Welcome to the largest, most comprehensive Conference for Global Project Management Best Practices in Greece. All in one place you can:

  • Gain practical and technical knowledge needed to get ahead in the Project Management Profession and
  • Exchange ideas and network with international speakers and colleagues from around the world who face the same issues as you are in the Project Management arena. 

Best Practices 2008 

Keep it simple, focus on the soft skills 

Athens, 23 June 2008 – Hellenic American Union Center of Excellence in Project Management, the leading provider of project management professional education in Greece, recently concluded its most successful open conference event. The 3rd Int’l Athens Conference on Project Management Best Practices 2008, was attended by nearly 200 clients and partners from Greece and abroad.

The conference was rated with high scores – 8,2% - compared to other conferences that participants have attended. 

Key lessons learned:

  • Project Management is changing as it is rapidly recognized worldwide as a separate field of professional activity and endeavour
  • Soft skills are of profound importance. We should prioritise our investment in Leadership, Management and Project Management competence and make this work with tools that we have.
  • We should decide whether we are working in true project driven organisations or not.
  • Keep the organization simple and lean
  • Know what you want to do and how you are going to do it
  • Focus on the process and way of working before the tools
  • Keep it simple – the rule of five
  • Work doesn’t get done by the project, it’s done by the people
  • If you do not get the requirements right the rest of the project becomes meaningless
  • Project managers vs sponsors: refuse to dance the dance for fools
  • Never, ever give up!

We also want to send a very special thank you to all speakers, sponsors and our partners for make this event a huge success for the third time. 

Next year’s event is scheduled on June 15, 2009.

In this web site, you can find the conference presentations, photos and information about the Center of Excellence in Project Management. 


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