Inaugural Symposium to Address Value of Considering Risk in Project Management


11 April 2014 – College Park, Maryland, USA — The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute have announced that Regina McElroy of the Federal Highway Administration will discuss “The Value of Considering Risk in Project Management” during this year’s First Annual Project Management Symposium.

Taking place June 9-10, 2014, in the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, USA, this two-day event will feature more than 55 session speakers and presenters eager to share their unique insights about emerging topics in the field of project management. Even more, the early-bird registration deadline has been extended, so those interested in attending this can’t-miss event will want to register by April 15.

140411-pmwj22-McElroy-IMAGEAs the first person to serve as Director of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Regina McElroy played a key role in equipping the transportation community with the capacity to use innovative project delivery tools such as congestion pricing and public-private partnerships. Also included in McElroy’s portfolio is responsibility for the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Federal credit assistance program and oversight of major highway projects.

McElroy has been with FHWA since 1987 and has focused throughout her career on bringing new ways of thinking about surface transportation investment to federal, state and local officials. Her presentation is scheduled for Monday, June 9 at 3:10 p.m.

In addition to McElroy’s presentation, symposium attendees will hear from experts from organizations including the Department of Housing & Urban Development, Florida International University, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, the International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan, the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As the region’s first project management symposium of its kind, this event will support the goal of “Connecting Academically Rigorous Research with Practical Applications,” by bringing together project management professionals from academe, industry and government to share, explore and learn the best management practices for today’s dynamic project environments. Topics covered will range from disaster management and human factors to global project management and innovative financing, and attendees can credit symposium sessions toward earning professional development units (PDUs) for maintaining their PMI credential.

This event is being held in partnership between the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute, with media sponsorship support from the PM World Journal.

For more information on the symposium, visit University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence’s website.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.”  For information, visit www.pm.umd.edu

Source: UMD Project Management Center for Excellence