Better Practices of Project Management



Based on IPMA Competences, ICB Version 4, by John Harmarij published by Van Haren

14 July 2016 – Zaltbommel, Netherlands – Van Haren Publishing has announced the publication of a new book Better Practices of Project Mangement, 4th Edition, based on IPMA Competences and the ICB Version 4.  The book’s author is John Hermarij.  This is the revised edition of the first text book In English specially developed for training for IPMA-D and IPMA-C exams, now based on Version 4 of IPMA’s International Competence Baseline (ICB).

160714-pmwj48-vanharen-BOOKIn this 4th edition, the text has been restructured to align with the structure of the competence elements in the ICB version 4, divided into Practice competences, People competences and Perspective competences. Therefore, this book will be essential guidance and study book for everyone studying for the IPMA-D, IPMA-C and IPMA-B exams. Besides that, it is an extremely rich source book for those project managers that have committed themselves to a lifelong professional development.

In addition, the book had to be applicable to groups of project managers originating from diverse cultures. For this reason, this is not a book that tells how a Westerner must behave in an Arab or an Asian country, but one that looks at the different subjects covered in the ICB, as seen from diverse cultural standpoints.

Each chapter is based on the same structure: Key concepts, Introduction, Actions that lead to competence development, Self-assessment, Special topics, Assignments. Text boxes, additional to the main text, give additional explanation to the main text.

An elaborate Index of terms allows that this book can be used as a highly up-to- information source to all aspects of project management. Next to all that, a web-site is available with videos, discussion fora on specific topics, and the opportunity to discuss with the author. Learn more about the book here.

Van Haren Publishing (VHP) specializes in titles on Best Practices, methods and standards within four domains: IT and IT Management; Architecture (Enterprise and IT); Business Management; and Project Management.  Based in The Netherlands, Van Haren Publishing offers a wide collection of whitepapers, templates, free e-books, trainer materials and more, in Dutch, English and other languages, in the Van Haren Publishing Knowledge Base. For the latest information on VHP publications, visit: www.vanharen.net

Source: Van Haren Publishing