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27 Change Management Books Available

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

Access to 27 change management books now available in PM World Library

27 June 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced new access to 27 change project management books in the PM World Library. Many projects are to implement organizational change, and most project management professionals deal with organizational changes during their careers. These change management books deal with both organizational and individual issues and should be of interest to many in the project management field. To access these resources, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-books-and-publishers/.

150627-pmwj36-27-change-PMWL LOGOAccess is available to full text of 9 change management books, including the following titles: Lost in Transition; Organizational Jazz; Designing Dynamic Organizations; Building Resiliency: How to Thrive in Times of Change; Responses to Change: Helping People Manage Transition; Corporate Agility: A Revolutionary Model for Competing in a Flat World; Adaptability: Responding Effectively to Change; Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition; and Restructuring for Corporate Success: A Socially Sensitive Approach.

Professionally developed summaries of 18 change management books are also available, including: The Six Sigma Way: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Change and Improvement Efforts; Change Intelligence; Leading Change; HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management; The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action; Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50 Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night; Change Lessons from the CEO: Real People, Real Change; Make Change Work: Staying Nimble, Relevant, and Engaged in a World of Constant Change; Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World; 10 Steps to Successful Change Management; Driving Excellence: Transform Your Organization’s Culture and Achieve Revolutionary Results; Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success; Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out; Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results Through Conscious Change Leadership; Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age; The Change Cycle: How People Can Survive and Thrive in Organizational Change; It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations; and I Didn’t See It Coming: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business.

Access to the books and 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, “Organizational change is a very common type of project in today’s rapidly changing global economy. Whether changes are to implement new policies or systems, merge with or acquire another organization, enter new markets or simply restructure, organizational change projects can be complex and difficult. These new resources in the library should be useful to anyone leading or working on an organizational change project.”

“I have experienced many organizational changes during my career,” Pells adds. “I think most people working in business or government organizations have. What’s different now is the frequency and business impact of organizational changes, and how many are being managed as projects.”

To access the change management books, navigate to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-books-and-publishers/.

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.

 

Call for Papers: Leading Diverse & Multi-Cultural Teams

 

PM World Journal invites articles and papers about leading diverse, multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-national project teams

25 June 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to leading multi-cultural teams.  Articles and papers are sought that discuss issues related to forming, leading and managing diverse project teams of professionals with diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities.

In today’s global economy, more organizations are undertaking programs and projects in new and multiple locations, and with a diverse mix of people with different backgrounds. The need for more cultural awareness, knowledge and intelligence is growing for project managers and team leaders everywhere. Cultural differences among team members can be based on gender, location, nationality, organizational experience, religion, politics and other factors. Leading such teams can be challenging. The challenges increase for virtual teams.

150625-pmw36-leading-PMWJ LOGOSome examples of works might include:

Featured Papers – new research results related to cultural intelligence, leadership, multi-national projects, multi-generational issues and other similar topic

Advisory Articles – how to avoid pitfalls, reduce conflicts or increase the probability of successful teamwork and outcomes

Personal Stories – description of how you or your organization formed and managed a multi-cultural team

Case studies – stories about multi-cultural or multi-national teams in any industry or environment

Commentaries – personal opinions on this issue; what do you really think?

Student Papers – papers developed for a graduate or undergraduate project management course or program

Second Editions – older works previously presented at conferences or previously published that address this topic

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

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “Cultural intelligence is becoming a critical skill for leading and managing projects. We’re seeing more in the literature on this topic; we would definitely like to publish more on the topic, and in a variety of formats. For example, some short advisory and commentary articles from experienced leaders would be great.”

“In many case, organizations or project managers are seriously dealing with multi-cultural teams and issues for the first time,” Pells adds. “I hope we can attract some quality articles and papers related to leading multi-cultural teams so more readers around the world can benefit. I think this is an area where knowledge sharing is really needed.”

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

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

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

 

Robots to help Identify what makes the Indian Ocean tick

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS

25 June 2015 – Dickson, ACT, Australia – Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is launching a fascinating project to study the Indian Ocean. A fleet of floating bio-robots will be deployed between Christmas Island and Madagascar next week to help gain an understanding of the physical and biological workings of the crucially important Indian Ocean.

The BioArgos, being released by CSIRO, are equipped with tiny sensors that can measure biological indicators within the ocean including dissolved oxygen, nitrate, chlorophyll, organic matter and particles. It will be the first time CSIRO has used the new BioArgo robotic floats to measure this massively under-sampled part of the world.

