Welcome to the June 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

By David L. Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA


Welcome to the June 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 35th edition of the Journal is another full issue, containing 29 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 33 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 4 Featured Papers by authors in four different countries. Bob Prieto, senior vice president at Fluor in the USA, has authored another very interesting paper titled “Project Management Theory and the Management of Large Complex Projects.” Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) in Australia is the author of an important paper titled “Further thoughts on the nature of, and futures for, project management.” Dr. Benia Mapepeta in Zimbabwe is the author of “Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Image through Implementation of Socio-Economic Projects: the Case of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA).” Dr. Isaac Olaniyi Aje, Bosede Aderibole and Olusola Ogunsina in Nigeria are the authors of “Supply Chain Management Practices in Construction Procurement: Perceptons of Professional Quantity Surveyors in Ondo State, Nigeria.” We are happy that these authors are sharing their research and serious papers with readers of the PMWJ this month.

5 Series Articles are included this month, by authors in three different countries. Prof Darren Dalcher in UK introduces this month’s Advances in Project Management series article with “There is nothing so permanent as temporary: Some thoughts on adapting project structures.” Jonathan Whelan, also based in UK, is the author of the Advances series article titled “Managing change in a complex environment.”

Dr. Lynda Bourne in Australia, principal of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd and one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of program/project stakeholder management, has provided another useful article in her series on “Stakeholder Engagement”. This month’s article is titled “Understanding and visualising your Stakeholder Community”. More wisdom from Dr. Bourne on a subject of critical importance on many projects!

Dr. Steve Perry in the USA is the author of the article this month provided by the IPMA Education and Training Board; it is titled “3 Reasons Online Training Institutions Fail.” The article provides both a critique and a prescription for positive change.

The third article in the series on Agile and Earned Value provided by the College of Performance Management (CPM) in the USA is included this month. It is titled “Using Story Points to Generate Earned Value Metrics” and authored by Eric Christoph in the USA.


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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.

David 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. He is an honorary member of the Project Management Association of Nepal.  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 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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