Welcome to the February 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 31st edition of the Journal is another full issue, containing 29 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 32 different authors in 14 different countries. An additional 30+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. More than 20 countries are again represented by authors or subjects this 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 share this month’s edition with others in your network.

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 for the journal. Then just email your original work to [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin this month with one Letter to the Editor. Patrick Weaver in Australia has commented on Alan Stretton’s most recent series article on the topic of project successes and failures. If you have a reaction to something in this month’s journal, please send an email for publication next month. Let’s see if others agree.

7 Featured Papers by authors in six different countries are included this month. Bob Prieto in the USA is back with another very interesting paper on the “Improbability of Large Project Success.” Essam Lottfy in UAE and Frank Parth in the USA have co-authored another paper titled “Failures in Construction due to Ineffective PMIS.” Emils Pulmanis in Riga, Latvia has authored another paper titled “Public Funding and Ensuring Public Project Efficiency.” Prof Inna O. Lapkina and Yuliya Prykhno at the Odessa National Maritime University in Ukraine have co-authored “Multi-project management in companies’ development (an example of shipping companies).”

Walt Lipke in Oklahoma, USA is back with another paper about Earned Schedule titled “Applying Statistical Forecasting of Project Duration to Earned Schedule – Longest Path.” Subhashish Sengupta and Dr. Debashish Sengupta are the authors of “PMS, Managerial and Cultural Barriers to Agile Implementation in Indian IT Project-based Organizations.” And Dr. O. Chima Okereke in UK is back with another paper about conditions in his native Nigeria in a paper titled “Why Projects Fail or Succeed – A Project Management Preview of the Nigerian General Election of 2015.”

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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