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The College of Performance Management Launches IPPM Certification

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

4 June 2015 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the launch of its Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) professional certification, and that it has chosen APMG International for its accreditation partner. APMG will help CPM identify and qualify IPPM training providers.

150604-pmwj35-ippm-IMAGEThe IPPM design tests competency at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate Practitioner, and Advanced Leadership. The core curriculum is based on Program Structures, Performance Baselines, Performance Measurement, and Analysis & Evaluation. IPPM is unique because it treats cost, schedule and technical performance disciplines as integrated and inter-dependent.

“IPPM is extremely timely and supports CPM’s vision and mission,” said CPM President Mr. Gary Troop.  “Project management skills alone are no longer sufficient to excel in today’s complex and dynamic business environment, particularly when dealing with high-impact public or private sector programs.  Professionals in program management need to augment their skill set to address program complexity, as well as emerging priorities such as agile methodologies. The IPPM approach will help build and verify competencies in these critical skills, and our partnership with APMG International gives the much-needed assurance that training providers have been thoroughly assessed for quality and knowledge.”

IPPM has gained interest and support from respected academic institutions already. “The creation of the Integrated Program Performance Management professional certification is a welcome development that will help with the creation of innovative approaches for new and effective professional development curricula and programs” according to Dr. James Shaeffer, Founding Dean of the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia.

The partnership fits well with APMG’s worldwide strategy to provide excellence in professional development. “We are delighted to be partnering with CPM.  The emphasis on the program level considerations in IPPM brings a valuable component to the traditional PM training market. We think it will find wide acceptance by project managers seeking to build on their existing PM skills,” said Ronn Faigen, APMG International’s General Manager for the Americas.  “We are excited to bring these certifications to the attention of our worldwide network of Accredited Training Organizations, as well as new training companies who desire to teach this material.”

About the College of Performance Management

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is a global, non-profit, professional organization dedicated to developing and disseminating the principles and practices of integrated program performance management (IPPM) techniques. CPM pursues a range of activities to share, promote, and advance the state of the profession in planning, control, and performance management for programs of all sizes and complexity. CPM has been responsible for leading practices, educating and training people on the program performance management techniques used by the U.S. Federal Government, State and Local Governments, their private sector industrial partners, and similar organizations worldwide. Information on CPM may be found at: www.mycpm.org.

About APMG International

APMG-International is a global examination institute. Its portfolio of qualifications includes AgilePM®, Change Management, COBIT® 5, ITIL®, and PRINCE2®. APMG-International works in partnership with a global network of Accredited Training Organizations, all of which have undergone the most rigorous assessment process in the industry. APMG-International examinations are available globally. Our examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent, so candidates can be proud of their achievement. For more information, visit: www.apmg-international.com

Source: College of Performance Management

 

Kamil Mroz appointed International Correspondent for PM World in Belgium

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Award winning young professional leader joins PM World’s global correspondents’ network to report project management news and developments from Western Europe

1 June 2015 – Dallas, USA and Brussels, Belgium – PM World has announced that Mr. Kamil Mroz has been appointed an international correspondent for the PM World in Europe.   Mroz, who lives in Belgium, is the Managing Director of the European Centre for Project Excellence SCS in Belgium. He will join a global network of correspondents to report on project management activities and developments in Western Europe for the PM World Journal and PM World Library.

150601-pmwj35-Mroz-PHOTOKamil Mroz graduated from the University of Ottawa with a double Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, later completing a Masters of Arts in International Relations at the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent), where he also served as the President of the Graduates’ Student Union.

In 2013, Kamil received the IPMA Young Project Manager of the Year award and in 2014 he was awarded the Young Alumni of the Year by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa. In addition, he is frequently invited as a keynote speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, community development, project management and youth empowerment. He enjoys contributing to articles and publications and in sharing his experience in project management, and in 2014 was invited to write the forward to Peter Taylor’s (award winning author) book entitled “Real Project Management”.

Kamil was invited twice as ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ to the St. Gallens’ Symposium, received a Coin of Excellence from the Canadian Chief of Defence Staff, and is currently the President of JCI ‘The Heart of Europe’, which aims to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. He is also known to have conceptualized and led two successful international projects as a volunteer Project Manager (Quo Vadis Leadership Conference and Your Future).

According to PM World Journal Managing Editor David Pells, “We are honored to have Kamil Mroz join our correspondents’ team. He comes highly recommended and is well known in project management circles in Europe, especially among young project managers. As a recent winner of IPMA’s Young Project Manager of the Year award, he is rather famous among IPMA’s Young Crew.”

Mr. Mroz stated, “I look forward to contributing to the global project management profession through the PM World Journal. I will be participating as a speaker soon at the PMI Netherlands Summit, and in October there will be the PMI Belgium PM Fair, so I think from these two events I could write 1-2 reports. It should be fun!”

Kamil Mroz was featured in a PM Network article in March 2015 entitled “How to Break Into Project Management – and Succeed.” To see the article, click here.

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. PM World also produces the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). 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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Winners of May Drawing for Free Project Management Books Announced


P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

11 Winners in 5 countries to receive free books by registering at www.pmworldlibrary.net

30 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – The winners of the May drawing for free project management books among members of the PM World Library have been identified. 11 people in 5 different countries were winners of the random number drawing held for the 1472 registered PMWL members on 28 May 2015. Information about the free book drawings can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/monthly-drawing-for-free-books/.

150429-pmwj34-april-BOOKSMay winners of a free project management book were the following:

  • Joseph Peele – South Africa
  • Christophe Bredillet – France
  • Lisa Rosenblum – USA
  • Mwosuoch Uchenna – Nigeria
  • Stevo Samson – Canada
  • William M. Hayden, Jr. – USA
  • Frank Parth – USA
  • Siphokezi Mbelekane – South Africa
  • Sitwala Simushi – South Africa
  • Erika Montes – Colombia
  • Eric Wright – USA

Winners get to choose one of the following free books offered in the drawing, on a first-come first-served basis:

Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects (eBook); Author: Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP; Publisher: CRC Press / Auerbach Publications (2014); For more about the book, click here.

