Foundations of Project Management

Hi there,

the first course of my Project Management (PM) class comes to an end. My classmates and I were introduced to the foundations of PM by using the most used of the global standards (PMBOK – Project Management Body of Knowledge). It’s created by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the guide is provided in several languages such as English, Spanish, Chinese, German and several others. Continue reading

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Project Management Global Learning

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last week my last semester of my Masters’ studies started and I have the wonderful opportunity to study at the University of California in Irvine. I got to know great instructors and students already and the best thing is they come from all over the world. My current class on Project Management involves students from Brazil, France, Dubai, India, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Germany (I’m the only one). Continue reading

Adapting to International Flavours – ALDI

This week I remembered the time in Australia when I really wanted to eat something familiar from Germany and suddenly in Mooloolaba I found an ALDI store and I took my chance to eat German Sausages and some German Sweets. And I was surprised how similar the product portfolio was to the German stores. This brought me to the idea to post about the adaptation of this supermarket within the countries it already started to expand to. Continue reading

Adapting to International Flavours – McDonalds

If you are expanding your business internationally you always have to adapt to the country you move to. Have this in mind for all parts of your business – legal issues, employees, financial environment and of course your product for a new target group. There are of course a lot more categories which have to be overviewed when your business is going abroad and I will talk about them in future posts. Of course this also is true for Global Players and since I was hungry and went to McDonald’s today I explored that they offer a Scorcher Peri Peri Burger(Chickenburger with spicy sauce) here in Australia which I have never seen in Germany or the US before. Continue reading

Doing Business in Germany – Part 2

Last week I talked about typical behaviour in different regions of Germany. Today it’s about the common business etiquette.

Greeting:

A short and firm handshake with direct eye contact shows the respect for the business partner. In a meeting with more people you should give everyone a handshake and tell them your last name during this. If everyone is sitting already you can also knock on the table and say Hello during this gesture. Continue reading

Doing Business in Germany – Part 1

A short Analyses of the different Regions

Cultural Differences of German RegionsSince Are-you-global.com is supposed to support you with some information about doing business in a global environment I want to start talking about countries and their business etiquette. Today I want to present information about Germany. Firstly I have to present different regions since there are some differences within the Germans concerning the geographic part they come from. (the map is just an indication of the geographic parts) Continue reading

The Art to say Hello

„Good Day“, „Buenos días“, „Guten Tag“, „你好(Nǐhǎo)”, „Bonjour“, „Buongiorno“, „Bom dia“, „До́брый день“, „こんにちは(Konnichiwa)“, „안녕하세요 (Ann-nyeong-ha-se-yo)“, „Aloha“, „Namaste“, „Nomoskar“, „السلام عليكم (Salam aleikum)“!

Welcome to Hawaii PolynesiaI’m sorry for you if I missed to learn the word to say hello in your native language but I used the 12 most common native languages (plus italian and hawaiian) and I only can say hello to 48% of the Worlds’ population in their native language. Continue reading