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. The project management system (13 Seiten)
1.1 Development of project management
1.2 What is a project?
1.3 What do programme and portfolio mean?
1.4 Project types
1.5 What is project management?
1.6 Why is project management important?
1.7 Elements of the project management system
1.8 Project environment

2. Thinking in terms of systems (7 Seiten)
2.1 What is a system?
2.2 Systems engineering

3. Project, programme and portfolio orientation (6 Seiten)
3.1 Project orientation
3.2 Programme orientation
3.3 Portfolio orientation

4. Introduction of PPP management (7 Seiten)
4.1 Benefits of PPP management
4.2 Requirements for the introduction
4.3 Approach

5. Permanent organisation (6 Seiten)
5.1 Strategy of an organisation
5.2 Structures of an organisation
5.3 Culture of an organisation

6. Business, systems, products and technology (7 Seiten)
6.1 Business
6.2 Systems, products and technology

7. Personnel management (6 Seiten)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Recruiting project personnel
7.3 Developing project personnel
7.4 Assessing project personnel

8. Health, security, safety and environment (4 Seiten)
8.2 Safety
8.3 Security
8.4 Environment

9. Finance and legal aspects (4 Seiten)
9.1 Finance
9.2 Legal aspects

10. Project management success (5 Seiten)
10.1 Bounded rationality
10.2 Project management success vs. project success
10.3 Critical success factors for project work

11. Interested parties (7 Seiten)
11.1 Identifying interested parties
11.2 Determining stakeholder expectations
11.3 Determining the influence of stakeholders
11.4 Determining and visualising the relationships

12. Project requirements and objectives (9 Seiten)
12.1 Defining project objectives
12.2 Defining the project requirements
12.3 Checking the feasibility

13. Risk and opportunity (7 Seiten)
13.1 Identifying risks and opportunities
13.2 Assessing risks and opportunities
13.3 Visualising risks and opportunities
13.4 Reporting on risks and opportunities
13.5 Managing risks and seizing opportunities

14. Quality (7 Seiten)
14.1 Quality management
14.2 Project and project management quality
14.3 Project excellence
14.4 Test methods

15. Project organisation (12 Seiten)
15.1 Tasks of the project organisation
15.2 Forms of project organisation
15.3 Roles and task owners in projects

16. Teamwork (5 Seiten)
What is a project team?
Tasks of a team
Team development

17. Problem resolution (5 Seiten)
17.1 Identifying and evaluating problems
17.2 Documenting and communicating problems
17.3 Tackling symptoms or creating solutions

18. Project structures (6 Seiten)
18.1 The plan of plans
18.2 The levels of the work breakdown structure
18.3 Forms of the work breakdown structure
18.4 Choosing the structural form
18.5 The work package

19. Scope and deliverables (5 Seiten)
19.1 Scope and content of work
19.2 Deliverables
19.3 Estimating the costs

20. Time and project phases (13 Seiten)
20.1 Project phases
20.2 Process models
20.3 Sequencing
20.4 Time scheduling

21. Resources; cost and finance (8 Seiten)
21.1 Resources
21.2 Cost and finance

22. Procurement and contract (4 Seiten)
22.1 Procurement
22.2 Contracts

23. Changes (12 Seiten)
23.1 Managing changes
23.2 Managing the configuration

24. Control and reports (12 Seiten)
24.1 Project control
24.2 Designing the project report
24.3 Approach to generating a project report
24.4 Strategies and measures

25. Information and documentation (5 Seiten)
25.1 Information
25.2 Documentation

26. Communication (13 Seiten)
26.1 What is communication?
26.2 Forms of communication in the project
26.3 Communication plan

27. Start-up (4 Seiten)
27.1 Why is a project needed?
27.2 Proposing and commissioning a project
27.3 Hold a kick-off meeting

28. Close-out (9 Seiten)
28.1 Ensuring the utilisation of the results and preparing the close-out
28.2 Evaluating the project
28.3 Generating the final report

29. Leadership (7 Seiten)
29.1 Tasks of project leadership
29.2 What is leadership?
29.3 Leadership styles
29.4 Delegation

30. Self-control (6 Seiten)
30.1 Perception
30.2 Decision making

31. Consultation and negotiation (6 Seiten)
31.1 Consultation in the project
31.2 Negotiation

32. Conflict and crisis (15 Seiten)
32.1 What is conflict?
32.2 Types of conflict
32.3 Hot and cold conflict
32.4 Identifying conflict and resistance
32.5 Conflict escalation
32.6 Managing conflict
32.7 Crisis and resistance in the project

33. Other important elements of behavioural competence (12 Seiten)
33.1 Results orientation and efficiency
33.2 Reliability
33.3 Assertiveness
33.4 Engagement and motivation
33.5 Relaxation and stress management
33.6 Values appreciation
33.7 Openness
33.8 Creativity
33.9 Ethics

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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