The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership, 2nd Ed (eBook); Author: Jack Ferraro; Publisher: CRC Press / Auerbach Publications (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2nd Edition; Author: Russ J. Martinelli, James M. Waddell, Tim J. Rahschulte; Publisher: Wiley (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Handbook of Program Management: How to Facilitate Project Success with Optimal Program Management, 2nd Ed. (eBook); Author: James T. Brown, PhD; Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Construction Management of Healthcare Projects (eBook); Author: Sanjiv Gokhale, Thomas Gormley; Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Mastering Software Project Requirements: A Framework for Successful Planning, Development & Alignment; Author: Barbara Davis; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2013); For more about the book, click here.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World; Author: Mark Price Perry; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2013); For more about the book, click here.

The Power of Enterprise PMOs and Enterprise-Wide Project Management; Authors: Dennis Bolles, Darrel G. Hubbard; Publisher: PBMconcepts (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Proactive Project Management: How to make common sense common practice; Author: Morten Fangel; Publisher: Fangel Consulting (2013); For more about the book, click here.

A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts; Authors: Dennis Bolles, Darrel Hubbard; Publisher: PBMconcepts (2013); For more about the book, click here.

Leading & Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management (eBook); Authors: Russell Archibald, Shane Archibald; Publisher: Infinity Publishing (2012); For more about the book, click here.

To win, one must be a registered individual member of the PMWL. To see FREE BOOKS offered for more upcoming drawings, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the PMWL, go to http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. The Free books are provided by authors and publishers; if you are an author or publisher of a project or program management books and would like to offer a free copy of your book through this contest in exchange for significant publicity, contact [email protected].

According to David Pells, Managing Director of the PM World Library, “This month’s drawing was unusual in that 7 of 11 winners were in only two countries, South Africa and the United States. Nevertheless, I’m sure all winners will be delighted to learn that they have a free book coming. Thanks again to the authors and publishers who offered books again this month.”

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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

eVa20 – Putting down the roots for Good Governance

 

FUTURE P/PM EVENTS

June EVA 20 conference at Armourer’s Hall in London announces top speaker lineup

28 May 2015 – London, UK – EVA in the UK is celebrating their 20th annual project management conference in June with eVa20: “Putting down roots for Good Governance.” The event will be held at the famous and historic Armourer’s Hall in Moorgate, London. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, 16 June and Wednesday, 17 June 2015, followed by two days of workshops. Information is available at http://evaintheuk.org/

150528-pmwj35-eva20-IMAGE1According to the announcement: Eight hundred years ago [15 June 1215] an embattled King John met the English barons, who had backed his failed war against the French and were seeking to limit his powers on the banks of the Thames in Runnymede.

The weakened monarch had little choice but to witness the sealing of what some say is the world’s most important document, one that, symbolically at least, established a new relationship between the king and his subjects. Governance for all!

150528-pmwj35-eva20-IMAGE2In recognition of this landmark in English history the Great and the Good from the last twenty years have been invited to come and discuss the profession of project management. A look back and a look forward! And to sign their own charter in support of the profession.

Stephen Carver and his Knights of the Round Table will be there to tell the story of Magna Carta and its place in modern Governance. The Holy Grail of Portfolios Programmes and Projects will be discussed and a framework enabling them to truly extract benefits will be presented.

The ways to best control and report on projects will be revealed. The miracle of turning Agile into something more than a fad will be attempted. Can we offer it a home and a purpose? Looking at ourselves we ask how we can get better by really Listening. And show how that will help us to Learn and Lead.

You can only Change if you really want to, so a leading practitioner will tell the Cautionary Tale of Failed Change so that you can Learn from experience other than your own.

Demands will be made for better proof that Project Management works. Strong arguments will be made that we need evidence not snake-oil. There will be music and laughter too!

150528-pmwj35-eva20-IMAGE3A fantastic speaker line up over two days has been assembled to provide insight, professional development and tell the stories that bring the conference themes to life!

Participants will enjoy rubbing shoulders with experienced practitioners, leading academics and stakeholders from industry and government.

The impressive speaker line-up includes:

  • Sir John Bourn, Auditor General 1988-2008 and speaker at #eVa1
  • Improving Major Projects – Sir Tim Laurence, Major Projects Association
  • Growing Project Capability & Capacity in Government Projects – Tim Banfield, Major Projects Authority
  • Constructing the Future – Alistair Kirk, HS2
  • A History of Project Management in 15 Years – Stephen Carver, Cranfield University
  • The other Earned Value – Dr. Peter Morris, UCL
  • Organisation. Culture. Diversity. OCD in Project Management – Louise Hardy, Skanska
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Shake off the doubts & be a project leader – Elizabeth Harrin
  • Deaf Tips. Powerful Communication – Bruno Kahne, Airbus
  • Project Ethics – A critical path for Professional Development – Dr. Haukur Jonasson & Dr. Helgi Ingasson, Reykavik University, Iceland
  • Say Yes to the Mess. Coping with change, complexity & conflict – The Agile Jazz Blues Band

Click on link to see full details of Conference Programme

Contact the organizers if you would like to discuss involvement as a sponsor or supporter.

150528-pmwj35-eva20-IMAGE4web: http://www.evaintheuk.org/ email:  [email protected]

Mob: + 44 (0) 7824 776480; Office: + 44 (0) 1273 468229

 

PM World Library announces 50% discount

 

EDUCATION NEWS

Scholar membership launch 50% discount offered through June 30

28 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World is offering a 50% discount on its new premium level “Scholar” membership for the PM World Library. The Scholar Launch 50% Discount will continue through 30 June 2015. Information can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/premium-access-launch-discount/.

