Welcome to the January 2016 PMWJ

Welcome to the January 2016 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 42nd edition of the Journal contains 28 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 31 different authors in 12 different countries. News articles about projects and project management around the world are also included. Since the primary mission of the journal is to support the sharing of knowledge related to program and project management (P/PM), please share this month’s edition with others in your network.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience (and stories) related to program and project management. A wide variety of original works are included in the PMWJ each month. Share knowledge and gain visibility for yourself and your organization; publish an article or paper in the PMWJ. See our Call for Papers and review the Author Guidelines for the journal. Then just email your original work to [email protected].

This month in the Journal

The four Featured Papers this month explore important but very different topics including project talent management (Goff/USA), global teams (Alami/Australia), avoiding project failure (Wagner/Germany) and national energy policies (Okereke/Nigeria). The authors offer new, different and sometimes brilliant perspectives on these important subjects; please read them.

The Series articles again include important new contributions by Alan Stretton, Lynda Bourne and Darren Dalcher, and a guest article by Martin Price on behaviours for success. We are also launching two new series this month on “Project Management for Team Members” (Prof Marco Sampietro/Italy) and “Project Business Management and the PMO” (Dennis Bolles and Darrel Hubbard/USA). Our series articles are by global experts (or P/PM ‘thought leaders’ as some like to describe them), so please consider reading these important new contributions to the P/PM body of knowledge. Then look forward to more articles by these authors in future editions.

Two Advisory articles are included this month on quite different but very interesting topics – agile and conflict management. These are very good pieces by practicing project management professionals, so should be useful to many readers. Take a look. The Commentary article by German Bernate in Bogota is entertaining. The two Second Edition papers, by Caccamese and Damiano in Italy and David Hillson in UK, were previously presented at PMI congresses and are thus conference quality (and highly interesting!). Read what you like, but if you like what you read, please let the authors know.


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About the Author


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 original 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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