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SDA Bocconi graduate student in India completes PM Research Internship

 

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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.

 

 

Sapienza University graduate student completes PM Research Internship

 

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Faith Onwunalu in Rome completes PM World Library research internship program

10 May 2018 – Rome, Italy and Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has announced that Faith Onwunalu, a graduate student at Sapienza University in Rome has completed a PM World Library project management research internship. Ms. Onwunalu completed the 20-week program in late April 2018.

Faith Onwunalu is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University (State University of Italy) in ROME, LAZIO, ITALY. She holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria. During four years of professional experience, Faith held titles such as Computer Instructor, Maths/Computer Science Teacher. Her major field of study is Computer Science. Her research interests include Information Systems, Project Management, Networks and Security.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Faith started her internship last June, took some time off to visit Nigeria, then came back and finished her internship this year with some tremendous resources.  She was very active in March and April, providing new resources related to basic PM, cybersecurity and other topics.”

According to Ms. Onwunalu, “Thank you for this opportunity to learn more about project management; it really complemented my university studies.  It was also interesting to read the PM World Journal and to see so many authors from Nigeria represented in both your journal and library. Perhaps I can meet some of them after my study in Rome.”

Pells added, “Faith became more enthusiastic as her internship progressed. Her latest research results were highly useful, especially those related to cybersecurity for project managers. This is an important topic for every project, project manager and organization today. We definitely appreciated her good work.”

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 Faith Onwunalu’s research results at http://pmworldlibrary.net/faith-onwunalu/

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.

 

 

MISB Bocconi graduate student completes PMWL Research Internship

 

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Rajamahender Rapelly in Mumbai completes project management research internship program in just two months

20 March 2018 – Dallas, TX, USA and Mumbai, India – PM World has announced that Rajamahender Rapelly, a graduate student at the Mumbai International School of Business (MISB) Bocconi, has completed the PM World Library’s project management research internship. Rajamahender completed the 16-week program in just 10 weeks.

Rajamahender is currently pursuing his post graduate degree in Business at MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, India. Rajamahender holds a Bachelor’s of Technology degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and has 2.6 years of work experience in the field of Railway Signalling. During his professional experience, Rajamahender has coordinated with different clients assisting in the design, installation, integration and maintenance of Indian Railway projects.

His major fields of study are Operations and Business Administration. His research interests include project management, projects execution and control, PM in global and multinational contexts, PM in the railway industry, supply chain and International logistics, and operations management.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Rajamahender was an outstanding intern for us.  Based on his prior work experience, he focused his research on project management in rail transport industries. This was another new topic for the PMWL; if you visit that section of the library you will find many new resources that he found.”

According to Rajamahender, “Thank you very much for providing this wonderful opportunity. This internship was very interesting and very useful. It helped me to learn about various projects and project management practices in the Railway Industry and in other industries as well. During my research I was able to clearly relate my past experience with the topics I was researching and it helped me to understand more clearly how things will be in real time projects. This experience will surely help me in my professional career.”

Pells added, “Rajamahender would frequently deliver multiple research results at a time, and ended up contributing more than the internship commitment required.  He was motivated and active, and we really appreciated his unique contributions.”

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, enhance their CVs and contribute to PM World’s mission to advance knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Rajamahender Rapelly’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/rajamahender-rapelly/

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.

 

 

Southampton graduate student completes PMWL internship in record time

 

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Ömer Dağli completes project management research internship in just one month

17 February 2018 – Dallas, USA and Southampton, UK – PM World has announced that Ömer Berkay Dağli, a graduate student in the business school at the University of Southampton in the UK, has completed the PM World Library’s project management research internship. Ömer completed the 16-week program in just four weeks, a new record.

Ömer Berkay Dağlı is currently a Masters Candidate at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, based in UK for the academic year 2017-2018. Previously, he has served as an Officer on Watch for over 30 months on board chemical tankers, based in different routes all round the world where he served Third and Second Officer. He completed his graduation in Marine Transportation Management dual diploma with honours from both Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and State University of New York Maritime College, USA in 2014. Major Field of Study: Project Management, Stakeholders Management, Logistics and Inter-Modal Transportation

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Ömer came to us highly recommended by his supervising professor at the University of Southampton. He was motivated to contribute and very interested in the research involved. He primarily contributed resources related to project management in marine industries, the field where he’s already had experience. This was an entire new topic for the PM World Library and quite welcome.”

