IPMA: International Project Management Association http://ipma.ch Moving Forward Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2015 Stellenbosch, South-Africa. “Project Management in Emerging Economies – Practice meets Research” http://ipma.ch/2015/2015-stellenbosch-south-africa-project-management-in-emerging-economies-practice-meets-research/ http://ipma.ch/2015/2015-stellenbosch-south-africa-project-management-in-emerging-economies-practice-meets-research/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:03:01 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=842729 Continued]]> The 3rd IPMA Research Conference will take place on the 25th and 26th of November 2015 at SPIER Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa. It will be Co-hosted by University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria and University of Stellenbosch Business School. The main theme is “Project Management in Emerging Economies”. The theme addresses the increasing demand of management approaches for projects, programs and portfolios in emerging economies, including but not limited to Africa, Asia and Latin America. The design of the IPMA Research Conference again allows for a maximum of interaction and exchange between researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners. The proceedings will be published next year.

See also: | Invitation and Call for Papers

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The IPMA News Section http://ipma.ch/2013/the-ipma-news-section/ http://ipma.ch/2013/the-ipma-news-section/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:20:51 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=348241 Continued]]> nw-news-iconIPMA welcomes relevant IPMA News postings, IPMA Board, Member Association or strategic affiliate press releases, and other items of interest to our community. To submit news items to post on this page, email *protected email* with the following information:

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News posting requests that carefully follow the above guidelines are also candidates for rotation onto the front page of the IPMA website on a periodic basis.

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1st IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group Workshop http://ipma.ch/2015/1st-ipma-megaprojects-special-interest-group-sig/ http://ipma.ch/2015/1st-ipma-megaprojects-special-interest-group-sig/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:08:42 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=841200 Continued]]> refineryMegaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects that typically cost more than EUR 0.5 billion. Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity, both in technical and human terms (EU COST). Total global megaproject spending is arround 20% of the total global gross domestic product (GDP) – they have purpose to make “mega” change.

The IPMA recognizes the importance of megaprojects in delivering society’s needs and the complex challenges that they present in project delivery. IPMA is a Federation 57 Member Associations (Mas) and represents the world’s oldest project management association and it is the leading authority on competent project, programme and portfolio management. The MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies. Many of these MAs have a Special Interest Group (SIG). Activities of the SIGs are performed on a national basis, networking happens only with personal or corporate members of a specific country. More and more corporate members act cross-country and therefore are interested in an international exchange.


There will be invited speakers and speakers from different areas of megaprojects. It is expected to welcome: Reinhard Wagner, IPMA President; Mary Mckinlay, Vice President of IPMA; Jesus Martinez Almela, Vice President of IPMA; Ghassan Aouad, President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and many others.

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If you want to join the 2015 IPMA Summit of megaprojects SIGs or have questions, please send a mail to Sandra Mišić, not later than August 15th. E-Mail: *protected email* Mobile: +385 98 99 22 449

A joint IPMA and OTMC conference will be held in September 2015 in Primošten, Croatia.


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19th International Congress on Project Managment and Engineering http://ipma.ch/2015/19th-international-congress-project-managment-engineering/ http://ipma.ch/2015/19th-international-congress-project-managment-engineering/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:55:56 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=840581 The University of Granada, together with the Spanish Project Management and Engineering Association (AEIPRO), are pleased to announce the celebration of the 19th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, which will be held at the facilities of the Higher Technical School of Civil Engineering from the University of Granada, from 15th to 17th of July of 2015.

The Organizing Committee wishes that this Congress become an international forum for discussion and debate for all Project Management and Engineering professionals, especially those researchers and trainers involved in the formation of future professionals in the field.

We encourage all interested people to participate actively and share their knowledge and experience in order to contribute to enriching the world of Project Management and Engineering.

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ICCPM and IPMA renew alliance to strengthen project management capability globally http://ipma.ch/2015/iccpm-ipma-renew-alliance-strengthen-project-management-capability-globally/ http://ipma.ch/2015/iccpm-ipma-renew-alliance-strengthen-project-management-capability-globally/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:34:09 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=839136 IPMA_AIPM_ICCPMThe International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) have signed an important renewal of their alliance agreement that will support both organisations aim of strengthening the project management profession.

ICCPM and IPMA share the ideals of each other’s organisations and look forward to working together to further these ideals.

As a non-profit global membership organisation IPMA’s mission is to promote recognition of project management; offer know-how, products and services across public, private and community sectors and to leverage the diversity of its global network for benefits across economies, society and the environment.

ICCPM is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2007 and as the peak body for complex project management seeks to advance complex project management knowledge and practice through education; and the provision of support and tools to allow organisations to effectively address complexity and better manage complex projects and programs.

The alliance agreement between ICCPM and IPMA allows the organisations to further each other’s mission and objectives through reciprocal exchanges such as publications, research and events and generally work together in a spirit of cooperation for mutual benefit of the organisations and their members.

The theme of the 2015 IPMA Annual Conference “The way to Project Management in Multicultural Context” aligns with ICCPM’s 2015 conference theme “Building Capability in Complex Environments” and the sharing of knowledge from these two events will further strengthen the project management profession and provide lasting benefits for participants and organisations.

