Welcome to the March 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the March 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition again contains a wide range of contents from around the world, with 39 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 51 different authors in 19 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 3 Letters to the Editor this month, from Andy Cuthbert in the USA, Lynda Bourne in Australia and Paul Giammalvo in Indonesia, all in response to contents in the February PMWJ. Join the debate.  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.

18 authors in 8 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Greg User in Australia has authored “Enhancing Strategic Integrity through Project Management.”  Alex Hope and Robert Moehler in UK are the authors of “Balancing Projects with Society and the Environment: A Project, Programme and Portfolio Approach.”  Keeping with the theme of socially-conscious PM, Monica Gonzalez in Argentina has contributed “Advancing Human Rights in Supply Chains through Community Engagement and Investment.”

Three good papers on more traditional aspects of project management are also included.  Walt Lipke in Oklahoma, USA has authored another paper on earned schedule titled “Examining Project Duration Forecasting Reliability.” Dennis Bolles and Darrel Hubbard have authored “The Elephant in the Executive Suite – Project Management.”  Prof Avraham Shtub (Israel), Michal Iluz (Israel), Yael Dubinsky (Israel), Josef Oehmen (Norway/USA) and Kilian Gersing (USA) have co-authored “Implementation of Lean Engineering Practices in Projects and Programs through Simulation Based Training.”

And 3 good papers on international topics: “The Project Management Culture: International Lessons and Kazakhstan’s Experience” is a featured paper this month by Dr. Alexey Tsekhovoy, Natalia Nekrassova and Lidiya Karmazina in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  “Use of Project Cycle Management in Project Selection Process: Evaluation of European Commission Approach” is by Giussepe Arcidiacono in Italy.  “Middle East: Opportunity for Greek Construction Industry” is by Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris and Stefanos Kougoulos who are either in Greece, UK or the Middle East (depending on time of month and assignment).  Featured Papers are all serious contributions to the P/PM literature, so although they may sometimes be long and/or somewhat academic in nature, please consider reading them.  Increase your knowledge!

6 Series Articles are included this month, by 10 authors in 5 different countries. Darren Dalcher in the UK has provided another introductory article in our Advances in Project Management Series.  Darren’s article is titled “Whatever happened to management by objectives? Learning to look beyond goals”.  The featured authors in the Advances Series this month are Susan David (USA), David Clutterbuck (UK) and David Megginson (UK), co-authors of an article titled “Insights from Beyond Goals.”  Don’t miss these very interesting articles this month.


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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 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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