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UK’s Andrew Bragg to keynote UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August

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IPMA Vice President and APM Chief Executive Andrew Bragg to deliver one of five keynotes at 8th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium

10 June 2014 – Richardson, Texas, USA – Andrew Bragg, Vice President of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), has been announced as one of five keynote speakers for the 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held during August 14-15, 2014 in Richardson, Texas, USA.  Andrew is also the Chief Executive of the Association for Project Management (APM), the largest project management professional association in the United Kingdom and the UK’s national member of the IPMA.  The2 Day UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held in the NaveenJindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The theme of the 2014 symposium is “Maximizing the Value of Project Management”.

pmwj18-jan2014-bragg-PHOTOSince joining APM in 2004, Andrew Bragg has taken a leading role in transforming APM into the UK’s lead professional body for project management. During that period, APM membership has doubled; the APM Body of Knowledge has undergone two major revisions; the re-designed website now attracts over 500,000 unique annual visitors; APM Registered Project Professional standard has been launched; and APM’s engagement and influence within public and private sectors have both increased significantly, with APM championing the cause of ever-increasing professionalism.

As well as contributing to Re-inventing Influence, winner of the Management Consultancies’ Association best management book of the year award, he co-authored Developing New Business Ideas, published by Pearson. He holds an MBA from Cranfield University as well as Diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Paris Chamber of Commerce. His first degree was in Modern Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he won an entrance exhibition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Information about APM can be found at http://www.apm.org.uk/. To learn about IPMA, go to http://ipma.ch/.

Andrew’s presentation on the second morning of the UT Dallas symposium will be on “The Value of Project Professionalism.” Today’s economic pressures mean that professionalism in project, programme and portfolio management is an absolute necessity at all levels within organisations. Drawing on his highly effective 10-year experience as Chief Executive of APM, Andrew Bragg will describe how the professionalism approach is delivering success in UK public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Recognising that knowledge is a necessary but not sufficient condition for project success, APM’s FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism model highlights the equal importance of competence, achievement, commitment to continuous professional development and accountability. The model’s adoption by major UK government departments and leading commercial organisations alike demonstrates its ability to maximise the value of project management.

The UT Dallas symposium will include an Opening Ceremony with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 40 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception, keynote presentations by representatives of IPMA and PMI on Friday morning, and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker and door prizes.   Participants can receive 16 PDUs for attending.  Early registration with best price extends until 14 July 2014; discounted group pricing is also available. To register, see keynote speakers, view presenters’ abstracts and for additional information, go to pmsymposium.utdallas.edu

The annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is organized by the Project Management Program at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.  If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, plan to attend this world class symposium.  More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education division of the UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis.

The 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.). The program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UT Dallas’ PM Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the USA and worldwide. 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 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading 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 about the PMI Dallas Chapter and its service offerings, visit www.pmidallas.org

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.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World also produces and maintains the PM World Library, a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.