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27 new works by 33 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2285 project management articles, papers & other works by 968 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 August 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 27 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 33 different authors in 14 different countries were published in the August 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2285 original works by 968 different authors in 65+ countries. The collection is growing each month by around 30 new works from many different authors; of the 33 authors this month, 18 were new to the journal and library. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “I think this was the first month that we published more works by new authors than by those whose works we have published previously. We want to continue attracting articles and papers by new authors around the world, while still receiving new articles and papers by colleagues and well known experts.”

New authors in August include Lillian Agu (Nigeria), Abeer Al Nuaimi (UAE), Joanna Cewinska (Poland), Jesus Flores (USA), Wade Hawkins (Canada), Ndidi Blessing Iheama (Nigeria), Darryl John (USA), John Johnson (USA), Anna Krasnova (Poland), Olga Mikhieieva (Ukraine), Shahab Moeini (Canada), Yolanda Morgan-Davis (USA), Azzeddine Oudjehane (Canada), Stephen J.C. Paterson (Thailand), Martin Samphire (UK), Susan Slawson (USA) and Matthias Waidmann (Germany). New works from 15 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We’re also excited to launch another new series this month, on the topic of Project Business Management by Oliver Lehmann in Germany,” Pells added. “The series articles are important content each month. This month Prof Darren Dalcher again facilitated another great contribution by another Routledge author, Martin Samphire; articles by both Darren and Martin are included. And Neil Robinson contributed another interesting article in his Life is a Project series, based on his teaching program for people undergoing serious life changes.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,200 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. Comments or questions can be emailed to info@pmworldlibrary.net

 

 

 

How does the Platinum Rule apply?

 

Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon, to share lessons on large scale change leadership at 11th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

2 August 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium during 17-18 August. Anne Guevara is also presently the Director of the Maritime & Littoral Systems portfolio in Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems where she manages ~$300M of development, production, and sustainment & support activities. To visit the symposium website, click here.

Steve Jobs, Mother Teresa and an American Program Manager in Paris all walk into a bistro… What could they possibly have in common? What strategies might they discuss for shaking things up in ways never before heard of … with laser light focus on a noble purpose? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a change leader at one of America’s leading defense technology companies.

Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon, will share her reflections regarding large scale change leadership: How does the Platinum Rule apply when influencing outcomes, large and small, in the Global Economy? What does Cultural Intelligence look like? What do you do if your plan does not work? Disruption is the easy part. Leading thru the chaos of uncertainty to achieve a noble purpose is the rewarding challenge!

A 20+ year veteran of Raytheon, Anne has managed a variety of large complex manufacturing & program leadership challenges ‐ including two assignments as an expatriate as part of an international joint venture where she managed a large complex software development initiative (14M lines of code!). She is a Raytheon Certified Program Manager as well as a Raytheon Six Sigma Expert (Black Belt) and was awarded the distinction of Program Manager of the Year in 2015. In addition to her Raytheon career, Anne is a retired Colonel from the US Army with over 25 years of experience leading tactical and domestic health care operations, at home and abroad.

Under the theme “Disruptive Leadership”, the 2017 UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The 2.5-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. Special pricing and group discounts are still available. To access conference website, click here.

Other keynote speakers for this year’s symposium will include: J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors; Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Projekt 202; Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the UT Dallas Jindal School of Management; and Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA.

The 2.5-day project management conference will focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, IT, software, telecommunications, local government and others. This is a traditional conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and for professionals to learn from their peers. Saturday’s half-day will include an interactive Agile workshop. All participants can receive up to 16 PDUs. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management conference. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a MS degree with an emphasis in project management and an MBA degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Wideman Website updates for August 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 August 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and very educational project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/.

According to Max this month:

Does Project Risk Management receive the attention it should in your organization? This Paper explains when it doesn’t need to, but also how to develop a thorough project risk management strategy for a large infrastructure development when it is really important to manage big risks well.

Our second Paper reiews the book Delivering Successful PMOs by Peter Taylor and Ray Mead who provide a very thorough and easy-to-follow journey towards designing and succeeding in establishing a PMO. In particular they point out: “Success needs to be planned up front” and “There must be a strong and clear business case“.

