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PMSA 2016 Conference: Harnessing the Power of Innovation

 

FUTURE PM EVENTS

Registrations for the 2016 PMSA Conference are now open on the Deja Vu rate

13 June 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) has announced the dates, location and theme for their 2016 biennial national conference. The PMSA 2016 Conference with theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” will be held at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. To access the conference website, click here.

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Registrations for the 2016 PMSA Conference are now open on the Deja Vu rate. For a limited time only attendees are able to register at a discounted rate of R6000 per person. Please note: This price is excluding VAT and includes conferencing for all three days and attendance at social functions…Read more

The national PMSA conference also provides researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts the opportunity to contribute to the local body of knowledge by responding to the Call for Research Papers and Call for Symposium (Industry Presentations). Please follow the links below for more information:
 
2016 PMSA Conference, First Call for Research Papers
Abstract submission deadline: 29th June 2016

2016 PMSA Conference, First Call for Symposium (Industry Presentations)
Summary submission deadline: 20th July 2016

The speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.

Project management often provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking.

This means learning, practising and honing innovation skills including what the various methods are and how they are applied in different contexts, as well as measuring the methods and their results, determining what works and what doesn’t. The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage.

The Conference organisers have also created a comprehensive set of sponsorship opportunities. Make sure you don’t miss this chance to showcase your products or services to the PM community. Kindly click here for more information.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa. PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis. For more information, visit http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/ or contact [email protected].

Source: Project Management South Africa

 

Integrating Climate Change Information and Adaptation in Project Development

 

PUBLISHING NEWS

3 June 2016 – London, UK – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced the publication of a planning “note” entitled Integrating Climate Change Information and Adaptation in Project Development: Emerging Experience from Practitioners. The note is intended to help practitioners assess climate change risks and vulnerabilities and integrate adaptation measures – structural or non-structural – into project planning, design and implementation.

The Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in December 2015, adds momentum to the need for practical approaches in support of climate change adaptation, in order to scale up action on strengthening climate resilience. The emerging experience of experts from European financing institutions and the European Commission provides insights into how these climate issues can be best integrated into project development and implementation.

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Photo: The Yarmouk hydro power plant in Jordan, courtesy of EBRD

The note summarises this experience. The overall aim of this note is to help make projects and investments more resilient to the effects of climate change and to implement adaptation measures that reinforce the climate resilience of goods, people, economies and territories of the beneficiaries.

The note is based on the emerging experience of experts from seven European institutions working together under the umbrella of the European Financing Institutions Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change (EUFIWACC).

The group comprises Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), KfW Development Bank (KFW), and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB).

The note further benefited from the technical expertise of experts from the JASPERS partnership (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions) and the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), as well as an advisory group of consultancies.

The group considers the document a continuous learning process that should and will evolve in a context where new tools for decision-making under uncertainty are needed, and where the track record regarding best practices or specific due diligence is still developing.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 to nurture the private sector in Central and Eastern Europe and ex-Soviet countries. The EBRD uses investment to help build market economies and democracies from central Europe to central Asia. The EBRD is the largest single investor in the region and mobilizes significant foreign direct investment beyond its own financing. Owned by 61 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, the EBRD provides project financing for banks, industries and businesses. For more information, visit http://www.ebrd.com/

Source: EBRD

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 June 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

150701-pmwj36-wideman-PHOTOThis month, Guest Patrick Weaver introduces the topic of Strategic Management of Projects and the development of an effective Project Delivery Capability. However, to do so Patrick finds it necessary, in this Part 1, to first present a taxonomy of terms such as “project”, “program” and “portfolio” management, suited to conveying the message to senior executives.

In Part 2 of Guest, in Stacy Goff‘s article Acquiring, Developing, and Retaining Project Talent he explains how to “Develop and retain talent“.

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

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

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

 

 

Early Registration Open for 13th PM Case Day in Brazil

 

FUTURE PROJECT MANAGEMENT EVENT

Events in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil focus on Corporate Governance and Project Governance under the sub-title “A Critical Link under Construction”

1 June 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Early registration is now open for the 13th PM Case Day to be held in July 2016. The events will take place on July 12 (Rio de Janeiro) and July 14 (São Paulo). The two single-day events are coordinated by DinsmoreCompass Consultants in partnership with PMI Rio de Janeiro and PMI Sao Paulo Chapters as well as Brasport Pubishers, Serasa- Experian, Promon and PM World Journal.

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Special Case: Serasa-Experian, São Paulo, Brazil

Presentations are aimed at executives, managers and professionals who are linked to areas of Corporate Governance and Governance in Project Management (Portolios, Programs and Projects).

