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Dr. David Cleland, 1926-2018

 

IN MEMORIAM

Globally recognized project management author, educator and researcher, most respected mentor to generations of PMI leaders

3 August 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA and Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has learned that Dr. David Cleland has passed away at the age of 92. According to his obituary, Dr. David Ira Cleland, age 92, of Harmony, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 while under the care of Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople. David was born on March 21, 1926, in Harmony, PA, the son of the late Ira Lamont Cleland and Florence Martha Stickel Cleland, and the youngest of nine children.

Dr. Cleland was one of the most published authors of project management books in the world, one of the most respected members of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and a legendary figure in the academic world of project management researchers and teachers. He was widely respected, even adored by many generations of PMI leaders. He received PMI’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Project Management in 2010.

According to PMI, Dr. Cleland contributed to PMI in countless ways, including moderating the PMI Body of Knowledge Workshop in 1985, finalizing the development of the PMI Student Paper Award Program, and attending and presenting at many PMI Seminars & Symposia and Congresses since 1972. A charter member and advisor to the PMI Pittsburgh Chapter, Dr. Cleland received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award from PMI three times. He was an author and editor of 44 books and of many articles published in technological, management and educational periodicals. He was considered to be the most published author of project management textbooks in the world.

He received the PMI Fellow Award in 1987. In 1999, PMI honored Dr. Cleland by establishing the annual David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award to recognize authors of published books that significantly advance project management knowledge, concepts and practice.

After working from 1954 as a project manager in the U.S. Air Force, retiring eventually as a lieutenant colonel, Dr. Cleland began his academic career in 1967, teaching project management for 35 years at the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Cleland served as global consultant to many organizations. He was also co-founder of the University of Pittsburgh’s Manufacturing Assistance Center, which provides manufacturing systems technology assistance to small and mid-sized manufacturers in Western Pennsylvania.

According to Wikipedia, Dr. Cleland received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1954, his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh School of Business in 1958, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He started working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio as a project manager in the development of weapon systems. He was also very active in Project Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He eventually retired as Lieutenant Colonel. In 1967 he started his academic career, teaching Project Management for 35 years at the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

PMI is expected to publish a memorial to Dr. Cleland in the October issue of PM Today, their internal newsletter for PMI members.

To read his full obituary or to pay tribute, click here.

Photo courtesy of Boylan Funeral Home

 

 

Wideman PM Website updates announced for August 2018

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 August 2018 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max this month:

When you think about it, our publications last month were all about failure of communication in one form or another. This month we thought we should level the playing field, so to speak, by giving advice on how to be impressive without giving away anything vital. So here’s our Musings – The art of Bafflegab for speech makers.

At the same time, you want to be influential. So here’s a Review of Stacey Hanke‘s book Influence Redefined. In it, Stacey first explains what she means by “influence” and then poses the rhetorical question: “Are you as influential as you think you are?”

Read the book to find out, and then what you can do about it.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration?  For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm.  Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering.

His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

PM Expo 2018: Great Event dedicated to Project Management in Rome on October 26th

 

Highlights to include presentations by Dalcher, Pells, Pirozzi and other well known international experts

30 July 2018 – Rome, Italy – PM Expo is a major Italian Event dedicated to Project Management sponsored and organized by Istituto Italiano di Project management (ISIPM) https://www.isipm.org/.  The event takes place, on a yearly basis, in late October in Rome.

The participation to PM Expo is completely free of charge, is open to everybody, including professionals and followers, and requires only a preliminary registration on the website of the Event. Both English and Italian Languages will be used, and a real time translation service will be provided. Last year there were more than 1000 participants.

The Program of PM Expo 2018 https://www.pmexpo.it/ is particularly rich, and integrates, in a peculiar innovative formula, Seminars by International Speakers, Workshops, Awarding of Prizes, Speeches by National Authors, Sponsors’ Exhibitions, and even a Lottery for ISIPM’s Members.

International Seminars will focus on Innovation: David Pells will speak about “Innovation 360! Views from a PM Globalist”, while Professor Darren Dalcher will speak about “Who killed innovation? … and what we can do about it”.  Massimo Pirozzi will speak about “Stakeholder Perspective in Project Management: the effective innovativeness of people centrality”.

Workshops will cover different practical issues, including Agile. Different Prizes will be awarded: International ISIPM Award 2018 will be given to David Pells, for his extraordinary contribution to the dissemination of Project Management Discipline; there will be Prizes for best Dissertations in Universities on Project Management issues; and there will be special Prizes for Projects submitted by Schools, too.