According to Ömer, “I thought this internship might be very interesting and useful, and it was true. I learned more about project management research, how it can be useful in so many industries and types of projects. This experience will help me during my studies of project management and on future researches. I advise all project management students and project-interested people to live this experience. I hope I can continue to contribute to the library and to PM World.”

Pells added, “Omer did a great job for us. He started in early January and finished at the end of the month, delivering four research results at a time; I could not keep up with him. We still have several of his research results to post in the library. But it was great and impressive. It’s nice to see such interest in project management by young professionals and students.”

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, enhance their CVs and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership. To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Ömer Dağli’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/omer-berkay-dagli/

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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

PMI Fellow needs your help with PM research

 

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More participants needed for short survey on Project Success Factors

31 January 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Alfonso Bucero, PMI Fellow and well-known European professional leader, has been conducting research on project success since June 2017.  He needs a few more participants and more data.  Project managers worldwide are therefore again invited to help with this research related to project success factors.  The research is in support of a PhD thesis at MONDRAGON University.

The target audience for the research includes project managers, managers of project managers, project sponsors and functional managers, associated with various project types and sizes in all industries worldwide.  Participants are asked to complete a simple survey, which should only take a few minutes.  Link to survey here

Participants will receive a copy of the research results.

Background

Project success has been and still is a researched subject in literature. It is obvious that some projects are successful and other projects unexpectedly fail. When organizations are initiating and managing projects they are looking for project and organizational success, but even when extensive research has been done in the field of project management, organizations have invested a huge amount of money educating their professionals in project management, and professional project management practices have been implemented over last decade, a number of projects are still failing.

On the other hand, professionals and organizations can learn from failure, gaining better understanding and knowledge that may contribute to the success of future projects. Every organization is different and has a different environment but in this research the author wants to demonstrate that there are several factors that contribute most to project success.  After reading and reviewing project management literature, no general consensus has been reached on the factors that contribute to project success. This research will explore what are the right factors to create a better environment for project success.

Research Aims

The objectives of this research are:

  • To identify most common project success factors
  • To determine what factors contribute most to project success

For information about Mondragon University, visit http://www.mondragon.edu/en

For more information about the research, contact [email protected]

Editor’s note: Alfonso Bucero is an international advisor and correspondent for, and a frequent contributor to, the PM World Journal.  View his background summary and original works at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/alfonso-bucero/.  Please take a few minutes to complete his survey.

 

Call for Short Papers for the 6th IPMA Research Conference

 

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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

 

 

Bocconi University graduate student completes PMWL internship

 

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Domenico Moccia in Milan completes project management research internship with December contributions

26 December 2017 – Dallas, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Domenico Moccia, a graduate student in the business school at Bocconi University in Italy, has completed the PM World Library’s project management research internship. Domenico is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Marketing Management at Bocconi University in Milan.

Domenico holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Economics. During his studies and work abroad, Domenico has operated with international teams and faced a wide range of managerial issues: this led him to discover his passion for Project Management and Business Process Analysis and Improvement. His major fields of study are marketing and business administration.  His research interests have included strategy, supply chain, marketing project management and entrepreneurship.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Domenico researched a variety of project management topics for the library, most recently discovering Susanne Madsen’s leadership website in UK.  We really appreciated his diligence and contributions, even while completing an important on-the-ground internship on the island of Majorca in recent months.”

According to Domenico, “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with the PM World Library this year. This virtual internship forced me to conduct research that I would not have done otherwise. That has already been helpful to me, both in school and during my current work.”

Pells added, “I want to also thank Professor Marco Sampietro at Bocconi University who referred Domenico to us.  Mr. Moccia was great; he helped populate several section of the library with very useful resources.  The interns from Bocconi have all proven both intellectually stimulated and reliable, which we greatly appreciate.”

