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Conference programme

Detailed conference programme

Thursday, April 25, 2019

17.30 – 19.00      Registration for the conference, Raiņa bulv. 19, lobby

18.00 – 20.00         Welcome Cocktail, Raiņa bulv. 19, hosted by Prof. Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector of University of Latvia

Friday, April 26, 2019

9.00 – 10.00       Registration for the conference Raiņa bulv. 19, lobby

10.00 – 12.00      Plenary Session, Raiņa bulv. 19, Mazā aula (Small Aula)

Session chair: Prof.Carsten Wolff (Germany), Prof. Žaneta Ilmete (Latvia)

Conference opening:

Prof. Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector of University of Latvia

Prof. (emer.) Žaneta Ilmete, President of Professional Association of Project Managers

Prof. Gundars Bērziņš, Dean of Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia


·       Prof. Michael J. Littman (USA) An Analysis of Project Management Programs in the State University of New York System

·       Prof. Carsten Wolff (Germany) Organizational DNA of the Master’s Programme EuroMPM

·       Prof.Philipp Rosenberger, József Tick (Austria, Hungary). Adaption of Selected PMBOK Processes To Fit SCRUM Developments

12.00 – 13.30      Lunch , Raiņa bulv. 19

14.00 – 15.30      Parallel Sessions, Aspazijas bulv. 5

15.30 – 16.00      Coffee Break, Aspazijas bulv. 5

16.00 – 17.30      Parallel Sessions, Aspazijas bulv. 5

17.30  – 18.00     Conference conclusions and future prospects, Aspazijas bulv. 5, 324 Session chairs

19.00  – 22.00 Reception

Hosted by Prof. (emer.) Žaneta Ilmete, President of Professional Association of Project Managers, Latvia

Parallel sessions

1. Practical Project Management and Project Management in the ICT sector

(Aspazijas bulv.5, 324)

Session chairs: Prof. Carsten Wolff, Prof. Philipp Rosenberger

  1. Sebastian Kania, Bożena Błaszczyk (Poland). The Principle of Competitiveness in European Projects - The Case Study.
  2. Pawel Paterek (Poland). AGILE Transformation Challenges - Team Values Perspective.
  3. Sylvia Kerscher, Holger Günzel (Germany). SCRUM4CONSULTING - AGILE Project Management For Consulting Projects 
  4. Kejun Meng, Peter Fenn, (United Kingdom). Performance Measurement For Construction Projects.
  5. Victoriya Abylova, Leila N. Salykova (Kazakhstan). Critical Success Factors in Project Management: A Comprehensive Review.
  6. Erdal Hanoglu (Germany). Development of implementation Roadmap for Automated/Autonomous Driving on the road in Logistics.


Rebecca Gründler, Reginald A.Butterfield (Austria). Project Success in IT: an attempt to define an ambiguous concept in an increasingly agile, customer-centered world

Maulik Pareliya (India). Implementing Agile Project Management (Scrum) Approach in the Real Estate Projects

2. Social Aspects and New Directions in Project Management

(Aspazijas bulv.5, 322)

Session chairs: Prof. Arvi Kuura, Prof. (emer.) Žaneta Ilmete

  1. Rūta Čiutienė, E.Meiliene, A.Daunoriene, I.Surgelyte (Lithuania). Project Managers of Different Generations: How To Deal With Emotional Intelligence Issues. 
  2. Inese Slūka (Latvia). Gamification As a Tool For Project Management Teaching.
  3. Christian Büll, Silke Palkovits-Rauter, Monika Beata Szabo (Austria). Project Management In a Cultural Context.
  4. Arvi Kuura, Iñaki Sandoval (Estonia). Improvisation in Project Management: Lessons from Jazz.  
  5. Peter Kaul, Robert Joslin (Germany, Switzerland). How Increasing Projectification and Temporality Has Changed The Way We Look at Project Management Offices - a Systematic Literature Review.
  6. Bożena Błaszczyk, Sebastian Kania (Poland). Archaeological Project Management.
  7. Malgorzata Marchewka, Reeta Raina (Poland). The Effectiveness of International Virtual Project Teams.


Małgorzata Trenkner (Poland). Project Management on the Example of Implementation of Continuous Improvement in the Enterprise of the TFL Sector - Enablers and Inhibitors.

3. Project Risk Management and Quantitative Methods in Project Management

(Aspazijas bulv.5, 320)

Session chairs: Prof. Wolfgang Tysak, Prof. Andrejs Cekuls

  1. Juris Uzulans (Latvia). The Project Risk Registers Analysis Based on the Project Risk Management Notion "Risk Register".
  2. Arie Wisianto (Indonesia). Managing Risk Of Refinery Megaproject Based on ISO 31000 and PMBOK.
  3. Wolgang Tysak (Germany). Soft Facts in Project Risk Management.
  4. Cielo Gonzalez Moyano (Germany). Analysis of the Switching Cost of Using FLOSS From the Perspective of Project Management: Opportunities and Threats.
  5. Maksim Goman (Austria). Practical Verification of CLT Assumption For PERT Application.
  6. Inese Ratanova (Latvia). Project Management Aspects in the Technology Commercialization Process on the Example of Startups in Latvia.


Lyudmila N. Voropaeva, Tatiana V. Yurieva (Russia). Project Finance: Principles and efficiency.



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