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45 new works by 49 authors added to PM World Library in June

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2636 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,146 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 June 2018 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 45 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 49 different authors representing 16 countries were published in the June 2018 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2,636 original works by 1,146 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 35+ new works from many different authors; of the 49 authors this month, 27 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “Our book review program in partnership with three PMI chapters in the USA is now producing a lot of good book reviews.  The reviews are of project management titles as well as more general topics such as leadership and teamwork.  The book reviews that we publish all create new knowledge, so I hope our readers take them seriously.”

New authors in June included Stavros Barmpas (Greece), Simon Bryard (France), Michael Carlew (USA), Mukuka Chipanta (USA), Edozie Chukwuma (Nigeria), Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo (Nigeria), Calvin Flemmings (USA), Kimberly Mae Escalera (The Phillipines), Sarah Bennani Kemmoun (France), Marton Marosszeky (Australia), Kevin Martin (USA), Juan Martinez (USA), Roy Mikhael (France), Maureen Njoki Munyori (Kenya), Frank Murphy (USA), John Oakland (UK), Solene Paillart (France), Linda Hughes Peterson (USA), Mathieu Sabadie (France), Gus Sanchez (USA), John Schlichter (USA), Vedna Sharma (India), Linus Toy (USA), Kimberly Varner (USA), Fei Wang (China), Peng Wang (China) and Shangxin Yang (China). New works from 21 authors already included in the library were also added.

“All of the works this month are worth reading, in my opinion,” Pells adds.  “Read John Schlicther’s account of a secret meeting of PM leaders in 2000 for some real news and useful commentary about the future of standards.  The featured papers also include some important new knowledge, and the reports and student papers are fascinating.”

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

Editor’s note: Access to the PM World Collection, Author Showcase and many other resources in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications.  Comments or questions can be emailed to [email protected].

Hill International receives $9 Million Program Management work on LA Metro

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

Contract amendment to help relieve traffic congestion and drive transit development for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project in Los Angeles

14 June 2018 – Philadelphia, PA and Los Angeles, CA, USA – Hill International has announced that it has received Amendment No. 2 to continue to provide program management services to the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority in support of the award-winning Foothill Gold Line Extension project – Glendora to Montclair. The fee for services will not exceed $9 million under a total contract amount of $27.5 million.

The Glendora to Montclair Foothill Gold Line extension project will extend the light rail line by 12.3 miles and add 6 passenger stations, relieve congestion in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and drive transit-oriented development. Phase 2B of the extension recently broke ground, with Hill providing program and construction management services.

“We are grateful to the Authority for their confidence in Hill, as well as the opportunity to continue supporting the residents and commuters of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel communities,” said Hill International Senior Vice President and Deputy Regional Manager, John K. Skoury, PE. “Our team looks forward to providing unparalleled services to support our client’s vision for this program.”

The completed segments of the Metro Gold Line Extension project have already received many accolades, including Outstanding Rail Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and a Best Projects Award from Engineering News Record (ENR) California.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 3,000 professionals in more than 50 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  For more information on Hill, visit www.hillintl.com.

Source: Hill International

 

 

SDA Bocconi graduate student in India completes PM Research Internship

 

PM PEOPLE & RESEARCH NEWS

Ovya RK at SDA Bocconi Asia Center in Mumbai completes PM World Library research internship program

10 June 2018 – Mumbai, India and Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has announced that Ovya RK, a graduate student at SDA Bocconi Asia Center in Mumbai, India has completed a PM World Library project management research internship. Ms. Ovya completed the 20-week program on 9 June 2018.

Ovya RK is currently pursuing her post graduate degree in Business at the SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi). Ovya holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Biotechnology. During her professional experience, Ovya has coordinated with different clients in the Pharmaceutical sector assisting in the execution, monitoring and control of various projects. This steered her towards discovering her passion for Project Management and Consulting.

Her major Field of Study: Consulting and Business Administration.  Research interests: Project Management, Strategy Management, Management Consulting, Supply Chain and International logistics, Projects execution and control, Agile Project Management, Risk Management

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Over the last six months, Ovya completed research for the PM World Library, identified some good resources and provided those results on a very regular basis. She found some interesting and sometimes unusual articles and papers, access to which were added to the library almost every week.”

According to Ovya, “This internship was a great opportunity to learn more about project management; it was actually interesting and sort of fun.  It was also nice to be recognized with each research result posted.  It then became an opportunity to showcase my research to friends and professors.”

Pells added, “Ovya researched a wide variety of project management topics, ranging from agile to project failures to the internet of things.  Her enthusiasm and energy seemed to increase as her research and contributions progressed.  We really appreciated her efforts.”

PM World offers virtual project management research internships to university students worldwide who are studying at recognized universities.  Internships offer students an opportunity to research specific program/project management topics, network with other interns, gain visibility and enhance their CVs. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Ovya RK’s research results at https://pmworldlibrary.net/ovya-rk/

To learn more about the PM World research internship, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to “internships” or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. The PMWL is administered by PM World, which also produces the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

PMI releases latest Pulse of the Profession report

10 May 2018 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI) has published its latest Pulse of the Profession report titled “Next Practices: Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects”.

