UMD Project Management Center for Excellence Unveils Symposium Agenda



June Symposium to Feature Nearly 60 Project Management Experts Covering Nine Session Tracks

1 May 2015 – College Park, Md, USA – On Thursday, April 30, the University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence unveiled full program details for the second annual Project Management Symposium, taking place June 8-9 on the university’s campus in College Park, Md.


Symposium participants will have the opportunity to customize their event experience by following along one – or several – featured session tracks: people in projects, construction, agile/IT, project management methodology, risk and big data, federal programs, education, public private partnerships, and sustainability. Organizations looking to “divide and conquer” to cover all of this year’s featured tracks can take advantage of special group registration rates to get the most value from this high-demand event.

The Baltimore-Washington area’s premier project management event will join together 60 field experts under one roof, offering project managers across industry, government, and academe the opportunity to sharpen their skills and get a first look at how today’s trends will shape the future of project management. This year’s presentation topics will include:

  • (People in Projects) “A Not So Unexpected Journey: Communicating for Results,” by Tasha Boone (U.S. Census Bureau) and Emily Allen (MITRE Corporation, LLC).
  • (Agile/IT) “10 Agile Principles – Taking the Steps to Agile Success,” by Myles D. Miller (SUCCESSHQ)
  • (Education) “Mentoring the Next Generation of Project Managers,” by Todd Carothers (University of Wisconsin – Platteville)
  • (Sustainability) “Planning, Implementing and Measuring Sustainability,” by William J. Bertera (Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure), Crystall D. Merlino (Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense), and Lidia Berger (Dewberry)
  • (Risk & Big Data) “Project Intelligence through Data Science and Process Mining,” by William Brantley (University of Maryland)

Five highly esteemed keynote speakers will share their unique perspectives and equip both veteran project managers and those new to the field with invaluable insights and action items they can bring back to the office.

Dr. Harold Kerzner of the International Institute for Learning; Jocelyn Davis, President and CEO of Nelson Hart, Chip Hastie, Vice President of Clark Construction Group, LLC; Dr. Ed Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer; and Karen Richey, Assistant Director for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office will join forces to provide a big-picture view of the many ways project management is transforming the way government, industry and academe operate.

In addition to providing project managers with an unmatched learning experience, this year’s symposium will offer a networking reception on Monday afternoon, bringing together experts from across the country and around the world. Even more, PMI members can earn up to 15 professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining their PMI credential.

For more information, or to register, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

This event is made possible, in part, by a media sponsorship from PM World Journal.

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 more information, or visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Media Contact: Alyssa Wolice; (301) 405-2057 – [email protected]

Source: UMD Project Management Center for Excellence