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IPMA announces the PE Award Finalists 2013

PM PROFESSION NEWS 

Reported by Ewa Bednarczyk in Kraków

3 August 2013 – Zurich, Switzerland – The second Award Jury meeting for the IPMA International Project Excellence Award 2013 took place on 28 July in Zürich.  Several projects in the three categories: Medium, Big and Mega have been presented and final decisions for Finalists, Bronze, Silver and Gold Winners have been taken.

The following projects in all categories reached the status of Finalists:

IPMA-Project-Excellence

At this stage no further results from the Jury decision may be released until the IPMA Award Gala which in 2013 will take place on 1 October at the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik.

For more information please visit: www.ipma.ch/awards or contact the IPMA Award Office Manager Ms. Ewa Bednarczyk at [email protected].

The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic Sea, the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Information is at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is being organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, expert seminars and global knowledge.  IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year.  The president of IPMA for 2013 is Prof Mladen Radujkovic.  Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.ch

Next International PE Award Assessors Training to be held in Tehran on 21-23 August 2013

PM PROFESSION NEWS 

Reported by Ewa Bednarczyk in Kraków

2 August 2013 – Krakow, Poland – The Award Management Board together with the Iran Project Management Association provides an opportunity to be trained according to the IPMA Project Excellence Model and gain a knowledge necessary to become an award assessor. The participants will be qualified to assess the applications submitted for the IPMA International Project Excellence Award as well as IPMA regional and sector awards (under development) based on the PE Model.

tehranAdditional to the regular program the trainees can participate in the session: Introduction to organisational competence in project management (Organiational Competence Baseline = OCB and assessment = IPMA Delta).

As per practice the trainees will be invited to do the assessment of the award application project only if there are a sufficient number of applicants. The selection of the assessors is based on: experience, knowledge, performance during the training and test result. The Award Management Board cannot guarantee that all trainees will get an assessment.

The training will be conducted by Mr. Erik Mansson and Mr. Mohamad Hossein Seighali and coordinated by Ms. Ewa Bednarczyk.

For more information please contact THE TRAINING ORGANIZERS: Ms. Sadeghi: [email protected], (+9821)88540234 contact the IPMA Award Office Manager Ms. Ewa Bednarczyk [email protected] and Download the invitation to the training.

For more information please visit: www.ipma.ch/awards or contact the IPMA Award Office Manager Ms. Ewa Bednarczyk at [email protected]

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, expert seminars and global knowledge.  IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year.  The president of IPMA for 2013 is Prof Mladen Radujkovic.  Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.ch

NASA Scientist Dr. John Grotzinger to Keynote PMI Global Congress North America in October

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

1 August 2013 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that Dr. John Grotzinger, chief scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover mission, will deliver a keynote speech at the PMI Global Congress North America conference in October.  The PMI Global Congress 2013 – North America will be held during 27-29 October 2013 at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  More information at http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2013/index.cfm

john-grotzingerNASA’s Mars Rover mission riveted the world with its daredevil landing in August 2012. A geologist, Dr. Grotzinger’s work has focused on the chemical and physical interactions between life and the environment. With the hypothesis that the early history of the red planet is similar to that of Earth, Grotzinger hopes to gain more understanding of Earth’s evolution through the study of Mars.

Grotzinger is also the head of strategic science planning for Curiosity’s operations. Leading a team of more than 400 scientists, he is responsible for future planning, parallel operations and determining where Curiosity should explore. The objectives of the mission include investigation of the geological history of the Martian landscape and analyzing the chemistry of the soil and rock samples in an effort to find habitable environments that could potentially support water or life.

Since 2003, Grotzinger also has worked on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. In 2004, he and the Opportunity rover team made the discovery of evidence for liquid water on ancient Mars based on image, mineralogical and chemical data. In 2007, he became a member of the HiRISE camera imaging team on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The HiRISE camera has allowed new views of Mars at unprecedented resolution, which enables scientists to study sedimentary rocks on Mars from orbit.

The PMI Global Congress 2013 – North America will featured multiple keynote speeches, tracks of professional presentations, an exhibition and trade show, networking events and spectacular social activities.  The annual event is often the highlight of the North American project management profession; don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues from around the world.

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than a million practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research, publications, conferences and other activities. PMI’s annual Global Congress North America is one of the world’s largest gatherings for project management professionals.  For more information, visit www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute. 

Media contacts: Carey Leamard, PMI at [email protected] or Megan Maguire Kelly, PMI at [email protected]. 

Source: PMI

PMI CEO Mark Langley to headline November PMO Symposium in San Diego

PM PEOPLE NEWS

31 July 2013 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that CEO Mark Langley will keynote the PMO Symposium being held in San Diego, California, USA in November.  The big event related to all aspects of setting up and managing a program or project management office (PMO) will be held during November 10-13, 2013 at the Hotel Coronado.  Information about the event can be found at http://copevents.pmi.org/pmo-symposium-2013/home

mark-a-langleyMark A. Langley became PMI’s president and CEO in December 2010 after serving over eight years as executive vice president and chief operating officer. As CEO, Mr. Langley is responsible for overseeing and serving as the lead advocate for PMI’s complex global organization, consisting of more than half a million members, certification holders and other stakeholders in more than 185 countries. In support of the PMI Board of Directors, Mr. Langley leads the organization’s alignment to and execution of PMI’s strategic plan through its organization and operations.

