Chapter News

The call for submissions for the PMI Research and Education Conference, 15-18 July 2012 in Limerick, Ireland, is now open.

The conference is a premier international project management research and education event. It brings together the audience of scholars, senior practitioners and students of project management and allied disciplines. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to present and discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods.

If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please submit your proposal before 1 December 2011.

Visit the Research and Education Conference 2012 page to download your copy of the proposal submission guidelines.

The conference registration will open in early 2012.

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Over the years the  Capgemini Project Portfolio Management and Project Management Office (PPM/PMO)
expert group has conducted several surveys to keep track of the latest trends in the Project Performance Improvement arena. You are invited to participate in this year’s online survey because you work in this area of expertise and therefore your opinion is very valuable to us. 

The purpose of this 2011 survey is to explore the views of leading organizations regarding the
PPM/PMO processes and the use of PPM solutions as a means to establish their (IT) governance. The survey is available online until June 30th 2011 via:


Project Portfolio Management / PMO survey 2011


Completing the survey will take about 30 minutes of your time.

As result of this survey we continue our publications in our Project Performance Improvement
series and we will send you a PDF copy of the whitepaper resulting from this survey by mail. You also have a change of winning a PPM Health check or P3O Evaluation for your organization (valued at € 10.000,--) for free. 

In advance we would like to express our sincerest thanks for taking the time to share your

Finding tools to improve decision-making in teams of experts is one of top priorities in management research. The present survey contributes to a research focusing on information processing in committees. The study should lead to the improvement of the
effectiveness and efficiency of the process of decision-making. We focus on the specific case wherein decisions are made regarding innovation and investments project proposals. In evaluating these project proposals go/no-go decisions and decisions regarding the allocation of budgets are made. These decisions are referred to as screening decisions.

When answering the questions, please keep in mind the last situation in which you are/were involved in a decision-making process regarding a specific case of an innovation or investment project proposal. The survey takes about fifteen to twenty minutes of your time.

Your answers will be treated confidentially and will only be used for an aggregate form of data analysis. No individual firm or manager will be identified in the study.

This study is part of a research program of the Institute for Management Research at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. This program investigates how the use of information and effectiveness and efficiency of decision-making could be improved.

When you are interested in receiving an executive summary of the study, please leave your e-mail address at the end of the survey.


Survey on Decision-making of committees.

We highly appreciate your cooperation!

Anouk den Ambtman

Dr. Allard van Riel

MSc student


Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

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