150513-pmwj35-2600-IMAGEThe new “Scholar” membership, which allows access to EBSCO’s massive Business Source Corporate database of thousands of business books, magazines, journals, reports and other publications, was announced on 1 May. Access to EBSCO’s Business Book Summaries database has also been added. Over the last few weeks, direct access to various project management, general management and other resources in the databases have been added to the books and journals sections of the library. To see the new Scholar membership benefits, click here.

As announced previously, new resources accessible at the new PMWL Scholar membership level include:

Business Book Summaries – Access to summaries of more than 2,600 business books published over the last 30 years, in such categories as project management, change management, strategic management, leadership, communications and others. To see the list of book summaries, click here.

Newspapers and News Wires from around the world – Access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world and to EBSCO’s Newswires that provide over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. To see the list of newspapers, click here.

Business Magazines and Journals – Access to over 5,000 magazines, journals and industry publications from around the world, including business, management, industry and popular magazines and publications. To see the full list of publications included, click here.

Research Database – Access to hundreds of academic journals, including the International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal and many more. Search thousands of publications on any topic related to program or project management. To see the full list of journals, magazines and industry publications, click here.

Other Business Resources – Access to corporate, industry and market information including over 1,000 country economic reports, 10,000 company profiles, 5,000 full-text industry reports, SWOT analyses and more.

To learn more about the new Scholar Membership, click here.

To view PMWL membership options and rates, click here.

To experience everything in the library at no cost for 10 days, register for the Free Trial here.

According to David Pells, Managing Director of the PM World Library, “We’re adding more resources to the library on a daily basis. For example, over the last few days we have added direct access to project management and leadership books, management magazines, industry-specific publications and many popular magazines, as well as more book summaries.”

“For the next month, you can sign up at half cost, a great value,” Pells adds. “You can also register for the free trial so you can see the value before spending anything. The value is even greater for groups, such as PMOs, project teams and small companies that want to access more resources while cutting subscription costs.”

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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

Note: Students and residents of low-income countries, according to the World Bank ranking, can register for free Scholar memberships in the PM World Library. For others, there is a small annual fee.

 

IPMA and Green Project Management Establish Formal Cooperation Agreement

 

P/PM INDUSTRY NEWS

25 May 2015 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Fort Wayne, IN, USA – Sustainability is an increasingly important aspect of project management. This is why the IPMA (International Project Management Association) and GPM Global (Green Project Management) have signed an Alliance Agreement.

Through the agreement both parties agree and affirm to strengthen the profession of project management in general, support collaboration on sustainability in project management (e.g. through an information exchange, joint research initiatives, joint workshops, or other kinds of exchange on national, regional or international level), support education and training specialized on aspects of sustainability based on the IPMA ICB in the current version on national, regional and  / or international level (e.g. under the umbrella of the IPMA Registration Programme), and elaborate on the possibilities of joint activities in the area of certification and / or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), especially focusing on the sustainability in project management, using available know-how and resources to the benefit of both associations.

Both organisations compliment each other. IPMA is a non-profit, membership-based organisation with 58 associations around the world. Its mission is to facilitate co-creation and lever the diversity of our global network into benefits for the profession, economy, society and environment (http://www.ipma.ch/). Green Project Management is a certified social enterprise that spans 145 countries and territories.  Its mission is to decouple socio-environmental degradation from economic growth on a global scale by advancing awareness, adoption and implementation of responsible management practices in support of sustainable development and the UN Global Compact’s ten principles.   (http://www.greenprojectmanagement.org/).

A few days ago, both organisations presented at the launch of the national award program of MAPM Malaysian Association of Project Management on project achievements and sustainability.

Reinhard Wagner, the President of IPMA, mentioned in his presentation the collaboration (between IPMA and Green Project Management) and expressed, that “it is especially important in the Asian-Pacific Region, to strive for project excellence. This alliance agreement enables the development of sustainable solutions for projects and programmes throughout the world.”

Green Project Management President Joel Carboni stated  “Collaborating with like-minded organizations increases our ability to advance sustainable practices on a global scale. We look forward to opportunities to create shared value to advance professionalism together with IPMA.”

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Photo: GPM’s Joel Carbone on left, Reinhard Wagner of IPMA on right.


Founded in 1965 and based in Europe, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 55 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. The president of IPMA for 2015-16 is Mr. Reinhard Wagner. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

Formed in 2009, GPM® is a global professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of the practical application of sustainable project management practices to decouple social and environmental degradation from economic growth. GPM® accredits professional training organizations and project management practitioners and is largely considered the solutions leader with their professional certifications and project delivery method PRiSM™. GPM® training is currently being offered North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East through accredited training organizations. To learn more about GPM® visit http://www.greenprojectmanagement.org/.

Source: Green Project Management

 

Professor Ruta Ciutiene in Lithuania named International Academic Advisor for PM World

 

PM EDUCATION & PEOPLE NEWS

Kaunas University of Technology professor joins PM World Journal and Library academic advisory team

21 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Vilnius – PM World has announced that Prof Ruta Ciutiene has joined the organization’s academic advisory board for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Prof Ciutiene is head of the project management Master’s degree program at Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania. She joins an international team of academic leaders who provide advice and feedback to the PM World editorial team.

150522-pmwj35-Ciutiene-IMAGE1Prof Ruta Ciutiene holds a PhD in Management and Administration. Since 2001 she has worked in various positions at Kaunas University of Technology, where from 2012 she is a professor in the Department of Management and Manager of the Project Management Master Degree study program. From 2014 she also is a Product Development Director in the Executive School of Economics and Business School. She teaches several courses in project management not only for economics and business, but for engineering students also.