The Program will include these presentations:

  • Governance of Portfolios, Programs and Projects, in accordance with PMI´s Practice Guide (Carlos Augusto Freitas);
  • EPG – Enterprise Project Governance: The Critical Link (Pedro Ribeiro);
  • Governance in IT Projects and the Corporate Link at Serasa-Experian (Wendell Santos);
  • Panel Discussion, overview (Patricia Sibinelli and Paul Dinsmore)

For more information, please consult http://www.dc.srv.br/pm-caseday.html

The topics covered in the PM Case Day are applicable to a broad range of industries including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs.

The Portuguese version of the book EPG – Enterprise Project Governance, by Paul Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha is especially available to participants at a 40% discount by Brasport Publishers.

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DC-DinsmoreCompass is a program/project management consulting firm based in Brazil that provides consultancy, training, outsourcing and other services to organizations across a wide variety of industries. For information, visit http://www.dc.srv.br/

The PMI Rio de Janeiro Chapter and the PMI São Paulo Chapter are volunteer-based professional associations 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 500,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. To learn more about PMI in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo, visit www.pmirio.org.br and http://www.pmisp.org.br/

 

 

Dena Crnkovic in Croatia completes Project Management Research Internship

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Graduate student in civil engineering department at University of Zagreb completes research internship for PM World Library

31 May 2016 – Dallas, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Ms Dena Crnkovic has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Dena began her internship in February 2016 and completed the program this month. See her intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/dena-crnkovic/

160125 - photo - Dena Crnkovic 150xDena Crnkovic (pictured) is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Construction Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, in Zagreb, Croatia. Dena holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Basics of Risk Management in Construction Projects. She is a member of IPMA Young Crew and the Croatian Association for Construction Management.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Dena focused on project risk management during her research for us, as that is the main subject of her graduate studies. As a result of her efforts, the risk section in the library was greatly expanded. For example, she provided information about 10 professional risk associations around the world, access to which is now available to library members.”

Dena stated, “The PM World Library internship was more interesting than I expected. I learned a lot and some of my research for the library is now helping me at the university. Plus my professor fully endorsed my participation, which was also positive. I would certainly recommend this experience to other students.”

Pells added, “Dena is another good example of the talented students who are participating in the intern program. She was very active, contributing another good research result and resource almost every week. I want to thank Dena for her contributions and wish her good luck with her education and career.”

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

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

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

 

Anton Setiawan completes Project Management Research Internship

 

P/PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Graduate student in European Masters in Strategic Project Management program completes internship for PM World Library

27 May 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Mr. Anton Setiawan has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Anton began his internship in January 2016 and completed the program this month. See his intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/anton-setiawan/.

160115 - Anton Setiawan 250xAnton Setiawan (pictured) is currently pursuing his Erasmus Joint-Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management European at Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Umeå University (Sweden). He holds a Bachelor’s of Economic in Accountancy. During four years of professional experience, Anton has held titles such as Junior Financial Auditor, Senior Financial Auditor and Senior Corporate Finance.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in October 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.

In addition to Anton, other university student interns currently in the program include the following:

  • Arif ud Din, recent graduate with MS in Project Management, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Alok Kaushik, currently pursuing Post Graduate Program in Business at MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, India
  • Dena Crnkovic, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Risk Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nitish Mohan, currently pursuing his Post Graduate in Business at Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi in Mumbai, India
  • Marina Plećaš, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Oke Yusuf Olawale, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Saya Askarova, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • Gianluca Scopetta, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology at the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • Assylkhan Ziyash, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Andrew Shadrach Osayande, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Jeta Sahatqija, recent graduate in Strategic Project Management, Master’s Level, taught by Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Umea University (Sweden)

To learn more about these dynamic project management students and their research results, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Anton studied our requirements and very quickly understood the contribution process. He then conducted research and contributed some very interesting resources to the library. His work was high quality and very regular; it was actually rather hard to keep up with him.”

Anton Setiawan stated, “I was surprised by how interesting the research internship became. Researching project management topics based on my personal interests made it more worthwhile, and I learned a lot about the project management field. Thank you for your support during my internship. I am grateful for the opportunity.”

Pells added, “Anton was a good example of the talented students who are participating in the intern program. Most are highly motivated and delivering research results weekly. I want to thank Anton for his contributions and wish him good luck with his education and career.”

In addition to Anton Setiawan, three other students have completed the PM World Library internship program this year – Giulia Gasparini in Milan, Italy; Alexander Ehms in New York, USA; and Gary Mitchell in South Africa.

Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. Internship may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

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

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

 

 

Hill International Receives $79 Million Contract to Manage Development of South Al Mutlaa City in Kuwait

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

25 May 2016 – Philadelphia, USA and Kuwait City, Kuwait – Hill International has announced that it has received a contract award from the State of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) to provide program management consultancy services during development of South Al Mutlaa City in Kuwait.  The initial five-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately KD 23.8 million ($78.7 million).