ICCPM looks forward to a long and successful collaboration with IPMA.

ICCPM CEO, Deborah Hein is enthusiastic about the renewal of this agreement. “There are many opportunities for collaboration between our two international organisations heading into 2015. The focus for ICCPM this coming year is to finalise development of our complexity awareness education offering for initial delivery in Australia and then look to our partners to work through our global delivery options, IPMA have already indicated an interest in working with us on that front, which is a very exciting space to be in. The renewal and strengthening of our relationship is a demonstration of our commitment to support and grow the project and program managers of the future to enable more success in the delivery of all projects and programs – not just the complex ones.”

Reinhard Wagner, President of IPMA is excited about the opportunities this alliance offers to the profession: “Our research clearly indicates that project and program managers are faced with an increasing complexity. Products, such as passenger cars or aircrafts, are created with multiple technologies, in a dynamic context with changing requirements and a supply chain across organisations, countries and cultures. This is why we need to better understand the complexity we are faced with and develop new approaches for the management of projects and programs in such a context. ICCPM and IPMA will jointly support individuals, projects and organisations in managing complex projects and programs.”

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and ICCPM also work closely together in the area of complex project management and AIPM welcomes the alliance between ICCPM and IPMA. The National President of AIPM, Dr Steve Milner, is positive about the renewal. “The alliance will further benefit the project management profession as the three organisations, AIPM, IPMA and ICCPM, continue leading the way.

For more information please contact:

Deborah Hein (ICCPM):      +61 2 6120 5160 / *protected email*">*protected email*

Reinhard Wagner (IPMA):    +49 1522 2936871 / *protected email*">*protected email*

Yvonne Butler (AIPM):          +61 2 8288 8750 / *protected email*">*protected email*

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2015 IPMA World Congress Call For Papers, due 2/20 http://ipma.ch/2015/2015-wc-call-for-papers/ http://ipma.ch/2015/2015-wc-call-for-papers/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:57:52 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=839065

The IPMA WC2015 Congress Program Committee issues the call for papers on project/program/portfolio Management in a Multicultural Context –– infrastructure, water & energy. Abstracts due 20 February!

January, 2015, Panama City, Panama – IPMA announces our call for papers on the topic of project, program, and portfolio management in a multicultural context for the IPMA World Congress 2015, to be held in Panama City, Panama in September, 28-30, 2015.  Articles and papers related to this topic are welcome. Below you can see this event’s Major Themes and suggested areas of topics.


The program committee will use ConfTool Pro as the working platform for the submission, revision and selection process of papers. Those papers best rated will be selected for presentation at the WC2015 Scientific Tracks. The decision on the rejection or acceptance of a contribution is the responsibility of the program committee. Acceptance status can be “Paper”, “Poster”, or “Short Paper”. All completed submissions will be posted and publish in an indexed publication.

ev-wc2015-toolConfTool Pro is a flexible web based Event Management System for the preparation and organization of conferences, training days, workshops and congresses.

ConfTool Pro is suited for professionally organized events with large numbers of participants, multiple types of speaker contributions and special interest workshops. It offers access management, filter and search functions as well as many personalized bulk emailing and export functions. The multilingual interface and graphical adaptations to the main conference website are further beneficial features.

Submit Your Abstract Now

The WC2015 Program Committee accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. You may only submit one abstract for presentation and be a spokesperson in one of our track session. If your paper complies with our requirements and is not selected for presentation it can still be published in the congress proceedings.

Important dates

  • Deadline for Abstracts March 15th
  • Review Summary and respond March 30th
  • Deadline for submission of paper – Extended May 30th
  • The paper selected for presentations and respond June 30th
  • The academic papers selected to be published in proceedings decision June 30th
  • Presentation of the presentations of the speakers selected track Aug 8th

Learn More at the IPMA 2015 World Congress Website! See you in Panama, 28-30 Sept.



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Winners of 2014 APM Awards announced in London http://ipma.ch/2015/winners-2014-apm-awards/ http://ipma.ch/2015/winners-2014-apm-awards/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:19:56 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=836069 December 2014 – London, UK – Magnox Ltd and CCG (Scotland) Ltd both did the double at Monday night’s APM Project Management Awards 2014 sponsored by T-Systems, as Shell walked away with the company of the year award.

Magnox Ltd’s Steve Walters was named Project Professional of the Year sponsored by Network Rail with the company also picking up Programme of the Year sponsored by Program Framework. The management contractor won it for their Wylfa Extended Generation Programme that enabled Magnox’s largest nuclear power station to continue to safely generate power 21 years longer than its life expectancy.

nw-apm-2014-awardsCeremony host and Breakfast business reporter Steph McGovern also called CCG (Scotland) Ltd to the stage twice. They collected the Social Project of the Year award sponsored by Project for their regeneration of the Anderston area of Glasgow.

The Scottish construction company also won the Shell HSSE Award for their organisational focus on cultural improvement in health, safety, security and environment performance.

Shell saw off tough competition to claim the coveted Project Management Company of the Year award sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight. The team at Shell developed the organisation, its processes, assurance and people to safely and competitively deliver successful projects across the globe.