This month, our Guest is Sharon Schweitzer who draws our attention to an aspect of the project management environment that we don’t often think about. That is The Essentials of Business Etiquette. Poor etiquette in the rough and tumble of a project is one thing, but if your aim is to climb up the organizational ladder, then you’d better mind your manners.

We regularly read Best Group for Project Management on LinkedIn and pick out insightful comments. In Going from Public to Private Project Management, Keri Z. has observed: “[The] lesson I’ve learned is that in the private sector the direction is to meet goals, make things happen and produce results. … [However] In the government sector … whether you actually produce anything significant is immaterial!” Read the rest in Musings to learn why.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm. Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com/.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

Next Gen Project Management: Agile and Beyond

 

Interactive Saturday workshops added to August UT Dallas PM Symposium

27 July 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is offering a unique opportunity to learn a more about Agile project management and to share experiences about partnering with, coaching and developing young professionals. The two sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, following the two-day 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas in Richardson, Texas during August 17th-18th. Lunch and networking opportunities are included.

Product Release Story Mapping Workshop, to be presented by Sogeti USA – 10-12:00 on Saturday, August 19, 2017

This will be an interactive presentation and hands-on workshop focused on building on the vision of a product or idea. Ensure a shared understanding of the product’s vision and develop the product’s roadmap that will serve as the basis for development as you progressively solve the problems for the users of the product. Identify what is needed by the users of your product. Develop its backlog in the form of a story map. Define and plan the initial and subsequent releases of your product. Participants will gain valuable insight into a product’s story mapping and release planning using an example.

Sogeti USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini, operates in over 20 cities across the country. Sogeti’s business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast, flexible delivery capabilities. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT and engineering services to help run their business better. With 50 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Applications & New Technologies, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Cloud, Digital Assurance & Testing, Digital Manufacturing, and Digital Transformation.

Partnering with the Next Generation, to be presented by Sherry James, PMP – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Join Sherry James, PMP for a discussion about how to partner with, coach, and develop the next generation of project managers. It will be an interactive and fun engagement.

Sherry James, PMP is currently building an EMPO at HollyFrontier Corp. in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of industries, which include: retail, telecommunications, business intelligence/big data, software development, and healthcare. Since 2000, she has worked as an executive coach and consultant creating leadership curriculum for organizations, large and small. Her passion for mentoring Millennials has taken her around the country in the last few years, speaking on topics that bring together multiple generations around projects and programs that are beneficial to all involved.

Registration for the Saturday workshops is separate from the UT Dallas Symposium. For more info or to register for the August 19 workshops, click here.

11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium – Thursday/Friday, August 17-18, 2017

Under the theme “Disruptive Leadership”, the 2017 UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The annual symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. Early registration pricing is available until July 16; Group discounts also available. To access conference website, click here.

Keynote speakers for this year’s symposium will include: Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Projekt 202; J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors; Anne M. Guevara, Proposal Director JSTARS Campaign, Raytheon Company; Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas; and Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA. In addition, approximately 40 high quality paper presentations will be delivered via six streams over two days by program/project management experts and experienced professionals.

The UT Dallas PM Symposium is the premier project management conference serving organizations and professionals in North Texas and beyond. This is a traditional conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and for professionals to learn from their peers. All participants can receive up to 16 PDUs. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management event. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a MS degree with an emphasis in project management and an MBA degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Wideman Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 July 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

As promised last month, we have followed up with a Paper on the challenge and justification for the structure we have chosen to represent the large array of project management Areas of Application in Product Development management.

We have made a minor update to Issacon iac1432c to offer advice on structuring project Emails for efficiency and clarity, and hence more effective communications leading to a more successful project.

Our Guest author this month is Sarah Jones advocating for Sound Sleep as an Essential Habit for PMs.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

34 new works by 42 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2223 project management articles, papers & other works by 939 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 June 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 34 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 42 different authors in 19 different countries were published in the June 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 2200 original works by 939 different authors in 65+ countries. The collection is growing each month by 30-40 new works from many different authors; of the 42 authors this month, 16 were new to the journal and library. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We again had some outstanding new contributions this month. Everyone needs to read the featured paper titled ‘Gender Issues in Project Planning and Management’ from four researchers in Uganda. I’ve never seen the issue of gender equality addressed in this way before; it’s outstanding and breaks important new ground.”

