Welcome to the April 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition again contains a wide range of contents from around the world, with 35 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 40 different authors in 13 different countries.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. More than 20 countries are represented by authors or subjects this month.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience related to program, project and portfolio management.  We publish a wide variety of articles and papers, case studies and reports, book reviews and news stories.  Share knowledge and gain visibility for you or your organization; publish an article, paper or story in the PMWJ.  See our Call for Papers in the news section of the PMWJ this month; if interested in submitting something for publication, check out the Author Guidelines on www.pmworldjournal.net, then contact me at [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin with 1 Letter to the Editor this month, from Drew Davison in Canada who has responded to the March letter to the editor by Dr. Lynda Bourne in Australia on the subject of stakeholder management. Join the debate.  If you have a reaction to something you read in this publication, share it with the world in an old fashioned letter to the editor – but send as an email please.

9 authors in 6 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Chandan Patary in India has authored “Innovation for Survival: An Inside Look in the World of Innovation Know-how.”  Mónica Gutiérrez in Colombia is the author of “Applyinig PRiSM Methodology in the Canadian Construction Sector: Study of Benefits, Challenges and Constraints.”  Bob Prieto in the UAS is back with another paper this month titled “Addressing Project Capital Efficiency Through a Business Basis of Design.”  Ogun Oghenekevwe, Ogunsina Ouola and Ugochukwu Stanley Chukwudi in Nigeria are the authors of “An Assessment of the Impact of Inflation on Construction Material Prices in Nigeria.” Richard Amponsah and Bernardine Gatete in Ghana have authored “Private Sector Involvement in Infrastructure Development Projects through Public-Private Partnerships: A Study of Road Infrastructure in Ghana.” Patrick Weaver in Australia has contributed another paper with historical significance titled “The Origins of Bar Charting.”

These are all significant papers that contribute to the P/PM literature, several by academic researchers.  If you are associated with an academic institution, involved in serious research related to project or program management, and are not required to publish only in refereed journals, consider submitting your research results for PMWJ publication.  We can assure you that your paper will be read.

6 Series Articles are included this month, by 7 authors in 5 different countries. Darren Dalcher in the UK has provided another introductory article in our Advances in Project Management Series.  Darren’s article is titled “Who needs project requirements?”  As usual, Darren’s short intro is enlightening.  The featured author in the Advances Series this month is Gower author Dr. Mario Kossman (Germany and UK), author of “Developing the system requirements for a local healthcare system in Cameroon.”  Don’t miss these very interesting articles this month.

Another series article by IPMA leaders on Education and Training topics is also included.  This month’s article, “The Power of IPMA Self Assessment,” is by Krystyna Linkowska from Poland, currently studying in Ireland.  The third article in the series on the broad topic of Maturity in Project Management within organizations by Russell Archibald (Mexico) and Darci Prado (Brazil) is included this month. Their article is titled “Project Management Maturity for Project Categories.” Don’t miss this new article on this important topic by two leading authorities on the subject.


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About the Author

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Managing Editor, PMWJ

David L. Pells is Managing Editor of the PM World Journal, a global eJournal for program and project management, and Executive Director of the PM World Library. David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 35 years of experience on a variety of programs and projects, including energy, engineering, construction, defense, transit, high technology and nuclear security, and project sizes ranging from several thousand to ten billion dollars. He has been an active professional leader in the United States since the 1980s, serving on the board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) twice.  He was founder and chair of the Global Project Management Forum (1995-2000), an annual meeting of leaders of PM associations from around the world. David was awarded PMI’s Person of the Year award in 1998 and Fellow Award, PMI’s highest honor, in 1999. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK; Project Management Associates (PMA – India); and Russian Project Management Association SOVNET.  From June 2006 until March 2012, he was the managing editor of the globally acclaimed PM World Today eJournal.  He occasionally provides high level advisory support for major programs and global organizations.  David has published widely, spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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