Project management – Certification according to IPMA (ICB4) – Levels D and C

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Project management – Certification according to IPMA (ICB4) – Levels D and C

Principles and competence elements, methods and techniques with various examples

Autorenschaft: Josef Gubelmann | Claus-J. Sommer | Martin Sedlmayer
Redaktion: Fabienne Streit

Bringing projects to a successful conclusion is one of the most formidable challenges in today’s business world. Changes are now faster, more profound and more dynamic than ever. This makes them complex and hard to manage. Project management is a powerful tool to tackle these challenges. Accordingly, project management skills and working in project teams gain in importance in comparison to line functions and hierarchies.

This Compendio textbook equips you with the tools you need to develop those skills. It provides an up-to-date, easy to understand toolbox for both agile and sequential project management following the Project Management-Certification according to IPMA (ICB4) – Levels D and C. This volume will be your best companion because it puts you and your needs as reader and learner first – no matter if you are preparing for your IPMA-certification or if you want to learn more about project management methods and techniques.

Each chapter illustrates practical application with examples as well as clear and easy to understand graphics and illustrations. The summary section of each chapter provides detailed explanation of the key terms for the IPMA Project Management-Certification Level D and C, and it explains how they relate to one another. Questions at the end of each chapter help you test and deepen your knowledge about project management to successfully prepare for the IPMA certification.

This textbook is a recommended read for anyone interested in advancing project management knowhow and skills. In addition, it will benefit students preparing for an internationally valid IPMA Project Management-Certification – Level D or C. This textbook is suitable for classroom setting as well as for self-study and exam preparation.


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1. Introduction (11 Seiten)
1.1 The project management system
1.2 What is a project?
1.3 What is a programme and a portfolio?
1.4 Project types
1.5 What is project management?
1.6 What is the point of project management?
Practice questions

2. Strategy (9 Seiten)
2.1 Project, mission and vision
2.2 Identify and exploit opportunities
2.3 Justification for the project
2.4 Determine, assess and review critical success factors
2.5 Determine, assess and review key performance indicators
Practice questions

3. Governance, structures and processes (17 Seiten)
3.1 Principles of project management
3.2 Principles of programme management
3.3 Principles of portfolio management
3.4 Align project with support functions
3.5 Align project with decision-making and reporting structures
3.6 Align project with HR processes and functions
3.7 Align project with finance and control processes
Practice questions

4. Self-reflection and self-management (10 Seiten)
4.1 Identify and reflect on own values
4.2 Build self-confidence
4.3 Identify and reflect on personal motivations
4.4 Organise personal work
4.5 Take responsibility for personal learning and development
Practice questions

5. Culture and values (6 Seiten)
5.1 Culture and values of society
5.2 Project, formal culture and values of the organisation
5.3 Informal culture and values of the organisation
Practice questions

6. Personal communication (8 Seiten)
6.1 Provide clear and structure information
6.2 Facilitate and promote open communication
6.3 Choose communication styles and channels
6.4 Communicate effectively with virtual teams
6.5 Employ humour and sense of perspectve
Practice questions

7. Compliance, standards and regulations (9 Seiten)
7.1 Identify and comply with relevant legislation
7.2 Regulations for health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE)
7.3 Comply with rules of conduct and professional regulations
7.4 Principles and objectives of sustainability
7.5 Assess, use and develop standards and tools
7.6 Improve project management competence of the organisation
Practice questions

8. Project design (15 Seiten)
8.1 Success criteria
8.2 Lessons learned
8.3 Project complexity
8.4 Project management approach
8.5 Project execution
Practice questions

9. Organisation, information and documentation (20 Seiten)
9.1 Stakeholder needs
9.2 Structure, roles and responsibilities
9.3 Infrastructure, processes and information systems
9.4 Implement, monitor and maintain project organisation
Practice questions

10. Requirements and objectives (13 Seiten)
10.1 Define hierarchy of project objectives
10.2 Identify needs and requirements
10.3 Prioritise requirements and acceptance criteria
Practice questions

11. Scope (13 Seiten)
11.1 Define project deliverables
11.2 Structure scope of services
11.3 Define work packages
11.4 Establish and maintain scope configuration
Practice questions

12. Quality (10 Seiten)
12.1 Develop quality management plan
12.2 Review project and its deliverables
12.3 Verify achievement of project quality objectives
12.4 Plan and organise validation of project outcomes
12.5 Ensure quality
Practice questions

