Welcome to the July Edition

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the July 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 12th edition of the web-based global resource for sharing knowledge about program and project management (P/PM).  This month’s edition is another full issue, with 37 new articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 43 authors in 17 different countries, again reflecting the global nature of our readers and contributors.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included.

Reminder – Invitation to Authors

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’ or ‘Student Paper’.  If you are a PM 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

11 authors in seven countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Professors Vladimir Voropajev and Jan Gelrud in Russia are the authors of “Mathematical Model of Project Management for the Supplier.” Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President at Fluor Corporation in the USA, has authored another paper entitled “Interaction of Engineering, Construction and Logistics Post-Disaster.”  Michael O’Brochta in Maryland, USA is the author of “Willpower: the Essential Project Leadership Discipline.” Paul Giammalvo in Jakarta, Indonesia has provided another interesting paper entitled “Practical Look at how Private Sector Entrepreneurial Companies use Earned Value. Dr Waffa Karkukly in Canada has authored “PMO: Going Back to Basics.”  Dr. Mohammad Baydoun in Lebanon has authored “Applicability of Selectionism and Trial and Error in Large-Scale Development Projects”. Prof Petros Farantakis, Prof Dimitrios Kamsaris, Stefano Kougoulos and John Petridis at Bilston Community College in UK and Greece are the authors of “Mergers in Construction Project Management.”  These are all serious papers; we hope they are interesting and useful to readers.

Three Series Articles are included this month. Another article is included on the subject of “Enterprise Project Governance: How to Manage Projects Successfully Across the Organization,” by Paul Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha in Brazil.  Dinsmore and Rocha are the authors of the book Enterprise Project Governance, published in the USA by AMACOM in 2012.  Their 6th article this month is on “Dealing with Uncertainty.”

Another article is included this month by Keith Pickavance in UK on the subject of the new contract for complex construction projects from the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB). Under the series titled “A New Construction Contract for the 21st Century,” Keith’s article this month is on the subject of “Contractor Design”.

We also include another series article by the IPMA Education and Training Board.  This month’s article, “Project Management Education and Training: An Irish Perspective”, is by Ed Naughton, E&T Board member in Dublin, Ireland.  PMWJ series articles are authored by some of the leading P/PM experts in the world.  We hope you enjoy them.


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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 information, visit www.pmworldjournal.net and www.pmworldlibrary.net.