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“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 »

The IAPM is expanding its activities in Switzerland, where project management specialist Sandra Goll is now the IAPM’s official training partner

The IAPM is expanding its activities in Switzerland, where project management specialist Sandra Goll is now the IAPM’s official training partner 10.07.2013 - A regional IAPM platform has been online in Switzerland for a few months now. It enables project managers to exchange expert tips on dealing with professional challenges. The platform is coordinated by management consultant Sandra Goll, one of the most competent project management consultants in Switzerland. Read more »

My book tip! Number 4:
Dr. Michael Homberg

My book tip!  Number 4: <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 »

My book tip!
No.3: Sandra Goll

My book tip! <br />No.3: Sandra Goll 29.05.2013 - What do the experts read and recommend? At irregular intervals we ask trainers, academics and project managers to recommend key books to us. Sandra Goll, founder of Project Business Consulting GmbH and IAPM Senior Official, recommends two books that effectively illustrate the significance of the soft factors in projects, thereby helping project managers to be more successful in their work. Read more »

What to do when a project crisis looms?

What to do when a project crisis looms? 21.05.2013 - IAPM EU Representative Antje Funck has developed a set of instructions involving seven steps to help project managers to identify the main causes of crises and either avoid or defuse them. Even the best project managers aren’t immune to crises, so we’ve posted Antje Funck’s instructions as a PDF. You can download them, print them out, send them to friends and colleagues or put them up on the bulletin board. Read more »

My book tip!
Number 2: Dr. Roland Ottmann

My book tip!<br />Number 2: Dr. Roland Ottmann 25.04.2013 - What do the experts read and recommend? At irregular intervals we ask trainers, academics and project managers to recommend key books to us. The books recommended by Dr. Roland Ottmann, founder of Ottmann & Partner Management Consulting and Chairman of the IAPM’s Council of Experts, contribute to providing project managers with the understanding of global political, social and economic interrelationships that they need to be successful in trans-national projects. Read more »
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