The best PM thesis is from BUTE again

September 21, 2016

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s most important professional organization for project management. The Hungarian Chapter had invited applications to its thesis competition for the 4th year. Bachelor and master theses can be entered for the competition from which the professional jury chooses the best one(s).

A kép forrása

With her bachelor thesis in our Engineering Management program, Nóra Faller won this year—the professional jury gave no other prizes or awards. The title of her work is Development and application of an effective project portfolio management system, in which she proposed a two-stage method to select the most valuable business projects. As the value of a company comes from the sum of the values of its projects, it is crucial for every company to have an effective project portfolio system.

The supervisor of the thesis was Dr. Zoltán Sebestyén, one of our associate professors. Similarly, he was the supervisor all of the winners in the past four years:

  • 2013, 1st prize: Gábor Kőmíves (Engineering Management MSc): Risk management of service center establishment;
  • 2014, 1st prize: Péter Miskolczi (Management and Leadership MA): Time estimating and planning in projects—Project management at the Hungarian upstream segment of MOL;
  • 2015, 1st prize: Sándor Kathi (Management and Leadership MA): The relevance of Scrum project management method in the case of non-IT projects;
  • 2016, 1st prize: Nóra Faller (Engineering Management BSc): Development and application of an effective project portfolio management system.