Volume IV, Issue 9 – September 2015

In This Edition

Welcome to the September 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Featured Interview

Interview with James R. Snyder, PMI Founder (USA)
By Petek Kabakci (Turkey)

Featured Papers

An Application of Cost Benefit Appraisal Technique in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Provision in Nigeria
By Dr. Francis P. Udoudoh and Dr. Michael G. Oladokun (Nigeria)

Meeting Tomorrow’s Infrastructure Needs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Students Performance Evaluation: A fuzzy logic reasoning approach
By Ashwani Kharola, Swarnima Kunwar, Gopa B. Choudhury (India)

Project Management and Music in Education and Related Fields
By Raji Sivaraman (Singapore/USA) and Chris Wilson (UK)

Cultural Metacognition and Intelligence in Development Projects
By Javed Azam (USA

Series Articles

Management organizing function and activities (Article 3 in series on general management functions and activities, and their relevance to the management of projects)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) (Australia)

The Three Types of Stakeholder Communications (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Risky Contracts (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

Women in Project Management – An Irish Perspective
By Dr. Martina Ryan (Ireland)

Building a Credible Performance Measurement Baseline (Series on Earned Value Management provided by the College of Performance Management)
By Glen Alleman, Thomas J. Coonce, Rick A. Price (USA)

The sprint or the marathon? Finding a metaphor to account for value in projects and programmes (Intro to Advances in Project Management Series Article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

From Earned Value to Value Realisation (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Roel Wolfert (The Netherlands) and Roger Davies (UK)

Advisory Articles

The Value of the PMO
By Marisa Silva (Portugal/UK) and Rick Bouter (The Netherlands)

Project Communications Management for Project Managers based on PMBOK
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)

Creating Harmony through Diversity
By Bryan Howard (USA)

From PMO to P.O.O. …?
By Sandra Rijswijk-van Tilborg (The Netherlands)

Getting through the agile maze
By Steve Boronski (UK)

Managing Difficult Shareholders
By Sharon De Maschia (UK)

Commentary Articles

Some “unexpected” differences between Australians and Americans, and their relevance to project management
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

What is Speed Mentoring? And why is it becoming very popular at PMI NYC?
By Jeff Furman (USA)

Five Current Trends in Project Management
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Student Papers

Enhance PMBOK® by Comparing it with P2M, ICB, PRINCE2, APM and Scrum Project Management Standards
By Soumajit (Sam) Ghosh, Danny Forrest, Thomas DiNetta, Brian Wolfe, Danielle C. Lambert (USA)

Second Editions

Current Status and Future Potential of the Research on Critical Chain Project Management
By Mahdi Ghaffari and Dr. Margaret W. Emsley (UK)

An Investigation into Challenges facing Distributed Teams: Case of South Australian Construction Projects
By Dr. Morteza Shokri-Ghasabeh, M. Reza Hosseini, Dr. Nicholas Chileshe, Dr. Bo Xia (Australia)

Towards an Understanding of Work Motivation in Temporary Organizations
By Dr. Ravikiran Dwivedula (UAE), Prof Christophe Bredillet (Canada/France), Prof Ralf Müller (Norway)

Bridging the Gap: Traditional to Agile Project Management
By Susan Parente (USA)

Risk Perception Management Plan: A Theoretical Overview
By M. Dianne Leveridge, PhD and Gregory B. Baecher, PhD (USA)

Using Risk Assessment Codes to Rank Order Facility Projects
By Fred Fanning (USA)

Key drivers of discrepancies between initial and final costs of construction projects in New Zealand
By Dr. Jasper I. Mbachu and Cresilda Cross (New Zealand)

Maturity Growing: Brazil Central Bank Case
By Bruno Peres Aguiar, Darci Prado, PhD and Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)

Today’s Most-Competitive PM Teams: Shining a Light on Next-Gen PM Practices
By Stacy Goff (USA)


Queensland AIPM Chapter Forum and Awards Night (Project Management Update from Brisbane)
By Mary Martin (Australia)

Yes, there is a project! (Project Management Update from Belo Horizonte)
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)

Symptoms of Recovery in Real-State Projects in Spain and PMI Madrid Chapter Monthly meetings in September 2015 (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Book Reviews

From Projects to Programs: A Project Manager’s Journey (CRC Press)
By Samir Penkar, PMP
Reviewed by Chris Wright (USA)

Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management (CRC Press)
By Ralph L. Kliem, PMP
Reviewed by Marinella Padlan, PMP, CSM (USA)

Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned: Stakeholder, Scope, Knowledge, Schedule, Resources and Team Management (CRC Press)
By M. Kemal Atesmen
Reviewed by Ralph Stillinger, PMP (USA)

Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach (CRC Press)
By Ginger Levin and John Wyzalek (USA)
Reviewed Chinwe Fran Awolesi (Canada)

Project Management for Supplier Organizations (Gower)
By Adrian Taggart (UK)
Reviewed by Luis Gallardo Estrella (Mexico)

The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile: Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach (Wiley)
By Charles G. Cobb
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP, CSM, SA (USA)


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