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, enhance their CVs and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Domenico’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/domenico-moccia/

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.

 

 

Aizhan Aliakbarova completes project management research internship

 

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Graduate student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes 16-week PMWL project management research internship

20 October 2017 – Dallas, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Aizhan Aliakbarova, a graduate student at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) in Kazakhstan, has completed the PM World Library’s project management research internship program.

Aizhan Aliakbarova is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Project Management and Supply Chain at KBTU in Almaty. Aizhan holds a Bachelor’s in Philology and an advanced program in Finance.

During her professional experience, Aizhan has cooperated with international organisations and foreign TNC’s in different sectors of economy and engaged in investment attraction and innovation development directions. Her major fields of study include project management and supply chain.  Her research interests include project management maturity, portfolio management, strategy, project finance, supply chain, International logistics, project execution and project control.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Aizhan was very efficient and professional, providing useful research results on a regular basis. She found useful resources for both new and experienced project managers ranging across multiple industries and topics. She helped populate a number of sections of the library so you will see her name on 16 useful resources on multiple webpages.”

According to Aizhan, “The internship for the PM World Library was pretty interesting and not too time consuming. I learned a lot and I’m very glad that I did it. I was also happy to deliver the 16th research result. Now I’m looking forward to completing my thesis, receiving my next degree and working with more knowledge about project management.”

Pells added, “Aizhan was referred to us by her professor at KBTU who indicated that she was a good student with high expectations.  She proved his assessment correct, as she produced a lot of good content for us in a short amount of time.  We are very grateful.”

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, enhance their CVs and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Aizhan’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/aizhan-aliakbarova/

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. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Law school student completes PMWL internship in record time

 

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Stefano Castagna completes 16 week project management research internship in under 12 weeks

14 October 2017 – Dallas, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Stefano Castagna, a law school graduate of Bocconi University in Italy, has completed the PM World Library’s project management research internship program in less than 12 weeks. Stefano is currently pursuing his LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at New York University (NYU) School of Law in New York, USA.

Stefano holds a Law Degree from Bocconi University. During his studies and work abroad, he has worked in the field of transfer pricing and international transactions, and has written in international arbitration and tax. His studies during his MSc degree led him to gain an interest in project management and valuation connected to law-related issues, such as optimisation of time and resources in litigation and arbitration proceedings, and project management of international law and treaty making.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Our library intern program is designed to require 16 weekly submissions of research results. Stefano completed the program in four sprints, delivering four research results together every two or three weeks. He mastered the template and process quickly, focused on project management for attorneys and law firms, and delivered great new resources for the library.”

According to Stefano, “I started the internship program in Milano, but have been in New York for the last eight weeks.  I really liked researching project management related to the legal field, found some interesting resources online, and delivered them as quickly as possible. Some legal cases are big projects and need more formal project management. I now feel better prepared to discuss this topic with other attorneys and potential employers.”

Pells added, “Stefano helped us create an entirely new section in the PMWL devoted to project management in the legal profession, an industry that has recently been embracing professional PM.  I hope our readers will visit the library and find PM in Law in the Industries and Organizations section. Or you can visit Stefano’s intern page in the library to see all his work for us.”

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, enhance their CVs and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Stefano’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/stefano-castagna/

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

 

Law school student tackles project management

 

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Graduate student at Bocconi University joins PM World Library project management research internship program

13 August 2017 – Dallas, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Stefano Castagna, a graduate student at Bocconi University in Italy, has joined the PM World Library’s project management research internship program. Stefano is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Law and Business Administration (CLELI) at Bocconi University in Milan. He is also a candidate to the LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at New York University (NYU) School of Law in New York, USA.

Stefano holds a Law Degree from Bocconi University. During his studies and work abroad, he has worked in the field of transfer pricing and international transactions, and has written in international arbitration and tax. His studies during his MSc degree led him to gain an interest in project management and valuation connected to law-related issues, such as optimisation of time and resources in litigation and arbitration proceedings, and project management of international law and treaty making.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “I’m very happy to welcome Stefano to the internship program. There are two important aspects of project management that are related to laws and the legal profession. First are the legal issues that many projects and project managers must worry about, such as contracts, claims, litigation, copyrights, joint venture agreements, regulatory compliance and others. If a project crosses borders in any way, those legal issues become more complicated.”