According to PMI: ‘Organizations all over the world are being impacted by disruptive technologies that are displacing established technologies. Those that want to understand and manage the impact of these technologies can look to proven project management practices to survive and thrive during these times of change.

As they embrace project excellence, organizations will experience greater success with their strategic initiatives and higher project success rates—71% versus 60% in those that do not embed proven project management practices within their organization.’

To access the report, click here.

PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional membership association for project, program and portfolio management. Founded in 1969, PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, academic research, publications, courses and networking opportunities. For more, visit www.PMI.org.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

FAA announces $677 Million for U.S. airports

 

First allotment of Infrastructure Grants for 214 Airports in 43 U.S. States announced by Transportation Secretary Chao

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

8 June 2018 – Washington, DC, USA – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminals. These projects are important to the safety and efficiency of the nation’s system of airports.

“If you want a strong transportation system, you have to invest in airport infrastructure,” said Secretary Chao.  “Airports are the backbone of aviation.  These communities are going to reap greater safety, efficiency, and economic dividends for years to come.”  

The U.S. infrastructure, and especially its 3,323 airports and 5,000 paved runways as an essential piece, moves the country’s competitiveness and lifts its citizens’ quality of life. According to the FAA’s most recent economic analysis, U.S. civil aviation accounts for $1.6 trillion in total economic activity and supports nearly 11 million jobs. Under the Secretary’s leadership, the Department is delivering AIP investments to strengthen the safety and efficiency of America’s airports.

Airports can get a certain amount of AIP entitlement funding each year based on activity levels and project needs. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.

Some of the grants awards include:

King Salmon Airport in King Salmon, AK, $12.8 million – the funds will be used to repair the runway and taxiway. The project is important to the local community who mainly use air transportation as their form of travel moving people and goods and services.

H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport in Fairhope, AL, $3 million – the airport will use grant funds to construct a taxiway.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers in AR, $13.6 million – funds will be used to repair a taxiway.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ, $7.2 million – grant funds will be used to reconstruct the airport apron.

San Diego International Airport in San Diego, CA, $12.1 million – grants will fund the repair of the taxiway.

Denver International Airport in Denver, CO, $ 14.2 million – several grants will fund projects to repair runways, taxiways, and runway and taxiway lighting.

Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport, IA, $6.6 million – funds will be used to repair the runway.

Chicago Rockford International Airport in Chicago, IL, $3.1 million – grant funds will expand the cargo facility at this airport helping move goods across the country.

Liberal Mid-America, Salina Regional and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airports in KS, $3 million – the three airports will either receive snow removal equipment or aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment.

Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, $5.8 million – the funds will be used to repair the taxiway.

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC, $12.6 million – the grant will be used to expand the airport apron.

Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, UT, $16.3 million – funds will be used to repair the apron area on the airport where aircraft park.

Visit the FAA website for a complete list of the grants.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency.  Information about FAA programs and projects can be found at http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/.

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. Established by the US Congress in 1966, it is governed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.  DOT provides financing for hundreds of transportation-related programs and projects around the United States each year.  For more information, visit http://www.dot.gov/.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

 

PEPFAR adds strength, endurance to Homeless World Cup preps in Zimbabwe

 

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

6 June 2018 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) can report some news coming from the U.S. Embassy in Harare related to two good programs.  The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and shared health information with over 1000 community members at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup held in Harare’ Hatcliffe township on June 2nd.

“Statistics received from the International Training and Education Center for Health (ITEC) show that 126 individuals voluntarily tested for HIV with three of the seven that tested positive being initiated for anti-retroviral therapy,” said Gay Nyakwende, PEPFAR Communications Specialist. “Our partner, I-TEC, collected the contact details of the four individuals who deferred ART and a follow up will be conducted with the aim of bringing them back to care.”

In Pic: U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Jennifer Savage with FiFPro representative Edward Sadomba in Hatcliff

On June 2, PEPFAR collaborated with Young Achievement Sports for Development (YASD) at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup in Hatfcliffe’s high-density suburb. The event enabled YASD to recruit Zimbabwe’s representatives to the 16th edition of the Homeless World Cup scheduled for Mexico City from November 13-18.

At the event, participants who included players from 17 teams of eight participants contesting had access to health services and health information from PEPFAR partners. These included The Union, providing information about Tuberculosis (TB), HIV, asthma, tobacco and lung disease; and Mavambo Orphan Care, which works in Mashonaland East to initiate empowerment programs for vulnerable people such as orphans and young mothers. Other organizations present were FHI360 – which works to increase the availability of care and treatment services for people living with HIV, among other services and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) working mostly on pediatric HIV care and treatment programs. Another PEPFAR partner, Population Services International (PSI) promoted HIV prevention services such as voluntary medical male circumcision to the significant number of adolescent and young boys attended the event.   Similarly, FACT explained their multiple interventions that transform the lives of vulnerable communities in a sustainable way.

