IPMA Vice President Jesús Martínez-Almela to Keynote Project Management Symposium in Texas

12 July 2013 – Richardson, Texas, USA – Organizers of the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held August 15-16, 2013, in Richardson, Texas, USA have announced that Jesús Martínez-Almela, vice president for education for the International Project Management Association (IPMA) will deliver a keynote presentation on Friday morning, August 16.  The topic of Mr. Martínez-Almela’s talk will be “Local, Regional and Global Cultural Impact of Stakeholder Engagement.”

jesus-martinez-almelaThe theme for the 7th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium is “Project Management: Optimizing Value to Stakeholders.”  The conference is again being sponsored by the Project Management Program at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and PM World Journal.  Early Registration ends 15 July 2013.  For more, visit pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

According to Jesús’ abstract, project management stakeholders are a substantial part of corporate government. This involves a set of relationships between a company’s management and its board, shareholders and other stakeholders.  Effective cultural stakeholder governance engagement ensures that an organization’s project portfolio is aligned to the organization’s objectives, is delivered efficiently and is sustainable. Cross-cultural stakeholder governance depends on contextual competences and also supports the means by which the board and other major project stakeholders exchange timely, relevant and reliable information.

Many aspects of change – speed, direction, content, resource utilization – are central to PMS (Project Management Stakeholders). Managing change in cross-cultural dimensions: local, regional and global as well implies dealing with the complexity of social, economic and environmental challenges now and in the future. This raises the bar of ‘skillsets’ that a successful program or project manager needs in relation to, for example, inter-disciplinary understanding, emotional intelligence and idiosyncratic sensitivity.

Jesús Martínez-Almela is IPMA Vice President for Education, Training & Young Crew.  He is a Professional Engineer (Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering), Certified Projects Director (IPMA-A), and the Principal of Bioagroprojects Biotech based in Spain.  He is very active for many years in Latin America, as visiting professor, lecturer and researcher at the Politechnical Universities of Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Murcia and Valladolid in Spain, and in a few countries in North, Central and South America. He was member of the IPMA EU Task Force in Brussels, former member of IPMA’s Education & Training (E&T) board, Certification Validation Management Board (CVMB) Validator, and Training Aid Programme – Latin America Caribbean Countries (TAP-LACC) Director.  He is Foreign First Assessor and IPMA Delta Assessor. He is also the 1st VP of AEIPRO and OCDP Chairman as well (The Spanish IPMA MA and CB).

Jesús is a graduate of GMTSC program, Stanford University School of Engineering, USA; IESE Navarra University, Spain; and North Carolina State University, USA.  He spent five intense years in the United States from 1999-2004 working with the Agricultural Research Service, Florence Lab, South Carolina; as program manager for an international team of researchers for NCSU and the US Department of Agriculture; and as VP of engineering for a North Carolina-based firm.

The two-day UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The annual two-day project management conference focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, public programs, energy, transportation and others.  This symposium has become one of the best regional project management conferences in the United States, and, at an early registration rate of $450, one of the best values for a full two-day professional conference.

The symposium will include an opening ceremony and plenary session, professional paper presentations by 45 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and a closing plenary session with keynote speaker.   Attendees can receive 16 PDUs for attending.  If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas or anywhere in the Central United States, 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 Center in 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®) sponsored Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).  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 more than 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 www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal is an online publication produced by PM World Inc. 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 is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.