Empowering Global Project Managers: Success Stories by Alstom and Siemens
Takeaways from the Global Partner Round Table at the IPMA Global Project Profession Forum in Seville
The IPMA Global Project Profession Forum recently brought together industry leaders to discuss crucial topics in the world of project management. The IPMA Global Partner Round table, moderated by Prof. Dr. Ding Ronggui, IPMA Vice President for Research, and Amin Saidoun, IPMA Executive Director, featured Gracia Lacabex from Alstom Transport and Mario Mazza from Siemens Mobility who delivered enlightening presentations that shed light on various aspects of project management. We would like to thank Leila Mechentel from Alstom and Juergen Wisbacher from Siemens for their active participation and significant contributions to the round table discussions. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the key takeaways from their presentations and explore how these insights can contribute to elevating project management practices.
IPMA & Alstom: Inspiring Project Managers to become IPMA certified
In the dynamic world of project management, continuous improvement and professional growth are paramount. Gracia Lacabex, a project management professional at Alstom, shares her inspiring journey of pursuing IPMA certification and how it has contributed to her personal and professional development. This blog post explores the values of IPMA certification, women’s empowerment, and the future of project management through Gracia’s experiences.
Gracia highlights the importance of women’s empowerment in project management, as diversity and inclusivity are crucial. Her journey serves as an inspiring example of women excelling in project management.
Continuous Improvement in Project Management
Gracia’s story emphasizes the significance of continuous improvement in project management. IPMA certification provides a framework for project managers to assess their competences and strive for excellence.
Looking into the Future of Project Management
Gracia encourages project managers to stay forward-looking, embrace innovation, and support end-to-end processes to navigate the evolving landscape of project management.
Lessons Learned According to the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (ICB) Standard Book
Gracia’s IPMA certification journey is enriched with valuable lessons from the ICB standard book, encompassing self-reflection, adaptive leadership, team building, stakeholder management, and conflict resolution.
Conclusion: The Added Value of IPMA Certification
Gracia’s IPMA certification journey has been both rewarding and challenging. It has pushed her to self-reflect, identify areas for improvement, and strive for excellence as a project manager. IPMA certification empowers professionals to continually enhance their skills, embrace diversity, and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of project management. Gracia’s story serves as an inspiring example of the value that IPMA certification can bring to individuals and organizations, motivating project managers to embark on their journey toward professional success and empowerment.
IPMA & Siemens: Navigating the Dynamic Landscape
Mario emphasizes the critical role of mobility in project management. Adapting and responding to changing circumstances are vital in today’s ever-shifting business landscape.
Mario underscores the importance of IPMA’s competences that enhance project management. These competences empower project managers to excel in their roles and drive project success.
Mario highlights the need to involve legal and contract management departments throughout the project lifecycle to effectively mitigate legal risks, ensuring project success.
Mario delves into the evolving leadership style in project management, emphasizing qualities such as humility, kindness, and a strategic mindset. He also stresses the significance of ownership, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and communication skills in effective leadership, with conflict management as a critical aspect.
Certification and Development
Mario reminds us that certification is not merely an endpoint but a part of a long journey toward performance excellence. Certification plays a pivotal role in developing project managers from novices to experts (from 0 to 1).
Siemens’ Strategic Directions in PM
Mario identifies four strategic directions in project management at Siemens: customer management, empowering people, embracing technology, and fostering a growth mindset. These directions are not only essential for personal growth but also drive business excellence.
Conclusion: Embracing IPMA Certification
Gracia Lacabex and Mario Mazza exemplify the transformative power of IPMA certification in project management. Their journeys underscore the importance of diversity, continuous improvement, adaptability, and leadership in the field. IPMA certification offers a structured path for project managers to excel, providing a roadmap to personal and organizational success. As project managers, their experiences inspire us to embark on our own journey of professional growth and empowerment through IPMA certification.
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