MANFRED SAYNISCH, Dipl.-Ing., has more than 40 years experience in Project Management (PM) on important national and international projects. He is one of the pioneers of Project and Configuration Management (CM) in Germany and he further developed both disciplines. He has been head of the Project Control as well as the Organisation Department at the R&D-Division in one of the largest mechanical engineering / production companies in Europe for many years. In 1985 he founded his own consultancy “SPM-CONSULT – Systems and Services in Project and Process Management”. At various universities he has lectured on PM. In 2006 he founded the MSPM-Foundation, a Foundation for PM, on which he acts as Senior Executive President. In the field of Project and Configuration Management he has published more than 130 articles and books. He published the first book in Europe on Configuration Management. (1984). At ten IPMA World Congresses (1972-2011) and two PMI Congresses (1981-1998) he has presented papers. He won
- in 2007 the “IPMA Research Award”,
- in 2010 the “ICCPM Research Prize”
- and in 2011 the “Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award” by PMI.
He is founding and honorary member, past member of the board of trustees (until 2007) and Research Advisory Board of GPM / German Association of Project Management as well as one of the first German members of PMI / USA. He is a member of various professional committees, including: German Standardization Board (DIN) for PM and CM, Editorial Board of “International Journal of Project Management” (from its foundation in 1982 to 2001) and German journal of PM “projektMANAGEMENTaktuell” since its foundation in 1989. He founded and has directed the research programme “Beyond Frontiers of Traditional Project Management” (since 1990).