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PM Solutions’ CEO and Founder J. Kent Crawford Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

 

4 April 2017 – Chadds Ford, PA, USA — PM Solutions, a project management consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations drive performance and operational efficiency, has announced that its president and founder, J. Kent Crawford, is the recipient of the 2017 PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors those who have made significant and continuous contributions over the entirety of their career to the field of project management.

This year’s award will be presented at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at JACK Casino in Cincinnati as part of the 2017 Mega Event: Navigating Projects in Turbulent Times. As the 2017 recipient, Kent Crawford will be presenting a session titled, “Four Keys for Life, Love, and Profession,” focusing on combining his passion for project management with helping organizations achieve their own strategic goals.

“I’m flattered to be recognized by PMI’s Southwest Ohio Chapter as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Crawford. “It has been wonderful to help organizations implement project management in a way that has significantly impacted their bottom line and changed the way they do business. Being a part of this PM community for more than 35 years has been invaluable in so many ways, but none more important than the relationships I have been fortunate enough to develop and cherish along the way.”

With a well-established career of notable successes and accomplishments, Crawford has been a consistently influential member of the project management community and highly respected as a thought leader. He is the former President and Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, an honored PMI Fellow. He was also a founding officer of PMI’s Southwest Ohio Chapter and led the chapter during one of its fastest growing and most innovative times. As a business leader, Crawford established PM Solutions in 1996 and has sustained the successful consultancy, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. PM Solutions continues to deliver expert project management services to help organizations and their people perform to maximum potential. He is also an award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office, as well as many other book publications, and a sought-after speaker at business conferences worldwide.

To register for the full two-day mega event, visit the event page. To contact Kent Crawford for speaking engagements, email PM Solutions at pmexperts@pmsolutions.com.

About PM Solutions
For more than 20 years, PM Solutions has been helping clients drive business value through improved project management capability. Comprehensive offerings provided by PM Solutions include PPM process improvement, PMO transformation, program and project management resources, and corporate training and competency development delivered through its training division, PM College®. PM Solutions serves a diverse client base that includes some of the world’s leading organizations in industries such as manufacturing, IT, energy, insurance and financial services. For more information, visit www.pmsolutions.com.

 

 

Andrew Osayande in Nigeria completes research internship

 

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Project management student at the Federal University of Technology Akure completes research internship for PM World Library

23 February 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr Andrew Shadrach Osayande has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Andrew began his internship in September 2016 and completed the program on January 9, 2017. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/andrew-shadrach-osayande/.

 Andrew Shadrach Osayande is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria. Shadrach is an active member of the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC Nigeria) and is currently the education and training officer of IPMA YC FUTA. During four years of his academic pursuit, Shadrach has held titles such as Judge of the FUTA Students’ Union (FUTASU). His primary subject of research interest is ICT project management.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the everything in the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Andrew did excellent work for us, identifying interesting and useful project management resources for the library. His identification of professional bodies in Nigeria was especially helpful, as well as his links to useful project management tools and solutions.”

Andrew stated, “The internship was interesting and useful for my studies. Finding good project management resources online helped reinforce some of the topics we studied in PM courses. I appreciated this opportunity and have recommended the library to some of my friends.”

Pells added, “Andrew delivered his final research results on 9 January, so we are a little late in recognizing his achievement. Nevertheless, we really appreciate his efforts and very useful research. We now wish him every success as he continues his studies and begins his project management career.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc., which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global platform for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Alok Kaushik in India completes research internship

 

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Recent master’s level graduate from Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi completes research internship for PM World Library

20 January 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Mumbai, India – PM World has announced that Mr Alok Kaushik has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Alok began his internship in late January and completed the program in November 2016. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldlibrary.net/alok-kaushik/.

170120-pmwj54-Alok-PHOTOAlok Kaushik is pursuing a post graduate program in business at MISB Bocconi. Alok holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science, and has five years of work experience in ERP systems.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Alok was an outstanding research intern. He identified and provided information related to some very useful project management resources. His recent research results related to NASA led to our creating a very robust section in the library where everyone can access many useful resources.”

Alok stated, “The internship for PM World Library was really interesting and useful. I had to take a few breaks during my final semester, but returned with enthusiasm to finish. I hope my research will be helpful to others and I thank Professor Marco Sampietro of SDA Bocconi for recommending me.”

Pells added, “Alok actually completed his internship in November, but some of the results were so full of information that we converted them into several. It then took some time to catch up, with his last results posted in January. His total exceeded the internship requirement, for which we are grateful.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global platform for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Alan Garvey to Provek in UK

 

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17 January 2017 – London, UK – Provek has just announced that Alan Garvey (pictured below), previously managing director EMEA for the project management training company, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution (formerly ESI International), will join Provek on 1 February as Business & Operations Director.

170117-pmwj54-provek-GARVEYChris Bevan, chairman, commented “This is a real coup for Provek. Alan brings with him experience of growing similar businesses to Provek, especially internationally, and we look forward to working with him. Alan’s arrival will enable Andrew Delo, managing director, to focus on further developing The PM Channel and the assessment products which are unique to Provek.”