“The second area of interest to attorneys and law firms,” Pells continues, “is related to the planning and management of major legal ‘projects’. For example, international litigation or arbitration cases, multi-party joint ventures, public-private partnerships, international regulatory compliance, etc. Stefano understands the relevance of project management to his professional plans in the legal field. Based on his research, we will be adding access to legal resources in the PMWL over the next few months.”

According to Stefano, “I was in Vienna in July representing the American Society of International Law as a delegate to the 50th meeting of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. My participation reinforced my interest in the library internship, since the Commission has crafted several tools that at least in part deal with project management aspects in international trade. My current interests are related to contract negotiation and commercial litigation/arbitration in an international setting, and it will be quite interesting to see how these topics interact with project management.”

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, enhance their CVs and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership. To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

Follow Stefano’s research at https://pmworldlibrary.net/stefano-castagna/

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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Six New Project Management Research Interns

 

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Graduate students at three universities begin research internships with PM World Library

8 June 2017 – Almaty, Dallas, Milan, Rome – PM World has announced that six new university graduate students have recently begun research internships through the PM World Library. The students are currently studying in Italy and in Kazakhstan and include the following:

Domenico Moccia, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Marketing Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, began his internship in late April 2017. Domenico holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Economics. To learn more about Domenico and to follow his research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/domenico-moccia/

Aizhan Aliakbarova is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Project Management and Supply Chain at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Aizhan holds a Bachelor’s in Philology and advanced program in Finance. She began her internship in early May 2017. To learn more about Aizhan and to follow her research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/aizhan-aliakbarova/

Venkata Srikanth Varma Datla, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome (The State University of Rome) in Rome, Lazio, Italy, began his internship in late May 2017. Venkata holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has completed a three year university level certification program in Computer Science. To learn more about Srikanth and to follow his research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/venkata-srikanth-varma-datla/

Faith Onwunalu, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University in Rome, Lazio, ITALY, already holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria. She began her internship in late May 2017. To learn more about Faith and to follow her research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/faith-onwunalu/

Livinus O. Nweke is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and a MicroMasters in Cybersecurity at EDx/RITx. Livinus holds a BS degree in Computer Science from University of the People, Pasadena, CA, USA and a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Electronics Engineering from Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria. He began his internship in late May 2017. To learn more about Livinus and to follow his research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/livinus-nweke/

Vishwanath Prasad Guduguntla is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Sapienza University (The State University of Rome) In Italy. Vishwanath, who already holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, began his internship in early June. To learn more about Vishwanath and to follow his research, visit is intern page at http://pmworldlibrary.net/vishwanath-guduguntla/

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “We welcome these dynamic graduate students to our research internship program. Each student was referred to us by a sponsoring professor; they already understand the likelihood of encountering project work during their careers and the need for more project management knowledge. I think they will gain some useful information during their internships.”

PM World offers virtual project management research internships to university students worldwide who are studying project management at recognized universities.  Internships offer students an opportunity to research specific program/project management topics, network with other interns, gain significant visibility and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to program and project management around the world. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership. To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. The PMWL is grown and maintained by PM World, which also produced 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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

 

Participants needed for Survey on Project Management Software

 

P/PM RESEARCH NEWS

17 May 2017 – Palermo, Italy – PM World has received a request from a managerial engineer who is working on an experimental thesis to achieve a master’s degree at the University of Palermo (Italy) as part of project management. His study is related to the classification of project management software.

The study will end in the next two months, and it aims to evaluate project management software. To do this, a decision-making method will be applied to classify the major software on the market. The classification will be based on how each software tool addresses the features identified. The objective of the survey is to determine the weights for these functions (in order to determine which are most important for project management software).

For any further clarification, please contact Massimo Castiglione at [email protected]

Access the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCdB_FPvunV0DLvEdbEf4AkAUkRl2nmSpMNkFlj7QgJYxYNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

Participants needed for Research Survey on Project Success Factors

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

9 April 2017- Madrid, Spain – Project managers worldwide are invited to help with research related to project success factors.  The research is in support of a PhD thesis at MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY in Spain being undertaken by well-known project management professional leader Alfonso Bucero.

