University Contest 2014

PM at UGent: They did it again

University Contest 2014

When: Tuesday 20 May 2014
Where: FoMu (Fotomuseum) -  Waalse Kaai 47 - 2000 Antwerp
What: The chapter evening of PMI Belgium titled "Coach, how do we win this game?"

For my Project Management (PM) course at the Business Engineering Programme (Handelsingenieurs) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration from Ghent University, all students have to submit a written manuscript and have to give an oral presentation about a PM topic. The three best manuscripts are selected and sent to PMI Belgium. An international jury of PMI Belgium members, an American and an Australian professional selects the most relevant and inspiring manuscript and awards it by the PMI Belgium University Contest prize.

And now, today, May 20th, the university contest winners will receive their award.

And the winners are…

This year, the students Astrid De Keyzer, Jolien Dobbelaere, Shana Raes, Lisa Vandevoorde and Dorien Van Steenberge have been awarded for their paper titled "Managing Product Innovation: A study of product innovation in project management" in which they present their PM analysis of risk management and earned value management on a project from Daikin by integrating the principles and best practices from the course with ProTrack and P2 Engine

First the award, then the action (presentation)

The five girls of the winning group in full action!

Congratulations to the five students! ... well done! Everybody was enthusiastic about their presentation, the "impress me" mission was a success and the interviews afterwards tasted like their 15 minutes of fame. 

By the way, Stephan and me were looking at those young girls while they were giving a presentation, saying to each other "we're getting old". That is slang, you know, for "look how proud we are!"

Relevant article: University Contest 2013.

Meet our other students at the OR&S group (in Dutch).