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8 to 16 PDU’s for sessions and workshops – We will email video recordings. Good value for your time and money. Certified PMPs earn 8-16 PDUs for the following domains:

  • Technical project management: Knowledge, skills, and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management. We have several tracks with focus on Agile Project Management and Complex Projects.
  • Leadership: Knowledge, skills, and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting activities that help an organization achieve its business goals. Several key speakers will provide you practical skills in the domains of leading teams, managing conflicts, identifying and engaging stakeholders, and more.
  • Strategic and business management: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes. Research tracks will focus on developing teaching curriculum for this track.
     

Dr. Jeff Sutherland, Co-Founder of Scrum

Founder and Chairman, Scrum, Inc.
A former US Air Force “Top Gun,” Dr. Jeff Sutherland is the inventor and co-creator of the SCRUM framework. Developed in 1993 and formalized in 1995 with Ken Schwaber, Scrum has since been adopted by the vast majority of software development companies around the world. Realizing its benefits extend well beyond software, Jeff pioneered the application of this lightweight framework to several other industries including: automotive, biotech, finance, and telecom. As the Founder of Scrum Inc. Jeff is committed to implementing Scrum and the scaling of Scrum across the entire enterprise. Dr. Sutherland applied his decades of experience into the development of the Scrum@Scale guide which contains the definitions of the components that make up the Scrum@Scale framework. He continues to share best practices with organizations around the globe and has written extensively on Scrum rules and methods. His book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, has sold over 100,000 copies.
 
Keynote Title: Scrum at Scale: The Official Guide for Scaling that Works
Starting from the origins of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland, the co-founder will illustrate how the movement is now moving towards Scrum@Scale. It was developed from Dr. Sutherland’s own experience and with the input of many experienced Scrum practitioners. The guide codifies what works when scaling Scrum. By definition, Scrum itself was designed to address complex adaptive problems.  Scrum@Scale is the natural extension of well-implemented Scrum, which can run an entire organization. It was created to efficiently coordinate an ecosystem of multiple teams that optimizes the execution of an organization’s overall strategy. The Scrum@Scale framework is designed to be used across the enterprise as a whole: all departments, products, and services. It can be applied across multiple domains in all types of organizations in industry, government, or academia. click here to learn more information about scrumatscale 
 
Dr. Patti Fletcher, Futurist and Inspiring Speaker
Patti is on a mission to change the way the world views female leaders and how these incredible leaders view themselves. As a business strategist, keynote speaker and author with a history of helping business leaders change the world, her work inspires and enables men and women at all levels and functions across all industries. Dr. Patti Fletcher is recognized as a futurist and:
Gender equity advocate; authority on how to create a culture of inclusion to drive real business results
Innovation through inclusion expert
Writes, advises and speaks on topics related to driving progress through people
 
Keynote Title: Equity in the Workplace Starts with You
The dearth of women in leadership positions is not a women’s philanthropic issue. It is a leadership opportunity and economic imperative. By sharing her personal journey, Dr. Fletcher talks about why and how leaders just like you can harness all the best and available talent to make a difference in our lives and in the world around us.
 
Panel – Soft Skills in Project and Program Management  
In this panel we will be looking at and talking about soft skills in project and program management.  Specifically, how to build effective and efficient teams within institutions and with colleagues that haven’t that are not familiar and/or don’t see the benefits of project management methodologies. 
 
Panel Chair: Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM  
 
Panelist:  
1) Libby Clark, Consortium Manager, COMDIS-Health Service Delivery Research Programme,  Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds UK 
 
Panelist Comment: “This is very much the case within UK higher education, the sector I’m based in.  I’ve spent the last four years working on international project and programme and I am also very interested in the challenges involved in working internationally, across different sectors and disciplines.  I believe I’ve successfully persuaded non PM colleagues of the benefits of successful project and programme management and can discuss tactics and methods for achieving this.”   
 
2) Mike Cipriano:
 
Over his 40-year up-through-the-ranks IT career, Mr. Cipriano has held the lead IT position at seven publically traded companies.  For the past five years, he has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Mr. Cipriano has been on the faculty of Boston University’s MET College for twenty years, lecturing on Project Management.  In his non-teaching roles, he has overseen dozens of IT projects and managed scores of staff project managers.
 
