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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

 

 

 

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/

 

 

4th SENET – IPMA Regional Conference on Project Management


June conference on project management in central and southeastern Europe to be held on historic Brijuni Ilsands in Croatia

18 March 2018 – Zagreb, Croatia – The Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM) has issued a call for papers and workshops for the 4th SENET project management conference to be held during 7-9 June 2018. Abstracts are due by 30 March 2018. The 4th SENET conference on project management will be held in Istria, Brijuni Islands, Croatia with the theme of “Project Management for Society Development.” For more, click here for conference website.

Conference goals include the following:

  • endorse the development of the project management profession in the region
  • employ the potential of the project management profession for society development
  • share experiences and practices suitable and proven in project management
  • learn about the recent trends in project management
  • present new ideas, concepts, methods and tools gathered through research or practice
  • provide stronger visibility of the project management profession in the region

The following main topics to be covered by the 4th SENET Project Management Conference:

  • Project Management for Driving Business Success and Serving Community Needs
  • Advancing PM Competences
  • Regional Projects – Multi Win Opportunity for Stakeholders
  • PM Certification – Future Trends
  • Products and Services for PM Profession Support
  • Research in PM – State of the Art and Future Trends
  • PM in Practice

The Conference is composed of two main streams. The first stream is reserved for presentations submitted by academics and practitioners. Academics should submit papers, which will be reviewed, while practitioners choose between paper and presentation or presentation only. All accepted papers/presentations will be published in a proceeding book in electronic form within 3 months after the Conference. Call for papers for 4th SENET Conference on Project Management

4th SENET Conference – Brijuni Islands, Croatia (Istria, North Adriatic), June 7th – 9th, 2018. The opening will be on Thursday, June 7th at 4:00 PM. Visit the conference website at http://capm.hr/senet/. For additional information about Brijuni Islands National Park, visit http://www.np-brijuni.hr/en/ or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brijuni.

SENET Association was founded in 2000, with the aim to promote and facilitate development of the Project Management profession in the regions of Central and Southeast Europe. SENET now brings together IPMA member associations from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. The first SENET Conference was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia and was dedicated to “Regional Development and Restructuring Projects”. The second Conference was organized in Cavtat, Croatia and focused on “Development of Project Management Profession in Transition Economy”, while the third one presented the topic “Project Management paving the way to the European Union” in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The local organizer for the 4th SENET Conference is the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM), Zagreb, Croatia (www.capm.hr/senet/). You are welcome to address all questions or enquiries about the Program, SENET or IPMA to the following email: [email protected]

 

 

The Africa of My Dreams

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

African Development Bank launches writing contest for young Africans to make their voices heard and accelerate Africa’s industrialization

23 February 2018 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – What does the future of Africa look like? How will the fourth industrial revolution shape the economies, jobs and lives of tomorrow? The African Development Bank is prompting Africa’s youth to think about these questions, put pen to paper and enter The Africa of my Dreams writing contest, launched on Thursday, 22 February 2018.

The contest aims to reinforce the Bank’s commitment to Africa’s youth and bring their voice and perspective into discussions of the continent’s development. Four winners will get the opportunity to participate in the Bank’s Annual Meetings taking place in May this year in Busan, Korea.

Young media professionals as well as the general public between the ages of 20 to 29 can enter the competition.  Participants must be a national of one of the 54 African countries and submit an unpublished journalistic piece, in the media category, or an unpublished essay or creative writing piece, in the general category. Entries must be no longer than 1,000 words, be in English or French—the Bank’s two official languages—and be related to the contest’s theme, “Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization”. The deadline is 23h59 universal time, March 26, 2018.

By recognizing the energy, creativity and innovative thinking that they bring to the table, the Bank aims to encourage the youth to reflect on the pivotal role they play in the development of their countries and the continent. It is expected that the population of the youth will double from the current 480 million to reach 840 million, by 2050, and Africa will be the youngest continent in the world.

Today, however, Africa’s youth bear the brunt of unemployment. In order to change this, the African Development Bank has put youth at the forefront of its priorities, spearheaded by the Jobs for Youth strategy.

Accelerating Africa’s development through industrialization is also one of the Bank’s strategic priorities, the High 5s. The rise and diversification of investments in the continent as well as the structural factors that have contributed to its sustained economic growth, such as demographics, growing internal markets, urbanization and technological developments, represent a driving force to accelerate the Africa’s industrialization.

Leveraging the youth’s innovative and creative potential can play a crucial role in industrializing Africa.

More information on The Africa of my Dreams writing contest, including its requirements, rules and regulations, and prizes can be found at: http://bit.ly/2EJUt9Z  .

