Welcome to the October Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the October 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 15th edition of this global resource for sharing knowledge about program and project management (P/PM).  This month’s edition is another full and very international issue, with 32 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 36 authors in 14 different countries.  An additional 39 news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. Approximately 30 countries are represented by authors or subjects of the PMWJ contents this month.

Call for Papers – Invitation to Share Knowledge

Each month I 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

8 authors in 5 different countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Dr. Haytham Siala in UK is the author of a fascinating research-based paper titled “Crowdsourcing Project Management to the Community: A Sustainable Alternative to Traditional Project Management of IS/IT.” Prof Léo Fernando Castelhano Bruno, PhD in Brazil has contributed a paper titled “Relationship between Organizational Culture and Innovation Management: An Exploratory Investigation.”  Prof Sergey Bushuyev and Mr. Volodymyr Medintsov in Ukraine have authored the paper titled “Diversification of Chernobyl’s Power Plant Function through the Prism of Project Management Methodology.”  Habeeb Quadry in USA is the author of “Inter-Disciplinary Bi-Lingualism: A Communication Tool for Strategic Execution of the PMO.”  Taiwo Arowojolu-Alagwe and Bolanle Felicia Adegoke in Nigeria are the authors of “An Evaluation of Risk Factors affecting Performance of Construction Projects in Southwestern Nigeria.”  Bob Prieto in the USA is the author of a new paper titled “The Role of a Sound Asset Management System in Life Cycle Program Management.” These are all serious papers so give them a good read.  Increase your knowledge!


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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 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 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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