Conferences

ISO 21500: Angel Berniz explains the impact on project managers

November 22, 2013

Angel Berniz, Director of ProjectManagers.org, is speaking at Nordic Project Zone later this month. He’s talking about ISO 21500, the new project management standard. I caught up with him to find out why this new standard is important and how it will impact project managers. Angel, tell me why the new ISO 21500 standard is […]

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A world where all projects succeed needs a culture change: Adrian Dooley at Conference: Zero

November 20, 2013

Adrian Dooley, director of APMG and originally a construction project manager before he started helping other people do their projects better, was another one of the Conference: Zero presenters last month. He was reflecting on the APM’s vision of a world where all projects succeed, and his main point was that we need culture change […]

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PMI Synergy 2013 (video)

November 18, 2013

  In this video you’ll see a snapshot of the PMI UK Chapter’s 2013 Synergy conference, held in London on 8 November.

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Beyond Budgeting: an interview with Bjarte Bogsnes (part 2)

November 15, 2013

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President – Performance Management Development at Statoil, is speaking about a new way to budget, forecast, lead and manage at Nordic Project Zone on 26 November. I talked to him to find out more about the ideas he’ll be presenting. You can read the first part of this interview (from Monday) here. […]

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Beyond Budgeting: an interview with Bjarte Bogsnes (part 1)

November 11, 2013

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President – Performance Management Development at Statoil, is speaking at Nordic Project Zone on 26 November. I caught up with him to find out more about the ideas he’ll be presenting. Bjarte, what is Beyond Budgeting? Beyond Budgeting is a coherent set of leadership and management principles. The name is actually misleading. […]

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On International Project Management Day: a reflection

November 7, 2013

One of the themes for this year’s International Project Management Day (which is today) is environmental projects that protect or preserve the environment. I don’t work on installing wind farms or developing solar energy products, but I have recently taken part in Conference: Zero, which was a low-carbon conference. Conference: Zero was put on by […]

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Empowering teams at Conference: Zero

October 28, 2013

Ulrik Moes, Project Director at pharma company Novo Nordisk, gave a presentation at Conference: Zero a fortnight ago about his ideas for empowering project teams. Ulrik has worked all over the world and has spent the last 8 years managing IT projects. His talk focused on tools for empowerment and the management of virtual teams. […]

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Project Lessons from the Experts at Conference: Zero

October 18, 2013

Andrew Hubbard has been editor of Project Magazine since taking the helm in 2012. The magazine is over 38 years old and started life as a newsletter called Bulletin. Today it’s got a circulation of over 22,000 each month, mainly to APM members but it’s also available to anyone who has an interest in project […]

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How being customer-centric improves IT and project success

April 8, 2013

The video of me at Øredev speaking about how customer centricity improves success is available online on the conference website. It’s a presentation about the case study in the book I co-wrote with Phil Peplow last year, Customer-Centric Project Management, but it also includes an updated project case study and some material that didn’t appear […]

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5 Team structures for Agile teams

February 6, 2013

Catherine Powell, principal at Abakas, a Boston based firm, spoke about agile team structures at Øredev, the software development conference in Sweden at the end of last year. She provided 5 sample team structures as examples that we could use them putting together Agile project teams of our own. 1. Team generalist In this team, […]

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