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution established in 1964 to mobilize resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries. Headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Bank promotes economic and social development in African states, providing financing for programs and projects across the continent.  For more information, visit www.adbg.org.

Source: African Development Bank

 

 

Call for Short Papers for the 6th IPMA Research Conference

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

International project management research conference to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during 2-3 September 2018

Reported by Jouko Vaskimo in Helskinki

3 January 2018 – Zurich, Switzerland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has issued a call for papers for the next IPMA project management research conference.  With the theme of “Project Management and its impact on societies”, this important gathering of project management researchers and scholars will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during 2-3 September 2018.

The IPMA Research Conference was founded in 2013, and as a Think Tank it aims to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners in project management together who share a common passion for their discipline. During the conference, they discuss and exchange research ideas and achievements on the topic of projects and its management. The distinctive feature of this small in size conference is the intense dialogue between practitioners and academics which can neither be found at scientific or professional conferences.

The annual international conference has been held in Germany, China, South Africa, Iceland and South Korea since its beginning and aims to bring together experts from all countries worldwide to increase the mutual understanding of the global challenges of project managers in diverse environments and industries. The special spirit of the IPMA Research Conferences can be particularly felt in the World Café sessions where the participants can gain new insights and perspectives for today´s challenges in project management.

2018 conference theme: “Project management and its impact on societies”

Modern project management was developed in the 1970s in industrial sectors like aerospace, aeronautics, defence and construction industry. From here the methods were taken over to industries like automotive, mechanical engineering, but also IT, insurances or banking. Today project management is applied in education, the health sector, sports, public administration and politics, but also in private life as professions like career planner show. The global trend of “Projectification” that comprises all areas of professional and private life is ubiquitous.

The scope of the 6th IPMA Research Conference 2018 is to develop an overview about the degree of projectification in the different national economies. Are there differences between the levels of projectification between developed, emerging and developing countries? Is the level of projectification higher in national economies that are based on the service sector or on the manufacturing industry? What are the key drivers for projectification? Does the economic cycle have an impact on the level of projectification of a national economy? And if this is the case, how does it work: as a leading indicator or as a lagging indicator?

A second aim of the IPMA Research Conference 2018 is to explore the consequences of the global trend of projectification on societies. In times of increasing automatisation and digitalisation of the standard line processes in organisations, more and more people work in projects to realize the strategies of executives, to create innovations and to further develop these ideas into new products and services, to develop marketing campaigns or to improve internal processes in organisations. Employment contracts are becoming increasingly limited to the duration of a project. This seems to give greater flexibility both to the employer and the employee. Long-term or even life-long employment will become an exception. But what does this projectification development mean for the individual, for the organisations and for the societies, for the social security systems like unemployment insurances or pension systems, for the planning of the private life and family planning, or for decision making processes e.g. for private mortgage lending? The IPMA Research Conference 2018 aims to pursue answers to these urgent questions.

Projectification leads to the fact that public projects like infrastructure projects become more transparent as the introduction of project management leads to transparent project governance structures in public administration. The approval and execution of major public projects like streets, public transportation, schools and universities, hospitals or high-speed data networks can lead to better way of value creation for a country for the sake of its citizens and a better life for everyone.

This call for short papers is meant to encourage a broad range of submissions. The authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches for further developing our understanding of project management.

Subtopics:

The following subtopics and workshop streams are planned:

  • Status of projectification of societies
  • Consequence of the global projectification trend for individuals, organisations and societies
  • Public administration based on transparent project governance structures
  • National project maturity levels / index measurement
  • Value creation through projects/ project management for the society

Submission guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit proposals for short presentations of their work in progress, new ideas or recent results. We encourage submissions from all areas related to project management. Short papers should be of no more than 500 words by March 31, 2018. Authors of accepted short papers will be expected to provide a full paper by May 31, 2018 and to present their ideas in a presentation at the IPMA Research Conference.

  • Short outline of the content (500 words)
  • References
  • Biographical details of the author

Please submit a .pdf file of your short paper by March 31th 2018 to: [email protected].

For further information please contact: [email protected].

The 2018 IPMA Research Conference coordinators: Yvonne Schoper, Helgi Thor Ingason, Raphael Albergarias, Marcos Rego

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, IPMA is one of the world’s oldest project management professional organizations. IPMA is a federation of more than 55 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.world.

Source: IPMA

 

 

7th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States

 

FUTURE EVENT / CALL FOR PAPER

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

1 November 2017 – Riga, Latvia – The 7th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 19-20 April 2018. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia.

The Call for Papers remains open, with papers accepted through 15 February 2018. However if you are interested to present or publish your paper you can contact conference coordinators by e-mail [email protected]  or [email protected].

