Volume IV, Issue 12 – December 2015

In This Edition

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

Featured Interview

Interview with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, Chair-elect, PMI Board of Directors
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Featured Papers

The Role of the PMO in Advancing Project Managers’ skills to Sustain Organizational Value
By Waffa Karkukly, PhD (Canada)

Maturity of Quantitative Risk Analysis undertaken for Capital Projects
By Robert J. Chapman, PhD (UK)

Measuring Agile Benefits Realization
By Adam Alami (Australia)

An Evolutionary ICT Project Manager Competence Model for the South African Financial Services Industry
By Deo van Zyl, PhD (South Africa)

Strategically Planning the Strategic Plan – KEDCO Experience
By Dr. Jamil I. Gwamna, MD (Nigeria)

Series Articles

Management Implementing/Controlling Functions and Activities (Article 6 in series on general management functions and activities, and their relevance to the management of projects)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) (Australia)

Stakeholder Management is no longer optional (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Top Ten Risk Myths (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

Complexity, projects and systems: Just going around in circles? (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Systemic thinking as a mechanism for managing risks arising from behavioural complexity on major projects (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Tony Llewellyn (UK)

Advisory Articles

Agile: Myths and Truths
By Laurence Nicholson (UK)

Optimizing project management with a combination of PRINCE2 and PMBOK
By Panagiotis Fiampolis and Mike Acaster (UK)

Doing the Right Projects vs. Doing Projects Right
By Mark Upson (USA)

Commentary Articles

The Differences between a Project Management Certification and a Training Certificate
By Jerry Ihejirika (Nigeria)

The project manager you know
By Almahdy Eltonsy (Egypt)

Case Studies

Transition to an Automated Online Talent Acquisition System in an IT Project-Based Organization: A Case Study
By Dr Debashish Sengupta, Prof Ray Titus, Subhashish Sengupta (India)

Second Editions

The First 90 Days of PMO Leadership: You’ve gotten the title and responsibility, now what?
By Connie Inman and Marylyn Elle Houston (USA

Influencing Change: Extending the Conversation beyond Planning to Execution
By Eric Loyd and Danielle Cooper (USA)

The Wetware of Project Management
By Tobe Phillips (USA)

The Hidden Pyramid
By Andrea Caccamese and Damiano Bragantini (Italy)

PMOs of Today and Tomorrow
By Darrel Hubbard, PE and Dennis Bolles, PMP (USA)


Polish Project Excellence Award; XVIII Conference IPMA Poland; 7 Gaz-System projects; Polish Silicon Valley; PMI Poland (Project Management Update from Kraków)
By Artur Bialy (Poland)

IPMA Italy 2015 Award; National Young Project Managers Forum; Smart City Exhibition; Ultra-wideband project; City Life: skyscraper “Storto” (Project Management Update from Milan)
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Tough Days, but some projects; Minas Gerais PMI Chapter new Bylaws (Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte)
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)

This Month, People, Programs, Portfolios, Progress (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

PMI Tour Cono Sur 2015 (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

3rd IPMA Research Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

European Commission Stabilization and Association Agreement; U.S. Secretary of State in Kosovo; Motorway “Arber Xhaferi” between Kosovo and Macedonia (Project Management Update from Prishtina)
By Kushtrim Mehmetaj (Kosovo)

Bulgaria Project Management Association; PMI Bulgaria; November PM Activities & Events (Project Management Update from Sofia)
By Todor Todorov (Bulgaria)

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015
By Theofanis Giotis (Greece)

Book Reviews

Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch (J. Ross)
By Taylor Olson (USA)
Reviewed by Edward Raibick (USA

The Optimistic Workplace
By Shawn Murphy (USA)
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz (USA)


People News

Future Events

Call for Papers

Research News

Education News

Profession News

Publishing News

Industry News

News from Fascinating Projects & Programs

Other News