Happy new year! Every evening when I bring my 7 years old daughter Charlotte to bed, I ask her the following two important questions: What did you like most today and made you smile? What have you learned today? Today I received two powerful messages which, in essence, reflected in a beautiful way to the […]
Global Project Management
How to manage virtual teams
On the 30th of November I gave a presentation about managing International teams at Valid. Valid is a company in the Netherlands who implements Information & Communication Technologies with over 300 employees. Among these employees many knowledgeable project managers. I received the invitation to tell my story due to the fact that I manage extensive […]
IPMA International Project Excellence Gala and IPMA Congress 2016
17 and 18 November 2016 I visited the IPMA International Project Excellence Congress in Warsaw. Competences of Professionals The theme of this year’s event was the importance of the PM competences which integrate knowledge and experience of project management professionals. The absolute top of international project managers were present and several of them presented their: Project […]
Are you up to date?
April 19th 2016, I gave a presentation on behalf of ISES about the strength of the modern project manager at the Dutch Project Management congress. Please click here for the congress website. Over a hundred visitors of the congress visited my parallel session, clearly showing that the topic was deemed an important topic for the […]
Are you up to date?
April 19th 2016, I gave a presentation on behalf of ISES about the strength of the modern project manager at the Dutch Project Management congress. Please the congress website (in Dutch) here. Over a hundred visitors of the congress visited my parallel session, clearly showing that the topic was deemed an important topic for the congress […]
Global Project Management Training in three different continents
In February 2016 I have trained project management teams in Brasil, New Zealand and India. I use the IPMA (International Project Management Association) International Competence Baseline as a baseline. To give (in just one week) a training in three different continents is both a challenge and a gift. The interactions with people from very different […]
IPMA Project Excellence Award Training on the new PEB model.
On Monday 28 October 2015, the new Project Excellence Baseline (PEB) was introduced at the World Congress of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in Panama. Please ready my blog about this World Leading Project Management Congress here. As a consequence, all international assessors and jury members had to go through an intensive three days training. I fully support that IPMA […]
IPMA World Congress Panama
Between 28th and 30th September 2015 I joined the World Congress of the International Project Management Association in Panama (IPMA WC). A key part of this important congress for (international) project managers is the Project Excellence (PE) Award gala dinner, where the IPMA PE jury presents the final results. All projects have been assessed by […]
IPMA Project Excellence Award. Site visit Nanjing, China
What an impressive week! From Saturday evening 3 July to Thursday evening 9 July I visited Nanjing in China for the IPMA Project Excellence Awards. Please click here for my previous blog about the preparations in Europe. This visit created an enormously positive view for me on China and the way the Chinese run projects […]
Last weekend I attended the Project Excellence Award Training in Denmark (13, 14 and 15 March 2015). This high quality training, executed by the International Project Management Association (IPMA), has learned me how to execute International IPMA Project Award assessments / audits. IPMA is the world leading Project Management Organisation with nearly 60 membership countries. […]
Lecture at the University of Utrecht
I was asked to give lecture as part of the program Project Management at the University of Utrecht. In this minor students learn about all aspects of project management. My focus was on actual experiences with the international aspects of Project Management. Early January 2015 the lecture took place. Apart from expert knowledge, I used […]