In his previous role, Mr. Langley was responsible for creating and cultivating alignment of PMI’s operating groups to drive market and business development; as well as inspiring lasting relationships with members, volunteers and other stakeholders to advance the profession and drive customer satisfaction worldwide. During his leadership, PMI’s stakeholder base has grown five-fold and transitioned from primarily North American to global representation. During that time, PMI also introduced additional professional certifications, developed program and portfolio management standards, and published several practice guidelines. Mr. Langley has spent countless hours demonstrating the value of project management to practitioners, organizations and governments as well as collaborating with volunteer leaders, and working with communities to advance the profession of project management.

Mark joined PMI in 2002 as director, finance and administration and was promoted shortly thereafter to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining PMI, he served as chief financial officer for ChemLogix and held senior leadership positions with AssetTRADE.com, Quala Systems, Inc. and Castle Energy Corp. He began his career at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and is a Certified Public Accountant. He brings 30 years of experience to PMI in the areas of strategic planning, global business, association management, operations and financial management.  Mr. Langley is married and has three sons and one daughter. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research and publications. For more information, visit  www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

Bob Gillis, PMI Fellow, passes away in British Columbia

PEOPLE NEWS

31 July 2013 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Robert, R. B. (Bob) Gillis, PMI Fellow, passed away on July 20, 2013.  Born in 1922 and aged 91, Bob was surrounded by his loving family at the time of passing. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie (nee Anderson, 1921-2011) and his little sister Audrey. He is survived by his six children, Joan, Dhiresha (Matthew), John, Mary, Bob and Donald (Patsy), and eight grandchildren.

bob-gillisBob started life in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia as a fifth generation Canadian. Entering WWII, and stationed in the UK, he became the youngest officer assigned to the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Post war, he completed a degree at McGill University.  Bob started his working life in telecommunications with Canadian Pacific (CP) Limited. He then spent more than 30 years within CP, moving through various roles in research and development, including Director of Operational Research and Systems Planning, a role and department he created.

A major accomplishment during his CP years was the development of SPEC (Structured Planning Evaluation and Control), a general process for the systematic management of change, innovative for its use of the participative involvement of people planning their own work.  His final role with CP was as Director of Systems Services, a corporate resource organization which provided planning and development services to various entities of CP and, on a consulting basis, to major companies, organizations, and government departments worldwide.

After leaving Canadian Pacific in the early 1980s, Bob moved to Vancouver and formed R.B. Gillis and Associates which continued to provide interactive planning services in Canada and internationally with IMPACT – his non-patented Interactive Manage Processes & Communication Techniques. He continued to further refine and develop his life’s work by studying emerging literature on brain based studies of communication and learning. He continued as a presenter and guest lecturer world-wide until his early eighties, when he retired to care for his ailing wife Marjorie.

Bob was very active in professional organizations concerned with projects and the management of change. He was a founding member of the International Project Management Association, IPMA, based in Switzerland. He was also an active member of PMI, Project Management Institute, and a founder of the PMI Montreal chapter. A PMI Fellowship Award recognized him for his sustained contributions to the state of the art of project management, and to the progress of the Institute.

As an active community member, Bob donated his time and expertise to organizations as diverse as the founding group of the David Suzuki Foundation, SEVA Canada Society, and the Delta Health Coalition.

Bob will be remembered primarily as an engaged and passionate thinker, for his wit, and as an innovator, contributor, friend and family man.  An informal Memorial for Bob was held in Vancouver on Monday, July 29th.

Source: official obituary by Arbor Memorial, provided by his daughter Joan. Personal tributes to Bob can be read and offered at http://deltafuneral.sharingmemories.ca/siteContent/memorial.html?personId=240581&source=memlist

Editor’s note:  Bob Gillis was a personal friend and a leader in the project management profession for many years in the 1970s and 1980s.  I had the privilege of getting to know Bob during those years, coming to highly respect his opinions on many topics.  We at PM World are saddened by his passing and plan to publish a memorial to him in coming weeks.  If you knew Bob and would like to offer some memories, please email a short tribute to [email protected].

Call for Papers for PM World Journal – Invitation to Share Knowledge in P/PM

CALLS FOR PAPERS

31 July 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Editors of the PM World Journal (PMWJ) are inviting project management researchers, experts, professional leaders, practicing project managers and executives of project-oriented organizations to submit an article, paper or story for publication.  This is an opportunity to share knowledge, get published and gain visibility for yourself and your organization in the global project management community.

pmwjArticles and papers in the following categories are welcome, just email them to [email protected]:

  • Featured Papers – professionally researched and referenced paper similar to those presented at professional conferences
  • Case Studies – Description of an actual project or program, or how some aspect of program or project management was implemented in an organization
  • Advisories – short article on how to solve a problem or address specific issues related to program or project management
  • Commentaries – short article expressing an opinion or point of view about a program or project management-related topic, either general or specific
  • Student Papers – well written research paper by graduate or undergraduate students of project management, often recommended by a professor or teacher
  • Personal Stories – short description of a personal experience on a project or related to project management
  • Second Editions – previously published papers, originally presented at a project management conference or event, or published in a language other than English.