New authors in June include Ksige Abdu (Uganda), Tony Bendell (UK), Alma Contreras (USA), Britta Eremit (Germany), Rizwan Hasnie (Pakistan/USA), Rick Kimball (USA), Nabunya Kulthum (Uganda), Jessica Kunkle (USA), Jim Miller (USA), Massimo Pirozzi (Italy), Mikal Raczka (Poland), Neil Robinson (UK/Australia), Rudy Rodriguez (USA), Ujeyo Margaret Stella (Uganda), Priti Vaid (India) and Timothy Wilson (USA/Sweden). New works from 26 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The papers by Stretton, Pirozzi, Olugboyega and Abu Dief are also excellent and on important topics,” Pells adds. “The other articles, reports and second edition papers are all worth reading, in my opinion. I also want to welcome our new authors this month. I hope more readers will share their experience, research and knowledge.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,200 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. Comments or questions can be emailed to info@pmworldlibrary.net

 

 

Wideman PM Website updates for June 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 June 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

Good news about the Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms! After several years of dedicated effort, we have finally assembled a new collection of project management and product development terms, presented in a number of distinct domains. For more information, see our latest Paper titled: What’s new in Glossary v6.1? This is an exciting change in direction.

In Part 6 of his Guest paper, Mark Seely concludes with three further valuable appendices. In Appx B: The Performance Dashboard designed to fully inform both decision-makers as well as the project team; Appx C: Human Characteristics provides a 5-step ladder of characteristics suited to each of his five organizational levels; and Appx D: Contracting Considerations appropriate to each of the five levels.

Visitors to this web site should note that Mark Seely’s whole series provides bold insights into project management, and valuable guidance on how to confront different levels of maturity or complexity in the whole domain of project management activity.

This month, Darya Duma contributes to our Musings with her “Daydreams” on Sustainability in Project Management.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm. Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://pmworldjournal.net/beating-odds-tips-jump-starting-developing-countries/.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

Free PM World Library membership for residents of Mongolia

 

Free full access to PMWL available to residents of Mongolia and other low income countries around the world

8 May 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Residents of Mongolia are offered free memberships in the PM World Library. Residents of all low income countries, as listed in the World Bank’s listing of low and low middle income countries, can now gain free full access to the PM World Library. See the list of countries for Free Library Access at http://pmworldlibrary.net/free-basic-access/.

to PMWL Director David Pells, “We are offering free library access to those in many low income countries. We previously announced free memberships for residents of Bolivia, Egypt, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, hoping to offer a new resource for project managers in those countries under stress or in transition. We are offering the same opportunity for residents of Mongolia and many other countries.”

The PM World Library contains all original articles, papers and other works published in the PM World Journal since August 2012, along with profiles of all authors of those works. The library also contains access to professional information, books, journals, websites, public information and many other resources related to projects and project management. Access to several major EBSCO databases of business books and publications is also provided, which will be of interest to students and researchers in low income countries where access to those databases is either expensive or unavailable. Visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/ to learn more.

“While we recognize that project managers and project management professionals are often some of the most educated and highest paid professionals in every country,” Pells continues, “we are committed to knowledge transfer worldwide and have established a policy of offering free memberships to residents of low income countries. We hope the library can provide a useful resource for those working on projects, teaching or learning project management, or growing the PM profession in those countries.”

Those working or living in Mongolia can register for FREE ACCESS to the PMWL at http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/. Follow the instructions for residents of low income countries. If any problems are encountered, contact info@pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Proceedings of 6th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States now available

 

PPM EDUCATION NEWS

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

3 May 2017 – Riga, Latvia – The 6th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States has been successfully held in Riga, Latvia during 27-28 April 2017. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference was convened at the University of Latvia and included researchers and speakers from many countries.

The conference proceedings have now been published and are available through the PM World Library. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-profession/ to access.

The aim of the conference was to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers. The conference entertained a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems.

The 6th anniversary conference was organized and hosted by the Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Latvia together with the Professional Association of Project managers of Latvia. The proceedings include 35 papers covering both theory and practice authored by researchers and professionals in 16 countries.

The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

Proceedings from all six project management conferences held at the University of Riga are now available in the PM World Library. These proceedings are also included in the EBSCO business source database and available for access by researchers worldwide.

