In This Issue

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the November edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the new web-based publication serving the world of professional program and project management (P/PM). The PMWJ will be followed soon by the PM World Library, a new online digital library that will serve as repository for articles, papers and other contents published in the PMWJ.  Together, the new PMWJ and PM World Library will serve as global resources in support of continuous learning and knowledge sharing related to P/PM.

As stated on the PMWJ website, the objectives for these two online knowledge and information resources are:  (1) to support the creation of new P/PM knowledge; (2) to provide more recognition and visibility for authors, the ones who create that knowledge; (3) to promote and support the sharing of P/PM knowledge with those new to the field or in organizations and locations where additional P/PM knowledge and information are needed; (4) to provide an easily accessible repository of P/PM knowledge and information; and (5) to advance the application of professional P/PM for solving more of the world’s problems.  Each month we will issue a Call for Papers, inviting experts, researchers and practitioners worldwide to share their knowledge by submitting an article or paper for publication.  If you have knowledge to share, or an article or paper to publish, contact [email protected].

This month’s edition of the PMWJ includes 40 articles, papers, reports and book reviews from 14 countries.  Six authors from 4 different countries have contributed Featured Papers in this issue.  Hari Kumar Sellappan in Indonesia has authored an interesting paper entitled “Exploring Gold as Alternative Currency for Future Estimation in Telecommunications Projects.”  Alan Stretton, PhD in Australia has provided another stimulating paper in “Notes on Programs vs. Standalone Projects. Andy Cuthbert of Haliburton in the USA is the author of “The Role of the Project Management Office”. Habeeb Adekunle Quadri from from Nigeria but now living in New York, has provided a paper on “A Rationale for Value Engineering Decisioneering in the Project Management Office.”  Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President of Fluor Corporation in the USA, has provided a paper on “The Program Tetrahedron: A Changed Baseline Control Basis under Strategic Program Management.”  O. Chima Okereke, PhD, who lives and works in Nigeria and the UK, has authored “Long Term Project Management Analysis of the recent $1.1 Billion Chinese Loan to Nigeria.”  These are all serious papers; we hope they are useful to our readers this month.

Five Series Articles are included this month. Prof Darren Dalcher in the UK has organized an “Advances in Project Management” article by Dr. Lynda Bourne in Australia, “Communicating Upwards with Effect”.  Darren has also provided an introductory article entitled “The Art of Communicating”.  Dr David Hillson, aka The Risk Doctor in the UK, is the author of another “Risk Doctor Briefing: One Size of Risk Process Does Not Fit All Projects”. The team of Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte and Jim Waddell at the Program Management Academy in Oregon, USA are authors of “Driving Participation and Collaboration on Distributed Teams”. Michael O’Brochta in the USA has provided Part 3 of 3 of his “Leadership Essentials for PMPs”.  These are all reasonably short articles well worth reading.


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About the Author


Managing Editor, PMWJ

David L. Pells is Managing Editor of the PM World Journal, a global eJournal for program and project management, and Executive Director of the PM World Library. He is also the president and CEO of PM World, the virtual organization behind the journal and library, and of PM World Services, an executive P/PM advisory firm.  David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 35 years of experience on a wide variety of programs and projects, including engineering, construction, defense, energy, transit, high technology, and nuclear security, and project sizes ranging from several thousand to ten billion dollars. He has been an active professional leader in the United States since the 1980s, serving on the board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) twice.  David was awarded PMI’s Person of the Year award in 1998 and Fellow Award in 1999. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK; Project Management Associates (PMA – India); and of the Russian Project Management Association SOVNET.  From June 2006 until March 2012, he was the managing editor of the globally acclaimed PM World Today eJournal.  David has published widely, speaks at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].