The PMWJ is a non-refereed eJournal.  For more information, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=9.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “Our mission is to support the creation and sharing of new knowledge about program and project management.  We welcome articles and papers about any aspect of program or project management from anywhere in the world, especially those that could be useful for managing projects in difficult conditions, emerging economies or challenging environments.”

“The publishing process is easy,” he adds.  “Just email an article or paper to me; we review for appropriateness and grammar, then reformat to a standard layout and return to the author for approval.  Authors don’t wait long for approval or to see their papers published.”

Submittals should be received by the 20th of the month to be included in the next edition.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global online publication produced by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  To see the latest edition or to subscribe, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.

Fluor awards Construction Management Contract for massive Cerro Verde Mine expansion in Peru

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

31 July 2013 – Irving, Texas, USA—Fluor Corporation has announced that it was awarded a contract by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold to provide construction management (CM) services for the expansion of the Cerro Verde mine in Peru. Fluor previously provided engineering and procurement services on the project beginning in early 2012. For the new contract, Fluor booked approximately $2.9 billion into backlog during the second quarter of 2013.

fluor-cerro-verdeCerro Verde is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex located near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. The large-scale expansion, announced in 2012, will triple existing throughput of the concentrator facilities to approximately 360,000 metric tons per day.

“Fluor is pleased that Freeport-McMoRan has awarded the construction management services to Fluor on this important project,” said Rick Koumouris, Fluor’s business line lead for Mining & Metals. “We look forward to enhancing our excellent relationships with Freeport-McMoRan by successfully building the design developed by our Vancouver office.”

Under the contract, Fluor will provide CM services for the new 240,000 metric tons per day concentrator, associated infrastructure including a new 220 kilovolt transmission line, a new waste water treatment plant for the city of Arequipa, upgraded fresh water pumping system, new tailing storage facility and ancillary buildings and facilities.

Engineering and procurement services for the project have been provided from Fluor’s Vancouver, Canada, office and the company’s offices in Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile, will lead the construction management operations for the project.

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) designs, builds and maintains many of the world’s most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Irving, Texas, USA, Fluor had revenues of $27.6 billion in 2012.  For more information, visit www.fluor.com

Source: Fluor Corporation

Building the Hospital of the Future – new Parkland Hospital in Dallas to be subject of Keynote Presentation at UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

31 July 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – Organizers of the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held August 15-16, 2013, in Richardson, Texas, USA have announced an exciting keynote presentation to close the conference – Building the Hospital of the Future. Keynote presenters will be Walter B. Jones, Jr., Senior Vice President for Facilities at Parkland Hospital, and Mike Chandler, PMP, Project Manager for TEECOM at Parkland.  Their presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

The theme for the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is “Project Management: Optimizing Value to Stakeholders.”  The conference is again being sponsored by the Project Management Program at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and PM World Journal.  To register, visit pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

Building the Hospital for the Future: Managing Technology to Optimize Operations and the Patient Experience at the New Parkland Hospital – The New Parkland Hospital project is currently the largest healthcare construction project in the U.S. It is intended to be a flexible, adaptable healthcare facility that will allow it to operate with high efficiency in a patient-centric manner for the next 50 years. This session will explain some of Parkland’s key plans for a rapidly changing, even unknown, future in the context of the latest technology trends and options. It will include a look beyond smart buildings to The Social Building™, and detail the financial and operational implications of these technology systems. Learn about investments that have important staffing, productivity, and quality-of-care benefits such as shortened walking distances for staff, reduced wait times, improved quality of patient safety and care, raised staff productivity, lower building operating costs, and reduced overall facility space requirements.

walter-b-jonesWalter B. Jones, Jr., AIA, LEED, Senior Vice President, Facilities, Parkland Health & Hospital System is responsible for the strategic vision, leadership, and project direction for all new construction and renovation projects for Parkland Health & Hospital System including review and approval of project scope, program, design, budget and schedule. He is specifically responsible for the development of the hospital’s main campus Master Facility Plan and is in charge of the management, design and construction of Parkland’s estimated $1.3 billion new hospital project. He has been with Parkland since 2003 and also oversees the operation and management of the facilities division, including departments in engineering, design and construction, clinical engineering, environmental services, linen services, hospital police, public safety, real estate, and facilities capital contract administration.

Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Jones was an associate with Howell, Rusk, Dodson Architects in Atlanta, Georgia where he oversaw renovation, master planning, design and construction projects for several hospitals in Alabama and Georgia. Significant projects included the major renovation and expansion of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and the Northside Hospital Women’s Center in Atlanta which delivers 18,000 births annually. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University. He is a registered architect, has been practicing architecture since 1979, and has been a healthcare architect since 1990. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, US Green Building Council, and the Center for Healthcare Design.

mike-chandlerMike Candler, PMP, TCDD, LEED, AP wears many hats at TEECOM’s Dallas office, from fulfilling the lead design engineer position to serving as the Project Manager at the New Parkland Hospital, the largest healthcare construction project in the United States.

With over 20 years of experience, Mike has a proven track record of increasing company growth and revenue.  He is a team leader with a major focus in Project Management, Operations Management, Customer Service, Documentation Development, Bidding and Estimating, and integrated technology expertise.  He has worked in a wide range of organizations including healthcare, government, and private industry.  His ability to confer with all stakeholders including clients’ management and technical staff to implement project specifications and procedures allows him to keep projects both on time and on budget.