Human resources management in projects and engineering project issues are her main scientific fields of interest. She has practical experience in working with business and public sector development projects. She also trains and consults businesses and the public sector in project management processes. At the same time she coordinates, manages and participates in local and international studies and business development projects as well as scientific. Further, she works as an external evaluator on international projects.

Not only will Prof Ciutiene provide academic perspective but she will also act as an occasional International Correspondent for Lithuania, reporting on important developments affecting the project management profession there.

Kaunas University of Technology

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic States and one of the most prominent higher education schools in the country, leading in many research areas and study fields. There are 9 faculties and 10 research institutes at the University. KTU offers almost 160 undergraduate, masters and PhD study programmes in technology, science, humanities and biomedical science fields and arts.

150522-pmwj35-Ciutiene-IMAGE2Last year the University opened one of the largest and most modern open access research centres: KTU Science and Technology Centre and Technological Business Incubator. At KTU Santaka Valley researchers carry out frontier research and R&D activities in the areas of sustainable chemistry and biopharmacy, future energy, mechatronics and telecommunication technologies which are of crucial importance for developing knowledge economy in Lithuania. KTU Santaka Valley, accommodating state-of-art laboratories and knowledge-based enterprises, is a hub for progressive technologies and knowledge-intensive business representing synergy among research, studies and innovations.

The School of Economics and Business is the largest School in Kaunas University of Technology. There are 6 academic departments, Executive School, 3 research centres and institutes. The School of Economics and Business offers 8 undergraduate, 14 masters and 2 PhD study programmes. It combines three most important parts for existing and future business – internationality, interdisciplinarity and innovations.

Kaunas Master of PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This program is business oriented based on the latest project management knowledge and coordination as well provides a unique opportunity to double diploma (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (Germany)) and it is ment for ambitiuous students who are not afraid of challenges. Aquired knowledge during the Project management program includes change management, innovation management and commercialization of business projects in information technology, project planning and organization, quality and risk management, project evaluation and other specific project management to help realize the entire project life ecosystem and to help students work successfully in various international and national projects as managers, specialists and independent experts and evaluators.

The double diploma studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund makes it possible to acquire specific knowledge and skills in IT Project Management (you can choose also business projects). The programs team includes not only the university professors, but also project managers, business representatives and foreign university lecturers with more than 10 years of successful practical experience.

150522-pmwj35-Ciutiene-IMAGE3Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Located just an hour from Vilnius, Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris.

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Ruta Ciutiene join our academic advisory team. She comes highly recommended, I have already seen some of her published works and we welcome her involvement. I also look forward to learning more about her project management program at Kaunas University of Technology.“

According to Professor Ciutiene, “I also look forward to working with Mr. Pells and his editorial team for the journal and library. The interest in project management education and knowledge is growing rapidly in Lithuania and other Baltic countries. This new connection to PM World should be beneficial to everyone.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWJ is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced and maintained by PM World which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Free Project Management Books Announced for May Drawing

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

May PM World Library drawing to feature 11 project management books for lucky winners around the world

20 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Eleven project management books are again being offered for the 28 May 2015 drawing in the FREE BOOKS program through the PM World Library (PMWL). The monthly drawings for free books at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/ begun in 2014 in connection with the official opening of the online library are continuing through 2015.

150520-pmwj34-books-IMAGEWorking in partnership with authors and publishers, a number of project management books are offered as prizes for monthly drawings. A random number drawing of registered library members is held at the end of each month for the books, to be delivered at no cost to lucky winners.  Books for upcoming drawings are 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 offered for the May 2015 drawing include:

Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects (eBook); Author: Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP; Publisher: CRC Press / Auerbach Publications (2014); For more about the book, click here.

The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership, 2nd Ed (eBook); Author: Jack Ferraro; Publisher: CRC Press / Auerbach Publications (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2nd Edition; Author: Russ J. Martinelli, James M. Waddell, Tim J. Rahschulte; Publisher: Wiley (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Handbook of Program Management: How to Facilitate Project Success with Optimal Program Management, 2nd Ed. (eBook); Author: James T. Brown, PhD; Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Construction Management of Healthcare Projects (eBook); Author: Sanjiv Gokhale, Thomas Gormley; Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Mastering Software Project Requirements: A Framework for Successful Planning, Development & Alignment; Author: Barbara Davis; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2013); For more about the book, click here.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World; Author: Mark Price Perry; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2013); For more about the book, click here.

The Power of Enterprise PMOs and Enterprise-Wide Project Management; Authors: Dennis Bolles, Darrel G. Hubbard; Publisher: PBMconcepts (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Proactive Project Management: How to make common sense common practice; Author: Morten Fangel; Publisher: Fangel Consulting (2013); For more about the book, click here.

A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts; Authors: Dennis Bolles, Darrel Hubbard; Publisher: PBMconcepts (2013); For more about the book, click here.

Leading & Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management (eBook); Authors: Russell Archibald, Shane Archibald; Publisher: Infinity Publishing (2012); For more about the book, click here.

According to David Pells, PMWL Managing Director, “Each month the winners of free books get rather excited, which is great. The eBooks have proven especially popular as they can be delivered so much more quickly. I want to thank the authors and publishers who have offered their books as prizes again this month.”

To win, one must be a registered individual member of the PMWL. To see FREE BOOKS offered for more upcoming drawings, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the PMWL, go to http://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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Coming Together in the Name of Project Management

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Experts from Industry, Government, and Academe to Gather for Second Annual UMD Project Management Symposium

20 May 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – This June 8-9, project management professionals across all disciplines will gather to exchange insights and build connections at the second annual Project Management Symposium held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Those interested in attending this year’s star-studded event are strongly encouraged to register before the online deadline of June 1.

150520-pmwj34-coming-IMAGEAs a testament to the countless ways project management has evolved in recent years, this year’s symposium covers topics ranging from sustainability, risk and big data, and public-private partnerships, to federal projects, agile and IT, and construction. In addition to nearly 60 keynote and session speakers, symposium attendees will also learn from their peers as they take part in a number of networking breaks and a one-of-a-kind opening night reception.

