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
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 »
Associations publish revised guides
22.04.2013 - Two international project management associations have updated their certification knowledge guides almost simultaneously. The International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) published the updated version of its guide to Scrum and agile project management in March 2013. Just a few weeks earlier, the 5th edition of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) was published. Read more »
5 tips for really good project management
11.04.2013 - Knowledge is something you can never have enough of, whether you’re an experienced project manager or a newcomer. Here are some practical tips from a genuine project management expert. Today’s expert is Dr. Russel Archibald, a world-renowned author of much-acclaimed project management text books and an honorary member of the IAPM. Read more »
“Don’t limit yourself”
27.03.2013 - Kanban has evolved impressively over the last few years. The IT sector today appreciates it as an agile project management method that is often used in conjunction with other agile methods. The Lean Kanban North America Conference, the world's most influential forum for lean management experts which takes place in Chicago between 28 April and 2 May, will continue to drive this development. Volker Duetsch answered four questions for us. Read more »
PM expert Dr. Roland Ottmann has been appointed as the IAPM’s Chairman of the Council of Experts
25.03.2013 - Renowned project management expert Dr. Roland Ottmann has been appointed as the IAPM’s Chairman of the Council of Experts Ottmann has been acting as advisor to the association since 2010 and, prior to that, he was a member of the German and international PM Awards jury for several years. Read more »
My book tip!
No.1: Hans Stromeyer
18.03.2013 - What do the experts read and recommend? At sporadic intervals we ask trainers, academics and project managers to recommend outstanding books to us. The first recommendations come from Hans Stromeyer, manager of award-winning aerospace projects in the 1990s and currently President and CEO of the consultancy and training firm Stromeyer & Partners, which provides training to project managers for IAPM certification. Read more »
A common denominator for project management: KS Aluminium-Technologie and KS Kolbenschmidt have had their project managers IAPM certified
05.03.2013 - The IAPM (International Association of Project Managers) has another success story to report. When the KSPG Group implemented a restructuring programme in 2012, it selected a number of project managers in its automotive units KS Aluminium-Technologie GmbH (ATAG) and KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH for IAPM certification. Read more »
IAPM recommends Essential Scrum, a comprehensive textbook and practical manual in one
13.02.2013 - It’s 500 pages long, logically structured and comprehensive in every detail. US agile project management trainer and former Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance, Kenneth S. Rubin, published this genuinely mammoth book in summer 2012. Read more »
Read the full IAPM whodunit advent calendar
30.01.2013 - This December was packed with thrills and spills thanks to our IAPM whodunit advent calendar on Facebook and the three whodunit competition rounds. We gave our readers the chance to play sleuth right up to Christmas. Read more »