160525-pmwj46-Hill-south al mutlaa citySouth Al Mutlaa City is a new Kuwaiti city development on a site of 104 square kilometers (40 square miles) located west of the capital Kuwait City.  Once completed, the development is expected to reach a population of 400,000.

“We are excited to be an integral member of the Authority’s team on this innovative and significant program,” said Mohammed Al Rais, Regional President (Middle East) for Hill’s Project Management Group.  “We believe this will be a model for the development of smart cities,” added Al Rais.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 4,600 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other construction project services.  For more information, visit http://www.hillintl.com/.

Source: Hill International

 

 

Galileos 13 and 14 launch, add to European Satellite Navigation System in Earth orbit

 

PROGRAMME / PROJECT NEWS

And yet it moves: 14 Galileo satellites now in orbit

24 May 2016 – Paris, France – The European Space Agency has announced that Galileos 13 and 14 lifted off together at 08:48 GMT today (10:48 CEST, 05:48 local time) atop a Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from French Guiana. Named for the astronomer who pinpointed Earth’s true position in the Solar System, the Galileo satellite navigation system that will help Europe find its way in the 21st century now has 14 satellites in orbit after today’s double launch.

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This seventh Galileo launch went by the book: the first three Soyuz stages placed the satellites safely into low orbit, after which their Fregat upper stage hauled them the rest of the way into their target medium-altitude orbit. The twin Galileos were deployed into orbit close to 23 500 km altitude, around 3 hours and 48 minutes [check exact number] after liftoff. The coming days will see a careful sequence of orbital fine-tuning to bring them to their final working orbit, followed by a testing phase so that they can join the working constellation later this year.

“Today’s textbook launch has added two more satellites to what has become Europe’s largest satellite constellation,” commented Jan Woerner, Director General of ESA. “It was made possible by the fact that European industry’s manufacturing and testing of Galileo satellites has achieved a steady tempo.”

“Today’s launch brings Europe’s Galileo constellation halfway to completion, in terms of numbers,” remarked Paul Verhoef, ESA’s Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities. “It is also significant as Galileo’s last flight by Soyuz this year before the first launch using a customised Ariane 5 to carry four rather than two satellites each time – which is set to occur this autumn.

“Meanwhile, hard work is proceeding behind the scenes to ensure the worldwide Galileo system, including its far-flung ground stations, is reliable, secure and robust for the start of operational services to users.”

About Galileo

Galileo is Europe’s civil global satellite navigation system. It will allow users worldwide to know their exact position in time and space with great precision and reliability. Once complete, the system will consist of 24 operational satellites and the ground infrastructure for the provision of positioning, navigation and timing services. The Galileo programme is funded and owned by the EU. The European Commission has the overall responsibility for the programme, managing and overseeing the implementation of all programme activities.

Galileo’s deployment, the design and development of the new generation of systems and the technical development of infrastructure are entrusted to ESA. The definition, development and in-orbit validation phases were carried out by ESA, and co-funded by ESA and the European Commission. The European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency (GSA) is ensuring the uptake and security of Galileo. Galileo operations and provision of services will be entrusted to the GSA from 2017.

About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. It is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA has 20 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, of whom 18 are Member States of the EU. ESA has Cooperation Agreements with eight other Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement. ESA is also working with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes.

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. ESA develops the launchers, spacecraft and ground facilities needed to keep Europe at the forefront of global space activities. ESA launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space. For more, visit http://www.esa.int/ESA.

Source: European Space Agency

 

Dr. Al Zeitoun named President of PM Solutions in USA

 

PEOPLE NEWS

18 May 2016 – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, USA – PM Solutions, a project management consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations drive performance and operational efficiency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMP as president, effective immediately.

160518-pmwj46-pm-solutions-PHOTOReplacing the founding president, J. Kent Crawford, Dr. Zeitoun will hold responsibility for the company’s consulting, training, and research. He will report directly to co-CEOs and co-founders J. Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow, PMA Fellow and Deborah B. Crawford, PMP, PMA Fellow. (photo: Al Zeitoun, Deborah Crawford, Kent Crawford)

“This is an exciting time for PM Solutions! In conjunction with celebrating PM Solutions’ 20th anniversary, we welcome Dr. Zeitoun’s experience and leadership to our team,” said Kent Crawford. “In his role as president, he will be responsible for leading the strategic direction and performance of our consulting, training division, PM College, and the research division (PM Solutions Research). Dr. Zeitoun’s global influence and renowned thought leadership will be wonderful assets added to the more than two decades of experience we bring to our clients.”