“Today, we are entering a new era in project management – Project Management 2.0 – where project information can be provided to everyone rather than just a select few,” said Dr. Harold Kerzner of the International Institute for Learning and one of five featured keynote speakers. “Each project can have a different set of metrics and key performance indicators, as well as different dashboard reporting requirements.

The ultimate goal is to reduce costly paperwork and see how close we can get to ‘paperless project management’ without sacrificing the integrity by which we manage the project.”

Evidenced by this year’s full agenda, the 2015 symposium program will address challenges project managers face as the field continues to grow in both popularity and complexity.

“Project management is implemented perfectly on few programs and projects, and in few organizations,” said David Pells, President of PM World, Managing Editor of the PM World Journal and a featured speaker at this year’s symposium. Pells will lead a session titled, “Two Birds! A Simple Approach to Improving Program/Project Management Practice and Governance.”

“Unfortunately, few managers and individuals can identify all internal weaknesses,” he said. “In fact, mature program/project managers and project-based organizations understand that independent assessments and perspectives are needed at various points in the life cycle of every large program or project to ensure that important issues are not overlooked or ignored.”

Driving home the value of different perspectives, this year’s symposium agenda features experts from every discipline imaginable.

From Myles Miller, two-time bestselling author, and Emily J. Allen, Strategic Advisor for the MITRE Corporation, to William Bertera, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Karen Carpenter, Senior Director at Thomson Reuters, this year’s lineup is based around experts who are ready to tackle the many nuances of project management across the full range of disciplines.

“We are thrilled to welcome some of the brightest minds in project management for the capital region’s second annual symposium,” said John H. Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence. “Building on the tremendous success of our inaugural symposium, this year’s event is custom-tailored to address the needs of 21st-century project managers of all career levels and sectors.”

In addition to Kerzner, this year’s keynote speakers are Jocelyn Davis, President and CEO of Nelson Hart; Chip Hastie, Vice President of Clark Construction Group, LLC; Ed Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and Karen Richey, Assistant Director for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The symposium will kick off with Kerzner’s highly anticipated presentation, “Project Management 2.0: Planning for the Future of Project Management” and feature five educational breakout sessions and five networking breaks and receptions.

REGISTER TODAY since online registration ends June 1st. Onsite registration will be available but the cost for the event will be higher. Registration and additional symposium details are available online at http://PMSymposium.umd.edu/.

Those interested in participating in either one or both days of the symposium are strongly encouraged to register before the online deadline of June 1 to take advantage of reduced rates and guarantee their seat, as this symposium is on track to draw a capacity crowd.

About the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” For more information, or visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

18 Project Management Books

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

Full text downloads of 18 major project management books available to Scholar members in PM World Library

18 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced new access to the full text of 18 major project management books for Scholar members in the PM World Library.

Access is available to full text of the 18 project management books which were published in the UK and USA between 1999 and 2009, including AMA Handbook of Project Management, Agile Project Management, Effective IT Project Management, Fundamentals of Project Management, Identifying and Managing Project Risk, Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management, Building Project Management Centers of Excellence, Practical Techniques for Effective Project Investment Appraisal, Strategy Implementation Through Project Management, Survival Guide for Project Managers, and 8 more.

150513-pmwj35-2600-IMAGEAccess to the books is available with the new PMWL Scholar memberships, and to those signing up for the 10-day Free Trial memberships. (If you’ve already gone through a free trial membership previously, please send an email to [email protected] so you can be set you up for another free trial.)

According to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library, “We discovered these books in the EBSCO Business Source Complete Plus database, apparently made available by several publishers in the UK and USA. So we created a webpage with direct links to the books to make it easy for students and other members to access them more easily.”

“These books cover both basic project management and important current topics,” Pells adds. “So we think they can be very useful, especially for students and those relatively new to project management. Several were actually best-selling books.”

PM World announced on 16 May 2015 that residents of low income countries can register as scholar members for free.  Just go to the PMWL registration page, click on free access.

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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Managing Small Projects

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Second edition provides tool for managing small projects as part of a larger program

18 May 2015 – Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, USA – Management Concepts has announced the publication of Managing Small Projects, 2nd Edition, by Sandra Rowe, PhD, PMP. The book is available in electronic format (eBook).

150518-pmwj35-Rowe-BOOKThe first edition of Project Management for Small Projects introduced project management processes, tools, and techniques that are scalable and adaptable to small projects. Project managers learned a structured, disciplined approach to managing small projects sensibly and realistically. This new edition is updated throughout to reflect the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, balancing the particular needs of small projects with the project management methodology.

Project managers who are proficient at managing and leading their own projects are increasingly being called upon to work collaboratively with other project managers to lead components of a program. In addition to knowing how to manage processes and how to lead the team, project managers must now also know how to collaborate and share knowledge with other project managers. A new chapter on program management offers important insights and guidance for managing a group of related small projects in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually.

Sandra Rowe, PhD, PMP, MBA, MSCIS, has more than 25 years of project management experience. Her responsibilities have included leading information technology and process improvement projects; developing project management processes, tools, and techniques; and designing, developing, and delivering project management training programs. She has taught graduate-level project management courses and speaks regularly on project management processes, project management for small projects, the project office, knowledge sharing, and lessons learned.

For more about the book, click here.

Management Concepts is a US-based publishing, services and training company. For more than 40 years, the Management Concepts has unleashed the potential and productivity of over one million professionals through innovative and highly-effective approaches to individual and organizational achievement. To learn more, visit http://www.managementconcepts.com/. To see their books catalog, visit www.managementconcepts.com/mcpress.