“These can tell us about the growth of plankton, how much carbon they take up, how much gets used up the food chain and how much gets buried,” CSIRO project leader Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford said. “Knowing about this growth is important for predicting how much food the Indian Ocean can produce and how much carbon dioxide it can capture, and will give us a better idea of what keeps the Indian Ocean healthy and productive.”

150625-pmwj36-robots-IMAGEOnce in place, the robotic float descends to a depth of 2000 metres, drifting with the current and directly measuring physical and biological characteristics of the water. They then ascend to the surface to transmit the data via satellites back to the researchers in real time.

In photo: Nick Hardman-Mountford checks a BioArgo’s satellite communication link.

The Indian Ocean contains vast mineral, oil and fisheries resources, and is important for shipping and the livelihoods of the large populations around its rim.

“Despite its importance, we know relatively little about the depths and biological health of the Indian Ocean,” Dr Hardman-Mountford said. “The east Indian Ocean alone brings in catches of seven million tons of fish per year.”

“It also contains oil and gas resources, and mineral resources like copper, iron, zinc, silver and gold,” he said. “And it also drives the climates of its surrounding regions, which make up more than 16 per cent of the world’s entire population. So it’s important that we keep track of what’s going on below the surface.”

The voyage is part of a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) voyage on the Norwegian research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen, with the project funded by the Department of Industry’s Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere Flagship and Earth Observation Informatics Future Science Platform, the Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology, and UN FAO.

CSIRO’s Dr Francois Dufois will set sail from Jakarta on 26 June, with a stop at Christmas Island to load the BioArgo floats.

“The voyage will progress westward across the Indian Ocean to Mauritius and Madagascar, with four BioArgos being deployed in anticyclonic eddies along the way,” Dr Dufois said. “We’ll compare the BioArgo measurements with observations from satellites to build up a 3-dimensional picture of the Indian Ocean’s depths.”

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Visit their website at http://www.csiro.au/en.aspx

Source: CSIRO

 

Free PM World Library access for residents of Zimbabwe

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

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

24 June 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA and Harare, Zimbabwe – PM World has announced that it is offering free access at its new Scholar membership level in the PM World Library to residents of Zimbabwe. Project managers and professionals living in Zimbabwe can register for free library membership by clicking here. Just select the Resident of Low Income Country option.

150624-pmwj36-Zimbabwe-PELLSAccording to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library (pictured right), “Zimbabwe is poised for significant economic, political and social change. Major investments are already appearing with funds starting to flow in from China, South Africa and other countries. Projects and project management will play crucial roles in achieving progress in that country.”

Free access to professionals in countries included in the World Bank’s list of low income countries was previously available for the basic library member level. The entire PM World Library is now being opened up to residents of those countries. 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 use a computer with an IP address located 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 to the Scholar level – full access to everything in the library – is now available for free to residents of low income countries. Free access is also available for a limited time to those signing up for the Free Trial membership. (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.)

“We will work with Peter Banda and his team at the Project Management Zimbabwe association to let project management professionals across the country know about the free library registration,” Pells adds. “As in all countries, knowledge sharing and continuous learning in project management are needed and important. I hope we can provide a useful resource for positive change there.”

150624-pmwj36-Zimbabwe-BANDAAccording to Peter Banda in Harare (pictured left), “Project Management Zimbabwe is ready to spread the word about the free library membership. This is a real resource that many of our members and compatriots can benefit from. Those benefits will flow to organizations, projects and communities throughout Zimbabwe.”

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/.

 

AXELOS launches PRINCE2 AgileTM – the world’s most complete agile project management solution

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

24 June 2015 – London, UK – AXELOS has announced today the launch of PRINCE2 AgileTM, the latest addition to the AXELOS Global Best Practice portfolio of products, which already includes the market leading qualifications of PRINCE2®, ITIL® and the recently launched cyber resilience portfolio, RESILIATM.

PRINCE2 Agile combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile delivery with the established and proven best practice framework of the world’s most recognized project management method. The new guidance explicitly shows how this compatibility can be exploited by organizations harnessing both PRINCE2 and agile, equipping them with the required skills and processes to successfully deliver projects to meet customer requirements in today’s fast paced and rapidly changing business environments.

150624-pmwj36-prince2-agile-LOGOPRINCE2 Agile is an extension to PRINCE2, developed collaboratively with over forty PRINCE2 and agile experts. As with PRINCE2 and ITIL, the new guidance will be supported by training, an examination and a globally recognized qualification.

