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Dr. Karl Smith: Project Management Methodologies

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Securian Financial Group, 400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101-2098


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Presentation Abstract

Project management methodology has advanced considerably since the pioneering work on scheduling in the 1950s. Methodologies now include traditional, agile (or adaptive) and extreme. How does one decide which project management approach is most suitable? What factors need to be considered to make an informed decision? This interactive session will address these questions and will emphasize the importance of aligning the project type with the project management approach.



Karl A. Smith, Ph.D., F.ASEE

Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Emeritus Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota and Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University

Karl has been at the University of Minnesota since 1972 and started his academic career as a materials processing engineering researcher. In 1991 he changed careers to focus on engineering systems, project and knowledge management, and engineering education research. In 2006 he accepted a part time position as Cooperative Learning Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University to help start an engineering education PhD program. He has been a faculty member in the Technological Leadership Institute since the early 1990s. His research and development interests include building research and innovation capabilities in engineering education; faculty and graduate student professional development; the role of cooperation in learning and design; problem formulation, modeling, and knowledge engineering; and project and knowledge management.



8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30  Presentation 

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A




 Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minnesota

Securian Financial Group


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