 

Project Management in Emerging Economies – Practice meets Research

 

PM RESEARCH & FUTURE EVENT NEWS

IPMA’s 3rd research conference to be in Stellenbosch, South Africa in November

17 May 2015 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Pretoria, South Africa – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that their 3rd IPMA Research Conference will take place on the 25th and 26th of November 2015 at SPIER Estate (see photo below), Stellenbosch, South Africa. It will be Co-hosted by the University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria and University of Stellenbosch Business School.

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The main theme is “Project Management in Emerging Economies – Practice meets Research”. The theme addresses the increasing demand of management approaches for projects, programs and portfolios in emerging economies, including but not limited to Africa, Asia and Latin America. The design of the IPMA Research Conference again allows for a maximum of interaction and exchange between researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners. The proceedings will be published next year.

What is the situation regarding project management in emerging economies? Which management approaches are needed and how are they provided by the profession? What are insights from research in this regard? How can these economies learn from each other and from already mature economies? Which exchange platforms are available and how could they made available for economies without access? These only a few questions of interest, more to come through a CfP.

A Call for papers has been issued. Key dates are:

  • 29 May 2015: Deadline for submission of full-length competitive papers
  • 26 June 2015: Reviewer feedback of full-length papers will be provided to the authors via e-mail
  • 31 July 2015: Final submission of accepted and corrected papers

For information, contact [email protected]

Founded in 1965 and based in Europe, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. The president of IPMA for 2015-16 is Mr. Reinhard Wagner. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

Source: IPMA

 

APM Awards and Nichols Group to recognise inspiration

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

17 May 2015 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the United Kingdom have announced another new category for their 2015 project management awards. The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration will celebrate the legacy of Mike Nichols (pictured below), Nichols Group founder and long-serving former APM chairman, member and supporter.

150517-pmwj35-nichols-MIKE NICHOLSAPM and Nichols Group have worked together to create an additional opportunity for you to have your achievements recognised at the APM Project Management Awards 2015 sponsored by T-Systems. This brand-new category will give recognition to inspirational projects, programmes and organisations that have made contributions to successful transformational change in the world, society and for the project management community.

Frances and Kathryn Nichols from the Nichols Group said: “It is with great pleasure that we sponsor the Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration in memory of a leading light of project and programme management, who strongly believed in people’s innate ability to go above and beyond and inspire the world.”

Mike was an entrepreneur, visionary and an inspiration to all he met, he inspired others to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams. He passionately championed inspiration in project management, striving to encourage and deliver positive change in the world through successful projects. It was this commitment that was the driving force behind APM’s ambitious vison to create a world in which all projects succeed.

To continue Mike’s legacy, this award offers an opportunity for the profession to acknowledge and celebrate what has been inspirational in the last year. The inaugural winner of this prestigious award will be announced at the evening ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 2nd November.

APM president Tom Taylor said: “What an ideal award. There is an absolute synergy between Mike, this “inspirational” category and APM. I like it. It is an intriguing concept and stimulating addition to the APM Awards.”

The APM Awards has been recognising excellence in the profession for over 20 years and has a broad choice of categories that provide all kinds of projects, programmes and professionals from any industry sector the opportunity to enter.

Finalists and winners of the APM Awards attract national publicity with individuals benefiting from a deserved career boost and businesses looking to enhance their competitive advantage as well as recognising team performance.

Entry to the APM Awards 2015 is free and it is open to APM members and non-members, so there is no reason not to put your submission forward. However, make sure you enter before the deadline of Wednesday 1st July 2015. Find out more here on how to enter.

Useful links:

The APM Awards is once again supported by some of the professions’ leading names.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than over 21,150 individual and 547 corporate members. 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

 

Free PM World Library access for residents of Nepal

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

Free scholar level access to library now available for residents of Nepal and other low income countries

16 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it is making access to its new Scholar membership level in the PM World Library free to residents of Nepal and other low income countries. Free access to professionals in countries included in the World Bank’s list of low income countries was previously available for basic member access. The entire PM World Library is now being opened up to residents of those countries.

150516-pmwj35-Nepal-PELLSAccording to David Pells (pictured), managing director of the PM World Library, “Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal last week, we want to make any resources in the library available to those who may be involved in recovery and redevelopment projects there. Our new scholar membership includes access to EBSCO’s massive business publications database where any number of articles, books and publications may be useful in Nepal and other low income countries. Now whatever resources we have in the library are available to those who might need them the most.”

“Tom Taylor, president of APM in the UK, contacted me this week,” Pells adds. “Tom suggested that we do something for our friends in the Project Management Association of Nepal, of which we are both honorary members. This is the least we can do, and the fastest option. I hope readers in Nepal and other similar situations can benefit.”

To see the list of low income countries, click here.

To register for the free membership, click here. Note: those registering for the free membership must be using a computer with an IP address in the low income country.

Effective 1 May 2015, PM World announced a new PMWL Scholar membership, to provide access to several massive EBSCO databases of business and management books, magazines, journals and other publications. Access is also available to those signing up for the Free Trial memberships. (If you’ve already gone through a free trial membership previously, please send an email to [email protected] so you can be set you up for another free trial.)

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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Hill International Named Project Manager for The Gate Mixed-Use Complex in Cairo

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

13 May 2015 – Marlton, NJ, USA and Cairo, Egypt – Hill International has announced that it has received a contract from Abraj Misr Company to provide project management services in connection with The Gate mixed-use complex in Cairo, Egypt. The four-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately EGP 18.4 million ($2.4 million).

150513-pmwj35-Cairo-IMAGEThe EGP 2.3 billion ($300 million) residential complex will include eight interlocked towers featuring a five-star hotel, six residential buildings and one luxury residential tower. Construction will focus on “green building architecture” minimizing the carbon footprint and maximizing sustainability attributes.

“This project will not only have an impact on business, tourism and quality of life, it will add to the overall attractiveness of Cairo,” said Waleed Abdel-Fattah, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Africa) for Hill’s Project Management Group.

