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Welcome to the July 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

 

David L. Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

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Welcome to the July 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 36th edition of the Journal contains 32 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 43 different authors in 16 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 and information 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 articles, papers, reports, book reviews and news stories are included in the PMWJ each month. Share knowledge and gain visibility for you and your organization; publish an article or paper in the PMWJ. See our Call for Papers in the news section of the PMWJ this month; if interested in submitting works for publication, review the Author Guidelines for the journal. Then just email your original work to [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin this month with 2 Featured Papers by authors in Indonesia and Nigeria. Yerry Silitonga, senior project management practitioner in the Indonesian oil and gas industry, has authored a paper titled “’Real Options Method’ vs. ‘Discounted Cash Flow Method’ to Analyse Upstream Oil and Gas Projects.” Dr. Ngwu Chukwuemeka, Dr. Kevin Okolie and Dr. John Ezeokonkwo are the authors of a research-based paper titled “Appraisal of the Effects of Materials Management on Building Productivity in South East Nigeria.” We are happy that these authors are sharing their research and serious papers with readers of the PMWJ this month.

One Featured Interview is included, republication of an interview with Deena Gordon Parla by Petek Katakci of PMI Turkey in Istanbul. Ms. Parla is Chair of the Strategy Development and Oversight Committee of the PMI Board of Directors on which she currently serves. This interview was originally published in the PMI Turkey bi-monthly newsletter; republished here at the request of PMI Turkey.

7 Series Articles are included this month, by authors in four different countries. Prof Darren Dalcher in UK introduces this month’s Advances in Project Management series article with “In data we trust: Establishing the value of information, big data and analytics.” Roel Wolfert in The Netherlands and Roger Davies in the UK are the authors of the Advances series article titled “Realising value out of Big Data through small data.” These authors are addressing the complex emerging topic of ‘big data’ as it impacts programme and project management.

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About the Author

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Managing Editor, PMWJ
Managing Director, PM World Library

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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 government 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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