The Role of Leadership in Project-Oriented Organizations

Juris Binde, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Ltd., Ropazu iela 6, Riga, LV-1039, Latvia, Ilze Saulīte, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Ltd., Ropazu iela 6, Riga, LV-1039, Latvia
2013 Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives : Second International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries, Riga, University of Latvia   unpublished
Preface 3 PREFACE Ladies and gentlemen, honoured guests, and friends of project management! This is the second year in a row that the Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Latvia together with the Professional Association of Project Managers organize an international conference for project management, gathering professionals from a number of countries. In 2012 seven countries were represented (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Russia, Island, Hungary), and this year several
more » ... have joined in. We will be hearing project management professionals from Poland, Portugal, and Lithuania. The conference aims to host a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems. Project management has been developing rapidly over the last 30 years and become an important factor in business success. It opens new opportunities for businesses to increase their competitiveness in the market. Project management methods improve project transparencycash flow tracking, project risk assessment, and risk prevention planning, project stakeholder analysis, project implementation planning and supervision. This is a particularly important aspect for Latvia, since the coming years will bring many large scale projects both in railway reconstruction and big construction objects, such as the new concert hall, as well as various sizeable event organization, for instance Riga-2014. Success and investment-efficiency of such projects require modern methods of project planning, supervision, and controlling, which in turn raises the question of the professional competency of a project manager. The last ten years in Latvia have seen several incentives to raise their competency, and one of them is the establishment of the project manager as a profession in 2002, and its reinstatement in 2011, in accordance with the most up-to-date PMI and IPMA standards. The renewed professional standard of project managers was approved by a regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers in 2011. , Riga, University of Latvia Preface The interests of project managers in Latvia are protected by the Professional Association of Project Managers (PVPA), which also fosters further development of the profession. The PVPA has been working for three years already and has participated in the organisation of this conference. The scope of papers that will be presented in this conference is vast -the subjects range from the theoretical issues of project management to practice. The most essential areas touched upon will be the following:  Transport, Infrastructure, Engineering, Industrial and IT Project Management aspects Development in this field is closely bound to others, such as suppliers, manufacturers, trade partners -we will see how the modern project management can improve their cooperation.  Problems and Solutions in EU Funds Project Management (Implementation) We will take a look at the problems and risks in the project implementation, and how project management methods could improve the situation.  New Project Management Perspectives We will discuss the role of a project manager in a project, and the impact of the human factor, as well as what it takes to increase the competence of project managers. Also we will try to find out new project management perspectives and solutions. These are questions that practice experts and scientists have proposed to discuss in this conference. There will be a special event this time -the PVPA award in project management, which will go to the best master's papers of the last year. This tradition was started in the previous conference, and we continue with it this year as well. We would like to thank our generous sponsors -"Latvijas Mobilais telefons" Ltd. and the Ventspils Free Port Authority -for supporting the organisation and successful carrying out of this conference.
doi:10.22364/pmdpp.2013.01 fatcat:wijy4qvqsve3rb36mjnaobohza