About IPMA Research

Moving PM Knowledge Forward

IPMA supports R&D activities, R&D services and facilitates ongoing research development.

 Research Vision

To share values, standards and knowledge to improve the practice of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management for IPMA’s Member Associations through effective management of R&D activities.

Research Mission

To enable, promote and coordinate the development and application of research in the field of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management with our Member Associations for the benefit of the global project management community.

Research Strategy

IPMA helps its Member Associations to succeed and provides a link between them and the research community. This overall objective is achieved by supporting the development of products and services that enhance performance throughout the global project management community. Furthermore by participating in a variety of research oriented initiatives and events. We organise research conferences, we recognise research excellence through a programme of Research Awards and encourage researchers by providing prizes for research papers.

IPMA Research Initiative News: IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. We also recommend outstanding researchers of international repute for our life-time achievement award. The IPMA Research Awards promote excellence in the Research community. Audiences: Candidates and those who value and support our categories of researchers. Benefits: Proven model for researchers to gain visibility in the research community.

IPMA Research Awards: IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. We also recommend outstanding researchers of international repute for our life-time achievement award. The IPMA Research Awards promote excellence in the Research community. Audiences: Candidates and those who value and support our categories of researchers. Benefits: Proven model for researchers to gain visibility in the research community.

IPMA Research Conferences: Beginning in Berlin in 2013, and continuing in China 2014, in South Africa 2015 and in Iceland 2016, the IPMA plans to host annual research conferences designed to promote the relationship between theory and practice. Prof. Yvonne Schoper is in charge of the preparation and execution of the IPMA research conferences. The 5th Conference will be held in South Korea in November 2016. The theme of the Conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?”

IPMA LinkedIn Group: The IPMA LinkedIn Group captures viable community practices, experiments and improves collaboration and co-creation. It does so among members and not-yet members of our project management community, our Member Associations, and other constituencies. The site also serves as a map to valuable knowledge in other social and business networks wherever they are found. Audiences: Project Management researchers and practitioners, and project stakeholders. Benefit: Cutting fragmentation generally associated with social networking. Locating, experimenting, refining and disseminating good practices.