Welcome to the May 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the May 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 47 different authors in 18 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 1 Letter to the Editor this month, from Bob Youker in Maryland, USA on the subject of stakeholder management.  Bob objects to the use of the word “management” when discussing stakeholders. 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.

12 authors in 7 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Franco Concari and Rasquale DiRubbo in Italy have authored “Social Management: is it a new project management competence.”  Dimitrios Kamsaris, Stefanos Kougoulos and Ahmed el Ghanamy in the UK are the authors of a research report on “Organizational Human Resources Integration in Project Management.”  Bob Prieto in the USA is back with another paper this month titled “Capital Efficiency – Pull all the Levers.”  Amer Mohey El-Din Fahmy, Tarek M. Hassan and Hesham Bassioni in Egypt and UK are the authors of two papers in the journal this month; “What is Dynamic Scheduling?” and “Questionnaire Survey on Dynamic Scheduling in Construction.” O. Chima Okereke, PhD in UK has authored “Preventing Incidents of the Collapse of Buildings by Implementing Lessons Learned.” Patrick Weaver in Australia has contributed another paper with historical significance titled “Project Governance and Control – The Building of the Crystal Palace.”  Raju Rao in India is the author of a significant paper on the current state of project management certifications titled “Certification or Practice? A paradigm shift will help!”

Featured Papers are generally significant works that contribute to the P/PM literature, several by academic researchers.  If you are associated with an academic institution, involved in serious research related to project or program management, and are not required to publish only in refereed journals, consider submitting your research results for PMWJ publication.  We publish quickly and can assure you that your paper will be read.


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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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