Alan will be responsible for developing and executing the overall business strategy including both training and consultancy.

After nearly 10 years employed by Provek, Neil Mooney will transition to supporting the company as an associate from 1 February. This will enable him to pursue other personal interests.  Neil will continue on the Provek board as a non-executive director.

Andrew Delo, said “Neil’s contribution to building the business has been immense and Provek’s reputation and its DNA is a mirror of Neil’s outstanding character.  We anticipate a long and continuing relationship with Neil as an associate to the benefit of Provek and our many clients.”

Established in 1994 and based in the UK, Provek is an assessment-led programme and project management specialist organisation working extensively in both the public and private sectors with large numbers of clients. The company provides consultancy, training and other services for some of Britain’s leading organizations. Provek is also the parent of The PM Channel. For more, visit http://www.provek.co.uk/Provek/

Source: Provek

 

 

Marina Plećaš in Croatia completes research internship for PM World Library

 

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Recent master’s level graduate from the University of Zagreb completes research internship for PM World Library

27 November 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Ms Marina Plećaš has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Marina began her internship in late February and completed the program on 31 October 2016.  See her intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/marina-plecas/.

160202-marina-plecas-150xMarina Plećaš has recently received her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering (University of Zagreb) in Zagreb, Croatia. Her major fields of study were BIM, project management and risk management. Marina also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Risk Management in Construction Projects. She is a member of IPMA Young Crew and Croatian Association for Construction Management.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Marina was an outstanding research intern.  Based on her graduate studies, she identified and provided resources for the library related to building information modeling, known as BIM, including guides, templates and other information.  BIM is one of the newest technologies with tremendous implications for projects and project management in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.  ”

Marina stated, “I found the internship experience with PM World Library very useful, and it was fun to provide information and resources related to BIM, one of my major subjects in graduate school.  I was also happy to complete the program, since I have now graduated and started working full time.”

Pells added, “Ms. Plećaš came to us through Professor Mladen Vukomanović at the University of Zagreb.  Dr. Vukomanović leads the BIM program at the university, is actively involved with project management and local IPMA activities, and has become a strong supporter of the PM World Library.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Saif Ul Amin appointed International Correspondent for PM World in Pakistan

 

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Recent graduate from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Islamabad joins global team of correspondents for PM World Journal

18 November 2016 – Dallas, USA and Nowshera, Pakistan – PM World has announced that Mr. Saif Ul Amin has been appointed an international correspondent for PM World in Pakistan.   He will join a global network of correspondents to report on project management activities and developments in Pakistan for the PM World Journal and PM World Library.

161118-saif-ul-amin-150xSaif Ul Amin is a project management specialist and research scholar who works in the public sector of Pakistan. Saif graduated from the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan with the MS degree in Project Management. He is interested in conducting research in project performance, project human resource management, leadership style and behaviors, new technologies, project team performance, engagement and team building.

Mr. Amin lives in Nowshera, a major city on the banks of the Kabul River about 45 km east of Peshawar. Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Pakistan is known as the city of peace, knowledge and flowers. On December 15, the first phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects was opened at Hattar, with hopes that it will lead to Rs300bn of investment inflows over the next five years. But Hattar has already been an industrial area for decades and is located next to the vast Taxila industrial complex.

And so are Nowshera and D.I. Khan, where two other special economic zones (SEZs) have been proposed, says it’s CEO Mohsin M. Syed. As per details, the Hattar Phase 7 SEZ will be developed over 424 acres of land and target sectors like food, pharmaceuticals and engineering projects. Mohsin says 30 projects in Nowshera zone will be completed by the end of 2016, while the auctioning of plots will commence from March. The company estimates that the SEZ will generate 30,000 jobs. The zone will require 100MW of electricity and also need a vocation center to train 5,000 youngsters. The cost of the project is Rs2.138bn and it is expected to be fully completed by 2017.

The second SEZ will be developed over 1,000 acres along the M-1 Motorway in Nowshera near Rashakai. It aims to attract foreign investment in auto, fruit/food packaging (for export purposes) and textile value-addition (stitching/knitting) sectors. The company estimates an investment of Rs1000bn in the zone. It will provide employment to 50,000 people. The zone will need 225MW of power and vocational training centers to train 10,000 youths.

The Nowshera expansion/Jalazai Marble and Mineral Economic Zone will cover 287 acres of land and is expected to house marble-cutting and polishing industry, as well as mosaic furniture and construction material vendors. For more, visit http://www.nowshera.com/.

According to PM World Journal Managing Editor David Pells, “We have published several papers co-authored and coordinated by Mr. Amin this year through which I became familiar with his background and interest in project management. We have had numerous email exchanges during which his interest in advancing project management in his country became very clear. I am happy to welcome him to our team.”

Mr. Amin stated, “I look forward to contributing to the global project management profession through the PM World Journal and to promoting the PM World Library in Pakistan. Many of my fellow graduates and former professors will be interested in publishing their research in the journal, and I know many people here will want to visit the library. It will be good for Pakistan.”

