How can project management help save lives and rebuild communities?



Call for papers on project management for disaster response and recovery

30 May 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Disaster response and recovery projects offer some of the best examples of extreme and critical project management.  Are new or better project management applications or processes being developed or used in response to natural disasters around the world? The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is seeking articles and papers on any aspect of planning, implementing and managing disaster response and recovery programmes and projects.

140530-pmwj23-disaster-IMAGEProject management experts, researchers, practicing project managers in disaster-prone areas, and those working in emergency response organizations are invited to submit an article or paper on this topic for publication in the PMWJ.  This is an opportunity to share knowledge on one of the most important issues facing many communities today.

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “We are already seeing devastating fires, massive floods and huge storms in the United States this year, even as the Caribbean hurricane season approaches. It was a winter of unbelievable storms in the UK and the Philippines; and Central Europe saw some of the worst flooding in decades just this month.  How is the project management profession responding to the need for better and more responsive methods and tools for disaster response or recovery projects?”

The PMWJ includes articles and papers in the following categories: advisory articles, featured papers, commentary articles, student papers, case studies, personal stories, reports, book reviews and news stories.  Previously published papers can also be submitted for publication in the Second Editions section of the journal. Send inquiries or completed works to [email protected].

“Extreme weather creates thousands of projects around the world each year” Pells adds.  “How can we ignore such enormous needs for more efficient project management?  Let’s see if we can get more project managers to share their knowledge on this topic, help create a set of resources that others can use when they need them most, during and immediately after a disaster.”

The PMWJ (ISSN 2330-4480), a non-refereed electronic publication registered with the US Library of Congress, is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest intermediary between publishers and libraries.  Contents of the PMWJ are included in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete databases.  The PMWJ is a good option for those who wish to publish information or research results quickly.  For more information, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=9.

PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To read the latest PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific issues of the PM World Journal.  Works submitted in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider sending an original article now or in the future – to [email protected].