Welcome to the May 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA


Welcome to the May 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 34th edition of the Journal is another full issue, containing 37 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 45 different authors in 20 different countries. An additional 30+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are 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 “Physics of Projects.” Dr Boris Titarenko, Dr. Sergei Titov and Dr. Roman Titarenko in Moscow are the authors of “Performance Measurement System for Multi-project Engineering Company.” Yosep Asro Wain in Jakarta, Indonesia is the author of “Implementation of 3-Dimensional Work Breakdown Structure in Engineering Design.” Isaac Odelosa, PhD, Dr. Kevin Okolie and Jovita Nnametu in Nigeria are the authors of “A Comparative Evaluation of Labour Productivity of Wall Plastering Activity using Work Study.” We are happy to have these authors share their research with readers of the PMWJ this month.

Another Featured Interview is included this month. Prof Helgi Ingason at Reykjavik University in Iceland interviewed visiting American strategic planning expert Mark Morgan in April during a class on the topic at their university. Read this interesting interview as Helgi and Mark explore the origins and facets of strategic planning and its relationship to project management.

8 Series Articles are included this month, by 9 authors in 6 different countries. Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon), AIPM Fellow in Australia is back with the 6th and final article in his series on “Project Successes and Failures.” This month’s article is titled “Summaries and Conclusions.” Don’t miss this concluding article on one of the most important topics facing the global P/PM profession – why projects fail or succeed.

Prof Darren Dalcher is back with another article, introducing this month’s Advances in Project Management series article with “Whose success is it anyway? Rethinking the role of suppliers in project management.” Adrian Taggart is the author of the Advances series article titled “Does one size really fit all?” Both Darren and Ron reside in the United Kingdom.

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 “Stakeholder Identification and Prioritization”. More wisdom from Dr. Bourne on a subject of critical importance on many projects!


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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. 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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