To view papers authored or co-authored by Saif ul Amin, visit his author profile in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/saif-ul-amin/.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global online publication produced by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world. PM World also produces the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Prof Christophe Bredillet honored with IPMA 2016 Research Achievement Award

 

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Professor of Project Management at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières recognized at IPMA 2016 Research Conference in Iceland

20 September 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik, Iceland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Dr Christophe Bredillet, professor of organizational project management at the Management Department, School of Business Administration, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in Canada, has been awarded the 2016 IPMA Research Achievement award.  The award was presented to Prof Bredillet at the 2016 IPMA Research Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on 15 September.

160920-pmwj51-ipma-bredillet-photoProfessor Dr. Dr. Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD, IPMA Level A, FAPM, is Director of the DBA program and Director of the joint committee for the masters’ in project management programs network, including five universities under the umbrella of Université du Québec. He is Vice-President and Scientific Director of the Société française pour l¹avancement du Management de Projet (SMAP) and adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology’ (QUT) Project Management Academy.

From 2012 to 2015, he was the Director of the QUT Project Management Academy. Before joining QUT, he was Senior Consultant World Bank and, from 1992 to 2010, he was the Dean of Postgraduate Programs and Professor of Strategic Management and P3M at ESC Lille where he founded and developed the very successful masters, MBA and PhD programs in Strategy and Project, Program & Portfolio Management (P3M), leading these programs to be the first, and the fourth worldwide, to accredited outside North America by The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) in 2005. He also created at ESC Lille the first « International Project & Programme Management Week (IPPMW) » in 2001. This friendly research and thought-leadership event was accredited as part of the « European Doctoral Education Network (EDEN) » in 2008 by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). The IPPMW welcomed number of Young Crews over the years. To date, he has been principal supervisor of 36 doctoral students.

Professor Bredillet’s main interests and research activities are in the field of Philosophy of Science and Practice in P3M, including dynamic of evolution of the field, bodies of knowledge, standards, and their link with capability development, capacity building, governance and performance. These research interests are reflected in five interconnected dimensions of his work: 1) Understanding the nature of the P3M field, schools of thoughts and its dynamic of evolution; 2) Learning and acting, capacity building and organizing in complex and uncertain P3M situations; 3) Relation(s) project management deployment, cultural factors and socio-economic development; 4) Work motivation in P3M and temporary organizations settings; 5) Philosophy of Science, Practice and Ethics in P3M. He has published more than one hundred articles in scholarly journals, conference proceedings and research/advanced practice books.

Besides these activities, Professor Bredillet has been continuously involved with IPMA since the beginning of the 90s, as well as with other PM professional bodies, contributing to standards development, certifications & award assessment, research activities, conferences, and the early development stage of IPMA Young Crews. He was Editor-in-Chief of Project Management Journal® between 2004 and 2012, leading the journal to be covered by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science. In 2012, he received the prestigious Manfred Saynish Foundation for Project Management (MSPM) – Project Management Innovation Award for his contribution to a philosophy of science with respect to complex project management.

IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. The IPMA Research Award Management Board also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for the IPMA life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. To learn more, go to http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international 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 www.ipma.ch.

Source: International Project Management Association

Editor’s note: Professor Bredillet is an international academic advisor for the PM World Journal.  We congratulate Christophe on this well-deserved honor and award.

 

 

Dr Ofer Zwikael wins IPMA 2016 Research Award

 

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Australian National University professor recognized at IPMA 2016 Research Conference in Iceland

20 September 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik, Iceland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Dr Ofer Zwikael from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, has received the IPMA Research Award 2016 for his research Project Benefit Management.

160920-pmwj51-ipma-ofer-photoHis research provides frameworks, processes, models, and tools to enhance the realization of benefits at project completion, contributing to project management areas such as business case development, project investment decision-making, project governance, stakeholder management and performance measurement. This research supports the realization of strategic project goals, ensures that the project management discipline is meaningful for business and takes project managers up to the executive table. This research positions project managers and the project management discipline at a central and strategic place in organizations.  Read more at http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/ipma-research-award-winners/

Dr Ofer Zwikael is an Associate Professor in the ANU College of Business and Economics. His research focuses on project selection, management and evaluation. He is the author of three books and more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed papers published in leading outlets, such as the Journal of Operations Management (FT45), Journal of Management in Engineering and the British Journal of Management. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Project Management.

Dr Zwikael’s research excellence has been recognised in several ways. In addition to this year’s IPMA research award, he has been awarded multiple best paper awards by the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management. For the impact of his research, Ofer Zwikael received the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence award.

Dr Zwikael’s teaching excellence has also garnered recognition. In 2014 he was awarded by the ANU Vice Chancellor Commendation for outstanding contribution to student learning. In 2013 he was recognised by the ANU College of Business and Economics for Program that Enhances Learning Award. Previously he has received awards for top PhD supervisors and Best lecturer.

