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Call for Papers on Agility in Project Management

 

P/PM CALLS FOR PAPERS

PM World Journal invites articles and papers about agile program and project management processes and experience

26 April 2017 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to agility in program or project management.   Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, best practices, issues and solutions related to managing projects with agility, or using agile techniques.

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 for managing software projects, Agile project management has grown in popularity around the world, not only for software development but across most information systems/technology and many other industries. While Agile PM generally remains most useful for relatively small teams, and sometimes multiple small teams, it has stimulated widespread interest in the broader use of more “agility” in program and project management.

What does agility really mean in the program/project management context?  What are some examples of agile decision making, organizations where it has been employed, or successful agile project management?  What are the trade-offs, the risks or rewards?  When or where should agility be increased or too much agility be avoided?  Answers to these and many other questions are welcome.

Submitted works for publication can be in any of the following categories:

  • Featured Papers – research based, conference quality, professional papers
  • Student Papers – research reports or papers created for university courses
  • Case Studies – descriptions of real world applications of Agile or agility
  • Advisory Articles – how to implement agile or improve agility
  • Commentaries – short opinion pieces on any related topic
  • Personal Story – discussion of personal experience
  • Creative Works – art, fiction, play, poetry or other imaginative creation
  • Second Edition – previously published paper, if author retains copyright

Questions or original works can be submitted to editor@pmworldjournal.net.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “There remains quite a lot of debate about the applicability of Agile project management for many industries and types of projects.  The concept of agility, however, would seem to be widely useful.  Maybe we can attract some knowledge or perspective on this topic.”

“Many traditional project management models and standards are based on well-established project lifecycle models and systematic approaches,” Pells adds.  “For some projects and organizations, agility and/or agile project management might then carry more risks. So what does experience show?”

Researchers, practitioners and experts are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal.  For author guidelines, visit http://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal.  Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to editor@pmworldjournal.net

 

 

Call for Papers for 30th Anniversary IPMA World Congress in Astana

 

IPMA WC2017 congress program committee issues call for papers on breakthrough competencies for managing change

22 February 2015 – Zurich, Switzerland and Astana, Kazakhstan – The call for papers for the 30th IPMA World Congress has been issued and is open through 30 April 2017. IPMA’s 30th Anniversary World Congress under the theme of “Breakthrough Competencies for Managing Change” will be held on the campus of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan during 5-7 September 2017. Visit the IPMA World Congress website here for more information.

The IPMA World Congress has for several decades been one of the world’s leading conferences on project, program and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of global companies, leading scientists, educators, professors and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGOs and the media. The congress includes three inspiring days with a comprehensive program of best practices, new insights and academic findings combined with world class awards, book launches, networking opportunities, site visits, the renowned IPMA Awards Gala, social events and more.

Kazakhstan Project Management Association and Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation act as organizers of this Congress. Nazarbayev University acts as a General partner of the Congress. The Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Astana serve as Coordinators for the Congress organization.

About 1,000 national and foreign participants from over 60 countries plan to take part in the Congress. In the light of the future work the Kazakhstan is given a unique opportunity to obtain and study the world’s best practices of project management application in various fields of human activity and submit the best Kazakh projects to the world project management community.

Project management researchers, professors, students and teachers, as well as executives, practicing professionals and professional leaders are now invited to submit abstracts for scientific papers, professional presentations, panel discussions, workshops and special sessions for the congress. Program topics are expected to be as follows:

Block 1 (Academic):

  • Methodologies for the development of personnel competence in PM
  • Global challenges, trends and models for the development of organizational competence in PM
  • Development of knowledge systems and formation of competences in PM
  • Cognitive modeling in organizations’ competence development in PM
  • Development of competences in PM based on scientific research and educational programs

Block 2 (Practitioners):

  • Innovative development of PM competences in the real economy sectors: I. Energy II. Mechanical engineering III. Information and communication technologies IV. Space research V. Environmental and natural studies
  • Breakthrough technologies for creation and migration of values in PM of organization
  • Development Breakthrough technologies and competence development of high-tech Companies

Block 3 (Government bodies):

  • Competence development of public sector (public administration) in program management
  • Europe-China “Silk Way” stream
  • Green Technologies (EXPO 2017)

Those papers with the best rating will be selected to present at the WC2017. Conference language is English. For more information, contact aliya.myrzaliyeva@nu.edu.kz

See full Congress Call for Papers here.

Plan to visit beautiful Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan and host city for EXPO2017 to attend the 30th Anniversary IPMA World Congress.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.world/.