“We are extremely honored to have been selected for this important assignment,” added Abdel-Fattah.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 4,800 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  For more information, visit http://www.hillintl.com/.

Source: Hill International

PMI UK Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

13 May 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA and London, UK – The United Kingdom chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) celebrates its 20th anniversary this month with an event held during PMI® Global Congress 2015—EMEA.

Chartered in 1995, PMI UK Chapter has grown to include more than 3,000 members from a variety of backgrounds. The chapter holds daytime and evening events at many cities throughout the UK and is active in promoting project management to industry and government organisations, fostering an environment for its members that provides world-class opportunities for personal and professional development. Within the UK, the chapter supports local committees that serve members in specific regions: London, Midlands, North West, Oxford and East England, Scotland, South, and South West.

150513-pmwj34-uk-LOGOOver the past 20 years, the PMI UK Chapter has witnessed, and influenced, the evolution of the project management profession; thanks in part to the Chapter’s efforts, today’s project managers are more likely to be key drivers at the forefront of their organisations’ strategic efforts and are more likely to be valued as high-level, strategic resources than project managers were in the past.  Its networking and professional development opportunities have helped its members truly understand the businesses they work for, understand how their project portfolios fit into their organisations’ overall vision and strategy, and effectively convey this information to stakeholders.

It has also helped its members hone their technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills – the key components of success in a profession that expects to see an estimated 17,500 new jobs each year between now and 2020 in the UK alone.

To celebrate its 20 years of service, PMI UK Chapter hosted a special anniversary reception on Tuesday, 12 May, immediately following the evening reception at PMI® Global Congress 2015—EMEA.  For more information about the PMI UK Chapter, visit http://www.pmi.org.uk/.

PMI’s Global Congress is a premier project management educational and networking event, providing a forum in which practitioners and professionals can network, further their skills and learn how their projects fit within the context of world and economic affairs. PMI® Global Congress 2015—EMEA was held during 11 – 13 May at the London ExCel Exhibition and Convention Centre, London, United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://congresses.pmi.org/emea2015/home.

PMI is the world’s largest project management professional association. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.pmi.org/, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

PMI media contacts: Megan Maguire Kelly at [email protected] or Karen Flanagan at [email protected]

Source: Project Management Institute

 

2,600 Business & Management Book Summaries Available

 

EDUCATION NEWS

Summaries of major business and management books now available through the PM World Library

13 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Access to over 2,600 summaries of major business and management books are now available through the PM World Library. The new access to EBSCO’s Business Book Summaries database was announced on 1 May 2015 in conjunction with the launch of a new Scholar membership level premium access to EBSCO’s massive Business Source Corporate Plus database of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. To see the list of book summaries now available, click here.

150513-pmwj35-2600-IMAGEIncluded are summaries of books by some of the world’s best known business authors, including:

  • Dale CarnegieHow to Win Friends & Influence People, The 5 Essential People
  • Stephen R. Covey Principle-Centered Leaders, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The 3rd Alternative, The 8th Habit, Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times, First Things First
  • Edward De BonoSix Thinking Hats
  • Paul C. DinsmoreEnterprise Project Governance
  • Peter F. Drucker Managing for Results, Managing for the Future, Managing in a Time of Great Change, Managing in the Next Society, The Effective Executive, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Malcom GladwellBlink, Outliers, The Tipping Point
  • Seth GodinSurvival is Not Enough, All Marketers are Liars, Purple Cow
  • Sally Helgesen The Female Advantage, The Female Vision, The Way of Inclusion
  • Walter IsaacsonSteve Jobs
  • Rosabeth Moss KanterConfidence
  • Sarah KaplanCreative Destruction
  • Tom Kendrick Results Without Authority, Identifying and Managing Project Risk, The Project Management Toolkit
  • John P. Kotter Leading Change, Accelerate, A Sense of Urgency, The Heart of Change
  • Maribeth KuzneskiThe Connectors, …And the Clients Went Wild!
  • John C. Maxwell The 360 Degree Leader, Leadership Gold, How Successful People Think, Falling Forward, Talent is Never Enough, Winning With People, + 14 others
  • Henry Mintzberg Managers Not MBAs, Managing, Simply Managing, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning
  • Mark A MurphyLeading on the Edge of Chaos
  • John NaisbittMegatrends Asia
  • Tom PetersLiberation Management, The Tom Peters Seminar
  • Michael E. PorterCompetitive Strategy
  • Brian Tracy Crunch Point, Creativity and Problem Solving, Eat That Frog, Earn What You Are Really Worth, How the Best Leaders Lead, Full Engagement, + 18 others
  • and many more.

Access to the Business Book Summaries is available with the new PMWL Scholar memberships, and to those signing up for the 10-day Free Trial memberships. (If you’ve already gone through a free trial membership previously, please send an email to [email protected] so you can be set you up for another free trial.)

According to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library, “These book summaries are amazing! Very thorough and professionally prepared! Readers can gain an understanding of the main points of a major book in less than an hour, versus the days needed to study a book from cover to cover.”

“While we still recommend that readers purchase important management books,” Pells adds, “who can afford the time or money to buy hundreds or even dozens of these books? And many of these are major books that we should all read sometime in our careers. We think this new resource is a big addition to the library.”

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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Zimbabwe Mining Giant RioZim plans to invest in 1400mw power project

 

PROGRAM/PROJECT NEWS

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

6 May 2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwean mining company RioZim plans to produce up to 1,400 megawatts of electricity using coal from its concession in the northwest of the country, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Noah Matimba said on Monday 4 May 2015 in a Zimbabwe Parliamentary Portfolio Committee interview.

150506-pmwj35-RioZim-LOGOMatimba said RioZim was talking to regional power trading firm Southern African Power Pool and big Zimbabwean electricity users about an agreement to sell them electricity.

