Project Management Symposium to Feature NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Hoffman

College Park, Md. – The University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence has proudly named NASA Chief Knowledge Officer, Dr. Ed Hoffman, one of five keynote speakers for the second annual Project Management Symposium, taking place June 8-9, 2015, at the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md.

During his presentation, "Creating Knowledge Services for Modern Technical Project Organizations: The REAL Knowledge Approach," Hoffman will discuss how organizations and practitioners can best leverage project knowledge and knowledge services to get things done in the modern complex project environment.

"Knowledge is the essential element for the creation of successful physical and virtual products and services," Hoffman said. "It should be viewed as an organized set of content, skills, and capabilities gained through experience as well as through formal and informal learning that both organizations and practitioners apply to make sense of new and existing data and information."

In addition to Hoffman, this year’s symposium will feature keynote presentations from Ms. Karen Richey (U.S. Government Accountability Office), Mr. Chip Hastie (Clark Construction), Dr. Harold Kerzner (International Institute for Learning, Inc.), and Ms. Jocelyn Davis (Nelson Hart LLC). Driven by the goal of “Connecting Academically Rigorous Research with Practical Applications,” each speaker will draw from his or her own experiences and focus areas to tackle some of the most pressing topics in project management today.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to customize their event experience by choosing from a selection of nearly 60 sessions and featured presentations on pivotal topics in sustainability, federal programs, risk and big data, public private partnerships, education and more. All those interested in participating are strongly encouraged to register before the early-bird deadline of April 1st to take advantage of reduced registration rates and to ensure a reserved seat at what is anticipated to be a sell-out event. Those attending this year’s symposium can also qualify to earn up to 15 professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining a PMI credential.

As the Baltimore-Washington region’s premier project management symposium, this event is a high-value

opportunity for project management professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience. As such, companies looking to engage area and global project managers, academics and research professionals alike will want to consider available sponsorship opportunities for this event before it is too late.

For more information, or to register, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

This event is made possible, in part, by a media sponsorship from Project Management 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.”

Published March 17, 2015