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Application Period open for 2014 AIPM Project Management Achievement Awards

PM PROFESSION NEWS 

3 March 2014 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced that it is now accepting expressions of interest for their 2014 Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA).  AIPM has also announced a series of information sessions to provide more insight into the submission process.

Information sessions scheduled around Australia in coming weeks include:

Thursday, 6 March 2014                 –          South Australia

Thursday, 6 March 2014                 –           Tasmania

Tuesday, 18 March 2014                –           Victoria

Wednesday, 26 March 2014          –           Queensland

Wednesday, 16 April 2014             –           Northern Territory

140303-pmwj20-pmaa-IMAGEAIPMA members can Click here to visit the AIPM website and register for a Chapter’s PMAA Event.

The PMAA offers individuals and organisations the opportunity to showcase leaders, teams and projects through the annual awards program.  Submitting an entry can also help develop best practices within organisational programs, improve project management capabilities and develop more professionalism within project teams. The PMAA is open to members and non-members of AIPM, who would like to increase their recognition in the industry. Winning a PMAA can increase employee morale as well as provide positive publicity.

If you are a certified Registered Project Manager (RegPM) with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), you are entitled to earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points by submitting for the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA).

By being involved in preparation of a submission a certified RegPM is entitled to 15 CPD points per submission. If the submission is judged to be a winner at chapter level, you are entitled to an additional 5 CPD points. The winners from chapter level are then elevated to National level and if you win at National level you are entitled to an additional 5 CPD points. It is possible for all category and individual winners at National level to receive 25 CPD points in total per award submission.

Applicants for PMAA can submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI), available from the AIPM website.  All entries for PMAA must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, 6 June, 2014 to your Chapter contact

Sponsorship for an AIPM chapter’s PMAA event is also available. For sponsorship information, please contact your PMAA Chapter contact.

National level PMAA sponsorship packages are also available for the 2014 National Conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-15 October 2014. For your organisations opportunity to sponsor the National PMAA and Conference Gala Dinner or the 2014 AIPM National Conference, please contact Linda Chiarella, AIPM National Events Manager or phone (02) 8288 8758

Formed in 1976, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.  AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism.  AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More about AIPM at www.aipm.com.au. 

Source: AIPM

UT Dallas welcomes 21 new graduate students into Project Management Program

PM EDUCATION NEWS 

7 February 2014 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The Project Management (PM) Program at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) welcomed 21 new students into the their master’s degree program in January.  Most of the students hail from Texas and nearby states, with several from outside the United States.  A welcome reception for the new students held on 16 January 2014 in the McDermott Library on the UT Dallas campus was attended by students, alumni, faculty, administration and friends of the program.

According to Dr. James Szot, director of the PM program at UT Dallas, “We have another group of exceptionally qualified and motivated graduate students this semester.  It really attests to the quality and reputation of our courses and faculty.  Of course, it also speaks to the growing recognition that a graduate degree in project management is an increasingly valuable credential.”

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Dr. James Szot (center) with new graduate students, January 16, 2014, UT Dallas, Richardson, Texas

The Project Management (PM) 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 an emphasis in project management. The UT Dallas PM program is accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). Courses are taught by a world-class faculty and delivered both on campus and online, attracting students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is a public research university with its main campus in Richardson, Texas, USA (29 km north of downtown Dallas). Established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, UT Dallas offers over 133 academic programs across seven schools and hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes. With a number of interdisciplinary degree programs, its curriculum allows study across traditional disciplinary lines enabling students to participate in collaborative research labs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UT Dallas as a “comprehensive doctoral research university” and a “high research activity institution”. More about UT Dallas can be found at www.utdallas.edu.

Early Bird Registration already open for 28th IPMA 2014 World Congress in Rotterdam

FUTURE PM EVENT 

27 February, 2014 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – IPMA-Netherlands, hosts for the 28th IPMA World Congress scheduled for 29 September—1 October, 2014 have announced that early registration is already open.  Program plans and other details about the congress can be on their website at http://www.ipma2014.com/.  Register now for best rate.

140227-pmwj20-early-bird-IMAGEThis year’s theme is … Innovation through Dialogue.

In 2014, the 28th edition of IPMA famous world congress will be held from September 29th to October 1st in the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands under the main theme: “Innovation through Dialogue”. The congress will include over 120 speakers in three days filled with the latest experiences and insight about Innovating the world through dialogue. Dialogue within projects, dialogue between projects (portfolio’s), dialogue over time (programs) and dialogue outside projects, with project-owners, users and stakeholders. And of course, the dialogue between the business and academic world.

An impressive three day program is guaranteed and contains best practices, new insights and academic findings. High quality content is controlled by our Program Committees, which include high-profile representatives from science, government and business communities.

