Project Management Conference 2016

Selected Videos from the 2016 conference is shown below.

Videos of the 2016 Conference

Password if asked is BUPM 

The information below is archive/historic 


What to Expect in the 2016 conference?

  1. Academic Symposium on the 12th (afternoon) – Limited seating. You must let us know if you plan to attend this session in person.
  2. Main Conference – All day on the 13th of May 2016. Keynotes in the morning. Keynote tracks in two concurrent sessions in the afternoon.

[Note: Hotel rooms are expensive! Conference cost is subsidized by sponsors. Please factor about $500 into your budget for hotels.]

Developing Technical Project Management Competencies

Boston University’s tenth annual Project Management in Practice Conference was designed for project management newcomers as well as certified practitioners. The two-day conference addresses the critical technical skills needed by project managers and associates to succeed in today’s workplace, regardless of industry.

Certified PMPs that attended the conference earn seven project management PDUs for their participation.


Thursday, May 12, 2016
808 Commonwealth Ave. Room 109

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM –PMP Preparation (6 week long guided review kick-off)

Designing a Curriculum for Developing Behavioral & Leadership Skills

12:45-1:00 p.m. — Curriculum development, program accreditation, and academic outreach – Welcome from Dr. Carla Messikomer, PMI

1:00–1:30 p.m. — Curriculum Challenges in Contemporary Project Management

1:30–2:00 p.m. — Plan, Distribute, and Manage Project Communications

2:00–2:30 p.m. — Project Team Building and Motivating

2:30–3:00 p.m. — Coffee Break

3:00–3:30 p.m. — Project Leadership

3:30–4:00 p.m. — Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders

4:00–4:30 p.m. — Ethics and Professionalism

4:30-5:00 p.m. — Remaining Topics: Virtual Project Management, Global Projects, Project Organization and Context


Friday, May 13, 2016
565 Commonwealth Ave, Room 101

Watch the main conference event live using high quality livestream.

8:30–9:00 a.m. — Birds-of-a-Feather breakfast session

9:00–9:15 a.m. — Welcome by Dr. Tanya Zlateva – Dean, Metropolitan College, Boston University

9:15–9:30 a.m. — Perspectives on the Conference Theme – Dr. Roger Warburton

9:30–10:15 a.m. — Managing Complexity in the Face of Uncertainty – Dr. Robert Wysocki (EII)

10:15-10:30 a.m. — Coffee Break

10:30–11:15 a.m. — The Simplest Ways to Manage Complex Project – Dr. Art Thomas, Syracuse University

11:15–12:00 p.m. — Project Governance & Metrics For Project Management

12:00–12:50 p.m. — Lunch & Birds of Feather Discussion

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Track A

Agile Project Management Track

1:00–2:00 p.m. — Comparison of PMBOK Technical Processes with Scrum (Agile)

2:00–3:00 p.m. — Backlog Grooming and Estimation – Alex Elentukh

3:00–4:00. — Agile Project Management and Agile Certifications Overview

Track B

Project Management Practitioner Track

1:00–2:00 p.m —  Conflict Resolution in Virtual Teams  – Stewart-Ting-Chong

2:00–3:00 p.m. — Getting the Attention of the C-Suite – Marie Bankuti

3:00–4:00 p.m. — PMP Preparation Using Templates- Kanabar – Dr. Vijay Kanabar