Volume 1 Issue 1

In This Issue

In this Issue – Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor


The importance of Project Management Journals: On the First Issue of PM World Journal
By Ana María Rodríguez, MSE, PMP,Senior Contributing Editor

Featured Papers

Construction project management and the effects of project team cohesion
By Dr. Dimitrios P. Kamsaris and Stefanos Kougoulos,

Programs, ‘standalone’ & ‘component’ projects, and perceptions of scope of project management applicability
By Alan Stretton, PhD

The Four Controversial Practices within the Project Management Office Lifecycle (PMOLC): Two Case Studies & Analysis of these Controversial PMO Trends
By Dr. Waffa Karkukly

Particles of a Project Management System
By Muhamed Abdomerovic, D. Eng. Civil

Engineering Execution Philosophy in L-EPM Type Contracts
By Anil Seth

Managing uncertainty in drug discovery & development and the role played by SWOT analysis
Dr Pete Harpum

Series Articles

Overstating the Benefits?
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD

Benefits realization – building on (un) safe foundations or planning for success?
By Stephen Jenner

Kill the Risk Manager
By Dr David Hillson

Systems Thinking and Program Structure
By Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte & Jim Waddell


Surveys for Each Project Process Group
By Bruce Green

E2e Project Managers are the key to ensuring delivery of strategic projects
By Abid Mustafa

A Contingency Plan for Obtaining PDUs in Current Cycle
By Eric Wright


The Importance of Enthusiasm
By Alfonso Bucero

What “hats” to wear on ICT projects
By Theofanis Giotis

Networking – With all the tools, meetings and conference calls, where are our Networks?
By Rebecca Winston

Case Studies

Construction Procurement and Project Management in Japan’s Public Sector: “Win-Win-Win” – A case study in collaboration and change
By Ian Heptinstall

Second Editions

Project Manager Success Criteria
By Bob Youker

Using “Behavioral Profiling” to Identify “Successful” Project Managers
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo


UK Project Management Round Up
By Miles Shepherd

Book Reviews

Managing Global Development Risk
By James M. Hussey and Steven E. Hall
Reviewed by Ira Barash

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management – Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success
By Mark Price Perry
Reviewed by Brenda Vandegrift

Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care
By Donald E. Lighter
Reviewed by Kannan Ramanathan

The Project Management Coaching Workbook
By Susanne Madsen
Reviewed by Michael O’Connor

Microsoft Project 2010 Inside out
By Teresa S. Stover, Bonnie Biafore, Andreea Marinescu
Reviewed by Johnny Gan, PMP

Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, 2nd Edition
By Colin J Neill, Phillip A. Laplante, Joanna F. DeFranco
Reviewed by Bert Potter

Maximizing Benefits from IT Project Management
By Jose Lopez Soriano
Reviewed by Manuela Dobre

Project Management for Non-Project Managers
By Jack Ferraro, PMP
Reviewed by Paul L. Smith, PMP

Project Psychology: Using Psychological Models and Techniques to Create a Successful Project
By Sharon De Mascia
Reviewed by Carlos Oliveira

No Waste – Managing Waste in Construction
By Uly Ma
Reviewed by Ed Dameron

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile and Extreme, Sixth Edition
By Robert K. Wysocki
Reviewed by Huma Sohrwardy

Projects are People Too!
By Faith Knight
Reviewed by Chinwe F. Awolesi

People News

Bob Prieto Named Member National Academy of Construction in USA

Nick Woodward appointed new energies and utilities team specialist at Moorhouse in UK

Special Advisor Tom Taylor to lead “Meet the Authors” activities at October IPMA World Congress in Greece

Project Manager Capacity Metrics to be topic of presentation by Dell PMO Director Robert Rausch at UT Dallas PM Symposium on August 16

Author Peter Parkes to Give Away 4 Copies of his book NLP for Project Managers in Support of PMWJ Launch

Prof Brian Hobbs and University of Quebec at Montreal Receives PMI Research Achievement Award

Does Creativity Involve Thinking? Thought Leader Tom Taylor to enlighten and entertain APM Members at Pembroke College in Oxford on 5 September

Call for Papers

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Project Management Maturity – International Journal on Managing Projects in Business

Call For Papers for New PM World Journal

Future Events

Its Not Too Late to Register for 6th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium – PDUs at Low Cost

26th IPMA World Congress on Project Management Set For Beautiful Creta Maris Resort on Crete – October 29-31, 2012

World-Renowned Author, Consultant Marcus Buckman to Keynotes PMI® Global Congress 2012 — North America

Chief Constable Nick Gargan to Discuss How The NPIA Governed Their Transformation at APM Governance SIG Event in London