Senior U.S. Embassy officials, local Member of Parliament Mudambo Tongesai and FifPro representative Edward Sadomba, among other dignitaries, attended the Homeless World Cup selection tournament. Officiating at the event, Jennifer Savage, Charge d’ Affaires at the U.S. Embassy reminded the participants that participating in sports mirrored the strength, endurance and stamina the U.S. support to the health sector has demonstrated.

“Among our top goals as the U.S. Embassy in Harare is to foster a healthy Zimbabwe,” said Savage.  “Sports and physical activity are integral parts of a healthy lifestyle, and we thank YASD for organizing these exciting games.”

She said 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of PEPFAR- announced on January 28, 2003 and signed into law on May 27, 2003.  “When PEPFAR began, an HIV diagnosis was considered a death sentence in many countries around the world,” said Savage. “Today, we are closer than ever to controlling and ultimately ending AIDS. In Zimbabwe, new HIV infections are averted with every 8 voluntary medical male circumcisions performed and 306,000 males will have participated by the end of the year.  2.5 million individuals received testing and counselling services for HIV and received their test results during the past 12 months with 880,000 adults and children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) through support from PEPFAR.”

PEPFAR has availed $150 million dollars towards the national response to HIV and AIDS.  This amount is a huge commitment towards the attainment of the 95-95-95 targets for ending AIDS by 2030.

Sadomba, a former national team and Dynamos Football Club player shared a testimonial about his humble beginnings in Mbare and encouraged young sports persons to shun drugs.

“Sports can uplift your life like it did mine. My father passed on when I was two years old and I grew up with limited resources,” said Sadomba. “But because of discipline I have managed to play for the national team, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and to play for Dynamos. I want to encourage you stay away from drugs because these limit your potential,” he added.

YASD officials said they were finalizing the list of players for the Homeless World Cup. 17 teams participated in Hatcliffe and more are expected to participate from Epworth and Mbare.

The first Homeless World Cup took place in Graz in 2003. The Austrian city welcomed 144 players form 18 countries. Since then the tournament has traveled to 15 different cities across the world and has grown to accommodate over 64 teams and more than 500 players. ZimPAS © June 6, 2018

Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ – Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe) is Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers, with a membership base of over 1000. The institute has a mandate of policing the elevation of project management standards nationally through mentorship and membership services programmes.  For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: [email protected].

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

 

Wideman June 2018 website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 June 2018 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max:

This month’s paper is a book review of Oliver F. Lehmann’s latest work: Situational Project Management – The Dynamics of Success and Failure.

Here, Oliver provides a host of examples for learning and solutions derived from worldwide case reports of large project challenges and outright failures, what went wrong and why.

These examples are backed up by the author’s personal contacts and interviews with managers and others directly involved.

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If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration?  For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm.  Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering.

His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

Karen Richey receives Gary Christle Leadership Excellence Award

 

Prestigious award presented at the 34th Annual International Workshop EVM World

May 31, 2018 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) announces that Ms. Karen Richey is the recipient of its prestigious Gary Christle Leadership Excellence Award. The Award, named for a distinguished executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was established in 2009 and has been awarded only once before, to Dr. Robert B. “Bob” Rovinsky.

Award recipients are leaders in their community who have promoted an environment of cooperation whether between customer and supplier or within the government or a company. This is not a one-time effort but ongoing examples of leadership. Awardees have made significant contributions to the development and/or understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) that will continue to distinguish their work. The contributions are represented by a definable body of work as demonstrated through speaking, teaching, training, research, publications, and professional practice.

In her role as the Assistant Director for Applied Research and Methods at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Ms. Richey led the development of a series of “best practice” guides that contributed significantly to effective understanding of EVM within the GAO, and throughout government, industry and academia. The guides were created to address best practices for ensuring credible program cost and schedule estimates for both government and industry by providing effective linkage between cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM.

The guides have been cited in U.S. Office of Management and Budget regulation and have been adopted as policy by some federal agencies. More than 1,000 experts worldwide continue to contribute best practices as the family of guides is growing to include scheduling, technical readiness, and Agile software development.

CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of project management and performance measurement. We assist the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth and promote the application of earned value management and integrated performance measurement. We are an ever-growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget. Based in Reston, Virginia, USA with chapters in Tennessee, California, Washington DC, and Colombia, CPM serves members and organizations in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy and other industries where EVM, IPPM and Project Controls are highly desired and often required.  www.mycpm.org

 

 

Green Growth programs and projects in Africa

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

African Development Bank and Global Green Growth Institute announce partnership, sign MOU

25 May 2018 – Busan, South Korea – The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan, to promote programs, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African countries.

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute will cooperate in several areas, including conducting a joint study on green growth readiness in Africa and exploring ways to align both organizations’ activities with the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Further, the two organizations will work together to generate synergies in areas, such as the Global Green Growth Institute’s cities programs and the African Development Bank’s initiatives on clean energy, sustainable landscapes, green cities and water and sanitation, with the ultimate goal of strengthening climate resilience in Africa.

