PMI Honors Top Achievers at 2010 Research and Education ConferenceBy Project Management Institute, PRNE
Monday, July 12, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 - Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading professional
membership organization for project managers, has honored five individuals
for their contributions to project management and education. The awards
recognize those who have significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and
practice of project management while showcasing the critical roles that
research and education play in the professionalization of project management
and its positive impact on business results.
The following awards were presented at the PMI(R) Research and Education
The 2010 PMI Research Achievement Award
PMI presented the 2010 PMI Research Achievement Award to Professor Janice
Lynne Thomas, Ph.D., M.B.A., for her exploration of organizational change,
team building, and leadership in project management. Her body of research and
work provides crucial insight into communication and the understanding of how
the practice of project management in organizations can be improved.
Dr. Thomas has led a number of PMI-sponsored research projects as well as
U.K. government-funded work. Prior to becoming an academic, she spent 10
years as a project manager in the fields of Information Technology and
Organizational Change. She is currently a Professor of Project Management and
Director of the Project Management Research Institute in the Faculty of
Business at Athabasca University, Canada.
This award recognizes and honors an individual who has significantly
advanced the concepts, knowledge, and/or practices of project management
through professionally conducted and authored project management research.
The 2010 Project Management Journal(R) Paper of the Year Award
PMI's 2010 Project Management Journal(R) Paper of the Year Award was
presented to Terence J. Cooke-Davies, Ph.D., Lynn H. Crawford, DBA, MTCP, and
Thomas G. Lechler, Ph.D. for their article Project Management Systems: Moving
Project Management From an Operational to a Strategic Discipline. The article
was published in the March 2009 issue of Project Management Journal.
Project Management Systems: Moving Project Management from an Operational
to a Strategic Discipline illustrates an aspect of the concept of "fit"
between an organization's Implementation of project management and its
organizational context. It explores how the underlying drivers of an
organization's strategy influence the nature of its projects and the
appropriateness of its project management measures.
This award is recognizes the paper that made a significant contribution
to project management knowledge and was published in Project Management
Journal(R) by PMI and Wiley in the previous year.
2010 Student Poster Award
Jefferson Leandro Anselmo, Ph.D., M.Sc., PMP(R) is the winner of PMI's
2010 Student Poster Award for his submission, Project Management In
Project-Based Businesses: An Integrated Proposal for the Management of the
Operational, Organizational and Strategic Dimensions.
Dr. Anselmo holds his B.S., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the University of San
Paulo, Brazil, as well as an M.B.A. from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil. A
published author on the subject of project and general management, he is a
project manager and member of the corporate project management office at
PromonLogicalis, a Brazilian systems integrator.
This award recognizes the best research presented by a student in poster
format at the 2010 Research and Education Conference. Student poster sessions
at the Conference provide students the opportunity to present their research
findings and speak with peers and seasoned researchers in the profession.
About the PMI Research and Education Conference 2010
The PMI(R) Research and Education Conference 2010 brings together an
audience of scholars, senior practitioners and students of project management
and allied disciplines. It provides the opportunity for attendees to present
and discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods.
The 2010 conference featured over 75 paper presentations, symposia and poster
sessions that cover various topics in project management research and
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
The world's leading professional membership organization for project
managers, PMI shares knowledge with more than one half million members and
credential holders in over 180 countries. Since 1969, PMI has impacted more
than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and
training organizations. Today, PMI's products and services range from
world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five
professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management
Professional (PMP)(R). PMI's exclusive Global Executive Council engages large
multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project
management. The only project management association with an established
academic research program, PMI has invested more than US$14 million in
support of dozens of research projects since 1997. Learn more at PMI.org.
Glenn R. Boyet, PMI, +1-610-356-4600 x1112, Glenn.Boyet at pmi.org; or Megan Maguire Kelly, PMI, +1-610-356-4600 x7030, Megan.Kelly at pmi.org
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