For more about this event, visit https://www.pmexpo.it/

Istituto Italiano di Project Management (Italian Institute of Project Management, ISIPM for short) is the major Italian Association of Project Management. ISIPM is a non-profit independent cultural association which promotes both the knowledge and the diffusion of the Project Management discipline. ISIPM offers several PM certifications based on national requirements, activities and services around the country, and big annual PM Expo each October.  Over the last five years, in which ISIPM invested deeply in increasing quality of its delivered contents, services, and events, the Association became a center of competence and reference for Project Management in Italy. Membership across Italy is approximately 10,000.  For more, visit https://www.isipm.org/

PM World Journal is a Media Partner for the 2018 PM Expo in Rome.

 

 

Project Management Review Celebrates Third Anniversary

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Strategic partnership launched, international award winners announced and symposium conducted

Reported by Yu Yanjuan in Beijing

27 July 2018 – Beijing, China – On July 26th, 2018, Project Management Review (PMR) held a special event to celebrate its third birthday. The half-day event included three parts: signing of strategic cooperation agreement with Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute (EPPEI) in China; Awards Presentations; and a Project Management Symposium.

During the signing of strategic cooperation agreement between PMR and EPPEI, the two sides agreed to maximize their own strengths to upgrade project management competencies in the electric power industry and to promote the development of best practices in China.

In the second part, five categories of awards were presented to experts, authors and translators for their support of PMR in the past three years. For the international side, “PMR Craftsman Award” goes to David Pells and Rodney Turner for their companionship and help. “PMR Excellent Partner Award” goes to the PM World Journal (PMWJ). As an international cooperative partner, PMWJ has offered tremendous assistance to us. On the 3rd Birthday, we present PMWJ “PMR Excellent Partner Award” in hope of further productive cooperation.

“PMR Outstanding Contribution Award” goes to Stacy Goff, Reinhard Wagner, Darren Dalcher, Oliver F. Lehmann and Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez for their selfless contributions. All the awards winners will receive the digital certificates soon.

In the third part, a small project management symposium was held. Four keynote speakers shared their views on excellence and management. During the event, we also play the collection of video congratulations across the globe. The speakers in the video expressed good wishes for the future of PMR. View the video at: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzc1MzkwMTM1Mg==.html?spm=a2h3j.8428770.3416059.1  See further details of the anniversary celebration and symposium at http://www.pmreview.com.cn/english/Home/article/detail/id/205.html

Background:

On July 26th, 2015, the first issue of PMR magazine was launched. For three years, we have been devoted to providing all-dimensional multi-perspective introduction of latest domestic and international project management research advances and application cases. We are committed to promoting project management theory research and application and enhancing the competitiveness of companies. Our columns include Cover Articles, Top Interview, Foresight, Chief Viewpoint, International Perspective, Special Research, Career Pulse, PM+, etc.

Project Management Review (PMR) Magazine, sponsored by State Grid Yingda Media Investment Group, is a leading source of project management news, knowledge and information in China. The magazine provides an all-dimensional multi-perspective introduction to the latest domestic and international project management research advances and application cases. PMR pays special attention to project management accomplishments, experience and lessons learned from companies’ going international, with a focus on globalization, specialization of project management and professionalization of project managers. For more about PMR and to see the latest edition, visit http://www.pmreview.com.cn/english/

Source: PMR

 

 

APM in UK appoints new Chief Executive

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Chief Operating Officer Debbie Dore selected to succeed Sara Drake

26 July 2018 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that the board of APM has unanimously selected Debbie Dore (pictured below) as the new APM chief executive.

Chairman John McGlynn confirmed: “We are delighted to make this appointment. Debbie was selected as our preferred candidate following a very thorough recruitment exercise. It’s very pleasing to be able to recognise an exceptional internal candidate and appoint from within. The board are confident that Debbie is the right candidate to successfully lead APM through its next stage of development. APM continues to progress as a professional chartered body and this is an exciting time for us. I’d like to reiterate the board’s thanks to Sara Drake for her sterling work.”

Debbie Dore will take up her appointment on 1st August following the planned departure of Sara Drake. Debbie has worked at APM since 2015, initially as chief commercial officer and latterly as chief operating officer. Prior to joining APM, Debbie served as a senior executive on the board of a multi-national subscription organisation delivering global transformation projects across sales, IT and customer service.

With responsibility for teams in 25 countries she also has huge international experience which will prove invaluable as APM seeks to grow its international presence. Debbie has also served as a non-executive director for a member association connecting the knowledge community.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

Call for Papers & Presentations for 30th Annual IPMW in November

 

CALL FOR PAPERS & FUTURE EVENT NEWS

25 May 2018 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced that the 30th Annual Integrated Program Management Workshop (IPMW) will be held at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC, USA during November 13-15, 2018. The theme of this year’s event is “Providing Intelligent Pathways for Management and Leadership”.

