3° PMI ITALIAN ACADEMIC WORKSHOP
Sapienza Università di Roma
20-21 Settembre 2018
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The PMI® Italian Academic workshop is an event in which scholars and practitioners will work intensively on the topic of project complexity through a cooperation between industry’s experience and academics’ rigorousness towards the goal. The workshop aims to support participants to develop their researches to a further stage through in-depth discussions.
TOPIC OF THE WORKSHOP
Contemporary organizations are undertaking increasingly complex projects in globalized, uncertain and dynamic environments. The proliferation of multi-organizational international programs, the emergence of new technologies, the growing sophistication of projects’ scope characterized by challenging technical, time and cost requirements and the increasing number of stakeholders involved are only some of the factors that increase or generate project complexity.
During last decade, scholars and practitioners proposed different ways to deal with project complexity. Some authors support the philosophy of simplification suggesting the use of pre-established schemes, different tools and advanced skills or even the use of simplified methodologies, which require a proactive approach. Another way consists in recognizing complexity and “navigating” it, being aware of the inevitable criticalities and threats, in order to develop distinctive technical, organizational and individual capabilities for successfully driving complexity factors.
Enhancing the understanding of what project complexity is and delineating the technical, environmental, and organizational attributes of projects that increase or generate complexity can be fundamental steps towards the identification of drivers that cause complexity and consequences for project management performance.
The Project Management Institute (PMI®) in the book Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide (2014) formally recognizes the fundamental issue of managing complex projects by exploring the elements that underlie their complexity and suggesting some practical solutions to respond to the challenges of project complexity. Furthermore, recently the PMI has updated its body of knowledge to the sixth edition highlighting competencies required by project management practitioners to manage complex projects.
The PMI® Italian Academic Workshop is an event in which scholars and practitioners will work intensively on the topic of project complexity through a cooperation between industry’s experience and academics’ rigorousness towards the goal. The workshop aims to support participants to develop their researches to a further stage through in-depth discussions.
The workshop is organized by Sapienza Università di Roma and PMI Italy Chapters® at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”.
The program is structured as follows:
- Plenary & Parallel Sessions “Research Stream” – 20th September morning;
- Social Lunch – 20th September noon;
- Plenary Sessions “Education Stream” – 20th September afternoon;
- Plenary Session “Collaborations among University-Industry Stream-PMI®” – 21st September morning.
Final program will be published in June.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
In this workshop, we call for both practical and theoretical research on the topics of project complexity and project complexity management from different perspectives (strategic, economic, organizational, technical, managerial…) in form of extended abstracts.
We welcome contributions at different stages of development. Researches at preliminary stages like well-justified research proposals and papers containing first research results are acceptable. All contributions will be evaluated by anonymous reviewers.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP
Accepted research contributions will be available to all participants through a private access to workshop website. Research contributions will be published in the book of proceedings with ISBN. The inclusion of the extended abstracts or papers in the proceedings is subjected to authorization of the authors and participation to the workshop of at least one author.
After the Workshop, selected authors will be invited to further elaborate their research contributions and write articles to be considered for publication of a special issue in scientific journals.
Official language of the workshop is Italian, but research contributions and presentations should be written in English. English will be used during presentations if not Italian-speaking people will attend the sessions.
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