tracing of the history of the Research Management Board, from a group of interested volunteers, to a vital and unique set of offerings to the practice of project and programme management.
Tracing the many achievements of long-serving Board Chair Brane Semolic.
The establishment of IPMA Festival of Knowledge, joining practitioners, researchers, educators and executives in a unique new knowledge-sharing in participating Member Associations.
A welcome and announcement of the new members of RMB.
A major work by Brane, “Project Management Vision–Moving Forward to 2025.”
Another major work by Rajat, “Project Management Challenges in 2025.”
A retrospective by Brane, “8 Years of the IPMA Research Management Board.”
And last but not least, a celebration of the IPMA Research Award Winners from 2017-2012, a program based on the tireless dedication and efforts of Martina Huemann, Austria. While Martina celebrates the winners, we all salute Martina’s unique achievement in bringing this crown jewel of Researcher recognition to IPMA!
Introduced at the 26th IPMA World Congress in Crete, Greece, our We Are IPMA brochure has been over a year in development. Its production paralleled the development of IPMA’s new website, improving consistency in IPMA branding, while highlighting the strengths of the IPMA Family. Among those strengths is our recognition of the fact that projects aren’t successful, people are! And our Member Associations uniquely recognize the impact of interpersonal skills in projects–as much of 90% of success. (more…)
At the end of the Global Young Crew Workshop in Crete, during the IPMA Young Crew gala dinner, Subas Subedi, from Nepal (see pman.org.np), was announced as the winner of the Young Project Manager Award – 2012. Later he gained even Project Prize for IPMA Project Excellence Award. (more…)
1st October, 2012. International Project Management Association (IPMA) Council of Delegates (CoD) convened in Baku, Azerbaijan, and added Colombia, Estonia and Nigeria to the IPMA Family. The official meeting of IPMA CoD, the highest decision-making body of the first global project management association, took place on September 29th … 30th 2012. The meeting was hosted by the Azerbaijan Project Management Association (AzPMA), the IPMA Member Association of Azerbaijan.
A highlight of the meeting was the approval of Asociación Colombiana de Gestión de Proyectos (ACGePro) of Colombia, Eesti Projektijuhtide Liit / Estonian Project Managers Association (EPMA) and Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN) as transitional members of IPMA. Of course, another highlight was the hospitality, culture, entertainment, and great food, provided by our hosts, Azerbaijan Project Management Association (AzPMA). See the full Press Release here.(more…)
International Project Management Association (IPMA) Council of Delegates (CoD) convened in Baku, Azerbaijan, and elected IPMA President, IPMA Executive Board (ExBo), and Chairman of IPMA CoD for 2013 … 2014. The official meeting of IPMA CoD, the highest decision-making body of the first global project management association, took place on September 29th … 30th 2012 with delegates from thirty IPMA Member Associations in attendance and further five being represented through a proxy system. The meeting was hosted by the Azerbaijan Project Management Association (AzPMA), the local IPMA Member Association.
IPMA is pleased to release the final programme for the IPMA World Congress. With a series of great keynote speakers, Special Sessions, academic and professional streams, and the unparalleled IPMA Family evening events, this is the must-attend event of your year! If you have not yet registered, register now! The Congress site is at http://ipma2012.gr/ and registration is a link on that page.
At the IPMA World Congress in Greece 2012 the IPMA Research Awards were presented. Since 2007 IPMA organizes these awards to encourage excellent project management research. The IPMA Research Awards are managed by Research Management Board, with the assistance of IPMA Awards. We distinguish several categories of prizes.
The IPMA Young Researcher Award honours young researchers, for research which led to a PhD. In this category the jury in addition to a winner of the category, recognizes further excellent research contributions with the prize IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution by a Young Researcher.
The IPMA Research Award honours established project management researchers for a particular research project accomplished.
Finally, the IPMA Research Achievement Award -which is per nomination only–honours an exceptional project management researcher for his or her achievements in research and contributions to the project management practice. (more…)
IPMA continues to Move Forward, even during the usually-slow Summer months. Celebrating this move forward is improving our Global visibility by further increasing our frequency and volume of postings on the IPMA website. We also rely on other very popular PM media, such as the PM World Journal. IPMA has a beneficial working relationship with PM World Journal; since 2005 Editor David Pells’ initiatives have been part of our outreach to the part of the Global PM community that does not frequent our website.
The links in this news item are from the September issue of PM World Journal, a very healthy follow-up to our multiple August postings. (more…)
LACC Director Jesus Martinez-Almela echos the praise as IPMA President Roberto Mori and IPMA VP Dr. Mladen Radujkovic made Keynote speeches for this worldwide forum. Undoubtedly, this event and its parallel activities represent a significant milestone for IPMA’s recent history in Panama. As well, it celebrates IPMA’s successes throughout Latin America, based on the efforts of our Latin American and Caribbean Countries (LACC) programme.
IPMA President Roberto Mori and IPMA VP of Training and Research, Dr. Mladen Radujkovic were invited as keynote speakers to this worldwide first class technical forum. The event promoted learning, and showcased the advances of science, theory and engineering, and Project Management practices for Global benefit. During this event, speakers shared information about the engineering processes and innovations applied to the Panama Canal Expansion Programme. (more…)
Press Release: IPMA Young Crew’s biggest event of the year, with the motto “Don’t Panic!” will be held this year in Crete, 26-28 October. Over 100 participants from Young Crews all around the world are going to take part. For three days the event will offer the opportunity to network, exchange experiences and to get to know the Young Crew on an international level. (more…)
IPMA Press Release, 3 September, 2012. PM–Greece announces the keynote speakers for IPMA’s 26th World Congress on Project Management. The theme of the Congress, which opens in Crete’s Creta Maris Beach Resort on 29th October, is Integrating Project Management Standards. Register now for the IPMA World Congress, at www.ipma2012.gr. (more…)
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There is no getting away from the hype of London 2012 at the moment as the athletes of Team GB strive to achieve their ultimate prize – a gold medal. However, there is another Olympic team looking to achieve the top prize in their field – an APM Award.
As the Games get underway it was the construction of the Olympic Park that has received the plaudits as it was completed a year ahead of schedule and £1billon under budget. This has led to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) securing a spot as a finalist at the APM Awards ceremony on 1st November. (more…)