Source: IPMA

 

 

Call for Short Papers for 5th IPMA Research Conference in November

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

Research conference in Incheon, Korea on theme: “Project, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?

1 February 2017 – Zurich, Switzerland – The Research Board of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) has issued a call for short papers for the 5th IPMA Research Conference being held in Incheon, Korea during 2-3 November 2017. The theme for the conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?”

The IPMA Research Conference was founded in 2013, and as a Think Tank it aims to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners in project management together who share a common passion for their discipline. During the conference, they will discuss and exchange research ideas and achievements on the topic of projects and its management. The distinctive feature of this small in size conference is the intense dialogue between practitioners and academics which can neither be found at scientific or professional conferences.

The annual International Conference has been held in Germany, China, South Africa and Iceland since its beginning and aims to bring together experts from all countries worldwide to increase the mutual understanding of the global challenges of project managers in various environments and industries. The special spirit of the IPMA Research Conferences can be particularly felt in the World Café sessions where the participants can gain new insight perspectives for today´s challenges in project management.

5th IPMA Research Conference 2017

The theme of the 2017 IPMA Research Conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?” Project management has continuously developed in the last decades like no other management discipline. But although the requirements towards project managers further developed, the definition of success in projects and in project management has remained stable during this time.

Project Management distinguishes between project success (measured against the overall objectives of the project, and a high level of satisfaction concerning the project outcome among the key stakeholders) and project management success (measured against the measures of performance as scope, time and budget).

However success has different meanings to the people as it is linked to culture and values. Success is perceived differently by different stakeholders, or in the different sciences: the macro-economic meaning of success differs from the micro-economic, success in sociology is perceived differently than in psychology, and an individual perceives success differently than a group, an organisation or a society.

The 5th IPMA Research Conference is an opportunity to examine if our understanding of successful projects and their management needs to be worked over. Projects are the means for delivering and implementing strategic beneficial change in organisations and societies. Is the current success definition broad enough to reflect this thinking? As most projects today are part of programs and portfolios, the definition of Project Management success is also to be reflected in a wider sense. Project management success can be considered from input and output oriented perspective, concerning the success criteria and success factors. Do the different stakeholder groups (e.g. the individual project manager, the project team members, the organisation and the whole society) have a different understanding of success?

The 4th IPMA Research Conference 2016 on “Project Management and Sustainability” showed that we need to define success in a more sustainable way to achieve a new way of thinking. Sustainability defined by the UN as “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” forces us to re-think success, both for projects, project managers, organisations and societies. The scope of the 5th IPMA Research Conference 2017 is therefore to explore if the current definition of project and project management success sufficiently reflects the needs of future generations.

This call for short papers is meant to encourage a broad range of submissions. The authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches to defining and developing our understanding of projects and their management.

Subtopics

  • Sustainability and success
  • Ethics and success
  • Culture and success
  • Value/contribution to society and success
  • Others

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit proposals for short presentations of their work in progress, new ideas or recent results. We encourage submissions from all areas related to project management. Short papers should be of no more than 500 words. Authors of accepted short papers will be expected to provide a full paper by May 31, 2017 and to present their ideas in a presentation at the Research Conference.

The short papers should be formatted according to APA/Harvard guidelines and include:

  • Title
  • Abstract (maximum of 200 words)
  • Short presentations of the content
  • References
  • Biographical details of the author

Please submit a pdf of your short paper by March 31, 2017 to: research@ipma.world

Notification of the outcome of the review process will be on April 19, 2017.

For further information please contact: research@ipma.world

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.world/.

Source: IPMA

 

 

Call for Papers for OTMC 2017 in Croatia extended to 1 February

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

16 January 2017 – Zagreb, Croatia – The deadline for abstracts for paper presentations at the 13th International Conference on Organization, Technology and Management in Construction (OTMC 2017) has been extended to 1 February 2017. The conference to be held during 27-30 September 2017 in Poreč, Croatia is sponsored by the Croatian Association for Construction Management (CACM) in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Visit http://www.otmc2017.com/

170116-pmwj54-otmc2017-LOGOConference topics:

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Construction and Project Management Issues
  • Construction Design and Technology
  • General Management and Economics in Construction
  • Information Communication Management Systems in Construction
  • Research and Education in Construction
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment

Authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English within 250 words relating to the conference topics. Abstracts should include the full title of the paper and provide a brief and comprehensive summary stating the purpose, content and conclusions of the manuscript, supported by 3-7 key words.

