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Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for September 2016

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 September 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, https://pmworldjournal.net/spacex-dragon-splashes-down/. According to Max:

150701-pmwj36-wideman-PHOTOIt’s Time to update and improve the Wideman Comparative Glossary of Terms. See our Progress Report on the challenges we are facing around project management meaning, structure and particular definitions.

In Musings, we draw attention to the poor showing that communications has in our project management literature considering that Communication Failure means Project Failure. And here again our Glossary forms a pivotal part.

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.

 

 

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down



NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

26 August 2016 – Washington, DC, USA – SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 26, southwest of Baja California with more than 3,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA immediately. Dragon then will be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing.

When it arrived at the station July 20, Dragon delivered the first of two international docking adapters (IDAs) in its external cargo hold, or “trunk.” The IDAs will be used by commercial spacecraft now in development for transporting astronauts to the station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The initial adapter was installed during an Aug. 19 spacewalk by Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA. The 160826-pmwj50-nasa-spacex-IMAGEsecond adapter is being built and will be delivered on a future Dragon cargo resupply mission.

Image: SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departing the International Space Station at 6:10 am EDT Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, after successfully delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo on its ninth resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory.

Among the experiment samples returning Friday are those from the Heart Cells study, which is looking at how microgravity affects human heart cells. The U.S. National Laboratory investigation is studying how microgravity changes the human heart, and how those changes vary between individuals. Deep space missions including the journey to Mars will require long periods of space travel, which creates increased risk of health problems such as muscle atrophy, including possible atrophy of the heart muscle. Heart cells cultured aboard the space station for one month will be analyzed for cellular and molecular changes. Results could advance the study of heart disease and the development of drugs and cell replacement therapy.

Samples will also be returned from two rodent-based investigations, the Mouse Epigenetics and Rodent Research-3-Eli Lilly experiments. The mouse model is useful for showing how much shorter stays by mice in the low-Earth environment can be used to infer how similar conditions may affect future human exploration.

In Mouse Epigenetics, researchers are exploring altered gene expression and DNA by tracking changes in the organs of male mice that spend one month in space, and examining changes in the DNA of their offspring. In Rodent Research-3-Eli Lilly, scientists are looking at rapid loss of bone and muscle mass in the legs and spine, and comparing it to what is experienced by people with muscle wasting diseases or with limited mobility on Earth and testing an antibody known to prevent muscle wasting in mice on Earth. This U.S. National Laboratory experiment is sponsored by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co. and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.

Also returning are samples from the Multi-Omics experiment. This research is analyzing the composition of microbes in the human digestive system and how they may affect the human immune system. Researchers may be able to identify bacterial or metabolic biomarkers that could be useful for astronaut health management, and therefore future human exploration of the solar system.

Dragon is currently the only space station resupply spacecraft able to return a significant amount of cargo to Earth. The spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida July 18 carrying almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo on the company’s ninth commercial resupply mission to the station.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, more than 200 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA’s next great leap in human space exploration, including the journey to Mars.

Get more information about SpaceX’s mission to the International Space Station at: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

Find more information about the International Space Station, its crews and their research at: http://www.nasa.gov/station

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

Source: NASA

Image: courtesy of NASA

 

 

Project Management Zimbabwe member Isaac Chaza to speak at 2nd PMI Africa Conference in Ghana

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

25 August 2016 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced that Project Management Zimbabwe member Isaac Chaza, PMP has been selected to speak at the August 2016 2nd PMI Africa Conference in Accra, Ghana.

The 2nd Annual Project Management Institute Africa Conference (PMI Africa Conference) will be held  at the prestigious Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra Ghana from 30 August to 1 September 2016, over 20 speakers are expected to deliver high level papers at the event under the them ‘Africa Working, Think Project Management’. Over 2000 delegates from across Africa and beyond are expected to attend the Ghana event.

160825-pmwj50-pmz-chaza-PHOTOFor the first time, Zimbabwe will be represented by Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) member PMP (Project Management Professional) Engineer Isaac Chaza (pictured right) who will be presenting a paper on how project management can be used to tackle corruption in Africa’s public tendering and macro projects.

According to the event abstract outlined on the conference website, PMI Africa Conference 2016 is expected to propagate issues about Africa’s gateway to economic emancipation and how rapid infrastructural development can be achieved through the discipline of project management practices across all sectors.