Dr Zwikael is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder and has served on the Executive Boards of three Project Management Institute (PMI) international chapters. He has lead, trained, mentored and consulted projects and program groups in dozens of organisations, including Motorola, Nestle, Teva (Israel), PINZ (New Zealand) and Nationwide Bank (UK). His biography and list of publications can be found at https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/zwikael-oy.

IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. The IPMA Research Award Management Board also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for the IPMA life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. To learn more, go to http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international 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 www.ipma.ch.

Source: International Project Management Association

 

Assylkhan Ziyash in Kazakhstan completes research internship for PM World Library

 

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Graduate student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes research internship for PM World Library

14 September 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Mr Assylkhan Ziyash has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Assylkhan began his internship in late March and completed the program on 31 August 2016.  See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/assylkhan-ziyash/.

160914-pmwj51-assylkhan-photoAssylkhan Ziyash is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU, Almaty, Kazakhstan).  In his experience in the Oil and Gas sector, Assylkhan started working as a Plant Operator in different oil and gas plants. He continued working as Production and Project Engineer, where he developed key project execution readiness of deliverables for the Front End Development and Execution Phases.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Mr. Ziyash is a mature graduate student, employed in the Kazakh oil and gas industry; he has a lot of experience which was apparent when he provided research results of the library.  He researched major projects and topics relevant to his career, which also reflected maturity.”

Assylkhan stated, “I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the research program you are holding. I found it very useful and challenging. Your program gives interns the chance to look from different sides of the tuition and definitely helps with writing the thesis. Thank you for the program and all the best.”

Pells added, “Assylkhan produced results on a regular basis, resources that we are now happy to make available to others.  He was easy to work with as well.  We wish him every success in school and work as his career unfolds.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

All students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook or LinkedIn.

 

 

Project Management Zimbabwe member Isaac Chaza to speak at 2nd PMI Africa Conference in Ghana

 

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Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

25 August 2016 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced that Project Management Zimbabwe member Isaac Chaza, PMP has been selected to speak at the August 2016 2nd PMI Africa Conference in Accra, Ghana.

The 2nd Annual Project Management Institute Africa Conference (PMI Africa Conference) will be held  at the prestigious Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra Ghana from 30 August to 1 September 2016, over 20 speakers are expected to deliver high level papers at the event under the them ‘Africa Working, Think Project Management’. Over 2000 delegates from across Africa and beyond are expected to attend the Ghana event.

160825-pmwj50-pmz-chaza-PHOTOFor the first time, Zimbabwe will be represented by Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) member PMP (Project Management Professional) Engineer Isaac Chaza (pictured right) who will be presenting a paper on how project management can be used to tackle corruption in Africa’s public tendering and macro projects.

According to the event abstract outlined on the conference website, PMI Africa Conference 2016 is expected to propagate issues about Africa’s gateway to economic emancipation and how rapid infrastructural development can be achieved through the discipline of project management practices across all sectors.

The 2nd PMI Project Management Africa Conference looks forward to the assembly of industry leaders, value delivery experts, strategists, innovators, practitioners, government agencies, development partners, civil society, academia, investors, entrepreneurs, and business owners to discuss  how Africa can Achieve  Greater Business Results through Project Management for Africa.

The 2016 Economic Outlook for Businesses and Governments across Africa look brisk and also bleak. Several new and innovative businesses will rise and thrive whilst many other existing ones will suffocate and die in view of the ever rising operational costs, lower oil and commodity prices, unreliable energy supplies, non-value for money project initiatives, rising costs of living, worker agitations, high unemployment rates and political instabilities.

A continent abounding with the richest natural resources yet achieves the least return on its assets. Africa unfortunately lags behind in global competitiveness according to the World Economic Forum, Africa Competitiveness Report 2015.

The African Economic Outlook projects that Africa’s economic growth should strengthen to 4.5% in 2015 and 5% in 2016 close to levels before the 2008/09 global crises.

According to Engineer Chaza, one of the deficiencies of Africa in the planning and implementation of key national infrastructure development projects is high level corruption.  “Various research studies document the negative impact of corruption on the GDP per capita, or put in another way, the strong correlation between Economic performance in terms of GDP/Capita and Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The related retro-causal observation that Economic development reduces corruption is also proffered in the research papers.

A casual observation reveals that the cluster of countries with low corruption perception (recorded as high CPI), high levels of GDP/capita, and high scores in Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI) is the same cluster reported with high levels of Project Management (PM) certifications and hence high levels of innovation as indicated by the Global Innovation Index (GII). This cluster is mainly in North American and the Western Europe/European Union (WE/EU) blocs. The reverse is observed for every one of the selected metrics/indeces, for the Sub Saharan African (SSA) cluster.

If high levels of Project Management certifications are taken to represent high standards of project governance, can it be concluded that high levels of PM certifications, inter alia, result in high levels of corruption mitigation? If the answer is proven to be significantly ‘yes,’ then it means that PMI Africa needs to advocate for SSA governments to put in place public policy measures which ensure high standards of Project Management governance in their respective countries,” elaborates Engineer Chaza on the abstract of his presentation paper.