Panelist Comment: “I have seen first-hand how important the ‘soft-skills’ of project management can contribute to project success.  After all, project management is dependent on managing the human resource.  It is important that our project managers understand the traits of leadership, team building, and staff motivation.  These soft-skills are often the difference maker in a project manager meeting his/her deliverables.”
 
3) Pamela Campbell
 
Pamela Campbell has over 20 years of experience in managing software development and other teams, with a special expertise in virtual management of teams and projects.  After receiving her Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems, she worked in healthcare, government, and the public sector.  She has worked with MITRE Corporation, BEA Systems (now part of Oracle Corporation), and with the US and Canadian governments in logistics management.  Her teaching with Boston University includes IT project and program management, project communications and risk and cost management.
 
 Panelist Comment:  “The challenge of managing teams across national and international boundaries and across cultural and social barriers is further complicated by partnering arrangements that include team members from different organizations with differing goals.  Soft skills are increasingly important as project timeframes collapse in a world that includes quickly changing platforms, concepts, skills and components and the definition of project ‘success’ is less clear at the onset and frequently changes radically over the project’s lifecycle.   The Project Manager is at the center of bridging all the gaps that can and do develop in this climate.“
 
Workshop – How to Deal With Social Politics in Your Organization  
Like the show Survivor, players have to adapt to the game of social politics to make alliances and meet their goal of success. Social politics is just as prevalentin our working lives whereknowing how to deal with officepolitics, having a strong sense ofself, and good negotiation skillsare key in order to forge effectiveworking relationships withcolleagues and business partners.
 
Speaker – Crystal Richards is the Principal and Owner of MosaicResource Group, a talent developmentconsulting firm dedicated to helping projectmanagement professionals betterthemselves in all things projectmanagement, communications, andleadership. She has over 15 years ofexperience in healthcare management andproject management working with privateandpublic-sector clients.A graduate of Georgetown University andThe University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,Crystal is a certified project managementprofessional, a Fellow of the HealthcareFinancial Management Association, and acertified Strategic Workforce Planner.
 
Tools and Techniques to Solve Problems that are Complex and Ambiguous: Where Creative Problem Solving meets Project ManagementProject and Program Managers are called upon to facilitate problem solving to address challenges that are complex and ambiguous. Wouldn’t it be great to acquire practical tools that support decision making processes resulting in better solutions to challenges, increased probabilities of promoting opportunities or strategies encouraging productive change? Project Managers who take a proactive approach toward the production of novel and useful ideas to address or respond to challenges increase their overall effectiveness. This session covers the mindset, showcases tools and elaborates on the seven cognitive and affective thinking skills of the Creative Problem Solving process.
 
 Speaker – Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, provides training, facilitation and coaching in creativity and the application of creative problem solving to project management. Additionally, she consults as a project manager and provides professional services in program analysis and leadership professional development. Over 25,000 Project Managers have earned PDUs from Teresa’s workshops, presentations and webinars. Teresa is an alum of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) at Buffalo State College. She is the past recipient of Buffalo Business First “Women of Influence” and the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education “Distinguished Alumni” award. Teresa currently serves as Vice President for Certification Training for the PMI Buffalo Chapter. Teresa is a previous superintendent of schools and the current president of International Deliverables, LLC, a certified WBE.
 
Workshop: An Agile Overview Using Practical Exercises and Games
In this workshop,the participants will learn about the various methods and techniques that are used to become agile. The word agile is used too freelywhen describing ways to make business more efficient. Agile comprises many methods and techniques and needs to be fully understoodon what is the correct method to deploy to become agile. The most common methods of agility are Scrum, Kanban, extreme programming with other less commonmethods. The approach to each of the agile methodscan be very different based onthe various scenarios that each business encounters on a daily basis. The workshop will also use interactive games and practical examples that can be used to introduce the concepts of agile to a businessand team.
 
Presenter: Jim Hannon
Jim Hannon has over twenty plus years of diversified experience in the Information Technology and Financial Services Industries, functioning primarily as a Project Manager/Executive with proven experience in various fields. He has an expert level of project management and agile skills. He has led a multitude of very large, multi-organization projects with a great deal of success. Mr. Hannon was one of three senior managers who led a company-wide transformation to Agile development methods for over 4,000 development resources. Mr. Hannon has obtained certifications from the Scrum Alliance and the Project Management Institute and holds Green and Black belt certificates. He is pursuing an EdD. He is frequent speaker at PMI events and the AVP of the PMI-Mass Bay Roundtables.
 