The 2nd PMI Project Management Africa Conference looks forward to the assembly of industry leaders, value delivery experts, strategists, innovators, practitioners, government agencies, development partners, civil society, academia, investors, entrepreneurs, and business owners to discuss  how Africa can Achieve  Greater Business Results through Project Management for Africa.

The 2016 Economic Outlook for Businesses and Governments across Africa look brisk and also bleak. Several new and innovative businesses will rise and thrive whilst many other existing ones will suffocate and die in view of the ever rising operational costs, lower oil and commodity prices, unreliable energy supplies, non-value for money project initiatives, rising costs of living, worker agitations, high unemployment rates and political instabilities.

A continent abounding with the richest natural resources yet achieves the least return on its assets. Africa unfortunately lags behind in global competitiveness according to the World Economic Forum, Africa Competitiveness Report 2015.

The African Economic Outlook projects that Africa’s economic growth should strengthen to 4.5% in 2015 and 5% in 2016 close to levels before the 2008/09 global crises.

According to Engineer Chaza, one of the deficiencies of Africa in the planning and implementation of key national infrastructure development projects is high level corruption.  “Various research studies document the negative impact of corruption on the GDP per capita, or put in another way, the strong correlation between Economic performance in terms of GDP/Capita and Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The related retro-causal observation that Economic development reduces corruption is also proffered in the research papers.

A casual observation reveals that the cluster of countries with low corruption perception (recorded as high CPI), high levels of GDP/capita, and high scores in Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI) is the same cluster reported with high levels of Project Management (PM) certifications and hence high levels of innovation as indicated by the Global Innovation Index (GII). This cluster is mainly in North American and the Western Europe/European Union (WE/EU) blocs. The reverse is observed for every one of the selected metrics/indeces, for the Sub Saharan African (SSA) cluster.

If high levels of Project Management certifications are taken to represent high standards of project governance, can it be concluded that high levels of PM certifications, inter alia, result in high levels of corruption mitigation? If the answer is proven to be significantly ‘yes,’ then it means that PMI Africa needs to advocate for SSA governments to put in place public policy measures which ensure high standards of Project Management governance in their respective countries,” elaborates Engineer Chaza on the abstract of his presentation paper.

With over 20years of managing telecommunications projects, until recently in 2015 when he moved into private project management practice, Engineer Chaza was the General Manager of the Project Management Office (PMO) at listed Zimbabwe’s leading mobile network company, Econet Wirelesss for over 5years.

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

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

AfDB and JETRO to sign MOU for cooperation on programmes and projects in Africa

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

25 August 2016 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The African Development Bank Group (comprised of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund; AfDB/ADF) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on August 26, 2016 at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

160825-pmwj50-afdb-jetro-LOGOThe objective of the MOU is to establish a general framework to promote collaboration between them in matters of common interest such as infrastructure development in the African continent and participation of Japanese companies in the projects.

The cooperation is intended to contribute to assisting African countries in their development efforts in particular by promoting trade and investment between Japan and Africa. At the signing ceremony, the AfDB/ADF will be represented by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, and JETRO will be represented by Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO.

Areas of Cooperation

  1.  AfDB/ADF and JETRO intend to collaborate with each other in developing and implementing programmes and projects. Priority areas of such cooperation will include:

a) Power and energy;

b) Industrialization; and

c)  Private sector development including quality infrastructure.

  1. AfDB/ADF and JETRO will further strengthen cooperation through knowledge partnership including research, staff exchange and knowledge sharing in the areas of common interest. Such partnership will include:

a)  Region-wide partnership with Regional Economic Communities; and

b)  Collaboration to foster systematic knowledge transfer between Japanese and African companies that creates significant value addition to African agricultural exports to Japan and the world.

  1. AfDB/ADF and JETRO will exchange relevant information and data on matters of common interest and collaborate in the collection, analysis and dissemination of such information and data.

Established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium-size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential. JETRO has 74 overseas offices worldwide, with 7 offices in Africa. www.jetro.go.jp  

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

Source: African Development Bank

PM Summit Istanbul 2016

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

October project management conference to discuss Projects in a Digital World

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

20 August 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey – PMI Turkey organizes Project Management Summit every year in the brand of “PM SUMMIT”.  This year summit will be held on 14-15th of October at ITU, Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center with a theme of Projects in Digital World. 

Our purpose is sharing new developed technologies, how our daily and business life habits transferred to digital environment, new generation the way of work and best practice projects with the participants.