He told a parliamentary committee that his company needed $2.1 billion to build power plants generating between 200 MW and 300 MW for a daily total of 1,400 MW. RioZim, a gold miner and minority shareholder in Rio Tinto’s Murowa diamond mine, has a coal concession at Sengwa, in north western Zimbabwe that holds 1.36 billion in coal deposits.

“We do need a power purchase agreement in order that we can attract investors or attract those lenders that can give us debt,” Matimba said. “We have signed an MOU with the Southern African Power Pool in the hope that we can begin to discuss a power purchase agreement with them and be able to create the necessary demand to attract investors and to attract debt if we should go that route,” he said.

The state-owned Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) recently said electricity production was 801 MW, compared with peak demand of 2,200 MW, after it shut down its Hwange plant due to technical faults.

Hwange has a capacity of 920 MW but produces less than half that electricity due to ageing equipment and lack of maintenance.

Chronic power cuts lasting up to 18 hours a day are regular in Zimbabwe, forcing local industries to use costly diesel generators to keep operations running. Electricity shortages have been blamed for keeping away potential investors.

ZPC said last month it planned to build new power stations to generate 3,500 megawatts at a cost of $5 billion but did not say where the money would come from.

Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ – Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe) is Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers, with a membership base of over 1000. The institute has a mandate of policing the elevation of project management standards nationally through mentorship and membership services programmes. For information, visit http://www.pmiz.org.zw/ or email: [email protected].

Source: Project Management Zimbabwe

 

APM Honorary Fellowship 2015 Open for Nomination

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

10 May 2015 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in UK is inviting nominations for 2015 Honorary Fellowships.  Here is their announcement:
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150510-pmw34-honorary-LOGODo you know someone who deserves recognition for their achievements and contribution to the project management profession?

Is there someone you know who has delivered some significant projects or developed a new technique? Maybe they have published influential research or offered considerable support to the progression of project management?

If you have a person in mind then please put them forward for an Honorary Fellowship of APM. Nominations for this prestigious accolade will be accepted up until 1st June 2015.

Nomination details:

 Each nomination needs one proposer and a seconder (at least one of whom must be a Full or Fellow member of APM)
 Fill in the nomination form
 Nomination to be no less than 400 words
 Send your nomination by post to the APM Company secretary (any supporting attachments can also be sent in by email to [email protected]
 The deadline for receipt of nominations is 1st June

In addition to joining a long list of extremely prominent and esteemed figures APM Honorary Fellows demonstrate their achievement by using the exclusive HonFAPM post-nominal letters after their name.

Newly appointed Honorary Fellows are also deservedly celebrated in a room full of their peers as they get presented with their certificate by APM president Tom Taylor at the annual APM Project Management Awards ceremony in November.

All Honorary Fellows then come together every year for an annual lunch, held this year at Home House in Portman Square, London.

Over 40 guests enjoyed a three-course lunch after being welcomed by APM chairman Steve Wake.

For the full award criteria and nomination form please visit the Honorary Fellows webpage. Ensure your peers are duly recognised for their achievement and nominate by 1st June 2015.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than over 21,150 individual and 547 corporate members.  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

APM Awards 2015 launches with new IT project category

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

10 May 2015 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the launch of the APM Awards 2015 campaign. Sponsored by T-Systems, the journey to find the very best projects and professionals from across all industry sectors in the UK has begun.

Headline sponsor T-Systems have also worked with APM to create a brand new category for 2015, providing an extra opportunity for walking away with the much-coveted trophy at the ceremony on Monday 2nd November.

IT Project of the Year has been added alongside the other, well-established APM Awards’ categories.

150510-pmwj35-IMAGEThe winner of this award will be the organisation that has delivered excellent results to the customer, stakeholders and wider community through successful delivery of their chosen information technology project that has been effectively planned, controlled and executed. The judges will be looking for challenging, complex IT projects demonstrating the most effective use of project management techniques, the greatest results through innovation and lessons learned for the profession.

This year has also seen a revamp of the individual, project professional award categories. Now with their own criteria, Project Professional of the Year and Young Project Professional of the Year have a greater emphasis on the story of the person behind the project.

The judges are interested to see the positive contribution the project professional has made to the outcome of their project, programme or portfolio and discovering who has delivered the greatest benefit to their stakeholders.

The APM Awards has been recognising excellence in the profession for over 20 years and has a broad choice of categories that give all kinds of projects, programmes and professionals from any industry sector the opportunity to enter.

Entry to the APM Awards 2015 is free, so there is no reason not to put your submission forward. However, make sure you enter before the deadline of Wednesday 1st July 2015. Find out more on how to enter.

Awards will be selected in the following categories (click on award to learn more):

Project Professional awards: 
Project Professional of the Year – sponsored by Atos
Young Project Professional of the Year – sponsored by Doosan Babcock

Project and programme awards:
Project of the Year – sponsored by QinetiQ 
Programme of the Year – sponsored by Program Framework
Social Project of the Year
Overseas Project of the Year
IT Project of the Year sponsored by T-Systems ​

Other categories:
Project Management Company of the Year – sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight
Shell HSSE Award – sponsored by Shell

Academic awards – sponsored by BAE Systems:
Herbert Walton Award
Geoffrey Trimble Award
Brian Willis Award

The London Hilton on Park Lane will again play host to the most prestigious night in the professional calendar. The awards dinner on Monday 2nd November is a great showcase of the invaluable contribution project management and project professionals make in all sectors of society.

Those who walk away with an APM Award trophy on the night can be proud to claim to be amongst the best projects, programmes and professionals in the country. Details of how to book your place at this glamorous event will be available soon.

Until then, please read the criteria for each category and the rules of entry carefully before deciding on which award to enter before the deadline date of 1st July.

Useful links:

The APM Awards is once again supported by some of the professions’ leading names.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than over 21,150 individual and 547 corporate members. 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