Dr Robert Joslin, PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, CEng, IEEE, MBCS is a project/program management instructor, consultant, academic researcher and PhD supervisor. He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating and program management delivery of large scale business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development including winning prizes for ideas and product innovation. Robert publishes research papers, book chapters and methodologies in the field of project, program and portfolio management and presents his research at conferences such as PMI research and EURAM. He is a peer reviewer for the top three project management journals and sits on PMI Standards core committee the upcoming 4th Edition portfolio management standard. Robert also worked on the predecessor to Prince2 for the UK government and a co-author for AIPMO’s IPMO Body of Knowledge.Robert is also the founder and organizer of the annual PMI Swiss program management conferences which is the biggest PMI event in Switzerland where researchers and senior practitioners present their latest findings. As an instructor/coach Robert has trained many project and program managers including using in his own developed PMO information structuring methodology, aligned and complementing the PMI’s PMBoK and Standard for Program Management. Robert is in the process of authoring a book on Portfolio, Program and Project management Success Factors based on ten years of academic research.
Kari Dakakni, Dr in Engineering, CEng (Certified Chartered Engineer), PMP®, PMI-RMP®, member of Italian Engineering Society, PMI Sub-Committee Member (for the upcoming 4th Edition of the PMI® Portfolio Management standard), is a project and risk management professional. She is also a consultant and academic researcher in the field of project, program, and portfolio management. She started her carrier as assistant professor in the electrical and robotics department at the Academy of Engineering of Rome, where she implemented teleoperation programs jointly with Iowa State University, ISU Ames where she is currently affiliated for research projects. Kari teaches engineering technologies at university for postgraduates, practitioners, and international professionals focusing on risk management and decision-making analysis across project, program, and portfolio management per sector per type of industry and PMO set up. As an engineer specialized in mechanical technology, robotics, and biomedics, she has worked in manufacturing, telecommunication, but also in finance and insurance where she conducts site assessments for the evaluation of risk exposure and decision –making analysis from design phase to projects and operations. As trainer, Kari has trained many projects, PMOs, and program managers from different industries, backgrounds, and culture. Kari is a co-author of the book: “Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach” (CRC Press Oct 2014), presents research papers at conferences and she is currently is in the process of co-authoring books on risk management across projects, programs and portfolios, and PMOs. Kari is a co-author for AIPMO’s IPMO Body of Knowledge©, co-founder and president of AIPMO® Association.
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