Sign up before June 1st 2014 and take advantage of the Early Bird! Participation includes Welcome drinks on Monday September 29th (7 pm), the 3 day program on September 29th – October 1st with coffee/tea, lunch and documentation. The congress will also include optional site visits to impressive projects and exciting social events, making this one of the most comprehensive and inspiring PM events of 2014. All this in the World Trade Center in the City of Rotterdam, recently voted 10th in the list of 52 Places to Go by the New York Times.

Global Young Crew Workshop 2014 – Starting Friday September 26th to Sunday 28th the Global Young Crew Workshop will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Preceding the World Congress it is limited to a maximum of 120 participants and already 25% is booked. More information will appear soon on the website of the World Congress.

Site Visit Video – For more insights about the Rotterdam Venue, and a few secrets, including the venue of the Gala Dinner (see photo at right), see our Site Visit videos, at the IPMA website.

28th IPMA World Congress and social media – Stay informed about the latest development in the World Congress program and social events by: 

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the World’s first global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 55 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

The IPMA World Congress is one of the most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year.  President of IPMA for 2014 is Professor Mladen Radujković. For further information please navigate to www.ipma.ch .

Press Release Contact: Stacy Goff, IPMA VP of Marketing & Events. [email protected].

Speaker lineup set for APM Conference in London on 3 April

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS 

28 February 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) have confirmed an impressive lineup of speakers for their annual conference in London on 3 April 2014.  The conference will be held at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London.  For more information or to register, go to http://www.apm.org.uk/Conference.

140228-pmwj20-speaker-IMAGEConfirmed speakers to be featured at the event include:

  • Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE is the founder of two children’s charities – The Place 2 Be
  • Eddie Obeng, founder of Pentacle the world’s first virtual business school
  • Andy Griffee, BBC W1 programme director
  • Daniel Jubb, rocket scientist and co-founder of The Falcon Project
  • Simon Miller, managing consultant at PA Consulting Group
  • Ann Pilkington, founding director of PR Academy
  • Alan Barnard, founder of bbm campaigns
  • Karan Bawa, head of PMO for B&Q
  • Trevor Jones, vice president of projects and risk management for DHL Supply Chain
  • Alistair Godbold, senior consultant for The Nichols Group
  • Glen Fox, Managing Director/Principal Psychologist at OPS Ltd 

See all speaker backgrounds at http://www.apm.org.uk/node/93125#SimonMiller.

See more news about the APM conference at http://www.apm.org.uk/taxonomy/term/520.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,500 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

Early Registration opens for June Project Management Symposium at University of Maryland in USA

FUTURE PM EVENTS 

21 February – College Park, Maryland, USA — The Center for Excellence in Project Management in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, USA will hold their first annual project management conference during 9-10 June 2013 at the University. The conference will be held in association with the PMI Silver Spring Chapter, with the PM World Journal acting as a media partner.  Registration for the event is now officially open. Register here.

140221-pmwj20-conference-IMAGEAcademically Rigorous and Practically Applied: For two days, join project managers from the Baltimore-Washington metro area and abroad for DC’s premier academic project management symposium.

Share experiences, make connections, and learn the best project management practices at the University of Maryland’s First Annual Project Management Symposium.  Announced featured speakers will include:

  • Ron Taylor, Principal and Founder, Ron Taylor Group, author of The 77 Deadly Sins of Project Management
  • Karen Durham-Aquilera, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Regina McElroy, Director, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
  • Mladen Radujkovic, President, International Project Management Association and Dean of faculty and Professor of Project Management and Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb Croatia
  • Gregory Balestrero, Former President and CEO, Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Brian McKeon, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Melinda Peters, State Highway Administrator, Maryland Department of Transportation

Two-Day Registration = $350 PMI Members; $420 Non-members

One-Day Registration = $200 PMI Members; $245 Non-members

Register today. Prices increase after April 1st

Share ideas, experiences, challenges, and the best practices with project manager practitioners and academic researchers alike.  Symposium sessions earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential. Earn up to 15 PDUs.

This event is being held in partnership between the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), with media sponsorship support from Project Management World Journal. More information at http://PMSymposium.umd.edu .

The Center for Excellence in Project Management in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland offers Masters and PhD level graduate degrees in project management.  The mission of the Center is threefold: 1. To provide a high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, and prepares graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers; 2. To maintain a strong research program that is recognized for excellence in project management; and 3. To provide project management training & development services to the University, the profession, and the community at large.  For information, visit www.pm.umd.edu

Simon Miller confirmed for APM Conference in April

PM PEOPLE NEWS 

25 February 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced an impressive lineup of speakers for their annual conference in London on 3 April 2014.  Featured speakers will include Simon Miller, managing consultant at PA Consulting Group in UK.  The conference will be held at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London.  For more information or to register, go to http://www.apm.org.uk/Conference.

140225-pmwj20-simon-IMAGESimon Miller is one of PA’s leading experts in the delivery of transformation and innovation in technology-rich environments with a successful record of benefits realisation.  His substantial board-level experience includes leading or advising on business transformation and complex delivery portfolios and programmes with significant roles in research, manufacturing, government, transport and finance organisations.

