In this issue:
Self-organisation: A New Paradigm for Projectoriented Work
Self-organization is a common natural phenomenon. It can be observed in nature, in technology (e.g. a laser system) as well as in social systems. In VUCA era, self-organization is getting increasingly popular in project-oriented organizations. The IPMA Research Conference in 2020 will focus on the topic of self-organization. What are the drivers for the rise of self-organization? What kind of leadership will facilitate self-organization? How to build high-performing self-organized teams? What are the benefits and risks of using self-organizing approach in projects? With these questions in mind, we interviewed Reinhard Wagner and Peter Coesmans. See P10>>
Talk with Influencers
Harold Kerzner: Project Management Education Is a Life-long Quest
Harold Kerzner, PhD, Professor, author, is now Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). Having worked in the field of Project Management for more than 5 decades, he is definitely a witness of PM development. He has written many books with the 60th one to be published later this year and he also lectures across the globe. His tremendous achievement has won numerous recognitions. We are so honored to invite Harold Kerzner to share his story with project management. See P28>>
Project Management Practices of Shanghai Hongyang 500kV Power Transmission and Distribution Project
Shanghai Hongyang 500kV Power Transmission and Distribution Project, an intelligent all-underground substation model project, was constructed on the principles of economy, environmental protection and innovation. It has applied a large number of new technologies, new processes, new materials and new equipment, thus creating a series of project management spots, including digitalization through lifecycle management, effective stakeholder management to avoid “Not in My Back Yard” effect, controlling safety risks, emphasis on organizational process assets.