The launch comes following extensive consultation with the project management practitioner and trainer community at a time when agile delivery is rapidly growing in popularity. PRINCE2 already has the capability to tailor in agile ways of working, but AXELOS research1 indicated that there is a demand from practitioners to better understand the most effective ways to apply agile to PRINCE2. There has been a 10% increase in practitioner exposure to agile methodology within the UK in the last 12 months2 and AXELOS research indicates that this increase is trending globally1.

AXELOS CEO, Peter Hepworth, said: “We already know that a quarter of UK based PRINCE2 Practitioners are applying agile concepts to their project delivery1, and we’re confident that following the launch of PRINCE2 Agile that number will increase significantly around the globe. Organizations that adopt agile processes benefit from being able to deliver products ‘early and often’ so can start generating returns on their investment much earlier than competitors who are yet to take advantage of the flexibility and responsiveness of agile.

However, one of the biggest barriers for organizations implementing agile ways of working has been the lack of wider governance and control that can put projects and budgets at risk – this is why there has been so much demand for us to develop PRINCE2 Agile as it overcomes these issues. PRINCE2 Agile offers a structured and controlled approach to agile delivery; ultimately, PRINCE2 makes agile more effective.”

PRINCE2 Agile will guide practitioners on how to apply agile methods to PRINCE2 in the most effective way to produce a perfect blend of best practices. The new guidance covers the most comprehensive range of agile frameworks of any project management qualification, including Scrum, Kanban and the more recent approaches including Lean Start-up and Cynefin.

Keith Richards, lead author and Chief Examiner said: “Many practitioners have a tendency to view PRINCE2 and agile as two opposing philosophies – what we’ve achieved with this new addition to the portfolio is a perfect way to blend the two for optimum results. For many companies, exploring agile working for the first time, the support of a qualified PRINCE2 Agile practitioner will give them confidence that the use of both techniques will deliver the best results, on time and in budget.”

The new official PRINCE2 Agile publication is now available via the AXELOS Store and training courses and exams, which can be taken either in a classroom or online, can be booked now with an Accredited Training Organization via the AXELOS Training Partner Finder.

For more information on PRINCE2 Agile and to download the first three chapters of the newly published official PRINCE2 Agile guidance please go to: www.AXELOS.com/PRINCE2agile

1 – AXELOS surveyed 424 current PRINCE2 Practitioners, 2014

2 – ARRAS People Project management Benchmark Report 2015

AXELOS is the Joint Venture company formed in 2013 by the Cabinet Office to deliver and commercialize the UK Government’s portfolio of Best Management Practice accreditation and publishing services, including ITIL, PRINCE2 and the other PPM products. AXELOS owns the intellectual property of the whole Best Management Practice portfolio and is developing products in new areas. The organization has an ambitious programme of investment and growth focused on establishing an international ecosystem of training, consultancy and examination organizations. Latest news from AXELOS can be found on their website or contact [email protected].

Media contact: [email protected] 

Source: AXELOS

 

Early Bird Registration for 9th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium continues through July 12

 

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

Keynotes and Agenda set for major regional conference in central USA

24 June 2015 – Richardson, TX, USA – Early registration continues through 12 July for the 9th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held during 13-14 August 2015 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) in Richardson, Texas, USA. The conference theme this year is “Next-Gen Management of Projects: Performance, People, Processes”. The 2015 symposium is again sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To register or for more information, visit symposium website.

150624-pmwj36-early-UTD IMAGEThis year’s symposium will feature the following keynote speakers:

Dr. Donald Kennerly, MD, Ph.D., Principle Consultant, Kennerly Healthcare Solutions, LLC – speaking on: What does Work in Patient Safety Teach Us About Program Development and Project Management?

Vince Yauger, AIA, PMP, Resident Construction Manager / PM for the University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction – speaking on: Building the Next Gen University. Responding to Rapid Growth at UT Dallas

William A. Moylan, Ph.D., PMP, FESD, DTM, Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University and immediate past member of the PMI Board of Directors – speaking on: Capturing the Value of Project Management

David Hudson, FAIM, MAIPM, Vice President, International Project Management Association – speaking on: They Really Don’t Grow on Trees

Nikunj Nirmal, MBA – speaking on: Agile and DevOPS Transformation

In addition to the keynote presentations, dozens of presentations by more than 50 authors and professional leaders will be featured. To see the schedule, agenda, speakers and topics, visit the symposium website here.