The target audience for the research includes project managers, managers of project managers, project sponsors and functional managers, associated with various project types and sizes in all industries worldwide.  Participants are asked to complete a simple survey on an Excel spreadsheet, which should only take a few minutes.  Link to survey here.

Please return completed surveys to [email protected] no later than 30 April 2017.

Background

Project success has been and still is a researched subject in literature. It is obvious that some projects are successful and other projects unexpectedly fail. When organizations are initiating and managing projects they are looking for project and organizational success, but even when extensive research has been done in the field of project management, organizations have invested a huge amount of money educating their professionals in project management, and professional project management practices have been implemented over last decade, a number of projects are still failing.

On the other hand, professionals and organizations can learn from failure, gaining better understanding and knowledge that may contribute to the success of future projects. Every organization is different and has a different environment but in this research the author wants to demonstrate that there are several factors that contribute most to project success.  After reading and reviewing project management literature, no general consensus has been reached on the factors that contribute to project success. This research will explore what are the right factors to create a better environment for project success.

Research Aims

The objectives of this research are:

  • To identify most common project success factors
  • To determine what factors contribute most to project success

For information about Mondragon University, visit http://www.mondragon.edu/en

For more information about the research, contact [email protected]

 

 

Andrew Osayande in Nigeria completes research internship

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Project management student at the Federal University of Technology Akure completes research internship for PM World Library

23 February 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr Andrew Shadrach Osayande has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Andrew began his internship in September 2016 and completed the program on January 9, 2017. See his intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/andrew-shadrach-osayande/.

 Andrew Shadrach Osayande is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria. Shadrach is an active member of the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC Nigeria) and is currently the education and training officer of IPMA YC FUTA. During four years of his academic pursuit, Shadrach has held titles such as Judge of the FUTA Students’ Union (FUTASU). His primary subject of research interest is ICT project management.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the everything in the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Andrew did excellent work for us, identifying interesting and useful project management resources for the library. His identification of professional bodies in Nigeria was especially helpful, as well as his links to useful project management tools and solutions.”

Andrew stated, “The internship was interesting and useful for my studies. Finding good project management resources online helped reinforce some of the topics we studied in PM courses. I appreciated this opportunity and have recommended the library to some of my friends.”

Pells added, “Andrew delivered his final research results on 9 January, so we are a little late in recognizing his achievement. Nevertheless, we really appreciate his efforts and very useful research. We now wish him every success as he continues his studies and begins his project management career.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected]

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc., which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global platform for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

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

 

 

Alok Kaushik in India completes research internship

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Recent master’s level graduate from Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi completes research internship for PM World Library

20 January 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Mumbai, India – PM World has announced that Mr Alok Kaushik has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Alok began his internship in late January and completed the program in November 2016. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldlibrary.net/alok-kaushik/.

170120-pmwj54-Alok-PHOTOAlok Kaushik is pursuing a post graduate program in business at MISB Bocconi. Alok holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science, and has five years of work experience in ERP systems.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Alok was an outstanding research intern. He identified and provided information related to some very useful project management resources. His recent research results related to NASA led to our creating a very robust section in the library where everyone can access many useful resources.”

Alok stated, “The internship for PM World Library was really interesting and useful. I had to take a few breaks during my final semester, but returned with enthusiasm to finish. I hope my research will be helpful to others and I thank Professor Marco Sampietro of SDA Bocconi for recommending me.”

Pells added, “Alok actually completed his internship in November, but some of the results were so full of information that we converted them into several. It then took some time to catch up, with his last results posted in January. His total exceeded the internship requirement, for which we are grateful.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected]

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global platform for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

2017 IRNOP Doctoral Workshop at Boston University

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

Doctoral students of program and project management invited to present and discuss their research

6 December 2016 – Boston, MA, USA – During 11-14 June 2017, the bi-annual IRNOP conference will be hosted by Metropolitan College, a multi-disciplinary school within Boston University (BU) in the United States. 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.