13. Finance (10 Seiten)
13.1 Estimate project costs
13.2 Establish project budget
13.3 Secure project funding
13.4 Financial management and reporting system
13.5 Develop, establish and maintain financial management
Practice questions

14. Power and interests (4 Seiten)
14.1 Personal ambitions and interests of third parties
14.2 Informal power of individuals and groups of individuals
14.3 Third-party personalities and working styles
Practice questions

15. Personal integrity and reliability (6 Seiten)
15.1 Ethical values in decisions and actions
15.2 Sustainability of outputs and outcomes
15.3 Take responsibility
15.4 Act consistently
15.5 Create trust
Practice questions

16. Stakeholders (15 Seiten)
16.1 Identify stakeholders
16.2 Stakeholder strategy and communication plan
16.3 Engage with executive, sponsors and higher management
16.4 Engage with users, partners and suppliers
16.5 Organise and maintain networks and alliances
Practice questions

17. Resources (7 Seiten)
17.1 Develop strategic resource plan
17.2 Define quality and quantity of resources required
17.3 Identify sources of resources
17.4 Allocate and distribute resources
17.5 Evaluate resource usage
Practice questions

18. Negotiations (8 Seiten)
18.1 Identify and analyse interests
18.2 Evaluate options and alternatives
18.3 Define negotiation strategy
18.4 Reach agreements
18.5 Additional sales and acquisition opportunities
Practice questions

19. Procurement (10 Seiten)
19.1 Agree on procurement requirements
19.2 Evaluate and select suppliers and partners
19.3 Negotiations and agreements
19.4 Execution of contracts
Practice questions

20. Results orientation (9 Seiten)
20.1 Evaluate decisions and actions
20.2 Align needs and means
20.3 Healthy, safe and productive working environment
20.4 Promote and sell a project
20.5 Deliver results and get acceptance
Practice questions

21. Time (20 Seiten)
21.1 Establish activities required to deliver project
21.2 Determine work effort and duration of activities
21.3 Decide on schedule
21.4 Sequence project activities
21.5 Monitor progress against the schedule
Practice questions

22. Relations and engagement (9 Seiten)
22.1 Initiate and develop relationships
22.2 Build social networks
22.3 Demonstrate empathy
22.4 Show trust and respect
22.5 Communicate vision and objectives
Practice questions

23. Leadership (9 Seiten)
23.1 Initiate actions
23.2 Ownership and commitment
23.3 Coaching and mentoring
23.4 Power and influence
23.5 Make, enforce and review decisions
Practice questions

24. Teamwork (10 Seiten)
24.1 Select and build team
24.2 Promote cooperation and networking
24.3 Development of team and team members
24.4 Empower teams by delegating
24.5 Learning from failure
Practice questions

25. Resourcefulness (9 Seiten)
25.1 Stimulate and support an open and creative environment
25.2 Apply conceptual thinking
25.3 Apply analytical techniques
25.4 Promote and apply creative techniques
25.5 Promote a holistic view
Practice questions

26. Risks and opportunity (12 Seiten)
26.1 Develop and implement risk management
26.2 Identify risks and opportunities
26.3 Assess probability and impact of risks and opportunities
26.4 Select strategies and implement measures
26.5 Evaluate and monitor risks and opportunities
Practice questions

27. Conflict and crisis (12 Seiten)
27.1 Anticipate conflict and crises
27.2 Analyse causes and consequences
27.3 Mediate and resolve conflict and crises
27.4 Identifyg learnings from conflict and crisis
Practice questions

28. Plan and control (18 Seiten)
28.1 Start project, develop project management plan
28.2 Manage transition to a new project phase
28.3 Control project performance
28.4 Report on project progress
28.5 Assess and implement project changes
28.6 Close and evaluate a phase or the project
Practice questions

29. Change and transformation (16 Seiten)
29.1 Assess adaptability
29.2 Identify change requirements
29.3 Developing change strategies
29.4 Implement change management
Practice questions

Bibliografische Angaben

Auflage: 3rd revised edition 2021

Umfang: 366 Seiten, A4

ISBN: 9783715547947

Art. Nr.: 17941

Code: XPMA 001

Sprache: Englisch

Reihe: IPMA




Strategy Compliance Cultur and values Project design Requirements and objectives Quality Change and transformation Finance Organisation Information and documentation Plan and control Procurement Risk and opportunity Stakeholder Self-management Integrity and reliability Time Leadership and teamwork Relations and engagement Conflict and crisis

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