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 symposium will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Participants can receive up to 16 PDUs for attending. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in the central United States, you should plan to attend this world class symposium.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. 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.). 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, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

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

 

Free Project Management Books Announced for June Drawing

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

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

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

Working 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.

150615-pmwj35-books-IMAGEBooks offered for the June 2015 drawing include:

Agile for Project Managers (eBook); Author: Denise Canty; Publisher: CRC Press / Auerbach Publications (2015); For more about the book, click here.

The Results Facilitator: Expert, Manager, Mentor (eBook); Author: Marvin T. Howell; Publisher: CRC Press / Productivity Press (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.

Project Management Leadership: building Creative teams, 2nd Edition; Author: Rory Burke, Steve Barron; Publisher: Wiley (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Strategic Benefits Realization: Optimizing Value Through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management; Author: Craig Letavec, PgMP, MSP, PMP; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Building Competencies for R&D and IT Investment Success; Author: Dr. Richard Bayney; Ram Chakravarti; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2012); 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, “Six of the books offered this month are new to the drawing; five are books that have been offered over the last eight months. We thank these authors and publishers for providing copies of their good books at no cost to us or library members. It’s really a great service!”

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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Keynote speaker lineup set for 9th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August

 

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

Early bird registration continues through 12 July

20 June 2015 – Richardson, TX, USA – Keynote speakers have been announced for the 9th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held during 13-14 August 2015 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) in Richardson, Texas, USA. The conference theme this year is “Next-Gen Management of Projects: Performance, People, Processes”. The 2015 symposium is again sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.

Early bird registration for this major conference continues through 12 July 2015. For more information or to register, visit symposium website.

This year’s symposium will feature the following keynote speakers:

150620-pmwj36-keynote-KENNERLYDr. Donald Kennerly, MD, Ph.D., Principle Consultant, Kennerly Healthcare Solutions, LLC – A graduate of Harvard and Washington University and residency and fellowship training programs at Barnes Hospital and UT Southwestern in Dallas, Don Kennerly has had careers in academic medicine at UT Southwestern, in caring for complex patients with asthma and, more recently, in quality, patient safety and care redesign at the Baylor Health Care System. During the last 15 years, Don has had progressive leadership roles in quality, patient safety and analytics at Baylor and ultimately served as its Chief Quality Officer for all of its hospitals. For more, click here.

Dr. Kennerly will be speaking on Thursday morning, 13 August on the topic of What does Work in Patient Safety Teach Us About Program Development and Project Management?

150620-pmwj36-keynote-YAUGERVince Yauger, AIA, PMP, Resident Construction Manager / PM for the University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction – Mr. Yauger has 34‐years’ experience in design and construction, working as a project manager for both private industry and the government sector. His construction experience covers a broad spectrum of building types, ranging from small residences to multi‐million dollar multi‐family high‐rise, airport terminals, and higher education projects. Vince currently serves as a Resident Construction Manager / PM for the University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction ‐ managing new construction and major renovation projects at the University of Texas at Dallas campus since 2007. For more, click here.

Mr. Yauger will be speaking on Thursday, 13 August on the topic of Building the Next Gen University: Responding to Rapid Growth at UT Dallas

150620-pmwj36-keynote-MOYLANWilliam A. Moylan, Ph.D., PMP, FESD, DTM, Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University and immediate past member of the PMI Board of Directors – Dr. William A. Moylan is an educator, consultant, trainer, expert witness and practitioner in project management and Construction Engineering. He is an Associate Professor with Eastern Michigan University and instructs in construction management. Dr. Moylan has extensive professional experience in all aspects of program and project management, including over eleven years internationally with the Arabian American Oil Co, and since 1983 has been involved in implementing information technology. For more, click here.

Prof Moylan will be speaking on Friday morning, 14 August on the topic of Capturing the Value of Project Management

150620-pmwj36-keynote-HUDSONDavid Hudson, FAIM, MAIPM, Vice President, International Project Management Association – David Hudson is a thirty year veteran of project professional practice based in Brisbane, Australia. In his first career as an Australian Army infantry officer, David was the classic ‘accidental project manager’, albeit variously accidentally at project, program and portfolio manager level. The light came on for David more than two decades ago when he accepted a formal role as manager of a $300 million payroll and human resource management system replacement project. Since then David has managed many projects and programs at national and international level. For more, click here

Mr. Hudson will be speaking on Friday morning, 14 August on the topic of They Really Don’t Grow on Trees

150620-pmwj36-keynote-NIRMALNikunj Nirmal, MBA, Engagement Manager, Tech Mahindra – Nikunj is working for Tech Mahindra as a Director (IT) on AT&T account leading the Digital Experience (ABS) engagement. He has progressively responsible experience in client relationship management, IT delivery management and program management, strategic planning, innovation, and pre‐sales support. Nikunj is also a member of the Shadow Board, a small group of selected leaders who work with CXOs to drive strategic initiatives in the company. For more, click here.

