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25 July 2018 / 10:30

Papers of IRNOP and IPMA Research Conference 2017 published

Through the Online-Journal “Project Management Research and Practice” a selection of the papers of last year´s IPMA Research Conference were published [https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/node/209]. This Research Conference was about Project Success [https://www.ipma.world/5th-ipma-research-conference-project-success/].

The papers cover the following issues:

  • Mapping the success dimensions of the infrastructure projects in Germany (Ahmed Elsayed Masoud Elbaz, Konrad Spang)
  • Project success assessment – business and individual perspectives (Matthias Albert, Konrad Spang, Patrick Balve)
  • Projects, success and complexity (Mogens Frank Mikkelsen)
  • Project ethics: The Critical Path to Project Success – applying an ethical risk assessment tool to a large infrastructure project (Helgi Thor Ingason, Haukur Ingi Jonasson)
  • Exploring Project Management Research Trends for Project Success (Ki Pyung Kim, Chang Wook Kang)
  • Project Creativity: Using Active Imagination for Project Innovation (Haukur Ingi Jonasson, Helgi Thor Ingason)
  • Impact of Project Manager’s Positive Thinking on Project Success -A Case Study of a CSR Project of Incheon Bridge Company (Junghyun Kim)
  • A Philosophical Approach to Project Management (2): Absolute Episteme and Project Success from the Project Phenomenon Theory (Soohong Kim)
  • Plea for a more sustainable definition of project success (Yvonne Schoper)
  • Effective Project Governance Institutions for IT Service Project Success (Eun Joo Jeong, Seung Ryul Jeong, Chang Wook Kang)
  • Report from the 2017 IPMA Research Conference on project success (Yvonne Schoper)

In parallel, selected papers of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) 2017 held in Boston. It was organized by Metropolitan College at Boston University under the theme of “Developing new knowledge in project management“ [https://www.ipma.world/impressions-irnop-2017-conference-developing-new-knowledge-project-management/].

The papers cover the following issues:

  • A Cross-Section of Papers from IRNOP 2017 – Boston (Stephen A. Leybourne)
  • IRNOP 2017 – Reflections from a Co-Chair (Stephen A Leybourne)
  • Integrating sustainability into project management practices: the perspective of professional institutions (Luca Sabini, Daniel Muzio, Neil Alderman)
  • Improving the accuracy of project estimates at completion using the Gompertz function (Giulia Nannini, Roger D.H. Warburton, Alberto De Marco)
  • Multilevel approach for Real Options in the innovation management process: integrating project, portfolio and strategy (Vinicius Chagas Brasil, Leonardo Augusto Vasconcelos Gomes, Mario Sergio Salerno, Rafael Augusto Seixas Reis de Paula)
  • Embracing Emergence: Problem Solving on Complex Projects (Gina Bowman, Lynn Crawford)
  • Identification of key supply chain elements for megaprojects success (Mladen Radujković and Sandra Mišić
  • Aggregating Project Level Performance Data into Organisation and Industry Insight (Kimiyoshi Oshikoji, Bjørn Andersen)
  • The Agile Mindset for Project Management (Frank M. Forte, Timothy J. Kloppenborg)
  • Decision-making in project portfolio management: using the Cynefin framework to understand the impact of complexity (Saeed Shalbafan, Elyssebeth Leigh, Julien Pollack, Shankar Sankaran)

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Reinhard Wagner

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Reinhard Wagner has been active for more than 30 years in the field of project- related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Air Defense, Automotive Engineering, and Machinery, as well as various not-for-profit organizations. As a Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A), he has proven experience in managing projects, programmes and project portfolios in complex and dynamic contexts. He is also an IPMA Certified Programme and Portfolio Management Consultant, and as such supports senior executives in developing and improving their organizational competence in managing projects. For more than 15 years, he has been actively involved in the development of project, programme and portfolio management standards, for example as Convenor of the ISO 21500 “Guidance on Project Management” and the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. Reinhard Wagner is Past President of IPMA and Chairman of the Council, Honorary Chairman of GPM (the German Project Management Association), as well as Managing Director of Tiba Managementberatung GmbH.