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Projectification and its impact on societal development in Germany
The number and importance of projects is growing in Germany. A study by the German Project Management Association (GPM) from 2015 shows a growth in the share of project work measured against total working time of approx. 40% in the period between 2013 and 2019. The share differs significantly from sector to sector, e.g. project work is more important in industry than in the public sector. Examples such as the still unfinished major airport in Berlin shows the potential professional project management still has in the public sector in Germany. In 2015, the large number of refugees has posed major challenges for German politics, society and above all for local communities. Using this example, the presentation will illustrate the role projects and project management can play for the societal development.