Mr. Nirmal will be speaking on Friday afternoon, 14 August on the topic of Agile and DevOPS Transformation

In addition to the keynote presentations, dozens of presentations by more than 50 authors and professional leaders will be featured. To see the schedule, agenda, speakers and topics, visit the symposium website here.

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 symposium will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Participants can receive up to 16 PDUs for attending. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in the central United States, plan to attend this world class symposium.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. 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.). 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, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

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

 

How to Change the World: Crowdfunding Campaign launched for PM World Library

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

Funds raised will support more database access for library members, range of rewards offered

19 June 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the PM World Library. The campaign to raise $10,000 from contributors worldwide went live on Thursday, 18 June 2015, at https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/how-to-change-the-world.

150619-pmwj36-crowdfunding-IMAGECampaign abstract: Most desired changes occur through projects. All projects create change; many projects change lives in significant ways and in many parts of the world, projects actually save lives. To be successful, all projects should be planned and implemented properly. The PM World Library provides information and resources for managing projects, information not readily available in many parts of the world and in many organizations.

Libraries are taken for granted in developed countries; in many places however libraries are simply not available. Project management information and knowledge can lead to more successful projects, transforming lives and helping create a better future. The PM World Library can help more people change the world! Help us take the PM World Library to the next level.

A variety of “rewards” are offered to contributors, including steeply discounted library membership rates + certificates of appreciation + more personally oriented benefits. For example, contributors can pose questions to the PMWL director about a project or project management or have an actual project plan reviewed. To see the campaign details and rewards, click here.

According to Wikipedia, Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet. One financial expert describes it as “large groups of people combining their economic power to support an organization, company or project they believe in.” The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and the “platform” that brings the parties together to launch the idea. By 2013, the crowdfunding industry had grown to over $5.1 billion worldwide. [1]

According to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library, “We needed to raise some capital in order to add rather expensive database access to the library. In addition to being a proven way to raise money though, crowdfunding also seems a good way to raise visibility and attract more people. So this initiative provides another opportunity to tell our story, share our mission and raise the profile of the library to a whole new set of potential stakeholders.”

“We chose the FundAnything platform because it was easy and fast to get started,” Pells adds. “The fact that Donald Trump, one of America’s most famous businessmen who coincidentally is now running for U.S. President, is one of the financial backers of the site also seemed positive, at least for publicity.”

Go to https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/how-to-change-the-world

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.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding

 

National Drainage Programme in Egypt to boost Agriculture

 

PROGRAMME/PROJECT NEWS

17 June 2015 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Cairo, Egypt – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will support Egypt’s National Drainage Programme (NDP) to boost agricultural production and household income generation with a €50.20 million loan.

150617-pmwj36-egypt-IMAGEThe programme aims to optimize the benefits of irrigation by draining excess irrigation water from agricultural land in order to reduce water logging and soil salinity as well as make more land available for cultivation. Efficient drainage will result in improved soil quality for 125,000 feddans (125,000 acres) covered by the project.

This will result in increased crop productivity by 15-21% for selected crops, increased farm income by 40% for a typical one feddan farm, and improved food security and poverty reduction in general. The project will be implemented in five regions of the country: East Delta, Middle Delta, West Delta, Middle Egypt and Upper Egypt.

The project components include: (i) Construction and Rehabilitation of Subsurface and Surface Drainage for 125,000 feddans; (ii) Strengthening the capacity of the Egyptian Public Authority for Drainage Projects (EPADP) for Operation and Maintenance; and (iii) Project Coordination and Management.

The primary beneficiaries will be the farming households in the project areas. The primary/target beneficiaries will be approximately 125,000 households or 625,000 people, of which 50% are women. Some indirect project beneficiaries include labourers who will benefit from employment on construction of the drainage system. Increased incomes in the project areas will also result in increased off-farm activities where traders and business people will also benefit indirectly.

Phases I and II of the NDP were financed by the World Bank, German government-owned development bank (KfW) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The current third phase of the programme will be financed by the AfDB, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), KfW and the EU. The project activities for each of the donors are very similar but cover different geographical areas.

