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Each year, PMI awards grants of up to US$50,000 per project to support research with themes and perspectives that have direct application to the theory and/or practice of project management.
For 2019, PMI has awarded four Sponsored Research Grants:
Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients! The next Sponsored Research Program grant funding cycle opens 1 February 2019 for funding in 2020. To learn more about the PMI Sponsored Research Program, visit pmi.org/SponsoredResearch.
5 Reasons to Give Back Through PMIEF!
On this global day of giving, we are grateful for people like you who choose to support our mission to promote Project Management for Social Good®. We are focused on working together to help create a better future for people and communities around the world, especially our youth, by leveraging the power of project management. So, how would your gift make a difference?
This year, support from donors has helped PMIEF:
A gift to PMIEF of just $25 by year-end will have a ripple effect on people and communities around the world. Together we’ll change the world, one project at a time!
The annual PMI Academic Awards recognize and honor outstanding members of the profession who contribute in exemplary ways to research, teaching, literature, and practice in project management and related professions.
You can nominate your colleagues now for the 2019 Awards! The call for nominations is open from 1 November 2018 through 1 March 2019. You can nominate your colleagues for the following awards:
The PMI Research Achievement Award recognizes and honors an individual or group of individuals whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research.
The PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award recognizes and honors either an academic or a practitioner for excellence in contributing to both research and practice by conducting academic research and adapting research findings to practice.
The PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors an individual faculty member for excellence in teaching project management, and/or for their strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education.
2019 is the first year that the Teaching Excellence Award is named for Dr. Stuckenbruck, who served as Secretary on the PMI Board of Directors and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1980. He contributed to management and technical journals, wrote chapters for five published books, and presented papers at many professional society meetings. He also authored books and handbooks, including The Implementation of Project Management: The Professional's Handbook. He also prepared the Index of PMI Papers as published in the Proceedings of the Annual PMI Seminars/Symposia and in the Project Management Journal® 1969-84.
The PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award recognizes the author(s) of a published book that significantly advances project management knowledge, concepts, and practice.
For more information and submission guidelines for the 2019 PMI Academic Awards, visit https://www.pmi.org/about/awards/research-academic or email email@example.com.
PMI’s Project Management Journal (PMJ) is now accepting papers for a special issue on Project Transitions. While a great deal of research focuses on the specificities of various project phases, there are a number of technical, organizational, economic, and managerial challenges relating to the transitions across the phases. Transitional issue examples include, but are far from limited to, challenges such as the handover of data and knowhow, change in the workforce, and scope management.
Surprisingly, transition-related project phenomena remain remarkably under-investigated. Addressing transitional issues in projects is important not only for creating projects that deliver value to their respective organizations, users, and operators but also to maintain a more effective delivery while moving from one phase to the next.
Contributions to this special issue can be theoretical or empirical, based on any project-related topic concerning transitions. Authors may choose to focus on transitions across the temporal phases of the system’s life as the main conceptual framework. However, the special issue editors strongly encourage contributions addressing project transitions under new or different conceptual lenses.
Editors for this special issue are:
The deadline for papers is 31 January 2019. For more information on the special issue, visit https://www.pmi.org/learning/publications/project-management-journal/special-issue-project-transitions.
General submission guidelines are available from the journal publisher, SAGE, at https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/project-management-journal/journal203528#submission-guidelines.
To submit a paper, visit the journal submission site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pmj.
October Book Club
We are excited to announce the ProjectManagement.com October book club! The book club provides an opportunity to participate in webinars and discussions around selected books relevant to the overall practice of project management. The book club occurs in three parts:
The first 25 PMI members registered for the closing book club webinar will receive a complimentary copy of the book and will be notified via email. Additional participants will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book at their own expense.
All community members will be able to view the book club opening webinar and participate in the discussion forum. We will evaluate the content of each opening and closing book club webinar to determine the eligibility and breakdown for PDUs.
Our book club book for October is The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value by Lynda Carter
Lynda Carter is the founder and President of Competitive Edge Consulting. Inc. Lynda has extensive project management experience, which includes designing and delivering project management training programs as well as consulting with senior project management leaders in various industries in all aspects of project management.
Lynda is a lecturer in the both Math and Computer Science Department and the MBA program at Baldwin Wallace University.
Lynda has published articles and white papers, including:
Gerri Hura and Lynda Carter. "71. Project Management." Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Vol. 1. N.p.: Wiley, 2012. 363-69. Print. Key Topics and Issues.
The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management provides simple, effective techniques in a way that encourages collaborative conversations with key resources and delivers business value. Book highlights include:
Our October book club host is Tolitha Lewis, PMP. Tolitha has been a PMI Volunteer Leader since 2008. She was elected as a Director to the PMI Information Systems Specific Interest Group (PMI-ISSIG) in 2008 and served until the completion of the transition to a Community of Practice (CoP) in 2011. In 2012, Tolitha was appointed to the Leadership Team of the Consulting CoP, now referred to as the Consulting practice area, and has been a leader in the webinar program ever since. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tolitha is a Sr. Project Manager.
To register for the closing live book club webinar, please visit the webinar page on ProjectManagement.com, find the book club closing webinar and click on the “Register for this webinar” link.
Please visit the book club information and discussion on the Project Management.com books page.
For additional questions, please visit the ProjectManagement.com Book Club FAQ page.