Welcome to the October 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 39th edition of the Journal contains 35 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 37 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 related to program and project management (P/PM), please share this month’s edition with others in your network.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

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This month in the Journal

We begin this month’s edition with a Featured Interview with Aldo Gebbia, President of IPMA Italy and a very experienced project executive. The interview was conducted by Luca Cavone, PM World’s correspondent in Milan, and is the first of several interviews planned by Luca. Don’t miss this first one.

3 Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in three different countries. Hery Mada Indra Paska in Indonesia is the author of a paper titled “A Case Study on the Implementation of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in the Canal Reconstruction along Crude Oil Pipeline in Indonesia.” This good paper was prepared as a result of a course delivered by Dr Paul Giammalvo of PT Mitratata Citragraha in Jakarta, Indonesia. The paper was submitted earlier this year to the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi) in partial fulfillment of the Certified Cost Professional (CCP) requirements.

Chima Okereke, PhD, Nigerian engineer and project management leader currently residing in the UK, has authored another paper aimed at the leadership in Nigeria. “Dedicated and Competent Human Resources are essential for the Success of Project Nigeria” contains some important advice and references. If you are interested in how the project management profession can help during transitions to new governments or for unleashing real economic development, read Dr. Okereke’s recent works.

José Ramón San Cristóbal, head of the Project Management Research Group at the University of Cantabria in Spain, is the author of “Management Science methods and methodologies for Project Management: What they model, how they model and why they model.” Professor Cristóbal’s paper aims to assist project managers in understanding both the implicit and explicit assumptions underlying management methods and their principal aims and purposes. This is a very useful paper.

6 Series Articles are included this month by authors in Australia, South Africa, the UK and the USA. Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) in Australia is back with the 4th article in his 7-part “Series on general management functions and activities, and their relevance to the management of projects.” His article this month is titled “Management leading function and activities.” Don’t miss this article and series by one of the world’s leading project management experts.

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 “Effective Stakeholder Engagement”. This month’s article is titled “Communication Planning”. More practical advice from Dr. Bourne on a subject of critical importance on many projects!

Andrew McGregor in South Africa representing the Risk Doctor Partnership is the author of this month’s Risk Doctor Briefing titled “Modifying Risk Behaviour with Change Management.” This is a very useful article. Change management principles can be useful for implementing many different project management processes and improvements. Don’t miss this short but important article.


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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. 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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