Content of the congress is according to the following themes:

  • Adaptive management.
  • Project leadership.
  • Early and late integration.
  • Collaboration.
  • Education and Learning from practice.
  • Beyond projects: Thinking the Future.
  • Adaptive management. Papers on e.g. Adapting PM models, Management of projects by direction vs. Management of projects by intent, Predict & Control versus Prepare & Commit, Multidisciplinary approach including social sciences, cross disciplinary research and others, Dealing with lumpers vs splitters, Theoretical foundations.
  • Project leadership. Papers on e.g. Move from Management to Leadership, Competencies of project managers, Observing on personal level/Project Manager as a person, Project manager careers, Horizontal and vertical leadership.
  • Early and late integration. Papers on e.g. Selecting design alternatives; How?, Integral commissions, front-end/integrated design. Cases in context. Renewal of Cross level thinking at decisions that transcend hierarchical borders, Design/development activities at lower levels of aggregation, Operating in ‘temporary’ partnerships vs. answering to the ‘parent organisation’, Multi supplier contracting & enacting.
  • Collaboration. Papers on e.g. Human centred approach: project actors, users, stakeholders, Collaborative long term relationships, Technical solution versus social acceptance, Strategic collaboration between partner firms, Co creation. With stakeholders, Acceptance problems.
  • Education and Learning from practice. Papers on e.g. Learning from project to project, Inter-project learning, Learning your way through projects, Project simulator, Educating Engineers, Design thinking in PM, Learning from projects through the parent organization, Learning from projects, topics like strategy, portfolio management, using projects to drive the core of a company.
  • Beyond projects: Thinking the Future. Papers on e.g. Project oriented leadership; what is a project oriented firm?, The changing nature of work – projectification is becoming pervasive so we are not just talking about projects but across the entire organisation, Developing principles for the future, Projects making the future, Pro-activeness, entrepreneurialism, innovation, risk taking orientation, Innovative and entrepreneurial behaviour, How can we organize projects for the future?