With over 20years of managing telecommunications projects, until recently in 2015 when he moved into private project management practice, Engineer Chaza was the General Manager of the Project Management Office (PMO) at listed Zimbabwe’s leading mobile network company, Econet Wirelesss for over 5years.

Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ – Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe) is Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers, with a membership base of over 1000. The institute has a mandate of policing the elevation of project management standards nationally through mentorship and membership services programmes.  For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: info@pmiz.org.zw.

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

Bob Kimmons, PMI Fellow: 1926 – 2016

 

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Retired project management leader, author and expert passes away in Houston

19 August 2016 – Houston, TX, USA – Robert Lee Kimmons, 90, passed away peacefully in his home in Houston with his wife and daughter by his side the morning of Sunday, August 14, 2016.

160819-pmwj50-bob-kimmon-PHOTOSon of Robert and Harriet Kimmons, Bob was born in Longmont, Colorado on June 23, 1926. He grew up in Brush, Colorado, where he graduated high school. He later enrolled in the U.S. Navy while attending the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. He graduated and obtained an engineering position with Creole Petroleum Corporation, which took him to Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he met his first wife, Evelyn. From that union he had four children: Ann, Simone, Robert, and Anthony. Life took him around the world and eventually led him to Florence, his wife of 42 years, who stood faithfully by his side.

Bob led a full life, and all that were close to him knew him for his enormous heart, intellect, determination, and his quick wit and amazing sense of humor. He was passionate about his work; not only managing countless projects, but authoring and publishing project management books, as well as industry related articles in professional publications. He received the PMI Fellow award from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 1999.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister Mary. He is survived by his wife, Florence Kimmons; children, Ann (Ramon), Robert (Barbara), Simone (Jack) and Anthony; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephew, as well as countless friends.

The rosary and visitation will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Road, Houston, Texas, to be followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral mass. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on August 22, 2016 in Flushing, New York at Mount St. Mary Cemetery.

To leave a condolence for his family and friends, go to http://bradshawcarter.com/memorial/Robert-Lee-Kimmons/390

Editor’s note: Bob Kimmons was a friend and colleague of many years.  He was very knowledgeable about international and global project management, very aware of trends and new developments.  His book Project Management: a Reference for Professionals, published in 1989, was a classic textbook and belongs in every PM’s library.  We met at several international events, including the IPMA’92 world congress in Florence, Italy and the IPMA’94 world congress in Oslo, Norway among others.  We became good friends, communicating frequently for many years. I was honored to receive the PMI Fellow Award with Bob (and Ron Waller) in 1999.  My condolences go out to his wife Florence and their family.  Bob Kimmons will be missed by many in the global project management community.

 

 

PMI Founder Jim Snyder to address UT Dallas Conference

 

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PMI Founder to discuss history and future of project management institute at 10th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium on August 12

26 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event.  The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’  The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World JournalTo access conference website, click here.

160726-pmwj49-james-SNYDERThe first keynote speaker on Friday, 12 August, will be James Snyder, Founder and Fellow of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), speaking on the topic of Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute.

Jim Snyder is a Founder of PMI, Fellow of the Institute, former Volunteer Executive Director (1971 ‐ 1984), President and Chair of the Board, and continues to be an active participant in the activities of the Institute. He has been awarded the PMI Man of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. The James R. Snyder Knowledge and Wisdom Center at PMI Headquarters is named in his honor. He has served as a member of the PMI Education Foundation Board of Directors and in January of 2006 he was recognized as Chairman Emeritus of the Educational Foundation. The PMIEF Student Paper Award is also named in his honor.

Jim served as project manager for the construction of the PMI World Headquarters in

Newtown Square, PA. The building was completed and occupied on schedule and on budget. He headed the PMI ‐ DVC education project to teach project management to selected Philadelphia and other area high school students. He has developed, and is leading, programs to implement project management programs in K ‐ 12 using project learning techniques to teach 21st Century Skills and Project Management.

Mr. James Snyder retired from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now GlaxoSmithKline, in 1997 where his last assignment was Associate Director of Planning & Business Management, Strategic Product Development. Jim has 38 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical Industry in computer sciences, operations research, international marketing, marketing administration and international finance. He has been involved in developing and implementing business systems as well as using project management skill in a wide variety of international projects since 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1961 ‐ 1963 in the US and Germany.

Jim’s presentation aims to put you back to the 1960’s, to help you understand the motivation for the founding of PMI and to give you a look at the time and people. With this bit of history as a backdrop, he will then take a look at what the future may hold for the project management profession and PMI. To understand the project management professional of 2016 and beyond requires an understanding of how we have matured and changed from the project schedulers and planners of the 1960’s. Where did we come from and how did PMI play a role in building a new profession? A look back at the people, places, and environment will not only tell us about our history but will help us to understand where project management may be headed and how you can influence that direction.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Karen Nocket, Toyota Motors North America – Practical Basics for Standing up A Project; Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices;  Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

Group discounts are available: Register here now

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification.  Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

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 PMI’s largest components.  To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

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.

