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Harrisburg, PA – The Center for Project Management Innovation (CPMI) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) again hosted its Project Management Innovation Conference (PMIC) on May 14 and 15, 2024. This was the third consecutive year for the conference, with visitors attending in-person and remotely. The overall theme for the gathering was, “Project Management: Bridging Communities, Cultures, and Continents.”

The Project Management Innovation Conference is an event where business professionals, thought leaders, founders, researchers, and students from any industry can engage with one another on all things related to project management and its influence on business, academics, governance, and innovation. Participants can earn 12 Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards their Project Management Institute Certification by attending.

Altogether, the 2024 PMIC schedule featured 47 speakers from government, the private sector, and academia, with 30 concurrent sessions presented across two days. The conference also featured a networking reception with virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) demos plus additional panels and focus groups.

Presenters included faculty from HU’s Project ManagementData Analytics, and Entrepreneurship programs, as well as business and community leaders. Individuals from Capital Blue Cross, the Commonwealth of PA, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU), and several others were in attendance to share their perspectives and stories.

The keynote presentation for day one, “Prioritization and Road Mapping: Tools to Deliver a Successful Digital Transformation Project,” was delivered by Amy Blizard, Kyle Bodt, and Christina Melton, of KPMG. KPGM also sponsored the event reception and is a Silver Member sponsor of the CPMI at Harrisburg University. Dr. Steve Mayner – VP Framework, Methodologist, and SAFe Fellow at Scaled Agile, Inc. – delivered day two’s keynote presentation (“Beyond Boundaries: Elevating Project Management in the AI-Driven Era”).

Project management as a discipline and business focus is an integral part of HU’s culture – both in our undergraduate program (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Business Administration) and our graduate program in Project Management. In fact, the Master of Science in Project Management at Harrisburg University (also offered online, with enrollments for July 2024 underway) was the most popular degree program among the recently graduated Class of 2024. Out of over 800 graduates, one-third earned their MS in Project Management.

The Project Management MS doesn’t just build analytical and organizational skills; it also reinforces leadership, teamwork, cultural awareness, and cross-operational functionality. To offer a broad range of subject-matter proficiency, the MS in Project Management degree program includes these concentrations:

  • Agile Lean
  • Biotechnology
  • Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Human-Centered Interaction Design


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