Membership in organizations

My membership in the global scientific and trade organisations is aimed at tracking the global trends, participating in the solutions taken within these organisations, and sharing the knowledge to have a solid base while conducting the scientific research.

The membership in PMI is associated with an active participation in the development of the classic methodologies of project management. Because of my interests, I passed the exam and received the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate issued by PMI. Obtaining the certificate required demonstrating the practical experience in the realisation of projects. The syllabuses of full-time and postgraduate studies, which were prepared by the candidate, are based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology developed by PMI.

Several lectures were given as well as a number of reports were written in the cooperation with PMI, which were later uploaded onto the PMI Poland website. The following lectures were given:

  1. Werewka, J.: “Mapping of companies needs into the postgraduate program on IT project management.” (In Polish: “Odwzorowanie potrzeb firm w programie studiów podyplomowych w zakresie zarządzania projektami IT.”) PMI Poland Academic Workshop, 2013, Warszawa.
  2. Rogus G., Szwed P., and Werewka J: “A comparison of PMBOK and Scrum project management methodologies using ontological models.” (In Polish: “Porównanie metodyk zarządzania projektami PMBOK i Scrum przy użyciu modeli ontologicznych.”) Explicite Seminar Computer Science Labolatory of the Department of Automatics AGH along with the Seminar of the PMI Poland in Krakow, 17th June, 2010: Vol. I, p. 18; Vol. II, p. 35; Vol. III, p. 51.
  3. Werewka J.: “The issues of starting the IT projects in accordance with the PMBOK methodology.” (In Polish: “Zagadnienia rozpoczynania projektów informatycznych według metodyki PMBOK.”) Seminar AGH Technical Open University, Kraków 4th April, 2009.
  4. Werewka J.: “The issues of starting the IT projects in accordance with the PMBOK methodology.” (In Polish: “Zagadnienia rozpoczynania projektów informatycznych według metodyki PMBOK.”) Explicite Seminar and PMI in Kraków, 3rd September, 2009.
  5. Werewka J.: “The issues of modelling the IT project management methodologies on the example of the PMBOK methodology.” (In Polish: “Zagadnienie modelowania metodyk zarządzania projektami, na przykładzie metodyki PMBOK.”) Explicite Seminar and PMI in Kraków, 10th September, 2009.
  6. Werewka J.: “The principles of evaluating the knowledge of project management developed by PMI on the example of PMI and CAPM.” (In Polish: “Zasady oceniania wiedzy z zakresu zarządzania projektami opracowane przez PMI na przykładzie PMP i CAPM.”) Explicite and PMI Kraków in Kraków, 17th December, 2009.
  7. Czyzyński Ł., Lęgocki M., and Werewka J.: “Managing the competences of project managers in accordance with the PMBOK standards and PMCDF definition.” (In Polish: “Zarządzanie kompetencjami Kierowników Projektów zgodnie ze standardem PMBOK i definicją PMCDF.”), CSL R&D Report 3/0/2009, IT Labolatory, Department of Automatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics, AGH Kraków, p. 37.

In addition to the abovementioned lectures, scientific works are carried out which relate to the creation of metamodels, ontologies, scaling of the PMBOK methodology and the issues of representation and integration of the PMBOK and Scrum methodologies. You are most welcome to browse the list of publications concerning the PMBOK methodology and project management. In addition, I hold popular among students postgraduate studies on project management involving the use of agile and classic methodologies.

The membership in Scrum Alliance entails active participation in the development of project management agile methodologies. Due to my interests, I obtained a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certificate that was issued by Scrum Alliance in 2009.

Scrum Alliance is an organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum by supporting: advocacy – it means helping to understand the value of certified Scrum practitioners community; collaboration – by joining global and regional gatherings, local user groups, and online communities; education – which concentrates mainly on professional certificates that prove the knowledge, skill and experience to apply Scrum effectively.

I carry out scientific work related to creating metamodels, ontology, Scrum scaling, and mapping and integrating the PMBOK and Scrum methodologies. As part of the cooperation with PMI, a paper, of which I am the co-author, was presented: “A comparison of the PMBOK and Scrum project management methodologies by means of ontological models” (In Polish: “Porównanie metodyk zarządzania projektami PMBOK i Scrum przy użyciu modeli ontologicznych)”.

I encourge you to take a look at the list of publications related to the Scrum methodology and to project management. I lead postgraduate studies on IT project management, within the scope of which solutions using Agile methodologies are used (with Scrum as their main representative).

A long-term membership in IEEE and in Computer Society (within the scope of IEEE) is connected with the scientific work mainly in the area of manufacturing informatics.

IEEE is a global professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through their highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

The membership in IEEE is particularly interesting as it offers an access to a vast repository of knowledge related to publications and standards. In my scientific work, I use this knowledge base to lead the scientific work especially in the area of software architecture and manufacturing informatics. For more information, see the list of publications on the application of information technology solutions in the industry.

The Open Group provides a number of interesting solutions for universities as well as for the industry. From my point of view, the following Open Group solutions are the most interesting:

  1. TOGAF, which is a detailed method and a set of supporting tools for developing an enterprise architecture.
  2. ArchiMate, which is a modelling language for enterprise architecture supported by different tools and firms.
  3. Open Platform 3, which is centered on new technology trends to form new business models and system designs. The trends under consideration are: mobility, social networks and social enterprise, big data, cloud computing, devices and application architectures.
  4. Service-Oriented Architecture Standards, which are described in different documents: “Using TOGAF® to Define and Govern Service-Oriented Architectures, Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM), Service-Oriented Architecture Ontology, SOA Governance Framework, SOA Reference Architecture, and Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI) Framework.”
  5. Certified Architect (Open CA) Program, which is designed to validate the existence of those qualities and skills in a professional that enable the effective practice of IT architecture.

The membership and cooperation with The Open Group concentrates on the work within The Open Platform 3.0 Forum. At the moment, we are the silver member of the forum and we focus on its vision. Still, we have a big interest in, for example, ArchiMate, which enables modelling enterprise architectures to make them understandable by stakeholders by using appropriate viewpoints, or TOGAF, which gives a reference basis for developing architecture governance at our company. Basing on our own experience, we expect to make better architectural decisions, increase architectural competences and maturity of architecture governance. Using our own ORRCA methodology of architecture development and governance, we will be good positioned in the market and research.

Scientific works have been carried out in the area of previously mentioned solutions to develop models of creating architecture governance and reference models of architectural solutions. For more information, see the list of publications on TOGAF, ArchiMate, SOA and related to the competences of architects.

IASA is a global association for knowledge standardization and sharing in the worldwide architect community. The association maintains an architecture repository of articles and presentation reusable resources, such as patterns and templates. Architecture best practices are described in an IT Architect Body of Knowledge (ITABoK), basing on the following pillars: Business Technology Strategy, IT Environment, Quality Attributes, Design and Human Dynamics. IASA has developed a vendor agnostic architecture training program and an architecture certification career path.

Scientific works have been carried out within this area to develop architect competence models. These models will be used to create syllabuses and principles of architect evaluation. For more information, see the list of publications on educating students and employees of IT companies to broaden and deepen the IT architect competences.

The International Software Architecture Qualification Board brings together professional software architecture experts from industry, consulting, training, academia and other organisations.
iSAQB has following objectives:

  • Creating and maintaining consistent syllabi and curricula for software architects (Certified Professional for Software Architecture)
  • Defining certification examinations on the basis of CPSA curricula
  • Ensuring the professional quality of teaching and initial and further training for software architects