The two-day UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the University’s campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The annual two-day project management conference focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, public programs, energy, transportation and others.  This symposium has become one of the best regional project management conferences in the United States, and one of the best values for a full two-day professional conference.

The symposium will include an opening ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by 45 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker.   Attendees can receive 15 PDUs for attending.  If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas or anywhere in the Central United States, plan to attend this world-class symposium.  More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis.

The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) sponsored Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).  Registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.), the program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UT Dallas’ PM Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with more than 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components.  To learn more about the PMI Dallas Chapter and its service offerings, visit www.pmidallas.org .

The PM World Journal is an online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.

ICCPM Research & Innovation Seminar announced for October 8-9 in London

PM EDUCATION NEWS

30 July 2013 – Canberra, Australia – The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) has announced that their 4th annual Research and Innovation seminar will take place 8-9 October 2013 in London, UK.  The seminar, with the topic of Preparing for the Unexpected: Flexibility and Resilience in Project Design and Delivery, will be held at Lancaster House, London.

iccpmThe event is being organized in collaboration with the Major Projects Authority and the UK Cabinet Office and will have a diverse range of high level international speakers.  Sponsors are expected to include foundation partner BAE Systems, as well as Serco, Hitachi and the PM Channel.

Organisations that manage complexity and the unexpected outperform those that do not invest in doing so by a factor of 10. ICCPM’s Annual R&I Seminar brings the global community together for an invitation-only event to share and explore the latest advances in successfully delivering complex projects and programs.  During this two day seminar participants will share in the lessons learned through a significant case study as well as the latest developments in education, tools and research associated with enabling resilience and responsiveness to the unexpected when delivering complex programs and projects.

This is set to be a prestigious event, held at Lancaster House, London and attendance is strictly limited to 100 places. More information can be found at http://www.iccpm.com/content/2013-research-and-innovation-seminar.  Contact Kate Hubbard to register your interest [email protected].

The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) is a not-for-profit organisation working to advance knowledge and practice in the management and delivery of complex projects. ICCPM was formed in 2007 based on an initiative launched in 2005 by Australian, UK and US Government bodies and defence industry organizations aimed at improving the international community’s ability to successfully deliver very complex projects and to manage complexity across all industry and government sectors.  ICCPM was formed to provide global leadership to achieve this exciting objective.  ICCPM works with partners and the international community to fund, facilitate and conduct applied research that advances knowledge and practice in the management of complex projects.  For more information, visit www.iccpm.com.

Source: ICCPM

NASA Selects Contract for Information Technology Services

INDUSTRY NEWS

30 July 2013 – Washington, DC – NASA has announced that it has awarded a contract to Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) Federal Research and Technology Solutions of Greenbelt, Maryland, for information technology (IT) services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

nasa-missionThis firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity hybrid contract begins 1 September 2013. The contract has a maximum value of $403.4 million and a two-year base period with three one-year options.

The contractor will provide IT system and governance support, IT security, network and communication systems and support, and application management and support. It also will provide scientific computing systems and support, innovation and emerging technologies, and outreach and informational systems and support.

For more about ASRC Federal, visit http://www.asrcfederal.com/Pages/default.aspx

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

Source: NASA

PMI’s PMO Symposium 2013 to be in San Diego in November

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

29 July 2013 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is inviting PMO executives, project management professionals and practitioners to “join the experts at PMO Symposium 2013.”  The big event focused on the set up and use of a program or project management office (PMO) will be held at the Hotel Del Coronado during November 10-13, 2013.  Information at http://copevents.pmi.org/pmo-symposium-2013/home.

pmo-san-diegoPMI: With billions of dollars dependent on the success and failure of projects, organizations are striving to manage projects more efficiently. The best performing organizations approach project, program and portfolio management strategically from the way they implement their projects to the way they deliver them.

The PMO Symposium is a unique and exclusive forum for PMO executives to convene to exchange ideas, to learn about the latest PMO research, and to network with peers and thought leaders from around the world. The PMO Symposium 2013 is an exclusive event inviting PMO executives to come where the experts are to network, share ideas, and gain behind-the-scenes insight into the strategies driving success for the world’s leading PMOs.

Experience dynamic keynote speakers, moderated panel discussions, “Ask the Expert” roundtable discussions, focused breakout sessions and more!  Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities: a golf outing, three exciting networking receptions, plus meals and informal breaks to meet fellow attendees and speakers.  Participate in PMO Leadership Excursions and go behind the scenes of local projects.  Attend dozens of sessions to earn over 20 PDUs and to learn first-hand from the leaders of high performing PMOs.  Take advantage of the best value for your registration dollar by attending PMI’s 2013 PMO Symposium.

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research and publications. For more information, visit  www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

21st Global Project Management Symposium to be 2-3 December 2013 in New Delhi, India

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

29 July 2013 – New Delhi, India – Project Management Associates (PMA), the Indian national project management association, has announced that their 21st annual Global Symposium will be held this year during 2-3 December.  The venue will be Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, India.  The event – Linking Project Mindset to Nations Prosperity – is organized by PMA with the support of the Centre for Excellence in Project Management (CEPM), the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM) and the International Institute of Program and Project Management (I2P2M). Visit www.pma-india.org.

