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For Immediate Release February 25, 2015

College Park, Md. – The University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior Executive Director with the International Institute for Learning, Inc., will offer a keynote presentation exploring how the field of project management has evolved in recent years during their 2015 Project Management Symposium.

Taking place June 8-9, 2015, at the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., the second annual symposium will feature nearly 60 session and featured speakers and bring together some of the leading minds in project management in the D.C. metropolitan area and across the globe.

Recognizing that executives today exhibit more trust in project managers than they have in years past, Dr. Kerzner will discuss how this increased trust has helped usher in a new era of project management – Project Management 2.0.

“For more than four decades, we relied solely upon time and cost as the only two metrics needed to manage a project,” Kerzner said. “We knew that time and cost alone could not determine the project’s health, nor were they a good indicator of project success or failure. Today, we are entering a new era in project management, where project information can be provided to everyone rather than just a selected few.”  Kernzer also noted that the key is to aim for “paperless project management” without sacrificing the integrity by which project managers operate.

Dr. Kerzner will be one of five keynote speakers featured during the two-day symposium. He will join Dr. Ed Hoffman (NASA), Ms. Karen Richey (U.S. Government Accountability Office), Mr. Chip Hastie (Clark Construction), and Ms. Jocelyn Davis (Nelson Hart LLC) in addressing a wide variety of trending topics in agile project management, communications and construction management, positive psychology and sustainability, and more.

Attendees are invited to explore each of these topic areas or craft their own experience by choosing those sessions that meet their specific interests. Even more, attendees can earn up to 15 professional development units (PDUs).

Given that last year’s symposium drew a capacity crowd, those interested in attending this year are strongly encouraged to register before the early-bird deadline of April 1st.

For more information, or to register, visit the 2015 Project Management Symposium website.

This event is made possible, in part, by a media sponsorship from PM World Journal.



About the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.”





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