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Volume III, Issue 11 – November 2014

In This Edition

Welcome to the November 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Yan Gelrud’s paper in the October PMWJ on “The Algorithm for generating an optimal investment portfolio”
By Max Wideman (Canada)

Featured Papers

The Effect of Organizational Unwritten Rules on PMO Success
By Essam Lotffy (UAE) and Frank Parth (USA)

Public Sector Project Management Application and Sustainability Problems, Case of EU Member State – Latvia
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia) 

Gamifying Agile Projects to Drive Employee Engagement and Performance
By Chandan Patary (India) 

Can Multidimensional WBS be the Solution for IT Project Issues
By Asma AlFadha (Oman)

Series Articles

Other Categories, and combination of categorization matrices (Series on Program/Project Categorization)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

How Acquired Knowledge is transformed into Competencies (IPMA Education and Training Series)
By Morten Fangel, PhD (Denmark)

The Program Management Continuum (Program Management Series)
By Russell Martinelli, Jim Waddell, Tim Rahschulte (USA)

Maturity in Project Management: The Italian Experience (Project Management Maturity Series)
By Andrea Fraticelli (Italy), Russell D. Archibald (Mexico), Darci Prado (Brazil)

Advisory Articles

Inspirational Leadership and and the role of a Vision
By Thomas Walenta (Germany)

Overcoming Volunteer Work Challenges: Lessons Learned from the PMI Arabian Gulf Chapter
By Hatem H. Shabaan (Kuwait)

The Six Functions of Governance
By Lynda Bourne, PhD (Australia) 

Leadership and Intelligence: Lessons for Oil and Gas Project Leaders in Nigeria
By Lucky Enajite Edjenckpo (Nigeria)

Case Studies

The Value of a Common Project Culture and Key Aspects on How to Achieve it
By Richard Romander (Sweden)

Successful New Product Development: Good Development Team mixed with Project Management; add some (no so) Common Sense and Stir
By Mike Venter (USA)

Second Editions

Introduction to Earned Schedule
By Walt Lipke (USA)

Creating an Elite PMO: Solving Challenges through Collaboration
By Matthew London (USA) 

The Role of Critical Thinking in Project Management
By Phil Caputo (USA)

The Technical Project Manager – Paradox or Paradise?
By Zelda Jones (USA)

Reports

Project Management Update from Milan
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Project Management Report from Germany
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

ScrumAlliance Global Gathering in Berlin
By Theofanis Giotis (Greece)

Report from IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

UK Project Management Round Up
By Miles Shepherd (England)

Book Reviews

Applying Lean Six Sigma in the Pharmaceutical Industry (Gower)
By Bikash Chatterjee
Reviewed by Arvind Tripathi (USA) 

Effective Complex Project Management: An Adaptive Agile Framework for Delivering Business Value (J. Ross)
By Robert K. Wysocki
Reviewed by Ash Jantrania (USA) 

A Compendium of PMO Case Studies Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts (PBMconcepts)
By Dennis Bolles and Darrel Hubbard (USA)
Reviewed by Raju Rao (India)

The Risk Doctor Cures for Common Risk Ailments (Management Concepts)
By David Hillson, PhD
Reviewed by Michael H. King (USA)

Effective Project Management : Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition (Wiley)
By Robert K. Wysocki
Reviewed by Mike Goss (USA)

Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing and Recovering from Project Failure (AMACOM)
By Todd C. Williams, PMP
Reviewed by Jimmy J. Goddard (USA)

News

People News

Call for Papers

Future Events

Education News 

Profession News

Publishing News

Industry News

News from Fascinating Projects & Programs

Other News

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