By the end of March 2018 registration for listeners and those who wish to present their reports without publication still remain. More information can be found at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/.
To see the conference brochure, click here

The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers.

In 2018 we will have 7th anniversary that the Research Institute of the Project Management of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers organize an international conference on project management, gathering professionals from a number of countries.

In 2017 eighteen countries were represented (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Iran, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Palestine, Iceland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania), and this year several others have joined in. The conference aims to host a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems.

Call for Papers

Conference language is English. Project management researchers, educators and experts are invited to submit an abstract for paper and presentation on one or more of the following topics:

  1. Project management in public administration,
  2. Problems and solutions in EU funds project management (implementation),
  3. Public-Private-Partnership project management,
  4. Investment project management,
  5. Culture project management,
  6. IT project management,
  7. Construction project management,
  8. Renewable Energy Projects,
  9. Social project management,
  10. Standards on project management,
  11. Professional education and science in project management,
  12. Capacity of organization in project management,
  13. Project Accounting and Auditing,
  14. New directions and findings in project management theory,
  15. Project controlling,
  16. Project Risk Management,
  17. Project finance,
  18. Social aspects in Project management,
  19. Marketing, innovation, creativity in project management.

Sections will be designed according to themes of accepted abstracts. The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed.

Important Date·

November 25, 2017 – Applications for participation at the conference and submission of paper abstract (see requirements)

December 10, 2017 – Notification of acceptance

Until December 30, 2017 – Payment of reduced conference fee

February 15, 2018 – Submission of full paper for the conference proceedings

March 15, 2018 – Information on paper acceptance, feedback from reviewers

April 1, 2018 – Deadline for revised papers. Detailed conference programm

Benefits and reasons for joining the conference:

  1. Meet the professionals, scientists and Ph.D. students in Project Management and listen to their experience from different countries all over the world
  2. As PMP, PMI-ACP or other PMI certified professionals you could earn PDU’s to be claim for maintaining your certification
  3. Publish your research paper in conference proceeding book with ISBN number and direct indexing with EBSCO.
  4. Selected papers will be considered to publish on Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). The PMWJ (ISSN 2330-4480), a non-refereed electronic publication registered with the US Library of Congress, is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest intermediary between publishers and libraries. Contents of the PMWJ will be included in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete databases.
  5. Enlarge your network with new professional peers
  6. Widen your knowledge from European top Project Management speakers
  7. Stand up from the crowd and make your voice heard in interactive discussions
  8. Increase your sociability by gaining new friends who share the same ideas as yours
  9. Get the latest information about growing your professional career
  10. Help the Project Management community to grow and to have a stronger voice

This is a particularly important aspect for Latvia, since the coming years will bring many large-scale projects both in railway reconstruction and big construction objects, such as the new concert hall, as well as various sizeable event organization.

Project management is currently one of the most topical forms of task organization. The necessity for its application is dictated by several factors. The most important among them are the ever increasing complexity of products and services, and market competition. The complexity of products and services causes higher requirements for interdisciplinary knowledge, and the growing competition in markets forces businesses to make better use of their resources, become better and quicker than their competitors, and make swifter changes in their organizations, pursuing their clients’ interests. In such conditions, project management opens new opportunities for businesses.

The Professional Project Managers Association (PVPA) together with the University of Latvia are organizing already the fifth international conference on project management, giving practical and theoretical specialists from various countries the opportunity to exchange their opinions on practical and theoretical aspects of project management. Such exchange of knowledge and opinions enables us to develop project management as a professional activity not only within an individual country, but on an international level as well.

The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed. If you have an interest in advancing professional project management or learning about the latest in project management applications and ideas, don’t miss this major regional conference.

This conference is organized by the Research Institute of the Project Management of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers.

The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, visit the conference website or contact conference coordinators at [email protected]  or [email protected]

The PM World Journal is a media partner for this important regional conference.

 

Call for Papers announced for 12th UT Dallas PM Symposium

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Premier project management conference for professionals and organizations in North Texas and central USA

25 October 2017 – Richardson, TX, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that the Call for Papers is now open for the 12th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium.  The conference will be held during 17-18 May 2018 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The theme for the 2018 symposium is “Project Management: Leading Innovation!”

The symposium will focus on topics relevant to organizations, industries, and the economy in North Texas. Of greatest interest are new ideas, concepts and experiences associated with the following:

  • Innovative project/program management approaches and techniques
  • How organizational design promotes or hampers innovation
  • Planning for innovation on products
  • How does risk management factor into innovation?
  • Tools to enhance creativity and innovation
  • How Agile project management can foster innovation
  • Implementing innovation during a project
  • How does change management factor into innovation?
  • Managing innovative product development
  • Case studies and lessons learned

Abstracts are due by Monday, January 15, 2018. For instructions and template, go to http://jindal.utdallas.edu/executive-education/project-management/pm-symposium/

Those whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to prepare a full paper and deliver a presentation at the UT Dallas symposium in May.  Papers must be original, not previously published and free of commercial content. Selected papers will be republished after the symposium in the PM World Journal.