PA Consulting specialises in a wide range of industries worldwide. Their deep industry knowledge and skills in management consulting, technology and innovation allow their teams to challenge conventional thinking and overcome every obstacle for exceptional results.

PA Consulting’s recent work includes:

  • protecting troops’ lives in Afghanistan by developing a groundbreaking IED-detection vehicle that can be remote controlled by the detection team
  • delivering an air-traffic system to safely handle 600,000 aeroplanes over Denmark each year
  • working with the Bank of England to create the Prudential Regulation Authority, which will transform financial regulation in the UK
  • developing a system to restore power more quickly and improve the customer experience for households and businesses in Washington, US
  • creating a revolutionary new kitchen towel and a completely new manufacturing process at our Technology Centre in Cambridge, UK. 

Other speakers confirmed for the event include

  • Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE is the founder of two children’s charities – The Place 2 Be
  • Eddie Obeng, founder of Pentacle the world’s first virtual business school
  • Andy Griffee, BBC W1 programme director
  • Daniel Jubb, rocket scientist and co-founder of The Falcon Project
  • Ann Pilkington, founding director of PR Academy
  • Alan Barnard, founder of bbm campaigns
  • Karan Bawa, head of PMO for B&Q
  • Trevor Jones, vice president of projects and risk management for DHL Supply Chain
  • Alistair Godbold, senior consultant for The Nichols Group
  • Glen Fox, Managing Director/Principal Psychologist at OPS Ltd 

See all speaker backgrounds at http://www.apm.org.uk/node/93125#SimonMiller.

See more news about the APM conference at http://www.apm.org.uk/taxonomy/term/520.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,500 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

PMI accepting 2014 Award Nominations through March

PM PROFESSION NEWS

28 February 2014 – Newtown Square, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is still accepting nominations for its various 2014 international awards. PMI Professional Awards benefit project teams and organizations by demonstrating the ability to exceed stakeholder expectations through innovative project, program or portfolio management practices, and increasing the winning organization’s visibility among the more than 2.9 million professionals who make up the global project management community.

140228-pmwj20-2014-awards-IMAGEIncrease your organizations’ visibility and show your C-suite that project, program and portfolio management do add value! Send nominations for a PMI Professional Award by 1 April 2014 (1 June for the PMO of the Year Award), or by 15 March 2014 to benefit from additional visibility

PMI Awards include:

The NEW PMI Award for Project Excellence recognizes and honors a successful project and the achievements of the project team for superior performance of project management. To ensure that projects from around the world are recognized, up to five (5) PMI Awards for Project Excellence may be granted this year – one in Asia Pacific, one in the EMEA region, one in Latin America, and two in North America. Projects that have competed for or won awards from PMI chapters are encouraged to apply!

The 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award recognizes, honors, and publicizes a successful project and the achievements of the project team for superior performance of project management. The winning project will be selected from three finalists. Projects must have a budget of at least US$100 million and have been completed in 2013. Projects from all industries and geographic regions are encouraged to compete.

The PMO of the Year Award recognizes and honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives. The award recognizes a PMO that has established a vision for value delivery and has had a positive and clear impact on business results. Enterprise PMOs as well as IT PMOs, New Product Development PMOs, or other Business Unit PMOs from corporate and government entities are invited to nominate.

In addition to the above awards, PMI honors individuals with a range of personal awards including Person-of-the-Year and Fellow awards. Learn more about the full range of PMI awards at http://www.pmi.org/en/About-Us/Our-Professional-Awards.aspx.

Award winners are featured in PMI print and electronic publications, social media and on PMI.org. Benefit from visibility among potential customers and your competition as an organization that embodies project management excellence!

For more information, contact [email protected].

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, events and publications. For more information, visit  www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute. 

Milind Kumar appointed Fellow by AIPM in Australia

PM PEOPLE NEWS 

10 February 2014 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced that Milind Kumar has been elected an AIPM Fellow.  The appointment was effective14 December 2013.

The level of Fellow requires that an AIPM member to have been a member for no less than 10 years, render exceptional service to AIPM, be employed and prominent in project management, and provide noteworthy examples of qualifications and published works.    The recognition honours select, highly experienced and credentialed project managers for their outstanding contributions to the industry.

140210-pmwj20-kumar-IMAGEAccording to the AIPM announcement, Mr. Kumar’s internationally significant achievements and long track record of outstanding service to the institute and to the project management profession in Australia have made him a recognised expert in the field, both nationally and internationally.  He joins a select few other AIPM members who have been awarded this prestigious appointment.

Milind Kumar has more than 29 years of experience in the project, engineering, construction and general management of multi-disciplinary, high-value, large-scale projects.  His career has led him around the world to projects in Australia, India, the Middle East and the UK.  His highly successful track record of project deliver culminated this year with the widely recognized, multi-award winning $1.824 billion Adelaid Desalination Project, located in South Australia (which won 2013 project-of-the-year honors from both the International Project Management Association in Europe and the Project Management Institute in the United States).