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 May 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

This month Mark Seely, in Part 5 of his Guest paper, points to best practices for deployment of each of the five distinct project management levels, and concludes with a set of DBM “Ten Commandments“. His Appendix A confronts “complexity” and points to simplifying options.

In Musings, our preliminary observations on a new conceptual approach called “Praxis” that describes project management in its broader sense. It has a number of special features: It is new, is a single integrated framework, can be tailored to all manner of different contexts, and incorporates practical lessons learned. It is also free to use!

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm. Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com/.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

18 new works by 24 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2074 project management articles, papers & other works by 900 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 April 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 18 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 24 different authors in 14 different countries were published in the April 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 2070 original works by 900 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 20-30 new works from many different authors; of the 24 authors this month, 6 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We published fewer works this month, but several of those included are really worth reading. The letters to the editor are also interesting, and Kik Piney’s ‘Devil’s Dictionary of Project Management Terms’ is very entertaining.”

New authors in February include Rasoul Abdolmohammadi (Iran), Ian Brooks (UK), Catherine Cockrell (USA), Jean-Pierre Debourse (France), Mats Ragnarsson (Sweden) and Fred Vokoboynikov (USA). New works from 18 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The reports from Argentina, Finland, Spain and UK are again really interesting,” Pells adds.  “The second edition papers this month are by pioneers in the project management field, Russ Archibald and Bob Youker.  And I hope I did not offend too many with my editorial, ‘Agile from a Distance’, about which I would welcome feedback.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,200 articles.  News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/.  See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications.  Comments or questions can be emailed to info@pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Free Seminar in April on Best Practices in Capital Projects Management in Lagos

 

EDUCATION AND FUTURE EVENT NEWS

Oracle Construction and Engineering to host educational event on 26 April for professionals in construction, oil and gas, and other Nigerian industries

3 April 2017 – Lagos, Nigeria – Oracle is offering a free seminar on the topic of Best Practices of Capital Project Management.  The event is organized by Oracle Construction & Engineering and will be held in Lagos on April 26, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island.

Leading the seminar will be Geoff Roberts and Sherief Elabd, Oracle Primavera’s experts in enterprise project portfolio management in asset intensive industries. As an advisor to Oracle Primavera, Geoff Roberts has many years of experience in full capital project portfolio management systems for construction projects and asset management in the world’s largest oil and gas and energy companies.

Many are familiar with Oracle Primavera solutions as they are generally considered a global standard for corporate project portfolio management in the oil & gas, engineering and construction industries.

The seminar will focus on best practices and modern approaches in the field of building management systems for project portfolios, as well as the real experience of implementing a project to create an enterprise portfolio management system in the world’s largest oil & gas company using Oracle Primavera software.

You can find the full seminar agenda when you click on this link.

Oracle is offering to discuss the issues most interesting for representatives of any company beforehand to make sure you maximize the value of attending the seminar. Contact  raphael.demiray@oracle.com  to get in touch.

For more about the seminar or to register, click here.

For more about Oracle Primavera, visit https://www.oracle.com/applications/primavera/index.html

Participation in the seminar is FREE, subject to prior registration.

 

 

Wideman Website updates for April 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 April 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max (pictured):

This month Guest author Mark Seely continues with Part 4 in which he details Levels 3, 4 and 5 of his organizational ladder. Note that levels 4 and 5 include a reference to “Governance“. In Public Governance, he includes two major project examples of misaligned strategies, one from the US and the other from Canada.

You’ve got a large project and you want to know the signs of probably or even imminent Project Failure? Read up Craig Imlach‘s article on My five Leading Indicators.

In Musings, see what Rob Bronson has to say about Max’s website.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

For information about Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

 

AACE Launches eLearning

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

Pricing and Costing Model Now Available

22 March 2017 – Morgantown, WV, USA – AACE has announced the launch of its new eLearning series. The first module, Pricing and Costing, was released in February 2017.

This module explains the difference between pricing and costing. It is important to distinguish between the terms “price” and “cost”. There is a very fine line separating them which is why people often use the terms interchangeably. This module highlights the concepts of pricing and costing of a project, illustrates the variances, and helps the learner identify the inputs, transforming mechanisms (tools and techniques), and outputs related to the cost and pricing process.

