2016 PMI Teaching Case Competition

PMI Teaching Case Competition

Deadline for Submission 1 May 2016

Goal of the competition: PMI has a strong commitment to advancing good project management curricula for both undergraduate and graduate programs. To that end, this competition aims to generate teachable cases and instructors’ manuals relevant to the management of temporary organizations with similar dimensions to permanent organizations for use in the ongoing improvement of project management programs.

Theme: Project Management—Creating Value for Stakeholders
The project manager has many roles, all focusing on the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. Whether in the technical, strategic, or behavior arenas, project management is an organizational force that leads to improved outcomes for project stakeholders. Special skills and a distinct focus guide the actions of temporary teams that address challenges faced by projects large and small.

Your case submission may focus on any use of project management as organizational force. Some examples include:

  • Disaster Relief—Planned but Unexpected
  • Ethics and Professionalism—The Challenge of Multiple Stakeholders
  • Global Projects—Cultural Difference and Strategic Consistency

Potential Topic Areas:
Cases may be focused specifically on any areas or combination of areas below:

  • Risk management
  • The role of NGOs
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Strategy implementation
  • Planning
  • Virtual and/or distributed teams
  • Complexity
  • Benefits realization management


  • 1st place: $3,000
  • 2nd place: $2,000
  • 3rd place: $1,000

Prizes will be awarded at the PMI Global Congress—North America, scheduled for 25-27 September in San Diego, CA, USA. Case authors agree that if their case is one of the three finalists, a representative of their writing team will attend the Awards Ceremony. Conference registration will be provided for finalists.

Subject to successful peer review, winning cases will be recommended for publication through PMI.

Key Dates:

  • 1 April 2016 Early submission date for language review, if desired (See Stage 1 Review, below, for more information)
  • 1 May 2016 Cases and IMs due
  • 29 June 2016 Top three finalists identified and notified
  • 15 August 2016 Final decision on rankings
  • 25 October 2016 Prizes awarded

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