160820-pmwj50-PM-summit-IMAGEAt PM Summit İstanbul, we will host expert speakers with impressive topics from Defense, Industry, Space, Information Technology, Construction, Energy, Finance and Art sector for academic and business life by speeches, workshops and panel discussion.

There are the some attractive speaker topics of Summit;

  • Preparing and Managing Contracts in IT projects
  • Software Testing Scope and Test Automation
  • New Generation’s Language : Games and Gamification
  • Building as a Service (BaaS) – Smart Buildings
  • Industry 4.0
  • Dance with Digital Transformation Technology
  • Virtual Realization Game with Kızılay
  • Workshop about “ Scrum Velocity Game” & “Gamification”

Visit PM Summit Istanbul website at http://www.pmi.org.tr/summit/istanbul/ or for English at http://www.pmi.org.tr/summit/istanbul/eng/index.html

For more information, contact [email protected]

 

 

APM Introduction to Programme Management 2nd edition

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

19 August 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the United Kingdom has announced the publication of the second edition of the APM Introduction to Programme Management. For information about the book, click here.

160819-pmwj50-apm-BOOK“This update to APM Introduction to Programme Management brings new insights as to what programme management is all about. It is an ‘easy read’ for the top executives, for those relatively new to programme management who have a thirst for knowledge and for the project management community who should, and need to, understand how their project management skills play into the ‘bigger picture’.” Sir John Armitt

More than a decade after its release, this substantial refresh of APM Introduction to Programme Management brings practitioners up-to-date with the latest developments in the discipline.

As well as the fundamental principles – what a programme is, how it works and how to review progress – the guide also explores the changing environment in which programmes exist, their relationship to the strategic context of organisations as well as ‘new’ frameworks and ways of working, including the application of agile techniques.

APM Introduction to Programme Management 2nd edition is one of APM’s core introductory texts. Written by experienced practitioners from APM’s Programme Management Specific Interest Group (SIG), it is recommended reading for anyone joining a programme team – or those who want to know how to interact with the programme.

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

 

 

Bob Kimmons, PMI Fellow: 1926 – 2016

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Retired project management leader, author and expert passes away in Houston

19 August 2016 – Houston, TX, USA – Robert Lee Kimmons, 90, passed away peacefully in his home in Houston with his wife and daughter by his side the morning of Sunday, August 14, 2016.

160819-pmwj50-bob-kimmon-PHOTOSon of Robert and Harriet Kimmons, Bob was born in Longmont, Colorado on June 23, 1926. He grew up in Brush, Colorado, where he graduated high school. He later enrolled in the U.S. Navy while attending the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. He graduated and obtained an engineering position with Creole Petroleum Corporation, which took him to Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he met his first wife, Evelyn. From that union he had four children: Ann, Simone, Robert, and Anthony. Life took him around the world and eventually led him to Florence, his wife of 42 years, who stood faithfully by his side.

Bob led a full life, and all that were close to him knew him for his enormous heart, intellect, determination, and his quick wit and amazing sense of humor. He was passionate about his work; not only managing countless projects, but authoring and publishing project management books, as well as industry related articles in professional publications. He received the PMI Fellow award from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 1999.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister Mary. He is survived by his wife, Florence Kimmons; children, Ann (Ramon), Robert (Barbara), Simone (Jack) and Anthony; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephew, as well as countless friends.

The rosary and visitation will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Road, Houston, Texas, to be followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral mass. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on August 22, 2016 in Flushing, New York at Mount St. Mary Cemetery.

To leave a condolence for his family and friends, go to http://bradshawcarter.com/memorial/Robert-Lee-Kimmons/390

Editor’s note: Bob Kimmons was a friend and colleague of many years.  He was very knowledgeable about international and global project management, very aware of trends and new developments.  His book Project Management: a Reference for Professionals, published in 1989, was a classic textbook and belongs in every PM’s library.  We met at several international events, including the IPMA’92 world congress in Florence, Italy and the IPMA’94 world congress in Oslo, Norway among others.  We became good friends, communicating frequently for many years. I was honored to receive the PMI Fellow Award with Bob (and Ron Waller) in 1999.  My condolences go out to his wife Florence and their family.  Bob Kimmons will be missed by many in the global project management community.

 

 

30 new works by 43 authors added to PM World Library in August

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 1835 project management articles, papers & other works by 820 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 August 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 30 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 43 different authors in 17 different countries were published in the August 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 1835 original works by more than 820 different authors in 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 43 authors this month,24 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, “This month’s journal again contains some outstanding articles and papers. Our series authors are true thought leaders in the project management world; they continue to provide thought provoking contributions to the literature. The advisory articles should also be useful to many readers, and the commentary articles should be interesting to readers in UK and Europe.”

