Academic and Scientific Program Committee
Chair of the Academic and Scientific Program Committee is:
Chair: Beverly Pasian, Associate Professor at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Dr. Beverly Pasian, MA (ODE), DPM, FPMAC is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She is educated in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Beverly is the founding President of the Project Management Association of Canada (2007-10) and the first recipient of its Fellowship award. She is a current member of the Research Management Board, an expert member of the Project Excellence Baseline team, and a former expert member of the Delta OCB project team.
Within the Netherlands, Beverly has launched the Dutch National Research Group (DNRG) to focus attention on the research streams in the upcoming IPMA World Congress and build up greater communication and collaboration amongst Dutch-based researchers and practitioners. The focus of this work will be on the human factors of project management – a focus that will continue post-Congress as DNRG works to establish itself as a centre of research and discussion on these factors.
Immediate and future publishing plans include several pioneering and international efforts – the first-ever book on methods specific to project management research: Designs, Methods & Practices for Research of Project Management (Gower Publishing – 2013) and an annual monograph series, Project Management Research: Asia-Pacific Perspectives (along with her RMB colleague, Michael Young). Other publications, including an edited volume on project management maturity and a special issue of the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, are in development.
Members of the Academic Program Committee are:
Prof. Christophe Bredillet, Director, Project Management Academy, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
Professor Christophe Bredillet PhD, IPMA Level A certified & assessor, FAPM, FIoD, is the Director of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Project Management Academy and specializes in the fields of Portfolio, Program & Project Management (P3M) research, consulting and corporate education. Professor Christophe Bredillet’ s main interests and research activities are in Philosophy of Science and Practice in P3M, including principles & theories, dynamic of evolution of the field, standards, governance, organizational project management and performance at organizational, team and individual levels. He has been Executive Editor of the Project Management Journal (Wiley) from May 2004 to December 2012.
Lynn Crawford – Director, Human Systems International Limited, Professor of Systemic Management, ISCE
Lynn Crawford is involved in project management practice, education, and research and is Professor of Project Management at both the Lille Graduate School of Management (ESC Lille), France and Bond University, Australia. Through Human Systems International Limited, Dr Lynn Crawford works globally with organisations concerned with improving their project management capability. In her academic roles she has carried out research on topics such as project management competence, business change, contextual variation, public sector project governance and management of disasters as projects. She is a Life Fellow of AIPM, Honorary Member of IPMA, Co-Vice-Chair of PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Board, a director of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS) and was recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award.
Liselore Havermans, assistant professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, VU University Amsterdam
Liselore’s main research interests are leadership and development, especially in the context of project-based organizations. She recently defended her PhD dissertation “Leadership in project-based organizations: Dealing with complex and paradoxical demands” at the University of Amsterdam. In collaboration with other academics and practitioners, Liselore continues exploring leadership and development in contexts rife with complex and paradoxical demands. She is Management Board Member and Team Lead, Publications of DNRG (Dutch National Research Group in project management).
Prof.dr.ir. Fred J. Heemstra, Emeritus professor in software management, Open University, Netherlands and senior consultant, KWD result management
Prof.dr.ir. Fred J. Heemstra em (1950) is Emeritus professor in software management based at the Open University in the Netherlands. He works as senior consultant for KWD result management. He has a MsC in management sciences, post graduate in computer sciences and a PhD in Software Management. Fred Heemstra worked for the College of economics in Breda and as an IT manager at IT-Infologic, associate professor at TU Eindhoven University, full professor at Twente University, consultant Vreelandgroep, dean Dutch Open University, kWD resultaat Management. Fred’s research interests on the fields of project cost management, risk management, ERP management, quality management.
Dr. Helgi Thor Ingason, associate professor, University of Reykjavik, Iceland
Dr. Helgi Thor Ingason (b. 1965) holds a PhD in process metallurgy from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MSc in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Iceland and a Stanford Advanced Project Management Certification from Stanford University. He is an IPMA Certified Senior Project Manager (B level). Dr. Ingason is an associate professor at the University of Reykjavik. He is the head of the MPM – Master in Project Management – program at the university. The research fields of Dr. Ingason range from quality- and project management to system dynamics and renewable energy, production, transport and utilization, changes in the energy infrastructure and energy carriers of the future.
Dr. Ingason has reported on his research at conferences and in several reviewed conference and journal papers. He is the co-author of 6 books in the Icelandic language on project management, strategic planning, product development and quality management. He is also a co-author of the book “Project ethics”, published by Gower in January 2013. From January 2013 he is a member of the Research Management Board of IPMA. Dr. Ingason was interim CEO of Orkuveita Reykjavikur (Reykjavik Energy) from 2010 to 2011. A co-founder of Nordica Consulting Group, Dr. Ingason is a management consultant and a recognized speaker.