With a wealth of strategy execution, global project and portfolio management experiences, Dr. Zeitoun joins PM Solutions from his role most recently as the Corporate PMO Executive Director for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was responsible for creating the structure and discipline necessary for delivering one of the largest projects in the Middle East. Prior to that, Dr. Zeitoun strategically envisioned Booz Allen Hamilton’s advisory, with a focus on customizing EPMO playbooks and mapping the relevant capability development for clients’ strategic initiatives. Furthermore, he led the firm’s Middle East North Africa Portfolio Management Solutions as part of the leadership team that restarted the firm’s global footprint. He also served as Booz Allen Hamilton’s representative on PMI’s Global Executive Council.

Previously, with the International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), he was a Senior Executive and also held the position of Chief Projects Officer. He was instrumental in driving thought leadership and project management methodology execution across organizations worldwide. Dr. Zeitoun directly contributed to IIL’s successful global business growth. He ensured quality portfolio and project management service delivery exceeding global C-suites’ expectations.

“I am thrilled to lead a team of talented and innovative business transformation and strategy delivery experts. Together, we will drive a renewed focus on sustaining and enhancing organizations’ excellence, and taking on their most complex and impactful missions. We are prepared to deliver unique and integrated solutions allowing our global clients continuous realization of measurable benefits,” said Dr. Zeitoun.

Dr. Zeitoun holds Ph.D., MSc, and BSc degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the USA and Egypt; in addition, he received a diploma in Project Management from the University of Bremen, Germany. He is a certified PMP and currently serves on the PMI Board of Directors, where he has previously chaired the Board nominating committee and volunteer appointment committee.

“PM Solutions is trusted by top organizations around the world and well-known for the organizational improvements we bring about for our clients. With Dr. Zeitoun on board, we’ll be able to extend that reach and positively impact our clients across all industries worldwide,” said Kent Crawford.

About PM Solutions

For more than 20 years, PM Solutions has been helping clients drive business value through improved project management capability. Comprehensive offerings provided by PM Solutions include PPM process improvement, PMO transformation, program and project management resources, and corporate training and competency development delivered through its training division, PM College® (http://www.pmcollege.com/). PM Solutions serves a diverse client base that includes some of the world’s leading organizations in industries such as manufacturing, IT, energy, insurance and financial services. For more information, visit http://www.pmsolutions.com/.

Source: PM Solutions

 

 

Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

New book by Kristina Kohl published by CRC Press in USA

16 May 2016 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach, by Kristina Kohl. Published in May 2016, this new book discusses techniques to close the Sustainability Performance Gap, explains how to create a culture of sustainability, identifies key role for project management professionals in sustainability adoption and strategy execution and more.

160516-pmwj46-crc-BOOKAccording to the CRC release: Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach lays out a framework to create organizational value while preserving natural and social capital. The book provides a roadmap for organizations during their sustainability journey by sharing case studies, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as tools and techniques to drive change. This book is a resource for project and portfolio managers, as well as executive managers, in organizations that are embarking on a sustainability journey. It explains how to engage both internal and external stakeholders in order to reframe strategy to drive this transformation. It examines the role human capital management professionals and policies can play in ensuring that employees become fully engaged in sustainability. It also recommends baseline measurements and metrics to help managers ensure sustainability initiatives remain on track.

Kristina Kohl is the managing principal of HRComputes, a US-based management consulting firm that provides strategic guidance, program, and project management to corporate clients in order to maximize their human capital investment through technology and change management. Kristina leads the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Strategy practice for the firm and provides strategic guidance to senior management on the value proposition of adopting a sustainable strategy. Kristina speaks at industry events and has been a guest lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University, and the Project Management Institute.

This book is included in CRC’s Best Practices and Advances in Program Management Series of books.

For more about this book, click here.

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats. To see their project management titles, go to http://www.ittoday.info/catalog/projectmanagement.htm

Source: CRC Press

 

 

34 new works by 44 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 1711 project management articles, papers & other works by 768 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 May 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 34 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 44 different authors in 20 countries were published in the May 2016 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/.

150309-pmwj32-31-PMWL LOGOThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1700 original works by 768 different authors in 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 44 authors this month,14 were new to the journal and library. 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 continue to publish some very interesting articles and papers in the journal. The series articles by our regular authors are outstanding this year, as I’m sure our readers have noticed.”

New authors in March included Prof Edem Akpak (Nigeria), Prof Uzoma Amaeshi (Nigeria), Martina De Los Santos (Bulgaria/USA), Lisa Hodges (USA), Ting Huang (Hong Kong), Sunitha Arvind Muralidharan (India), Pawel Paterek (Poland), John Poulos (Chile/USA), Anton Setiawan (Indonesia), Alya Sharoom (Malaysia), Peter Taylor (UK), Emmauel Ubani (Nigeria), Marcos Welker (Germany) and Noor Zahidah (Malaysia). New works from 30 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The reports from our correspondents were particularly interesting this month,” Pells adds. “For example, Emils Pulmanis has reported the results of the April PM conference at the University of Riga for which the PMWJ was a media partner. In this edition, we are once again republishing some of the excellent papers from that conference.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,500 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 free although registration may be required. See the Scholar Membership for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources. If you have any comments or questions, contact [email protected].