According to Mr. Kumar on the AIPM fellow appointment, “Receiving the fellowship is a personal thrill for me and a great honor.  I’m very proud of the achievement which would not have been possible without the support of the fantastic teams within which I have worked.”

Formed in 1976, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.  AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism.  AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More about AIPM at www.aipm.com.au. 

Source: AIPM

PMI invites Project, Program and Portfolio Management Research Proposals for 2015 funding

PM RESEARCH NEWS 

1 February 2014 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced its Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2015 research funding pf up to $50,000 on topics related to project, program, or portfolio management (PPPM).  Although the body of research in the field has grown significantly in the past several years, PPPM remains a relatively young area of academic inquiry and continues to be ripe for research that will advance knowledge and inform practice. PMI is encouraging thoughtful and innovative proposals on any topic, with few notable exceptions.

140201-pmwj20-2015-research-IMAGEPMI will entertain proposals on macro level perspectives such as knowledge transfer across projects. The following types of research will be considered:

  1. Translational research proposals should address the extent to which the outcomes of the project are “practitioner-ready.”  That is, applicants should address the “readiness for application” of the eventual research findings. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and fields of study are invited to bring their particular angle of vision to bear on a research question using PPPM “as the context” of the research. 
  1. Theory –building proposals must address future implications of the research findings for both theory and the originally identified managerial problem. Examples of topics that offer opportunities for detailed exploration include, but are not limited to:
  • Organizational change management
  • Program management
  • Agility in non-IT projects
  • Standards development
  • Talent management
  • Requirements management
  • Strategic initiative management
  • Methodology
  • Complexity
  • Knowledge management 

PMI values quality research with no bias toward the use of one methodology over another. Methodology should be properly matched to the research question. Quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods approaches are given equal consideration provided that the selected methodology produces the data to achieve the project aims and that it is sufficiently elaborated in the proposal.

PMI discourages submissions focused on mathematical/operations research topics with little or no direct application. This includes research whose rationale does not stem from real world issues or that does not include empirical testing on actual projects.

PMI hopes to attract proposals from scholars, both within and outside the field of project management (e.g. management and/or its sub-fields, organizational psychology, sociology, education, linguistics, communications, etc.) whose work has direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice.

Preliminary proposals will be accepted between 1 February and 25 April 2014. For more information on eligibility criteria and submission guidelines, visit http://www.pmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Academic-Research/Sponsored-Research-Program.aspx


PMI is the world’s largest project management member association representing more than 700,000 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. 

Source: PMI

Asia Pacific Congress on Project Management announced for Beijing in late November

 FUTURE PM EVENT 

28 February 2014 – Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) has announced that their first international conference, the Asia Pacific Congress on Project Management, will take place in Beijing, China during 29-30 November 2014. Co-sponsored by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the Project Management Research Committee of China, the event is being billed as the 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Project Management, the 2nd IPMA Research Conference and the 18th PMRC Conference.

140228-pmwj20-1st-asia-IMAGE1st independent Project Management Member Association’s Congress held in the Asia Pacific will highlight the critical importance that Project Management plays in achieving business success. Information at http://www.apfpm.org/

The conference will include representatives and participants from apfpm member associations in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. Additionally guests will be invited from Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

The congress will be an education deliverer with acclaimed expert speakers, a huge business facilitation opportunity, coupled with a great social program to provide foreign guests the opportunity to see local highlights, like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and many others.  Home host: China’s umbrella PM Association the PMRC (Project Management Research Committee)

The Congress will also host the apfpm 2014 Asia Pacific Project Management Awards

The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) is a regional grouping of independent project management professional societies in countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Now with member associations in 20 countries, the organization was formed to harness the synergies of project management related professional associations across the region.  Through international collaborative partnering these associations can more effectively grow and develop their organisations; leveraging the stature, strength, and connectivity of each other.  Membership is open to independent national Project Management associations from countries in the Asia Pacific region. For more information about apfpm or individual member associations, visit http://www.apfpm.org/index.php or contact the association directly at [email protected]

Final Call for Papers for 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium – Abstracts due March 14

CALL FOR PAPERS 

27 February 2014 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The Call for Papers continues through 14 March for the 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium, scheduled for August 14-15, 2014 in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The 2 Day Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The theme of the 2014 symposium is “Maximizing the Value of Project Management”.  Presenters attend free and can receive 20+ PDUs.

SOMAbstracts are welcome in the following program and project management (P/PM) subject areas:

  • Maximizing the return-on-investment (ROI) on Project Management through collaboration
  • Human Factors in Project Management (stakeholder communications, motivation, leadership)
  • Information Technology (IT) and Web-based Project Management (new technologies, tools and processes)
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Global Project Management and Virtual Teams
  • Risk Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned 

The 2-day project management conference will focus on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, transportation and others.  Such aspects of P/PM as organizational change management, new product development and PMBOK changes can also be covered.

