IPMA Expert Seminar 2016 - Zurich, Switzerland

Thursday 18th February 2016 morning to Friday 19th February 2016 evening>

Future Trends in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management




1 Business orientation of projects (Antonio Calabrese)

In the Business Orientation Theme questions are, for example, how projects can be designed and

controlled for business success and sustainability, how can it made sure that the future (!) business,

operation and maintenance requirements are taken into account during the project life cycle, how the

(future) realisation of the benefits will take place.

2 Governance, permanent organisation and project organisation (Rodney Turner)

Influence of the new PP&PM government conditions (strategy, business orientation, portfolio

managers, programme managers, PMO, users, operators, stakeholder management) on the

leadership style. The may be declining freedom of the project management due to the growing

influence of the organisational context. Dealing with the uncertainty of the external context (market,

politics, environmental regulations and incentives) and the respective changes in the strategy for the


3 Classical vs. Non-classical project management (John Hermarij)

With the Theme classical vs. no-classical PM we ask if there is something like "classical PM (Mozart

and Beethoven)" e.g. iron triangle, ICB Version 3, PMBOK Guide. What are the opportunities and

risks of non-classical PM (like agile methods, target changes, values of architecture, compliance to

business ethics)? What is the precise meaning of “project success”, “project failure”, “PM


4 Strategic Project Management (Mladen Vukomanovic)

Contextual aspects of individuals working for projects, programmes and portfolios (3P) have gained

importance over the technical aspects. Although the 3P execution efficiency and effectiveness is

critical to their success, the way the 3Ps are related to its context e.g. strategy implementation is

crucial for the long term success of an organization. Top performing organizations are ones willing to

pursue standardization, talent management and strategic alignment. An individual needs to

understand how to operate in such a context towards fulfilment of the desired strategy. What is the

best path an organization should pursue in order to change the mind sets of their people from the

traditional 3P management into the strategic one?


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