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23 August 2022 | 8:54 Jiwat Ram
What if the concept of project management had not existed?

Modern-day project management is roughly seventy years old and is evolving continuously. From traditional process and methodology-driven approaches to more flexible, agile-based approaches and various in-betweens, there is no shortage of prescriptions on how project management should be done or how projects should be delivered. It is so pervasive that project management is used for […]

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14 July 2022 | 12:00 Jiwat Ram
Project leadership and situational sensitivity

Project leadership is a journey of continuous adjustments and refinements of actions and behaviours, rather than the mere mastery of a best practise-based set of skills. It has remained one of the most talked about issues in project management, if not contentious. The role of project leadership is critical to the outcome of the projects, […]

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05 July 2022 | 9:00 Harold van Heeringen
Monitor progress using standards and facts

I speak to many CIOs and IT managers, and I notice that many of them are struggling in this ‘Agile’ era. They often have many (self-managing) agile teams, and they lack control. When it comes to software development, for example, they often have no idea which functionality is ready at what time, how much it […]

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27 June 2022 | 10:00 Jiwat Ram
Project Value Board: Could it be something to consider?

Projects are inherently value-driving initiatives. The value delivered by the project has multiple contexts and can take many forms. Value can be the uniqueness of a product or service, or the earning potential to be generated by the project’s output, benefits to the users and society at large. Not only is defining value and the […]

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31 May 2022 | 10:00 Jiwat Ram
What lies ahead for Project Management as a discipline?

❝ When thinking is submerged with thoughts of ‘not’… then knotting that ‘not’ is the only plot to progress ❞ There has been growing interest in the following questions: what lies ahead for project management as a discipline? What is the future of project management? How will it evolve from its existing state of elaborate […]

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28 April 2022 | 9:00 Jiwat Ram
From knowledge worker to cognitive worker: How can project management prepare for the inevitable?

❝ Life is perhaps the only painting that is painted with colours not entirely chosen by the painter ❞ Fast-paced technological developments are changing personal and professional lives. The use of technologies such as social media, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) is growing with every passing day, be it for day-to-day chores or for […]

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11 April 2022 | 5:00 Amin Saidoun
IPMA’s Global Customers meeting on 08 April 2022 in Paris: a new milestone in IPMA history

IPMA (www.ipma.world) and its Global Customers met for the first time on 08.04.2022 in Paris. The objective of the one-day workshop was to share experiences and best practices regarding certification of their project and programme managers according to the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline ICB4 and International Certification Regulation. A Global Customer (GC) is a medium […]

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15 March 2022 | 8:26 Jiwat Ram
Project manager – project staff fit: Does it matter?

The ad-hoc nature of project organizations necessitates putting together new teams at the start of almost every project. This could be unsettling for people who are coming into the project to work with people that they may have never worked with before. People have to adjust, find common ground, and be ready for an environment […]

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21 February 2022 | 8:00 Jiwat Ram
Walk-in experience: Why cooperative education makes sense?

The education industry has been transforming and evolving on an ongoing basis. If anything, the onset of COVID-19 has only resulted in an accelerated pace of transformation. One of the key reasons for the education industry’s evolution is to provide education that in some way integrates workplace skills and practices. Hence, cooperative education, i.e., education […]

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11 February 2022 | 7:00 Yvonne Schoper
Why do organisations initiate a project for every new task today?

I was asked this question in a round table session by a journalist of the Harvard Business Manager. I like these rounds with people from outside our profession because they ask questions we never actually ask ourselves. So: why do organisations start a project for every task nowadays? The answer contains various aspects: first, there […]

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