Welcome to the November Edition of the PM World Journal

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David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 16th edition of this global resource for sharing knowledge about program and project management (P/PM).  This month’s edition is largest and most international edition to date, with 50+ articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 65 authors in 22 different countries.  An additional 45+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. Around 40 countries are represented by authors or subjects this month.

Call for Papers – Invitation to Share Knowledge

As in previous months, we start with an invitation to share your knowledge, one of the main objectives for this global publication.  We are seeking good articles, papers and information about program and project management.  If you are an academic leader, graduate student, researcher or professional with a paper resulting from serious research, consider submitting a ‘Featured Paper’, ‘Student Paper’ or ‘Case Study’. If you are an expert or executive with a solution to share, send us an ‘Advisory’ article.  If you are an experienced program or project manager, project management professional or professional leader, consider sending us a ‘Commentary’ article about some topic of personal interest.  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.  Just contact [email protected].

In This Edition

14 authors in 9 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Dr. Mario Kossmann in UK is the author of a fascinating paper titled “Establishing Project Requirements of a local healthcare system in Cameroon.” Adeleke Jacob Sola, Tai Arowojolu-Alagwe, Esan Martins Taiwo and Buari Tirimisiyu Abiodun at the Federal Polytechnic University in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria are the authors of “Adequacy of Builders Risk Insurance Policy in Nigeria Building Industry”.  Professor Avraham Shtub, PhD in Israel is the author of “Simulation Based Training: The Next Generation of Project Management Training.” Helen Ching in Canada and Donald Hammons in the USA are the authors of “Cloud Center of Excellence Implementation: An Economic Expansion Catalyst for Emerging Economies.” Pavel Barseghyan, PhD is back with another important paper titled “Communication and Contacts in Massively Interconnected Systems (MIS) – Part 3: Theory of Connectivity Functions, Group Characteristics of Connectedness and Rent’s Rule.”  Bob Prieto has provided another paper titled “Utilization of Project Sentiment Analysis as a Project Performance Predictor.”  Finally, in a tour-de-force, Russell Archibald in Mexico, Ivano Di Filippo and Daniele Di Filippo in Italy, and Shane Archibald in the USA have authored a major paper titled “Unlocking a Project Team’s High Performance Potential using Cognitive Readiness: A Research Report and Call to Action.”  These are all serious papers so give them a good read.  Increase your knowledge!

4 Series Articles are included this month, by 6 authors in 5 different countries. The 11th article in the series on “Enterprise Project Governance: How to Manage Projects Successfully Across the Organization,” by Paul Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha in Brazil is included this month.  Dinsmore and Rocha are the authors of the book Enterprise Project Governance, published in the USA by AMACOM in 2012.  Their article this month is on “Performance Based EPG.” Don’t miss this latest installment.


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About the Author

david-pellsflag-usaDAVID 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 engineering, construction, defense, energy, 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.  David has published widely, spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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