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ESI's view on Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2012

ESI's annual downlaodable report on trends for this year: "As the project environment grows in complexity, project management will require team, stakeholder and executive collaboration in 2012 like never before. On-the-job application of training, custom-made project approaches, innovative project tools and smarter resource management will be essential for driving the greatest business impact. Not only project management, but also the definition of “project success” has changed to encompass more than the triple constraint."  You can read it at

PRI's  digest of 2011



Prof Janice Thomas is awarded PMI Research Achievement Award 

PMI's 2010 Research Achievement Award winner was announced as our very own director Janice Thomas at the PMI Research and Education Conference held in Washington DC Tuesday July 13th.

PMI's award "recognizes and honors an individual who has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and/or practices of project management through professionally conducted and authored project management research."

Janice received this award in recognition "for her exploration of organizational change, team building, and leadership in project management. Her body of research and work provides crucial insight into communication and the understanding of how the practice of project management in organizations can be improved."



AU-PRI is a new form of research institute designed to take advantage of the social networking power and crowd wisdom enabled by the World Wide Web to improve our knowledge and practise of project management.

 The Centre of Innovative Management at Athabsaca University hosts this forward looking Research Institute in Project management. Well placed through its open university status to meet the needs of the research community in project management worldwide, the research institute is a place where collaborative research involving, and relevant to, academics and practitioners is happening. Researchers share findings of their new research projects; new researchers share their views on core project management literature; new research projects find a home for collaborative bidding and online collaborative research; advanced practitioners access and actively collaborate with the academic research community.


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The Institute

The newly created Project Management Research institute provides a focus on collaborative research excellence in project management. Read more..