Abstracts should be 150 – 250 words, in 12pt Times New Roman font, in MS Office Word file format, and must have a lead author who will serve as primary contact.  Abstracts with bio and photo are due March 14, 2014.  Papers should not have been previously published, must be free of commercial sales content, should focus on the subject of the title, and should provide new contributions on the topic.  Paper abstract, bio and photo should be emailed to [email protected] before 14 March.

The symposium will include an Opening Ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker and door prizes.   Participants can receive 16 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive even more. Presenters attend FREE.

If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, submit an abstract and plan to attend this world class symposium.  Presenters attend at no cost.  More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is sponsored by the Project Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the ExecutiveEducationCenter in 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®) and is 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 over 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 (PMWJ) is 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 new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many 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.

Micro-Webinar: Get Your Project Schedule to Work for You

PM EDUCATION NEWS 

27 February 2014 – Farmington Hills, MI USA – Vertabase has announced the topic and timing of their next micro-webinar.  The webinar will discuss how to get your project schedule to work for you by Mark Phillips, PMP. The 20 minute webinar will take place on Thursday, March 20th at 3 pm Eastern. The webinar is free. For more information or to register, Click Here.

Too often, we spend our days working the project schedule, instead of having the schedule for us. In this tightly-focused, 20 minute webinar, learn how to reduce administrative overhead, keep everyone on the same page and generate the importance business metrics your group needs all by building the right schedule.

The webinar will be given by Mark Phillips, PMP, principal at Vertabase and board member of the College of Performance Management.  For over 17 years, Mark has helped organizations improve the way they manage projects and accomplish ambitious goals. His works has appeared in publications including C|Net, eWeek, The Measurable News and the Small Wars Journal. His first book by Gower Press is forthcoming in April 2014.

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Vertabase is a customer focused company proudly based in Michigan, USA. The company’s flagship product, Vertabase project management software, has been on the market since 1999.  It is used by tens of thousands of people around the world with customers ranging from large public companies, government agencies and universities to small and medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations. Vertabase is a dedicated innovator, focused on delivering value to its community of clients.  It is this approach which has contributed to the company’s longevity and success.  Vertabase is a privately held company founded in 1997.  For more information, visit www.vertabase.com.

Press contact: Randy Apt, Coordinator, at Vertabase at [email protected]

Source: Vertabase Project Management Software 

Webinar: Decision Trees for Important Project Decisions

FUTURE EVENT NEWS 

2 March 2014 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the topic and timing for its March Topical Webinar. The webinar will discuss when and how to use decision trees by David Hulett, PhD.   It will take place on Thursday, March 27th at 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The webinar is free to CPM members and $25.00 for non-members. PMI members can earn 1 PDU with the webinar. For more information or to register, Click Here.

140302-pmwj20-Decision-IMAGEDecision trees help organizations choose between alternative project management strategies when the results of such actions are uncertain. For example, should we use the low-price bidder when delivery and quality are uncertain? Or should we adopt a state-of-the-art technology if we may not know how to do this?

The webinar provides an overview of using decision trees for decision analysis and goes through a simplified real-world example of using decision trees for selecting a vendor. The webinar describes the steps needed to build the decision tree model, the inputs required and how to make a decision based on the risk attitude of the organization, whether risk-averse or risk-tolerant. The webinar finishes with a discussion on the role of sensitivity analysis and Monte Carlo simulations to help better understand the results of the decision tree model.

Dr. David Hulett (pictured) heads Hulett & Associates, LLC a leading firm in project cost and schedule risk management and project scheduling. Hulett & Associates has conducted many risk analyses,  Dr. Hulett has focused for the last 25 years on quantitative schedule risk analysis, integrated cost-schedule risk analysis and project scheduling best practices.

Dr. Hulett is well-known as a leader in project risk and scheduling standards, including leading the risk management chapter in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management and participating on the Core Committee for the Practice Standard for Project Scheduling.  Dr. Hulett authored Practical Schedule Risk Analysis (Gower, 2009) for which he was recognized by the PMI College of Scheduling for “contributions to the scheduling profession” in 2010, and Integrated Cost- Schedule Risk Analysis (Gower, 2011).  He is also the author  of AACE International’s Recommended Practice 57R-09 Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis, a summary of  which appeared in AACEI’s Cost Engineering November/December 2012.

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management.  Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. For decades, the CPM Community has been responsible for leading, developing, promulgating and training people on the program management techniques used by the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government and around the world for successful program performance management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.  For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.

Press contact: Mark Phillips, PMP, CPM VP Communications, at [email protected]

Source: College of Performance Management 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for March 2014

PM PEOPLE NEWS 

28 February 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Max Wideman has announced the monthly updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max this month:

131231-pmwj18-wideman-IMAGEIn Part 2 of this 200-year-old Hwaseong Fortress project, our Guest Young Min Park dives deeply into the project records of the day to discover how this project was managed. Part 2 concludes with a set of case study questions for discussion.