 

 

apfpm quarterly newsletter available

 

10 May 2016 – Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) has published its quarterly newsletter, full of information about project management activities and events in the Asia Pacific Region.  The newsletter has been posted in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/ or click here to read.

apfpm logoHighlights of this newsletter include:

  • apfpm elections
  • Upcoming apfpm meeting in Singapore on 27 May
  • PMAN – Nepal news
  • PMAJ – Japan news
  • apfpm 2016 Awards opportunities
  • Upcoming project management events

The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) is a regional grouping of independent project management professional societies in countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Now with member associations in 20 countries, the organization was formed to harness the synergies of project management related professional associations across the region.

Through international collaborative partnering these associations can more effectively grow and develop their organisations; leveraging the stature, strength, and connectivity of each other.  Membership is open to independent national Project Management associations from countries in the Asia Pacific region. For more information about apfpm or individual member associations, visit http://www.apfpm.org/index.php or contact the association directly at [email protected].

 

Professor Marco Sampietro in Italy named International Academic Advisor for PM World

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Professor of Project Management at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan joins academic advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

4 May 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Prof Marco Sampietro has joined the organization’s academic advisory council for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Dr Sampietro has been a professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy since 2000. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Bremen in Germany.

160504-pmwj46-Sampietro-PHOTOProf Marco Sampietro is a Core Faculty Member at SDA Bocconi School of Management and teaches Project Management on the MBA – Master of Business Administration, and GEMBA – Global Executive Master of Business Administration programs. He is Faculty Member at MISB – Mumbai International School of Business, the Indian subsidiary of Bocconi University, and Visiting Professor at IHU – International Hellenic University, Greece. He is also a Contract Professor at Bocconi University and Milano Fashion Institute for their Project Management courses.

He was a speaker at the NASA Project Management Challenge 2007, 2008, and 2011, in the USA, and a speaker at the PMI Global European Congress, Italy, 2010. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of IPMA-Italy. He is co-author and/or editor of 11 books on project management and 7 books on IT management. Among them: Empowering Project Teams. Using Project Followership to Improve Performance. CRC Press, 2014. Finally, he is the author of award-winning case studies and papers.

SDA Bocconi School of Management        

SDA Bocconi School of Management is the leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present among the first Top European Business Schools in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes). SDA Bocconi School of Management is one of the few business schools in the world to hold the “triple crown” (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA Accreditation). It is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics.

For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization. SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an international approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, Research for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems. SDA Bocconi strong international outlook translated into the foundation of the India-based MISB Bocconi, Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi. The School is an initiative of SDA Bocconi and has been launched in response to the growing competitive challenges on the global stage.

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Professor Sampietro join our academic advisory team. We have published several of his papers over the last two years so I have become familiar with his background. He is currently authoring a series of articles for the journal on project management for project team members, an important and often overlooked aspect of managing projects. He previoualy authored a very good book on the subject.“

According to Professor Sampietro, “I am happy to join PM World’s academic advisory team. I respect the quality and professional content of the PM World Journal, and also like their online library. It’s a great source of educational information for our students. I look forward to contributing.”

Pells adds, “Marco has referred several Bocconi graduate students to our research internship program this year, for which we are grateful. The students have made significant contributions, reflecting highly on Prof Sampietro and the university.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). 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/.

 

Update on IPMA’s Project Excellence Program for the USA

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

1 May 2016 – Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA – IPMA-USA Director of Standards, Meg Infiorati, reports on the first US Project Excellence Baseline® (PEB) workshop, in Detroit Michigan, on April 10-12th, 2016.

160501-pmwj46-ipma-IMAGE1To bring the International Project Management Association (IPMA®) standards to the United States, facilitators from Poland and the Netherlands joined with the United States facilitator to deliver their insights about this exciting, updated PEB standard. Attendees representing five countries, USA, Canada, Greece, Guatemala and Peru, joined in the workshop.

The PEB, one of many IPMA project and organizational Standards used extensively around the world, was developed by the International Project Management Association for several purposes:

  • First, trained individuals in organizations use it to assess their range of projects for excellence. This supports the goal of continuous Portfolio, Program, and Project performance improvement.
  • The Second use of the enhanced assessment process, launched with the Detroit training, is to prepare organizations to enter national project excellence competitions, such as the one held within the United States and hosted by IPMA-USA. To read more about the award process please visit http://www.ipma-usa.org/awards.
  • Third, global organizations use the Project Excellence Baseline in deciding to apply, for their top projects, for the International Project Management Project Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards evaluations happen every year, and winners receive their awards at the IPMA World Congresses. Last year’s awards program was in Panama, with attendees from more than 80 nations; ten Award-Winning teams received their Project Excellence Awards. This year, IPMA member associations host Regional Congresses October 16, in Sydney, Australia, and November 17, in Warsaw, Poland. The next World Congress will be Kazakhstan in 2017.

