Call for Papers for 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium


27 December 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The Call for Papers has been issued for the 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium, scheduled for 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 again being sponsored 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.

JSOM-buildingAbstracts are welcome in the following program and project management (P/PM) subject areas:

  • 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)
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Global Project Management and Virtual Teams
  • Risk Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned 

The 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.

Abstracts should be 150 – 250 words, in 12pt Times New Roman font, in MS Office Word file format, and must have a lead author who will serve as primary contact.  Abstracts with bio and photo are due March 14, 2014.  Papers should not have been previously published, must be free of commercial sales content, should focus on the subject of the title, and should provide new contributions on the topic.  Paper abstract, bio and photo should be emailed to [email protected] before 15 March.

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, submit an abstract and plan to attend this world class symposium.  Presenters attend at no cost.  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 ExecutiveEducationCenter 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.