Call for Papers is now open – Abstract Submission Deadline: September 6, 2018

CPM is seeking innovative topics to be considered in the development of the education program.  IPMW participants hail from all levels of government and industry in the broad field of Integrated Program Performance Management.

Submit your abstract here to be considered for this prestigious event.

All materials must be in the format as described in the Speaker Requirements.

Abstracts should be submitted for the following session types:

  • Practice Symposia
  • Topical Workshop

Detailed information about the Workshop and Practice Symposia Category topics can be found in the Speaker Requirements. For more information contact: Beatrice Barry at [email protected] or 703-234-4147

Registration is now open

The 30th Annual Integrated Program Performance Management Workshop – IPMW 2018 is the leading event for sharing information, obtaining training, and building partnerships among government, industry, academia and vendors in the practice of Integrated Program Performance Measurement (IPPM). IPPM provides a structured management methodology and a common language for all program stakeholders to better ensure the health and successful outcome of projects.

The innovative and collaborative environment of IPMW 2018 will spotlight pioneering programs and practices through industry and government-leading keynotes, training, workshops and practice symposia.

Registration is open – Early Bird Rates last until October 14th.

REGISTER NOW

Exhibit / Sponsor at IPMW 2018

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management (EVM) and other performance management techniques. For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.

Source: College of Performance Management

 

 

 

Preparing Decision Makers for the Real Projectified World

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

Southampton Graduate Student seeks participants for dissertation research

23 July 2018 – Southampton, the UK – Ismail Kürtük, a graduate student at the University of Southampton in the UK and a research intern for the PM World Library, needs participants for a research project he is conducting in support of his dissertation.  Below is information provided by Ismail.  If you are a project manager with at least a year’ experience in any industry in the UK, please consider helping him out. The copy of the research result will be given, ıf the participants will require. There is no time limit to join this research however it would be really helpful for the researcher if you can attend as soon as possible.

Study Title: Preparing Decision Makers for the Real Projectified World

Researcher Name: Ismail Can Kürtük

Please read this information carefully before deciding to take part in this research.  It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you are happy to participate you will be asked to sign a consent form.

What is the research about?

Managing a project is a complex process, so the person who wants to manage projects successfully needs soft skills that are interpersonal ability, technical competencies and cognitive ability, along with understanding the conditions and people and then dynamically combining with suitable leadership behaviours (Baroudi and Pant, 2008). Moreover, Brown and Bowen said that organizations are increasingly anticipating from the delegates who are studying project management education to cogitate developments of their soft skills (2009).

Accordingly, making decisions is one of the necessary soft skills for project managers. Virine and Trumper (2008) described that decision making is a necessary skill for project management that can be enhanced by training. Therefore, it can be provided to improve the quality of project management thanks to giving more importance to the education of decision making. In this context, the aimed research is to explore the current state of decision making in project management education and the expectations of the business world about the decision making. The researcher aims to provide proper study for improving decision making education in the PM context regarding explored necessities for improving decision making quality thanks to interviews.

Why have I been asked to participate?

The main component of this research is your experience. Because the researcher will determine potential business needs of decision making regarding your comments and insights.

What will happen to me if I take part?

If you accept to take a part in the research, the researcher will carry out an online interview with you. I will ask several questions about the decision-making process that you have been facing in the business world to discover your comments and insights. In case of need, a second round of the interview will be also carried out.

Are there any benefits to my taking part?

This research doesn’t offer any individual benefit. However, a potential benefit of this study is that the results of the research will contribute knowledge about decision making.

Are there any risks involved?

The only risk of this research is the slight possibility of psychological discomfort or distress you can feel. Please immediately inform the researcher if you feel any kind of discomfort, to avoid or to arrange relevant precaution.

Will my participation be confidential? 

First, this research will comply with the Data Protection Act/University policy. Accordingly, data from interviews will be stored in an encrypted cloud account provided by the university until the end of the study. Also, only the researcher will be able to access these data. That should be said that there will be no any identifiable and private information collected within this study. Please be aware that this research would result linked anonymity due to the transaction period and so, participants can be identified through the coded data.

What should I do if I want to take part?

Please immediately contact the researcher via email (Ismail Can Kurtuk – [email protected] )

What happens if I change my mind?

You have the right to withdraw at any time. However, please note that fully anonymous data (e.g. anonymous questionnaires) cannot be withdrawn after they have been submitted. Please also be aware that the data collected up to the point of withdrawal will be destroyed.

What will happen to the results of the research?

The researcher will use the obtained data in his dissertation. Furthermore, it could be used in the further studies.

Where can I get more information?

Ismail Can Kurtuk – [email protected]

What happens if something goes wrong?

In case of concern or complaint, please immediately contact with Research Integrity and Governance Manager via 023 8059 5058 or [email protected].

