Welcome to the December 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the December 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 29th edition of the Journal is another full issue, containing 40 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 52 different authors in 18 different countries. An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. More than 30 countries are again represented by authors or subjects this month. Readers in more than 100 countries visit the PMWJ website to read the contents on each month. The primary mission of the journal is to support the sharing of knowledge and information related to program and project management (P/PM), so please consider sharing this month’s edition with others in your network. This month’s edition is jam packed with some really good material.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience (and stories) related to program and project management. A wide variety of articles and papers, case studies and reports, book reviews and news stories are included in the PMWJ each month. Share knowledge and gain visibility for you and 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 email your original work to me at [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin this month with a Featured Interview. Gordana Blažević and Zlatko Barilović in Croatia have interviewed Mr. Mate Rimac, brilliant founder and principal of Rimac Automobili Ltd in Zagreb. In their interview, titled “From iGlove to the Fastest Electric Car in the World”, Gordana and Zlatko pose project management related questions to Mr. Rimac, who shares their experience during the “projects” of launching their company and first products. Gordana has been a PMWJ correspondent in Zagreb for the last year; Mr. Barilovic has previously authored papers published here. Please read their very interesting interview with an exceptional Croatian entrepreneur.

5 Featured Papers, by authors in six different countries, are included this month. Gideon Wobowo in Indonesia is the author of an interesting paper titled “Why Adopt a Standardized 3D Work Breakdown Structure for Tangible Drilling Cost in Indonesia?” O. Chima Okerkeke, Nigerian project management leader currently residing in the UK, has contributed an important paper titled “An Analysis of the Electricity Industry in Nigeria One Year after Privatization.” Bob Prieto in the USA is back with another important paper on “The Challenge of Infrastructure and Long Term Investment.” Waffa Karkukly in Canada and Prof Laurence Lecoeuvre in France are the co-authors of “The Integration of Change Management and Project Management – The Role of the PMO.” Chandan Patary in India has provided another interesting paper titled “Challenges in Smart Grid Project Execution: View from a Manager”, based on his own experience and knowledge. Featured Papers are serious, research-based contributions to the literature and field of professional P/PM.


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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].

To view other works by David Pells, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/david-l-pells/.

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