THE Project 2013 Winning team: Grand Valley State University

Congratulations to our Final Four:

Grand Valley State University

Michigan Technological University - B

Michigan Technological University - A

Kalamazoo College - B



And all Teams involved!  Thank You. 

Keeping Our Youth – Our Future – Here!


The theme for 2013 was “Keeping Our Youth – Our Future – Here”,  which is also item #4 of the ten initiatives in Governor Snyder’s Reinventing Michigan campaign. “We are excited to have WMPMI bring focus and visibility to what Governor Snyder is trying to accomplish with the Reinventing Michigan campaign. We know the student teams competing in THE Project 2013 competition will come up with creative project plans that may well lead the way in how Michigan approaches this critical area; keeping our best and brightest students in Michigan after they graduate from College” said Dick Posthumus, Senior Advisor to Governor Snyder and one of the Executive Judges for THE Project 2012 competition.

The teams began forming in the Fall of 2012 to begin the process of constructing project plans with the final presentations and winners decided April 16th at a dinner meeting at Davenport University’s Campus in Kentwood, Michigan.

Dana Johnson, PhD, the School Champion for Michigan Technical University for both last years and this year’s competition said; “Our students are very much looking forward to participating again. In the next two weeks I will begin recruiting our teams. This is such a great hands-on experience and we really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the competition.”

WMPMI acknowledges the competition is an excellent tool to teach real world skills to students, to incite an interest in project management as a career and to ignite an understanding of how complex problems can be solved and solutions delivered using tools that have been honed in the fires of real life practice.

PMI ( is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. It has more than 700,000 members and credential holders in 185 countries with 677 of those members in the West Michigan Chapter.

We invite you to be a part of THE Project 2014! For more info send an e-mail to

Thank You to our Project 2013 Sponsors!  If you, your business or school would like to help sponsor our 2014 event, please give me a call as this is a Great recruitment opportunity, and to let others know you realize the many benefits a standard methodology in Project Management can provide.  For more information please call Matt Boon 616-291-2049


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