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, software, telecommunications, transportation, local government and others.  To access conference website, click here.

This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM professionals, experts and academic researchers to get published and present their work to their peers. Unlike most conferences, paper presenters attend for free and can receive PDUs for PMP recertification. It’s also reasonably priced. You can see keynote presentations and papers from previous years on the conference website.

As it is each year, the 2018 symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The event will include multiple plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers in breakout sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Attendees can receive up to 15 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive more. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, you should 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 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 www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a monthly digital publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. Registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), 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, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

University of Maryland 5th Annual PM Symposium

 

CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

Share your Project Management Experiences at UMD’s 5th Annual Symposium – Abstract Deadline is November 19th

13 October 2017 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has issued their call for papers and presentations for the 5th Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium.  The conference will take place 10-11 May 2018 at the University of Maryland campus in College Park.

Are you ready to share your project management experiences with your peers and participate in the University of Maryland’s Fifth Annual Project Management Symposium as a speaker?

Supporting the theme, “Turning Knowledge into Practice,” project management professionals from the Baltimore-Washington area and abroad will come together to share best practices and lessons learned, plus discover the latest advances in project management.  The 2017 Symposium welcomed its largest-ever audience with more than 330 experts from industry, government, and academe from all areas of the world. The 2018 event should be larger yet.

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit abstracts of papers or presentations to be featured in program sessions for the 2018 symposium. These papers and presentations can be case studies, lessons learned, best practices, research findings or the latest advances in project management.

Requested topics include:

  • Agile/IT
  • Complex Projects
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Disaster Management
  • Education
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Management
  • People in Projects (Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Motivation, Negotiation)
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Stakeholders
  • Technology in Project Management

If speaking at the event is not of interest, you are encouraged to attend the Symposium instead.  Registration for the event is now open.  For more information on the 2018 event, please visit the University of Maryland’s Project Management Symposium website.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development services to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Their academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center. Visit www.pm.umd.edu.

Editor’s note: The UMD campus can be reached by Metro from Washington, DC.  This is a good conference with world-class presentations, educational content and networking opportunities.  The PM World Journal endorses and acts as media partner for this event.

 

 

Call for Authors from Business Expert Press

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

5 September 2017 – New York, USA – Business Expert Press is a leading publisher of concise, applied books on business. Their readership includes executives, middle managers, MBA and executive education students. Business Expert Press has recently launched a new, online database series of articles, available through subscription, called Expert Insights.

Expert Insights are short articles designed to provide readers with a professional “tune-up” no matter what their job might be. Whether in need of learning how to use social media, deliver better presentations, or improve skills in managing time, risk, customers, employees, technology, or projects, instruction and guidance is likely to be found in our series.

Business Expert Press are looking for articles in all areas of business including (but not limited to) management and organizational behavior, marketing, accounting and finance, information systems, and operations. Any articles on portfolio and project management will be especially welcome for consideration. Articles should be anywhere from 15 to 40 pages in length or 3,000 to 20,000 words.

Your proposal should include the following information:

Your Name, and Affiliation:
Article Title and Description:
Subject Area (s):
Abstract (no more than one paragraph):
Key Words (6 to 12):
Approximate manuscript page length: (Between 10 to 15 manuscript pages, calculated based on a Word document, 12 point font, double-spaced)
Article Delivery date:
Author Contact Information (address, email, telephone):

Please submit PROPOSALS ONLY (no inquiries) in Word and send to:
[email protected]

Established in 2008, Business Expert Press is now used by thousands of faculty, students and practitioners around the world. BEP is dedicated to developing collections of complementary titles within specific business disciplines and across topics of interest, now up to some 26 different business topics. BEP provides applied and concise books, eBooks and digital collections written by experts, partnering with dozens of course pack companies, digital platform providers, and eBook readers. More information at http://www.businessexpertpress.com/.

Source: Business Expert Press

 

 

Project Management Journal (PMJ) Call for Submissions

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

28 August 2017 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is now accepting submissions for upcoming Special Editions of the Project Management Journalâ (PMJ) and a new section on Cases.