Scaled Agile Framework 
According the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) authors, this agile approach helps businesses address challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for multiple Agile teams. Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50 – 125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people. (Read more at: https://www.scaledagileframework.com/what-is-safe/) During this session you will get a brief overview of Agile through a hands-on, multi-team, full-cycle, product-oriented Scrum simulation. Organized into Agile teams, you will learn what it means to build an iterative and modular product and experience hands-on some key concepts of Agile: backlogs, story point estimations, sprinting, demos & retrospectives.
 
Presenter: Raj Heda and Jim Hannon
Jim Hannon has over twenty plus years of diversified experience in the Information Technology and Financial Services Industries, functioning primarily as a Project Manager/Executive with proven experience in various fields. He has an expert level of project management and agile skills. He has led a multitude of very large, multi-organization projects with a great deal of success. Mr. Hannon was one of three senior managers who led a company-wide transformation to Agile development methods for over 4,000 development resources. Mr. Hannon has obtained certifications from the Scrum Alliance and the Project Management Institute and holds Green and Black belt certificates. He is pursuing an EdD. He is frequent speaker at PMI events and the AVP of the PMI-Mass Bay Roundtables.
 

Using Kanban

Kanban is a great project management system to visualize work. Toyota pioneered the use of Lean principles in the manufacturing of its cars and became a powerhouse in the global auto marketplace. Lean along with Kanban has been adopted by a multitude of global companies to bring a stronger discipline to the production of goods /software. In this presentation,the participants will learn the basics of Kanban. You will understand various ways to implement kanban into your workflow in an applied manner.

Presenter:  Shireen Ahmed, MS, PMP, CSM
Shireen has over 20 years of experience leading software corporations as a software technical leader. This includes substantial experience working with cross-functional Agile teams using Scrum and Kanban to increase operational excellence and enhance business value for stakeholders. Shireen also comes with experience in health care domain.
 
Communicate More Effectively
You know it, you believe in it, you struggle with it, so why not get good at it? You need communicate more effectively, your project success depends on it, so. Whether 1-on-1, or in small or large groups you must communicate well with stakeholders. Learn practical skills and walk away with “ten tips” to communicate more effectively. You will have opportunity to schedule and obtain personal coaching guidance from him throughout the conference. 
 
Presenter: 
Michael Chase, is a Principal, Coach, Consultant at Great Results, LLC. He brings a lifetime of marketing, sales, and theater experience to help clients build on their existing communications skills to grow both personally and professionally.  
 
Project Analytics 
Data analytics is the buzz word of the decade. The field of project management has a lot to benefit from this knowledge domain. In this session you will get an overview of the domain of “project analytics” and as well as overview of  “applied business analytics”.  You will gather insights into data analytics theory and practice as well as tools and techniques to analyze and predict project, and customer behaviors. With tools available today one can look forward and predict an outcome for a project based on the past performance. In this session, you will get a complete perspective of the domain of analytics and hear from practitioners how they leverage or would like to leverage this “hot discipline” of analytics.
 
Panelists:
Jim Hannon – Chair 
1) Dr. Vladi Zlatev. Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences. Dr. Zlatev is an experienced educator and entrepreneur, with an extensive background in industrial engineering and corporate management. He focuses on marketing research and competitive analysis based on specific industries and market segments, companies, and technologies. Zlatev’s interests include applications of system dynamics in areas such as decision management, performance management, process management, and international marketing; and researching and managing complex high-technology initiatives. He is leading the business analytics graduate program at Boston University, Metropolitan College, and will blend his thoughts on this emerging discipline with project management.
 
2) Anne Marie Kelley, Program Director, Information Services & Technology, Boston University.  Anne has spent her entire career working in information services and enjoys her current position. As a Program Director, Anne Marie works with organizations within BU to help manage large portfolios of projects by prioritizing business needs, defining program project roadmaps and delivering solutions to these needs by implementing new business processes supported by technology. Prior to Boston University, Ms. Kelley worked for IBM for several years and then as a project management consultant for a variety of companies in New England.  Anne Marie will provide some insights to the topic at hand from her recent research and experience. 
 