The module can be utilized as a study aid for the CCP Certification Exam. It is interactive with questions posed intermittently to assess knowledge gained by the viewer.  There is also a test at the end requiring a 70% score to earn 0.1 CEUs.

Go here to purchase.

Founded in 1956, AACE International is a professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers, project managers, and project control specialists. AACE International is industry independent, and has members in 78 countries and 71 local sections. AACE offers a monthly journal, online bookstore, education, library, certification, annual conference, professional development opportunities, employment information, executive search services, member discounts and other benefits. For more information, visit http://www.aacei.org/.

Source: AACE International

 

 

32 new works by 43 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2056 project management articles, papers & other works by 900 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 March 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 32 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 43 different authors in 21 different countries were published in the March 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 2050 original works by 900 different authors in 65+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works from many different authors; of the 43 authors this month, 13 were new to the journal and library. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “The range of topics addressed in articles and papers this month was fascinating. We seem to be attracting more research-based papers by academic researchers, while the articles are by very knowledgeable project management professionals and leaders. It’s becoming a good mix each month.”

New authors in February include Ibrahim Abdlrashid (Egypt), Priti Asthana (USA), Khlood Elsayed (Egypt/USA), Eric Gitta (Uganda), Ngaire Hunt (Australia/New Zealand), Prof Douglas Long (Australia), Jyoti Madabhushi (India), Prof Peter Neema-Abooki (Uganda), Art Pratt (USA), Rex B. Reagan (USA), Alan Shefveland (USA), Prof Jörg Sydow (Germany) and Zeta Yarwood (UAE). New works from 30 authors already included in the library were also added.

“I appreciated Russ Archibald’s letter to the editor in response to my February editorial about ‘the big revers’, the apparent lack of ethics in the Trump administration,” Pells adds. “We will have two more next month on the same topic, as it seems to have struck a chord. Of course, not everyone agrees with me so that too is interesting, and raises more important questions for the PM profession.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,200 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. Comments or questions can be emailed to info@pmworldlibrary.net

 

 

Wideman Website updates announced for March 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 March 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

This month in this Part 3, Guest author Mark Seely digs into the details of Levels 1 and 2 of the project management organizational ladder, namely Process Management and [single] Project Management. At this point he introduces Sociolytic Mindscaping.

Our Musings this month takes a peek at a simple LinkedIn request: “Can someone explain The Waterfall technique to me?” Several responses come as a surprise, and a lesson to learn.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm. Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com/.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

40 new works by 48 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2024 project management articles, papers & other works by 890 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 February 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 40 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 48 different authors in 20 different countries were published in the February 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 2020 original works by 890 different authors in 65+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works from many different authors; of the 48 authors this month, 19 were new to the journal and library. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “This was one of our most productive months, with 17 featured papers and many articles contributed by authors in 20 different countries. While some of the research papers deal with issues in particular countries, all of the works are worth reading. We can learn a lot from others’ experiences; that’s the value of sharing information and knowledge through publications like the PMWJ.”

New authors in February include Emmanuel T. Adu (Nigeria); Manjit Aerry (USA); Dr Donald Cog Senanu Agumenu (Ghana); Tukur Al-Mustapha (Nigeria); Denis Bushuyev, PhD (Ukraine); Leonardo Grandinetti Chaves (Brazil), Lyubaba Chernova (Ukraine); Samuel Ekung (Nigeria); Andrew Hudson (UK); Ahmed Saad M. Kafafi (Saudi Arabia); Rejoice Mandizvidza (Zimbabwe); Phillip Martin (Ireland); John McGrath (Ireand); Tafadzwa Mudzvokorwa (Zambia); Ogaga Linus Okorie (Nigeria); Jeff Moses Ogbu (Nigeria); Kenneth Perry (USA); Sam Varghese (USA); and Ruslan Yaroshenko, PhD (Ukraine). New works from 29 authors already included in the library were also added.