Dr. Anne Keegan BBS PhD (TCD) is Associate Professor at Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. She has held lectureships at Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has a PhD in Management Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Anne’s current research interests centre on the related fields of organizational change, human resource management, and organizational aspects of project management including leadership. Anne has published articles in several established journals including the International Journal of Project Management, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Anne presents her work at international conferences including IRNOP, the Academy of Management (US) and the European Group for Organization Studies as well as giving presentations for managers and practitioners.
Prof.dr.ing. Alfons van Marrewijk, Professor in Business Anthropology, Department Organization Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
Prof.dr.ing. Alfons van Marrewijk (1960) is professor in Business Anthropology at the Department Organization Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam, where he received his Ph.D. in Organization Anthropology. Earlier he graduated in Electronics at the Dutch Technology College and worked in various organizations as project manager. His academic work focused on the everyday life in technology driven organizations and complex (mega)projects.
Shankar Sankaran PhD MEng teaches project management at the Master of Project Management Program at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests are in project management (leadership and governance), systems thinking (soft systems methodology), action research (organisational) and Linking Theory and Practice. Shankar worked in industry as a senior project manager for more than fifteen years before joining academia. Shankar has an international exposure to project management having worked in engineering, construction and business change projects in India, Middle East, South East Asia, USA and Oceania.
Prof. Yvonne Schoper, Ph.D., Professor for International Management, Technical Project Management and Innovation and Technology Management, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Schoper, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim (Germany)
Prof. Yvonne Schoper, PhD is Professor for International Management, Technical Project Management and Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim. She was educated in Germany, France and the UK and has a BSc in Engineering Management, an MSc International Management and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. She worked as a project manager in the car industry in several international product development projects. Since 2009 she is also associate Professor for Project Management at the Tongji University in Shanghai (China). She is Executive Board Member of GPM, the IPMA subsidiary in Germany, where she is responsible for the area of research. Her special research interest is intercultural project management, particularly in complex technical environment.
Dr. Peter M. Storm is Managing director of Kennis & Co in The Hague. Peter Storm studied Economics (University of Groningen, 1971) and Organization Behavior (Kellogg Graduate School of Mgt, 1977). Since 1974 Peter Storm has been involved in teaching, research and consulting in the areas of strategic management, project management, leadership and organization development. In 1983 he became the founding Dean of the Faculty of Management at the Open university of the Netherlands. In 1996 he founded AMI consultancy, which specializes in organization development. In 2006 he founded Kennis&Co, which specializes in knowledge management within and between organizations. Several times he has been awarded grants for his research in the area of project management by PMI. Peter has published a series of books and articles on project management.
Janice Thomas, PhD (Organizational Analysis), MBA, BSc (Econometrics)
Dr. Janice Thomas has 30 years of experience in the project management field as a practitioner, researcher and educator. Janice is well known in the international project management community, both from serving on PMI RMAG and in an editorial capacity for journals such as PMJ, IJPM, IEEE, and, and through her involvement with collaborative research such as the Researching the Value of PM (funded by PMI) and Rethinking Project Management (funded by the UK’s national science research council). In 2006, she was recognized as one of the 25 most influential women in project management by PMNetwork magazine. In 2010, Janice was awarded the Research Achievement Award by the Project Management Institute as “an individual who has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and/or practices of project management through professionally conducted and authored project management research”. Today she is the Director of the Project Research Institute at Athabasca University in Canada.
Prof. J. Rodney Turner, Professor of Project Management at Kingston Business School and at SKEMA Business School in Lille, France
Prof. J. Rodney Turner MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), BE (Auck), CEng, FIMechE, FAPM, MInstD is Professor of Project Management at Kingston Business School and at SKEMA Business School, in Lille France where he is Scientific Director for the PhD in Project and Programme Management at. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and the Kemmy Business School, Limerick. During the academic year 2012-3 he has been Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Berlin. Rodney was educated at Auckland University where he did a Bachelor of Engineering and Oxford University where he received an MSc in Industrial mathematics and a DPhil in Engineering Science. Rodney was introduced to project management working in the heavy process plant industry, working for ICI as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the petrochemical industry.
Rodney is the author or editor of sixteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management. He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management. Rodney is Vice President, Honorary Fellow and former chairman of the UK’s Association for Project Management, and Honorary Fellow and former President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Derek Walker, Professor of Project Management and Director of Research, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Derek Walker is Professor of Project Management and Director of Research at the School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University. He worked in various project management roles in the UK, Canada, and Australia for 16 years before commencing his academic career in 1986. He obtained a Master of Science from the University of Aston (Birmingham) in 1978, and a PhD in 1995 from RMIT University (Melbourne). He has written over 250 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and supervised 24 doctoral candidates through to completion. He is (co-)author of the books; What Enables Project Success: Lessons from Aid Relief Projects, Early Warning Signs in Complex Projects, Procurement Systems – A Cross Industry Project Management Perspective.