We still get asked: What are The Origins of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, when did the PMBOK start and why is it different from ordinary Operations Management? Musings has the answers.

In Papers, we review the recent update of George J. Ritz and Sidney M. Levy’s book: Total Construction Project Management, 2nd. Edition. The original was written in 1994 and much has changed since then. It is written from the perspective of an on-site construction manager in the typical North American environment. It is very detailed and very thorough.

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

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

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

Free Project Management Books for March Drawing Announced

PM EDUCATION NEWS 

Monthly drawings for program and project management books for registered members of new PM World Library

28 February 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced the books to be offered for the March drawing in their new FREE BOOKS program on the PM World Library (PMWL) website.  The monthly drawings for free books, an exciting new opportunity for those interested in program, project and portfolio management, were announced on 2 February in support of the official unveiling of the new online library.  The PMWL (www.pmworldlibrary.net) is a new global resource for continuous learning related to program and project management (P/PM).

140228-pmwj20-free-books-IMAGEAccording to David Pells, PMWL executive director, “The new library has been launched and the registration process is working.  With nearly 1,500 articles, papers and stories about project management already included, we hope this new resource proves useful for educators, students and professionals worldwide.

“We are also excited about the free books drawings,” he adds. “We’re happy to have the support of the authors and publishers who have already offered to provide free books. In fact, the number of books offered for the drawings is already increasing rapidly.  This month we have 11 books; we should have even more books for future drawings.  With so many winners this will be a nice benefit for those who register.”

Working in partnership with authors and publishers, a number of books will be offered as prizes for monthly drawings. A random number drawing will be held each month for the books, to be delivered at no cost to lucky winners.  Books for upcoming drawings will be posted on the PM World Library home page and in the PM World Journal.  For more information about the drawings for FREE BOOKS, click here.

Books so far offered for the March 2014 drawing include:

  • Leading & Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management, by Russell Archibald and Shane Archibald; Publisher: Infinity Press (2012) 
  • The Process Improvement Handbook: A Blueprint for Managing Change and Increasing Organizational Performance, by Tristan Boutros and Tim Purdie; Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2013) 
  • PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, 4th Edition, by Joseph Phillips: Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2014) 
  • A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts, by Dennis Bolles and Darrell Hubbard; Publisher: PBM Concepts (2013) 
  • Project Pain Reliever: A Just-in-Time Handbook for Anyone Managing Projects, by Dave Garrett; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2011) 
  • Project Management for Flat Organizations: Cost Effective Steps to Achieving Successful Results, by Laura Dallas Burford; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2013) 
  • The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, 3rd Edition, by Gerald M. Hill; Publisher: CRC Press/Auerbach Publications (2013) 
  • From Projects to Program: A Project Manager’s Journey, by Samir Penkar; Publisher: CRC Press/Auerbach Publications (2013) 
  • Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management, by Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Laurence J. Laning; Publisher: Business Expert Press (2012) 

To win, one must be a registered member of the PMWL.  To see FREE BOOKS offered for more upcoming drawings, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the PMWL, go to www.pmworldlibrary.net.

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, a small private company based in the United States but owned and managed by stakeholders in Australia, Europe and North America.  Contents are created by authors, advisors and correspondents worldwide.  PM World also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net and www.pmworldjournal.net.

IPMA Releases 2014 Global Competence Survey, invites participants

PM PROFESSION NEWS 

26 February 2014 – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced the launch of its 2014 Global Competence Survey to understand the use of global project standards from project, program, and portfolio managers. This survey will help drive the content for the upcoming IPMA Individual Competence Baseline version 4.0.

140226-pmwj20-global-IMAGEThe IPMA ICB v4 is being developed by a multi-disciplinary product team consisting of product managers, project and program managers, user experience professionals, and business analysts. Results will be compiled and the aggregate survey results will be made available to participants.

Take the Survey!

The survey takes approximately 12 minutes to complete, and is scheduled to be available until March 31, 2014. Click Here to Take the Survey.

According to Tim Jaques, PMP, member of the IPMA survey project team, “Your input is very important to us and your responses will remain confidential. On behalf of IPMA, the sponsors, and promotional partners, thank you for your time! We look forward to sharing this year’s results.”

IPMA is offering an iPAD to one lucky winner, chosen at random, who completes the entire survey. Hurry and take the survey, it will close on March 31 2014. The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ICB-PMW

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For further information, navigate to www.ipma.ch .

Source: IPMA

Major Projects Report 2013 released in UK

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM 

13 February 2014 – London, UK – The UK’s National Audit Office has published today its examination of the Ministry of Defence’s annual statement, covering the next ten years, on the affordability of its plans for equipment required by the Armed Forces. The NAO concludes that the Department’s work to address the affordability gap and create greater certainty around the equipment budget and costs appears to have had a positive effect on the Department’s ability to maintain an affordable Equipment Plan.