For more information on the IPMA-USA Project Excellence Baseline, or the Project Excellence Awards program, please visit www.ipma-usa.org/awards (for USA activities), or www.ipma.world/awards (for global activities). Or, you can contact IPMA-USA’s Director of Standards, Meg Infiorati, at http://www.ipma-usa.org/contact-director-of-standards.

160501-pmwj46-IPMA-USA LOGOFounded in 2001, IPMA-USA is a member-driven, not-for-profit USA professional association, formed to meet the unfilled needs of today’s Program and Project Managers, stakeholders, and their Enterprises. We offer advanced, professionally assessed certifications, an oranizational performance improvement assessment standard, and a website filled with thought-leader articles and blog posts. As the USA member of the International Project Management Association, the world’s first project management professional association, we work with over sixty other global professional associations to accomplish our Vision: A World where all projects succeed! More at http://www.ipma-usa.org/

For more information about IPMA, please visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

Source: IPMA-USA

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

150601-pmwj35-wideman-PHOTO1 May 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

Ever wanted to know what Program Management is really all about and how to make the best of it? Then read our review of Michel Thiry‘s latest book in our Papers & Books department. Stacy Goff is a returning Guest author this month with his paper titled: Acquiring, Developing, and Retaining Project Talent – How the Right Talent Improves Project and Business Success. In this Part 1, Stacy describes: “Talent Then and Now“.

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

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

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

 

 

PM World Library membership fees slashed

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

Individual and group rates for scholar level access to all resources in the library reduced by 50%

20 April 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it has slashed the membership fee structure for scholar level access to the PM World Library (PMWL). The PMWL is a global online resource for continuous learning related to program and project management. Launched in 2014, the library has seen registrations increase in recent months, now approaching 3,000 in dozens of countries.

Scholar level memberships have been reduced to $50/year, less if joining for multiple years. The per person rates drop even more with group registrations. For information, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/pmwl-welcome/.

150627-pmwj36-27-change-PMWL LOGOThe PMWL contains all works originally published in the PM World Journal (PMWJ), in the PM World Collection where they have been tagged to dozens of key topics. The most recent can be found on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. In addition, each author whose works have appeared in the PMWJ has a showcase page in the library where her or his profile and works can be found easily.

The PMWL also contains access to many other resources, including books, journals, magazines, blogs, news feeds, public resources, professional resources, major projects, industry-specific information, applications and hot topics, product and service information (marketplace), research resources, other libraries and other information of potential interest to both individuals and organizations.

The Scholar level membership provides access to everything in the PMWL, including access to the following EBSCO Business Source Complete databases:

  • Business Book Summaries – Summaries of 2,500+ business books published over the last few decades, including important books by such authors as Stephen Covey, Edward De Bono, Peter Drucker, Malcom Gladwell, Seth Godin, Walter Isaacson, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Kotter, John Maxwell, Henry Mintzberg, Tom Peters, Michael Porter and many others. To see full list, click here. To see list by authors, click here.
  • Publications Database – Access to hundreds of business magazines around the world, including Australian Business, Business Week, California Management Review, Canadian Business, China Business Review, Construction Engineer, Datamation, Enterpreneur, Euroweek, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, India Business Journal, Information Week, McKinsey Quarterly, New Zealand Management, Newsweek, PC World, PM Network, The Economist, Wired and many more. To see full list, click here.
  • Industry and trade publications including Architectural Record, Automotive Engineer, Autoweek, Civil Engineering, CIO, Construction Engineer, Cost Engineering, Chemical Week, Defense AT&L, Engineering and Mining Journal, Engineering News Record, IEEE Transactions, Information Systems Management, Infrastructure Today, Oil & Gas Business, Pharmaceutical Executive, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Pit & Quarry, Plant Engineering, Public CIO, Wireless Week and many others. To see full list, click here.
  • Academic journals including AACE International Transactions, Academy of Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Australian Journal of Information Systems, British Journal of Management, European Journal of Business & Management, European Management Review, Engineering Management Journal, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of African Business, Journal of Project Finance, Project Management Journal, South African Journal of Business Management, and hundreds more. To see full list, click here.
  • Popular magazines such as Cigar Aficionado, Computerworld, Consumer Reports, Enterpreneur, Inc., InfoWorld, Macworld, Money, Newsweek, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Time, Wine Spectator and many others around the world. To see full list, click here.
  • EBSCO’s Newswires – AP wires and thousands of newsfeeds, updated in real time, providing access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. Also includes access to thousands of local, regional and international newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Times (UK), Times of India, Toronto Star, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many more. To see list of newspapers included, click here.
  • Corporate, industry and market information, including country economic reports from Global Insight, CountryWatch, etc.; 10,150 company profiles; and over 5,200 full-text industry reports. Business Source Corporate also provides additional sources of business, industry and market information including more than one million company listings, 850,000 transcripts and more than 1,600 country economic reports.