For more about AfDB projects in Egypt, go to http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/egypt/

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

Source: African Development Bank

 

HBR and other leading management magazines available to PMWJ readers

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

Access to current editions and archives of leading business and management magazines and journals added to the PM World Library

14 June 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it has added access to some of the leading business and management magazines in the world, published in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, to the PM World Library. Full text in PDF and HTML of articles and papers published in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), one of the world’s most respected management periodicals, since 1922 are included.

Other well-known international publications now available through the library include African Business, California Management Review, Canadian Business, Canadian Manager, China Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, India Business Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, New Zealand Management, PM Network, Professional Manager and many others.  Many include full text of all contents, including archives and current editions.  Access is available at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

150501-pmwj35-massive-PMWL logoAccess to management magazines, and to a wide variety of academic journals, industry publications and popular magazines, is available with the new PMWL Scholar memberships, and to those signing up for the 10-day Free Trial memberships. The new service is based on PMWL member access to EBSCO databases announced in May 2015.

According to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library, “As strategic planning, leadership and context have emerged as important aspects of program/project management, more knowledge in general management and business topics is becoming more relevant. Access to more international management publications should be useful to all project executives, managers and professionals.”

“If you or others in your organization are subscribing to one or more of these publications, that’s no longer necessary,” Pells adds. “You can access all of these management resources as a library member for a fraction of the cost. For many, access will be free.”

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.

Editor’s note: 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.

 

Karen Richey discusses GAO Best Practice Guides for Cost Estimating, Scheduling and Earned Value at Maryland conference

 

PEOPLE NEWS

Video & slides from Karen Richey’s keynote presentation at June University of Maryland Project Management Symposium available online

12 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that a video and slides from a keynote presentation by Karen Richey on Tuesday, 9 June 2015, is now available online. Ms. Richey, Assistant Director at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), delivered a keynote presentation on the topic of “GAO Cost Estimating, Scheduling, and Earned Value Management: Best Practices and Recent Audit Findings.” Her slides, the video and background summary can be found at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=898

To watch the video, click here.

150612-pmwj35-Richey-PHOTOAccording to Karen: “The GAO is responsible for assisting the Congress in its oversight of the federal government, including agencies’ stewardship of public funds. To use public funds effectively, the government must meet the demands of today’s changing world by employing effective management practices, including measuring program performance. In addition, legislators, government officials, and the public want to know whether government programs are achieving their goals and whether the estimated costs and schedules are reliable.

In March 2009, GAO published the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide based on best practices that can be used across the federal government to develop, manage, and evaluate program cost estimates…” Read more here

Ms. Karen Richey is an Assistant Director for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the GAO.  She is a senior cost analyst responsible for performing cost, schedule, and Earned Value Management analyses to support audit findings on a wide range of government programs. Certified by the National Defense University as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Karen is also Level-III certified in the field of cost estimating and financial management. She has 22 years’ experience in the fields of cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM analysis…” Read more here

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. For more about the symposium visit website: http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s provides 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. For more information, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer explains the importance of knowledge management for project organizations

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Video of Dr. Ed Hoffman’s keynote presentation at June University of Maryland Project Management Symposium available

12 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that a video of the keynote presentation by Ed Hoffman on Tuesday, 9 June 2015, is now available online. Dr. Hoffman’s speech was titled “Creating Knowledge Services for Modern Technical Project Organizations: The REAL Knowledge Approach.” Ed’s slides are also available, along with the video and his background summary, at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=895

To watch the video, click here.

150612-pmwj35-Hoffman-PHOTOAccording to Dr. Hoffman: “Knowledge is the essential element for the creation of successful physical and virtual products and services. It should be viewed as an organized set of content, skills, and capabilities gained through experience as well as through formal and informal learning that both organizations and practitioners apply to make sense of new and existing data and information. It can also exist as previously analyzed and formatted lessons and stories that are already adaptable to new situations. The ascendance of leaders that can validate the realities to which projects are able to apply knowledge and base decisions on is key…” Read more here

Dr. Ed Hoffman is NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer.  He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency’s capabilities in program and project management and engineering.

Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, co-authored Shared Voyage:  Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories:  Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), and speaks frequently at conferences and associations.  He serves as adjunct faculty at The George Washington University. He holds a Doctorate, as well as Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in the area of social and organizational psychology.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. Visit the symposium website at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s provides 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. For more information, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

NASA Administrator Statement on Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Vote on Commercial Crew Budget

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program budget slashed

11 June 2015 – Washington, DC, USA – NASA has released the following statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee vote Wednesday on NASA’s Fiscal Year 2016 commercial crew budget:

150611-pmwj36-bolden-PHOTO“I am deeply disappointed that the Senate Appropriations subcommittee does not fully support NASA’s plan to once again launch American astronauts from U.S. soil as soon as possible, and instead favors continuing to write checks to Russia.