New authors in August included Adegbenjo Adelakun (Nigeria), David Ashimolowo (Nigeria), Paul Chan (UK), Tom Cockburn (New Zealand), Giedre Dadurkiene (Lithuania), Ebeawuchi Echeme (Nigeria), Michael Emes (UK), Tomas Gustavsson (Sweden), John Holderman (USA), Valentina Ivanova (Bulgaria), Imran Khan (Pakistan), Dhrubajyoti Lahon (India), Steen Lichtenberg (Denmark), Uchenna Moneke (Nigeria), Ralph Moore (USA), Roberto Mori (Italy), Oluwasegun Odetola (USA), Masood Said (Pakistan), Sandy Schmidt (USA), Alan Smith (UK), Peter Smith (Canada), Uzma Tabassum (Pakistan), Zakari Tsiga (UK) and Vitalkja Venckuviene (Lithuania). New works from 19 authors already included in the library were also added.

 “We are attracting more papers from developing countries, which is exciting,” Pells adds. “That is reflected in both the featured papers and the second editions this month. While some of these papers specifically deal with issues or research based in-country, the topics are universal so the main points can be useful in many places and organizations.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,800 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 digital 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 www.pmworldlibrary.net.

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].

 

Net Present Value and Risk Modelling for Projects

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

5 August 2016 – London, UK – Gower, now part of Routledge and the Taylor and Francis Group, have published a new book titled Net Present Value and Risk Modelling for Projects by Martin Hopkinson.

160805-pmwj49-Gower-BOOKThe Net Present Value (NPV) forecast lies at the heart of the business case on many projects. Martin Hopkinson’s guide explains when, why and how NPV models should be built for projects and how this approach can be integrated with the risk management process.

NPV models tend to be used during the earliest phases of a project as the business case is being developed. Typically, these are the stages when uncertainty is at its highest and when the opportunities to influence the project’s plan are at their greatest. This book shows how project financial forecasting and risk management principles can be used to both improve NPV forecasts and to shape the project solution into one that is risk-robust.

The text is sufficiently broad to be practicable for first-time users to employ the methods described. But it also contains insights into the process that are likely to be new to the majority of experienced practitioners. All users should find that the models used in this book will help to provide useful templates for exploiting the techniques that are used.

Martin Hopkinson is the Director of Risk Management Capability Limited and has 30 years’ experience as a project manager, project risk specialist and consultant. His experience has been gained across a wide variety of industries and engineering disciplines and includes multi-billion pound projects and programmes. Martin’s previous book The Project Risk Maturity Model, concerns the risk management process and his contributions to Association for Project Management guides such as Directing Change and Sponsoring Change reveal his belief in the importance of project governance and business case development. In this book he brings these subjects together by showing how NPV and risk modelling techniques can be used to optimise projects and support project approval decisions.

For more about the book, go to https://www.routledge.com/Net-Present-Value-and-Risk-Modelling-for-Projects/Hopkinson/p/book/9781472457967

Founded in 1967 in UK and widely recognized as a specialist publisher of project management books and resources, Gower is now part of the Taylor and Francis Group. Over the years, Gower published over 1000 business and project management books addressing some of the most challenging and cutting edge topics. The Gower Advances in Project Management series of books can now be found at https://www.routledge.com/Advances-in-Project-Management/book-series/APM.

 

Jacobs Successfully Completes Project Work for Sunstar Americas

 

P/PM INDUSTRY NEWS

Project management services provided for new manufacturing facility and headquarters

3 August 2016 – Pasadena, CA, USA – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed project management services for Sunstar Americas, Inc.’s manufacturing facility and North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

160803-pmwj49-jacobs-SUNSTARUnder the terms of the contract, Jacobs provided overall project management services, including risk, cost, schedule and relocation management; process support; manufacturing execution system development; and project execution mentoring. In addition to expanding the company’s manufacturing capacity, the 302,000 square-foot facility includes a research and design center, specialized manufacturing clean rooms and corporate offices.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Senior Vice President Specialty Chemicals Andrew Berryman stated, “Successfully completing this project with Sunstar demonstrates our global project management and engineering capabilities. We look forward to growing our relationship and providing Sunstar with additional support as they continue to expand their product offerings in various end markets.”