140213-pmwj20-major-IMAGEHowever, there remain risks to affordability, most significantly around the half of the budget relating to equipment support costs. The Department has not subjected these to the same level of detailed scrutiny as the procurement costs.  The Department also does not understand the implications of its £1.2 billion underspend on the Equipment Plan in 2012-13.  It believes that the underspend is the result of a wide variety of factors and is undertaking further work to understand this issue better.

In conjunction with the examination of affordability, the NAO has also published The Major Projects Report 2013, its review of progress on the 11 largest defence projects.  It concludes that, with the exception  of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, there have been no significant cost increases and only minimal in-year delays.

Today’s report shows that, in the last year, there was a net increase in costs of £708 million in respect of the 11 projects included in the review. The main contribution to this was a £754 million increase in the cost of carriers. This increase was due to a number of factors including delay to the schedule, immaturity of the design, underestimation of the cost of labour and materials and  the Department’s decision in 2012 to revert back to the short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, the latter adding £120 million. In addition to the £754 million, the Department estimates that the write-off from this decision will be £55 million.

Without the carriers, there was a net cost decrease of £46 million across the 10 remaining projects. The costs of all but one of these have changed during 2012-13 with three projects showing increased costs and six reduced costs. This is in contrast to recent years where the NAO has reported significant cost increases on the Departments largest projects.

However, despite improvements in the performance of its other large projects, the Ministry of Defence continues to face a legacy of older large and complex projects, in particular carriers, that continue to have a significant impact on the portfolio as a whole.

Three of the projects the report examined experienced delays during the year, together amounting to 17 months. This takes the total forecast delay to the in-service date for these nine projects to 301 months, an increase of 21 per cent in the forecast time to complete the projects since approval. A third of projects this year reported delays compared to over half of the projects in last year’s report. However, this is not a complete picture as the NAO is unable to report on timings for two of the 11 projects – Lightning II and Specialist Vehicles –because the Department has not yet given final approval to their manufacture and introduction into service.

Today’s report includes an examination of the MOD’s Complex Weapons Programme, a new approach to defence acquisition involving a number of interrelated weapons projects which aims to achieve net financial benefits of £1.2 billion over ten years. Noting that these benefits have already been ‘banked’ by the Department, the NAO warns that, if changes (such as delays or cancellations) are made to projects in the programme, some of these benefits may be lost, and the Department may then incur spending above budgeted levels or need to reduce spending elsewhere.

According to Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, “With the exception of the aircraft carriers, the MOD’s largest projects have not shown significant increases in costs over the year and only small in-year delays.  However, there remains a legacy of large complex projects that have already suffered significant cost increases and delays. Despite the increased stability there are still risks to affordability.  Most significantly the Department has not subjected the half of its equipment budget related to support to the same degree of scrutiny as its procurement costs.  Nor can it be certain that the impact of a £1.2 billion underspend on equipment and support in 2012-13 will not cause some increased cost and delay further down the line.”

The full report can be found at http://www.nao.org.uk/report/ministry-of-defence-the-major-projects-report-2013/.

The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending for Parliament and is independent of government. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), Amyas Morse, is an Officer of the House of Commons and leads the NAO, which employs some 860 staff. The C&AG certifies the accounts of all government departments and many other public sector bodies. He has statutory authority to examine and report to Parliament on whether departments and the bodies they fund have used their resources efficiently, effectively, and with economy. Our studies evaluate the value for money of public spending, nationally and locally. Our recommendations and reports on good practice help government improve public services, and our work led to audited savings of almost £1.2 billion in 2012. More at http://www.nao.org.uk/

Source: National Audit Office, UK

Progress report on the Regional Growth Fund released in UK

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM 

25 February 2014 – London, UK – The UK’s National Audit Office has concluded that the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills have improved the governance of the Regional Growth Fund and taken on more staff with the levels of skill needed. The two departments have also sped up the process of making final offers to bidders and made progress in commissioning a formal evaluation of the Fund’s impact.

140225-pmwj20-uk-regional-IMAGEDespite this, the departments face a significant challenge, particularly in 2014-15 where the budget is £1.4 billion, to spend money as quickly as originally expected. There is still a significant amount of public money to allocate through the Fund. The NAO review indicates that value for money depends on the departments’ further tightening controls on the jobs and other benefits that bids offer, relative to their cost.

The Government established the Fund in June 2010 to encourage private sector enterprise by providing support for projects with significant potential for economic growth; and to support public sector dependent areas and communities to make the transition to sustainable growth and prosperity led by the private sector.

Today’s report finds that, following concern by the Public Accounts Committee that the cost benefit threshold for projects has been set at too low a level, the departments have introduced a revised expectation that the ratio of benefits to costs should be at least 2:1 before final offer letters are signed.

The average cost of each net additional job at the point of selection increased substantially in the third and fourth bidding rounds, bringing the average cost from £33,000 in rounds one and two to £37,400 now (an increase of 13 per cent).