3) Raj Heda, Senior Manager, Agile transformation at The Boston Consulting Group.  A Boston University graduate, Raj Heda has two decades of experience as a technology consultant.  Energetic, technology consultant with core competency in scaling software agility at large enterprises using SAFe framework, agile transformation, execution, coaching and training. Raj has led multi-functional and global teams. In this panel he will provide insights into the role of agile analytics. Agile frameworks naturally provide valuable data at the end of each iteration. Can such information be leveraged to improve processes?
 
The PMBOK 6th Edition Changes – How to Prepare for the New PMP Exam
 
 The project management exams are based on and driven by current practices in the profession. As a results new standards and guidelines were released in 2018, impacting the exams. The Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® exams have all changed in 2018. In this session various experts will bring you to speed on the changes. 
 
Speaker : Dr. Vijay Kanabar, PMP, CSM,  has created a dozen videos for PMI on the topic of “PMBOK Processes for the True Beginner”. More than 20,000 people have viewed his PMBOK 5 videos.  He is one of the earliest PMPs – the PMBOK then was 80 pages but the exam was eight hours!. He is excited with the changes in the new standard, especially the fact that all practitioners must be agile-aware now.  Within this context, he will provide references to Agile using Scrum as a baseline.
 
Understanding and Bridging the Project Management Competency Gap 
 The project management body of knowledge is changing rapidly, requiring organizations to acquire competency rapidly in months and weeks – not years. As a result, organizations are experiencing a competency gap in their project management capability, based on dynamic PM competencies. Are we capable of describing and bridging this gap? This session will help answer that question. What do PMs think of this gap? How do PM thought leaders believe we should tackle it?  This session provides you an opportunity to define and understand the competency gap in your organization. Using the several new tools and templates, the presenter will introduce an approach to define and improve competencies for PM population. A case study on project management career paths will be presented. 
 
Speaker: Rich Maltzman, PMP. Rich is the co-author of a recently released book “Bridging the PM Competency Gap” (co-authored with Loredana Abramo, Ross Publishing 2017). He has been an engineer since 1978 and a project management supervisor since 1988, including a two-year assignment in the Netherlands in which he built a team of PMs overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. His project work has been diverse, including projects such as the successful deployment of the entire video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 2006 integration of the program management offices (PMOs) of two large merging corporations. As a second, but intertwined career, Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at several universities.  Rich has written and presented papers at international conferences of PMI and IPMA (International Project Management Association), and the Conference Board in South Africa, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, and Mexico City and at PMI Congresses in North America.  He also presented, on request of the Government of Malaysia, at their Green Technology conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2013. Rich teaches graduate-level PM courses at Clark University and Boston University.  Rich’s educational background includes a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, and an MSIE from Purdue University. In addition, Rich has a mini-MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  Rich received his PMP in 2000 and was certified by Change Catalysts as a CQ Certified Change Management Professional in 2015. Rich has co-authored five books – Green Project Management (CRC Press, ©2010, Cleland Award Winner) with David Shirley, PMP, Project Workflow Management with Dan Epstein, ©2014, and, Driving Sustainability Success in Projects, Programs and Portfolios ©2015, CRC Press, and Bridging the PM Competency Gap, ©2017 J Ross.  A new book, How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings, will be available from Maven House later in 2018.
 
 
Abstract of Minimizing Hidden Bias in Project Management
 It is now recognized that improving their soft-skills is critical to helping project managers successfully manage complex projects. The PMBOK 6th Sixth Edition, notes the importance of leadership skills in project success, all of which involve soft-skills. Important leadership skills that have to be mastered include managing individual behavior and interpersonal interactions, and effective decision-making. Each of these is influenced by human biases that drive these behaviors on a non-conscious level. This presentation explores basic brain operations, types of non-conscious biases with which project managers are most familiar and which can have significant effects throughout the project life cycle. It will also discuss steps that project managers can begin take in order to minimize these biases’ adverse effects on the outcomes of their projects.
 
