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Transforming Project Management for Rapid Results: Agile, Flexible and Strategic
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Call for Papers – 2020 UT Dallas PM Symposium

“Transforming Project Management for Rapid Results: Agile, Flexible and Strategic”

May 18-19, 2020 • Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas campus, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas, 75080, USA

Benefits for presenters:

  • Free attendance ($500 value)
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain credentials
  • Visibility for yourself and your organization
  • Recognition and Networking


  • Abstracts due now through January 20, 2020
  • Selections announced by February 21, 2020
  • Finished papers due April 15, 2020
  • PowerPoint presentations due April 30, 2020


  • 250-word abstract
  • Learning objectives
  • PMI Knowledge Triangle classification
  • Speaker’s bio + photo

If your abstract is selected for presentation at the event, you will be notified by February 21, 2020. Presenters will be expected to develop an original paper in a standard format, prepare a PowerPoint presentation and deliver a 45-minute presentation.

How to Create an Awesome Abstract

How to Create an Awesome Abstract provides guidance on how to submit a topic for consideration at the UT Dallas PM Symposium. Tips on what to write or not write start at 12 minutes on slide 15. Actual reviewers discuss what they like and don’t like when selecting papers, at 18 minutes, slide 27.

Listening to this entire free video qualifies for .5 PDUs under the Leadership topic, which you can self-report on

The presenters and sponsors of the UT Dallas PM Symposium created this to encourage and support candidates for presentation at the event. We hope you enjoy!


Abstracts will be selected through a blind review process for relevance, interest and relationship to the symposium theme.

Of greatest interest are new ideas, tools, case studies, and lessons learned associated with the following topics:

  • Cross organization or business collaboration
  • Digital transformation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital workforce (IA, AI, RPA, BPM, Data Mining, Machine learning, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial project management
  • Responsiveness to external factors or regulatory requirements
  • Agility or flexibility in project management
  • Agile or flexible program or project leadership
  • Rapid organizational change management
  • Hybrid project management process innovations
  • Product ownership or management
  • DevOps / Rapid delivery
  • High Performing teams
  • Design thinking / user experience (UX)
  • Strategic project management
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14th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

Transforming Project Management for Rapid Results: Agile, Flexible and Strategic
May 18-19, 2020

This two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. The event includes great networking opportunities, keynote speakers, professional presentations, interactive sessions, lunches and breaks, and a networking reception. Attendees can receive up to 13 PDUs.

The Premier Project Management Conference for Organizations and Professionals in North Texas and Beyond

Registration is Open

Earns up to 13 PDUs

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