Some £492 million has now reached projects but most of the Fund remains unspent. £917 million of the £2.6 billion funding allocated in the first four bidding rounds had been paid by the end of December 2013 but, of this amount, £425 million is being held by intermediaries.

The number of jobs created or safeguarded has increased by 22,100 since September 2012, bringing the total to 44,400. However, just under half of the jobs to date were created or safeguarded by only five schemes and the other half were delivered by the remaining 291 operational schemes in rounds one to three.  Full report at Progress report on the Regional Growth Fund

The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending for Parliament and is independent of government. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), Amyas Morse, is an Officer of the House of Commons and leads the NAO, which employs some 860 staff. The C&AG certifies the accounts of all government departments and many other public sector bodies. He has statutory authority to examine and report to Parliament on whether departments and the bodies they fund have used their resources efficiently, effectively, and with economy. Our studies evaluate the value for money of public spending, nationally and locally. Our recommendations and reports on good practice help government improve public services, and our work led to audited savings of almost £1.2 billion in 2012. More at http://www.nao.org.uk/

Call for Papers for April 2014 PM World Journal

CALLS FOR PAPERS 

Share knowledge and gain visibility in the world’s most global online publication for program and project management

25 February 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Articles and Papers for the April 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ) are being sought.  Project management researchers, experts, professional leaders, practicing project managers and executives of project-oriented organizations are invited to submit an article, paper, report or story for publication in the monthly PMWJ.  This is an opportunity to advance your career, share knowledge and gain visibility for yourself and your organization.  Submit an original work now for publication in the March 2014 edition.

140125-pmwj19-pmwj-IMAGEAccording to Managing Editor David Pells, “We continue to seek good articles and papers about any aspect of program or project management from anywhere in the world.  We are especially interested in those that might be useful for managing projects in difficult conditions, emerging economies or challenging environments.”

The PMWJ includes articles and papers in the following categories: advisory articles, featured papers, commentary articles, student papers, case studies, personal stories, reports, book reviews and news stories.  Previously published papers can also be submitted for publication in the Second Editions section of the journal. Send inquiries or completed works to [email protected].

“Our mission is to support the creation and sharing of new knowledge about program and project management,” Pells adds.  “The publishing process is easy.  Just email an article or paper to me; it will be reviewed, reformatted to a standard layout and returned to the author for approval. Publishing in the PMWJ is a fast way to bring new research results or new information to the attention of rest of the project management world.”

The PMWJ (ISSN 2330-4480), a non-refereed electronic publication registered with the US Library of Congress, is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest intermediary between publishers and libraries.  Contents of the PMWJ will be included in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete databases.  The PMWJ is a good option for those who wish to publish research results or information quickly.  For more information, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=9.

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, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.  Archives of past editions can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.   PMWJ subscriptions are free.

GPM Global Receives Global Training and Development Leadership Award

PM INDUSTRY NEWS 

24 February 2014 – Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA and Mumbai, India – Green Project Management (GPM®), a provider of sustainability-based project management methodologies, professional development, and certification, has announced that it has been honored with the Global Training and Development Leadership Award by the World Human Resources Development Congress.  The congress which was held in Mumbai, India on February 15-17th had the theme of “Times are Changing, Again” and focused on how to strengthen organizations, Leadership, and Creating Global Leaders.

140224-pmwj20-mumbai-IMAGEIn its 22nd year, the World HRD Congress recognizes the efforts of organizations that have demonstrated excellence through their innovative programs, showing clear and measurable business results to drive organizational excellence.

Photo: GPM President Joel Carboni, (center) receives award in Mumbai, India on 16 February 2014; photo courtesy of GPM.

The global HRD event, which honors the excellence in organizational human resource development practices, saw a congregation of over 200 organizations from over 130 countries. The evaluation process for the awards involved an initial screening by Academic Council, followed by Professional Council and a final live presentation before a jury of esteemed national and international professionals.

GPM was honored with the award for their work in developing the PRiSM methodology and P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management and the training programs that bring them to life in over 125 countries.

Speaking about the award, Joel Carboni, President of GPM, said, “It is a great honor for us to win this award at the prestigious World HRD Congress event. This is a true testament to our commitment to developing green and sustainable project management training programs, methods, and certification. We are both humbled as well as excited to receive this recognition in such a short time span relative to other mature PM associations. As GPM continues our rapid growth, we will strive towards introducing and implementing best of breed methods and to fulfill our commitment as global citizens and to the United Nations Global Compact to promote the ten principles of sustainable development across every corner of the globe.”

Formed in 2009, GPM® is the world’s first project management professional development organization with a focus on sustainability with operations in over 125 countries, through leading Universities, professional training organizations and NGOs. In 2013, GPM received a “Achievement Award” from the International Project Management Association® (IPMA) for Applying Sustainable Principles to Project Delivery.  To learn more about GPM® visit www.greenprojectmanagement.org. Connect with GPM on Twitter @gmcertified, Facebook.com/greenprojectmangement, and LinkedIn in the Green Project Management Group.

Source: GPM Global