Key dates:

1 February – Submission of Abstracts
6 February – Acceptance of Abstracts
10 April – Submission of Full Papers
12 June – Acceptance of Papers
10 July – Submission of Camera Ready Papers

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, with best ranked papers also published in a special issue of the OTMC Journal (www.grad.hr/otmcj – indexed in EBSCO, INSPEC, ProQuest Science Journals) and eGFOS (http://e-gfos.gfos.hr/ – indexed in INSPEC). The Chair of OTMC 2017 is Prof Ivica Zavriški, PhD, CACM President.

For abstract submission and further information, contact papers_otmc@grad.hr

Register for the conference at http://www.otmc2017.com/register

 

Call for Papers for 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Theme of 2017 conference: ‘Disruptive Leadership in a Global Economy’

2 January 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – The Call for Papers for the 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium has been issued. The 2017 symposium will be held during 17-18 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

170102-pmwj54-first-jindahlAbstracts are requested for proposed paper presentations at the symposium addressing topics related to major issues project managers face today. While abstracts on any important project management topics are welcome, of greatest interest will be those on new ideas, concepts and experiences associated with the following:

  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • Change Management
  • Innovative or new project/program management approaches and techniques
  • Project management’s impact on the bottom line
  • Project management during crisis
  • Portfolio management and governance
  • Opportunities during disruption & leadership of disruptive projects
  • Entrepreneurial project management
  • Business process improvement
  • PMOs and PgMOs – surviving turbulence
  • Minimizing complexity, maximizing value
  • Agile vs. waterfall
  • Team collaboration and virtual teams

Topics should be aimed at industries and areas of interest to project managers in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, services o fall kinds, and Public Projects and Programs.

The application must include learning objectives for a one hour presentation session and indication of the appropriate PMI Talent Triangle classification for each of the certifications (e.g., 0.5 hour technical, 0.5 hour leadership; 100% applicable to PMP and 10% applicable to RMP). The application form is available for download at http://jindal.utdallas.edu/files/2017_speaker_application_distributed.pdf

Important Dates

Application, abstract, bio and head shot photo due Monday, March 13, 2017.

Selections will be announced no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.

Additional Information

  • Submit your application in .doc or .docx format
  • Incomplete submissions will be returned to the applicant and may be resubmitted with all requirements included
  • Papers must not have been previously published
  • Papers and presentations should be free of commercial sales content
  • Papers and presentations should focus on the subject of the title, and provide new contributions to the topic
  • Speaker expenses are not reimbursed. However, speakers are not charged a fee to attend the 2-day symposium
  • Submit your speaker application to pmsymposium@utdallas.edu

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact pmsymposium@utdallas.edu or 972-883-2656.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://pmworldjournal.net/article/social-project-manager/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Call for Papers for PM World Journal

 

Original articles and papers for December and January editions sought – celebrate 2016 successes; share knowledge to start the new year

21 November 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the December and January editions of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, good practices, issues and solutions related to managing programs and projects in any application, industry or location.

161122-pmwj52-coverThe PMWJ has issued numerous calls for papers over the last few years, all of which remain in effect. Each edition of the PMWJ also contains a variety of content categories, including featured (research based) papers, advisory articles, commentaries, interviews, case studies, reports and book reviews. The “second editions” category provides an opportunity for republication of papers previously presented at conferences or published in a language other than English. Authors of all works published in the PMWJ receive showcase recognition.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “We are seeking original works from authors around the world, especially in transition economies where advancing the profession really requires sharing of experience and information. Even in such basic industries as agriculture, education and healthcare, effective project management can create tremendous value. And technology projects are everywhere now. If you have knowledge to share, please send us an article or paper.”

Questions or original works can be submitted to editor@pmworldjournal.net. For author guidelines, visit http://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Call for Papers for April 2017 Project Management Conference in Riga

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

6th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States set for 27-28 April 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

20 October 2016 – Riga, Lavia – The 6th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 27-28 April 2017. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia.

The Call for Papers is now open, with abstracts due by 10 December. Authors will be notified by 20 December with papers accepted through 8 March 2017. If you are interested to present or publish your paper you can contact conference coordinators by e-mail at Silvija.Bruna@lu.lv or Emils.Pulmanis@lu.lv. By the end of March 2017 registration for listeners and those who wish to present their reports without publication will remain open. More information can be found at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/.

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The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers.

