The theme of the 8th IPMA Research Conference, “Projects as arena for self-organizing” addresses the increasing interest in the subject of self-organizing in and through projects. Agile approaches build on or value the willingness and the capabilities of individuals and teams to self-organize in projects. Projects are seen as the arena for self-organizing. It is often argued that millennials are increasingly interested in work autonomy and self-organizing through projects to fulfill their expectations in the workspace. However, what does that mean for organizational structures, processes, cultures and leadership? What is the motivation of individuals to perform activities, to engage with others and organizations in order to get things done? Which kind of leadership supports self-organizing in projects and how do we achieve the changes necessary from the traditional set-up towards new ways of leading? Is self-organizing in projects perceived as traditional work, or is it an individual’s “Vita Activa”? What have disciplines like Natural Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology and Management to offer in this respect? What are cultural limitations and potentials regarding self- organizing in projects and how do we deal with them? There are certainly more questions and aspects that will be dealt with in preparing and conducting the 8th IPMA Research Conference. The conference itself is a kind of an endeavour, an arena for self-organizing, sense-making, strategizing and theorizing…
Originally, the idea was to bring the IPMA Research Conference back to Berlin, Germany. However, due to the pandemic in 2020, the IPMA decided to turn this conference into a virtual one.
A three-day training is organised for potential PE Award Assessors/ Judges and Applicants who would like to understand and be able to apply the IPMA Project Excellence Model. In addition, much attention is paid to the assessment process itself, including interviewing and reporting skills. Active PE Award Assessors are required to participate in this training at least every five years.
The Congress is an international authoritative platform and an effective tool for the development of professional relationships, evaluation of achievements and discussion of global trends in project management.
2021 Congress Theme is Project Management in the Digital Transformation Era.
For whom: for project managers in public and private organizations, professors, scientists, teachers and directors of the project offices in universities
Venue: Holiday Inn: St. Petersburg — Moskovskye V., Moskovsky Prospekt 97a
5 main Congress Sections are:
At the Congress Winners of the IPMA Global Project Excellence: Large-/ Mega-Sized projects and Small- / Medium- Sized projects and Individual Awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Winner’s Award Ceremony.
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