According to library director David Pells, “Access to the EBSCO databases for only $50 is not available to individuals anywhere else in the world. These databases are useful for researchers, students and organizations that need to research specific topics or issues. Normally only available through academic or corporate libraries, access through the PM World Library at such a low cost represents the most significant value we have created since the library was launched.”

“We launched a research internship through the PMWL for university students late last year,” Pells adds. “15 students at a dozen universities have joined so far; they are researching various topics and submitting new resources at a very fast pace. The library is growing in both range and content on a daily basis now. So is the value!”

Further discounts are available to members of professional associations and organizations. For information, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/member-discounts/ or contact [email protected].

Those who have previously registered for a trial membership can log in using their original ID and password, then upgrade to the scholar level at the new low rates. Or contact [email protected].

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 free although registration may be required. See the Scholar Membership for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources. If you have any comments or questions, contact [email protected].

 

 

Project managers value new ways of working, but organizations failing to harness benefits of agile delivery

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

First AXELOS PRINCE2® research report reveals framework being adopted by people working in a range of roles in multiple industry sectors.*

19 April 2016 – London, UK – Organizations are far less willing than their employees to adopt agile working methods and are missing out on the benefits such as earlier delivery of projects and return on investment, according to a new global survey published by AXELOS today.

The survey* of more than 2,400 professionals found that more than three-quarters (81%) of respondents – across all job roles and industry sectors surveyed – now see value in working in an agile way. In fact, the appetite to use agile methods among individual professionals is on average 37% greater than their employer’s.

160419-pmw46-axelos-LOGOThe lack of appetite among organizations for agile working exists despite the finding that people in senior management roles were among the most enthusiastic for it, with 83% acknowledging its value. AXELOS’ research also showed how more professionals with a PRINCE2 certification than those without see the value of agile working.

“The use of agile approaches and techniques has come of age,” explained Nikos Paxos, AXELOS head of programme and project management. “Regardless of whether you’re in a small start-up, building revolutionary apps or working for one of the big banks, the digital revolution has meant that businesses nowadays have to be able to adapt at an incredible rate. For these reasons agile is no longer viewed as niche and people appreciate the flexibility and the potential to deliver results sooner that working in an agile way brings.”

“However, as our research illustrates, organizations seem to lack confidence in adopting agile methods and this has created a disconnect between the belief that professionals have in the value of agile compared with its use in their workplace. We believe that senior leaders, despite valuing agile working, are reluctant to relinquish full control and are concerned with the potential negative impacts of implementing ‘fragile agile’ which can lead to anarchic ways of working.”

Last year AXELOS launched PRINCE2 Agile, which 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 shows how this compatibility can be used 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.

The survey also asked respondents for their views on the use of PRINCE2 – the world’s most widely used project management method. Findings include:

  • ‘skills development’ and ‘career progression’ were the most popular reasons (63%)  for gaining a PRINCE2 certification
  • PRINCE2 is being adopted by people working in a wide range of roles, including senior management, engineering and operations – not only those working in project management positions
  • PRINCE2 is being adopted by organizations of varying sizes, from those employing more than 1500 people to those with less than 99 employees.

Nikos added: “It is encouraging to hear that so many people are gaining value by achieving their PRINCE2 certification. The research also helped to dispel a few myths, such as the belief that PRINCE2 is only used in large organisations. It was interesting to learn that senior management, operations and other functions from across the organization find PRINCE2 valuable, not only to their role, but to their career.”

The full PRINCE2 Research Report can be found on the AXELOS website: https://www.axelos.com/2016-prince2-report

* Online survey conducted by AXELOS of 2,400 business professionals between the 22 February and 7 March 2016.

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

 

Gary Mitchell completes Project Management Research Internship

 

P/PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Graduate student at Cranefield College of Program and Project Management in South Africa completes internship for PM World Library

15 April 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa – PM World has announced that Mr. Gary Mitchell has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Gary began his internship in November 2015 and completed the program on 15 April 2016. See his intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/gary-mitchell/

160415-pmwj45-Michell-PHOTOGary Mitchell (pictured) has submitted his Master’s degree in Programme Management at the Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa for examination. Gary holds a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, PMP, Advanced Diploma in Project and Programme Management, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project and Programme Management.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in October 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.