Process Studies of Project Organizing

PMJ seeks submissions inspired by the premises of process ontology that apply process thinking to documents and reveal the intricacies of project management and organizing as they unfold over time—editors are not looking for models reducing processes to sequences of stable stages. Inspiration for this special issue can be found in organization studies, where process ontology has, in recent years, gained prominence, turning upside down how phenomena are conceived. The submission deadline is 31 August 2017.

Exploratory Projects

With this special issue, PMJ welcomes contributions in the following areas: 1) research that sheds new light on the actor’s practices in exploratory projects, 2) the validity of the management principles proposed in the literature, 3) the functions and roles of the actors in teams involved in exploratory projects, 4) the relationship between the project and its parent organization, 5) the role of exploratory projects in creation of the ecosystem, 6) the type of cognitive process used during these types of projects. Deadline for paper submissions: 28 February 2018

Teaching Cases

PMJ is also now accepting teaching cases for publication consideration. With the rise of experiential learning, case studies have gained traction as a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area, and they have proven to be the most requested instructional resource by project management faculty internationally. PMJ is responding to the needs of instructors by launching a new section that provides full-length cases and instructor’s manuals for classroom or consulting use. PMJ invites submissions of cases designed for classroom use. Cases from all business disciplines related to projects will be considered. Submit your case now. See the Call for Submissions for more details.

Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more, visit http://www.pmi.org/.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

Call for Papers for PM World Journal 60th Edition

 

Articles and papers for 5th year anniversary edition invited

18 June 2017 – Dallas, London, Sydney – The July 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ) will be the 60th consecutive monthly edition, marking the five year anniversary of the digital publication. Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PMWJ related to any aspect of program or project management.   Questions or original works can be emailed to [email protected]

Since August 2012, more than 2200 original works by 939 different authors in 65+ countries have been published in the PMWJ. Those works are now contained in the “PM World Collection” in the PM World Library (PMWL) at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. All authors whose work appears in the PMWJ receive an author page in the PMWL Author Showcase where their works can be found and easily accessed. Each month’s new works are featured on the PMWL home page.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “July represents a significant milestone for the journal, our five year anniversary. We’ve tried to publish articles and papers in formats that can be useful for people and organizations in many industries and locations around the world. Based on feedback from authors and readers, it seems to be working.”

“Just as importantly, we offer professionals and experts a vehicle for sharing knowledge and receiving recognition,” Pells adds. “Too many websites publish good content but don’t identify the authors, which I don’t think is right. The creators of new knowledge should be duly recognized for their contributions. I also don’t think content should be separated from the authors, whose backgrounds and experience often provide important context for whatever is written.”

Researchers and practicing professionals are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal. For author guidelines, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Call for Papers on Agility in Project Management

 

P/PM CALLS FOR PAPERS

PM World Journal invites articles and papers about agile program and project management processes and experience

26 April 2017 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to agility in program or project management.   Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, best practices, issues and solutions related to managing projects with agility, or using agile techniques.

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 for managing software projects, Agile project management has grown in popularity around the world, not only for software development but across most information systems/technology and many other industries. While Agile PM generally remains most useful for relatively small teams, and sometimes multiple small teams, it has stimulated widespread interest in the broader use of more “agility” in program and project management.

What does agility really mean in the program/project management context?  What are some examples of agile decision making, organizations where it has been employed, or successful agile project management?  What are the trade-offs, the risks or rewards?  When or where should agility be increased or too much agility be avoided?  Answers to these and many other questions are welcome.

Submitted works for publication can be in any of the following categories:

  • Featured Papers – research based, conference quality, professional papers
  • Student Papers – research reports or papers created for university courses
  • Case Studies – descriptions of real world applications of Agile or agility
  • Advisory Articles – how to implement agile or improve agility
  • Commentaries – short opinion pieces on any related topic
  • Personal Story – discussion of personal experience
  • Creative Works – art, fiction, play, poetry or other imaginative creation
  • Second Edition – previously published paper, if author retains copyright

Questions or original works can be submitted to [email protected].

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “There remains quite a lot of debate about the applicability of Agile project management for many industries and types of projects.  The concept of agility, however, would seem to be widely useful.  Maybe we can attract some knowledge or perspective on this topic.”

“Many traditional project management models and standards are based on well-established project lifecycle models and systematic approaches,” Pells adds.  “For some projects and organizations, agility and/or agile project management might then carry more risks. So what does experience show?”

Researchers, practitioners and experts are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal.  For author guidelines, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal.  Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to [email protected]

 

 

Call for Papers for 30th Anniversary IPMA World Congress in Astana

 

IPMA WC2017 congress program committee issues call for papers on breakthrough competencies for managing change

22 February 2015 – Zurich, Switzerland and Astana, Kazakhstan – The call for papers for the 30th IPMA World Congress has been issued and is open through 30 April 2017. IPMA’s 30th Anniversary World Congress under the theme of “Breakthrough Competencies for Managing Change” will be held on the campus of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan during 5-7 September 2017. Visit the IPMA World Congress website here for more information.