 

 

Sapienza University graduate student in Rome completes PM Research Internship

 

PM PEOPLE & RESEARCH NEWS

Srikanth Varma Datla completes PM World Library research internship program

21 July 2018 – Rome, Italy and Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has announced that Venkata Srikanth Varma Datla, a graduate student at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy has completed a PM World Library project management research internship. Mr Srikanth Varma completed the program on 20th July 2018.

Venkata Srikanth Varma Datla is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome (The State University of Italy) in Rome, Lazio, Italy. Srikanth Varma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has completed a three year university level certification program in Computer Science. During a year of professional experience as a volunteer, Srikanth Varma has worked as a supervisor, organizer, and a volunteer manager. Major Field of Study: Computer Science. Research interests: Information Systems, Project Management

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Srikanth Varma focused on the human computer interface during the software and IT system design process.  He contributed a number of articles and papers that should be highly useful to many people involved in planning and implementing information and communication technology projects.”

According to Srikanth, “This internship provided good stimulus for me to determine serious research interests, then to conduct some interesting research.  I think human-computer interface issues are critical for IT project success, especially when user-friendly solutions are required. So this internship was pretty useful.”

Pells added, “Srikanth was one of several Sapienza University students introduced to us by Professor Federico Minelli in Rome, for which we are grateful.  They’ve done good work and conducted useful research; we look forward to working with more Sapienza students in the future.”

PM World offers virtual project management research internships to university students worldwide who are studying at recognized universities.  Internships offer students an opportunity to research specific program/project management topics, network with other interns, gain visibility and enhance their CVs. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Mr. Datla’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/venkata-srikanth-varma-datla/

To learn more about the PM World research internship, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to “internships” or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. The PMWL is administered by PM World, which also produces the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Hill International to Provide Project Management Services for $511 Million Brazilian Resort

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

20 July 2018 – Philadelphia, PA, USA and Baia Formosa, Brazil – Hill International has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Gremi International to provide project and construction management services for the $511 million Eco Estrela Resort in northeastern Brazil. This investment is the first phase of a total project estimated at $2 billion.

The project, in support of Brazil’s growing tourism industry, features 4 miles of beachfront property with 191 villas operated by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, a hospitality real estate company specializing in resort destinations incorporating natural surroundings.

During this three-year contract, Hill will provide project and construction management support for pre-construction and construction with a focus on minimizing risk, addressing challenges, and coordinating budgets and schedules.

Luis Lugo, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Southeast America/Caribbean/Latin America, for Hill’s Project Management Group, said, “Gremi International and Six Senses are creating a resort that will offer tourists a one-of-a-kind experience, and Hill’s expert project and construction management services will help realize their unique vision as-planned.”

For more about the project, visit http://ecoestrela.ceti.pl/#welcome

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 3,000 professionals in more than 50 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  For more information on Hill, visit www.hillintl.com.

Source: Hill International

 

 

NASA Debuts Online Toolkit to Promote Commercial Use of Satellite Data

 

OTHER NEWS RELATED TO PROJECTS & PM

18 July 2018 – Washington, DC, USA – While NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential for commercialization. NASA’s Technology Transfer program has created an online resource to promote commercial use of this data and the software tools needed to work with it.

With the Remote Sensing Toolkit, users will now be able to find, analyze and utilize the most relevant data for their research, business projects or conservation efforts. The toolkit provides a simple system that quickly identifies relevant sources based on user input. The toolkit will help users search for data, as well as ready-to-use tools and code to build new tools.

Through its constellation of Earth observation satellites, NASA collects petabytes of data each year, including this image of the Chukchi Sea acquired on June 18, 2018, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite. Thanks to a new Remote Sensing Toolkit created by NASA’s Technology Transfer program, users will now be able to find, analyze and utilize the most relevant remote sensing data for their research, business projects or conservation efforts. Credits: NASA/U. S. Geological Survey/Norman Kuring/Kathryn Hansen

“This new tool makes finding and using NASA satellite data easier than ever before, and we hope it sparks innovation among the entrepreneurial community and leads to further commercialization of NASA technology and benefits people across the world,” said Daniel Lockney, NASA’s Technology Transfer program executive. “Our mission to bring NASA technology down to Earth is expanding with the release of this remote sensing toolkit.” 

Through its constellation of Earth observation satellites, NASA collects petabytes of data each year. The variety of open source tools created to access, analyze and utilize the data from these satellites is familiar to millions of science users, but accessing and utilizing this data remains daunting for many potential commercial users.

For example, NASA’s remote-sensing data and tools are spread out across dozens of sites. The NASA Technology Transfer program reviewed more than 50 websites and found that no source provided a comprehensive collection of information or a single access point to begin a search.

While the Remote Sensing Toolkit is new, using NASA satellite data to create commercial products isn’t.

