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All Blog Posts Tagged 'project' (42)

Interview med Bent Flyvbjerg om menneskets fascination af kæmpebyggerier

Vores fascination af at bygge det højeste, det længste, det bredeste har konsekvenser - især økonomiske konsekvenser. Det mener Bent Flyvbjerg, økonom ved Oxford University's Said School of Business.

Hvorfor og hvordan kan man læse mere om i Quartz' interview med Flyvbjerg her

Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on May 20, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

Oxford study: Dams as mega projects

Researchers from Centre for Major Project Management have published a study on mega projects, with dams as case.

The study is available online: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2406852

Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on March 16, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Article: Scrum and fixed-everything

The article by Raf Gemmail, published online on InfoQ, addresses the topic of Scrum combined with the working premises of a fixed-everything. THe article is founded on an interview with project manager Tim van Baarsen who shared his experiences from working on a project with fixed-everything but within a Scrum framework. Read the article here.

Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on November 19, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

New book from Prince2

Prince2 launches a new book on project management: 'SITA Transport Service'. Special focus is on cases, and the book provides the opportunity to grapple with project management on an experimental level.

 

For more information and free download, go to this site: http://www.epmgroup.dk/vare013?goback=%2Egmr_110148%2Egna_110148%2Egde_110148_member_257364577#%21

Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on August 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Article: How Planners Deal with Uncomfortable Knowledge: The Dubious Ethics of the American Planning Association

The following new publication is now in print: Flyvbjerg, Bent, 2013, "How Planners Deal with Uncomfortable Knowledge: The Dubious Ethics of the American Planning Association," Cities, vol. 32, June, pp. 157–163. See the article here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14316186/DarkSideAPA11.3bcopy.pdf

Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on June 19, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

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

Conferences and Research

Within the next year, a range of conferences on the topic of research and project management are held all over Europe: Paris, Vienna, Oslo etc.. 

For more information, follow this link.

Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on August 26, 2012 at 9:35am — 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

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