His research interests centre on innovation diffusion of information and communication technologies, knowledge management, project management and project procurement systems. He also teaches into the Master of Project Management (MPM) academic program at RMIT. He is editor of The International Journal of Managing Projects in Business for Emerald Insight and is a member of the editorial board of the Project Management Journal, The Learning Organization, Construction Innovation and several other journals.
Members of the Scientific Committee are:
Marian Bosch Rekveldt, Assistant Professor Project Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marian Bosch-Rekveldt is an Assistant Professor Project Management at Delft University of Technology. She holds a MSc in mechanical engineering (1999) and a PhD in project management (2011) entitled “Managing project complexity: a study into adapting early project phases to improve project performance in large engineering projects”. Before starting her PhD research, she worked as a project engineer/manager at a Dutch organization for applied research. She is involved in teaching and research in the field of project management of large (infrastructure) projects.
Ir.Ing. Albert Ponsteen (1970) obtained his master degree in information technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology (1994) and is a PhD student at ‘Business Process Management & IT’ at the School of Management, Dutch Open University in Heerlen. He has years of experience in managing multi-project environments and is co-founder of GLOW-Management which develops multi-project management approaches and supporting tools. He is active member of the publication team of the Dutch National Research Group (DNRG) in project management.
Michael Young is an award-winning project, program and portfolio manager, having been recognized with over 20 national and international awards in project management and in business. He plays an active leadership role in the project management profession both within Australia and internationally. Michael is a past Chapter President and national board member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), the author of the AIPM competency standard for portfolio management, chaired the recent review of post-Diploma project management qualifications in the Australian vocational training system and currently chairs the AIPM Standards Committee. Michael is also a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Research Management Board and is the Australian delegate to the IPMA Competency Baseline (ICB 4.0) project. He is also the IPMA representative to the ISO Technical 258. Michael is a Fellow of the AIPM, Fellow of the APM and Certified Practicing Project Director and holds qualifications in business, computer science management, auditing, training and assessment, project management and strategic procurement.
In a 30 year careers in project management, Miles has led a variety of projects in UK, Eastern Europe and Russia. His later work centred on the develop project management techniques used to decommission nuclear reactors in UK. Miles works with Government agencies, universities, the media and professional societies to improve understanding of project management. He is a past Chairman of the Association for Project Management and currently a Vice President, while for the International Project Management Association he is a Past President and twice Chairman of Council).
Mladen Vukomanović works as Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb. He was involved in two research projects which have resulted in more than 50 publications, among which four books. He has participated in many international conferences and has held three keynote speeches. He leads an IT project for developing software for construction management – GALA and a research project, sponsored by Croatian Association for Construction Management: „Business Excellence in the Construction Industry in Croatia“. Since 2009 he obtains the function of the managing editor of international scientific journal: Organization, Technology & Management in Construction.
His research interests focus on: Performance management, Key Performance Indicators, benchmarking, TQM, Business Excellence, Strategic Management in Construction, Project Management Processes (including methodologies, tools & techniques) and Information technology in Construction.
Besides working for the university he is actively involved in International Project Management Association (IPMA). He took part in IPMA Delta, as a member of the core team. Currently takes part in IPMA ICB/ICRG 4.0 programme. He was the project manager and the program director of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Dr. Prof. Anbang Qi, Chairman of the IPMA Research Management Board of IPMA
– Deputy President of Project Management Research committee of China.
– Professor of the Business School of Nankai University, China.
– A senior counselor of Tianjin Municipal Government for Management.
– He has awarded several research awards, including the Research Award winner 2009 of IPMA.
– He has received several National Excellent Teaching Awards of China.
– He published over 30 papers and more than 20 research monograph or text books in recent 10 years.
– He is an active member of editorial board of several Journals about project management both
Dr Nigel L. Williams, Senior Lecturer in Project Management, Bournemouth University
Nigel Williams is also the current Knowledge Management lead of the OPM COP and has been the past Council Chair. Before joining the University, Nigel worked for 15 years as a Project Manager and Business Consultant for manufacturing organizations in the Caribbean Region. Nigel holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Marketing from the University of the West Indies and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. A member of the Project Management Institute, he holds the Project Management Professional qualification. He also holds the Prince 2 qualification. His research interests include Organizational Project Management, PM Online communities and PM Maturity models.