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Bent Flyvbjerg: "Most project management forecasters are fools or liars"

Interview with professor Bent Flyvbjerg from BT Centre for Major Programme Management, Saїd Business School, University of Oxford

Majority of forecasters are fools or liars says Professor Bent Flyvbjerg in new paper on the inaccurate estimates for major projects. Read the article here

Added by DPL-RD on December 18, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Guide to Project Management Terms

Confused about different terms and different usage of words withsín the field of project management?

The Project Managment Institute (PMI) publishes the Lexicon of Project Management Terms to help unlock some of this confusion and provide clear defintions and explanations.

Look it up here

Added by DPL-RD on November 9, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

Case study: A vote for Project Management

With a standardised project management approach, it was possible for the Spanish company, Indra, to deploy an automated cote-counting system in Norway.

Read the case study at the website of PMI

Added by DPL-RD on September 7, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments

PMI: Professional Development Scholarships

The following scholarships are for project management practitioners, interested in advancing their professional skills. Check the eligibility requirements for the scholarships here 

Added by DPL-RD on September 6, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Article: 'Project Management: Delivering The Promise'

The article is inspired by the theme of IPMA’s 25th World Congress in Brisbane 2011. It addresses the promises of project management and how these are met in regards to four different target groups: Individual PM Practitioners, Project Teams and Stakeholders, Enterprise Managers and Executives, and Nations and Society.

You find the article here.

Added by DPL-RD on August 4, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments

London’s Loss? Why Hosting the Olympics Is Bad Business

Article from Time Magazine on the overrun of budgets in the events of the OL. The article also contains commentaries from Danish researcher Bent Flyvbjerg, who is specialised in the management of mega projects.

Read the article here

Added by DPL-RD on August 4, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments

e-Learning on demand with PMI

PMI offers a range of e-learning on demand courses. Purchase a course, and then take up to a year to complete it online. Go to the PMI website to read more and browse through the courses.

Added by DPL-RD on July 16, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Agile practices and techniques

Do you find yourself in need of inspiration, more knowledge or new ideas on agile project management?

PMI offers an overview of techniques and practices in the field of agile project management. By following this link, you find resouces on the subject and inspiration to new approaches to project management.  

Added by DPL-RD on July 13, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Call for Papers: Managing People on Projects: Research insights from India

The Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Management invites interested contributors to send papers by the 3 August 2012. The abstracts must contain up to 300 words and fall within one of the following topics:

  • Positioning projects within organisations
  • Project-based organisation structures
  • Innovative project human resource management practices
  • Critical reviews of project human resource management practices in Body of Knowledge, and Project…
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Added by DPL-RD on July 5, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Olympics, cost overruns and Professor Bent Flyvbjerg

An Oxford University study finds the Olympics is likely to cost more than twice the original estimate and end up billions of dollars over-budget. Read the full article and watch the news clip with Professor Bent Flyvbjerg at CBS News

Added by DPL-RD on July 3, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms

The 'PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms' offers a set of frequently used project, program and portfolio management terms with clear and concise definitions. Included are 145 terms that have a unique use in the profession and high relevance to its vocabulary.

For anyone involved in project management, the 'PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms' is an important resource to foster understanding and consistent usage of terminology.

For more information, go to this…

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Added by DPL-RD on July 2, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Article: "Geographical variation in project cost performance: the Netherlands versus worldwide"

Abstract: " In the Netherlands, cost overruns [on transport infrastructure] appear to be smaller compared to the rest of the world. This paper tests whether Dutch projects perform significantly better in terms of cost overruns than other geographical areas. It is concluded that for road and tunnel projects, the Netherlands performs similarly to the rest of the world. For rail projects, Dutch projects perform considerably better, with projects having significantly lower percentage cost…

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Added by DPL-RD on June 18, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Book review: "Olympic Risks"

"Olympic Risks" focuses on the task of governing the Olympic Games. It sheds light upon the risk management of arranging and governing the Olympic Games and the preparations ahead of it.

The book offers a theoretical and empirical analysis of how the Olympic Games are governed, exploring the challenges and pressures of staging the world's largest event and the recent emergence of the formal practice of risk management as a response of decision-makers to the operational demands and…

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Added by DPL-RD on June 18, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

IPMA Young Crew: Project Management: Delivering The Promise

IPMA Young Crew publishes blogs on various subjects within the field of project management.

This blog addresses the issue of how to carry out project management and ensure the fulfilment of the end result. It considers three target groups; 1) individual project management practitioners, 2) project teams and stakeholders and 3) enterprise managers and executives.

Read the full blog post here

Added by DPL-RD on June 14, 2012 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The Day of Research 2012! Steering committees, agile project managment and much more...

The R&D Team has teamed up with Roskilde University and launches an online lecture on agile project management and the role of steering groups. This will take place 21st of April at 9-11.00 am online, we will provide you with a link as we move closer to the date.

You find more info on The Day of Research here and the event arranged by Roskilde University and the R&D Team…

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Added by DPL-RD on March 22, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Research in Project Management at the University of Maryland

University of Maryland specialises in research in project management in varies areas, e.g. disaster management, energy and environment. By following this link, you will be directed to the website of the university where you will find student papers, updates and latest research.

Added by DPL-RD on March 13, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Article: How to Build a Positive Relationship with Your Project Sponsor

Abstract:

One of the most important relationships a project manager can build is the one with the project sponsor and it is one that project managers often find challenging to build and maintain.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Fourth Edition states that a project sponsor: “…champions the project. This includes serving as spokesperson to higher levels of management to gather support throughout the…

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Added by DPL-RD on March 3, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Lesson Learned... Knowledge on the World of Project Management

The blog PM Lessons Learned addresses different issues in the field of project management. Here you can read materials on knowledge sharing, the experiences of project managers etc. You find the blog here.

Added by DPL-RD on February 5, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2012

ESI Announces Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2012

Collaboration Gains Importance as Project Complexity Grows

As the project environment grows in complexity, project management will require team, stakeholder and executive collaboration in 2012 like never before. On-the-job application of training, custom-made project approaches, innovative project tools and smarter resource management will be essential for driving the greatest business impact. Not…

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Added by DPL-RD on February 3, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Are you Agile? Find tests and reading materials here!

Dear users,

IPM has a website dedicated to the discipline of agile project management. Here you can take a test to examine your agility, you find reading materials, book reviews and much more.
Follow this link.

Added by DPL-RD on January 21, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

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