IPMD Themes

2014 Theme

  •  The continuing theme for International Project Management Day is “The Power of the Profession”
  • For 2014 The theme is “Connecting the world through Project Management” –  Project managers are behind most of the things we enjoy in life and project management is often considered to be a universal language. Project managers around the world are encouraged to connect with other project managers and share ideas, lesson learned, and create a more interactive community. Project managers share “Connectic-Energy” and their ability to lead , manage and innovate are the key to the future.
  • For 2015 the Theme will be Sustainability – Managing projects that will protect our environment and educate people about the importance of managing earths resources.

 

 

8 comments

  1. Susan McGowan says:

    What is this year’s IPM Day theme?

    • fsaladis says:

      The overarching theme of IPM Day is ” the Power of the Profession”. For 2013 we are focusing on ” Project Us” highlighting projects that protect the environment, produce alternative energy, save the planet for future generations, projects that clean up communities, conserve energy and conserve natural resources. project managers who are involved in these types of projects either as a major project in their organization or in their community should post the info on the IPM day web page. Thanks, Frank Saladis

  2. Chi Keen Low says:

    How about updating the internationalpmday.org website “IPMD Themes” menu dropdown with 2013 theme?

    • fsaladis says:

      The website will be updated this week. The major theme for each year is “Project Management – The Power of the Profession”. For 2013 the themes of focus are:

      1. Life skills through project management – Teaching project management skills such as planning, organizing and leading to your people in grammar schools and high school. We would like to hear about programs and projects that teach children and young adults about project management.
      2. Green projects and project “Us” – projects that help protect the environment, improve daily life for people, reduce the effects of fossil fuels, protect endangered species, and help to make the earth safer for everyone. Wind energy projects, solar energy, clean energy, projects that clean up polluted areas, etc. Especially projects that help to unite the world population through things like collaboration, sharing of knowledge, building schools and libraries, find ways to break down cultural barriers and embrace diversity for a safer and more enjoyable personal, family, and professional life.

      • Hi Frank, In fitting in with your theme of “Life Skills through Project Management”, I am very excited to announce my new PM book for children ages 8-12, published in March this year. It introduces basic Project Management skills to children in a fun, full length novel about four boys and four girls working to build the Ultimate Tree House. The Ultimate Tree House Project is the first book in the Project Kids Adventures series, which follows four girls and four boys through various adventures as they learn how to effectively tackle challenges together as projects.

        I am working on getting the book into schools, and response to the book from children and adults (PMs and non-PMs) has been overwhelmingly positive.

        Synopsis:
        10 year old best friends Ben, James, Tim & Tom find the perfect tree in a forest near their school and begin to build the Ultimate Tree House. Things start with a bang, and get even worse when Ben’s sister Amanda discovers them working on their secret tree house. Next thing they know, the girls are building their own – in the same tree – and it looks even better than the boy’s! How are they doing it? What is their secret weapon? After the accident, everything changes and the boys are forced to team up with the girls – as if that would ever work!

        This book introduces basic Project Management concepts to children through an entertaining, funny story and simple lessons taught to one of the children by her father who is (of course) a Project Manager. She applies what she has learned and suddenly the girls are leaping ahead of the boys who had just “started building” – without a plan. Come join this unlikely band of tree house builders – four girls, four boys – as they end up working together to complete the Ultimate Tree House Project!

        In celebration of IPM Day 2013 and to help promote the theme of “Life Skills through Project Management” , the eBook version of this book is absolutely FREE until November 8, 2013.
        The Ultimate Tree House Project (eBook) Project Kids Adventure #1
        Fun Project Management for Kids! (Ages 8-12)
        Code: CF64W (100% off)

      • Hi Frank,

        In fitting in with your theme of “Life Skills through Project Management”, I am very excited to announce my new PM book for children
        ages 8-12, published in March this year. It introduces basic Project Management skills to children
        in a fun, full length novel about four boys and four girls working to build the
        Ultimate Tree House. The Ultimate Tree House Project is the first book in the Project Kids Adventures
        series, which follows four girls and four boys through various adventures as
        they learn how to effectively tackle challenges together as projects.

        I am working on getting the book into schools, and response to the book from
        children and adults (PMs and non-PMs) has been overwhelmingly positive.

        Synopsis:
        10 year old best friends Ben, James, Tim & Tom find the perfect tree in
        a forest near their school and begin to build the Ultimate Tree House. Things
        start with a bang, and get even worse when Ben's sister Amanda discovers them
        working on their secret tree house. Next thing they know, the girls are building
        their own – in the same tree – and it looks even better than the boy's! How are
        they doing it? What is their secret weapon? After the accident, everything
        changes and the boys are forced to team up with the girls – as if that would
        ever work!

        This book introduces basic Project Management concepts to children through an
        entertaining, funny story and simple lessons taught to one of the children by
        her father who is (of course) a Project Manager. She applies what she has
        learned and suddenly the girls are leaping ahead of the boys who had just
        "started building" – without a plan. Come join this unlikely band of tree house
        builders – four girls, four boys – as they end up working together to complete
        the Ultimate Tree House Project!

        In celebration of IPM Day 2013 and to help promote the theme of "Life Skills
        through Project Management" , the eBook version of this book is absolutely FREE  until November 8, 2013.
        The Ultimate Tree
        House Project (eBook)

        Project Kids Adventure #1

        Fun Project Management for Kids! (Ages 8-12)
        Code: CF64W (100% off)

  3. Peter Banda says:

    HIE Frank, WHATS THE IPM Day Theme for 2014? May you please send us a pre-recorded video for Zimbabwe to play to the audience live on our Harare IPM Day breakfast meeting, as you did in 2012.

    • fsaladis says:

      The fundamental theme for IPM Day is ” Power of the profession”. That is the general theme each year. For November 2014, the Theme is “Connecting the word through project management”. One additional underlying theme is – Life Skills Through Project Management – the skills learned through training and experience as a project manager can be applied in every type of business or not for profit environment.

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