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Call for Research Papers for PMSA 2016 Conference in Johannesburg

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Invitation to academic and professional researchers to support Innovation in project management theme

15 June 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) will hold their 2016 biennial national conference under the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. PMSA is now inviting researchers to submit abstracts for scientific research papers for presentation at the conference. To access the conference website, click here.

160615-pmwj47-pmsa-IMAGEThe speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.

Project management often provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking. The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage.

PMSA cordially invites researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts to submit high-quality, original abstracts for research papers. All abstracts that successfully pass the review process will be followed by a final research paper for presentation at the 2016 conference and publication in the official conference proceedings. Abstracts not longer than 500 words in English are due by email to [email protected] not later than 6 July 2016. Click to access the 2016 PMSA Conference, First Call for Research Papers or click here for full call for papers.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa. PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis. For more information, visit http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/ or contact [email protected].

Source: Project Management South Africa