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PMI Case Writing Competition at DSI

18 April 2019 to 24 November 2019

PMI is sponsoring an instructional case writing competition at the 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, 23-25 November 2019. The competition aims to generate teachable cases and instructors’ guides for use in project management courses in business, engineering, and IT.

Submissions may consider the use of project management as an organizational force in any context (e.g., disaster relief, international development, NGOs, various industries, etc.). Cases may look to instruction in technical approaches (e.g. planning, budgeting, controlling, etc.), behavioral issues (e.g., communications, leadership, teams, etc.), or strategic concerns (e.g. legal, ethics and professionalism, governance, etc.). Cases must be based either on secondary sources (publicly available data and documentation, including news articles, court materials, YouTube videos, and others) or on primary (field) research.

Submissions will be evaluated in a two-stage process: 

Stage 1: Cases and instructional materials will be checked for adherence to all submission criteria and quality of English writing.

Stage 2: Judges will evaluate and rank cases based on the following criteria:

  • Currency or relevance of content
  • Quality (depth) of research
  • Potential usefulness in the classroom (engaging and readable)
  • Clarity of learning objectives
  • Completeness and quality of discussion quality and answers
  • Contribution to the field as instructional

The winner of the competition will be awarded a cash prize of US$1,000.  1st place and runners-up authors will receive an annual PMI membership. All quality submissions will be invited to publish on the PMJ instructional website, though publication is not an obligation.

The deadline is 30 May 2019. Submissions are made through the DSI conference management system. Email PMI Academic Programs at with any questions.