 

Saya Askarova in Kazakhstan completes research internship for PM World Library

 

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Project management student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes research internship for PM World Library

20 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Ms Saya Askarova has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Saya began her internship in late February and completed the program on 15 July 2016. See her intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/saya-askarova/

 160212 - Saya Askarova 250x croppedSaya Askarova is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She holds a BS degree in Economics. During her studies at Sejong University (Seoul, South Korea), as part of her BS exchange program, she contributed to establishing educational partnership projects between the two countries. Besides her studies, Saya is engaged as a manager with the KBTU in delivering recruitment and networking projects and initiatives.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Ms Askarova provided some very interesting resources for the library, including information about a number of mega projects underway in her country, in the mining, transportation and public sectors. ”

Saya stated, “I found the internship experience with pm world library very useful. I discussed it with Professor Narbaev on several occasions and with friends at school. I encourage project management students everywhere to look into the program.”

Pells added, “Saya contributed resources on a very regular basis, moving through the program in 18 weeks. She was very efficient and her reports were excellent. As our first intern from Kazakhstan, she also helped us learn more about projects and project management there. I want to thank her again for her research and contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Oke Yusuf Olawale in Nigeria completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Project management student at Federal University of Technology Akure completes research internship for PM World Library

12 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Abuja, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr Oke Yusuf Olawale has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Yusuf began his internship in February and completed the program on 31 June 2016.  See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/oke-yusuf-olawale/

160215 - OKE YUSUF - PHOTO 150xOke Yusuf Olawale (pictured) is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria. Yusuf is an active member of the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC Nigeria) and also a registered member of the IPMA Nigeria known as Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN).

During four years of his academics pursuit, Yusuf has held titles such as Judge of the FUTA Students’ Union (FUTASU), Education and Training Officer, and Presently the Project Director at IPMA YC FUTA, Nigeria.  He also participated in the 2015 Global e-Collaboration Competition (GeCCO 2015).

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Yusuf was very active, researching various project management education and technology topics, providing new resources for the library at least once per week.  He often submitted multiple research results.”

Yusuf stated, “I am very interested in project management, so this research internship was both interesting and useful.  My professors liked the idea and I’ve learned a lot about project management around the world, just by exploring the pm world library.  I appreciate this opportunity.”

Pells added, “We are gaining more readers and library members in Nigeria, partially due to Mr. Olawale’s efforts.  He identified project management programs at several Nigerian universities, about which most people in the world knew nothing.  We thank him for his research and great contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Dr. Mladen Vukomanović in Croatia named International Academic Advisor for PM World

 

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Professor of Construction and Project Management at University of Zagreb joins academic advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

22 June 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Dr. Mladen Vukomanović has joined the organization’s academic advisory council for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Dr Vukomanović is an assistant professor in the construction management department at the University of Zagreb where he teaches project management and construction management courses.

160617 - Vukomanovic 150xHolding a Ph.D. in Performance Management Systems in Project Environments, during the last ten years Dr Vukomanović has published and presented on the global scene. He was involved in four research projects which have resulted in more than 70 publications, among which are 4 books. He has participated in many international conferences, delivering four keynote speeches. His is particularly interested in: Performance management, Benchmarking, TQM, Strategic Management and Project Management Processes, and Building Information Modeling.

He leads an IT project for developing a BIM construction management system – GALA, and a research project, ”Business Excellence in the Construction Industry in Croatia“. Since 2009 he has been the managing editor of the international scientific journal: Organization, Technology & Management in Construction and member of the editorial board of the Project Management Research & Practice journal.

Besides working for the university, Mladen is actively involved with the International Project Management Association (IPMA). He was the member of the IPMA Council of Delegates (COD) for 6 years; he took part in the core teams of the two major IPMA global standards: Organizational Competence Baseline (OCB), version 1 and currently takes part in IPMA ICB version 4.0. He served as project director for the 2013 IPMA World Congress held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He is a member of the IPMA President’s Advisory Board (PAG) and chairs the IPMA Young Crew Management Board.

University of Zagreb

The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. As a comprehensive public Central European university, University of Zagreb offers education and research and in all scientific fields (arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. With 29 Faculties, 3 Art Academies and the University Centre for Croatian Studies it is the flagship educational institution in the country, a place where more than 7900 teachers and 72480 students develop knowledge and acquire skills. The Faculty of Civil Engineering and its Department of Construction Management and Economics is proud to be the first to introduce Project Management and Building Information Modeling courses at the University. Furthermore the department proudly hosts the Croatian Association for Project Management – IPMA member. More information about the faculty can be found at: http://www.grad.unizg.hr/

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Prof Vukomanović join our advisory team. I first met Mladen in Crete in 2012, then saw him in action as the director of the highly successful 2013 IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik. Since then I have learned much more about both his background and the University of Zagreb. Recently he has sponsored two interns for the PM World Library, both of whom have reflected very highly on his academic program.“

According to Mladen, “I am happy to join PM World’s academic advisory board. They are creating a unique project management library that already offers some interesting opportunities for students and researchers. We are also discussing some collaboration on the subject of BIM and project management, an exciting new topic bringing the fields of architecture, construction, project management and information technology together.”