21st-global-symposium-2013PMA has also announced that Shri TKA Nair, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, will be the Chairman of the International Advisory Council (IAC) for the GS 2013.  In addition, for the first time, the APFPM comprising professional societies in 16 countries, have also agreed to associate with the event.  The APFPM project management awards will be given out in New Delhi on December 2, 2013.

In addition to keynote speakers, panels and social activities, the GS 2013 will include presentations and discussions along the following topic tracks:

  • Need for Integrated Energy Resource Planning
  • Project – The Backbone to Economy
  • Decision making and Risk Tolerance
  • New Directions in Project, Program & Portfolio Management
  • Linking Strategies to Project Excellence
  • Technology & Competitiveness
  • Speeding Infrastructure Development
  • Leadership in Managing Change

2013 is a Special year as PMA is celebrating 20 years of its continuous endeavors in strengthening the project management movement. The 21st Global Symposium (GS 2013) on ‘Linking Project Mindset to Nations Prosperity’ on 2nd & 3rd December, 2013 will be a landmark event. Mark your calendar now.

Project Management Associates (PMA) is a not for profit registered professional body of projects and business managers with the aim of strengthening project management in India. It was formed in 1993 by its Founding President, Adesh Jain. Since then PMA has made tremendous strides in creating a massive awareness amongst CEO’s, practicing managers & academia regarding the importance of balancing time, cost & scope with quality built-in and meeting the diversified expectations of various stakeholders. PMA has 14 Chapters across India with 56 Corporate Life Members including Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI), Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, and 650 Individual Life Members. www.pma-india.org or www.cepm.com. Email: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]

Why Good Strategies Fail: Lessons for the C-Suite – research results announced by PMI

PM RESEARCH NEWS

28 July 2012 – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that the findings of its latest research Why Good Strategies Fail: Lessons for the C-Suite. This report, which was developed with The Economist Intelligence Unit, examines the gap between strategy development and strategy implementation at global organizations. The study confirms that while executives believe delivering on strategic plans is important (88% according to the study), their organizations are falling short—often because of poor C-suite engagement.

why-good-strategies-failKey findings include:

  • 61% of survey respondents acknowledge that their firms struggle to bridge the gap between strategy formulation and day-to-day implementation
  • 44% of strategic initiatives did not succeed in the last 3 years
  • 51% percent of survey respondents say the leading reason for the success of strategic initiatives is leadership buy-in and support
  • Rather than micro-managing, C-suite executives should identify and focus on the key initiatives that are strategically relevant

The report also finds that financial rewards justify the efforts.  According to Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of PMI, “Maintaining strategic advantage superior to competitors is no longer enough: success hinges on an organization’s ability to deliver strategy. The imperative for leaders will be deciding not just where but how.”

Download a full copy of the report at http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Publications/WhyGoodStrategiesFail_Report_EIU_PMI.ashx.

This study is the first in PMI’s “PMO Thought Leadership Series,” designed to be a seminal look at PMOs and the value they can provide to organizations. Later phases of the series will take an in-depth look at how high-performing PMOs can help deliver an organization’s strategy, thereby driving competitive advantage through effective project and program management. Research will continue through the rest of the year and the summary report will be presented in its entirety at the PMO Symposium in November 2013. (http://copevents.pmi.org/pmo-symposium-2013?j=88370&[email protected]&l=10521_HTML&u=1933274&mid=7003936&jb=0&WT.cg_n=)

 

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, local chapters, virtual communities, academic research, publications, global congresses, regional events and other activities.  For more information, visit www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

August 15 Webinar – A Comparison of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Standards

PM EDUCATION NEWS

28 July 2012 – The College of Performance Management (CPM®) has announced a webinar on 15 August 2013 on the topic of “A comparison of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Standards” by Tony Barrett.   The webinar is FREE for CPM members and $25 for non-members.  Info at https://www.mycpm.org/webinar-registration/.

Currently there are at least four, recognized standards for setting up and operating an organization’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS).  They are the American ANSI/EIA 748, the Australian AS 4817, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Practice Standard for Earned Value Management (EVM), and the US Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) combined Cost Estimating and Scheduling Guides.  All of these standards have their strengths and weaknesses.

In this presentation, you will receive top-level guidance to the following question: Which EVMS Standard should I consider as a starting point for my organization?  This guidance will also give answers to the following questions:

  • What is an EVMS?
  • What is ANSI/EIA 748?
  • What is AS 4817?
  • What is PMI’s Practice Standard for EVM?
  • What are the Combined GAO Cost Estimating and Scheduling Guides?
  • What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of these EVMS Standards when compared to each other?

tony-j-barrettMr. Tony J. Barrett, PE, EVP, PMP, CSM, LCDR USCG (Retired) is Valued Technology’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the Director of Valued Technology’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Consulting Group.  Tony is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Earned Value Professional (EVP), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).  Tony received his Bachelor’s Degree from the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and his two Master’s Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tony’s most recent accomplishments have included combining Agile Project Management and Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to successfully complete Firm-Fixed-Price/Firm-Fixed-Schedule (FFP/FFS) contracts.  Tony also shares his expertise as a Lead Instructor for Federal Acquisition Certifications in Project and Program Management (FAC-P/PM).  Tony is a Lead Instructor for all three levels of the FAC-P/PM certification in the subject matter areas of Project Management, Acquisition Management, and Business Management (EVM and Cost Estimating).

