Welcome to the September Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the September 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 14th edition of this new 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 new articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 40 authors in 14 different countries.  An additional 40+ 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

I want to again 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 experienced program or project manager, project management professional or professional leader, consider sending us a ‘Commentary’ article about some topic of personal interest.  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.  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 in the PMWJ.  Contact [email protected].

In This Edition

10 authors in 6 countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Raffaele Giovinazzi and Frederic Picard with Jacobs France are the authors of “Effective Push Communications in Industrial Projects.” Professors Vladimir Voropajev and Jan Gelrud in Russia have teamed up with Prof Dimitri Golenko-Ginzburg in Israel to author another paper, this one titled “Decision Making in Controlled Cyclic Alternative Network Projects with Deterministic Branching Outcomes.” Greg Usher in Australia has contributed “Inviting Project Management into the Boardroom.”  Alan Stretton in Sydney is back with another enlightening paper titled “A Specialist Generalist Perspective on Project Management.”  Ahmad Khodaverdi Damian in Tehran, Iran has submitted “Cultural Impacts on Managing Social Projects.”  And Joel Carboni and Jeff Hodgkinson in the USA have authored “Corporate Social Responsibility and Project Portfolio Management.”  These are all serious papers by experienced PM leaders, so give them a good read. Increase your knowledge.

4 Series Articles are included this month. The 9th 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 “The Execution Gap.” 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. He is also the president and CEO of PM World, the virtual organization behind the journal and library.  David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 35 years of experience on a wide 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), annual meetings of leaders from project management associations 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 of the 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, has spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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