“Over the years, many organizations around the world have found innovative ways to turn NASA satellite data into beneficial information products here on Earth,” said Kevin Murphy of NASA’s Earth Science Division in Washington. “Remote Sensing Toolkit will help grow the number of users who put NASA’s free and open data archive to work for people.”

The Technology Transfer program will host a tutorial of Remote Sensing Toolkit. To participate, potential users should sign up to be notified of future webinars.

NASA’s Technology Transfer program, managed by the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, ensures technologies developed for missions in exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the nation.

For more information about the Remote Sensing Toolkit and NASA’s Technology Transfer program, visit: https://technology.nasa.gov/

Created in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is America’s focal point for research, development and exploration of outer space.  For over 50 years, NASA has been leading the world in the development and usage of advanced program and project management.  Additional information about NASA can be found at www.nasa.gov.

Source: NASA

Image: courtesy of NASA

 

IPMA-USA Announces New Officers

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

18 July 2018 – New York, NY, USA – IPMA-USA has announced the results of the 2018 Election for the IPMA-USA Board of Director positions for the 2018-2021 term.  Newly elected board members are:

Dr. Joel Carboni – President, for a second term

Joel Carboni is a leading figure on sustainability in project management.  He is a graduate of Ball State University, holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment and has over 23 years’ experience in portfolio, program and project management spanning government, the banking and legal sectors as well as big five consulting.

He is a frequent speaker at project management and sustainability symposiums, congresses and conferences all over the globe and has worked in over 50 countries advancing sustainable development.  He is the President of the International Project Management Association in the United States and the founder of GPM (Green Project Management). He is also Project Management’s lone representative to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative & Anti-Corruption call to action, and one of only fourteen listed supporting organizers of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Program (PRME).

He is the architect of the PRiSM™ project delivery methodology, the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management and co-architect of the PSM3 Organizational Sustainability Model.  He has authored training programs on Green and Sustainable Project Management that are currently offered in over 145 countries through professional training providers, business associations, and universities in six languages.  He is the co-author of Sustainable Project Management an Amazon bestseller and is a member of the Forbes Non-Profit Board.

Neil Goldman – Secretary-Treasurer

Neil Goldman has held numerous local and global leadership positions within non-profits and is the current IPMA-USA Secretary/Treasurer. He has held similar positions in other organizations. Neil holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI).

Mr. Goldman is a certified Project / Program Manager with 30 years of extensive experience in managing large and strategic projects in Fortune 500 companies in Information Technology. Neil’s goal for IPMA-USA is to support its growth and support good organizational governance.

Nanci Love – Director of Education

Nanci Love delivers a strong career of project management in a range of services, including strategic planning, execution, and commissioning.  Nanci focuses on developing and executing solutions that encompass overall client project goals. She has more than 25 years of diversified experience in corporate architecture, design, and construction management for clients with various scopes and budgets, including multimillion-dollar projects.

Her specialties include an in-depth knowledge of the real estate process by working closely with brokers in the initial budget and schedule development. Her extensive knowledge of the contract furniture industry consistently benefits clients in controlling the overall budget. She has worked on several of the city’s premier corporate headquarters relocations, which include RaceTrac and HD Supply.

Nanci serves on the Communications Committee of CoreNet Atlanta and is active in the International Project Management Association. She has published articles and blog posts in Atlanta Network Magazine and Commercial Real Estate Women Atlanta (Utilizing Tenant Improvement Dollars, 2015). Nanci is a certified trainer for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification (USGBC), The American Institute of Architects (AIA), PDH Academy and Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

Nanci participates in several Atlanta area nonprofit groups, the Bill Law House for Families First project, past Community Services liaison for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry for International Facility Management Association, Atlanta Food Bank service projects and Habitat for Humanity builds. Nanci was selected to manage Georgia’s first Federal funded Faith-Based Grant.

Nanci graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Counseling. She is eager to take on the role of Director of education to support IPMA’s objectives in supporting institutes of higher learning with programs centered on competence development.

Aman Gaur – Director of Young Crew

Aman Gaur has 3 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry and has worked on office, industrial and retail tenant build-out projects ranging from 20K to 300K SF, spread across various locations in the US. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on Building Construction.

Mr. Gaur works as a Financial Analyst for the Office and Industrial Sales teams. His primary responsibilities at Colliers include tenant research, market analysis, credit analysis, due diligence, and valuation. Mr. Gaur also specializes in construction management and value engineering component of real estate.

Aman has been instrumental in the development of our young crew program, facilitating workshops at Universities all over the United States and is running to succeed Meghan Crumble who vacated the position when she became IPMA-USA Vice President.  His goals are to grow the young crew membership and compete internationally at the IPMA Global Young Crew Championships.

