Prof. Dr. Mladen Radujkovic is professor of Project Management and Construction Management at the FCE, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He also holds position of the Chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), after being, President in the period 2013/14, and Vice President for the period 2007-2012. Simultaneously he is a part time consultant for complex local and regional projects in the South-east Europe. His past experience includes various positions such as site engineer, supervisor, designer, project manager, consultant and professor, over the past 35 years, of which he spent more than 10 years in industry. He held leading positions in companies, NGOs and at the Zagreb University. From 2002 to 2006 he was Vice Dean and from 2006 to 2010 Dean of the FCE, University of Zagreb. From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of the Zagreb University Management Board. He is one of the founders and currently President of the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM). In the past he was one of the initiators of the establishment of regional project management associations in south east Europe (SENET). Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of the OTMC Journal.
His international experience includes participation in projects owned by Ilbau, Strabag, Booz Allen Hamilton, Importanne, USAID, ADRIS and IPMA.
His special interests includes project management, construction management and organization, risk, cost and time management so as performance management.
He has published close to 200 papers, mostly at an international level, dealing with project management and construction management topics. He has given presentations at many international events organized by OTMC, CIB, IPMA, TECHSTA, ICEC,USAID and ECI across the world, including more then 30 keynotes and invited presentation at global events. He delivered lectures or invited presentations in many cities like Dundee, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Berlin, Paris, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Cape Town , Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, New Delhi, Rome, Krakow, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Dubai, Seoul, Panama City, Lima, Wuhan, Vilnius, Beijing, Maryland, Santiago de Chile, Milan, Santo Domingo, Mexico City and other. He was a visitor at UK academic institutions for five terms. His research and education references include twenty five years of lecturing, so as the design and implementation of ten curriculum (graduate and postgraduate), involvement in more than 70 seminars or workshops, reviewer position for 5 international scientific journals, membership at scientific committee for more than 50 international scientific events, and participation or principal researcher position in around 20 research projects. Over the past 35 years he has been continuously engaged in professional activity, providing supervision and consultancy for many local or regional projects related to research, tourism, water, transport, investment and education. He is a first assessor for IPMA project management certification in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Project Management : Serving for Community Needs and Society at Large
There is no any sector or aspect of human activity without projects. Today world is a project world, and each individual, organization or community is dealing with many projects in parallel. Projects are instrument for change for better. They are aligned withhuman needs driven by better-bigger-faster forces. While dealing with limited resources in a project, project management is always challenged how to balance benefits between business and community, and assure environment respect. The presentation focus project management which serve to community and society at large.
Key worlds: society, project, project management, benefits.