The MoU was signed by Amadou Hott, VicePresident, Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, African Development Bank, and Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Deputy Director General and Head of Green Growth Planning and Implementation, Global Green Growth Institute. (pictured)

“The African Development Bank believes in building strong partnerships to accelerate Africa’s development. This MoU with the Global Green Growth Institute strengthens our cooperation for effective delivery of the High 5s agenda in a manner that transitions African countries towards green growth. We very much look forward to this collaboration with GGGI,” said Vice-President Amadou Hott.

Deputy Director General Hyoeun Jenny Kim said, “The MoU we sign today will also support the sharing of green growth knowledge and best practices from GGGI’s Member and partner countries. We look forward to conducting joint research activities with African Development Bank in designing and developing green growth projects and programs and sharing knowledge and experience through launching joint publications and participating in and co-organizing events – all of which will help to promote green growth in Africa.”

This partnership reinforces the work of the Africa NDC Hub hosted by the African Development Bank, in accelerating climate action to transition Africa towards a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway.

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 27 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. More on GGGI’s events, projects and publications can be found on www.gggi.org

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution established in 1964 to mobilize resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries. Headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Bank promotes economic and social development in African states, providing financing for programs and projects across the continent.  For more information, visit www.adbg.org.

Source: African Development Bank

 

 

US$30million Pepsi Plant opens in Harare

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROGRAMS/PROJECTS

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

22 May 2018 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced the completion of a major international project in Zimbabwe. International beverage manufacturing giant Pepsi Corporation is set to give stiff competition to rival market leader Cocacola in Southern Africa after opening a new US$30milion bottling plant in Harare.

Pepsi brands landed on the local market at 30% to 50% cheaper than Cocacola brands, a development that will certainly see competition in the sparkling beverages segment  growing.  Cocacola beverages are manufactured and sold in Zimbabwe by a local bottling company, Delta Beverages. Varun Beverages, an Indian soft drinks manufacturer controls the new Pepsi operations franchise in Zimbabwe and is expected to create over 2000 jobs directly and indirectly locally.

Pepsi is selling its two-litre, 500ml and 330ml beverages for $1,65, 65c and 50c respectively; while Delta is trading similar beverages at $2,15, 95c and 50c respectively, and the 330ml price is promotional at the moment.

Zimbabwe has a population of close to 14 million people and Delta Beverages has a market share of about 70%. Demand for Delta’s products is, however, expected to remain firm supported by a favourable outturn in the mining and agricultural sectors. Given a stable political and economic environment Pepsi is expected to grab and control 20% share by the end of the year.

Zimbabwe is expected to hold general elections this year in July to choose new political leadership. A one-off surge in demand may arise from election spending through various political party campaigns. An improvement in tourism arising from significant infrastructure upgrades in airports coupled with the opening up of the skies to new airlines is expected to improve beverage spending in city and resort hotels where beverage companies will benefit.

Delta is Zimbabwe’s largest manufacturer and distributor of lager beer, traditional sorghum beer and soft drinks. Pepsi has other bottling plants in neighbouring countries Zambia and Botswana which have been feeding the Zimbabwe market in recent years.

Delta is still trading under a cautionary with regard to The Coca Cola Company and potential termination of the bottler agreement with the company. Management indicated that negotiations are still in progress and finer details are too sensitive to disclose at this point in time. They did indicate that The Coca Cola Company is unlikely to terminate the agreement and if it does, a favourable franchise agreement would be brokered. Ironically Cocacola announced in a statement in mid May 2018 that they will be investing US$65million into Zimbabwe operations this year only.

Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ – Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe) is Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers, with a membership base of over 1000. The institute has a mandate of policing the elevation of project management standards nationally through mentorship and membership services programmes.  For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: [email protected].

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

 

42 new works by 47 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2591 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,119 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 May 2018 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 42 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 47 different authors representing 18 countries were published in the May 2018 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2,591 original works by 1,119 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 30+ new works from many different authors; of the 47 authors this month, 24 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We have been publishing more student papers and book reviews this year, which dramatically increases the number of works and new authors each month. At the same time, we’ve added two new series recently and we continue to receive multiple featured papers which are more academic in nature.  So the variety continues, which we hope is useful for more readers.”

New authors in May include Rony Al Helou (France), Maxime Bequin (France), Eugenie Blanchard (France), Hassan Coulibaly (France & Lebanon), Anne Dacy Ecklin (USA), Qianhang Fang (China & France), Les Foley (USA), Vitalis Irouke (Nigeria), Pierre Levaslot (France), Mark Loiselle (USA), Yadnyesh Nikam (India), Hitesh Patil (India), Cassandra Picasse (France), Lawrence Reid (USA), Michael Rosato (USA), Sarah Safarian (UAE & France), Ben Taylor (USA), Kurt Verweire (Belgium) and Assylkhan Ziyash (Kazakhstan.  New works from 23 authors already included in the library were also added.

“I hope the student papers attract many readers,” Pells adds.  “I’m happy that we are supporting more students and universities and hope this trend continues to grow.  Even when these student research papers are only indirectly related to projects and PM, they often include some quite interesting information as well as new perspectives. I learn something new from every one of them.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

Editor’s note: Access to the PM World Collection, Author Showcase and many other resources in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications.  Comments or questions can be emailed to [email protected].

