The year 2021 with the International Association of Project Managers

Today is already the 23rd December and the year 2021 has only a few days left. Days that we spend surrounded by our loved ones. Time to look forward to what the new year may bring and to look back on the year that has almost passed. We at the IAPM also look back on an eventful year, which we would like to recapitulate with you on this occasion
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In January, we published our third cheat sheet, which provides a guide for anyone who wants to become certified as a Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM). Here you will find information on what to pay attention to in preparation, during and after the exam. Over the course of the year, more cheat sheets have been published so that there are now guidelines for all certification levels. In the same month, our CCO Linda Ottmann, together with project management experts at the Women PowerUP Network, hosted a joint discussion event on the topic "Towards a new beginning".

In February, a virtual Network Meeting organised by our Nuremberg Network took place, which is one of many Network Meetings mentioned here on behalf of all the others. The topic "From the industrial to the knowledge era - the way to a new world of project management" was discussed and the output of the event was a jointly prepared article with the same title.
To celebrate International Women's Day, which takes place every year in March, we expanded our cooperation with the Women PowerUP Network and organised a collaborative event. The theme of the event was "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world".
Our Senior Official of the Metropolitan Area of Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday Semire, also organised an event on "Digital Transformation and Hybrid Project Management" and invited Gaurav Dhooper as a speaker in the same month.

There were three big highlights over the course of the year: in addition to the redesign of the PM Guide 2.0, which is now available online under the name Project Managers' Guide (IAPM), our Agile PM Guide 2.0 was completely revised and also renamed. Since June, the Agile Project Managers' Guide (IAPM) has been available online and its new appearance means that it is no longer a static PDF document, but a website that includes a clear structure, a search function and is always up-to-date. However, our guides were not the only thing to be spruced up: we got a completely redesigned website in June, which is not only more modern than our previous internet presence, but also easier to navigate through.
As we are constantly interested in adapting our services to the wishes of our network, we published our IAPM Wishlist in July. Since then, feedback, ideas or wishes can be submitted to us and we will consider them for future services.

The demand for trainings in agile project management is so high that our President and Chairman of the Advisory Board "Agile Project Management" Dr. Hans Stromeyer gave an introductory training on the topic of "Scrum".

In October, the foundation was laid for a completely new service: IAPM Academics. Here, educational institutions can become partners of the IAPM and for students it offers a platform to publish surveys as well as requests for professional interview partners. To get in direct contact with universities, our Senior Official Mahesh EV held a lecture on "Project Management for Start Ups" at the School of Open Learning of Delhi University, one of the largest universities worldwide with more than 200,000 students.

At the end of the year, we have one more thing for you: The glossary, where you can look up definitions or terms related to agile and traditional project management.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. None of this would have been possible without you. We at the IAPM live from our network: from our readers and guest authors who keep providing us with new input, from our followers who interact with us, from our Network Officials who organise IAPM events and promote project management wherever they can, from our Training Partners who prepare candidates for our exams and from every single person who supports the IAPM, even if only in a small way.

We wish you happy holidays and a good start into 2022. Right in January we want to welcome you with a surprise - so be curious and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter to not miss anything!
Yours sincerely,
Author: IAPM internal

Keywords: Project management, News, IAPM
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