PM Symposium 2016 in Tokyo
Reported by Yoshio Satoh
|PMAJ (Project Management Association of Japan) held the PM Symposium 2016 in Tokyo on 1-2 September, sponsored by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA), and Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA). Over 2500 project practitioners gathered in the symposium and discussed efforts to change.|
|Theme was “Adapt to change and Make change”. We could use adaptive approaches that focus on goal with a long-term gage, have what it takes to change, and manages and leads from the bottom-up. To ensure success, we require Program & Project Management.
Day1, 1 September featured 2 keynotes, 2 guest speakers, and 28 education sessions across seven tracks (IT, P2M, Engineering/Construction/Service of general interest, Manufacture/Healthcare/Agriculture, Finance/Distribution service, Human resource development, Future innovation) of focus in the profession.
Keynote speaker Professor Kazuhiro Mishina Kobe University emphasized needs of the world first platform for Japanese companies win in overseas business.
Prof. Kazuhiro Mishina
|Keynote speaker Mr. Yutaka Saito, Representative Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. said “Value creation integrated by IT and the social infrastructure are important”. And Mr. Saito presented effective social innovation approaches for innovation of the Japanese product development based on advanced services platform.|
Mr. Yutaka Saito
|Guest speaker Professor Chang Wook Kang, Dean of the College of Engineering Sciences Hanyang University ERICA Campus, Korea who represents KPMA (Korea Project Management Association) interacting with PMAJ in recent years, said “Modern PM in Korea – Competency Assessment and Best Practices -”. And Dr. C.W.Kang presented three effects obtained in the practice of the PM capability diagnosis and the actual PM capability diagnostic projects of companies. In addition, he introduced “Incheon Bridge, Korea” awarded IPMA (International PM Association) Project Excellence Award/2015.|
Prof. Chang Wook Kang
|Day2, 2 September featured 4 guest speakers, 24 education sessions and workshop.
Guest speaker Professor Kumiko Nishio, Kyoto Women’s University, presented human resource development at hanamachi in Kyoto to embody for traditional culture. Ms. Nishio figured out focus on career development from a Maiko, apprentice geisha to a Geiko, geisha who are traditional Japanese entertainers. Particularly, explanation got a favorable reception with the focus on project management in regards to work in a team setting to address customer needs.
Prof. Kumiko Nishio