The new facility is home to approximately 400 Sunstar employees; the company anticipates that number to grow substantially in coming years.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues of over $10 billion, Jacobs offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets.  Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Based in Pasadena, California, USA, Jacobs has more than 200 offices in over 25 countries. More at http://www.jacobs.com/

Source: Jacobs Engineering

 

 

4th IPMA Research Conference in September

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

Project management and sustainability – September 15th – 16th 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland

2 August 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland – The venue for the 4th IPMA Research conference is Nautholl café, conference facilities and restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. The address is Nautholsvegur 106, 101 Reykjavik. Nautholl Café is next to Reykjavik University, one of the organizing partners. A third organizing parter is the Project Management Association of Iceland.

160802-pmwj49-ipma-IMAGEThe goal of IPMA is to move project management knowledge forward. They do this by different means and one of them is to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners together to discuss and develop ideas that are of value in this mission. The most interesting venue for this is our annual research conference.

IPMA research conferences started in Berlin in 2013 where the subject was “Theory meets practice in projects”. The second one was held in Tianjing in China in 2014 where the focus was on “How to make research meet the needs of practice”. The third one, in Stellenbosch in South Africa in 2015, focused on “PM in emerging economies”. The 4th one will be held in Reykjavik Iceland in 2016 and the theme will be “Project Management and Sustainability”. Please visit the web page of IPMA to learn more about the history of the IPMA research conferences.

IPMA research conferences are not like typical conferences where most of the research happens beforehand and the participants are primarily listeners. In the IPMA research conferences, IPMA prepares the structure and work methods thoroughly and then invites selected presenters to come and inspire the participants with their lectures on chosen topics. The value lies primarily in what happens during the conference, during the fruitful discussions, workshops, world café sessions and networking that result when people with different backgrounds and perspectives meet to discuss important subjects.

The world is faced with huge problems that cannot be solved without a joint effort, consensus, mutual understanding and the shared will to change things for the better – even though this leads to sacrifices in the short run. We who practice project management know that our discipline can really help in this voyage, because these challenges are typical for complex undertakings. In addition we can assume that sustainability needs to be a part of our basic philosophy as professional project managers and taking sustainability seriously into account needs to be an integral part of any professional body of knowledge in project, program and portfolio management. We hope that the conference will shed light on the obstacles ahead and how we need to move forward as a discipline to help dealing with these crucial challenges for all mankind.

The number of participants in the research conferences will be limited to 60 participants. Visit http://ipmaresearch2016.com/ to see keynotes and for other information, or to register.

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

Source: IPMA

 

Planview acquires Innotas

 

P/PM INDUSTRY NEWS

New acquisition positions Planview as a leader for Work and Resource Management solutions

1 August 2016 – Austin, Texas, USA – Planview has acquired Innotas to significantly advance its cloud-based IT Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offering for small-to-mid size organizations. Bringing together Innotas and Planview creates the industry’s only provider of solutions that cover the complete spectrum of Work and Resource Management (WRM); addressing the needs of teams, departments, and entire organizations of every maturity level, spanning from the mid-market to global enterprises.

160801-pmwj49-planview-PHOTO“With this acquisition we continue to transform the market and take another big step forward in fulfilling our vision of helping companies globally optimize their resource potential,” said Greg Gilmore, CEO of Planview (pictured). “The addition of Innotas amplifies this vision, creating a Planview that can uniquely work with customers across the globe to support the full spectrum of their Work and Resource Management needs.”

Planview and Innotas share a culture of customer-centricity, product leadership and market innovation, benefiting from deep market expertise, dedicated employees with real-world IT PPM experience and highly engaged customer communities. Both companies have enjoyed industry recognition for this culture.

Recently Innotas was recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Cloud-based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services Magic Quadrant1, and Planview was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide2.

“Joining forces with Planview is an incredible opportunity for our business and customers,” said Kevin Kern, CEO of Innotas. “There are tremendous synergies in our products and culture, that will benefit the marketplace and the Innotas customer base. Two leaders coming together creates potential for accelerating innovation and delivering more business value to customers. The shared passion, direction, and vision of both companies creates an energy and excitement for our employees and we look forward to joining Planview and supporting the effort to bring this opportunity to life.”

