Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management and former Associate Dean at BI Norwegian Business School - Oslo - Norway, as well as adjunct and visiting professor at many other institutions worldwide. He lectures and researches in PMO, leadership, governance, organizational project management, and research methods, which is also the subject of his approximately 200 academic publications. Among the awards, Prof. Müller received in 2016 the PMI Fellow of the Institute Award, in 2015 the PMI Research Achievement Award (a life-time achievement award), in 2012 IPMA Research Award which he received together with Profs. Monique Aubry and Brian Hobbs (University of Quebec á Montreal) for their studies on PMOs, and 2009 Project Management Journal Best Paper of the Year Award. Before joining academia, he spent 30 years in the industry consulting with large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries for their project management, governance, and PMOs. He also held related line management positions, such as the Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.
Monique Aubry Ph.D. is professor at the School of Business and Management, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She teaches in graduate programs in project management and in the executive MBA program. Her main research interest bears on organizing for projects and organizational design, more specifically on Project Management Offices (PMO). The results of her work have been published in major academic journals in project management and presented at several research and professional conferences. She is member of the Project Management Research Chair (www.pmchair.uqam.ca) and the UQAM’s Health and Society Institute. In 2012, she received the IPMA Research Award for her research on Project Management Offices. Before joining UQAM, Monique Aubry was senior project manager in a major Canadian financial group for more than 20 years. Until recently, she was member of the PMI’s Standards Advisory Group and the Research Inform Steering Committee. She is senior editor for Project Management Journal. She is involved in the local PMI community of practices on Organizational project management where she promotes engaged scholarship and reflexivity between professionals and researchers
Anna uses applied research to solve practical problems with the focus on building learning and innovation capabilities within complex and time-limited project environments, and investigates this phenomenon on individual, project and organisational levels. A large portion of her research focuses on the strategic role of the PMO to broker knowledge between individuals, projects and the organisation. Anna is currently working on the PMI sponsored research exploring multilevel learning dynamics of project-based organizations. In addition to that, Anna is actively engaged in domestic and international collaborations with a number of excellent researchers in the area of knowledge management, PMO and project-based organisations in general.
Hans Georg Gemünden serves as Chairman of Innovation and Technology Management of Technical University of Berlin. Dr. Gemünden serves as a Member of Supervisory Board of Thyssenkrupp Technologies AG. Publications: Lettl, Christopher, Gemünden, Hans Georg (2005): The entrepreneurial role of innovative users. In Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 20 (7) pp. 339-346. - Hamel, Winfred, Gemünden, Hans Georg (2001): Außergewöhnliche Entscheidungen, Verlag Franz Vahlen,