In 2017 we will have 6th anniversary that the Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Latvia together with the Professional Association of Project managers organize an international conference on project management, gathering professionals from a number of countries.

In 2016 eighteen countries were represented (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Iran, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Palestine, Iceland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania), and this year several others are expected to join in. The conference aims to host a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems.

To see list of suggested paper topics and other information about this conference, view the conference brochure here.

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers and the Baltic Controlling Institute. The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, visit the conference website or contact conference coordinators at mailto:Silvija.Bruna@lu.lvor Emils.Pulmanis@lu.lv

 

Call for Papers open for UMD 2017 Project Management Symposium

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence Now Accepting Abstracts for 4th Annual Symposium – Deadline to Submit: 6 November 2016

25 September 2016 – College Park, Maryland, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence is seeking speakers for its fourth annual Project Management Symposium, taking place May 4-5, 2017, at the University of Maryland campus in College Park.

151001-pmwj39-3rd-UMD LOGOSupporting the theme, “Turning Knowledge into Practice,” the Baltimore-Washington area’s premier project management event welcomed its largest-ever audience this past May, with more than 260 experts from industry, government, and academe from all areas of the world.

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit abstracts of papers or presentations to be included in program sessions for the symposium. These papers and presentations on case studies, best practices, and research findings should be of interest to project managers, consulting engineers and architects, construction managers, policy and agency personnel, and researchers and educators.

Requested topics include:

  • Agile/IT
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Defense Best Practices
  • Disaster Management
  • Education
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Performance Management
  • People in Projects (Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Motivation, Negotiation)
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Technology in Project Management

Given the tremendous turnout for the 2016 Project Management Symposium, interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts well in advance of the Nov. 6, 2016 deadline.

In May of this year, symposium attendees took part in nearly 50 information-packed sessions. Building on this momentum, the Project Management Center for Excellence will soon announce its lineup of sought-after keynote speakers, and unveil new sessions, including several with a heavy focus on how technology is reshaping the field. Past speakers have included NASA’s Ed Hoffman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Karen Durham-Aguilera, Lockheed Martin’s W. Michael Hawes, and PMO Strategies’ Laura Barnard.

If you do not wish to submit a paper but would like to attend the 2017 symposium, you may now take advantage of early-bird registration rates.

About the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center. Visit www.pm.umd.edu.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

Call for Papers for IRNOP 2017 at Boston University

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks – Papers due 31 January 2016 for world’s foremost project management research conference

23 September 2016 – Boston, MA, USA – During 11-14 June 2017, the IRNOP conference will be hosted by Metropolitan College, a multi-disciplinary school within Boston University (BU). Metropolitan College is globally recognized for the excellence and academic rigor of its project management programs, and for its pioneering stance in the development of online education.

160923-pmwj51-irnop-bu-logoIRNOP, the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, is the world’s largest network of academic researchers in the program and project management field.  In keeping with its vibrant international spirit, the bi-annual IRNOP conference has been held in 12 cities across the globe since it began. This is the first time that the IRNOP conference has been held in the USA.

A “Call for Papers” has now been issued for the INOP 2017 research conference, the largest of its kind.  IRNOP 2017 website: http://irnopboston.org/

IRNOP 2017 theme

The theme of the 2017 IRNOP conference is The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks. Project management is evolving, and over the last two decades it has shifted from a set of tools that could assist in the execution of actions, to a more complex and dynamic set of process-based and behaviorally-based activities, underpinned by a growing and significant body of research. The modern understanding of the project domain embraces complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty in turbulent environments, and has moved towards an

alignment with broader academic concepts, including complex adaptive systems, operations management, improvisational working practices, and evidence-based management.

IRNOP 2017 is an opportunity to examine the progress made in developing, synthesizing, and challenging the increasing body of knowledge and theory in the project domain, and to assess the current standing of the project-based knowledge base. It may also be an opportune moment to increase our linkages to wider organizational theory, and to consider project management’s interactions with knowledge management and knowledge generation, with change management, with organizational behavior and theory, and with other academic domains. At IRNOP 2017 we also offer the opportunity to examine the research-based foundations for the management of the modern project.

The scope of this call for papers is deliberately drawn widely, to encourage a range of submissions covering many topics and themes, including behavioral and process areas, tools and techniques, and theoretical frameworks. Authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches to defining and developing our understanding of the modern project.