The Planview Enterprise and Innotas cloud solutions are perfect complements in the IT PPM market. Innotas has established itself as the leading on-ramp for customers starting out in IT PPM. Its mainstream feature set and delivery model have positioned Innotas as the mid-market standard for IT Project Portfolio Management (PPM). At the same time, Planview Enterprise has built a market-leading reputation for serving advanced practitioners of portfolio management. Robust functionality for both IT and Product Development teams, proven enterprise implementation model, and global reach are the foundations of the Planview Enterprise solution. In coming together, Planview will continue to aggressively invest in both product lines ensuring they continue to drive innovation and thrive within their core market segments.

“With the Planview acquisition of Innotas we are witnessing the emergence of the broader Work and Resource Management (WRM) software category, said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research, “Planview is able to address every type of organization – from team to enterprise – that has needs for managing resources and work to optimize highest value encompassing both business and IT portfolios.”

Planview’s comprehensive portfolio of Work and Resource Management Solutions now includes:

  • Projectplace – Collaborative Work Management for projects and teams
  • Innotas – IT PPM for small-to-midsize organizations
  • Planview Enterprise – enterprise-wide Portfolio and Resource Management
  • Troux – enterprise Capability and Technology Management

The newly combined entity will establish Planview as the premier supplier of Work and Resource Management solutions, creating a $180 million global company with approximately 700 employees and more than 3,000 customers. As part of Planview’s continuing global expansion, the acquisition will also create further distribution and delivery synergies that present new growth opportunities for the company.

About Planview

Planview enables organizations to get the most out of their resources and achieve their goals. We are the global leader in Work and Resource Management, with the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for strategic planning, portfolio and resource management, work collaboration and enterprise architecture. Our solutions span every class of work, resource, and organization; addressing the needs of teams, departments, and entire organizations, from the mid-market to global enterprises. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, our 700 employees serve more than 3,000 enterprise customers worldwide through a culture of product leadership, deep market expertise and highly engaged customer communities. For more information, visit http://www.planview.com/.

About Innotas

Innotas, the leading provider of Cloud Portfolio Management solutions, delivers a seamless way to manage projects, resources and applications across the enterprise. Innotas’s solutions include Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Application Portfolio Management (APM), Resource Management, Agile Portfolio Management, and the Innotas Integration Platform. Among its many recognitions, Innotas received the San Francisco Best Places to Work award again in 2014. Founded in 2006, Innotas is headquartered in San Francisco and has hundreds of customers nationwide, across healthcare, government, education and other industries. For more information, visit http://www.innotas.com/.

Source: Racepoint Global; Planview

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

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

140930-pmwj27-wideman-IMAGEThis month: Do you want to know about project management in the Research and Development industry? Then read our review of Ron Basu’s latest book Managing Projects in Research and Development in our Papers & Books department.

The challenge of developing an ISO Standard for Program Management? First we have to agree on what it is. See our latest Musings.

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.

 

PMI Founder Jim Snyder to address UT Dallas Conference

 

PM EVENT & PEOPLE NEWS

PMI Founder to discuss history and future of project management institute at 10th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium on August 12

26 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event.  The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’  The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World JournalTo access conference website, click here.

160726-pmwj49-james-SNYDERThe first keynote speaker on Friday, 12 August, will be James Snyder, Founder and Fellow of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), speaking on the topic of Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute.

Jim Snyder is a Founder of PMI, Fellow of the Institute, former Volunteer Executive Director (1971 ‐ 1984), President and Chair of the Board, and continues to be an active participant in the activities of the Institute. He has been awarded the PMI Man of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. The James R. Snyder Knowledge and Wisdom Center at PMI Headquarters is named in his honor. He has served as a member of the PMI Education Foundation Board of Directors and in January of 2006 he was recognized as Chairman Emeritus of the Educational Foundation. The PMIEF Student Paper Award is also named in his honor.

Jim served as project manager for the construction of the PMI World Headquarters in

Newtown Square, PA. The building was completed and occupied on schedule and on budget. He headed the PMI ‐ DVC education project to teach project management to selected Philadelphia and other area high school students. He has developed, and is leading, programs to implement project management programs in K ‐ 12 using project learning techniques to teach 21st Century Skills and Project Management.

Mr. James Snyder retired from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now GlaxoSmithKline, in 1997 where his last assignment was Associate Director of Planning & Business Management, Strategic Product Development. Jim has 38 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical Industry in computer sciences, operations research, international marketing, marketing administration and international finance. He has been involved in developing and implementing business systems as well as using project management skill in a wide variety of international projects since 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1961 ‐ 1963 in the US and Germany.

