Welcome to the June 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition again contains a wide range of content from around the world, with 38 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 45 different authors in 17 different countries.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. More than 25 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 3 Letters to the Editor this month, from Pat Weaver (Australia), Max Wideman (Canada) and Dan Epstein (USA). Pat comments on the papers about dynamic scheduling included in the May PMWJ.  Max provides an exchange with Pat Weaver regarding Pat’s May PMWJ paper about the Crystal Palace project in London in 1951, along with invitation to young project management students to contribute planning documents for that historic project.  Dan reacts to the May book review of Project Workflow Management, for which he is the book’s author.  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.

13 authors in 7 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month. Okebugwu F. Onyinyechi and Omajeh Oghene-Mairo Enoch in Nigeria have returned with a paper entitled “Debunking the ‘White Elephant Project’ Myth.”  Antony della Porta in the UK is the author of “Why integrate PRiSM™ with Agile Project Management and the relationship with PRINCE2?”  Charlampos Apostolopoulos (UK), George Halikias (UK), Krikor Maroukian (UK) and George Tsaramirsis (Saudi Arabia) are the authors of “Towards Facilitation of Project Change Risks: an IT Services Perspective.” Prof Dr Brane Semolic in Slovenia has contributed “Complexity Challenges of Collaborative Research and Innovation Projects.” Dr. Ayman Abu-rumman in Jordan is the author of “Does Project Management Certification Really Matter?”  Dr. Dimitrios Kamsaris and Stefanos Kougoulos at Bilston College in UK have authored “Change Management and Project Management Companies.” Fluor Vice President Bob Prieto in the USA is back with another paper this month titled “Beginnings, Middles and Ends: a Systematic Approach to Organizational Transformation.”  Ahmad Khodaverdi Darian in Iran is the author of “Developing Humanistic Relationships in Project Management.”


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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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