Category: Project Management

Professor Kanabar Receives PMI® “Oscar”

June 29th, 2017 in Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Project Management, Vijay Kanabar

Professor Kanabar Receives PMI® “Oscar”

Dr. Vijay Kanabar, associate professor and director of project management programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has received the Project Management Institute’s new Teaching Excellence Award.

The PMI® Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors an individual faculty member for outstanding teaching practices in project management; it also commends the recipient for a strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education. “This is the ‘Oscar’ of project management,” asserts Dr. Kanabar’s colleague, Associate Professor Roger D. H. Warburton, academic coordinator for project management programs. The award was presented on June 14, 2017, at the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference, which was hosted by MET and attended by guests from more than 35 countries.

A certified Project Management Professional with expertise in business practices and computer science, Professor Kanabar is recognized as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security. As director of MET’s long-running Project Management master’s degree and graduate certificate, he has ensured that MET’s project management programs—which also include an IT Project Management master’s concentration and graduate certificate—represent the vanguard of formalized training in the profession.

“Vijay is the first recipient of this new award, and the competitive field of candidates was drawn from all over the world,” says Dr. Warburton. “No one deserves it more than Vijay.”

>>Watch a video of Vijay receiving the PMI® Teaching Excellence Award.

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World’s Project Managers Visit BU for Research Conference

June 15th, 2017 in Events, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Programs, Project Management, Roger Warburton, Steve Leybourne, Vijay Kanabar

World’s Project Managers Visit BU for Research Conference

This week, Boston University welcomes project managers from all over the planet as this year’s host of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference. Taking place from June 11–14 on the University’s Charles River Campus, this year’s conference focuses on “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”

Organized by MET Director of Project Management Programs Dr. Vijay Kanabar, Academic Coordinator for Project Management Programs Dr. Stephen Leybourne, and Faculty Coordinator for Online Master of Science Programs in Management Dr. Roger D. H. Warburton, the conference is sponsored by Metropolitan College, the International Project Management Association (IPMA®), and the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

The PMI® Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs accredits the MET Master of Science in Project Management degree. Read more here.

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IRNOP Conference Hosted by MET June 11–14, 2017

June 13th, 2017 in Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Project Management

IRNOP Conference Hosted by MET

This year’s International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference will take place on Boston University’s Charles River Campus from June 11 through June 14. The focus of this year’s conference is “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”

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Coast Guard Honors MET Grad as ‘Inspirational Student’

March 30th, 2015 in Featured News Post, Leadership, MET News, Programs, Project Management

Coast Guard Honors MET Grad as ‘Inspirational Student’

Executive Petty Officer Colin Smith (MET’14) has received the Vander Putten Inspirational Student of the Year Award from the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the news release, this award “recognizes the student who clearly demonstrated sustained high standards of academic proficiency and dedication, served as a role model in off-duty education accomplishment, and demonstrated the Coast Guard values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.”

Smith earned both a Master of Science in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management through Metropolitan College’s military base satellite program at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he was cited for his volunteer efforts to support boating safety, watercraft firefighting instruction, and youth soccer in his community—all while on active duty at the Coast Guard’s Emerald Isle Station in North Carolina.

MET Online Programs among Best in Nation, According to U.S. News

January 9th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Business & Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Project Management

MET Online Programs among Best in Nation, According to U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015 rankings of Best Online Programs—and Metropolitan College has placed high with the Master of Criminal Justice (#2); the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3); and the master’s degree programs in management (#9). While the MSCIS and management programs were ranked last year, this is the publisher’s first ranking of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.

US News Criminal Justice 2015   US News MCIS 2017   US News Business 2015

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Associate Prof’s Big Dig Insights Featured in Boston.com Editorial

January 9th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Faculty News, MET News, Project Management, Roger Warburton

Associate Prof’s Big Dig Insights Featured in Boston.com Editorial

Can We Talk Rationally About the Big Dig Yet?” That’s the controversial question Boston.com staff writer Justine Hofherr poses in a January 5 editorial that draws on the first-hand knowledge of Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Roger Warburton. For more on how learnings from this landmark project enriches MET’s project management curriculum, see “Digging the Big Dig” in the winter 2012 issue of Metropolitan.

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Lessons from the “Big Dig”: MET Professor on Syracuse Elevated Highway Project

April 4th, 2014 in Administrative Sciences, Faculty News, Featured News Post, Ginny Greiman, MET News, Project Management

Virginia GreimanWAER 88.3, Syracuse Public Media, mentioned a presentation by MET Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman. Invited to address a Syracuse audience as part of “I-81 Speaker Series”—a series of discussions on the future of the elevated highway dividing Syracuse—Greiman shared her experience as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig” road project.

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MET Project Management Expert on Syracuse Viaduct

April 4th, 2014 in Administrative Sciences, Faculty News, Ginny Greiman, MET News, Project Management

MET Project Management Expert on Syracuse ViaductPhoto: flickr/Doc Searls

Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman, an internationally recognized expert on mega-project management and infrastructure development, was invited to address a Syracuse audience as part of that city’s “I-81 Speaker Series.” Greiman offered insight on the Syracuse elevated highway project based on her experience as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig.” Read the syracuse.com article.

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Bostonia Highlights MET Top 10 Program Rankings

February 27th, 2014 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Project Management

Bostonia Bostonia has the story, too. Two Metropolitan College online graduate programs, the master’s program in computer information systems and the master’s programs in management, ranked in the top 10 in their categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs.

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BU Today Shares MET Top 10 Program Rankings

February 13th, 2014 in BU Today Features, Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Project Management

BU Today Shares MET Top 10 Program Rankings

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In a February 10 article, BU Today mentioned MET’s rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs. “Two Metropolitan College online graduate programs, the master’s program in computer information systems and the master’s programs in management, ranked in the top 10 in their categories…”

Read the whole story at BU Today.