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10 pieces of useful advice on how to close out a project successfully!

10 pieces of useful advice on how to close out a project successfully! 06.12.2016 - Project management experience is a professional competence that employers appreciate because they need people who can take the initiative, are well-organised and who are objective-oriented team players. Projects are a central aspect of many jobs these days, so we’ve put together ten pieces of useful advice that will help project managers to do their jobs efficiently and successfully. Read more »

“If you work together as a team you can achieve almost anything” – Project Manager of the Year Benjamin Hübler answers 15 questions on project management

“If you work together as a team you can achieve almost anything” – Project Manager of the Year Benjamin Hübler answers 15 questions on project management 28.11.2016 - Benjamin Hübler’s project management career began in Berlin at ‘familie redlich – Agentur für Marken und Kommunikation GmbH’ in 2010. The agency’s client base included various government ministries which engaged it to implement diverse communication campaigns and events. Between September 2011 and March 2015 Benjamin managed brand communication projects for clients in banking and telecommunications at arsmedium eins GmbH. At the same time he attended a part-time degree course at FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management, graduating in 2014 with an MBA. Benjamin has been a Business Engineer ... Read more »

FOLLOW-UP: Project Manager of the Year 2016 Award presentation

FOLLOW-UP: Project Manager of the Year 2016 Award presentation 23.11.2016 - The IAPM’s Project Manager of the Year 2016 Award was presented on 10 November, attended by a very friendly, welcoming and sincere group of Consorsbank employees. We were met at reception by award winner Benjamin Hübler, who has been part of the project management team at the BNP Paribas subsidiary’s Nuremberg branch since last April. Benjamin was really happy to see us, partly because his nomination for the award came as a complete surprise to him. “Before I joined Consorsbank I had been a project manager at various advertising and communication agencies, so my first thoughts when I started out here were: What kind of personal changes do I have to make so I can adapt to the day to day operations of a company like this? How does the banking sector expect me to conduct myself?" Read more »

Benjamin Hübler from Consorsbank is Project Manager of the Year 2016

Benjamin Hübler from Consorsbank is Project Manager of the Year 2016 10.11.2016 - The IAPM International Association of Project Managers is delighted to present the IAPM Project Manager of the Year award to Benjamin Hübler, Project Manager and Deputy Programme Manager at Conosorsbank in Nuremberg. The IAPM selects its Project Manager of the Year on the basis of a comparison of the best Certified Senior Project Manager profiles over the last twelve months. It has chosen Benjamin Hübler for several reasons. Firstly, he gained a distinction in the comprehensive examination for Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM) certification. He also received an extremely high score compared with all other certificate holders for his experience as project manager. Read more »

How well-structured project management might secure the ‘Deutscher Zukunftspreis’ award for BMW

How well-structured project management might secure the ‘Deutscher Zukunftspreis’ award for BMW 07.11.2016 - The ‘Deutscher Zukunftspreis’ awards are presented annually to progressive companies with innovative technologies. This year, car manufacturer BMW and lighting solutions provider OSRAM are jointly nominated for the award. They’ve united light and technology to improve road traffic safety. Excellent project management is the reason why their idea went from vision to reality. Read more »

Finding the right tools for the type and scope of the project

Finding the right tools for the type and scope of the project 19.10.2016 - Project managers have a wide array of tools to choose from. Some people would say they have too many, because newcomers to project management find it very difficult to decide which tools, forms, software etc. they should use in their projects. Here’s what often happens: “Tom, we’d like to put you in charge of the XY project. With your energy and experience, you’ll have no problem running the project alongside your regular work activities!“ How many of you would be able to refuse that request? Unfortunately, most people who are asked to take on a project have no idea about what a project is or how to go about managing it. In some cases, the more senior employee who is assigning the project doesn’t have any idea either. Read more »

Successful organisations need effective error management

Successful organisations need effective error management 05.10.2016 - In theory it’s easy. We’re all human, we all make mistakes, and you can learn from mistakes. In practice, though, whether you make them yourself or somebody else does, dealing with errors and mistakes can be hard. Most people find it difficult to admit an error and deal with it constructively. We like to avoid the unpleasant encounters and conflicts that occur if we admit to making a ‘mistake’ - a word that has some very negative associations. Because of this we miss the opportunity to communicate errors and manage them effectively. Error management is all about the targeted and structured coordination of all the activities surrounding the error so that we can filter out the potential within that error. Read more »

Establishing a management culture in unpredictable times

Establishing a management culture in unpredictable times 12.09.2016 - According to a survey by HR consultants Rochus Mummert, 66% of employees think that their boss is incompetent and unsuitable management material. The Gallup Engagement Index shows that 84% of employees take a ‘work to rule’ approach to their jobs. A study conducted by the German Ministry for Employment and Social Affairs has revealed that 77% of managers would like to see an entirely different management culture being introduced in their organisations. Interest in management positions has declined substantially. In fact, fewer than 30% of women and 50% of men aged below 35 want to work in management. Read more »

We support people who help others - with a 20% discount

We support people who help others - with a 20% discount 06.09.2016 - Bund Naturschutz and Greenpeace are committed to environmental protection, while Technische Hilfswerk (THW) and the Red Cross focus on humanitarian aid. They are just four of many organisations that are doing a great job. These organisations have networks of employees and volunteers who are committed to non-profit activities such as protecting our planet’s flora and fauna, or helping people who desperately need support in crisis regions or disaster areas. Read more »

'A team player with an eye for potential weaknesses'
Dr Roland Ottmann talks about the perfect project manager and planting trees

'A team player with an eye for potential weaknesses'<br /> Dr Roland Ottmann talks about the perfect project manager and planting trees 17.08.2016 - Roland, what motivates you in your role at the IAPM International Association of Project Managers? What probably motivates me most is the opportunity to interact with some very interesting people, all with completely different backgrounds, career histories and project experiences. The IAPM is also a very dynamic association and I enjoy working for it immensely. What do you like about the Network University? Read more »
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