 

Sapienza University graduate student completes PM Research Internship

 

PM PEOPLE & RESEARCH NEWS

Faith Onwunalu in Rome completes PM World Library research internship program

10 May 2018 – Rome, Italy and Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has announced that Faith Onwunalu, a graduate student at Sapienza University in Rome has completed a PM World Library project management research internship. Ms. Onwunalu completed the 20-week program in late April 2018.

Faith Onwunalu is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University (State University of Italy) in ROME, LAZIO, ITALY. She holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria. During four years of professional experience, Faith held titles such as Computer Instructor, Maths/Computer Science Teacher. Her major field of study is Computer Science. Her research interests include Information Systems, Project Management, Networks and Security.

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “Faith started her internship last June, took some time off to visit Nigeria, then came back and finished her internship this year with some tremendous resources.  She was very active in March and April, providing new resources related to basic PM, cybersecurity and other topics.”

According to Ms. Onwunalu, “Thank you for this opportunity to learn more about project management; it really complemented my university studies.  It was also interesting to read the PM World Journal and to see so many authors from Nigeria represented in both your journal and library. Perhaps I can meet some of them after my study in Rome.”

Pells added, “Faith became more enthusiastic as her internship progressed. Her latest research results were highly useful, especially those related to cybersecurity for project managers. This is an important topic for every project, project manager and organization today. We definitely appreciated her good work.”

PM World offers virtual project management research internships to university students worldwide who are studying at recognized universities.  Internships offer students an opportunity to research specific program/project management topics, network with other interns, gain visibility and enhance their CVs. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership.  To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

See Faith Onwunalu’s research results at http://pmworldlibrary.net/faith-onwunalu/

To learn more about the PM World research internship, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to “internships” or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. The PMWL is administered by PM World, which also produces the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

PMI Southern Germany Chapter Celebrates its 20th Birthday with a new President

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

9 May 2018 – Munich, Germany – Domiciled in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, the Chapter of the Project Management Institute for the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg will become 20 this year. Founded in 1998 as the PMI Munich Chapter, its outreach covers the whole of Southern Germany.

The celebrations will be done in November this year led by Jörg Glunde, PMP, the new Chapter President, who took over the position from Oliver F. Lehmann, PMP, in April 2018. Oliver presided over the Chapter for 5 years, during which the membership grew by over 40%. He said he will spend his time in future focusing on his work in Project Business Management (PBM), which deals with projects performed by often complex and international project supply networks (PSNs).

Jörg Glunde, PMP, attended the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and has worked as a project manager for many years. He has co-authored a book on requirements engineering and volunteered at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Association for Computer Science). He has been a lead volunteer at the PMI Southern Germany Chapter since 2009, managing and governing projects with volunteers. Jörg works as a project manager at Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH.

Jörg Glunde has been a member of the Chapter for 10 years and managed its first project management congress named PM-Summit in 2010. He has been the Chapter’s Vice President Projects since 2012 and governed a number of major chapter projects performed solely by volunteers.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

 

 

English Website of China’s PMR Magazine Launched

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

English version of popular Chinese publication offers new window to the world of project management in China

24 April 2018 – Beijing, China and Dallas, TX, USA – The English website of Project Management Review (PMR) magazine in China has been launched. The goals of the website are as follows: to promote the development of project management; to bring project management professionals closer; to spread China’s voice in project management. By adhering to the principle “In Step with Projects, In Pace with Progress”, they are making tremendous efforts to make the website useful and interesting to readers.

For more information, click the website: http://www.pmreview.com.cn/english/

Here is a brief introduction to different columns of PMR English website:

China Wisdom. The column will draw project management wisdom from traditional Chinese culture and make China’s voice in PM heard across the globe. Viewpoints, academic research, case study, etc. by Chinese experts are the focus of this column.

International Perspective. In this column, the latest international observations about the profession will be presented. Articles about PM trends, tools and methods, case studies will be included. Authors share their enlightening and thought-provoking observations about the profession from different angles.

Interview. As the name indicates, this column covers interviews with influential experts in PM who share their experiences, stories and thoughts.

Experts. This is a gathering of experts with their photos and short bios. By this means, respect and admiration will be shown to those who are “watchmen, cultivators and forerunners” of this profession.

Magazines. Printed magazines published by PMR multi-media platform are presented. So far, there are two magazines: Project Management Review (PMR) and Project Management Watch (PMW). The brief introduction to every issue may provide you with some insights into project management.

Books.  A collection of books published, translated, promoted, or advertised by PMR multi-media platform. 

Besides, Wechat and LinkedIn pages are introduced on the website in hopes of building an interaction platform for readers.