“Remarkably, the Senate reduces funding for our Commercial Crew Program further than the House already does compared to the President’s Budget.

“By gutting this program and turning our backs on U.S. industry, NASA will be forced to continue to rely on Russia to get its astronauts to space – and continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the Russian economy rather than our own.

“I support investing in America so that we can once again launch our astronauts on American vehicles.

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

Source: NASA

 

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse Project in Long Beach, California

 

NEWS ABOUT FASCINATING PROJECTS

Clark Construction’s Chip Hastie describes successful project in University of Maryland conference keynote – video now available online

11 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that a video and slides from a keynote presentation on 8 June by Chip Hastie, Vice President of Clark Construction Group, are now available online. Mr. Hastie delivered a keynote presentation on the topic of “Long Beach Courthouse: Influence of Performance Based Infrastructure on the Design-Build Process.” His slides, the video and background summary can be found at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=894

To watch the video, click here.

150611-pmwj35-Hastie-PHOTOAccording to Mr. Hastie: “The Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse was the first social infrastructure project in the U.S. procured using the Performance Based Infrastructure (PBI) delivery methodology.   PBI represents a unique subset of PPP that captures long-term upkeep and associated operational performance guarantees.   The project was executed on an accelerated basis, roughly 2 years faster than typical California court construction, and included a number of unusual stakeholders associated with the unique approach and 35-year concession term…” Read more here

ENR California recently named Clark Vice President Chip Hastie as one of its Top 20 Under 40. Recipients were recognized for exhibiting outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the community. Nominated by his peers and selected from a pool of candidates across the architectural/engineering/construction industry, Mr. Hastie was chosen for the list by an independent panel of six judges.

Mr. Hastie interned with Clark while in college, and joined the company as a full-time employee in 1998. After several years working on projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Mr. Hastie relocated to Clark’s Western Region where he helped lead construction efforts on many notable projects, including PETCO Park in San Diego, University of Southern California’s University Gateway in Los Angeles, and, most recently, the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach…” Read more here

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. For more about the symposium, visit website: http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s provides 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. For more information, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

Jocelyn Davis asks if project managers are “happy”

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Video of keynote presentation at June University of Maryland Project Management Symposium available

11 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that a video of the keynote presentation by Jocelyn Davis on Monday, 8 June 2015, is now available to the public. The subject of Jocelyn’s speech was “Happiness Works – Rethinking Competitive Advantage.” Ms. Davis’ slides are also available, along with the video and her background summary, at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=897

To watch the video, click here.

150611-pmwj35-Davis-PHOTOAccording to Jocelyn Davis: “Happiness at work is getting a lot of buzz lately with articles in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and many others.  For many of us, happiness at work seems an oxymoron at best and a waste of organizational resources and focus … a nice to have, but not an essential element of anyone’s competitive strategy.

The science of happiness, however, and happiness at work research demonstrates clearly that successful organizations of the future will create a work environment in which individuals flourish and organizations thrive…” Read more here

Jocelyn Davis is the president and co-founder of Nelson Hart LLC, a women-owned consulting firm.  Nelson Hart works with clients in all sectors to help them develop teams and workplaces where individuals flourish and the organizations thrive.  Ms. Davis is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Clark School of Engineering, Project Management Program where she teaches two innovative applied positive psychology courses:  Managing Project Teams and Evolving as a Leader.  These courses incorporate the most recent research and practice from positive psychology, the science of how people flourish… Read more here

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. Visit the symposium website at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s provides 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. For more information, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

29 new works by 34 different authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to more than 1300 project management articles, papers & other works by 614 different authors in more than 60 countries

11 June 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 29 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) were added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 34 different authors in 15 countries were published in the June 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

150501-pmwj35-massive-PMWL logoThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1300 original works by 614 different authors from 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30-40 new works by many different authors; of the 29 authors this month, 13 were new to the journal and library. All works in the PMWL can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We published more works this month by authors of papers presented at the recent project management conference at the University of Latvia in Riga. Our second editions category offers a good vehicle for bringing conference papers to the attention of more readers, which the authors all appreciate.”

