IPMA – All you need to know
Here you will find all the products and free content we have regarding IPMA. Airbornleadership makes both e-learning, books, tools and project management articles a good preparation for your IPMA certification.
As a project manager, it is your job to manage the project professionally. It is important to be able to document that you can carry out projects responsibly and make the most of the resources provided. Many companies therefore want you to have an IPMA certificate if you need to be employed as a project manager.
With an IPMA certification you get paper on your competencies within the three areas of competence: Context, People and Methods. IPMA tests both knowledge and practical skills.
Read more about IPMA down the page and find further information and tools from airbornleadership
Power in Projects, Programs and PortfoliosbookSee more
This book is the international version of the best selling Danish project management book: “Power i projekter og portefølje”. Several Danish universities, higher educational institutions and private course providers use the book. The book covers the most important subjects in IPMA certification and has a very practical approach to the project manager role, providing online access to more than 30 useful tools and templates.
Half DoublebookSee more
The book describes the Half Double method which creates projects with double effect in half the time. Studies show that 86% of the projects using the method reach the success criteria. The methodology has been co-created by 1 consultancy, 3 universities, 17 companies and more than 1,400 dedicated project practitioners. The book is written for all the other passionate project practitioners out there.
Create results through involvement.
Change needs leadership in order to achieve the desired effect. If you as project leader is responsible for driving the change processes and ensure that the changes actually take place, facilitation is one of the answers.
TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of MomentsbookSee more
Take advantage of all the disturbances as a useful opportunity for leadership. Touchpoints are written by strategic management advisor Mette Nørgaard and the former CEO of the American Campbell Soup Company, Douglas Conant
Hierarchy of objectives and Impact casetoolSee more
Download the tool and prepare a hierarchy of objectives or an impact case. The hierarchy of objectives and impact case describes the desired impacts the project must achieve with SMART formulated objectives. It is an essential part of the project definition and is a kind of requirement specification of the project impact. The hierarchy of objectives creates a connection between the project’s deliverables and the impacts. The impact objectives are defined on the basis of a situational analysis to ensure that the project creates the desired return on
Milestone plantoolSee more
Download the tool and see how you as project manager develop a milestone plan or master plan with the project team. The tool describes how a proactive project leader facilitates the planning in the project team, so that you at the same time conduct team building and build quality in the plan. The tool shows how the planning is based on the project scope described in the objective hierarchy. The project plan is built up in workstreams with short feedback loops so that a proactive follow-up is possible.
The project organizationtoolSee more
Download the tool and describe the project organization in detail. The organization contains all your resources, it is the project engine that must ensure professional quality, decision-making competence and involvement of the “customers”. Projects are temporary and many are not familiar with the different roles, therefore it is important that the organization can be clearly described. The tool gives you 6 alternative templates to describe the project organization.
Stakeholder analysistoolSee more
Download the stakeholder analysis as a useful tool for your project management. The stakeholder analysis provides input to your communication plan, change management and knowledge of potential conflicts of interest. As a project manager you need to facilitate workshops and focus groups, in order to gain knowledge from the key stakeholders. You must create stakeholder acceptance concerning the project results. This requires that you know the stakeholders, their desires and concerns.
Risk analysistoolSee more
The risk analysis covers the project’s risks, assesses the severity of the individual risks and prioritizes the risks in question. Finally, the analysis provides solutions to prevent or mitigate these risks. These proposals can be incorporated into the project plan. The tool consists of a number of templates that are easy to use and copy into your report or project description. The templates are in Power Point or Word.
Check the motivationtoolSee more
Download the tool and carry out a check of the motivation in the project team. The many motivational factors affect the individual project participant differently and thus the individual’s commitment and passion for the project. As a project manager, it requires empathy and active listening, to understand how you turn up the motivation of the individual. This tool is based on motivational theories from Daniel Pink, Maslows, Hertzbergs and Czikszentmihalyi and gives you an overview.
The communication plantoolSee more
Download templates for the communication plan. The project’s communication must create and maintain knowledge and support for the project. Communication to the target groups affected by the project’s changes must ensure acceptance and create security. The tool describes various communication models, e.g. the actant model which ensures an appropriate structure of the narrative. In change communication, active listening and involvement is important in your stakeholder approach.
Visual agile planning boardtoolSee more
Download the tool and work visually in the project team. If you work agile or want to use visual methods in a more traditional project, then print the agile planning board in the format you need. It can be used in agile projects whether you work with Scrum, Half Double or other principles. Follow the tool’s instructions on how to build the planning board, conduct planning and follow-up meetings with the project team. The visual planning board ensures overview, short feedback loops, creates commitment and shared focus.
Design the project for impacttheorySee more
If you wish to achieve strategic impact you need to build a bridge between deliverables and impact
Make decisions in a good waytheorySee more
Four strategies for making optimal and legitimate decisions without wasting time
Types of conflict in a projecttheorySee more
As a project manager, it is important to assess what type of conflict you are facing and then choose the solution options based on the type of conflict.
The conflict staircasetheorySee more
As a project manager you should solve the conflict while it is easy before it moves up the stairs and spreads to several project participants.
Motivation according to Dan PinktheorySee more
How to motivate your project participants. The work has to make sense, we want autonomy and we want to improve. Your task as project manager is to set the energy free in the project team.
As project leader you must spread positive energy in the projecttheorySee more
Understand the connection between behavior, thoughts, senses and the six basic feelings.
Understand the uncertainty throughout the projecttheorySee more
We can reduce the internal uncertainty of the project. The uncertainty in the surrounding organization and externally does not disappear