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full papers of no more than 8,000 words. Papers should be formatted according to APA/Harvard guidelines and include:

  • Title page
  • Abstract [200 words or less]
  • Keywords
  • References
  • Illustrations and tables, with captions
  • Biographical details for each author

Please submit a pdf of your full paper to irnop@bu.edu by 31st January 2017.

About IRNOP

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) was founded in 1993 as a community of scholars and practitioners with a common passion for projects and project organizing in temporary organizations. The IRNOP network includes members from all over the world, with cross-disciplinary backgrounds in business, economics, engineering and management. The network prides itself on its independence – avoiding any central administration – and aims to share local project initiatives and innovations on an international platform.  For more about IRNOP, visit http://www.irnop.org/

 

 

Call for Papers on Project Management in Healthcare

 

PM World Journal invites articles and papers about present practice and future project management in health services, hospitals and the medical field

16 September 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to planning and managing programs and projects in healthcare.  Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, best practices, issues and solutions related to managing projects in the health services and medical field, including hospitals and health networks.

160916-pmwj51-healthcare-imageHealthcare and medical treatment are basic necessities for all societies, and represent a huge part of every country’s annual budget and GDP.  In developing economies with young populations, massive investment is needed for provision of basic services.  In countries with aging populations, including many in Asia, Europe and North America, costs and budgets are increasing apace.

In addition, innovation and technology are leading to thousands of projects to introduce new products and services and to upgrade facilities and systems.

Subjects for original articles, research papers or case studies might include planning, implementing and managing projects related to:

  • Emergency health and medical services and treatment;
  • New healthcare facilities and services in rural areas;
  • New facilities and services for aging populations;
  • New hospitals, clinics and medical networks;
  • New healthcare systems and services;
  • New medical information systems;
  • New technologies and solutions;
  • New products;
  • Others

Questions or original works can be submitted to editor@pmworldjournal.net.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “Last year it was Ebola that scared the world, leading to emergency responses, massive investments, procedural changes in many hospitals in most countries, and scaring many.  This year, the Zika virus has emerged as a pandemic in equatorial countries, including the Caribbean and Latin America.  This is one example of where many projects and project management are needed in health care.”

“In many countries as the population ages, we will see many more healthcare programs and projects that need professional project management,” Pells adds.  “This is already a huge industry in the United States, with growth projected for decades to come.  We need to grow a robust body of knowledge for managing programs and projects related to healthcare and medical treatment.”

Researchers, practitioners and experts are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal.  For author guidelines, visit http://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal.  Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to editor@pmworldjournal.net

 

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 authors@pmsaconference.co.za 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 admin@projectmanagement.org.za.

Source: Project Management South Africa

 

Call for Papers on the Program Management Office

 

PM World Journal invites articles and papers about all aspects of PMOs for programs

14 June 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Program/project management experts, practitioners and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to the program management office.  Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, best practices, issues and solutions related to establishing and successfully operating a program-level PMO.

PMW-Journal-Cover 150x188The project management office (PMO) is one of the best known approaches for implementing mature project management processes on large projects. There are many articles, papers, books, conferences and communities focused on the PMO. But programs are different, normally larger than individual projects and often much more complex. The complexities of programs can include the planning and coordination of multiple projects (and project-level PMOs), multiple internal and external stakeholders, communication issues, enterprise financial and political aspects, operational factors, sustainability, return on investment and other considerations.

This call for papers on PMOs for programs is intended to expand the literature, identify new examples and successful experiences, and stimulate new research on this topic.

Subjects for original works might include:

  • Featured Papers – research results related to application of the PMO approach on programs
  • Advisory Articles – how to set up, launch or manage a program level PMO, or deal with the many challenges that entails
  • Personal Stories and Case Studies – examples of a program PMO
  • Commentaries – personal opinions on this issue; what do you think?
  • Second Editions – older works previously presented at conferences or previously published that address this topic

Questions or original works can be submitted to editor@pmworldjournal.net.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “A program PMO deals with different challenges than a project-level PMO. I think it’s also quite different from an enterprise PMO, especially in large organizations such as government agencies. We’re looking for some experience and knowledge that might help program offices and management teams in those situations.”

“In some cases, a manager or leadership team might inherit a program where effective project management has not yet been implemented, either at the enterprise level or on lower-level projects,” Pells adds. “I think this is in fact a big challenge in government and large global organizations. How does one take the bull by the horns, create effective PM policies and processes while helping plan, implement and manage a program consisting of multiple projects. We would like to grow the resource base on this topic in the PM World Library.”