According to Meghan Crumble, IPMA-USA Vice President, who sent out the news, “We are excited to welcome them to the board and expect great things from their contributions.”

Carboni, Goldman, Love and Gaur join remaining IPMA-USA board members Meghan Crumble, Bill Duncon, Diego Arimany, Peter Millsom, Neville Goedhals and Ken Brooks.

Founded in 2001, IPMA-USA is a member-driven, not-for-profit professional association formed to meet the unfilled needs of today’s Program and Project Managers, stakeholders, and their Enterprises. We offer advanced, professionally assessed certifications, an organizational performance improvement assessment standard, and a website filled with thought-leader articles and blog posts. As the USA member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the world’s first project management professional association, we work with over sixty other global professional associations to accomplish our Vision: A World where all projects succeed! More at http://www.ipma-usa.org/

For more information about IPMA, visit https://www.ipma.world/

Source: IPMA-USA

 

44 new works by 48 authors added to PM World Library in July

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2680 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,170 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 July 2018 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 44 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 48 different authors representing 17 countries were published in the July 2018 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2,680 original works by 1,170 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 35+ new works from many different authors; of the 48 authors this month, 24 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “With the increasing number of student papers and book reviews coming in, we are adding more new works and authors every month now. It’s a good trend.  New knowledge related to project management is created in many ways; we welcome these new contributions by authors around the world, both young and more experienced.”

New authors in July included Mikael Aboudarham (France), Maryem Banachour (France), Lisa Brooks (USA), Kemberly Brown (USA), Xingshi Guo (China/France), Dirk Huck (USA), Mattias Jacobsson (Sweden), Montrae Jemison (USA), Abhinay Jha (India/France), Sacha Lefils (France), Charlotte McKenzie (USA), Yashwanth Mula (India/France), Chicheta Nissi (Nigeria), Regina Parks (USA), Curt Rashke (USA), Adriane Rivers (USA), Dale Roberts (UK), Peter Rogers (USA), Julian Van den Berg (Australia), Sani Venkatesan (USA), Yang Xu (China), Yu Yanjuan (China) and Rui Zheng (China/France). New works from 24 authors already included in the library were also added.

“All of the works this month are worth reading,” Pells adds.  “Please see the series articles and reports for significant new works by our regular contributors, all of whom are very experienced thought leaders.  Then read the new articles and featured papers.  Support our authors; read their work.”

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

 

 

Final Call for Papers for PMIRAC 2019 Conference in India

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

15 July 2018 – Kerala, India – A call for papers for the Project Management Institute’s PMIRAC-2019 Conference has been extended to July 31st, 2018.  The venue of the conference is Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, India. Please click here for more details

According to the notice received from conference organizers:

Dear Researcher,

Greetings of the day!

We are delighted to invite you and your team of research scholars to the fifth PMI India Research & Academic Conference (RAC) 2019 to be held from 28th February – 2nd March, 2019 at the beautiful city of Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

The theme of RAC 2019 is: “Project Management in the Emerging World of Disruption” and it is being hosted by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) and co-hosted by Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IITMK).

We look forward to receiving high-quality original research papers, surveys, case studies, technical notes and write-ups that link with the theme as well as other aspects of Project Management.

To express interest in submitting papers, please click the following
https://iimk.ac.in/research/pmiconf2019/register/RegisterOnline.php

Look forward to your participation and would request you to encourage your research scholars and students to register too.

Thank you and warm regards,
PMI RAC 2019 Conference Committee

For more details and ongoing updates of the RAC 2019, please visit: https://pmi.org.in/rac2019/

 

 

Mark Your Calendars for 13th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

 

PM EVENT NEWS

2019 dates set for the premier project management conference in north Texas, USA

13 July 2018 – Richardson, TX, USA – The dates for the 13th annual University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Project Management Symposium in 2019 have been set. The 13th UT Dallas PM Symposium will be held during 21-22 May 2019 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA (just north of Dallas).  This is the premier project management conference for organizations and professionals in North Texas, so mark your calendars if you live in the area.

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.  The annual 2-day project management conference focuses each year on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, information technology, telecommunications, local government and others.  The 12th UT Project management Symposium attracted 400+ participants and was successfully concluded during May 17-18, 2018.  More information soon on the conference website.

This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind-review process, offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and present their work to their peers. Unlike most conferences, paper presenters attend for free. It’s also reasonably priced. The symposium theme and call for papers will be announced soon, but you can see keynote presentations and papers from previous years on the conference website.

As it is each year, the 2019 symposium will be held in world-class facilities in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The event will include keynote speakers, professional paper presentations, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive far more. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in Texas or nearby states, plan to attend this world class symposium. For additional information or with questions contact [email protected] or visit the UTD symposium website here.

