Welcome to the September 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal

David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This month’s edition contains 31 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 37 different authors in 17 different countries. An additional 30+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included. Around 30 countries are represented by authors or subjects this month. While the reputation and readership of the PMWJ continue to grow, based on the contributions and support of so many authors around the world, please consider sharing this month’s edition with others in your network.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience related to program, project and portfolio management. A wide variety of articles and papers, case studies and reports, book reviews and news stories are included in the PMWJ each month. Share knowledge and gain visibility for you or your organization; publish an article, paper or story in the PMWJ. See our Call for Papers in the news section of the PMWJ this month; if interested in submitting something for publication, check out the Author Guidelines on www.pmworldjournal.net, then just send your original work to me for the next edition at [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin with 5 Featured Papers this month, by authors in three different countries, including three authors in the Sultinate of Oman. Ahmed Al-Abri in Oman has contributed a paper titled “Optimizing the Strategy of Technical Bid Analysis using Multi Attribute Decision Management Models.” Saaed Al-Shehhi of Oman has authored “Analytical Hierarchy Process to Determine Minimum Attractive Rate of Return for Exploration and Production Projects in Oman.” Musallam Al-Awaid of Oman has authored “Oman Oil and Gas Cost Estimating vs. the GAO’s Best Practices in Capital Budgeting – A Benchmark Study.” These three authors were referred to the PM World Journal by Dr. Paul Giammalvo of Jakarta who has been teaching project management workshops in Oman. The three authors were workshop participants. Thank you, Paul!

Trian Hendro Asmoro from Indonesia has also contributed a new featured paper titled “Facing Project Cost Exposure during Front End Loading (FEL).” Dr. O. Chima Okereke, of Port Harcourt, Nigeria but currently residing in UK, has also contributed a new paper titled “Project Management as a Tool to Facilitate the Establishment of Knowledge Economy in Nigeria.” Trian and Chima are previous authors and are welcomed back this month. Featured Papers are generally significant works that contribute to the P/PM literature, often by academic researchers. If you are associated with an academic institution, involved in serious research related to project or program management, and are not required to publish only in refereed journals, consider submitting your research results for PMWJ publication. We publish quickly and can assure you that your paper will be read.

6 Series Articles are included this month, by 8 authors in 6 different countries. Another article in the series on the broad topic of Maturity in Project Management within organizations by Russell Archibald, PhD (Hon) (Mexico) and Darci Prado, PhD (Brazil) is included this month. Their article is titled “Impact of PPPM Maturity on the Success of Organizational Change Projects in Brazil.” Don’t miss this new article on this important topic by two leading authorities on the subject. Another Risk Doctor Briefing is included this month, this one by Crispin “Kik” Piney in France titled “Three Essential Elements of Risk.” Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) in Australia is the author of “Categorizing Programs”, the second in a “Series on Project and Program Categorization.” Prof. John-Paris Pantouvakis, Chair of IPMA’s Education and Training Board, is back with another article titled “IPMA Education and Training Moving Forward.”


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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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