IPMA Working Groups Convene in Paris to Chart the Course for the Future

Last weekend, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) saw a gathering of its strategic working groups in the enchanting city of Paris, France. The occasion marked a significant milestone as the IPMA Executive Board (ExBo) came together for the first time in its new composition, under the leadership of Mladen Vukomanovic, the newly elected IPMA President. The meetings were characterized by discussions of strategic plans and initiatives that will shape the future of project management.

The IPMA Advisory Committee, a crucial component of the organization, convened to discuss their strategic plans for the next five years. Under the guidance of Roberto Mori, IPMA Honorary Fellow and former IPMA President, this committee advises the ExBo on important strategic matters. Their discussions and insights will help chart a course that ensures IPMA remains at the forefront of project management excellence.

Ethical considerations hold a significant place in the realm of project management, and the IPMA Ethics Committee, led by the newly elected Chairwoman Brigitte Schaden, IPMA Honorary Fellow and former IPMA President, met to align their plans for the upcoming term. Their role in advising the ExBo on ethical matters is vital in maintaining the highest standards of integrity and responsibility within the profession.

Financial matters are at the core of any organization’s sustainability, and the IPMA Finance Committee, led by Antonio Andrade, the former IPMA Vice President in charge of finance, met to provide financial guidance and counsel to the ExBo. Their discussions and decisions will ensure that IPMA’s financial resources are managed judiciously, supporting its initiatives and mission.

In addition to these pivotal committee meetings, various project groups also gathered to work on their objectives and deliverables. These groups were under the supervision of IPMA Vice Presidents responsible for overseeing their progress.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the joint dinner of the IPMA Family, which brought together professionals, experts, and enthusiasts from the world of project management. This gathering celebrated the shared commitment of all IPMA members to advance the project management profession.

The weekend also featured a fun and exciting team-building activity in the Paris metro as members made their way to an evening tourist boat trip on the Seine river, where they had the opportunity to admire the breathtaking beauty of Paris at night. This activity served as a reminder that teamwork and camaraderie are essential components of a successful and harmonious project management community.

As the meetings concluded, IPMA expressed its gratitude to all working groups and their dedicated volunteers. Their commitment to IPMA and the project management profession is truly commendable, and their efforts are instrumental in driving progress and excellence in the field. IPMA extends its best wishes for success in their new terms and looks forward to a future where project management continues to thrive and evolve under their guidance and leadership.

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