Upon the launch of the English website of PMR magazine, many congratulatory notes from experts around the world have been received. Here are some:

Congratulations on the launch of the English website of PMR. This is very good and important news, as so few PM professionals outside of China read Chinese. Now we will have an opportunity to learn more about developments in the Chinese project management profession and about major Chinese projects and programs. We will help spread the news through our journal and library. Hopefully we can all work together to create a better world with more knowledgeable and professional project management. Good luck with this important new initiative.                                        

——David L. Pells, Managing editor of PM World Journal

Congratulations to PMR Magazine’s editors, journalists, and sponsors for the new English website! I have used the Chinese version before, and have benefited from finding some pages to be available in English. With your update, you will add even broader global impact, and will increase benefits for the practice of project management. I already see some of my favorite friends in your new draft release: Xue Yan, Ding Ronggui, and Ou Lixiong, in your list of Experts, and the mention of your interviews with Rodney Turner and David Pells. May your new English website carry on the great traditions of PMR!        

——Stacy Goff, PM expert, author, past President of IPMA-USA

Congratulations on the launch of the English website of PMR. There is so much happening in projects and project management in China that we are not aware of in Europe. My colleagues in project management who are more often in China than me are really always excited about the Chinese achievements. While we are struggling with our comparatively small new Berlin Airport, we can learn from the planned new Beijing Airport. China will also be a leading market for a variety of frugal innovations; thus we can also learn how to manage innovation projects from China. A leading market is a market in which a new innovative design will first become a mass product and this design will later on also diffuse in many other lag markets. Wish PMR all the best!

   —— Hans Georg Gemünden, professor, Ex editor-in-chief of Project Management Journal

Congratulations! Project management develops very fast. Aspects such as psychology, leadership, culture, agile organizations and many others are being addressed in modern project management, highlights what´s going on in China as well as on a global level. Through this, it shapes the future of our profession and the society at large. Get involved, share your opinions, your experience and get into a dialogue with the international community. At least that´s what IPMA is doing since 1965 in order to enable a world in which all projects succeed.

—— Reinhard Wagner, Chairman of the IPMA Council

I warmly congratulate the opening of PMR website, since it will provide a window of exchanging information on the progress of project management between China and the rest of the world.                                               Especially when we are in the transition stage from industrial economy to knowledge economy, different countries will have their different experiences in exploring project management techniques under Internet+AI era. I hope PMR website every success in the cause of promoting PM prosperity in the future!                                

——Lin Shaopei, Professor of Shanghai Joaotong University, Chairman of PMI-GAC China Committee.

Project management is the best method for managing projects and Project Management Review should also be the best medium for reviewing project management. Congratulations on the launch of English Website of PMR. 

——Dr. Wang Shouqing, Professor of Tsinghua University; Chief Expert at Center for Public-Private Partnership, Tsinghua University

Congratulations on the launch of the PMR English Website. The global development of project management requires global communications in the global community of project management practitioners. I believe the website will play an indispensable role in promoting the global communications.

              ——Wang Xiaojin, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Yunnan University

For more information, please click the website: http://www.pmreview.com.cn/english/

The website will be updated regularly. For comments, suggestions or contributions, please contact us at [email protected].

 

 

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way into Outer Space

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS

Another successful launch on SpaceX Falcon rocket

19 April 2018 – Kennedy Space Center, FL and Washington, DC, USA – NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. TESS, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, lifted off at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. At 7:53 p.m., the twin solar arrays that will power the spacecraft successfully deployed.

NASA’s next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 on April 18, 2018. TESS will search for new worlds outside our solar system for further study. Credits: NASA Television

“We are thrilled TESS is on its way to help us discover worlds we have yet to imagine, worlds that could possibly be habitable, or harbor life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “With missions like the James Webb Space Telescope to help us study the details of these planets, we are ever the closer to discovering whether we are alone in the universe.”

Over the course of several weeks, TESS will use six thruster burns to travel in a series of progressively elongated orbits to reach the Moon, which will provide a gravitational assist so that TESS can transfer into its 13.7-day final science orbit around Earth. After approximately 60 days of check-out and instrument testing, the spacecraft will begin its work.

“One critical piece for the science return of TESS is the high data rate associated with its orbit,” said George Ricker, TESS principal investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research in Cambridge. “Each time the spacecraft passes close to Earth, it will transmit full-frame images taken with the cameras. That’s one of the unique things TESS brings that was not possible before.”

For this two-year survey mission, scientists divided the sky into 26 sectors. TESS will use four unique wide-field cameras to map 13 sectors encompassing the southern sky during its first year of observations and 13 sectors of the northern sky during the second year, altogether covering 85 percent of the sky.

TESS will be watching for phenomena called transits. A transit occurs when a planet passes in front of its star from the observer’s perspective, causing a periodic and regular dip in the star’s brightness. More than 78 percent of the approximately 3,700 confirmed exoplanets have been found using transits.

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft found more than 2,600 exoplanets, most orbiting faint stars between 300 and 3,000 light-years from Earth, using this same method of watching for transits. TESS will focus on stars between 30 and 300 light-years away and 30 to 100 times brighter than Kepler’s targets.

The brightness of these target stars will allow researchers to use spectroscopy, the study of the absorption and emission of light, to determine a planet’s mass, density and atmospheric composition. Water, and other key molecules, in its atmosphere can give us hints about a planets’ capacity to harbor life.

