>> Joint Survey Project with PMI, the Project Management Institute

Update May 5, 2020: The survey has been closed. A big thank you to all participants. We are know in the process of evaluating the results and will publish a report on them in due course.

Also, kudos to PMI for the cooperation!


SISSELN, SWITZERLAND, April 23, 2020: 

The Project Business Foundation is proud to have entered a partnership with PMI®   to learn more about the challenges facing professionals and organizations in Project Business Management during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Both associations want to know: 

  • How is Project Business affected by the current crisis 
  • What can we do to support you during these times? 

Please access the survey here and participate!

Download the invitation letter.

>> Three New Corporate Partners for the Project Business Foundation

SISSELN, SWITZERLAND, March 09, 2020 (Updated 10 April 2020):

The Project Business Foundation is proud to have two new Education & Consulting Partners and one Sponsoring Partner:

Cora Systems (Ireland) Sponsoring Partner

Cora Systems (Ireland):

Cora Systems is powering best-practice enterprise PPM.

Cora Systems is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies.

The platform delivers global consistency, powerful insights, total control and enterprise-wide visibility.

Cora works with leading organizations around the world across an array of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, government, engineering, construction and more.

Contact:  Cora HQ, +353 83 0030121

IBS Academy (Belgium) Education & Consulting Partner

IBS Academy (Belgium):

IBS Academy is a Competence Centre for Collaboration in Project Business, building successful client - vendor collaboration and aligning interests: technical, commercial, contractual, quality, risks, etc. The collaborative performances of individuals and organizations involved in Project Business can be greatly improved with specific methods.
IBS Academy provides specialized trainings and methods to successfully address Project Business within professional collaborative relationships. It addresses the different functions involved in Project Business, including Sales, Procurement, Project Management, Executive Management, etc. Collaboration makes the difference in Project Business between success and failures. Win Projects. At the start.
Contact: Daniel Galiana, +32 478.848.881,

Wuttke & Team (Germany) Education & Consulting Partner

Wuttke & Team (Germany):

Wuttke & Team is your competence hotbed for project success, no matter if classic, agile or hybrid. Real project competence requires an excellent team and leadership culture and the tailored use of proven methods and techniques.
 We support individuals, teams and organizations on their path to excellence. Wuttke & Team provides dedicated education and training to effectively improve project competence. These include hybrid and blended learning approaches taking the need for role-specific as well as time and cost efficient approaches into account.
Contact: Thomas Wuttke, +49 8152 929820, 

Stuff for Physical Distancing

>> Reads for Better Project Business

The Perspective of Women

Ipek Sahra Ozguler

Women have an essential role in project business management. The impact of women-led businesses on the  discipline is significant. However, what are their experiences when they do projects?

The book is a collection of outstanding interviews, many highlighting the challenges and successes of women in the project management field. The questions and answers highlight the challenges and roadblocks that many women still face in too many organizations and on too many projects. Gender bias is real. Women are still overlooked, underpaid, challenged to over perform, with their efforts too often discounted.

Project Business Management

Oliver F. Lehmann

Oliver Lehmann's Project Business Management is the seminal book, describing the dynamics of success and failure in cross-corporate project business and recommending good practices for people and organizations involved, 

Roughly half of all project managers have to lead customer projects as profit centers on contractor side with two big objectives: making the customer happy and bringing money home. Customer projects are a high-risk business on both sides, customers and contractors, but the dynamics of this business have so far been mostly ignored in literature.

Connective Leadership

Jean Lipman-Blumen

There is no project business without connective leadership. When a project follows the path from cross-functional to cross-corporate, extending over the protective borders of the performing organization, the practices and behaviors of its leaders in charge across the organizations involved have to do that too. 

This is the book talking about these behaviours. 

Based on extensive research analysing the leadership styles of more than 5,000 leaders and managers world-wide, Lipman-Blumen has developed an innovative nine-part strategy for flourishing despite the demands of inter- and intraorganizational relationships.

The Culture Map

Erin Meyer

An important aspect of project business is the tendency to not only be cross-corporate, but also cross-national and cross--cultural. However, people in charge are mostly uneducated in project business. Here is the book to help understand cultural commonalities and differences and turn issues into new opportunities.

Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It’s no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out.