Authors are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal. For author guidelines, visit http://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To read the latest PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal. Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to editor@pmworldjournal.net

 

Abstracts invited for 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference in Sydney

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

14 April 2016 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced a Call for Abstracts to present at the 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference is now open. AIPM is inviting potential presenters to submit abstracts for presentations and workshops for the conference to be held at the Hilton Sydney from 16 to 19 October 2016.

160414-pmwj45-aipm-LOGOThe 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference in conjunction with IPMA will be attended by over 800 project managers, academics, professionals and policy-makers.

Following on from the conference theme “Project Management: Building Capabilities”, AIPM is seeking papers relevant to the following topics:

  • Strategy Implementation
  • Future Proofing
  • The Project Management Toolbox
  • Standing out from the crowd

Presentations can be in the form of case studies on projects demonstrating best practice, innovation, or future challenges in a world full of opportunity and change.

For the opportunity to join these esteemed sector colleagues and present your chosen topic, please visit the 2016 conference website for more information on how to submit your abstract today.

Online submission is the only method of receipt of abstracts. The Call for Abstracts closes on Wednesday 11 May, 2016.

Event Partnership packages are also available for organisations to partner with the 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference, which offer the opportunity to showcase your organisation face-to-face with the decision makers at the largest project management organisations in Australia. For information on how you can partner with the AIPM please contact Michael Berdon, AIPM’s National Corporate Partnerships Manager on (02) 8288 8700 or email mailto:mberdon@aipm.com.au?subject=Event%20Partnerships.

Conference website: http://www.aipm2016.com.au/

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors. AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More about AIPM can be found at http://www.aipm.com.au/.

Source: AIPM

 

 

Proposals for papers and seminars invited for Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium in October

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

UYMS’16 to be held at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Terzioğlu

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler

7 April 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey – The The Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium, UYMS’16, will be held at the Terzioğlu Campus of the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University on October 24-26, 2016. Technical and scientific papers, reports on work in progress and educational seminar proposals are invited.

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UYMS is a platform that brings the Turkish software industry together with academicians to share the latest developments and research carried out in the area. Since its first assembly in 2003, UYMS has played a significant role not only in sharing research results, but also in shaping the future of the national software engineering research and development scene.

This year again the aim of the symposium is to cover a rich spectrum of contents for the benefit of all participants.

The language of the symposium will be Turkish, with abstracts in English to be provided with all submissions. Extended and revised versions of the best five papers will be published in a refereed journal.

Detailed information on UYMS’16 can be obtained from the symposium web site at: http://uyms.comu.edu.tr/

 

 

Final Call for Papers for 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in USA

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Presenters can attend 2-day conference free and receive up to 16 PDUs

29 February 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Abstracts for proposed papers to be presented at the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium are due by Monday, 14 March 2016. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in the Naveen Jindal School of Management in Richardson, Texas, USA. Theme of 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’

150624-pmwj36-early-UTD IMAGEThe two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

Abstracts are requested for paper presentations at the symposium addressing topics related to major issues project managers face today, including the following:

  • Innovative Program/Project Management
  • Project Management’s Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Team Collaboration and Virtual Teams
  • Portfolio Management and Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Project Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Program/Project Management Offices (PMOs)
  • Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management
  • Solving Project Complexity
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Topics should be aimed at industries and areas of interest relevant to project managers in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs. Those whose abstracts are selected will be expected to complete the paper, attend the symposium and make a formal presentation as identified in the final program schedule. Note that presenters can attend for free (a $450 value) and can receive up to 16 PDUs for PMP recertification.

Abstracts with bio and photo are due by Monday, March 14, 2015

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Speaker Application form are available online at http://jindal.utdallas.edu/executive-education/project-management/pm-symposium/ or for more information, contact pmsymposium@utdallas.edu or +1-972-883-2656.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

5th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States

 

FUTURE PM EVENT

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

29 February 2016 – Riga, Latvia – The 5th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 14-15 April 2016. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia.

160229-pmwj44-5th-RIGAThe Professional Project Managers Association (PVPA) together with the University of Latvia are organizing already the fifth international conference on project management, giving practical and theoretical specialists from various countries the opportunity to exchange their opinions on practical and theoretical aspects of project management. Such exchange of knowledge and opinions enables us to develop project management as a professional activity not only within an individual country, but on an international level as well.

The Call for Papers remains open, with papers accepted through 8 March 2016. However if you are interested to present or publish your paper you can contact conference coordinators by e-mail Silvija.Bruna@lu.lv or Emils.Pulmanis@lu.lv.

