Welcome to the March 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the March 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 32nd edition of the Journal is another full issue, containing 31 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 36 different authors in 15 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, papers, 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 3 Featured Papers by authors in three different countries. Trian Hendro Asmoro, Indonesian project management professional now studying in the UK, has authored a paper titled “Understanding Risk and Return in Bidder’s EPC Price using CAPM Concept.” Stephen Jenner in Australia has authored the paper titled “Why do projects fail and more to the point, what can we do about it?Ramaz S. Issa in UAE is the author of “Managing Outsourcing Strategy in a Complex Project.” Featured Papers are serious, research-based contributions to the literature and field of professional P/PM, so read them now or flag them for reading later. The Jenner paper is on our current hot theme of project failure and success.

One Featured Interview is included this month. PMWJ managing editor David Pells was interviewed in late January by Petek Kabakci of the PMI Turkey Chapter in Istanbul. That interview was published in their eNewsletter in February; it is republished here. We hope you like the answers to Petek’s good questions.

6 Series Articles are included this month, by 9 authors in 5 different countries. Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon), AIPM Fellow in Australia is back with the 4th article in his series on the topic of “Project Successes and Failures.” This month’s article is titled “Approaches to improving Level 2: ‘Project’ Success.” Don’t miss this new article on one of the most important topics facing the global P/PM profession – why projects fail or succeed.


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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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