Pells adds, “As chair of the IPMA Young Crew, Mladen is in a unique position to support students and influence young project managers. We want to support him in that role as much as possible with both the journal and library. His knowledge of construction management is also highly valuable for us.”

Dr. Mladen Vukomanović joins an illustrious group of academic leaders and professors from around the project management world who act as honorary advisors for the PMWJ and PMWL. Participation is by invitation only. To see all International Academic Advisors, click here.

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 http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Arif ud Din in Pakistan completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Graduate of COMSATS University project management master’s degree program completes research internship for PM World Library

15 June 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Mardan, KPK, Pakistan – PM World has announced that Mr Arif ud Din has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Arif began his internship in October 2015 and completed the program earlier this month. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/arif-ud-din/

pmwj45-Apr2016-ud-Din-PHOTOArif ud Din (pictured) has completed his MS in Project Management and also a research thesis under title of “Evaluation of Project Manager Competencies and its impact on NGOs Project Success” at the COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Arif holds a MBA degree specialized in Management. During 9 years of professional experience he has held titles such as Project Officer, Deputy Team Lead, Project Coordinator and Program Coordinator.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Arif has contributed some excellent resources that will be of interest to many in developing economies. For example, case studies and resources related to project management competency in NGOs and community based organizations. He has also educated us all on project management education in Pakistan, providing links to five major universities there offering MS degrees in PM.”

Arif stated, “Participation in the PM World Library intern program was a good experience, and five years of access will be highly useful. In the future I will plan to stay in touch with the library and journal, and hope to publish more articles or papers there.”

Pells added, “We are gaining more readers and library members in Pakistan, partially due to Mr. ud Din’s efforts and the local resources that he has provided access to. We thank him for his excellent work and support.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Prof Erling S. Andersen receives inaugural PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award in Paris

 

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BI Norwegian Business School Professor and PMWJ advisor wins prestigious new research award from world’s largest project management professional organization

5 June 2016 – Paris, France – The Project Management Institute’s Academic Resources has established a new award to honor “an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the conduct of academic research and the adoption or adaptation of research into practice.”

160605-pmwj47-Andersen-PHOTOThe first recipient of the PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award is Professor Emeritus Erling S. Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway  (pictured). Prof Andersen is also an International Academic Advisor for the PM World Journal. The award was presented to Professor Andersen at the EURAM (European Academy of Management) conference in Paris on 4 June 2016.

Before joining BI NBS he was Associate professor in economics at the University of Oslo and Dean of the NKI College of Computer Science and Professor of Information Science at the University of Bergen.  He has been a visiting professor to the University of Tokyo in Japan and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  Professor Andersen has published several books and articles on information technology, systems development, project management and management in general. His widely respected book “Goal Directed Project Management” has been translated into several languages.

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional association. Founded in 1969 and based in the United States, PMI delivers value to more than 3 million professionals working in nearly every country through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and matures the profession of project management through globally recognized standards, certifications, research, publications, courses and other resources. For more information, visit www.PMI.org

 

 

Dena Crnkovic in Croatia completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Graduate student in civil engineering department at University of Zagreb completes research internship for PM World Library

31 May 2016 – Dallas, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Ms Dena Crnkovic has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Dena began her internship in February 2016 and completed the program this month. See her intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/dena-crnkovic/

160125 - photo - Dena Crnkovic 150xDena Crnkovic (pictured) is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Construction Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, in Zagreb, Croatia. Dena holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Basics of Risk Management in Construction Projects. She is a member of IPMA Young Crew and the Croatian Association for Construction Management.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Dena focused on project risk management during her research for us, as that is the main subject of her graduate studies. As a result of her efforts, the risk section in the library was greatly expanded. For example, she provided information about 10 professional risk associations around the world, access to which is now available to library members.”

Dena stated, “The PM World Library internship was more interesting than I expected. I learned a lot and some of my research for the library is now helping me at the university. Plus my professor fully endorsed my participation, which was also positive. I would certainly recommend this experience to other students.”

Pells added, “Dena is another good example of the talented students who are participating in the intern program. She was very active, contributing another good research result and resource almost every week. I want to thank Dena for her contributions and wish her good luck with her education and career.”

Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Anton Setiawan completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Graduate student in European Masters in Strategic Project Management program completes internship for PM World Library

27 May 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Mr. Anton Setiawan has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Anton began his internship in January 2016 and completed the program this month. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/anton-setiawan/.

160115 - Anton Setiawan 250xAnton Setiawan (pictured) is currently pursuing his Erasmus Joint-Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management European at Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Umeå University (Sweden). He holds a Bachelor’s of Economic in Accountancy. During four years of professional experience, Anton has held titles such as Junior Financial Auditor, Senior Financial Auditor and Senior Corporate Finance.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in October 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.