Read the full News Release.

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See Testimonies of IPMA Delta-certified Organisations! http://ipma.ch/2014/see-ipma-delta-testimonies/ http://ipma.ch/2014/see-ipma-delta-testimonies/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:57:29 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=830491 30 September, 2014; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IPMA has recently posted the testimonies of new 2014 IPMA Delta® certification high-achievers in the Certification section of our website. IPMA Delta is a unique organisational assessment that moves beyond benchmarking and improvement opportunities. It does so by offering Certification of your organisation at achieved maturity levels.

Recent high-achieving organisations include:

  • Citec Oy Ab  (2014), IPMA Delta Class 2 Defined certificate; Finland and nw-delta-modulesIndia. Director PMO, Kaj Björkqvist says: “The prework for IPMA Delta assessment gave us already some fresh ideas to evaluate. We feel that the combination of different angles in the Delta assessment digs up the reliable scenery for our next development steps.”
  • Kela IT (2014), IPMA Delta Class 2 Defined certificate; Finland. Laila Vihersaari-Johnston, Development Manager, Head of PMO says, “We are proud to be the first IPMA Delta certified organization in Finland and the forerunner of project management awareness in the public sector.”
  • CSR Research (2013), IPMA Delta Competence Class 3 Standardised certificate; China. Feng Jinghua, President of CSR Research says, “Through the IPMA Delta assessment, Electric Technology and Materials Engineering Institute of CSR fully and objectively evaluated its organizational project management competence situation by a third party professional authority.”
  • Litex AG, (2013), IPMA Delta Competence Class 3 Standardised certificate; Switzerland. Sasha Petschnig, Litex CEO says, “Every project manager holds a valid IPMA® certificate and as a company, we relate to professional project management as a philosophy. This is the reason why we decided to undertake the IPMA Delta® certification.”

Are You part of a High-achieving Organisation? Learn more about recent IPMA Delta success stories here on our IPMA website.


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apfpm and PMRC 29-30 Nov. Congress Celebrated http://ipma.ch/2014/apfpm-and-pmrc-2014-congress-celebrated/ http://ipma.ch/2014/apfpm-and-pmrc-2014-congress-celebrated/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:57:58 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=835534 5 December 2014 – Zurich, Switzerland and Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), Project Management Research Committee (PMRC, IPMA-China), and International Project Management Association (IPMA) joined together in Beijing, China, for this highly successful two-day event.

With the theme, Driving Business Value Through Delivering Project Success, hosted by PMRC, and organized by PMRC and apfpm, this great event attracted over 400 National, Asia Pacific, and International speakers and participants.

Magnificently organized by PMRC and Secretary-general and Vice President Dr. Ou Lixiong, with the assistance of apfpm Chair Dr. Bill Young, the event began with an Opening Ceremony, with sequentially-translated speeches by a wide variety of organizing sponsors and dignitaries, from Beihang University, and from China, Asia Pacific, and International associations. 

After the traditional photo-session break, keynotes included a unique dual-speaker keynote by IPMA President Mladen Radujkovic and IPMA VP Marketing & Events, Stacy Goff (as usual, what a team!); their topic: When and How Project Managers Add Value and Increase Benefits. Next, Li Jin, of Alibaba, discussed Project Management in the Era of Big Data, and Ms. Tan Mei discussed Lunar Exploration Program Management.

 See the full Event Report, in pdf format.

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From Project Management to Business Objectives http://ipma.ch/2014/webinar-from-pm-to-business-objectives/ http://ipma.ch/2014/webinar-from-pm-to-business-objectives/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:43:26 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=834849 nw-webinar-luka-banner14 November 2014 – Milan, Italy; Breaking News:  Webinar, Thursday November 27th, 2014: ‘’From Project Management to Business Objectives. How to align the project goals to the business strategy.” Many organizations do apply structured Project Management processes, sometimes with a lack of results, or a huge gap, compared to the business objectives.

Organizations that are able to support and develop their growth successfully, act on two dimensions: I.e. they define their best practices of project management processes; and at the same time they link these practices to the business strategy.

This will be the main theme of the next JMAC (Japan Management Association Consultants) – EU  webinar. The event – free of charge and limited to the first 100 subscribers, is scheduled for Thursday November 27th, 2014 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm CET.

This initiative responds to the need of companies that suffer a gap between the results of the projects and company business objectives. Participants attending the webinar will learn how applying a strategic/planning management system for projects, portfolio and resources facilitates the effective delivery of improved business and organizational results.

nw-webinar-luka-imgFurthermore, a strong emphasis will be given also to the competences necessary to fulfill the above, especially focusing on the Organizational Competence Baseline by IPMA® (International Project Management Association).

The panel and the discussion will include comments by Mr Alessandro Savioli – Innovation Division Manager at JMAC Europe and Senior Consultant, Luca Cavone- Consultant at JMAC Europe and expert of Project and Portfolio Management methodologies and Mr. Giuseppe Pugliese – Director of Certification for IPMA® Italy.

The webinar will be provided through the GoToWebinar platform. To register, please see here.

For further information please contact: *protected email*.

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