“The targets TESS finds are going to be fantastic subjects for research for decades to come,” said Stephen Rinehart, TESS project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “It’s the beginning of a new era of exoplanet research.”

Through the TESS Guest Investigator Program, the worldwide scientific community will be able to conduct research beyond TESS’s core mission in areas ranging from exoplanet characterization to stellar astrophysics, distant galaxies and solar system science.

TESS is a NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission led and operated by MIT and managed by Goddard. George Ricker, of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, serves as principal investigator for the mission. TESS’s four wide-field cameras were developed by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Additional partners include Orbital ATK, NASA’s Ames Research Center, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the Space Telescope Science Institute. More than a dozen universities, research institutes and observatories worldwide are participants in the mission.

For more information on TESS, go to: https://www.nasa.gov/tess

Created in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is America’s focal point for research, development and exploration of outer space.  For over 50 years, NASA has been leading the world in the development and usage of advanced program and project management.  Additional information about NASA can be found at www.nasa.gov.

Source: NASA; Images: courtesy of NASA

 

 

Managing Project Ending

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

18 April 2018 – New York, NY, USA – Routledge has announced the publication of a new book by Virpi Havila and Asta Salmi titled Managing Project Ending. Virpi Havila is Professor of Business Studies at Uppsala University. Asta Salmi is Professor of International Business at Helsinki School of Economics. The book was published in April 2018.

According to the Routledge release: Understanding project endings is a significant part of project management, yet there is relatively little work published in this important area. This book addresses the gap, focusing on the successful management of project endings, showing how to plan for the ending of a project, how to create ending competencies, and in particular, how to successfully manage relations with different stakeholders of a project as it is coming to an end

Havila and Salmi use a real-life case in the airline industry to show how the successful ending project was achieved and in doing so portray ideas and experiences not typically considered in the field. Through the case discussion, the complexity of the process is unveiled and the achievement of success for all parties is explained.

The book portrays three key success factors: ending competencies, to be developed both at the organizational and individual levels; efficient management of the business network around the ending project; and involvement at the strategic managerial level. It concludes that project endings are often complex and have far-reaching effects, and therefore, call for close managerial attention.

For more about this book, go to https://www.routledge.com/Managing-Project-Ending/Havila-Salmi/p/book/9781138980334

Routledge is one of the world’s leading academic publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge publishes thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.  To see Routledge catalogues and titles, go to https://www.routledge.com/.

Source: Routledge

 

 

$20 Million for new hospital and clinics in Lagos

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS

16 April 2018 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Logos, Nigeria – The African Development Bank has announced a senior Loan in Naira equivalent to USD 20 million to Santa Clara Medical Limited, to finance the development of a hospital and referral clinics in Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos State, Nigeria’s largest healthcare market, lacks an adequate supply of quality secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities with only about 700 to 1,000 quality beds for a population of over 21 million people.

This situation currently forces over 30,000 Nigerians to spend over USD 1 billion on medical tourism for specialty treatments overseas. Completing this project would allow the country’s healthcare sector to benefit from some of these resources” said Dr Abdu Mukhtar, AfDB’s Director of Industrialization and Trade Development. He also added: “This is an important development. In spite of recent improvements, Nigeria’s health infrastructure remains rudimentary and insufficient to cater to the country’s growing population”.

The hospital and referral clinics will be situated in different locations in Lagos and will upon completion in 2020, provide a full spectrum of high quality general and specialist healthcare services at competitive prices. It is expected to have positive economic and social benefits for the city of Lagos and will create around 250 temporary jobs during the construction period and 600 jobs over its operation phase. More importantly, it will significantly improve private healthcare services by offering quality general medical services in addition to specialty services such as orthopedic, nephrology, urology, cardiology and neuro surgery that are largely unavailable in the country.

The Santa Clara Medical facility is being promoted by AXA Mansard, a member of the AXA Group, Africa Capital Alliance, IFC and Healthshare Health Solutions, the hospital management company of the project.

The facility will be a model case with strong demonstration effect for the development of the health infrastructure and services in Nigeria. The investment is consistent with the Bank’s Private Sector Development Strategy to (i) improve Africa’s investment and business climate, especially in the healthcare sector that is currently under-served by the private sector and (ii) increase access to social and economic infrastructure on the continent. The investment is also a reflection of the Bank’s commitment to improving the quality of life of the African people – one of the five priority focus areas of the Bank.

For more information, click here.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution established in 1964 to mobilize resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries. Headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Bank promotes economic and social development in African states, providing financing for programs and projects across the continent.  For more information, visit www.adbg.org.

Source: African Development Bank

 

 

38 new works by 46 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2549 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,092 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 April 2018 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 38 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 48 different authors in 18 different countries were published in the April 2018 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2,549 original works by 1,092 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 30+ new works from many different authors; of the 46 authors this month, 20 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We continue to attract authors from around the world who are willing to share their research, knowledge and experience with our readers. I’m happy to see original new works in many categories, including featured papers, interviews, advisories, commentaries, series articles, student papers and reports. Some authors are academic researchers; others are very experienced project management experts.”