The Battle Of Hastings to be retold by Prof Stephen Carver at APM event in Basingstoke in September

PMSA Biennial National Project Management Conference in Johannesburg to be 17-19 September 2012-

PMI – India National Project Management Conference to be 28-30 September 2012

AIPM 2012 National Project Management Conference set for Melbourne in October

Early Registration Open for 26th IPMA World Congress on Project Management – October 29-31, 2012 in Greece

11th China Congress on Project Management to be in Beijing in November 2012

Research News

Invitation to Participate in Project Management Methodology research

PMI Announces 2012 Research Award Winners in Limerick

PMI Sponsored Research Project SustPM Finished

Best Industry Outcomes – Research Results on Study of Best Practices in Project Management Published by PMI

PMI Sponsored Research Project Rethink! PSM Started

Governance and Communities of PMOs – Results of research on use of multiple PMOs by Large Organiztions Published by PMI

PMI Announces 2012 Academic Research Grants

Education News

Lessons Learned From the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill – UT Dallas President David Daniels to Provide Update at Project Management Symposium on August 16

PhD Now Available From Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management

Project Management Program at University of Quebec at Montreal Gains GAC Re-Accreditation from PMI

Student Paper Award Winners ’12 Announced

One Day Workshop on Personal Resilience for Project Managers offered in Bristol on 18 September

Team Dynamix – Higher Ed Project Management

Profession News

Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management grows to 15 Member Associations

APM launches Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management in UK

asapm Elects President and Two Board Members

APM Announces Finalists for 2012 Awards in UK

PMI and IPMA Executives to Share Stage Again at UT Dallas Program Management Symposium on 17 August

Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management Established Disaster Response Management Committee

Nominations for APM Board Election due 31 August 2012

Publishing News

New Book on Game Theory In Management by Popular PMNetwork Columnist Michael Hatefield Published by Gower

New Book offers Project Management help for functional
managers in organizationsublishing News – PM for Non – Project Managers

APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition announced in UK

View from the Chair – New Book from APM Risk SIG describes history of programme and project risk management – free download available

Practical Project Management for Building and Construction by Hans
Ottosson published by Auerbach

New Book Exposes “Project Management Blunders” that
Doomed the RMS Titanic

How long will this project really take? GAO Issues Draft Schedule Assessment Guide in the United States

New Global PM World Journal launched to Support the Creation and Sharing of Program and Project Management Knowledge

Managing Sustainable Development Programmes

Project Business, the project management textbook, available free-of-charge on-line

Industry News

Construction Industry Executive Mark Penny to
Discuss new Bush Presidential Library and Risks in
Complex, High Profile Construction Projects at UT
Dallas Symposium in August

British Airways commits to Higher Apprenticeship in Project

ARCADIS Acquires BMG Engineering AG in Switzerland to grow Environmental
Projects Work

ARCADIS awarded major contract from CODELCO in Chile

EC Harris and MACE win £72M Program Management Contract in Qatar

Mercury Engineering Embraces IPMA Project Management
Competence Model in Ireland

Free Organizational Project Management Maturity Assessment & Research Results Available online

News from Projects & Programs

Institutional Strengthening Program in Argentina with major IT component receives additional funding

Water & Wastewater Projects in northwestern Romania to receive EU and EBRD backing

Broadband internet services expanding to Eastern Turkey

ADB announces major investment for rural roads projects to connect 4,200 villages in India

Urban Infrastructure and Transportation Projects in Blumenau, Brazil receive more funding

€272 million Henry Konan Bedie Toll Bridge Project in Côte d’Ivoire moves forward

31 Solid Waste Plants for Peru with IDB and Japanese Funding

€1.5 billion motorway project to bypass historic downtown St. Petersburg and improve access to major Russian seaport

Coffee Value Chain Project to benefit small-scale producers in Haiti

Coder Hydro Project in Gabon receives €57.5 million

EBRD announces first major project financing in Crimea

IDB announces the winners of the Call for Proposals for Civil Society projects for poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

Other News

$175 billion pledged for Sustainable Transportation Projects at Rio+20 Conference

ADB commits $1.2 billion to Afghanistan Projects

Stimulating growth and investment during transition in Jordan

World Bank Group Unveils New Focus on ‘Green, Clean, Resilient’ Development

UN establishes new High-Level Panel to map out ‘Bold’ Vision for Global Development

$625 million Private Equity Fund Established for Philippine Infrastructure Projects

UN Agency welcome’s Nigeria’s decision to carry out oil clean-up in Ogoniland

Cities to Face Sharply Rising Costs for Garbage Treatment

Continental Free Trade Area for Africa by 2017

Record production of iron ore suggests economic recovery

South African Agriculture Bank receives 1 billion Rand Injection

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