Welcome to the August Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the August 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 13th edition of one of the world’s leading resources 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 39 authors in 16 different countries.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. A total of 27 countries are represented by authors or subjects of the PMWJ contents this month.

Call for Papers – Invitation to Share Knowledge

As in most months, I want to start with an invitation to our readers to share your knowledge, one of the main objectives for this global publication.  We are constantly 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 that you want to share with the world, consider submitting a ‘Featured Paper’, ‘Student Paper’ or ‘Case Study’.  If you are an expert, consultant or executive with a solution to share, send us an ‘Advisory’ article for the next edition.  We publish a wide variety of articles and papers, case studies and reports, book reviews and news stories.  Share knowledge and gain some visibility for you or your organization; publish an article in the PMWJ.  Contact [email protected].

In This Edition

9 authors in 7 countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Professors Vladimir Voropajev and Jan Gelrud in Russia have submitted another paper, this one titled “Cyclic stochastic alternative network models for project management.” Professors Eric Wright in Colorado and Mohamad Hoummoud in Lebanon have teamed up to author “4 Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Project Leader.” Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President at Fluor Corporation in the USA, has authored another paper titled “Managing the Planning Fallacy in Large, Complex Infrastructure Programs.”  Dr. O. Chima Okereke, Nigerian project management expert living in the UK, has authored “A Critique of the Risk Management Strategy in a major Government Programme in a Developing Economy: The Nigerian Electricity Privatisation Programme.”  Helgi Thor Ingason, Eirikur Gestsson and Haukur Ingi Jonasson in Iceland have authored “The Project Kanban Wall: Combining Kanban and Scrum for Coordinating Software Projects.”  These are all serious papers; we hope they are interesting and useful to readers.


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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. 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.  David was awarded PMI’s Person of the Year award in 1998 and Fellow Award 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].   For more, visit www.pmworldjournal.net and www.pmworldlibrary.net.