New authors in April include Chloé Barroso (France), Joana Bértholo (Portugal), Alice Chiang (Taiwan/USA), Marie Dasque (France), Benjamin Diamond (USA), B.K. Gamble (USA), Louison Marguerite (France), Michael Marshall (USA), Charles Nnamdi Nonuju (Nigeria), Warlei Oliveira (Brazil), Léo Peigna (France), Louis Roland (France), Amélie Tonneau (France), Prof Festus Prince Okechukwu Ukwuoma (Nigeria), Shawn Waghorn (USA), Manon Wambre (France), Huiru Wang (China/France), Xiyuan Wu (China/France) and Melissa Zahn (USA). New works from 26 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We’re continuing to publish many student papers, primarily from graduate students at SKEMA campuses in France,” Pells adds.  “We’ve also launched book review programs at PMI chapters in San Antonio, Texas and Silver Spring, Maryland this year, so publishing more book reviews. It’s all good stuff and always interesting!”

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc. that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480), has been published monthly since August 2012 and is indexed by EBSCO, one of the world’s largest providers of databases to libraries and universities. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

Editor’s note: Access to the PM World Collection, Author Showcase and many other resources in the PM World Library is free. See the Scholar Membership for low cost access to EBSCO databases of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications.  Comments or questions can be emailed to [email protected]

 

 

Managing Complex Construction Projects

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

12 April 2018 – New York, USA – Routledge and CRC Press have published a new book by John K. Briesemeister titled Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach. Published in March 2018, this new book presents a systems-based approach to construction project management that can facilitate a greater understanding of the complexity inherent in large construction projects and how that complexity can be effectively managed.

According to the Routledge release: To many program, project, or construction managers, a complex project seems to be a labyrinth with many hidden dangers. This book is a guide through that labyrinth. It explains best practices and provides insight so they cannot only identify hidden dangers but also effectively manage the construction process to either mitigate or eliminate these risks.

The problem with complex programs and projects is that many managers are only equipped with a knowledge of project management. A system for construction is a collection of many processes effectively working together to produce a specific deliverable, which is usually defined in the program or project’s contract. This system has a series of specific inputs and outputs, which are what the customer expects from the company or companies performing the work. This book develops checklists based on these inputs and outputs, which managers can use when first arriving onsite, and provides a “nuts and bolts” approach for managing a complex construction project onsite.

John Briesemeister has worked in the power industry as an engineer, construction manager, site manager, and project manager since the mid1980s. A mechanical engineer, he has holds an MBA, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Project Management. He has worked in the field on various large, complex construction projects for the past thirty years. In 2016, he was awarded the Donald S. Barrie Award in Construction Management at the PMI® Global Congress for his paper “Construction Execution Plan Alignment for Successful Construction Projects.”

For more about this book, go to https://www.routledge.com/Managing-Complex-Construction-Projects-A-Systems-Approach/Briesemeister/p/book/9781498783118

Routledge is one of the world’s leading academic publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge publishes thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.  To see Routledge catalogues and titles, go to https://www.routledge.com/. To see their project management titles, click here.

Source: Routledge

 

 

EVA23 – London – 16-17 May 2018

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Annual conference for earned value and project controls professionals to again feature leading speakers in historic venue

11 April 2018 – London, UK – EVA23, the annual conference for project management, project controls and earned value professionals, will again be held in historic Armourers’ Hall in London during 16-17 May 2018.  This year’s theme is “ANTICIPATION: Forward Facing Project Controls”.

Now in its 23rd year EVA in the UK is a leading independent event for project controls and earned value management founded and curated by Steve Wake.  Originally conceived to champion the use of EVM in the UK, EVA has grown in focus and perspective. It champions new thinking and original thought and avoids treading the same grapes year in year out. It’s one of the best networking opportunities for senior practitioners and exhibitors in the UK.

This year EVA23 will focus strongly on the things that enable us to be ready! Things that prepare us for anything that lies ahead. More than ever a redefinition, a re-setting of what Project Management actually is for, what you use, how you do it and above all, how you communicate with it, is urgently required.

About EVA23

The annual two-day conference takes place at the superb Armourers’ Hall in Moorgate, London. The event provides an interesting group of high-level speakers covering a range of topics and industries. EVA23 will be different, entertaining and informative. Dinner will be served in the Hall by candlelight. Come along to talk, listen, learn, discuss and see how best to get project controls right. 3 Specialist workshops are also available outside the conference dates. Speakers will include Steve Wake introducing EVM and its use as a management tool for the present day. To learn more or to register, click here.

Who should attend?

Attendees are middle to very senior professionals with interests in project management, project controls and earned value and keen to learn more about wider issues of transformation, successful change and benefits-driven portfolios. Attendees can claim 15 hours of professional development on attending this event.

It’s not too late to sponsor or exhibit. Sponsor doc available on request.  Groups of 4 or more can get a 20% discounted rate or free dinner by applying directly to Steve Wake

Steve can be contacted on [email protected]

For more information, go to www.evaintheuk.org

Source: evaintheuk.com