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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

 

 

Free library membership for residents of Pakistan

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

Free full access to PM World Library available to residents of Pakistan and other low income countries

7 January 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Islamabad, Pakistan – Residents of Pakistan are offered free membership 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 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/.

150409-pmwj33-40-PMWL logoAccording to PMWL Director David Pells, “We are offering free library access to those in many low income countries. We previously announced free registrations for residents of India, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria and Ukraine, 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 Pakistan 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 Pakistan 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.

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 (digital publication 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 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.

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

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

141031-pmwl-wideman-MAXThis month we start Part 1 of a long series of articles by Guest author Mark Seely titled When It Is Not Project Management. The topic is decision-making, especially in large government-funded infrastructure projects where situation analyses come from various sources, each with their own political bias, thus calling for further analysis of the analyses (AofA). But how can we tell that our AofA is accurate, objective and sufficient?

In Musings we tackle the issue of Is a Project a Process? To find out whether it is or not, we start from where do projects come from?

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.

 

 

Cranefield College reconfirms industry basis for graduate degrees

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

Online programme, project and performance management degree programs from South African graduate school available to students worldwide

17 December 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Cranefield College has reconfirmed the industry basis for the school’s current curricula of programme, project and performance management degree programs, including bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. Cranefield is widely recognized for its programme and project management courses and degrees.

pmwj43-Feb2016-Steyn-PHOTOAccording to Prof Pieter Steyn, Cranefield’s Executive Director (pictured), “Cranefield College’s academic qualifications are structured to best serve the leadership and management needs of organisations from many sectors in the economy. Our academic qualifications focus on value chain performance management, including programme-managing the organisation’s supply chain activities and project management portfolios. Due to its profound importance, leadership and management excellence for strategic success is strongly emphasized.”

In addition to the existing Master’s degrees, heavily comprised of dissertations, Cranefield will soon offer an additional Master’s degree in Value Chain Performance Management comprising module work only. A new Bachelor in Business Administration will follow. A PhD was recently awarded to a German citizen, where Cranefield’s academic qualifications enjoy full recognition.

Up to Postgraduate Diploma level students do one module of three month’s duration at a time, and classes are limited to one morning per month. Participating students have a choice between attending live sessions on campus, or interactively online. Where a student is unable to participate in a live session (due to a particular work situation or location, for instance), he or she can still subsequently view an online recording thereof.

Increasingly, employers prefer job-relevant education and training for improving the competence of employees and for providing them with the necessary skills to be of

immediate benefit to their organisations. An accolade often received from students is: “what I learn from Cranefield today, I can implement in my work tomorrow”. Moreover, Cranefield graduates are profoundly successful in their career advancement internationally. An example is our graduate who is regional director of Delta Airways in America. The average age of Cranefield’s students is 38 years”.

Cranefield College is an accredited and registered private higher education institution offering a range of qualifications including PhD. Its academic programmes are available globally through technology-enhanced distance learning, utilizing a state of the art Learning Management System (LMS). Classes, which are advisable to attend but not compulsory, are offered at Cranefield’s auditorium in Johannesburg and simultaneously streamed live online globally. This makes it possible for students to study from anywhere in the world. For more about Cranefield College’s academic offerings and its EU-based global research partner LENS Living Lab, access their website at www.cranefield.ac.za.

 

 

24 new works by 27 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 1957 project management articles, papers & other works by 855 different authors in more than 60 countries

16 December 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 24 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 27 different authors in 15 different countries were published in the December 2016 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/.

150309-pmwj32-31-PMWL LOGOThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1980 original works by more than 860 different authors in 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 25 new works by many different authors; of the 27 authors this month, 8 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 were happy to see so many good papers and articles offered for the final 2016 edition of the PMWJ. Those works are now in the library, tagged to various key words and categories and accessible from both the library home page as well as individual author showcases. Some of these works are results of research, some are significant, all add to the professional body of knowledge.”

New authors in November include Prof Khaled al Medallah (Egypt), Prof Mohamed S. Atwa (Egypt), Michael Borts (USA), Rebecca Brady (USA), Ahmed S. Elwan (Egypt/Saudi Arabia), Oliver Lehmann (Germany), Ihuoma Okwara (Nigeria) and Mohammed El Rashid (Sudan). New works from 19 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The paper by Paul Giammalvo is particularly meaningful,” Pells adds. “as it is an update to his benchmarking research on project management certifications around the world. The reports from correspondents are also interesting, including Jouko Vaskimo’s report on the recent meeting in Athens of ISO technical committee 258 that is working on a new international standard for project, program and portfolio management.”

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 (digital publication 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.

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for December 2016

 

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30 November 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com. According to Max:

141031-pmwl-wideman-MAXThis month we have reviewed a great book: Procuring Successful Mega-Projects by Louise Hart, and how to arrange major government contracts without ending up in court. You will find it in Papers. This book is remarkably easy to read and provides invaluable advice for procurement in any major project.

We’ve also added a case study in Papers that describes the Olympic Village Project Fiasco. This project was successful in its first assignment but finally ended up losing a lot of money. An interesting study in political interference with a lot of valuable lessons!

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.

 

 

29 new works by 37 authors added to PM World Library

 

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PM World Collection grows to 1957 project management articles, papers & other works by 855 different authors in more than 60 countries

10 November 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 29 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 37 different authors in 15 different countries were published in the November 2016 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/.