Originally established as the Performance Management Association, the College of Performance Management (CPM) served as a college of PMI from 1999 until February 2012.  CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management.  CPM assists the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth, while promoting the application of earned value management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.  For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.

AfDB approves funds for five Projects in Africa

PROGRAM/PROJECT NEWS

28 July 2013 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group chaired by Emmanuel Mbi, First Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer,on Wednesday July 24, 2013 in Tunis, approved five projects covering the following:

Côte d’Ivoire: CIPREL Power Expansion Project – An AfDB loan of 50 million euros for the fourth expansion of an existing power plant for the design, construction and operation of a combined cycle turbine facility in Côte d’Ivoire.

Cape Verde: Technology Park Project – An AfDB loan of 32million euros for the development of a technology park which includes the construction and equipment of a data centreand Business Continuity Plan, a disaster recovery site, business and common facilities centre, incubation centre,and training and qualification centre. The project’s goal is the installation and management of cutting-edge computer storage and processing facility and the provision of knowledge resources that will facilitate the development and transformation of government processes and private sector businesses.

Citibank Bank Unfunded Risk Participation Facility of US $50 million– An unfunded Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) between the African Development Bank and Citibank to share the default risk on a portfolio of qualifying trade transactions originated by issuing banks in Africa and confirmed or indemnified by Citibank.

The Gambia: Economic and Financial Governance Operation Phase 2 – An African Development Fund (ADF) grant of approximately US $1million budget support operation to the Government of The Gambia. This second phase grant focuses on the promotion of economic growth by enhancing efficiency in the management of government resources. The aim is to help the Government to continue its efforts in lowering the fiscal deficit and reducing reliance on public debt.

Pan African University Project – An ADF grant of US $45 million has been approved for the Multinational Pan African University Project (PAU). The PAU is a regional university offering only postgraduate programs. It aims at establishing an academic network of already existing postgraduate and research institutions. The project aims at advancing Africa’s goal of enhancing its competitiveness and growth through the creation of high quality higher education and research capabilities.

The Board will resume after the summer break, with the next sitting on Wednesday, September 4.

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

Prof Marly Monteiro de Carvalho at University of Sao Paulo in Brazil named Academic Editorial Advisor for PM World Journal

PEOPLE NEWS

Associate Professor at USP Engineering School joins PM World’s Global Academic Advisory Team

27 July 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo – PM World has announced that Marly Monteiro de Carvalho, PhD, associate professor of production engineering and project management at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has joined the Editorial Advisory Board for the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  The PMWJ is a monthly eJournal devoted to knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to program and project management (P/PM).

marly-monteiro-de-carvalhoMarly Monteiro de Carvalho is an associate professor of University of São Paulo in Brazil, since 1992.  She is the coordinator of Project Management Lab. (http://www.pro.poli.usp.br/lgp) and the coordinator of QEP-Quality and Product Engineering research group of CNPq (Brazilian Federal Research Agency). She holds Production engineering degree at University of São Paulo, M.Sc., a Ph.D in the same area at Federal University of Santa Catarina, and post-doctoral program at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.

Marly participates on the Advisory Committee of the research chair in Aeronautical Project Management at the University of Quebec à Trois-Rivières, Canada. She participates on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (UK) and Journal of Modern Project Management. She has published 12 books (see covers below) and a number of articles within the same areas. marly-books
The University of Sao Paulo (USP) established in 1934, is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian university and the country’s most prestigious educational institution. According to reports by the Ministry of Science and Technology, more than 25% of scientific papers published by Brazilian researchers in high quality conferences and journals are produced at the University of São Paulo.

uspUSP is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. It has eleven campuses, four of them in São Paulo (the main campus is called Campus Armando de Salles Oliveira, with an area of 7,443,770 m²). The other campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos. USP is involved in teaching, research and university extension in all areas of knowledge. (from Wikipedia).  Additional information about USP can be found at www5.usp.br

According to David Pells, PMWJ Managing Editor, “We are happy to add another academic leader from the University of Sao Paulo to our editorial advisory team. We are also happy to have another Brazilian professor and researcher bring her perspective to our publication.  Prof de Carvalho also appears to be involved in some interesting research and industrial areas; we look forward to learning more and hopefully sharing some results with our readers.”

“I look forward to contributing to the PM World Journal, and to sharing its contents within my academic and professional network,” Marly said.  “I am particularly interested in introducing the journal to our students, and to seeing how it might be a resource for publishing research.  I am happy to join this illustrious team.”

The PM World Journal is a global online publication published by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  See the latest edition at www.pmworldjournal.net.

PMI Leader CJ Walker Waite to address UT Dallas Project Management Symposium on 16 August

PEOPLE NEWS

27 July 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – Organizers of the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held August 15-16, 2013, in Richardson, Texas, USA have announced that Dr. Cheryl J. (CJ) Walker Waite, member of the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), will address the conference plenary session on Friday morning, August 16.  Dr. Walker Waite will speak on the topic of “The Value of Project Management for Society, Organizations and the Practitioner.”