Presenter: Carl Belack
 For the past 36 years, Carl has been a practitioner, consultant, writer, and educator in the field of project and program management. His experience spans diverse industries including defense acquisition, construction, manufacturing, hardware and software development, finance, and professional services. During the last 6 years he has turned his attention to exploring the contributions of human behavior and uncertainty to the complexity of project and program environments. A co-author of both Managing Complex Projects(with Dr. Harold Kerzner) and PMI’s Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide, he is currently the principal consultant and owner of Carl Belack Consulting. He is also co-editing and co-authoring Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams: Reducing Project Complexity and Increasing Success in Project Management, scheduled to be published in late 2018.
 
Project Estimating and Planning 
Estimating is a great area of interest to all parties involved in project management.  Have you ever been asked, “How long do you think this will take?” or “When will this be done?” You’re not alone. Estimating projects is very challenging, especially when faced with evolving business requirements, a hallmark of the Agile process. In this session, agile project management expert Allison Grappone, will walk you step-by-step through agile estimating techniques you can use to understand the size of your project and how long it will take. You and your team will quickly come up with accurate estimates and you’ll be able to forecast completion dates based on how fast the team is moving.
You’ll learn how to deal with changes in scope and priority while always being able to tell management, “This is when we’ll be done. You will have knowledge of the following key topics at the end of the session:
* Understand how user stories, story points, planning poker, and velocity work together to provide predictable schedule estimates.
* Learn techniques you can immediately apply to your projects to estimate how fast your team will go, both before they start and as they’re getting ramped up.
* Learn about the cone of uncertainty and how to apply its concepts to present a larger range of estimated completion timeframes early in the project, and narrow that range as the project continues.

Speaker: Allison Grappone.  Allison has process improvement experience in non-profit, for-profit organizations and at startups, who we all know are neither non-profit or for-profit. She founded Nearby Registry, an e-commerce startup supporting local economies, in 2012 and expanded the business into communities across the country. She sold to a Seattle company in 2015.

She played a role in the formative years of the Entrepreneurship Foundation of New Hampshire and remains an active member of the Governor’s Live Free and Start Council, focusing her efforts on increasing the number of women investors in New Hampshire. 

After her startup experience she moved into Product Owner and ScrumMaster roles with Ascendle Technology. They use and constantly improve a scrum model that supports high-functioning teams who execute world-class products. She manages business processes for Ascendle, ensuring consistent, repeatable success across all scrum projects.  You can learn more about Allison and connect with her on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisongrappone/

 
 LEGO Exercise Workshop (Limited to 25 participants)
 During this unique session you will get a brief overview of Agile through a hands-on, multi-team, full-cycle, product-oriented Scrum simulation… all while playing with LEGOs. Organized into Agile teams, you will learn what it means to build an iterative and modular product and experience hands-on some key concepts of Agile: backlogs, story point estimations, sprinting, demos & retrospectives.
 
Presenter: Raj Heda
Raj Heda, Senior Manager, Agile transformation at The Boston Consulting Group.  A Boston University graduate, Raj Heda has two decades of experience as a technology consultant.  Energetic, technology consultant with core competency in scaling software agility at large enterprises using SAFe framework, agile transformation, execution, coaching and training. Raj has led multi-functional and global teams. In this panel he will provide insights into the role of agile analytics. Agile frameworks naturally provide valuable data at the end of each iteration. Can such information be leveraged to improve processes?
 
Strategic Program Management in the Context of Business Continuity
 Recent trends in this space include heightened client expectations, increasingly active global regulators and a renewed focus on risk management and governance.  How does a relatively small organization with a global remit balance the corporation’s long term vision with the day-to-day needs of the business units and their client base, while keeping all three lines of defense happy?
 
Presenter Matt Russell will cover recent organizational changes, new initiatives and the creation and maintenance of the program’s three-year strategic plan with a focus on the financial services sector. Matt is a Project Management Professional with 18 years of experience spanning his military and civilian careers. He has held leadership roles in the defense/manufacturing and financial services industries. He is currently assigned as Operations Flight Commander for a reserve squadron comprised of airbase engineers, fire protection, explosive ordinance disposal and chemical/biological warfare specialists. As a civil engineering officer in the U. S. Air Force, Matthew has led facility construction and maintenance projects at numerous installations. He served in the Combined Air Operations Center during the first months of Operation Enduring Freedom, managing the deployment of engineering forces. As Business Continuity Leader at Raytheon Company, Matthew worked with program managers to sustain operations following the Fukushima Nuclear Event, Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon Bombings and multiple attacks on employees and assets in the Middle East. In his current role at State Street Corporation, Matthew leads the Global Continuity Services Strategic Program Initiatives team.  He is a graduate of Princeton University and Boston College.   
 