150825-pmwj38-50-PMWL LogoThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1957 original works by more than 850 different authors in 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 37 authors this month, 11 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 want to publish articles and papers that may help solve regional or global problems. Several of this month’s papers do just that, addressing such issues as corruption, economic development and orphan support projects. Researchers in African and Asian countries are now studying how program and project management concepts and practices can help solve local problems. It’s an exciting trend that we are happy to support.”

New authors in November include Dr. Moustafa Ismail Abu Dief (Saudi Arabia), Dr. Hatem Shaker El Beheiry (Egypt), Jorge Galvan (USA), Jamie B. Gelbtuch (USA), Helen Green (UK), Patrick Hoverstadt (UK), Prof Mostafa Hassan Aly Kotb (Egypt), Lucy Loh (UK), Fábio Mourão (Brazil), Emma Regan (USA) and Diana Romagnoli (USA). New works from 26 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The two interviews by our correspondents in Belgium and Turkey are also quite interesting,” Pells adds. “And I am thrilled that we continue to receive interesting and highly useful articles to publish, with ten more added this month. The reports from correspondents in various countries seem to be getting more interesting as well, and the second edition papers this month are not to be missed.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,000 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 (digital publication 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 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

 

 

Free Library Memberships for residents of Nigeria

 

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Free access to PM World Library available to those living and working in Nigeria and other low income countries

6 November 2016 – London, Sydney, Dallas, Abuja – PM World has announced that residents of Nigeria can register for FREE membership in the PM World Library (PMWL) at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. The PMWL is a global resource for continuous learning related to program, project and portfolio management.

david-pellsAccording to PMWL Director David Pells (pictured), “We are offering free library access to those in many low income countries. We previously announced free registrations for residents of Ukraine and Nepal, hoping to offer a new resource for project managers in stressful situations. We are offering the same opportunity for residents of Nigeria and many other countries in Africa and Asia.”

“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 all residents of low income countries.”

Those working or living in Nigeria 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

161106-pmwj52-nigeria-map“We have many authors and readers of the journal in Nigeria,” Pells adds. “There are also several active project management professional organizations there that we want to support; and I know of several Nigerian universities offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in project management now. I hope that free access to the library can provide a useful resource to those studying and working there.”

Others offered free access to the new PMWL include students, authors of works published in the PM World Journal, and residents of around 80 countries listed as low-income by the World Bank. (See the list of countries for Free Access at http://pmworldlibrary.net/free-basic-access/.) For most there is a small membership fee, about the cost of a cup of coffee in most countries.

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 which also publishes the PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/; see the latest edition of the PMWJ at http://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

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1 November 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com. According to Max:

150701-pmwj36-wideman-PHOTOLast month we were not able to find a satisfactory definition of the term “project” in our paper “project” in the context of project management. However, more analysis in our latest paper a final conclusion discloses a definition of “project” that clearly disinguishes project work from BaU work.

For our Musings this month, titled: More on Project Management Hierarchies, we are introducing several “ladders” evident within the project management domain itself. These are: Project Management Maturity Levels, Project Management Discipline Levels, and a Purpose Hierarchy of Values. We feel that the relationships between these ladders will help us to understand and develop Project management practice still further in the future.

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 33 authors added to PM World Library

 

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PM World Collection grows to 1852 project management articles, papers & other works by 813 different authors in more than 60 countries

10 October 2016– 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 11 different countries were published in the October 2016 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/.

150309-pmwj32-31-PMWL LOGOThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1850 original works by more than 810 different authors in 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 33 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, “This month’s journal contains some outstanding featured papers by serious researchers in Kenya, Latvia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Alan Stretton has authored another serious work, also included as a featured paper this month. And Mario and Joseph Kossmann have contributed an interesting paper on the application of game theory to project design.

New authors in September include Joachim Adebayo Adenusi (Nigeria/UK), Abiola Adeyemo (Nigeria), Alejandro Arroyo (Nigeria), Schenita Floyd (USA), Charlie Green (USA), Thomas Grisham (USA/Switzerland), Joseph Kossmann (UK), Suzanne Mallette (USA), Tatenda Goodman Nhapi (Zimbabwe), Raphael Ondeko Nyonje (Kenya), Paul Amollo Odundo (Kenya), Christian Azuka Olele (Nigeria) and Charles Mallans Rambo (Kenya). New works from 20 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The series articles this month are also very interesting,” Pells adds. “The advisory and commentary articles should be of interest to some readers, as I’m sure the reports will be. The interview provided by Ipek Ozguler in Turkey was great to see, since I know Murat Erkan from our meetings years ago at conferences in Istanbul. Finally, I refer all readers to the second editions this month, all three on relatively hot or new topics in the PM field – agile, lean and smart machines. This month’s journal was fun to produce!”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,000 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. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers in the PM World Library is free although registration may be required. See the Scholar Membership for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources. If you have any comments or questions, contact info@pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Wideman Website updates announced for October 2016

 

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1 October 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max:

150701-pmwj36-wideman-PHOTOThis month our Musings looks at green project management and questions just exactly what does the “green” part of the label mean, and to what extent is it really relevant to managing a project?

You would think that Defining the term “project” in the context of project management would be fundamental to understanding the workings of the PM discipline. Unfortunately, such is not the case. A recent blog by Dr. Lynda Bourne describes the history, the problem and how that could be solved.

So our Paper this month picks up on Lynda’s work and tries to take it a step further by analyzing the pronouncements of 34 different sources extracted from the Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms. The findings are instructive but a final recommendation still eludes us.

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.