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 around 500,000 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 www.pmidallas.org

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 www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Project Management Lessons Learned

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

New book from CRC Press offers process feedback and improvement framework for project management

7 July 2018 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework, by Mel Bost. Published in June 2018, this new book is intended for project managers, PMO professionals and students of project management who wish to apply performance-based feedback to their process and project improvements.

According to the CRC release: Special focus is given to technology development in projects and sustainability implications of process design. The book emphasizes rationale for a robust project risk management program which capitalizes on lessons learned. PMO leaders can use the organizational dynamics and systems archetype applications presented in the book to define project policy standards and procedures to align PMO behaviors with performance objectives.

Mel Bost is a project management consultant specializing in project lessons learned and best practices. He is currently teaching “project management for research” to digital humanities research students at Arizona State University. Previously he was a PMO Practice Leader with BOT International. He has conducted lessons learned training in Dubai and in Panama for the Canal Expansion Project. For over 35 years, Mr. Bost managed major projects for Ford Motor Company, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), UNOCAL and ConocoPhillips.

For more about this book, go to https://www.routledge.com/Project-Management-Lessons-Learned-A-Continuous-Process-Improvement-Framework/Bost/p/book/9781498747776

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  To learn more about CRC and their books, visit https://www.crcpress.com/

Source: CRC Press

 

 

45 new works by 49 authors added to PM World Library in June

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2636 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,146 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 June 2018 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 45 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 49 different authors representing 16 countries were published in the June 2018 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2,636 original works by 1,146 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 35+ new works from many different authors; of the 49 authors this month, 27 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “Our book review program in partnership with three PMI chapters in the USA is now producing a lot of good book reviews.  The reviews are of project management titles as well as more general topics such as leadership and teamwork.  The book reviews that we publish all create new knowledge, so I hope our readers take them seriously.”

New authors in June included Stavros Barmpas (Greece), Simon Bryard (France), Michael Carlew (USA), Mukuka Chipanta (USA), Edozie Chukwuma (Nigeria), Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo (Nigeria), Calvin Flemmings (USA), Kimberly Mae Escalera (The Phillipines), Sarah Bennani Kemmoun (France), Marton Marosszeky (Australia), Kevin Martin (USA), Juan Martinez (USA), Roy Mikhael (France), Maureen Njoki Munyori (Kenya), Frank Murphy (USA), John Oakland (UK), Solene Paillart (France), Linda Hughes Peterson (USA), Mathieu Sabadie (France), Gus Sanchez (USA), John Schlichter (USA), Vedna Sharma (India), Linus Toy (USA), Kimberly Varner (USA), Fei Wang (China), Peng Wang (China) and Shangxin Yang (China). New works from 21 authors already included in the library were also added.

“All of the works this month are worth reading, in my opinion,” Pells adds.  “Read John Schlicther’s account of a secret meeting of PM leaders in 2000 for some real news and useful commentary about the future of standards.  The featured papers also include some important new knowledge, and the reports and student papers are fascinating.”

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

Editor’s note: Access to the PM World Collection, Author Showcase and many other resources in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications.  Comments or questions can be emailed to [email protected].

Hill International receives $9 Million Program Management work on LA Metro

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

Contract amendment to help relieve traffic congestion and drive transit development for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project in Los Angeles

14 June 2018 – Philadelphia, PA and Los Angeles, CA, USA – Hill International has announced that it has received Amendment No. 2 to continue to provide program management services to the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority in support of the award-winning Foothill Gold Line Extension project – Glendora to Montclair. The fee for services will not exceed $9 million under a total contract amount of $27.5 million.

The Glendora to Montclair Foothill Gold Line extension project will extend the light rail line by 12.3 miles and add 6 passenger stations, relieve congestion in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and drive transit-oriented development. Phase 2B of the extension recently broke ground, with Hill providing program and construction management services.

“We are grateful to the Authority for their confidence in Hill, as well as the opportunity to continue supporting the residents and commuters of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel communities,” said Hill International Senior Vice President and Deputy Regional Manager, John K. Skoury, PE. “Our team looks forward to providing unparalleled services to support our client’s vision for this program.”

The completed segments of the Metro Gold Line Extension project have already received many accolades, including Outstanding Rail Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and a Best Projects Award from Engineering News Record (ENR) California.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 3,000 professionals in more than 50 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  For more information on Hill, visit www.hillintl.com.

Source: Hill International

 

 

SDA Bocconi graduate student in India completes PM Research Internship

 

PM PEOPLE & RESEARCH NEWS

Ovya RK at SDA Bocconi Asia Center in Mumbai completes PM World Library research internship program

10 June 2018 – Mumbai, India and Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has announced that Ovya RK, a graduate student at SDA Bocconi Asia Center in Mumbai, India has completed a PM World Library project management research internship. Ms. Ovya completed the 20-week program on 9 June 2018.