The IPMA World Congress has for several decades been one of the world’s leading conferences on project, program and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of global companies, leading scientists, educators, professors and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGOs and the media. The congress includes three inspiring days with a comprehensive program of best practices, new insights and academic findings combined with world class awards, book launches, networking opportunities, site visits, the renowned IPMA Awards Gala, social events and more.

Kazakhstan Project Management Association and Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation act as organizers of this Congress. Nazarbayev University acts as a General partner of the Congress. The Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Astana serve as Coordinators for the Congress organization.

About 1,000 national and foreign participants from over 60 countries plan to take part in the Congress. In the light of the future work the Kazakhstan is given a unique opportunity to obtain and study the world’s best practices of project management application in various fields of human activity and submit the best Kazakh projects to the world project management community.

Project management researchers, professors, students and teachers, as well as executives, practicing professionals and professional leaders are now invited to submit abstracts for scientific papers, professional presentations, panel discussions, workshops and special sessions for the congress. Program topics are expected to be as follows:

Block 1 (Academic):

  • Methodologies for the development of personnel competence in PM
  • Global challenges, trends and models for the development of organizational competence in PM
  • Development of knowledge systems and formation of competences in PM
  • Cognitive modeling in organizations’ competence development in PM
  • Development of competences in PM based on scientific research and educational programs

Block 2 (Practitioners):

  • Innovative development of PM competences in the real economy sectors: I. Energy II. Mechanical engineering III. Information and communication technologies IV. Space research V. Environmental and natural studies
  • Breakthrough technologies for creation and migration of values in PM of organization
  • Development Breakthrough technologies and competence development of high-tech Companies

Block 3 (Government bodies):

  • Competence development of public sector (public administration) in program management
  • Europe-China “Silk Way” stream
  • Green Technologies (EXPO 2017)

Those papers with the best rating will be selected to present at the WC2017. Conference language is English. For more information, contact [email protected]

See full Congress Call for Papers here.

Plan to visit beautiful Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan and host city for EXPO2017 to attend the 30th Anniversary IPMA World Congress.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.world/.

Source: IPMA

 

 

Call for Short Papers for 5th IPMA Research Conference in November

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

Research conference in Incheon, Korea on theme: “Project, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?

1 February 2017 – Zurich, Switzerland – The Research Board of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) has issued a call for short papers for the 5th IPMA Research Conference being held in Incheon, Korea during 2-3 November 2017. The theme for the conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?”

The IPMA Research Conference was founded in 2013, and as a Think Tank it aims to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners in project management together who share a common passion for their discipline. During the conference, they will discuss and exchange research ideas and achievements on the topic of projects and its management. The distinctive feature of this small in size conference is the intense dialogue between practitioners and academics which can neither be found at scientific or professional conferences.

The annual International Conference has been held in Germany, China, South Africa and Iceland since its beginning and aims to bring together experts from all countries worldwide to increase the mutual understanding of the global challenges of project managers in various environments and industries. The special spirit of the IPMA Research Conferences can be particularly felt in the World Café sessions where the participants can gain new insight perspectives for today´s challenges in project management.

5th IPMA Research Conference 2017

The theme of the 2017 IPMA Research Conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?” Project management has continuously developed in the last decades like no other management discipline. But although the requirements towards project managers further developed, the definition of success in projects and in project management has remained stable during this time.

Project Management distinguishes between project success (measured against the overall objectives of the project, and a high level of satisfaction concerning the project outcome among the key stakeholders) and project management success (measured against the measures of performance as scope, time and budget).

However success has different meanings to the people as it is linked to culture and values. Success is perceived differently by different stakeholders, or in the different sciences: the macro-economic meaning of success differs from the micro-economic, success in sociology is perceived differently than in psychology, and an individual perceives success differently than a group, an organisation or a society.

The 5th IPMA Research Conference is an opportunity to examine if our understanding of successful projects and their management needs to be worked over. Projects are the means for delivering and implementing strategic beneficial change in organisations and societies. Is the current success definition broad enough to reflect this thinking? As most projects today are part of programs and portfolios, the definition of Project Management success is also to be reflected in a wider sense. Project management success can be considered from input and output oriented perspective, concerning the success criteria and success factors. Do the different stakeholder groups (e.g. the individual project manager, the project team members, the organisation and the whole society) have a different understanding of success?

