PMUni Research Workshop preceded happy projects ’13 conference in Vienna, Austria on 24 April


Reported by Pia Weinzettl and Tamara Wehrstein in Vienna 

23 June 2013 – Vienna, Austria – As every year the first PMUni workshop in 2013 was organized one day before the happy projects`13 conference was taking place from 25 to 26 April 2013 in Vienna. The workshop was hosted by Ina Pilcher and took place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 24 April at the University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, Austria.


PMUni is an international network of universities, universities of applied science, education and research with the overall objective to promote professional education and research in process and project management.

The PMUni workshop on Wednesday, 24 April had the following objectives:

  • To provide information about PMUni for new potential PMUni partners
  • To general research and education news of the PMUni partners and
  • To the special topic of research-based project management (education)

PMUni partners and special guests like Asbjorn Rolstadas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Laurance Lecoeuvre, SKEMA Business School, France, Igor Ilyin, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, Roland Gareis, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Waffa Karkukly, Global PMO Solutions, Canada and Ioana Muresan, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania talked about their project management education and newest research of their Universities.

The day ended with the happy projects`13 start up event [email protected], which is always a nice opportunity for networking and talking about the newest research topics.

The theme for happy projects ’13 conference was on the 25 & 26 April 2013 the theme was “Sustainable Management – Re-thinking Project, Process, & Change Management” with a wide variety of speeches, presentations and workshops was held on such topics as:

  • A new paradigm: Sustainable management
  • Corporate governance in the project-oriented company
  • Considering sustainable development principles in project & process management
  • Sustainable changes by professional change management
  • Management for stakeholders versus management of stakeholder 

Outlook for forthcoming events

The next PMUni workshop will take place on 04 & 05 October 2013 at the University of Pannonia and is hosted by Zsolt T. Kosztyán.

The Friday afternoon session will be spent with students, e.g. discussing master theses presentations, giving short lectures by some of the PMUni representatives.  The morning session on Saturday is also reserved for formal PMUni partners and will focus on specific objectives and outcomes of the PMUni network.

For information about PMUni, visit http://www.pmuni.net/

The next happy projects ’14 conference takes place 15th & 16th May 2014 at TechGate in Vienna, Austria.  The theme next year is “One Management: Integrating Process, Project & Change Management” with a wide variety of speeches, presentations and workshops offered on such topics as:

  • Social system theory and constructivism: The theoretical basis for ONE management
  • Sustainable development: The value for management
  • Integration over time: Project initiation and project management
  • Relationship between business analysis and project management
  • Integration by programs, by networks of projects
  • The Project Management Office: Strategies, structures, cultures

For more information about the happy projects’ conference visit http://www.happyprojects.at/