The 9th annual graduate of the year (2011) awards took place in Dublin on December 6th. These awards are designed to recognise and honour excellence in project management.
Three recently accredited IPMA Level B professionals – each from radically different sectors - explain the rationale for pursuing this qualification.
A benchmark study by PM Solutions, “State of the PMO 2010,” indicates that PMOs have entered a remarkable breakout phase in terms of maturity and influence. More than half of these organizations now report to the highest levels of management; and, even more gratifying, their value to the organization is unquestioned
The field of project management is being embraced by organizations everywhere as both “strategic” and operationally “necessary”. This emerged both before and during the recent global economic contraction of 2008-2010.
This growing demand for project management has spawned a great increase in the need for project management education, certification and training..
60 delegates from countries as far afield as Brazil and China convened in Dublin last weekend to commence work on the latest version (4.0) of the IPMA Competence Baseline known throughout the world as ICB. This is the standard used by the IPMA certification system to accredit project management professionals in over 50 countries around the world.
IRELAND’S BRICKS and mortar building boom might be a distant memory but a virtual building boom is taking place in Dublin, which was confirmed when internet giant Google said it would build a €75 million home for its computers in the capital.
Having expanded at an unsustainable rate in the years up to 2007, output and employment in the construction industry has collapsed leading to a loss of many essential skills.
The health and viability of the construction industry is of key importance in the provision of a sustainable infrastructure at economic cost.
During the PMI EMEA congress in Dublin in May 2011, former Vice President of IPMA and Director General of the Institute of Project Management Ireland, Ed Naughton, met with PMI’s CEO Mark Langley. Beth Partleton, current Chair of the PMI Board of Directors, also attended the meeting.
This is the Institute’s seventh annual report on the Irish Project Management community and is jointly undertaken by the Institute of Project Management and UCC Dept. of Management and Marketing. The survey took place in five geographic regions – Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford and encompassed in excess of two hundred participants from a wide variety of sectors.
Although surrounded by much hype, most analysts agree that cloud computing – software applications and data accessed through and stored within the internet – has the potential to be a paradigm-shifting advance as significant as the advent of the internet.
Social Media Megastars Drawn to Dublin for PMI EMEA Congress and Dublin Web Summit
Ireland has been ranked as the number one destination globally for jobs created by inward
investment, a new report shows.
The Convention Centre Dublin is the first state-owned, public-access building to be
constructed and will provide Ireland with an opportunity to compete for a share of the
estimated €40 billion global conference market.