Welcome to the August 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition may be the largest and deepest edition yet, with 42 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 50 different authors in 21 different countries.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. More than 30 countries are represented by authors or subjects this month.  I am proud to say that the reputation and readership of the PMWJ continue to grow based on the contributions and support of so many authors around the world.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience related to program, project and 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 with 6 Featured Papers this month, by 8 authors in 5 different countries. Dr. Christina Chin and Boon Wue Chung in Malaysia have contributed a paper titled “Prototyping a project management application for collaborative research environment in the academia world.”  Prof Vladimir Voropajev, Prof Yan Gelrud and Ms. Xoxana Klimenko in Russia are the authors of “Functional models for project management activities from position of different interested parties.”  Eugene McGrath in Ireland is the author of “A Study on the Use of Cost Control Procedures in the Oil and Gas Industry.”  Hassan Al-Barrani in Oman is the author of “Assessing Contractor Schedules in Oman against the GAO’s Scheduling Best Practice.”  And Bob Prieto, Fluor Vice President in the USA is back in response to our call for papers on managing megaprojects with a paper addressing even bigger projects, in “The Gigaprogram Challenge.”

Featured Papers are generally significant works that contribute to the P/PM literature, often 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.

3 Series Articles are includedthis month, by 4 authors in 4 different countries. Another article in the series on the broad topic of Maturity in Project Management within organizations by Russell Archibald, PhD (Hon) (Mexico) and Darci Prado, PhD (Brazil) is included this month. Their article is titled “Impact of PPPM Maturity on the Success of Construction Industry Projects in Brazil.” Don’t miss this new article on this important topic by two leading authorities on the subject. Dr David Hillson, aka The Risk Doctor based in the UK, has contributed another Risk Doctor Briefing article titled “Stress Testing for Risk Management.”  Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) in Australia is the author of “Project Categories”, the first in a new “Series on Project and Program Categorization.”  Series articles are by experts in the program and project management field, some specialized and others with very broad knowledge.  Don’t miss these contributions each month.


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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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