Project Management Methodology and Approaches: New ideas for the new times

Both main topics of this stream will be widely presented in the program by experts from different countries. The authors will talk about new approaches, methods and tools developed for various areas of project, program and portfolio management. Considerable attention will be paid to the new capabilities provided by modern digital technologies and their penetration into project management methods. Congress participants will be able to learn about the experience of applying these approaches using examples from various industries - construction, FMCG, high school and others.

Moderator: Igbal Babayev (Azerbaijan)

Main topic 1. Digital project management: new ideas in project management methodology and approaches. Ideas, hypotheses and research.


The main topic will be presented by the stream keynote speakers.

— Sergey Bushuyev (Ukraine) with the topic “Global trends and their impact on the project management methodology development”;

— Morten Fangel (Denmark) with the topic “Plan and evaluate your PM effort as well”.

Panel discussion: «Smart» project management – methods and technologies.

Meet our moderators Sergey Bushuyev (Ukraine) and Vladimir Obradovich (Serbia). We invite you to the Panel discussion, where you could participate and share your opinions and ideas on the different methodologies and approaches in project management.

Main topic 2. Methodology, tools, practice of project management. Feedback and mutual influence.


The main topics will be presented by the stream keynote speakers:

— Nicos Kourounakis (Greece) and Vladimir Obradovic (Serbia) / Methodology, tools, practice of project management: feedback and mutual influence;

— Sergey Bushuev, Sergey Neizvestnyj / Convergence and Hybridization of project management methodology. Complimentary or contradictory?

Meet our invited speaker for this stream.

— Gilbert Silvius — The Sustainability School of Project Management

Panel discussion: Convergency of methodologies and knowledge in project management.

Meet our moderatore – Mladen Radujkovic (Croatia) and Vladimir Obradovich (Serbia).

Other papers of the stream


Day 2. Wednesday 22nd of September

  • Nijhuis S. — Priority processes for project managers

  • Maron A., Maron M. — Diagnostics of the very responsible projects

  • Liberzon V., Shavyrina V. — Schedule Optimization Methods and Tools

  • Tsarkov I. — Shortening expected project makespan with extended activity-based policy

  • Geist R. — The resilience of the turkey at thanksgiving

  • Kwena R. — The relationship between post implementation impact evaluation and sustainability of rural water projects Kenya

  • Glowasz M. — Towards Hybrid Intelligence in Project Management

  • Pozniakov V. — On the real value of project, program and portfolio management (PPPM) and PPPM standards

Day 3. Thursday 23nd of September

  • Bushuyev S., Murzabekova S., Khusainova M. — Project management SMARtification driving by digital footprint

  • Shavyrina V., Liberzon V. — Risk Simulation Challenges and Success Driven Project Management

  • Pujanova E., Tsvetkov A., Sadovnikov S., Overchenko N., Ivochkina V. — Drivers in the management of large projects and megaprojects. The Challenges of 2021: Uncertainties, Digitalization and Decarbonization

  • Bessolitsyn T. — Integration of sustainable development into international projects in the FMCG industry

  • Nechaeva I. — How business model affects the portfolio structure in construction industry

  • Shavrin A., Peshkova O. — Project Manager Competencies and University Educational Programs in Project Management

  • Rodionova Z. — Ecosystems for Teaching Project Management at a University

  • Fiofanova O. — Project management methodology in the practice of evidence-based development, evidence-based policy

  • Zuykov K. — The holistic model of PRINCE2 implementation in process-oriented organizations

  • Ramenskaya L. — The imitation of project management in the organization: signs and reasons

  • Kogan Y. — BIG: Business Innovation Game

Meet the speakers!

Sergey Bushuyev / Project management SMARtification driving by digital footprintspeaker

— Professor, PhD, Dr. Sc.(Habilitation).

— Professor at Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA).

— Head of Project Management department and Euro MPM program in Kiev Ukraine.

— Honorary Scientist of Ukraine, Laureate of National Scientific Award.

— Honorary member of International Project Management Association (IPMA).

Sergey Bushuyev, PhD, is Head of the Department of Project management at KNUCA, specializing in Strategic Project Management and Organizational Development. He is also founder and President of the Ukrainian Project Management Association ( and founder of the Project Management Academy (1999) and KAZEN Club in Ukraine (2012). Dr. Bushuyev has published more than 200 scientific books and articles. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Project Management published by IPMA, and for several other national and international Journals.

Nicos Kourounakis / Convergence of methodologies and knowledge in project managementspeaker

Nicos is the Co —Author of the PM2 Project Management Methodology of the European Commission (2012, 2016, 2018), the Agile PM2 Guide (2014), the PfM2 Portfolio Management Methodology Guide (2019), and the ITSRM Guidelines on IT Security Risk Management (June 2020) of the European Commission.

Over the past 9 years Nicos has led many consulting projects with major EU institutions such as the European Commission, the European Council, the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank and other EU agencies.

He was also the Project Manager of the EC’s Open PM2 initiative, a project aiming at bringing the PM2 Methodology and its benefits closer to EU member States Public Administrations. He is also a founding member of the PM2 —Alliance.

Nicos has been involved in many international projects in Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Greece, working both with large organizations and with smaller ventures and start —ups.

He holds an MBA from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, a MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, and a BSc in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Morten Fangel / Plan and evaluate your PM effort as well

Topic “Project Management at Universities: From Local to Global: What Teaching Trends Are in Project Management” was presented by the following speakers:

Martina Huemannspeaker

Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business where she heads the Project Management Group in the Institute for Strategic Management and is the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Program: Project Management. In 2015, she received the IPMA Research Award for her research into Human Resource Management in Project -oriented Organisations. Currently she is interested in how datafication and digitalization is influencing project stakeholder management. Since 2003 she has been serving in the board of project management austria and Since 2018, she has been Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Project Management. As a trainer and consultant she co —manages enable2change, a network of experts who help to bring strategy into action.

Vladimir Obradovicspeaker

Dr Vladimir Obradovic is serving as full-time Professor and Head of Department for Interdisciplinary Research in Management at University of Belgrade. He is also the President of IPMA Serbia – Serbian Project Management Association. Besides being the author of over 100 publications (20 of them indexed in the Web of Science Master Journal List) and a few monographs, Vladimir also serves as the editorial board member of several magazines on project management: International Journal of Project Management, and Project Leadership and Society. For his significant contribution to education and science, Vladimir has been awarded the highest scientific rank by the Serbian Ministry of Education and Science.

Prof. Dr. Harald Venes

Head of the Department of the German Project Management Association GPM, Head of the Project Management Department of the University of Würzburg.

Sandler Daniil

Vice-rector for economics and strategic development of the Ural Federal University, certified director of IPMA projects (level A) of the National Project Management Association "Sovnet".

Veniamin Kizeevspeaker

Leading Project Management Expert of the WINbd Management Academy, Member of the Board of Directors of the WINbd Management Academy; partner of the Open Innovations startup studio, board member of the SOVNET project management association.