Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland http://pm.umd.edu Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland en-us Copyright 2014 Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland. International Project Management Day http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=882 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=882 The International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is pleased to announce a free virtual event for International Project Management Day. The event will be November 6, 2014. Please click the image above to register, or click here. About IIL: International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is proud to be the educational provider of choice for many top global companies. IIL's core competencies include Project, Program and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; Agile; PRINCE2®; ITIL®; Leadership and Interpersonal Skills; and Sustainability and Corporate Consciousness. In addition to innovative learning solutions, IIL has established IIL Printing, specializing in sustainable printing, binding and fulfillment; IIL Speakers, a bureau of industry experts in Project Management, Business Analysis, Sustainability and Leadership; IIL Media, a full service video production company; and IIL Publishing, a source . . . . Read the full story at http://pm.umd.edu. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:49:00 -0400 International Project Management Day 2013 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=850 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=850 Power of the Profession is a free global virtual summit that celebrates the discipline of project management and its essential role in the implementation of best business practices across organizations and the continued return of value for stakeholders ensuring long term growth and success. IPMDay 2014 features keynotes and video presentations from thought leaders in project and portfolio management, leadership, information technology, engineering and global finance. Project Management Professionals who participate can earn up to 12 Professional Development Units. Register today for IPMDay 2014 today. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:44:00 -0400 Currently Hiring: Graduate Assistant http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=841 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=841 The Department of Capital Projects is currently seeking a well-qualified graduate student to hire as a Graduate Administrative Assistant. Candidates should be flexible and able to handle many tasks simultaneously, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The GA should be proficient in MS Project, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, MS Office and more. Tasks will include filing documents, distributing documents, administrative tasks, maintaining design review documents, and more. For more information and a full listing of the opening, please contact Glenda Agorsor at gagorsor@fm.umd.edu. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:56:00 -0400 Congrats to Hakob Avetisyan! http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=835 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=835 One of the Project Management Center for Excellence's graduates, Hakob Avetisyan, has been making waves in the project management world. Avetisyan has recently accepted a tenure-track position at California State University, Fullerton, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He will be working as an Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management. Avetisyan will be earning his Ph.D from the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering at College Park in July 2013. As well, a paper that he published in ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management in 2012 on construction equipment selection model was nominated a 2012 Best Paper Award by the journal. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:35:00 -0400 Spring Faculty Meeting http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=834 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=834 The spring faculty meeting, which took place on May 21, 2013, went smoothly as our faculty discussed course evaluations, new features and tricks in the student-faculty communication tool Canvas, experimental teaching, and the 2014 Project Management Symposium. Director John Cable and Graduate Assistant David Choy discuss the Project Management Website to faculty members. Director John Cable presents on where he hopes the Project Management Center for Excellence will go in the future. Faculty members and former and current students gather outside of Martin Hall, home to the Project Management Center for Excellence after the spring meeting. Mohamed Mahmoud Helaly (left), who was a student at the Project Management Center for Excellence, came to the spring meeting from Qatar. He was happy to re-connect with director John Cable. Tue, 28 May 2013 12:46:00 -0400 April Congratulations! http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=833 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=833 There are many congratulations in order this month at the Project Management Center for Excellence! Graduate Assistant Clara Cheung has been selected as a Distinguished Teaching Assistant for the 2012-2013 school year. A reception will be held on May 10th. Clara Cheung has been the TA for ENCE662, or Introduction to Project Management at the graduat elevel, and for ENCE320, Introduction to Project Management at the undergraduate level. She has been a TA for the past 4 years. "There is nothing better than working at what you are passionate while others recognize your contribution and achievement," said Cheung. Cheung is currently completing the University Teaching and Learning Program, which is organized by the Center for Teaching Excellence. With this award, she is being recognized as the top 10% of TAs at the University of Maryland. Adjunct faculty member Neil Schulman as been accepted as one of 20 faculty members to attend the Chesapeake P . . . . Read the full story at http://pm.umd.edu. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:33:00 -0400 Faculty Member Mirosław Skibniewski Elected to Poland's Academy of Engineering http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=832 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=832 Professor Miroslaw Skibniewski of the A. James Clark school of Engineering was recently elected to Poland's Academy of Engineering. While visiting his native Poland in March to deliver a lecture, he was notified that he had been elected to the Academy. "I certainly felt honored, especially for the fact that this recognition came from my native country which has strong traditions in science and engineering," said Skibniewski. Skibiewski, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, started his career studying civil engineering the the 1970's at the Warsaw University of Technology before moving to the United States for work. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked at Purdue University in Indiana for about 20 years before moving to the University of Maryland in 2005. Skibniewski focuses his academic activity with the e-Construction Group, a pro . . . . Read the full story at http://pm.umd.edu. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:38:00 -0400 Global Accreditation 2013 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=831 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=831 Project Management Director John Cable speaks to a group of alumni on Monday, February 25, 2013. An alumni luncheon was part of the GAC conference. (Mark Hsu/UMD) On Monday, February 25, 2013, the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Educational Programs (GAC) visited the University of Maryland. The visit occurs every seven years- the last visit was the university's initial accreditation, in 2005. "[The GAC] got to ';look under the hood' so to speak," said John Cable, the director of the Project Management program. "The visit went well, and I don't anticipate any problems. In their out-brief to us on Wednesday, they had really positive things to say." During the re-accreditation visit, the GAC took a comprehensive look at the school's program, learning outcomes, faculty resumes, classes and library resources. Current alumni, faculty, and students also met with members of the GAC to get more o . . . . Read the full story at http://pm.umd.edu. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:54:00 -0500 ASQ Grants Fellow Status to Michael G. O’Connor http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=828 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=828 Congratulations to PhD Candidate Michael O'Connor! Press release: ASQ Grants Fellow Status to Michael G. O'Connor Milwaukee, Wis., January 09, 2013 - Michael G. O'Connor, of Lino Lakes, and Minnesota, was recently awarded ASQ Fellow status along with 24 other members of the worldwide organization dedicated to and passionate about quality. The ASQ board of directors recently recognized the Fellows based on the members' distinction and pre-eminence in the technology, theory, education, application or management of quality control. ASQ Fellows represent diverse industries on a global scale. The 2012 Fellows come from companies and organizations such as Chrysler, Beechcraft Corp., James Madison University, the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program and Seoul National University. ASQ has more than 600 active Fellows. O'Connor, at Medtronic Inc., received Fellow membership status for being a dedicated medical device profess . . . . Read the full story at http://pm.umd.edu. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:23:00 -0500 Director John Cable named Editorial Advisor for PM World Journal http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=826 http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=826 2 December 2012 - Dallas, London, Sydney - PM World has announced that Professor John Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence in the A.J. Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, will join the Editorial Advisory Board for the global PM World Journal (PMWJ). The PMWJ is a monthly eJournal devoted to the creation of new knowledge and continuous learning related to professional program and project management (P/PM). Before taking on his current role as the Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence, John Cable served in the newly formed U.S. Department of Energy in 1980, where he was involved with developing energy standards for buildings, methods for measuring energy consumption, and managing primary research in energy conservation. As an architect and builder, Mr. Cable founded and led John Cable Associates in 1984, a design build firm. In 2002, Mr. Cable was appointed to the inaugural board for the new . . . . Read the full story at http://pm.umd.edu. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:27:00 -0500