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

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

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. Introduciton (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 (11 Seiten)
4.1 Identify and reflect on own values and personal experience
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 structured information
6.2 Promote open communication
6.3 Types and means of communication
6.4 Virtual teams
6.5 Humour and change of perspective
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 environment (HSSE)
7.3 Comply with rules of conduct and professional regulations
7.4 Principles and objectives of sustainability
7.5 Evaluate, use and further 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 and information (20 Seiten)
9.1 Stakeholder needs
9.2 Structure, roles and responsibilities
9.3 Infrastructure, processes and information systems
9.4 Implement, monitor and adapt project organisation
Practice questions

10. Requirements, objectives and benefits (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 project scope
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 deliverables
12.3 Verify achievement of quality objectives
12.4 Plan and organise validation of project outcomes
12.5 Assure quality
Practice questions

13. Finance (11 Seiten)
13.1 Estimate project costs
13.2 Create project budget
13.3 Secure project funding
13.4 Financial management and reporting system
13.5 Monitor funding
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 Taking responsibility
15.4 Acting consistently
15.5 Creating trust
Practice questions

16. Stakeholders (15 Seiten)
16.1 Identify stakeholders
16.2 Stakeholder strategy and communication plan
16.3 Engage with executives, clients 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 Quality and quantity
17.3 Identify sources of resources
17.4 Allocate and distribute resources
17.5 Resource utilisation
Practice questions

18. Negotiations (8 Seiten)
118.1 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 Procurement needs
19.2 Evaluate and select suppliers
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 gain acceptance
Practice questions

21. Time (19 Seiten)
21.1 Define activities
21.2 Work effort and duration of activities
21.3 Handling dates and phases
21.4 Sequence of project activities in the process logic diagram and schedule
21.5 Monitor progress against the schedule
Practice questions

22. Relationships 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 Take the initiative
23.2 Ownership and commitment
23.3 Coaching and mentoring
23.4 Power and influence
23.5 Take, implement and review decisions
Practice questions

24. Teamwork (9 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 Learn from failure
Practice questions

25. Resourcefulness (10 Seiten)
25.1 Create 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 opportunities (10 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 Implement and monitor risks, opportunities and action
Practice questions

27. Conflict and crisis (13 Seiten)
27.1 Anticipate conflict and crises
27.2 Causes and impacts of conflict and crises
27.3 Resolve conflict and crises
27.4 Identifying learnings from conflict and crises
Practice questions

28. Plan and control (19 Seiten)
28.1 Start project, develop project management plan
28.2 Transition to a new project phase
28.3 Compare project performance against the project plan
28.4 Report on project progress
28.5 Assess project changes
28.6 Close and evaluate a phase or project
Practice questions

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

Bibliografische Angaben

Auflage: 4th revised edition 2022

Umfang: 386 Seiten, A4

ISBN: 9783715550497

Art. Nr.: E-18401

Code: XPMAE 001

Sprache: Englisch

Reihe: IPMA





Strategy, Compliance, Culture 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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