Welcome to the November 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition contains 29 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 32 different authors in 16 different countries. An additional 30+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. Around 30 countries are again represented by authors or subjects this month. Readers in more than 100 countries visit the PMWJ website to read the contents on a regular basis. 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 consider sharing this month’s edition with others in your network.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience related to program, project and project portfolio 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 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 just send your original work to me for the next edition at [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin this month with 4 Featured Papers, by authors in seven different countries. Essam Lotffy in UAE and Frank Parth in the USA are co-authors of a paper titled “Effect of Organizational Unwritten Rules on PMO Success.” Emils Pulmanis in Latvia has contributed his paper titled “Public Sector Project Management Application and Sustainability Problems, Case of EU Member State – Latvia.” Chandan Patary in India has authored and interesting paper titled “Gamifying Agile Projects to drive Employee Engagement and Performance.” Asma AlFadha in Oman has authored “Can Multidimensional WBS be the Solution for IT Project Issues?” These are all serious, research-based papers that contribute to the literature and field of professional P/PM.

3 Series Articles are included this month, by 5 authors in 3 different countries. Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) in Australia is the author of “Other categorizations, and combinations of categorization matrices”, the 4th in his “Series on Project and Program Categorization.” Morten Fangel in Copenhagen, Denmark is the author of “How acquired knowledge is transformed into competencies”, an article provided by the IPMA Education and Training Board. Russ Martinelli, Jim Waddell and Tim Rahschulte at the Program Management Academy in Oregon, USA are back with the second article in their series on Transitioning to Program Management, titled “The Program Management Continuum.”


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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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