Jim’s presentation aims to put you back to the 1960’s, to help you understand the motivation for the founding of PMI and to give you a look at the time and people. With this bit of history as a backdrop, he will then take a look at what the future may hold for the project management profession and PMI. To understand the project management professional of 2016 and beyond requires an understanding of how we have matured and changed from the project schedulers and planners of the 1960’s. Where did we come from and how did PMI play a role in building a new profession? A look back at the people, places, and environment will not only tell us about our history but will help us to understand where project management may be headed and how you can influence that direction.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Karen Nocket, Toyota Motors North America – Practical Basics for Standing up A Project; Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices;  Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

Group discounts are available: Register here now

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification.  Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

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.  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 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components.  To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

Déjà vu rate available for November PM Conference in Johannesburg

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

PMSA 2016 national project management conference opens for early registration

25 July 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) will hold their 2016 biennial national conference under the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. PMSA is offering its discounted “déjà vu” rate for R6000 for a limited time, so register early.  To access the conference website, click here.

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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. 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.

This year’s PMSA National Conference features its popular, traditional programme format on Day 1 and 2 offering delegates hard hitting keynote addresses, thought provoking plenary sessions and breakaway streams looking at case studies, industry best practices and research papers exploring the overarching theme. On Day 3 of the conference PMSA brings its own fresh, innovative take on the programme and introduces a highly interactive expo bringing together representatives of stakeholders in the professional development of project managers at various career stages. Short, punchy, focussed talks every hour will put across the need-to-know best practice information that can guide your journey. Take a look at the Programme at a Glance for more information here.

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 www.projectmanagement.org.za or contact [email protected].

Source: Project Management South Africa

 

 

APM election season begins in UK

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

Nominations for 2016 APM Board are now open through 21 September

22 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK has announced that it is now accepting nominations for their 2016 board election.

160722-pmwj49-apm-LOGOAPM has a democratic process for electing its board. The APM board is comprised of members and elected by members. They are seeking candidates to help lead the association who are committed, high calibre and experienced individuals.  The ability to think and act strategically is considered a prerequisite.  Previous experience of working at senior executive and board level is therefore highly desirable.

Diversity on the board is also desired so nominations are sought from members who can bring a broad range of backgrounds, skills and experiences.  If you are not personally interested, please consider encouraging others to stand.  Any full member or fellow of APM who feels they have what it takes to fulfil this key role is encouraged to submit a nomination form by 21 September.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to read the briefing pack in full.  The nominations form is included within it. For a first-hand account of what the APM is looking for and the benefits of serving on the board, watch Sue Kershaw discuss exactly what it takes to be an APM board member and learn how you could be part of the future of APM. Once all nominations have been received, full members will review and elect their preferred candidates. The timeline for the elections is as follows:

21 September 2016 – Nominations close
10 October 2016 – Elections open
10 November 2016 – Elections close
21 November 2016 – Results announced at the AGM

If you have any queries, please contact the APM secretary; details are in the briefing pack.

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

 

Saya Askarova in Kazakhstan completes research internship for PM World Library

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Project management student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes research internship for PM World Library

20 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Ms Saya Askarova has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Saya began her internship in late February and completed the program on 15 July 2016. See her intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/saya-askarova/

 160212 - Saya Askarova 250x croppedSaya Askarova is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She holds a BS degree in Economics. During her studies at Sejong University (Seoul, South Korea), as part of her BS exchange program, she contributed to establishing educational partnership projects between the two countries. Besides her studies, Saya is engaged as a manager with the KBTU in delivering recruitment and networking projects and initiatives.

The PMWL project management research program offers 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, “Ms Askarova provided some very interesting resources for the library, including information about a number of mega projects underway in her country, in the mining, transportation and public sectors. ”

Saya stated, “I found the internship experience with pm world library very useful. I discussed it with Professor Narbaev on several occasions and with friends at school. I encourage project management students everywhere to look into the program.”

Pells added, “Saya contributed resources on a very regular basis, moving through the program in 18 weeks. She was very efficient and her reports were excellent. As our first intern from Kazakhstan, she also helped us learn more about projects and project management there. I want to thank her again for her research and contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, 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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Toyota Executive to keynote 10th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEW

Toyota VP to share project experience, including one of largest corporate relocations to North Texas and new campus technologies

15 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’ The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

160715-pmwj49-Karen-Nocket-PHOTOThe first keynote speaker announced is Karen Nocket, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Toyota Motors North America.

