Welcome to the January 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Texas, USA

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition again contains a wide range of contents from around the world, with 38 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 51 different authors in 17 different countries.  An additional 30+ 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.

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 a Letter to the Editor this month, from Patrick Weaver in Australia in response to the Advisory article in the December PMWJ on the subject of stakeholder management. 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 it by email please.

15 authors in 6 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Alan Stretton has provided another paper titled “Notes on organisational stakeholders.”  Alan’s paper this month should be considered an addendum to his 2010 paper on this topic which we have republished this month in the Second Editions category.  Read these two papers together to get the full benefit of Alan’s perspective on this important topic.

We include papers this month by several first time authors.  Maryulis in Jakarta is the author of “Vigorous Integrated Offshore Execution of Integrity Management Program to Significantly Reduce Hydro-Carbon Release and Maintain Base production.” Subhashish Segupta, Dr Debashish Sengupta and Prof Ray Titus in India have authored “Application of Agile Methodologies for Member and Team Role Transformation in Projects.” Ashwan Kharola and Dr SB Singh in India are the authors of “Development of Fuzzy Logic Model for Project Management Success.” Please read these good contributions to the PM literature this month.

Prof Leo Bruno at Fundação Dom Cabral in Minas Gerais, Brazil is back with a paper titled “Longitudinal Assessment of the Impact of Leadership on Organizational Performance.”  Pavel Barseghyan, PhD is back with another important paper titled “Equilibrium and Extreme Principles in Discovering Unknown Relationships from Big Data, Part 2: Non-statistical Mathematical Methods in Project Management.” Bob Prieto at Fluor in the USA has authored another paper aimed at the engineering/construction industry titled “Owner’s Readiness Index.”   And Professors Vladimir Voropajev and Yan Gelrud in Russia are back with another paper in their series on mathematical models for various project stakeholder groups, this month’s paper titled “Mathematical Models of Project Management for a Manager and his Team.”  These authors are frequent contributors of significant works to the PMWJ, so please read their papers.

Prof Eric Wright in Indiannapolis has teamed with DJ McCord to author a paper titled “The Project Manager’s Stakeholder Circuit: A New Paradigm for Stakeholder Management.” Finally, Paul Giammalvo in Indonesia is back with an update of his well-respected assessment of project management certifications, in his paper titled “Project Management Credentials Compared: 2014 Update.” Our Featured Papers are all serious contributions to the P/PM literature, so although they may sometimes be long and/or academic, please consider reading them.  Increase your knowledge!


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About the Author

flag-usadavid-pellsDAVID PELLS 

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 engineering, construction, defense, energy, 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 P/PM advisory support for major global programs and organizations.  David has published widely, spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected]. 

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