Prof Christophe Bredillet honored with IPMA 2016 Research Achievement Award



Professor of Project Management at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières recognized at IPMA 2016 Research Conference in Iceland

20 September 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik, Iceland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Dr Christophe Bredillet, professor of organizational project management at the Management Department, School of Business Administration, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in Canada, has been awarded the 2016 IPMA Research Achievement award.  The award was presented to Prof Bredillet at the 2016 IPMA Research Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on 15 September.

160920-pmwj51-ipma-bredillet-photoProfessor Dr. Dr. Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD, IPMA Level A, FAPM, is Director of the DBA program and Director of the joint committee for the masters’ in project management programs network, including five universities under the umbrella of Université du Québec. He is Vice-President and Scientific Director of the Société française pour l¹avancement du Management de Projet (SMAP) and adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology’ (QUT) Project Management Academy.

From 2012 to 2015, he was the Director of the QUT Project Management Academy. Before joining QUT, he was Senior Consultant World Bank and, from 1992 to 2010, he was the Dean of Postgraduate Programs and Professor of Strategic Management and P3M at ESC Lille where he founded and developed the very successful masters, MBA and PhD programs in Strategy and Project, Program & Portfolio Management (P3M), leading these programs to be the first, and the fourth worldwide, to accredited outside North America by The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) in 2005. He also created at ESC Lille the first « International Project & Programme Management Week (IPPMW) » in 2001. This friendly research and thought-leadership event was accredited as part of the « European Doctoral Education Network (EDEN) » in 2008 by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). The IPPMW welcomed number of Young Crews over the years. To date, he has been principal supervisor of 36 doctoral students.

Professor Bredillet’s main interests and research activities are in the field of Philosophy of Science and Practice in P3M, including dynamic of evolution of the field, bodies of knowledge, standards, and their link with capability development, capacity building, governance and performance. These research interests are reflected in five interconnected dimensions of his work: 1) Understanding the nature of the P3M field, schools of thoughts and its dynamic of evolution; 2) Learning and acting, capacity building and organizing in complex and uncertain P3M situations; 3) Relation(s) project management deployment, cultural factors and socio-economic development; 4) Work motivation in P3M and temporary organizations settings; 5) Philosophy of Science, Practice and Ethics in P3M. He has published more than one hundred articles in scholarly journals, conference proceedings and research/advanced practice books.

Besides these activities, Professor Bredillet has been continuously involved with IPMA since the beginning of the 90s, as well as with other PM professional bodies, contributing to standards development, certifications & award assessment, research activities, conferences, and the early development stage of IPMA Young Crews. He was Editor-in-Chief of Project Management Journal® between 2004 and 2012, leading the journal to be covered by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science. In 2012, he received the prestigious Manfred Saynish Foundation for Project Management (MSPM) – Project Management Innovation Award for his contribution to a philosophy of science with respect to complex project management.

IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. The IPMA Research Award Management Board also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for the IPMA life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. To learn more, go to http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.ch.

Source: International Project Management Association

Editor’s note: Professor Bredillet is an international academic advisor for the PM World Journal.  We congratulate Christophe on this well-deserved honor and award.