The theme for the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is “Project Management: Optimizing Value to Stakeholders.”  The conference is organized each year by the The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and PM World Journal.  To register, visit pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The presentation will provide an overview of how project management not only improves integration across silos and organizational learning but also delivers value at every societal level, from the global to the individual, for both emerging and developed economies. It clarifies where and how project management is an agent for managing change, innovation and globalization, and how it provides a structure for leveraging resources. And it clearly illustrates how project management provides a well-paid, rewarding career path for the practitioner.

cheryl-j-cj-walker-waiteCheryl J. (CJ) Walker Waite has been a PMI member since 1991, and most recently served on the PMI Board Volunteer Advisory Committee from 2009–2012, and as Chair of the Committee (2011–2012). She was previously the president of the PMI Washington, DC (WDC) Chapter (2 years), following her tenure as executive vice president (2 years) and vice president for certification and education (8 years). She also served as the first regional advocate for PMI Region Five and has been recognized multiple times by the PMI WDC Chapter for outstanding service.

Dr. Walker Waite has over 20 years of experience in the United States and internationally as an engagement/program management consultant with multi-year, multimillion-dollar global projects, including organizational change and business strategy initiatives. Her global clients include Saab, Nortel, Discovery, Bechtel, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, Astra Zeneca, USAID, ABC/Disney, MTVN, ONCOR and NJDOT. Since 1991, Dr. Walker Waite has been a featured workshop leader/presenter at eight PMI symposiums and at multiple business forums.

Since 2003 up to the present, Dr. Walker Waite has authored numerous publications, including, “Sustainability of Performance for Technology Innovator Firms in Business Environments Exhibiting Turbulence,” “The Cross-Applicability of PM: A Vehicle for Org Transition in the Implementation of Multi-Media Business Communications Platforms” (chapter in The Story of Projects) and, “Changing the Organizational Culture” (chapter in The Strategic Project Office.) Among other endeavors, Dr. Walker Waite is a managing consultant with IBM where she leads global change initiatives, manages international projects, and guides organizations in attaining sustainable performance. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor in project management graduate programs at the University of Wisconsin and City University, Seattle, USA.

Dr. Walker Waite earned her MBA in international business from George Washington University in 1991, and her PhD in organizational behavior and development, strategic innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2006. She received her Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential in 1994 and is a graduate of the 2002 PMI Leadership Institute Inaugural Master Class.

The two-day UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the University’s campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The annual two-day project management conference focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, public programs, energy, transportation and others.  This symposium has become one of the best regional project management conferences in the United States, and one of the best values for a full two-day professional conference.

The symposium will include an opening ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by 45 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker.   Attendees can receive 15 PDUs for attending.  If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas or anywhere in the Central United States, plan to attend this world-class symposium.  More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis.

The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) sponsored Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).  Registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.), the program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UT Dallas’ PM Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with more than 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components.  To learn more about the PMI Dallas Chapter and its service offerings, visit www.pmidallas.org .

The PM World Journal is an online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.

US$45 Million Grant for Creation of Pan African University for Science, Technology and Innovation

EDUCATION NEWS

27 July 2013 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors approved on Wednesday, July 24 an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of US$ 45 million to support the creation of a Pan African University (PAU). The new university consisting of five Pan African Institutes will focus mainly on science, technology and innovation.

republic-of-south-africaThe new university would be a groundbreaking step in strengthening higher education and building human capital in Africa. Africa has been slow to develop its science and technology sectors and commercialize its innovations. Currently the best African university ranks just 113th globally. Of the 400 top universities worldwide, only four are in Africa, all of which are in the Republic of South Africa.  Also, while Africa accounts for 13.4 per cent of the world’s people, it produces only 1.1 per cent of world scientific knowledge.

The PAU will establish an academic network of already existing post-graduate and research institutions intended to serve all African countries. Consisting of five thematic institutes based in East, West, Central, North and Southern Africa the PAU will deliver programs in:

  1. Basic sciences, technology and innovation (East Africa)
  2. Earth and life sciences including health and agriculture (West Africa)
  3. Governance, humanities and social sciences (Central Africa)
  4. Water and energy sciences including climate change (North Africa)
  5. Space sciences (Southern Africa)

“Thousands of students all over Africa will benefit from this project. This is truly an amazing regional effort to help African universities achieve world-class status. It will increase the pool of African scientists and researchers not only to serve the needs of the continent but to help youth become competitive in international labour markets,” said Agnes Soucat, Director of the Human Development Department, AfDB.

The project will contribute to the skills needed by African countries to add value to their natural resources and enhance competitiveness and youth employment contributing to the AfDB’s overall objectives of inclusive and green growth.

The PAU is also major step towards establishing the African Higher Education and Research Space by contributing to: (i) Efficient regional higher education governance system; (ii) Improved quality of higher education at the regional level creating strong links with the labour market; (iii) equitable access to quality higher education in science, technology and engineering fields; and (iv) increased number of institutions achieving world-class status.

This project will also help set up the governance structure of the PAU at central and country levels as well as academic and research capacity. The first three threePAU thematic institutes will be based in Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon:

  1. PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (Kenya)
  2. PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences (Nigeria)
  3. PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (Cameroon).

