Welcome to the July 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition again contains a wide range of content from around the world, with 32 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 35 different authors in 15 different countries.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. More than 25 countries are again represented by authors or subjects this month.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience related to program, project and portfolio management.  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.  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 contact me at [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin with 1 Letter to the Editor this month, from Amer Fahmy in Oman.  Amer is responding to the June letter to the editor regarding his paper published in the PMWJ in May on the topic of Dynamic Scheduling.  Is it a debate or argument?  You decide.  If you have a reaction to something you read in this publication, share it with the world in an old fashioned letter to the editor – but send as an email please.

7 authors have contributed Featured Papers this month. Pat Weaver in Australia has returned with a paper entitled “The Origins of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) Calendar.”  Monica Gonzalez in Argentina is the author of “Green Project Management – A Case Study in Sustainability – Management of Chemical Containers for Social Good: Child Health and Nutrition.”  Walt Lipke in Oklahoma, USA has returned with a new paper on earned schedule, titled “Testing Earned Schedule Forecasting Reliability.” Dr. Goparaju Purna Sudhakar in India has contributed “Project Management Insights from the Bhadavad Gita.” Dan Epstein in New York is the author of “Project Estimating Process.” Muhamed Abdomerovic in Georgia, USA is the author of “Development and Implementation of Project Management Plan.”  And Dr. Stanislaw Gasik in Warsaw, Poland is the author of “p-Government – A Framework of Public Projects Management.”

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.

4 Series Articles are includedthis month, by 6 authors in 4 different countries. Another article in the series on the broad topic of Maturity in Project Management within organizations by Russell Archibald (Mexico) and Darci Prado (Brazil) is included this month. Their article is titled “Impact of PPPM Maturity on the Success of Software Application Development Projects in Brazil.” Don’t miss this new article on this important topic by two leading authorities on the subject.


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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].

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