Don’t miss out – Registration still available for 8th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium scheduled for 14-15 August



August project management symposium in North Texas to include fascinating keynote presentations and over 50 speakers

31 July 2014 – Richardson, Texas, USA – What are the Dallas Cowboys planning for their new headquarters in Frisco, Texas? How does the CIO of a major retailer deal with process improvement and organizational change? How will Southwest Airlines change in coming months and years as the Wright Amendment is fully lifted from Dallas’ Love Field, Southwest’s home base, and flights are no longer restricted from there? What do executives from PMI and IPMA, the world’s two largest project management professional organizations have to say? These and other questions will be answered by keynote speakers at the 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held during August 14-15, 2014 in Richardson, Texas, USA.

Keynote speakers announced for the 8th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium include Ron Patterson, Assistant Manager for the City of Frisco who will speak on “The Dallas Cowboys move to Frisco”; Wes Hardgrove, CIO of 7-Eleven Corporation who will speak on “Continuous Improvement”; Michael DePrisco, PMI Vice President of Academic and Educational Programs, who speak on the topic of “2014 Rules of the Profession”; Andrew Bragg, International Project Management Association (IPMA) Vice President and CEO of the Association for Project Management (UK) who will speak on “The Value of Project Management”; and David Harvey, Senior Director of Network Planning and Performance at Southwest Airlines, who will close the symposium on 15 August with a talk on “Leading Change at Southwest Airlines”.

140731-pmwj25-not-IMAGEIn addition to keynote presentations, over 50 speakers will participate in professional presentations over multiple tracks during the two-day event. Papers were selected through a blind review process, resulting in high quality presentation on many new and unique topics. See the full program at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

It’s not too late to register for this increasingly respected regional project management conference. Group discounts are also still available. The UT Dallas symposium will include an Opening Ceremony with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 45 different speakers, three panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception, keynote presentations by representatives of PMI and IPMA on Friday morning, and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker and door prizes.   Participants can receive 16 PDUs for attending. To register, see keynote speakers, view presenters’ abstracts and for additional information, go to pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is organized by the Project Management Program at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, plan to attend this world class symposium. More information can be found at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The Project Management Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education division of the UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis.

The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). The program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UT Dallas’ PM Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more about the PMI Dallas Chapter and its service offerings, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global online publication produced by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world. Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries. PM World also produces and maintains the PM World Library, a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.