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Fourth Annual Project Management Symposium Draws Record Crowd

Project management professionals from as near as D.C. and as far as Australia came together May 4-5 to share best practices, discuss lessons learned, and discover the latest advances in the field at the University of Maryland (UMD) Project Management Symposium. More than 300 people were in attendance, the largest number in the event’s four-year history. Hosted by the Project Management Center for Excellence in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the Project Management Symposium featured over 50 technical sessions on a broad range of topics: people in projects, construction management, federal programs, agile/IT, integrated project management, risk . . . continue reading
PMI SoMD Prince George’s County Community MeetingsPMI Southern Maryland Chapter and UMD PM Center for Excellence Partner to Host EventsProject Management Institute’s (PMI) Southern Maryland Chapter has teamed up with the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence (UMD) to host a series of Prince George’s County community meetings to provide their current chapter members (and potential new members) living and/or working in Prince George’s County the opportunity to advance their project management knowledge, network work other project management professionals and earn the PDU’s necessary to maintain their PMP certification. Through this partnership with UMD’s Project Management Center for Excellence, the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter is planning to offer eight (8) Prince George’s County community meetings in 2017 . . . continue reading
D.C.-Area Nonprofits Tap Into Local Project Management ExpertiseUMD's Project Manamanet Center for Excellence Hosts 2017 Project Management Day of Service

Representatives from 45 nonprofits teamed up with 220 project management experts January 16 to write and codify strategic goals, create fundraising plans, or take additional steps towards boosting worthy projects. Hosted by the Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland (UMD), the 2017 Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS™) provided an estimated $550,000 value to D.C.-area nonprofits. Paul Oyelakin consults Brainy Camps Association on marketing for fundraising “The impact is not just that my job is easier,” said Adrienne Fikes, executive director of the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria), who worked with a team of volunteer . . . continue reading
Bethel Abate: DC Water Project EngineerPM Graduate Success Story

By Ellen Ternes, from E@M Spring 2016 Tunnel Vision Keeps Abate on Track for Master’s Degree When civil engineer Bethel Abate (B.S. ’06, M.E ‘12) talks about her project management duties, she talks big. Really big.  As part of the DC Water’s DC Clean Rivers Project team, Abate is a project manager on a portion of the 2.6 billion dollar, 13-mile tunnel system that is designed to improve the water quality in the Anacostia, Potomac and Rock Creek Rivers by 2025. “By 2025, the project aims to reduce the combined sewer overflows by up to 98% significantly improving water quality and . . . continue reading
Christian David Presley: IT DirectorPM Graduate Success Story

Christian David Presley is a the Director of Information Technology Bioscience and Biotechnology Research at the Shady Grove Campus. Apply Apply for a Master of Engineering in Project Management (MEng).
The Wharf at Southwest WaterfrontCatriona Winter

As a Project Executive for The Clark Construction Group on the District Wharf Project in Washington DC, Catriona Winter led the design partners through an accelerated design period on its half-billion mixed-use waterfront project. The District Wharf project in Washington DC, is the result of the client, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront’s commitment to revitalizing the Southwest waterfront. Watch Catriona Winter’s Presentation In Winter’s presentation at the 2016 Project Management Symposium, “The District Wharf at Southwestern Waterfront, Washington, DC,” Winter discussed the development and execution of The Wharf, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Located along the historic Waterfront Channel, The District Wharf project aims to . . . continue reading
Intelligent DisobedienceWorkshop with Bob McGannon

If you would have told Bob McGannon that his life would turn out this way, he would have never believed it. As the Founder and Principal of Mindavation, McGannon has managed to take his passion in helping others and create a consulting business to guide others in reaching their full potential. Watch Bob McGannon’s 2016 Presentation As a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, an Executive Project Manager with IBM, and a Certified Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation, McGannon has more than 25 years of experience in IT, project management and project analysis. Through the experiences in his professional and . . . continue reading
2016 Project Management SymposiumTurning Knowledge into Practice

The University of Maryland’s third annual Project Management Symposium drew a record-breaking crowd May 12-13 as more than 260 project management professionals from the Baltimore-Washington region and areas around the world joined forces to tackle challenges impacting the field at large. Watch the Keynote Presentations Held by the university’s Project Management Center for Excellence in College Park, Md., this year’s event featured more than 70 esteemed speakers and keynotes covered topics ranging from project management methodology and disaster management to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and agile/IT. New this year, Aviation Week Network sponsored the Aerospace and Defense Best Practices track in response to . . . continue reading
2016 MLK Project Management Service Day

Over 300 project management professionals from nonprofit sectors from the DC Metro Area gathered at Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss social change within its organizations. This one-day event allowed participants from non-profit organizations collaborate with project managers to work for social change and manage the structure of projects efficiently. The highlight of the event featured, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the Small Business Administration( SBA) and a member of President Obama’s cabinet, who spoke about the importance of working together to impact the community and using the positions that we have to work for . . . continue reading
Engineering News-Record Honors CEE’s Galloway for Dedication to Water Infrastructure, ResiliencyThe Engineering News-Recordrecently named Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering Gerry Galloway the recipient of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is given by Engineering News-Record editors to individuals who have achieved a lifetime “legacy” of service to the construction and design industry, to their specific profession, and to the communities in which they live. Each year, the publication names Legacy Award recipients from each of its 10 regions. “Anytime you receive an award, you know that the recognition you are getting is the result of the work of so many others,” Galloway said. “I . . . continue reading
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