Ovya RK is currently pursuing her post graduate degree in Business at the SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi). Ovya holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Biotechnology. During her professional experience, Ovya has coordinated with different clients in the Pharmaceutical sector assisting in the execution, monitoring and control of various projects. This steered her towards discovering her passion for Project Management and Consulting.

Her major Field of Study: Consulting and Business Administration.  Research interests: Project Management, Strategy Management, Management Consulting, Supply Chain and International logistics, Projects execution and control, Agile Project Management, Risk Management

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Over the last six months, Ovya completed research for the PM World Library, identified some good resources and provided those results on a very regular basis. She found some interesting and sometimes unusual articles and papers, access to which were added to the library almost every week.”

According to Ovya, “This internship was a great opportunity to learn more about project management; it was actually interesting and sort of fun.  It was also nice to be recognized with each research result posted.  It then became an opportunity to showcase my research to friends and professors.”

Pells added, “Ovya researched a wide variety of project management topics, ranging from agile to project failures to the internet of things.  Her enthusiasm and energy seemed to increase as her research and contributions progressed.  We really appreciated her efforts.”

PM World offers virtual project management research internships to university students worldwide who are studying at recognized universities.  Internships offer students an opportunity to research specific program/project management topics, network with other interns, gain visibility and enhance their CVs. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Ovya RK’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/ovya-rk/

To learn more about the PM World research internship, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to “internships” or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. The PMWL is administered by PM World, which also produces the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

PMI releases latest Pulse of the Profession report

10 May 2018 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI) has published its latest Pulse of the Profession report titled “Next Practices: Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects”.

According to PMI: ‘Organizations all over the world are being impacted by disruptive technologies that are displacing established technologies. Those that want to understand and manage the impact of these technologies can look to proven project management practices to survive and thrive during these times of change.

As they embrace project excellence, organizations will experience greater success with their strategic initiatives and higher project success rates—71% versus 60% in those that do not embed proven project management practices within their organization.’

To access the report, click here.

PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional membership association for project, program and portfolio management. Founded in 1969, PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, academic research, publications, courses and networking opportunities. For more, visit www.PMI.org.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

FAA announces $677 Million for U.S. airports

 

First allotment of Infrastructure Grants for 214 Airports in 43 U.S. States announced by Transportation Secretary Chao

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

8 June 2018 – Washington, DC, USA – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminals. These projects are important to the safety and efficiency of the nation’s system of airports.

“If you want a strong transportation system, you have to invest in airport infrastructure,” said Secretary Chao.  “Airports are the backbone of aviation.  These communities are going to reap greater safety, efficiency, and economic dividends for years to come.”  

The U.S. infrastructure, and especially its 3,323 airports and 5,000 paved runways as an essential piece, moves the country’s competitiveness and lifts its citizens’ quality of life. According to the FAA’s most recent economic analysis, U.S. civil aviation accounts for $1.6 trillion in total economic activity and supports nearly 11 million jobs. Under the Secretary’s leadership, the Department is delivering AIP investments to strengthen the safety and efficiency of America’s airports.

Airports can get a certain amount of AIP entitlement funding each year based on activity levels and project needs. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.

Some of the grants awards include:

King Salmon Airport in King Salmon, AK, $12.8 million – the funds will be used to repair the runway and taxiway. The project is important to the local community who mainly use air transportation as their form of travel moving people and goods and services.

H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport in Fairhope, AL, $3 million – the airport will use grant funds to construct a taxiway.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers in AR, $13.6 million – funds will be used to repair a taxiway.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ, $7.2 million – grant funds will be used to reconstruct the airport apron.

San Diego International Airport in San Diego, CA, $12.1 million – grants will fund the repair of the taxiway.

Denver International Airport in Denver, CO, $ 14.2 million – several grants will fund projects to repair runways, taxiways, and runway and taxiway lighting.

Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport, IA, $6.6 million – funds will be used to repair the runway.

Chicago Rockford International Airport in Chicago, IL, $3.1 million – grant funds will expand the cargo facility at this airport helping move goods across the country.

Liberal Mid-America, Salina Regional and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airports in KS, $3 million – the three airports will either receive snow removal equipment or aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment.

Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, $5.8 million – the funds will be used to repair the taxiway.

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC, $12.6 million – the grant will be used to expand the airport apron.

Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, UT, $16.3 million – funds will be used to repair the apron area on the airport where aircraft park.

Visit the FAA website for a complete list of the grants.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency.  Information about FAA programs and projects can be found at http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/.

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. Established by the US Congress in 1966, it is governed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.  DOT provides financing for hundreds of transportation-related programs and projects around the United States each year.  For more information, visit http://www.dot.gov/.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation