8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium set for 14-15 August 2014 in Texas, USA


26 December 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that the 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during August 14-15, 2014 in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The theme of the 2014 symposium will be “Maximizing the Value of Project Management”.  The conference is sponsored by the UT Dallas Project Management Program, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.

JSOM-buildingThe 2-day project management conference will focus on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, transportation and others.  Such aspects of P/PM as organizational change management, new product development and PMBOK changes can also be covered.

A call for papers has been issued, and papers and discussions are expected on such topics as maximizing the return-on-investment (ROI) on project management through collaboration, human factors in project management (stakeholder communications, motivation, leadership), information technology (IT) and web-based project management (new technologies, tools and processes), the project management office (PMO), and many others. To see the Call for Papers and other information, visit the symposium website at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The 2 Day Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The symposium will include an Opening Ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker and door prizes.   Participants can receive 16 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive even more. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, you should plan to attend this world class symposium.

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 Center in 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 published by PM World, Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  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 www.pmworldjournal.net.