New authors in June included Bosede Aderibole (Nigeria), Prof Isaac Olaniyi Aje (Nigeria), Eric Christoph (USA), Prof Ruta Ciutiene (Lithuania), Prof André Dechange (Germany), Wyatt Dunn (USA), Marc Gravez (USA), Jolita Kiznyte (Lithuania), Yasser Mahmud (USA), Benias Mapepeta (Zimbabwe), Steve Perry (USA), Juris Uzulāns (Latvia) and Jonathan Whelan (UK). New works from 20 authors already included in the library were also added.

“I want to thank all of the authors this month,” Pells adds. “Regular contributors include Alan Stretton and Bob Prieto who have authored featured papers this month, and our series authors and correspondents. A few other regular authors have provided new works in the advisory and commentary categories as well. Please read their works, as they are all seriously prepared and contain interesting and useful content.”

In addition to the original papers, 30+ news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,280 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a 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, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

Editor’s note: Access to all authors and works in the PM World Library is now free although registration is still required. See the new Scholar Membership launched May 1st for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Keynote at University of Maryland 2015 Project Management Symposium now available

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Project Management 2.0: Planning for the Future of Project Management

10 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that the video of Dr. Harold Kerzner’s keynote presentation on Monday, 8 June 2015, is now available to the public. Dr. Kerzner’s slides are also available, along with the video and his background summary, at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=896.

To watch the video, click here.

150611-pmwj35-Kerzner-PHOTOAccording to Dr. Kerzner: “It has taken several decades for executives to become convinced that project management can and does work well. With this realization, executives are now exhibiting more trust in project managers and have begun delegating more authority to project managers with regard to both project and business decision-making, and have also recognized the application of project management to more long-term, complex projects that require the use of virtual teams. All of this, as well as other changes, are now part of PM 2.0.

We have changed our definition of project success to include more elements than just the triple constraints. Benefits and value are now part of the success criteria along with business components…” Read more here

Dr. Harold Kerzner is the Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a prior Air Force Officer and spent several years at Morton-Thiokol in project management. He taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University, and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University. He has published or presented numerous engineering and business papers, and has published more than 50 college textbooks on project management, including later editions. Read more here

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. Visit the symposium website at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

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

 

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

 

New APM Competence Framework launched in UK

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

2 June 2015 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has released a brand new version of their Competence Framework, a comprehensive resource for everyone in the project management profession and the organisations they work in. Individual’s expertise and team capabilities can be assessed against common standards for a variety of purposes including self-development, team building and accreditation.

150602-pmwj35-new-competence-IMAGEThe new APM Competence Framework is an authoritative list of the competences required for all these roles. It provides an independent benchmark from APM, the respected award-winning professional body representing all professionals working in project management. It does this for all organisations and individuals in the profession, regardless of their size, sector or geographic location.

APM have streamlined and improved the format, making it easier to understand and use and update in the future, reflecting the needs of the profession. A number of features help it meet the requirements of today’s project professionals:

  • The number of competences is refined from 47 to 27.
  • 14 role profiles have been developed, which identify the competences that apply to individual roles.
  • A specific focus on the widest range of project professionals from programme management, portfolio management and the PMO, including role profiles, make it a modern resource that meets the needs of all today’s project professionals.
  • Each competence defines what the practitioner actually needs to be able to do.
  • Each competence also has indicators for both ‘knowledge’ and ‘application’, enabling the assessment of both of these factors.
  • The scoring matrix has been refined to a five-point scale.

Project management is a growing profession and changing fast. It has never been so important for project professionals to demonstrate their skills and for organisations to assess their capability.

“We wanted to produce a resource that reflected the complexity of the modern project management profession” said Gill Hancock, interim head of professional standards and knowledge at APM.

“Our new framework can be used by all organisations, irrespective of their size, sector or geographical location, but also by training providers looking to develop learning and development programmes with their corporate clients.”

Originally published in 2008, the development of this new framework has undergone a robust and thorough consultation process, including an online survey, telephone interviews, practitioner workshops and face to face meetings.

Other frameworks and source documents have also been taken into account, particularly version three of the IPMA Competence Baseline and the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

The result is a framework which has been designed by professionals, for professionals and can be used in the form provided by APM, or adapted and supplemented as required to interlock with and underpin an organisation’s internal learning and development programme.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than over 21,500 individual and 550 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). As part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession it is currently in the process of applying for a Royal Charter. More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Media contact: Dayner Proudfoot at: [email protected]

Source: Association for Project Management