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This paper focuses on the extension of project procurement concepts and processes with the aim of integrating sustainable procurement into the project management methodology provided by the PMBOK framework. The starting point is to include sustainability into the organisational structure. Subsequently, a bridge is built between the organisations'… (More)
Lean project management will improve existing concepts and standards on project management. Here we focus of extensions of project management standards to shape lean project management.
E-learning is one of the pillars of modern higher education and there are many systems that support e-learning and many applications. Today the scope of e-learning goes more and more beyond individual universities. Study programs are often installed in a consortium of cooperating universities. In this case students and staff need access to e-learning… (More)
In classification systems like eCl@ss the number of classes grows and products like for example, screws are spread across several segments related to selected applications or industries. Entropy functions on test sets are used to calculate the dispersion of products across the classification system. For such dispersed classes the corresponding property… (More)
Extensions of project management processes according to PMBOK<sup>®</sup> are introduced to improve project management, esp. project control. A new knowledge area for sustainability management in projects is introduced with a base set of new processes.
TRIZ - “teoriya resheniya izobretatelskikh zadach” (Russian abbreviation) - the theory of inventive problem solving - is a powerful creativity technique, which was originally applied as an engineering tool, but now is being extended to other areas as management and business. This paper shows how to apply the TRIZ tool - 40 Inventive Principles… (More)
Structures and linguistic concepts of thesauri are analyzed and compared. Proposals for the improvement of thesauri are developed.
In classification systems like eCl@ss , UNSPSC , or Nato Code  the number of classes grows and the number of properties to describe the products of given classes grows. New ontologies following ISO 13584 [4, 5] with better data models for the classification are prepared and will be installed within the next years to manage the classification of… (More)
One essential part of e-business is the exchange of product data between business partners. Classifications have been developed as a means to clearly describe the semantics of product descriptions. They provide schema elements like properties and classes and define their semantics by some formal relationships and some textual (informal) definitions. This… (More)