The 4th IPMA Research Conference 2016 on “Project Management and Sustainability” showed that we need to define success in a more sustainable way to achieve a new way of thinking. Sustainability defined by the UN as “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” forces us to re-think success, both for projects, project managers, organisations and societies. The scope of the 5th IPMA Research Conference 2017 is therefore to explore if the current definition of project and project management success sufficiently reflects the needs of future generations.

This call for short papers is meant to encourage a broad range of submissions. The authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches to defining and developing our understanding of projects and their management.

Subtopics

  • Sustainability and success
  • Ethics and success
  • Culture and success
  • Value/contribution to society and success
  • Others

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit proposals for short presentations of their work in progress, new ideas or recent results. We encourage submissions from all areas related to project management. Short papers should be of no more than 500 words. Authors of accepted short papers will be expected to provide a full paper by May 31, 2017 and to present their ideas in a presentation at the Research Conference.

The short papers should be formatted according to APA/Harvard guidelines and include:

  • Title
  • Abstract (maximum of 200 words)
  • Short presentations of the content
  • References
  • Biographical details of the author

Please submit a pdf of your short paper by March 31, 2017 to: [email protected]

Notification of the outcome of the review process will be on April 19, 2017.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.world/.

Source: IPMA

 

 

Call for Papers for OTMC 2017 in Croatia extended to 1 February

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

16 January 2017 – Zagreb, Croatia – The deadline for abstracts for paper presentations at the 13th International Conference on Organization, Technology and Management in Construction (OTMC 2017) has been extended to 1 February 2017. The conference to be held during 27-30 September 2017 in Poreč, Croatia is sponsored by the Croatian Association for Construction Management (CACM) in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Visit http://www.otmc2017.com/

170116-pmwj54-otmc2017-LOGOConference topics:

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Construction and Project Management Issues
  • Construction Design and Technology
  • General Management and Economics in Construction
  • Information Communication Management Systems in Construction
  • Research and Education in Construction
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment

Authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English within 250 words relating to the conference topics. Abstracts should include the full title of the paper and provide a brief and comprehensive summary stating the purpose, content and conclusions of the manuscript, supported by 3-7 key words.

Key dates:

1 February – Submission of Abstracts
6 February – Acceptance of Abstracts
10 April – Submission of Full Papers
12 June – Acceptance of Papers
10 July – Submission of Camera Ready Papers

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, with best ranked papers also published in a special issue of the OTMC Journal (www.grad.hr/otmcj – indexed in EBSCO, INSPEC, ProQuest Science Journals) and eGFOS (http://e-gfos.gfos.hr/ – indexed in INSPEC). The Chair of OTMC 2017 is Prof Ivica Zavriški, PhD, CACM President.

For abstract submission and further information, contact [email protected]

Register for the conference at http://www.otmc2017.com/register

 

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

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

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.

 

 

Call for Papers for PM World Journal

 

Original articles and papers for December and January editions sought – celebrate 2016 successes; share knowledge to start the new year

21 November 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the December and January editions of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, good practices, issues and solutions related to managing programs and projects in any application, industry or location.

161122-pmwj52-coverThe PMWJ has issued numerous calls for papers over the last few years, all of which remain in effect. Each edition of the PMWJ also contains a variety of content categories, including featured (research based) papers, advisory articles, commentaries, interviews, case studies, reports and book reviews. The “second editions” category provides an opportunity for republication of papers previously presented at conferences or published in a language other than English. Authors of all works published in the PMWJ receive showcase recognition.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “We are seeking original works from authors around the world, especially in transition economies where advancing the profession really requires sharing of experience and information. Even in such basic industries as agriculture, education and healthcare, effective project management can create tremendous value. And technology projects are everywhere now. If you have knowledge to share, please send us an article or paper.”

Questions or original works can be submitted to [email protected] For author guidelines, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Call for Papers for April 2017 Project Management Conference in Riga

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

6th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States set for 27-28 April 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

20 October 2016 – Riga, Lavia – The 6th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 27-28 April 2017. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia.

The Call for Papers is now open, with abstracts due by 10 December. Authors will be notified by 20 December with papers accepted through 8 March 2017. If you are interested to present or publish your paper you can contact conference coordinators by e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected] By the end of March 2017 registration for listeners and those who wish to present their reports without publication will remain open. More information can be found at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/.

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The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers.

In 2017 we will have 6th anniversary that the Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Latvia together with the Professional Association of Project managers organize an international conference on project management, gathering professionals from a number of countries.

In 2016 eighteen countries were represented (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Iran, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Palestine, Iceland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania), and this year several others are expected to join in. The conference aims to host a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems.

To see list of suggested paper topics and other information about this conference, view the conference brochure here.