IRNOP, 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 will be the first time that the IRNOP conference has been held in the USA.

160923-pmwj51-irnop-bu-logoA “Call for Papers” was issued in October for the INOP 2017 research conference, the largest of its kind in the world. To see the Call for Papers, click here.

2017 IRNOP Doctoral Workshop

Now IRNOP 2017 invites submissions from doctoral students in project management or a related discipline to attend a Doctoral Workshop on Sunday, 11 June 2017. As with previous IRNOP workshops you will have an opportunity to discuss your Doctoral research and thesis. You will also receive mentoring and advice from an international panel of distinguished project management researchers

The two criteria for acceptance are:

  • Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program and must express interest via the process described below.
  • Students must be registered and pay the discounted IRNOP student fee of $225.

To be considered for this workshop, students must submit an abstract outlining their doctoral research, indicating the stage of their research. It will be useful to also document challenges you are facing, if any, and what advice or opportunity you are seeking. We may break out the discussions into separate groups where students will have an opportunity to present their research.

Doctoral Workshop Submission Process

Abstracts of 750 words must be submitted through [email protected]with subject header: Doctoral Workshop Abstract.  Include a brief overview of the nature of the research problem, methodology/method, theoretical framework, and explain how you would benefit from the workshop.  We encourage you to include a brief bibliography. This would not count towards the 750-word limit.

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. For more about the conference, visit the IRNOP 2017 website at http://irnopboston.org/ or contact [email protected]

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/

 

 

Marina Plećaš in Croatia completes research internship for PM World Library

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Recent master’s level graduate from the University of Zagreb completes research internship for PM World Library

27 November 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Ms Marina Plećaš has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Marina began her internship in late February and completed the program on 31 October 2016.  See her intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/marina-plecas/.

160202-marina-plecas-150xMarina Plećaš has recently received her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering (University of Zagreb) in Zagreb, Croatia. Her major fields of study were BIM, project management and risk management. Marina also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Risk Management in Construction Projects. She is a member of IPMA Young Crew and Croatian Association for Construction Management.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Marina was an outstanding research intern.  Based on her graduate studies, she identified and provided resources for the library related to building information modeling, known as BIM, including guides, templates and other information.  BIM is one of the newest technologies with tremendous implications for projects and project management in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.  ”

Marina stated, “I found the internship experience with PM World Library very useful, and it was fun to provide information and resources related to BIM, one of my major subjects in graduate school.  I was also happy to complete the program, since I have now graduated and started working full time.”

Pells added, “Ms. Plećaš came to us through Professor Mladen Vukomanović at the University of Zagreb.  Dr. Vukomanović leads the BIM program at the university, is actively involved with project management and local IPMA activities, and has become a strong supporter of the PM World Library.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

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

 

 

Low-Cost Access to EBSCO Research Database renewed

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

Access to EBSCO’s massive business publications database through PMWL renewed

12 November 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it has renewed its organizational subscription to the massive EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus (BSC+) database for low-cost access for members of the PM World Library. Only available to organizations, the EBSCO BSC+ database provides access to several thousand academic journals and over 100,000 articles, papers, reports and other documents that can be searched on any program or project management topic, including full texts and abstracts. To access the PPM Research section of the PMWL, click here.

161112-pmwj52-ebsco-logoThe EBSCO business source database, normally only available through university or corporate libraries, is one of the most robust and popular sources of reference information for business researchers. For graduate students, faculty or academic researchers no longer directly associated with a university, access to the EBSCO database through the PMWL offers a very low-cost option. To understand the cost and benefits, click here.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We worked out an alliance with EBSCO last year to provide access to both their BSC+ database and their business book summaries database through the PM World Library. These are two of the largest databases of their kind in the world, fantastic resources for researchers and practitioners alike.”

Project management researchers can search hundreds of academic journals around the world, including AACE International Transactions, Academy of Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Australian Journal of Information Systems, European Journal of Business & Management, European Management Review, Engineering Management Journal, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of African Business, Project Management Journal, South African Journal of Business Management and many more. To see list of publications in the database, click here.

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 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. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

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/