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



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 [email protected]

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected] 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 https://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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.