By the end of March registration for listeners and those who wish to present their reports without publication still remain. More information can be found at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/.

The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers.

Conference language is English. Project management researchers, educators and experts are invited to submit an abstract for paper and presentation on one or more of the following topics:

  1. Project management in public administration,
  2. Problems and solutions in EU funds project management (implementation),
  3. Public-Private-Partnership project management,
  4. Investment project management,
  5. Culture project management,
  6. IT project management,
  7. Construction project management,
  8. Renewable Energy Projects,
  9. Social project management,
  10. Standards on project management,
  11. Professional education and science in project management,
  12. Capacity of organization in project management,
  13. Project Accounting and Auditing,
  14. New directions and findings in project management theory,
  15. Project controlling,
  16. Project Risk Management,
  17. Project finance,
  18. Social aspects in Project management,
  19. Marketing, innovation, creativity in project management.

Sections will be designed according to themes of accepted abstracts. The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed.

Benefits and reasons for joining the conference:

  1. Meet the professionals, scientists and Ph.D. students in Project Management and listen to their experience from different countries all over the world
  2. As PMP, PMI-ACP or other PMI certified professionals you could earn PDU’s to be claim for maintaining your certification
  3. Publish your research paper in conference proceeding book with ISBN number and direct indexing with EBSCO.
  4. Selected papers will be considered to publish on Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). The PMWJ (ISSN 2330-4480), a non-refereed electronic publication registered with the US Library of Congress, is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest intermediary between publishers and libraries. Contents of the PMWJ will be included in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete databases.
  5. Enlarge your network with new professional peers
  6. Widen your knowledge from European top Project Management speakers
  7. Stand up from the crowd and make your voice heard in interactive discussions
  8. Increase your sociability by gaining new friends who share the same ideas as yours
  9. Get the latest information about growing your professional career
  10. Help the Project Management community to grow and to have a stronger voice

This is a particularly important aspect for Latvia, since the coming years will bring many large-scale projects both in railway reconstruction and big construction objects, such as the new concert hall, as well as various sizeable event organization.

To see full news announcement, click here

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers and the Baltic Controlling Institute.

The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, visit the conference website or contact conference coordinators at Silvija.Bruna@lu.lv or Emils.Pulmanis@lu.lv

 

4th Mega-Projects Workshop: Theory meets Practice

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Expressions of Interest invited for May conference in Rome

11 February 2016 – Rome, Italy – A 4th Mega-Projects Workshop: Theory meets Practice will be held at LUISS University in Rome, Italy, on May 19-20, 2016. This year, Innovation, Learning, and Design in Mega-projects will be the unifying theme of the workshop. For more information, please review the attached call for expressions of interest.

160211-pmwl-luiss-IMAGEThe workshop will bring together scholars and practitioners to further understanding of mega-projects: it will allow established and emerging scholars to present their work, interact with other scholars studying related topics, transfer lessons learned across mega-projects and to the participating organizations, and hear the latest trends in mega-projects research.

Academic researchers and practicing professionals can submit an expression of interest in participating and presenting your work to Francesca Di Pietro (fdipietro@luiss.itbefore March 15th, 2016. Authors will be notified by April 15th, 2016.

 

Call for Industry Presentations for April KwaZulu Natal Regional Conference in Durban

 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

14 January 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) cordially invites practitioners and enthusiasts to submit a high-quality, original abstract followed later by a final presentation to be delivered at the PMSA KZN Regional Conference 2016.

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PLEASE NOTE:

The following deadlines have been extended:

  • Submission of themes and summaries: Thursday, 28th January

  • Notification of acceptance: Thursday, 4th February

CONFERENCE THEME: Project Managing your Success

The 2016 KwaZulu Natal Regional Conference is about enhancing your own success as a project manager, and sharing how you have achieved success, or learned from failure in your strategic projects. The public and private sectors are increasingly delivering on their mandate and strategic objectives through projects. It’s an exciting time for project managers as notable transformation and infrastructure projects roll out across the country and the continent.

South Africa has a wealth of knowledge in successfully delivering projects and this conference is an opportunity to learn from that success. Delegates will be exposed to thought leadership, best practices, case studies and insight into projects that are shaping the region.

