They flew across the Atlantic in an aircraft fueled with Ethanol: honorary IAPM members Grazia Zanin and Professor Max Shauck

They flew across the Atlantic in an aircraft fueled with Ethanol: honorary IAPM members Grazia Zanin and Professor Max Shauck 05.11.2013 - Aircraft are probably the most climate-damaging means of transport of all. Although we have been aware of their negative impact on the environment for decades, the political and business communities are not attempting anything close to what is feasible to optimise emission values. Read more »

The Power of Scrum is IAPM Book of the Year.

The Power of Scrum is IAPM Book of the Year. 25.10.2013 - “What does rugby have to do with developing software?” This is the first sentence in the book that the IAPM’s independent jury selected as Project Management Book of the Year. The Book of the Year is called “The Power of Scrum“ – a gripping business fable that provides an excellent overview of agile project management and makes very light reading. “The Power of Scrum“ is definitely not a traditional text book. In fact, it reads just as fluidly as a novel. Read more »

IAPM Project Manager of the Year Felix Hess: “The people in the project environment enjoy working with him.”

IAPM Project Manager of the Year Felix Hess: “The people in the project environment enjoy working with him.” 11.10.2013 - Dr. Hans Stromeyer, IAPM President and proprietor of Stromeyer und Partner Consulting, LLC., travelled to Germany from Texas to personally present the Project Manager of the Year Award to Felix Hess. Read more »

Felix Hess is the IAPM’s Project Manager of the Year – congratulations!

Felix Hess is the IAPM’s Project Manager of the Year – congratulations! 01.10.2013 - On 27 September the IAPM International Association of Project Managers once again presented its annual Project Manager of the Year Award. Felix Hess, project manager at the pharma and healthcare product specialist Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH, accepted the award from IAPM President Dr. Hans Stromeyer at a ceremonial event. Read more »

“The people running projects are generally to blame for project crises and, in many cases, these crises can be foreseen at the outset of the project.” Truth or fiction?

“The people running projects are generally to blame for project crises and, in many cases, these crises can be foreseen at the outset of the project.” Truth or fiction? 30.08.2013 - Is the chaos of the large-scale Berlin Airport and Stuttgart 21 projects in Germany comparable to the severe crisis that NASA experienced in the mid-1980s? Yes it is according to Dr Hans Stromeyer, Representative of the International Association of Project Managers (IAPM). Read more »

Online examination improves learning success in project management certification VACUUMSCHMELZE optimises pm activities with IAPM certification

Online examination improves learning success in project management certification  VACUUMSCHMELZE optimises pm activities with IAPM certification 18.07.2013 - Frankfurt, 15 July 2013 – The HR Department at VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG has developed a comprehensive training and certification package for its project managers and around 140 employees from different departments and business segments will be participating in it up to the end of 2013. Read more »

My book tip! Number 3:
Dr. Michael Homberg

My book tip!  Number 3: <br />Dr. Michael Homberg 24.06.2013 - What do the experts read and recommend? At irregular intervals we ask trainers, academics and project managers to recommend key books to us. “I believe that there is a far better way for project managers to keep on top of their professions than re-certification exams,” said consultant, trainer, coach and moderator Dr. Michael Homberg, making reference to his book recommendation. Read more »

Antje Funck is no longer
the IAPM’s EU Representative

18.06.2013 - Antje Funck has been EU Representative since 2012 and she played a key role in the successful establishment of the IAPM’s Frankfurt office. In addition to coordinating the IAPM’s strategic marketing activities, Antje also supported and advised its Senior Officials. Read more »

Does the protest movement on Taksim Square have a high level of project management awareness?

Does the protest movement on Taksim Square have a high level of project management awareness? 17.06.2013 - It all started because of plans to fell trees. Now the occupation of a small park in the centre of Istanbul has triggered an unprecedented wave of protest involving millions of people. The civil war-like images of Taksim Square prompted journalist Martin Droschke to talk to Roland Ottmann. Read more »

Superman is a perfect example of an agile project manager!
Happy 75th birthday*.

Superman is a perfect example of an agile project manager! <br />Happy 75th birthday*. 03.06.2013 - 75 years ago, the US publishing house National Publications put the first Action Comics issue in the newsagent stores. This wouldn’t have been particularly memorable if it hadn’t featured the debut adventure of the best project manager of all time. Read more »

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