CaProSoc 2021 Update


International Research Programme CaProSoc

“Capabilities for delivering projects in the context of societal development”

Alma Mater Europaea ECM



By Mladen Radujkovic and Reinhard Wagner

Maribor, Slovenia

The year 2021 is drawing to a close. On the one hand, this is an opportunity to look back on what has been achieved in CaProSoc, and on the other, to venture an outlook for the coming year. Certainly, 2021 was also marked for all of us by the pandemic and did not allow us to achieve all of our goals. Nevertheless, we all made the best of the situation.

Achievements in 2021:

  • Guest lecture in January 2021 by Reinhard Wagner on the topic of “Projectification of Society” at the Karlstad University in Sweden
  • Keynote in November 2021 by Reinhard Wagner on the topic of “Projectification of Society – How projects will impact our lives!” during the IPMA Peru Congreso Bicentenario 2021
  • Keynote in November 2021 by Reinhard Wagner on the topic of “Projectification of Society – A Leadership Opportunity for Project Management Associations” during the PMI Bulgaria event ProjeXplorer 2021 Navigating the Future of Project Economy
  • CaProSoc supported the Annual Online Conference of Alma Mater Europaea “All About People 2021” with a stream on CaProSoc´s special theme and with great attendance of many of you presenting papers, keynotes and participating in a panel discussion
  • Publication of Radujkovic, Matuhina and Novak on “Phenomenon of Projectification and the Impact on the National Economy – Case of Croatiahttps://hrcak.srce.hr/266884


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How to cite this article: Radujkovic, M. and Wagner, R. (2021). CaProSoc 2021 Update, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue I. January. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/pmwj113-Jan2022-Radujkovic-Wagner-CaProSoc-2021-update-report2.pdf

About the Authors

Prof Mladen Radujkovic, PhD

Zagreb, Croatia
Maribor, Slovenia


Prof. dr. sc. Mladen Radujkovic is Professor of Project Management (PM) and Head of International Doctoral study in Project management at Alma Mater Europaea University (AME ECM) campus Slovenia, also as visiting Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan China 2016 -2019. In 2018. he was elected as member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) Austria, also as Honorary Fellow at International Project Management Association (IPMA) headquartered in Switzerland). Recently, he was appointed as PM² Alliance Chair of the Academia and Universities Advisory Committee at Brussels Belgium. In parallel he is Owner of the consulting company Project, Program and Portfolio Expert (PPPE) and President of the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM), one of the founders of regional PM association (SENET).

For more than 25 years he served as Professor of Project Management and Construction Management at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. During the period 2002-2006. he held position of Vice dean for research, while from 2006-2010. he was Dean at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. From the period 2010-20111 he was member of Rector’s Collegium at University of Zagreb, Croatia. Since 2017 he continued academic career at Alma Mater Europaea University ECM Maribor, being Head and professor of project management and Senate member.

During the last eleven years he was IPMA vice-president for education and research during 2007-2012., President during 2013-2014. and Chair of the IPMA Council of Delegates for 2014-2017. He holds several international certificates in PM, like IPMA level B senior project manager certificate and IPMA level A Executive Consultant and Coach, also as USAID / Booz Allen USA ToT certificate I-IV for infrastructure PM. In year 2018. he received IPMA Honorary Fellowship.

During his career he worked on various jobs including site engineer, project manager, consultant, and professor. At the same time, he held various leadership positions at companies, associations or universities, such as director, vice dean, dean, vice president, president, chairman.

His academic career includes courses conceptualization and teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate university studies, including specialized postgraduate studies titled UNIZG European Projects, UNIZG MBA in Construction, AME ECM Project Management at European Business Studies, also as AME Doctoral Study in Project Management. In parallel he designed and delivered around 80 seminars or workshops related to the project management topics or construction management.

His research activities include head positions for 16 research projects related to the areas of organization or management. He has published more than 200 papers mostly at the international level and focused on project management or construction management topics, out of which more than 50 were published in different journals. He holds reviewer position at 7 international scientific PM journals. He was member of the scientific committee for more than 50 international scientific conferences. In parallel, he delivered some 40 keynote lectures at global conferences, organized in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Finland, Germany, France, Slovakia, South Africa, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, India, Italy, Poland, Brazil, South Korea, Panama, Peru, China, Lithuania, USA, Chile, Italy, Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Indonesia, Slovenia, Iran, Greece, Belgium, and others.

His references also include participation, consulting or management positions for more than 100 different complex local or regional projects in south-east Europe owned by Ilbau Austria, Strabag Germany, Booz Allen Hamilton USA, IPMA International, Importanne, ADRIS Group, EPTISA, Ernst Young Consulting, Croatia insurance, USAID, Croatian waters, IGH, University of Zagreb, AME ECM, etc. implemented in sectors of research & development, infrastructures, construction, tourism, water, transport, entrepreneurship, investment or education, oil & gas.

Dr. Radujkovic can be contacted at mladen@projectexpert.hr


Reinhard Wagner



Reinhard Wagner has been active for more than 35 years in the field of project-related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Automotive, Engineering, and Consultancy, as well as various not-for-profit organizations. As Managing Director of Tiba Managementberatung GmbH, a leading PM Consultancy in Munich/Germany, he supports executives of industrial clients in transforming their companies towards a project-oriented, adaptive and sustainably successful organization. Reinhard Wagner has published 36 books as well as several hundred articles and blogposts in the field of project, program and project portfolio management. In more than 20 years of voluntary engagement he served the German Project Management Association (GPM) as well as the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in a range of leadership roles (including President and Chairman) and was granted for his international commitment with the Honorary Fellowship of several IPMA Member Associations. He was named an IPMA Honorary Fellow in 2021.

Reinhard is Senior Lecturer at the Alma Mater Europaea and Programme Manager for the International Research Programme CaProSoc  “Capabilities for delivering projects in the context of societal development”, Alma Mater Europaea ECM, Maribor, Slovenia. He is currently finishing his doctoral thesis on the topic of Project Society.

Reinhard can be contacted via reinhard.wagner@tiba.de