About IPMA Research

Moving PM Knowledge Forward

The Research & Development Management Board (RMB) supports R&D activities, R&D services and ongoing research development of IPMA.

 RMB 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.

RMB Mission

The mission of RMB is 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.

RMB Strategy

IPMA helps its Member Associations to succeed and RMB provides a link between the research community and the Member Associations. RMB achieves this overall objective 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 recognise research excellence through a programme of Research Awards and encourage researchers by providing prizes for research papers  of the IPMA Family.

IPMA Research Initiative News: See our recent developments on RMB initiatives: New PMR Journal (Project Management Review Journal) featuring case studies, research conferences in Berlin and China, IPMA code of ethics, activities supporting standards, projeXchange for lessons learned, knowledge base of 10 years of World Congress papers, and ongoing relationships with IPMA partners.

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 the RMB plans to host annual research conferences designed to promote the relationship between theory and practice. Dr. Anbang Qi is in charge of the preparation and execution of the 2nd IPMA Research Conference, to be held at Business School of Nankai University in China in December 2014. The theme of the conference is “How to make the Theory Meet the Practice in Project Management.”

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.