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Volume IV, Issue 7 – July 2015

In This Edition

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

Featured Papers

“Real Option Method” vs. “Discounted Cash Flow Method” to Analyze Upstream Oil & Gas Projects
By Yerry P. Silitonga (Indonesia)

Appraisal of the Effects of Materials Management on Building Productivity in South East Nigeria
By Dr. Ngwu Chukwuemeka, Dr. Kevin Okolie, Dr. John U. Ezeokonkwo (Nigeria)

Featured Interview

Interview with Deena Gordon Parla, Chair of the Strategy Development and Oversight Committee, PMI Board of Directors
By Petek Kabakci, PMP, PCC (PMI Turkey Chapter)

Series Articles

In data we trust: Establishing the value of information, big data and analytics (Intro to Advances in PM Series article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Realising value out of Big Data through small data (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Roel Wolfert (Netherlands) and Roger Davies (UK)

A general management framework, and its relevance to management the project life cycle (Article 1 in a new series on general management & project management)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) (Australia)

Assess Your Stakeholders’ Attitudes (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

A Grand Unified Theory for Risks (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

Baseline Change Control on Agile (Agile and EVM Series, provided by the College of Performance Management)
By Ron Terbush (USA)

Advisory Articles

Project Quality Management for Project Managers
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)

Second Editions

Choice Engineering in Project Management
By Lev Virine, Michael Trumper, Eugenia Virine (Canada)

Emotional Intelligence and Project Management in the ICT Industry in Latvia
By Dr. Juris Binde, Dr. Vita Zvirbule, Zane Demjanova, Ilze Saulite (Latvia)

Project Managers: A Team Member’s Perspective
By Prof Marco Sampietro (Italy)

The Importance of Project Management Methodologies and Tools in Non-Governmental Organizations: Case Study of Lithuania and Germany
By Meda Keleckaite and Evelina Meiliene (Lithuania)

Producing Competent Practitioners Using Project Based Learning
By Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia & USA)

The Project Manager Leadership Dilemma: Candid versus Creative Communications
By Dr. William Moylan and Dr. Loran W. Walker (USA)

Two Birds! A Simple Approach to Improving Program/Project Management Practice and Governance
By Wayne Abba (USA), David L. Pells (USA), Miles Shepherd (UK)

Reports

Project Management and audit perspective in EU – Importance of cooperation among EU Supreme Audit Institutions highlighted in Riga, Latvia
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

IPMA Italy Workshop on Complexity & Culture, Costa Concordia, Young Crew Awards & 1st National Forum, Maire Tecnimont in Russia B
y Luca Cavone (Italy)

IRNOP XII conference in London, UK
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Project completions, fascinating new project plans, rail & mega projects, including the Palace of Westminster
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Spreading out best practices in project management among PMI Madrid Chapter Branches
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Chile at Milan Expo 2015, PMI Santiago Chapter, Top 25 Solar PV Projects in Chile
By Jaime Videla (Chile)

PMI Argentinian Chapters are very active this year
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina

Global SCRUM GATHERING (R) Phoenix 2015
By Theofanis Giotis (Greece)

Book Reviews

Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects (J. Ross)
By Gina Abudi and Yusuf Abudi
Reviewed by Patrick James, PMP (USA)

Real Project Management: The skills and capabilities you WILL need for successful project delivery (Kogan Page)
By Peter Taylor (UK)
Reviewed by Alex Marques, PMP (USA)

Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance – The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban (J. Ross)
By Steve Tendon and Wolfram Muller
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP (USA)

Exercising Agency: Decision Making and Project Initiation (Gower)
By Mark Mullaly
Reviewed by Butch Freeland (USA)

Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2nd Edition (Wiley)
By Russ J. Martinelli; James M. Waddell; Tim J. Rahschulte (USA)
Reviewed by Ash Jantrania, PMP (USA)

The Agile Culture: Leading Through Trust and Ownership (Addison-Wesley)
By Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson, Niel Nickolaisen
Reviewed by Kaylen Isenberg (USA)

Great Lessons in Project Management (Management Concepts)
By David Pratt, PMP (USA)
Reviewed by Rohit Tammana , PMP (USA)  

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