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Brigitte Schaden


Brigitte Schaden is acting President of Projekt Management Austria (PMA), Austria’s largest project management association and IPMA member association. She also holds the position of Chair of the Board of Directors of GAPPS (Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards), leads through IPMA certifications as International Assessor on a global scale and has given speeches on six continents. She fulfilled various functions within the IPMA, including four years as Vice President for Certification. From 2009 to 2010, she acted as the organisation’s first female President.

As Managing Director of BSConsulting, she advises national and international corporations, organisations and individuals on a wide range of topics. She also gives lectures at several universities in Austria and is part of the expert network enable2change. Before being named President of PMA in 2003, Brigitte Schaden successfully built a career in the international quality and project management industry.

She is passionate about helping organizations and business leaders to be more successful in today's VUCA project environment. Her specialties include: business mediation, coaching as a support function in change processes, standards in project management, managing project-oriented companies and social competences and leadership in an international context. 

After more than 25 years of developing people, managing projects and consulting project-oriented organizations, she noted that the most important factor in leading projects to success is Social Competence. In her eyes, poject management is a living practical science. Let’s hear her story and observations:

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