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers and the Baltic Controlling Institute. The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, visit the conference website or contact conference coordinators at mailto:[email protected]or [email protected]

 

Call for Papers open for UMD 2017 Project Management Symposium

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence Now Accepting Abstracts for 4th Annual Symposium – Deadline to Submit: 6 November 2016

25 September 2016 – College Park, Maryland, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence is seeking speakers for its fourth annual Project Management Symposium, taking place May 4-5, 2017, at the University of Maryland campus in College Park.

151001-pmwj39-3rd-UMD LOGOSupporting the theme, “Turning Knowledge into Practice,” the Baltimore-Washington area’s premier project management event welcomed its largest-ever audience this past May, with more than 260 experts from industry, government, and academe from all areas of the world.

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit abstracts of papers or presentations to be included in program sessions for the symposium. These papers and presentations on case studies, best practices, and research findings should be of interest to project managers, consulting engineers and architects, construction managers, policy and agency personnel, and researchers and educators.

Requested topics include:

  • Agile/IT
  • Construction Management (including BIM)
  • Defense Best Practices
  • Disaster Management
  • Education
  • Federal Programs
  • Integrated Program Performance Management
  • People in Projects (Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Motivation, Negotiation)
  • Risk & Big Data
  • Technology in Project Management

Given the tremendous turnout for the 2016 Project Management Symposium, interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts well in advance of the Nov. 6, 2016 deadline.

In May of this year, symposium attendees took part in nearly 50 information-packed sessions. Building on this momentum, the Project Management Center for Excellence will soon announce its lineup of sought-after keynote speakers, and unveil new sessions, including several with a heavy focus on how technology is reshaping the field. Past speakers have included NASA’s Ed Hoffman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Karen Durham-Aguilera, Lockheed Martin’s W. Michael Hawes, and PMO Strategies’ Laura Barnard.

If you do not wish to submit a paper but would like to attend the 2017 symposium, you may now take advantage of early-bird registration rates.

About the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center. Visit www.pm.umd.edu.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

Call for Papers for IRNOP 2017 at Boston University

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks – Papers due 31 January 2016 for world’s foremost project management research conference

23 September 2016 – Boston, MA, USA – During 11-14 June 2017, the IRNOP conference will be hosted by Metropolitan College, a multi-disciplinary school within Boston University (BU). Metropolitan College is globally recognized for the excellence and academic rigor of its project management programs, and for its pioneering stance in the development of online education.

160923-pmwj51-irnop-bu-logoIRNOP, the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, is the world’s largest network of academic researchers in the program and project management field.  In keeping with its vibrant international spirit, the bi-annual IRNOP conference has been held in 12 cities across the globe since it began. This is the first time that the IRNOP conference has been held in the USA.

A “Call for Papers” has now been issued for the INOP 2017 research conference, the largest of its kind.  IRNOP 2017 website: http://irnopboston.org/

IRNOP 2017 theme

The theme of the 2017 IRNOP conference is The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks. Project management is evolving, and over the last two decades it has shifted from a set of tools that could assist in the execution of actions, to a more complex and dynamic set of process-based and behaviorally-based activities, underpinned by a growing and significant body of research. The modern understanding of the project domain embraces complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty in turbulent environments, and has moved towards an

alignment with broader academic concepts, including complex adaptive systems, operations management, improvisational working practices, and evidence-based management.

IRNOP 2017 is an opportunity to examine the progress made in developing, synthesizing, and challenging the increasing body of knowledge and theory in the project domain, and to assess the current standing of the project-based knowledge base. It may also be an opportune moment to increase our linkages to wider organizational theory, and to consider project management’s interactions with knowledge management and knowledge generation, with change management, with organizational behavior and theory, and with other academic domains. At IRNOP 2017 we also offer the opportunity to examine the research-based foundations for the management of the modern project.

The scope of this call for papers is deliberately drawn widely, to encourage a range of submissions covering many topics and themes, including behavioral and process areas, tools and techniques, and theoretical frameworks. Authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches to defining and developing our understanding of the modern project.

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full papers of no more than 8,000 words. Papers should be formatted according to APA/Harvard guidelines and include:

  • Title page
  • Abstract [200 words or less]
  • Keywords
  • References
  • Illustrations and tables, with captions
  • Biographical details for each author

Please submit a pdf of your full paper to [email protected] by 31st January 2017.

About IRNOP

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) was founded in 1993 as a community of scholars and practitioners with a common passion for projects and project organizing in temporary organizations. The IRNOP network includes members from all over the world, with cross-disciplinary backgrounds in business, economics, engineering and management. The network prides itself on its independence – avoiding any central administration – and aims to share local project initiatives and innovations on an international platform.  For more about IRNOP, visit http://www.irnop.org/