Presentations are invited that fall into one of the categories below:

  • Best practices: Proven methodologies and success stories on projects grown and / or delivered in South Africa and Africa
  • Research and Innovation: What we’ve learned and what we know about overcoming challenges that prohibit project success
  • Insights into the nature of project management as it applies to the region and the country
  • Technology: How IT and telecoms are enabling better project management
  • PM for the greater good: Applying project management to social causes. Including people, planet and profit in our project practices and realising some of the socioeconomic imperatives on the continent.
  • Applying ethical practice as project practitioners
  • Updating the project toolkit: Tips, tools and techniques that pave the way for effective project management.
  • Project People: Individual characteristics and traits that serve companies and individual practitioners when rolling out projects in the region and in South Africa.

For further details and submission requirements please click here

Should you wish to attend the conference as a delegate kindly follow the link below for further information:

PMSA KwaZulu Regional Conference 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact: Dilshaan Duearte at events@projectmanagement.org.za or 011 257 8048     

160114-pmwj42-pmsa-LOGO.jpgProject 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 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 admin@projectmanagement.org.za.

Source: PMSA       

 

Call for Papers for 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in USA

 

Theme of 2016 conference: ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’

30 December 2015 – Richardson, TX, USA – The Call for Papers for the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium has been issued. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in the Naveen Jindal School of Management in Richardson, Texas, USA. The two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

151230-pmwj42-first-UTDAbstracts are requested for paper presentations at the symposium addressing topics related to major issues project managers face today. While abstracts on any topics related to project management are welcome, of greatest interest will be those on new ideas, concepts and experiences associated with the following:

  • Innovative Program/Project Management
  • Project Management’s Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Team Collaboration and Virtual Teams
  • Portfolio Management and Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Project Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Program/Project Management Offices (PMOs)
  • Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management
  • Solving Project Complexity
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Topics should be aimed at industries and areas of interest relevant to project managers in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs.

Abstracts with bio and photo are due by Monday, March 14, 2015

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Speaker Application form are available online at http://jindal.utdallas.edu/executive-education/project-management/pm-symposium/ or for more information, contact pmsymposium@utdallas.edu or +1-972-883-2656.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Call for Papers on Resilience and Project Management

 

PM World Journal invites articles and papers about resilience for projects, programs, organizations and leaders

21 December 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to resilience.  Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, best practices, issues and solutions related to preparing for, responding to or recovering from emergencies, disasters or extreme change.

151221-pmwl-resilience-IMAGEResilience has been defined as “the capacity to anticipate risk, limit impact and bounce back rapidly through survival, adaptability, evolution and growth in the face of turbulent change.” (Prieto, et al, 2015: ref 1) “Resilience is the ability to reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events of scale.” (Prieto, 2015: ref 2)

Resilience is “the ability to resist, absorb, recover from, or successfully adapt to adversity or change of conditions such as a terrorist attack, hurricane, earthquake or technological failure (dam collapse or power plant failure, for example.” (DHS 2009, ref 2)

Subjects for original works might include:

  • Featured Papers – research results related to resilience in projects or project management, or related to disaster response and recovery.
  • Advisory Articles – how to create or encourage more resilience in project organizations and teams
  • Personal Stories and Case Studies – examples of resilience in PM.
  • Commentaries – personal opinions on this issue; what do you think?
  • Second Editions – older works previously presented at conferences or previously published that address this topic

Questions or original works can be submitted to editor@pmworldjournal.net.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “Resilience has become a major topic in the project management field recently. We have even published some articles in the PMWJ on this topic. But it really is a big subject, considering how many organizations, industries, cities, countries and programs and projects around the world are impacted by significant and unexpected changes.”

“In light of the global impact of climate change, natural disasters and the horrific terrorism spawned by ISIS, resilience has become a very important topic among world leaders,” Pells adds. “It’s also incredibly important in the project management field, where risks associated with disasters or other disruptive changes can be catastrophic. We would like to grow the resource base on this topic in the PM World Library during 2016.”

Researchers, practitioners and experts are invited to submit their original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal. For author guidelines, visit http://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To read the latest PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal. Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to editor@pmworldjournal.net

References:

  1. Resilience: Managing the Risk of Natural Disaster, by Bob Prieto, Jeff Plumblee, David Vaughn and Jonathan Vaughn, Fluor, 2015; http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-prieto/resilience-managing-the-risk-of-natural-disasters/paperback/product-22219550.html
  2. Resilience: An Engineering and Construction Perspective; by Bob Prieto, with David Vaughn and Jeff Plumblee; ©2015, http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-prieto/resilience-an-engineering-construction-perspective/paperback/product-22246190.html