Welcome to the January 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 30th edition of the Journal is another full issue, containing 28 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 34 different authors in 13 different countries. An additional 35+ 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 on www.pmworldjournal.net, just email your original work to [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin this month with two Letters to the Editor. Russ Archibald in Mexico has commented on Bob Prieto’s December paper on infrastructure challenges. Martin Price in the UK has reacted to Alan Stretton’s first series article in December 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.

5 Featured Papers by authors in five different countries are included this month. Professors Vladimir Voropajev and Yan Gelrud, with co-author Oxana Klimenko, all based in Russia, have returned with another scientific paper titled “Project Management Mathematical Models for Sales Department of the Organizaiton (on the example from construction industry)”. Bob Prieto in the USA is back with another important paper on “Challenges of Dealing with Uncertainty.” Dr. Paul Giammalvo in Jakarta has authored an update to his previous research on certifications in “Project Management Certifications Benchmarking Research: 2015 Update.” Satya Narayan Dash in India has authored a new paper titled “PMBOK Guide (5th Edition) and Oracle Primavera P6 – a Practical Step-by-Step Approach for Time Management.” Stanislaw Gasik in Poland is the author of “An Analysis of Knowledge Management in PMBOK® Guide.” 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

Managing Director, PMWL

David L. Pells is Managing Editor of the PM World Journal (www.pmworldjournal.net) and Managing Director of the PM World Library (www.pmworldlibrary.net). 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 PMForum.org website and PM World Today eJournal. He occasionally provides high level advisory services 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/