University Contest 2017

Project Management at Ghent University

University Contest 2017

When: Wednesday May 10, 2017
Where: Hof ter Musschen, Av. Emmanuel Mounierlaan 2, 1200 Brussels
What: The chapter evening of PMI Belgium 

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 selects the most relevant and inspiring manuscript and awards it by the PMI Belgium University Contest prize.

And the winners are…

This year, the students Olivier Van Raemdonck, Gauthier Dejonckheere, Bram Devlieghere, Maxim Pitteman, Laura Vanacker have been awarded for their paper titled "Baseline schedule and risk analysis: Exhibition stand at BISbeurs" in which they present their PM analysis of a real project using the concept of the theory of constraints by Goldratt. By analyzing the resource availability in the company using project allocation models, they conclude that resource allocation models should be integrated in the resource management methodologies of companies. They show that analysing the flow of resources in projects might have an impact of the future resource availability and flow of customers, and hence, on the profitability of the company. It is now the seventh time that a project of our business engineering students is the winner (see previous winners). Needless to say that I am proud on our youngsters and our university! Well done!

A picture with my winning students (and Guy Goossens and Tom Servranckx)

Congratulations to the five students! ... well done! I hope they enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame.

Relevant article: University Contest 2016.

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