“I’m afraid I may have gone overboard with my editorial this month,” Pells added. “I just could not help but comment on the seemingly unethical attitudes and behavior in the new U.S. administration. While none of us may be perfect, I believe honesty underlies all good leadership and is absolutely necessary for anyone working on a project to be successful. Our teammates, customers, sponsors and other stakeholders depend on it. Why should we require anything less of our political leaders?”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,100 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. Comments or questions can be emailed to info@pmworldlibrary.net

 

 

Washington, DC Area Nonprofits tap into Local Expertise at Project Management Day of Service

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

45 nonprofits get help from project management experts at January event

3 February 2017 – College Park, Maryland USA – Representatives from 45 nonprofits teamed up with 220 project management experts January 16 to write and codify strategic goals, create fundraising plans, or take additional steps towards boosting worthy projects. Hosted by the Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland (UMD), the 2017 Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS™) provided an estimated $550,000 value to Washington, D.C.-area nonprofits.

“The impact is not just that my job is easier,” said Adrienne Fikes, executive director of the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria, who worked with a team of volunteer project managers to develop a fundraising strategy. “It’s all the parents and kids who will be able to join our program in the years to come because we have an effective fundraising strategy.”

The event was led by Project Management for Change (PM4Change) in partnership with five D.C.-area Project Management Institute chapters. For the second consecutive year, UMD’s Project Management Center for Excellence was the host and leading sponsor of PMDoS.

“We are very pleased to be able to support this event in which project managers help the nonprofit community” said John Cable, the center’s director.

“Today was such a rewarding experience,” said Ivonne Fuller Cameron, CEO of Hepatitis Foundation International, one of 20 Maryland nonprofits represented at the event. “My team took the ocean and helped me boil it down into a single project that I know we can implement this year.”

In each consultation session, project management subject matter experts met with representatives of the participating nonprofits to review prepared problem statements, identify potential roadblocks, develop clearly defined scope statements, and create actionable, customized project plans that serve as blueprints for business sustainability.

“This is our third year participating in this event, and each year we’ve had fabulous results,” said Mana McNeill, executive director and cofounder of Career Catchers.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence provides high quality, challenging education in project management preparing graduates to be proficient members of project teams and excellent project managers, maintains a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and provides project management training and development services to the University, profession, and community at large. Their academic program was the first in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center; the center is also a “Global Registered Educational Provider” by PMI. Visit http://www.pm.umd.edu/.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

Wideman Website updates announced for February 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 February 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

This month Part 2 of the series of articles by Guest author Mark Seely titled When It Is Not Project Management describes Deconstructing the project management paradigm and then Reconstructing it using the Dynamic Baseline Model.

In Papers we have also reviewed Paul Barshop‘s book Capital Projects: What every executive needs to know to avoid costly mistakes and make major investments pay off. This is a dissertation on the application of the Stage-Gate concept to a major project’s primary technological life span.

This month our Musings instructs readers on the Importance of Reading Body Language and how much such information is lost in virtual team meetings.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm. Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com/.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

 

27 new works by 34 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 1984 project management articles, papers & other works by 869 different authors in more than 60 countries

12 January 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 27 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 34 different authors in 15 different countries were published in the January 2017 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

150309-pmwj32-31-PMWL LOGOThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 1984 original works by 869 different authors in 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 25 new works from many different authors; of the 34 authors this month, 14 were new to the journal and library. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We’ve launched 2017 with a strong edition. Some works challenge us as individual professionals; others challenge the PM profession itself. Some point out shortfalls; others point to opportunities. I think many of these new works expand our perspectives in multiple ways.”

New authors in November include Joanna Aldridge (USA), Prof Mary Ashlock (USA), Dr. William Brantley (USA), Juliana Cariello (Brazil), Eskil Skstedt (Sweden), Pietro Guides (Brazil), Rose-Hélène Humeau (France), Edson Marinho (Brazil), Sankaran Ramani (India), Celso Ramos (Brazil), Martin Sedlmayer (Switzerland), John Shea (USA), Charlotte Wallis (UK) and Torbjörn Wenell (Sweden). New works from 20 authors already included in the library were also added.

“I was happy to have a student paper this month, by Charlotte Wallis in UK,” Pells adds. “Also, we are happy to introduce an important new series this month on managing and working in project society based on the book that won PMI’s 2016 book of the year award. This edition also contains works on varied and interesting topics, ranging from diversity intelligence and resilience to project management in the wine growing region of Argentina. All great reads!”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,100 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. Comments or questions can be emailed to info@pmworldlibrary.net