Dr. Mladen Vukomanović in Croatia named International Academic Advisor for PM World



Professor of Construction and Project Management at University of Zagreb joins academic advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

22 June 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Dr. Mladen Vukomanović has joined the organization’s academic advisory council for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Dr Vukomanović is an assistant professor in the construction management department at the University of Zagreb where he teaches project management and construction management courses.

160617 - Vukomanovic 150xHolding a Ph.D. in Performance Management Systems in Project Environments, during the last ten years Dr Vukomanović has published and presented on the global scene. He was involved in four research projects which have resulted in more than 70 publications, among which are 4 books. He has participated in many international conferences, delivering four keynote speeches. His is particularly interested in: Performance management, Benchmarking, TQM, Strategic Management and Project Management Processes, and Building Information Modeling.

He leads an IT project for developing a BIM construction management system – GALA, and a research project, ”Business Excellence in the Construction Industry in Croatia“. Since 2009 he has been the managing editor of the international scientific journal: Organization, Technology & Management in Construction and member of the editorial board of the Project Management Research & Practice journal.

Besides working for the university, Mladen is actively involved with the International Project Management Association (IPMA). He was the member of the IPMA Council of Delegates (COD) for 6 years; he took part in the core teams of the two major IPMA global standards: Organizational Competence Baseline (OCB), version 1 and currently takes part in IPMA ICB version 4.0. He served as project director for the 2013 IPMA World Congress held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He is a member of the IPMA President’s Advisory Board (PAG) and chairs the IPMA Young Crew Management Board.

University of Zagreb

The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. As a comprehensive public Central European university, University of Zagreb offers education and research and in all scientific fields (arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. With 29 Faculties, 3 Art Academies and the University Centre for Croatian Studies it is the flagship educational institution in the country, a place where more than 7900 teachers and 72480 students develop knowledge and acquire skills. The Faculty of Civil Engineering and its Department of Construction Management and Economics is proud to be the first to introduce Project Management and Building Information Modeling courses at the University. Furthermore the department proudly hosts the Croatian Association for Project Management – IPMA member. More information about the faculty can be found at: http://www.grad.unizg.hr/

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Prof Vukomanović join our advisory team. I first met Mladen in Crete in 2012, then saw him in action as the director of the highly successful 2013 IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik. Since then I have learned much more about both his background and the University of Zagreb. Recently he has sponsored two interns for the PM World Library, both of whom have reflected very highly on his academic program.“

According to Mladen, “I am happy to join PM World’s academic advisory board. They are creating a unique project management library that already offers some interesting opportunities for students and researchers. We are also discussing some collaboration on the subject of BIM and project management, an exciting new topic bringing the fields of architecture, construction, project management and information technology together.”

Pells adds, “As chair of the IPMA Young Crew, Mladen is in a unique position to support students and influence young project managers. We want to support him in that role as much as possible with both the journal and library. His knowledge of construction management is also highly valuable for us.”

Dr. Mladen Vukomanović joins an illustrious group of academic leaders and professors from around the project management world who act as honorary advisors for the PMWJ and PMWL. Participation is by invitation only. To see all International Academic Advisors, click here.

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/.