In addition to Gary, other university student interns currently in the program include the following:

  • Arif ud Din, recent graduate with MS in Project Management, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Alok Kaushik, currently pursuing Post Graduate Program in Business at MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, India
  • Anton Setiawan, currently pursuing his Erasmus Joint-Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management European at Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Umeå University (Sweden)
  • Dena Crnkovic, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Risk Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nitish Mohan, currently pursuing his Post Graduate in Business at Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi in Mumbai, India
  • Marina Plećaš, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Oke Yusuf Olawale, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Saya Askarova, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • Gianluca Scopetta, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology at the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • Assylkhan Ziyash, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Andrew Shadrach Osayande, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Jeta Sahatqija, recent graduate in Strategic Project Management, Master’s Level, taught by Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Umea University (Sweden)

To learn more about these dynamic project management students and their research results, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Gary conducted research about project failure, providing several resources and stories for the library. Based on his contributions, we set up a new webpage about programme and project failures. It’s a very interesting section for which we thank Gary. I want to thank him for his contributions and wish him good luck with his education and career.”

Gary Mitchell stated, “With the Master’s based on the high failure rate of construction and mining projects, it was an easy choice to continue down this line. It was interesting to research project failures, and fun to see the new section added to the pm world library. I hope they can build on the resources we added. I also hope one of my projects doesn’t end up in that section of the library some day.”

Pells added, “The research internship is attracting some very talented students in interesting and distant places. Their varied backgrounds, interests and perspectives are producing some great new resources for the library. Gary’s contributions were a good example of that. I hope many readers visit the project failures section; it’s actually quite entertaining.”

In addition to Gary Mitchell, two other students have completed the PM World Library internship program this year – Giulia Gasparini in Milan, Italy and Alexander Ehms in New York, USA.

Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. Internship may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

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

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

 

 

APM revises Code of Professional Conduct

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

14 April 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced changes to the APM Code of Professional Conduct in order to reinforce public trust and reassurance in the project management profession. The changes automatically apply from 1 April 2016 to all members of APM.

160414-pmwj45-apm-logoAPM is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics for all project professionals. All APM members commit to the APM Code of Professional Conduct which sets out the standards of conduct expected by those working in the profession in line with the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism.

A member is now required to disclose promptly in writing to the Company Secretary of APM if the member is:

  • convicted of a criminal offence which could result on first conviction in a custodial sentence
  • disqualified from acting as a company director or as a charity trustee
  • dismissed from the public sector as a result of a breach of the Civil Service Code, or
  • removed from the membership of another Professional Association

Any notification of such an event will be dealt with in line with the Code’s procedural rules. These rules also apply where there is an allegation of a breach or non-compliance with the Code. A complaint form is to be used to register any allegation of a breach or non-compliance with the Code. The completed form should be sent to APM addressed to the Chief Executive.

When to use the disciplinary process: The disciplinary process relates specifically to apparent breaches of the Code of Professional Conduct and notification of the above items.

Other complaints and concerns: Verbal feedback and complaints will generally be dealt with at the time of receipt or by return through the appropriate member of staff at APM. APM plans to satisfy as many customers as possible at first contact. Where this is not possible, customers will be asked to submit details either by webform, e-mail or letter). A full record is kept of all written feedback and complaints.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 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

 

 

Abstracts invited for 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference in Sydney

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

14 April 2016 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced a Call for Abstracts to present at the 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference is now open. AIPM is inviting potential presenters to submit abstracts for presentations and workshops for the conference to be held at the Hilton Sydney from 16 to 19 October 2016.

160414-pmwj45-aipm-LOGOThe 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference in conjunction with IPMA will be attended by over 800 project managers, academics, professionals and policy-makers.

Following on from the conference theme “Project Management: Building Capabilities”, AIPM is seeking papers relevant to the following topics:

  • Strategy Implementation
  • Future Proofing
  • The Project Management Toolbox
  • Standing out from the crowd

Presentations can be in the form of case studies on projects demonstrating best practice, innovation, or future challenges in a world full of opportunity and change.

For the opportunity to join these esteemed sector colleagues and present your chosen topic, please visit the 2016 conference website for more information on how to submit your abstract today.

Online submission is the only method of receipt of abstracts. The Call for Abstracts closes on Wednesday 11 May, 2016.

Event Partnership packages are also available for organisations to partner with the 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference, which offer the opportunity to showcase your organisation face-to-face with the decision makers at the largest project management organisations in Australia. For information on how you can partner with the AIPM please contact Michael Berdon, AIPM’s National Corporate Partnerships Manager on (02) 8288 8700 or email mailto:[email protected]?subject=Event%20Partnerships.

Conference website: http://www.aipm2016.com.au/

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

Source: AIPM