Call for Papers for 9th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in USA



Theme of 2015 conference: ‘Next-Gen Management of Projects: Performance, People, Processes

18 December 2014 – Richardson, TX, USA – The Call for Papers for the 9th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium has been issued. The conference theme will be “Next-Gen Management of Projects: Performance, People, Processes”. The 2015 symposium will again be held at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) in the Naveen Jindal School of Management 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.

141218-pmwj30-first-call-IMAGE1Abstracts are requested for paper presentations at the symposium addressing topics related to major issues project managers face today. While abstracts on any topics related to project management are welcome, of greatest interest will be those on new ideas, concepts and experiences associated with the following:

  • Innovative Program/Project Management
  • How Projects Affect Business
  • Project Management’s Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Team Collaboration and Virtual Teams
  • Aligning Projects with Corporate Strategy
  • Portfolio Management and Governance
  • Multi-cultural and Multi-generational Teams
  • Working and Communicating Effectively with Millenials
  • Entrepreneurial Project Management
  • Business Processes
  • Program/Project Management Offices (PMOs)
  • Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management
  • Solving Project Complexity
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Topics can be aimed at industries and areas of interest relevant to project managers in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, Public Projects and Programs, New Product Development and Agile Project Management.

Key Dates

  • Abstracts with bio and photo are due by Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Paper Selections will be announced by Friday, April 10, 2015

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Length of abstracts should be 150-250 words
  • Abstracts must be in MS Office Word format
  • 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
  • Email abstract, bio and photo to [email protected] or call 1-972-883-5802 for more information

141218-pmwj30-first-call-IMAGE2The 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.

141218-pmwj30-first-call-IMAGE3The 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.

141218-pmwj30-first-call-IMAGE4The 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 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 http://www.pmidallas.org/

141218-pmwj30-first-call-IMAGE5The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The 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 www.pmworldjournal.net. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.