 
Why Agile Projects Fail
Speaker: Alex Elentukh.  Alex is an accomplished Program Manager, Agile Coach, Quality Director with a broad expertise in software environments. During 25 years professional career Alex taught various program management and software engineering courses at several universities. At EMC, as an Agile coach, Alex introduced the backlog grooming to improve collaboration between product owners and engineering. As an enterprise architect at Fidelity, Alex managed the regression-intensive verification used by multiple scrums, cutting the field complaint rate by fifty percent. At Draper Labs Alex harmonized ISO and CMMI frameworks into the team-level Agile practice. Alex authored numerous papers on quality assurance and published the original IEEE paper “Motorola Policy for System Reliability” that laid foundation for a successful company-wide program. Alex also held the positions of QA director at two successful start-ups, Jupiter and Reveal.
 
CLOSING KEYNOTE (Friday June 8th, 2018) 
 
Complexity, Diversity and Harmony: A Musical Perspective of Project Management
 This presentation explores Project Management through a musical perspective. Exploring practice in different cultural and industrial contexts, consideration is given both to ways in which musical activity reflects distinctive approaches to Project, Program and Portfolio Management and to the often unique and complex project dynamics involved in musical creation. Viewing  projects of considerable social importance as well as commercial significance,  a deeply connecting to all levels of projects. Quite simply, music is a business, a cultural process, and a profoundly individual experience, and at all levels activities involved reflect distinctive approaches to, and interesting ways of thinking about project activities.
 
You will take away the following: 
             
●          Alternative perspectives of the management of risk
●          Practical insights into Team dynamics 
●          An understanding of cultures of knowledge-transfer and sharing as a key part of leadership skills
●          Practical ideas for the development of creativity in projects with a managerial outlook
●          Useful and productive methods for thinking about projects in musical ways
 
The session is designed to be accessible and informative for all levels of knowledge and experience, novel, intermediate, advanced or mixed. The educational and pedagogic focus will be presented so as to be accessible to non-expert audiences.
 
Raji Sivaraman  M.S., PMI-ACP, PMP, PMO-CP.  Principal – Pracademic                               
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raji-sivaraman-m-s-pmi-acp-pmp-01b12613
Author of: Making Projects Sing: A Musical Perspective of Project Management
https://www.amazon.com/Making-Projects-Sing-Perspective-Management/dp/1631574590
 
 
Post Conference Event 
Research Colloquium on “Project Management Strategy”
 Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes. Research tracks will focus on developing teaching curriculum for this track. This is the “third leg” of the PMI Talent Triangle and the Project Management Curriculum Guidelines.PMiP’s annual research colloquium has focused on curricula innovations in Project Management Education, provides an unique forum for conducting meaningful dialogue between practitioners and academic entities. In this session experts present research paper abstracts to analyze, and discuss a specific area each year. This year, the focus of the research colloquium is “Project Management Business and Strategy”.
 
The academic colloquia on education hosted by Boston University is a signature annual event and it plays a key role in the design and development of the curriculum guidelines sponsored by PMI. In the previous years, we hosted workshops dealing with academic education in domains of Technical Project Management and Leadership & Communication, and this year we focus on Business and Strategy.
 
Please submit your Paper Abstracts for presentation at The 2018 Colloquium for Project Management Education. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a future dossier on PM education.  Mode of presentation can be online (via Zoom) or on-campus. 
 
“Strategic knowledge and industry knowledge” can improve the project implementation and promote better corporate results.
Focus is on implementation and execution of projects according to the strategy of the company and being aware of the characteristics listed below. Note that possessing entrepreneurial ability and knowledge of the industry that PMs are working in is critical.
 
These include but are not limited to:
 
Knowledge of business 
Agile Project Management
Strategic Project Management
Supply Chain in Projects
Legal Aspects in Project Management
Business and Commercial Aspects of Projects
Governance in Projects
Agile Project Management
Portfolio and Program Management Principles
 
Send abstracts to: kanabar@bu.edu
 
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