In addition to Anton, other university student interns currently in the program include the following:

  • Arif ud Din, recent graduate with MS in Project Management, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Alok Kaushik, currently pursuing Post Graduate Program in Business at MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, India
  • Dena Crnkovic, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Risk Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nitish Mohan, currently pursuing his Post Graduate in Business at Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi in Mumbai, India
  • Marina Plećaš, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Oke Yusuf Olawale, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Saya Askarova, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • Gianluca Scopetta, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology at the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • Assylkhan Ziyash, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Andrew Shadrach Osayande, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Jeta Sahatqija, recent graduate in Strategic Project Management, Master’s Level, taught by Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Umea University (Sweden)

To learn more about these dynamic project management students and their research results, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Anton studied our requirements and very quickly understood the contribution process. He then conducted research and contributed some very interesting resources to the library. His work was high quality and very regular; it was actually rather hard to keep up with him.”

Anton Setiawan stated, “I was surprised by how interesting the research internship became. Researching project management topics based on my personal interests made it more worthwhile, and I learned a lot about the project management field. Thank you for your support during my internship. I am grateful for the opportunity.”

Pells added, “Anton was a good example of the talented students who are participating in the intern program. Most are highly motivated and delivering research results weekly. I want to thank Anton for his contributions and wish him good luck with his education and career.”

In addition to Anton Setiawan, three other students have completed the PM World Library internship program this year – Giulia Gasparini in Milan, Italy; Alexander Ehms in New York, USA; and Gary Mitchell in South Africa.

Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. Internship may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

 

Dr. Al Zeitoun named President of PM Solutions in USA

 

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18 May 2016 – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, USA – PM Solutions, a project management consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations drive performance and operational efficiency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMP as president, effective immediately.

160518-pmwj46-pm-solutions-PHOTOReplacing the founding president, J. Kent Crawford, Dr. Zeitoun will hold responsibility for the company’s consulting, training, and research. He will report directly to co-CEOs and co-founders J. Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow, PMA Fellow and Deborah B. Crawford, PMP, PMA Fellow. (photo: Al Zeitoun, Deborah Crawford, Kent Crawford)

“This is an exciting time for PM Solutions! In conjunction with celebrating PM Solutions’ 20th anniversary, we welcome Dr. Zeitoun’s experience and leadership to our team,” said Kent Crawford. “In his role as president, he will be responsible for leading the strategic direction and performance of our consulting, training division, PM College, and the research division (PM Solutions Research). Dr. Zeitoun’s global influence and renowned thought leadership will be wonderful assets added to the more than two decades of experience we bring to our clients.”

With a wealth of strategy execution, global project and portfolio management experiences, Dr. Zeitoun joins PM Solutions from his role most recently as the Corporate PMO Executive Director for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was responsible for creating the structure and discipline necessary for delivering one of the largest projects in the Middle East. Prior to that, Dr. Zeitoun strategically envisioned Booz Allen Hamilton’s advisory, with a focus on customizing EPMO playbooks and mapping the relevant capability development for clients’ strategic initiatives. Furthermore, he led the firm’s Middle East North Africa Portfolio Management Solutions as part of the leadership team that restarted the firm’s global footprint. He also served as Booz Allen Hamilton’s representative on PMI’s Global Executive Council.

Previously, with the International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), he was a Senior Executive and also held the position of Chief Projects Officer. He was instrumental in driving thought leadership and project management methodology execution across organizations worldwide. Dr. Zeitoun directly contributed to IIL’s successful global business growth. He ensured quality portfolio and project management service delivery exceeding global C-suites’ expectations.

“I am thrilled to lead a team of talented and innovative business transformation and strategy delivery experts. Together, we will drive a renewed focus on sustaining and enhancing organizations’ excellence, and taking on their most complex and impactful missions. We are prepared to deliver unique and integrated solutions allowing our global clients continuous realization of measurable benefits,” said Dr. Zeitoun.

Dr. Zeitoun holds Ph.D., MSc, and BSc degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the USA and Egypt; in addition, he received a diploma in Project Management from the University of Bremen, Germany. He is a certified PMP and currently serves on the PMI Board of Directors, where he has previously chaired the Board nominating committee and volunteer appointment committee.

“PM Solutions is trusted by top organizations around the world and well-known for the organizational improvements we bring about for our clients. With Dr. Zeitoun on board, we’ll be able to extend that reach and positively impact our clients across all industries worldwide,” said Kent Crawford.

About PM Solutions

For more than 20 years, PM Solutions has been helping clients drive business value through improved project management capability. Comprehensive offerings provided by PM Solutions include PPM process improvement, PMO transformation, program and project management resources, and corporate training and competency development delivered through its training division, PM College® (http://www.pmcollege.com/). PM Solutions serves a diverse client base that includes some of the world’s leading organizations in industries such as manufacturing, IT, energy, insurance and financial services. For more information, visit http://www.pmsolutions.com/.

Source: PM Solutions