PMI-Belgium University Contest 2011

PMI Belgium's University Contest

Remember the first edition in 2011

In 2011, the collaboration between myself, Stephan and PMI Belgium that already existed for years was extended by involving my students of the Project Management course module. It has led to the first University Contest with the winners Alexander De Cuyper, Jan Dierckx, Peter Van Vooren and Hristo Petrov for their paper entitled "Impact of methodology and software on the planning of a construction project".

In this paper, a comparison between a number of software tools was made based on project data from a construction project in Belgium. The software tools FastTrack and MS Project were used in the benchmark, and of course, our own ProTrack tool was also included. An analysis on the use of resources as well as a detailed risk analysis has resulted in a number of strategies to optimize the time/cost balance of the project.

Since then, this university contest has been repeated every year, and blogs have been written about every edition. Since this first edition has not received any blog summary (the OR-AS blog has started after 2011), a small YouTube movie is now available to see the students of the very first PMI Belgium's University Contest edition again.

A summary of the first University Contest in 2011

Did you know...

That the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration has a second collaboration with PMI Belgium? Every year, the best PM master's thesis is awarded at the graduation ceremony of our faculty. Within a few weeks, the winner of this award for 2014 will be known. Keep an eye on the OR-AS blog, or just join us at the graduation ceremony (Sept 27, 2014 10:00 at the Universiteitsforum (UFO)).