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News, April, 2014

Welcome to EVM Europe 2014

Newsletter, April, 2014

The sixth edition of EVM Europe is coming closer and will be held in Belgium in December 2014. Prior to this new edition, we intend to keep our participants up to date with news on our upcoming activities and/or recent accomplishments on Integrated Project Management and Control.
This newsletter clearly illustrates what we mean with the EVM Europe “Research meets Practice” mission statement, and includes research news from Germany, three books and PM news from the business school. These topics might give our future participants a flavour of our next event’s topics.
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EVM Europe News

In March 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between EVM Europe and CPM to show our mutual respect and interest and to explore benefits for both organizations and their members. The memorandum can be downloaded here
A promotional video for the upcoming EVM World conference is now available on YouTube

Research News

At the bi-yearly Project Management and Scheduling (PMS) conference, Prof. dr. Nicholas Hall has mentioned Earned Value Management as a promising future research topic in his keynote speech. The paper written by Vanhoucke and Vandevoorde (2007) was mentioned as the peer-reviewed reference to initiate this future research.

Library News

New book “Integrated Project Management and Control: First Comes the Theory, then the Practice” written by Mario Vanhoucke is released in München and is available for sale at the Springer website.
A new book “Reinventing Communication: How to Design, Lead and Manage High Performing Projects” written by Mark Phillips is on its way and will be released from Gower Press.
The second edition of the book “Project Management using Dynamic Scheduling: Baseline Scheduling, Risk Analysis and Project Control” written by Mario Vanhoucke is now available and contains extensions on a commercial and research software tool, as well as more information on a PM business game. 

Edu News 

The four-days training “Introduction to Project Management” in Dutch was again a success! Quantitative topics on scheduling, risk and control combined with qualitative topics on people management have brought over 30 participants to the Ghent campus of our Vlerick Business School
Moreover, in March 2014, the elective course on “Dynamic Project Planning” has been held for the very first time at the Leuven campus. A small group of MBA students participated in this three-days course that includes topics on Schedule Risk Analysis and Earned Value Management. Next year’s edition is scheduled in Brussels in March 2015.


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