Dr. Timur Narbaev in Kazakhstan named International Academic Advisor for PM World



Head of MS Program in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University joins academic advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

20 February 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan– PM World has announced that Dr. Timur Narbaev has joined the organization’s academic advisory council for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Dr Narbaev (PhD, PMP®, Aff.M.ASCE) is an Associate Professor with the International School of Economics (an affiliate center of the London School of Economics, UK) and Business School at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is a director of the KBTU MS Program in Supply Chain and Project Management.

160218 - Narbaev PHOTO 150xDr. Narbaev lectures on project management related courses, research methods, and statistics. His research interests are in the area of project management (earned value management, PM maturity, risk management, public-private partnerships) and decision science tools (AHP/ANP, system dynamics, growth models) applied to various social, economic, managerial and engineering systems. In 2014, he was nominated and finalist for the IPMA 2014 Young Researcher Award.

He also provides consultancy services in market forecasting and risk management for oil & gas and construction industries and is the British Council trainer. He reviews for Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management, International Journal of Project Management, Construction Management and Economics, and Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.

Prior to joining KBTU, Timur worked as a research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), project manager for the EU Tempus programme and a construction manager for building industry. He received his BSc and MSc in Construction Management from the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Construction (Uzbekistan) and PhD in Production Systems (with focus on Project management) from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy).

Kazakh-British Technical University

Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) is a research and educational institution located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Founded in 2001, KBTU is one of the most prestigious research and education institutions in the CIS region. Within such a short period of time, KBTU has become the #1 ranked Technical University and a vigorous leader in Kazakhstani Higher Technical Education. KBTU’s research in the main sectors of the Kazakhstani economy – oil & gas, information technologies & telecommunications, economics, banking & finance – positions the institution to be an integral part of the engine that drives Kazakhstan.

KBTU is a 100% English-language based Technical University in Kazakhstan with 1,800 undergraduates, 270 master and 70 PhD students. KBTU is the first and only Kazakhstani university with internationally accredited IT programs by the US agency Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, USA). It is also the first and only Kazakhstani university to receive an international accreditation for its Oil & Gas and Chemical Engineering programs in the UK by the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST, UK). KBTU Business School programs are recognized by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Its International School of Economics is the only affiliate center of the London School of Economics (UK) in the region.

KBTU’s MSc in Supply Chain and Project Management program provides a state-of-the-art education that enhances students’ knowledge and experience and prepares them for successful careers in the fields of supply chain and project management.

The program emphasizes the application of theory into practice, helping students develop key competencies and transferable skills to respond to current and emerging challenges in the field. Participants critically engage with standards, principles, and best practices and learn through real-life projects and case studies drawn from various industries.

Sectors represented include but are not limited to oil & gas, construction & infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, government & public, information technology & services where the project management profession has traditionally played a pivotal role. The program is designed for graduates entering industry, professionals currently working but desiring to enhance their skills and qualifications, and people looking to move into these fields. The program is multi-disciplinary covering a mix of principal and advanced facets of supply chain and project management across all industry sectors.

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Dr. Narbaev join our academic advisory team. He authored an important paper last year on the maturity of project management in Kazakhstan and is very knowledgeable on the status of the PM profession there. We have communicated numerous times in recent months, he has referred students to our internship program, and I am impressed with efforts at his university to teach international project management standards and best practices to young Kazakh professionals.“

According to Dr. Narbaev, “I am happy to join PM World’s academic advisory team. Their journal and library are great resources for our students; closer cooperation will bring more visibility to our MS program and help improve project management education in Kazakhstan. This should also be useful for organizations and industries in our country.”

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/.