Welcome to the June PMWJ

Welcome to the June 2016 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells
Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA


Welcome to the June 2016 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 47th edition of the Journal contains 30 original articles, papers and other works by 44 different authors representing 14 different countries. News articles about projects and project management around the world are also included. We think the international content of the PMWJ sets it apart; we hope you agree. Since the primary mission of the journal is to support the global sharing of knowledge, please share this month’s edition with others in your network, wherever they may be.

This month in the Journal

This is another full edition with some excellent and interesting contributions from around the world. We start with a Letter to the Editor from UAE where a reader takes issue with a paper in the May PMWJ.

This edition contains a record 10 Featured Papers by authors in nine countries. Dr. Lev Virine, Michael Trumper and Eugenia Virine in Canada have authored another highly interesting (and entertaining) paper titled “What to do about risk.” If you think you’ve read all there is to know about risk, you might want to reconsider and read this paper. Emils Pulmanis in Riga has authored another paper titled “Project Management Application in the Port Development Project in Latvia.” Emils is fast becoming an expert on project management in development; this paper reflects his increasing knowledge and experience. Isaac Abuya in Kenya is back with another important paper with relevance for project managers in his country and many others, titled “Project Fraud: Conceptualization, Determinants and Schemes.” Many of us have seen some of these schemes on real projects.

Amna Shahid, Saif ul Amin and Asiya Sohail in Pakistan have contributed a paper titled “An Investigation into the Relationship between Horizontal Violence and Project Success: Emotional Intelligence Mediating Role.” Samuel Omojola Oludare and Olugboyega Oluseye in Nigeria are the authors of “Quality management practices among construction firms in Lagos State, Nigeria.” Abid Tabassum in Canada has authored a similar paper, “Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Cost Savings for Road Projects.” While many readers may not see the relevance of these papers for their projects, we provide an important publishing vehicle for project management experts, researchers and practitioners everywhere to share their work. If it helps someone somewhere, we think these works are well worth publishing.

The other four featured papers this month are by authors who are well known to PMWJ readers. Alan Stretton has authored another important work titled “Some consequences of having two co-existing paradigms of project management.” If you are interested in the big picture, the global project management profession, read Alan’s latest contribution. Paul Giammalvo in Indonesia has authored an interesting research paper titled “Project Planner/Scheduler Defined – A Key Word Analysis of Current Job Descriptions as the Basis for Exam and Competency Scoring Models.” This turns out to be useful information, for both employers and professionals. Walt Lipke, earned value and earned schedule expert in the USA, has authored “The Probability of Project Recovery.” So you think your project can recover from cost overruns and schedule slips; probably not! O. Chima Okereke, PhD (Nigeria/UK) has authored another important paper to help his country titled “Developing and Implementing a national strategic change management framework towards the eradication of corruption in Nigeria.”

Series authors David Hillson (UK), Ann Pilkington (UK), and Darrel Hubbard and Dennis Bolles (USA) are back with good new articles in their respective series – risk, communications and enterprise PMOs. Prof Darren Dalcher (UK) has authored another interesting introductory article for Martin Hopkinson’s Advances in Project Management series article, both offering new perspectives on business cases, benefits and value. Martin takes us all back to school with a reminder that net present value analysis really works. Series articles are by global experts so please read these important new contributions this month.


To read entire paper, click here


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. 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.

David has more than 35 years of project management related experience on a 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. His experience has been in both government and private sectors. 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/.