This important operation is a response to a request from the African Union for technical assistance and financial resources for the design and operation of a network of hubs of excellence in higher education to help meet the need for education, training and research in five key areas of African development.

Africa has only 35 scientists and engineers per million inhabitants, compared with 168 for Brazil, 2,457 for Europe and 4,103 for the United States. Shortage of skills has been a major constraint to Africa’s progress in science, technology and innovation. Due to low investment in research and development, Africa ranks low in global competitiveness and productivity. African students tend to opt for economics, business, law and social sciences rather than science, engineering and technology, hampering the continent’s competitiveness and growth. The result is a mismatch between skills produced and private sector jobs.

This project is in line with the Bank’s newly approved Ten Year Strategy for 2013-2022 and responds to the Regional Integration and Skills and Technology Core Operational Priorities of the Bank’s 2013-2022 Strategy. It also addresses the strategy’s areas of special emphasis such as Gender and Food Security. It is also fully in line with the Bank’s draft Human Capital Strategy and New Education Model in Africa (NEMA).  More at http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/afdbs-strategy/.

For more information about this project, go to http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Boards-Documents/Multinational%20-%20Pan%20African%20University%20Project%20-%20Appraisal%20Report.pdf

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

Editor’s note: We have commented on this project to the AfDB, suggesting that they add Project Management to their curriculum so students can also learn how to implement new scientific and technology solutions in various industries and countries.  We suggest others do the same at http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/afdb-approves-us-45-million-grant-for-creation-of-pan-african-university-for-science-technology-and-innovation-12155/#tx-comments.

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers by Anthony Mersino published by AMACOM

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

26 July 2013 – AMACOM in the United States has published the second edition of a popular book on a recently trending hot topic – Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results, by Anthony Mersino.  The book was published in June and is available from most booksellers.

emotional-intelligence-project-managersAccording to AMACOM:  Technical expertise just isn’t enough anymore.  Without the people skills necessary to lead effectively, even the most carefully orchestrated project can fall apart.  Featuring all new material, the second edition of Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers introduces readers to all facets of EI and shows how emotions can be leveraged to meet project goals.

Some of the guidance provided in the book includes how to:

  • Set the tone and direction for the project
  • Motivate, inspire and engage the team;
  • Encourage flexibility and collaboration;
  • Deal productively with stress, criticism and change; and
  • Establish the kind of high morale that attracts top performers.

Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, has more than 26 years of project management experience.  He has trained and consulted on project leadership and Agile methods for a wide variety of clients.


AMACOM is the book publishing division of the American Management Association. AMACOM’s broad range of offerings spans not only the critical business topics and leadership challenges of today and tomorrow, but also the issues that affect our lives, our work, and our world.  AMACOM publishes non-fiction books on business, management, leadership, HR, training, communications, career growth, personal development, marketing, sales, customer service, project management and finance.  AMACOM authors are experts in their fields and world-class educators, successful executives, business owners, trainers, consultants, and journalists.  Visit http://www.amacombooks.org/.

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results, by Anthony Mersino.; published by AMACOM; June 2013; List Price: $19.95; ISBN: 978-0-8144-3277-8; # pages, soft cover; information at http://www.amacombooks.org/book.cfm?isbn=9780814432778

Source: AMACOM

Project Management consultancy Moorhouse appoints new Telecoms Media & Technology lead

INDUSTRY NEWS

26 July 2013 – London, UK – The British programme, project and change management consultancy Moorhouse have appointed Charlie Wijsman as a new Client Director and the Telecoms Media & Technology (TMT) Practice Lead. He will be heading up the TMT team and focusing on delivering business critical change projects for clients in these sectors.

charlie-wijsmanCharlie joins from Deloitte where he was COO of the Operations Excellence practice and some of his major clients included EE, EMI, Virgin Media, Vodafone and Universal. Until recently he was leading a consortium of the largest players in the music industry to design and implement a new global shared service that will help the industry transform the management of rights and royalties for musical works.

He has over 14 years of board level strategy and operations transformation experience, both as an external consultant and in-house.

Charlie commented: “I am delighted to be joining the firm at such an exciting time. The TMT sector has seen huge challenges in recent years as businesses rethink their operating models in response to relentless margin pressures, the impact of ‘digital’ on consumer behaviours, the challenges and opportunities of ‘big data’, and the need to invest in new products and services to fuel growth.  I look forward to continuing my work in this exciting and dynamic sector at Moorhouse.”

Stephen Vinall, Moorhouse Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming someone to Moorhouse who has such outstanding experience in the TMT sector. Charlie is a great addition to the team and has really hit the ground running in delivering to the business.”

Charlie formally joined Moorhouse in June 2013. He is married with three children and has a MSc. in Management and a BA (Joint Hons) in Modern Languages (German and Italian).

Moorhouse helps organisations design and deliver successful transformation. They ensure clients effectively deliver their strategy by working with them to turn strategy into action, establish a programme and project management culture and provide out of the ordinary delivery.  Moorhouse works on some of the largest and most complex programmes in Europe. The company has received a major national-level award in every year of their existence, including London Excellence ‘Succeeding through People’ Award 2012; Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Company of the Year; Management Consultancies Association (MCA) International Programme of the Year 2011. For more information, visit www.moorhouseconsulting.com.

Source: Moorhouse