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Peter Morris named Global Advisor for project management entity PMForum

04-23-2007 01:12 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: PMForum.org, Inc.

Dallas, Texas—April 23, 2007 — PMForum, Inc. announced today that Professor Peter Morris, PhD, current Vice President and former Chair of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the United Kingdom, has been named a global advisor to the company. Global advisors provide advice and guidance to the company’s editorial team on ways to better serve the world of professional project management. PMForum operates www.pmforum.org, one of the world’s most popular project management websites, and produces the popular monthly PM World Today eJournal.

According to PMForum Managing Editor David Pells, “Peter Morris is one of the most widely recognized project management authorities in Great Britain and worldwide. He is well known throughout Europe as a frequent keynote speaker at project management conferences, and as the former chair of APM and vice chair of IPMA. He is also well respected for his academic achievements, his research and teaching in the project management field. We are highly honored to have him on our advisory team.”

Peter Morris is currently Professor of Construction and Project Management at University College London (www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk) and Executive Director of INDECO, a leading consultancy in the management of projects (www.indeco.co.uk). He is also currently a Vice President and was previously Chairman of the Association for Project Management (APM), the professional body for project management in the UK. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the Switzerland-based federation of national project management societies. He is a (Honorary) Fellow of APM, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has been a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in the USA since 1976.

Professor Morris has conducted extensive research on the competencies required to develop and deliver projects and programs successfully. He is the principal proponent of ‘the management of projects’ perspective, and the co-editor of The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects (Wiley, 2005); author of The Management of Projects (Thomas Telford, 1994); co-author of The Anatomy of Major Projects (John Wiley & Sons, 1987); and co-author of Translating Corporate Strategy into Project Strategy (PMI, 2004). He is the author of over 110 papers and was the recipient of the PMI 2005 Research Achievement Award. He is on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Project Management, the Project Management Journal, and the Journal of Project Management.

Dr. Morris has consulted widely, with clients including AstraZeneca, British Airways, British Gas, British Petroleum, Ericsson, FKI, Fujitsu, GSK, Land Securities, National Australia Bank, Pfizer, PowerGen, Shell, Skanska, Spirent and Unilever amongst others. He was previously Professor of Engineering Project Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He was a main board director of Bovis Ltd., one of the UK’s leading international construction project management firms. He was also previously Executive Director of the Major Projects Association, a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, a senior consultant with Arthur D Little, a senior consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, and an engineer with Sir Robert McAlpine.

Other well known professional leaders who have recently become global advisors for PMForum include Russ Archibald in Mexico (PMI Fellow; PMI member #6); Martin Barnes, PhD, in the UK (APM Fellow, former chair of APM and IPMA, current President of APM); Gilles Caupin in France (IPMA Fellow, former Chair of IPMA & the French PM Association AFITEP); Adesh Jain in India (current Chair & Fellow of IPMA, President of PMA in New Delhi); Eric Jenett in the USA (Founder, Fellow & former Chair of PMI); Brian Kooyman in Australia (Fellow & Past President of AIPM); Harvey Levine in the USA (Fellow & Past Chair of PMI); Louis Mercken in Belgium (former Chair of PMI); Marcio Prieto in Brazil (Founder of PMI Brazil & PMI Sao Paulo); Hiroshi Tanaka in Japan (Former chair of JPMF, Founder & President of PMAJ); Professor Vladimir Voropajev in Russia (Founder & Fellow, Russian Project Management Association SOVNET); Max Wideman in Canada (PMI Fellow; former PMI Chair); and Rebecca Winston in the USA (PMI Fellow; former PMI Chair). The Company expects to announce the addition of other global advisors in the future. Additional information about PMForum’s Global Advisors can be found at http://www.pmforum.org/pm%20forum%20team/index.htm#3.

PMForum, Inc. administers and operates www.pmforum.org, the world’s first project management website and one of the world’s leading sources of project management news and information. PMForum also publishes the monthly online PM World Today e-Journal, where articles, case studies, papers and viewpoints by leading project management authorities and experts from around the world can be found. Free subscriptions are available at www.pmworldtoday.net.

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