Karen Nocket oversees operations, design and engineering, infrastructure PMO, service management, security systems, and IT strategies for Toyota in the United States. Nocket has led critical initiatives that delivered a North America Office 365 cloud, an open source private cloud, and a technology uplift program that improved the health of the infrastructure by more than 50 percent.

During her more than 25 years with Toyota, Nocket has held roles as a corporate manager and Business Technology Systems (BTS) divisional information officer, chief architect, Information Systems, and has also led many development initiatives, including the industry ‐ leading Lexus Dealer System, the Toyota Dealer Network and the Toyota Industrial Equipment Dealer Network Nocket earned her bachelor’s degree in business computers at California Polytechnic State University.

Karen will speak on the topic of “Practical Basics for Standing up A Project.” Are there repeatable basics for a successful Project? Yes! There are many frameworks and templates that aid in the standing up and running of projects that help ensure success. Karen Nocket, VP Enterprise Services for Toyota, will share real world examples that are used in managing projects ranging from small to very large. This includes team structure, layers of governance, risk management, effective meetings, status, planning, communication, change management, and team spirit. The goal of this presentation is to provide practical takeaways that can be used in your next project.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices; Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; James Snyder, Project Management Institute – Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

Group discounts are available: Register here now

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

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. 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 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components. To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

APM Project Management Awards November 7 in London

 

FUTURE P/PM EVENT NEWS

Popular British TV news presenter and journalist Kate Silverton to host awards

15 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that accomplished TV presenter and journalist Kate Silverton is to host this year’s prestigious APM Project Management Awards ceremony.  The APM Awards dinner will be held 7 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London.

160715-pmwJ48-apm-SILVERTONKate is a key member of the national News team, regularly presenting the Six O’Clock and One O’Clock news. She has covered major assignments at home and abroad, won praise for her reporting from Iraq and has been named the BT Journalist of the Year.

Kate follows a string of high profile personalities who have hosted the event in previous years, such as Justin Webb, Steph McGovern, Fi Glover, Chris Hollins, Angela Rippon, Bill Turnbull, Adrian Chiles and Andrew Castle.

Join in the celebrations and book your place today at APM’s most glamorous event.

APM is offering a number of special table packages such as the platinum package that includes a professionally taken table photo and mount, eight bottles of wine, two bottles of champagne and an 80 word profile to go on the APM website.

View the APM infographic showing the APM Awards process step-by-step.

The finalists will be announced on Monday 25 July.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 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

 

 

Better Practices of Project Management

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Based on IPMA Competences, ICB Version 4, by John Harmarij published by Van Haren

14 July 2016 – Zaltbommel, Netherlands – Van Haren Publishing has announced the publication of a new book Better Practices of Project Mangement, 4th Edition, based on IPMA Competences and the ICB Version 4.  The book’s author is John Hermarij.  This is the revised edition of the first text book In English specially developed for training for IPMA-D and IPMA-C exams, now based on Version 4 of IPMA’s International Competence Baseline (ICB).

160714-pmwj48-vanharen-BOOKIn this 4th edition, the text has been restructured to align with the structure of the competence elements in the ICB version 4, divided into Practice competences, People competences and Perspective competences. Therefore, this book will be essential guidance and study book for everyone studying for the IPMA-D, IPMA-C and IPMA-B exams. Besides that, it is an extremely rich source book for those project managers that have committed themselves to a lifelong professional development.

In addition, the book had to be applicable to groups of project managers originating from diverse cultures. For this reason, this is not a book that tells how a Westerner must behave in an Arab or an Asian country, but one that looks at the different subjects covered in the ICB, as seen from diverse cultural standpoints.

Each chapter is based on the same structure: Key concepts, Introduction, Actions that lead to competence development, Self-assessment, Special topics, Assignments. Text boxes, additional to the main text, give additional explanation to the main text.

An elaborate Index of terms allows that this book can be used as a highly up-to- information source to all aspects of project management. Next to all that, a web-site is available with videos, discussion fora on specific topics, and the opportunity to discuss with the author. Learn more about the book here.

Van Haren Publishing (VHP) specializes in titles on Best Practices, methods and standards within four domains: IT and IT Management; Architecture (Enterprise and IT); Business Management; and Project Management.  Based in The Netherlands, Van Haren Publishing offers a wide collection of whitepapers, templates, free e-books, trainer materials and more, in Dutch, English and other languages, in the Van Haren Publishing Knowledge Base. For the latest information on VHP publications, visit: www.vanharen.net

Source: Van Haren Publishing