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

 

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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].

Wideman June 2018 website updates announced

 

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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.

 

42 new works by 47 authors added to PM World Library

 

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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].

 

38 new works by 46 authors added to PM World Library

 

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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]

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

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

Below is my site update for March 2018. Folks about to tackle the next PMBOK Upgrade should be particularly interested on Part 2 of Kik Piney’s Guest paper about Project Life Cycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas and how serious anomalies should be fixed!

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We are trying to find Cyril Souchon who wrote the article: Impediments to Defining Stakeholder Needs, (June 2004). His quoted email is no longer active. If anyone knows how he may be reached, please drop an Email to Max Wideman.

March – This month we have Part 2 of Crispin (Kik) Piney’s Guest Article on PMI’s Models of Project Management Knowledge in which he describes the Confusion and Proposes changes for the next PMBOK® Guide update. This is valuable advice especially for all those teaching and practicing under the Project Management Professional® designation.

Have you ever thought about adopting New Year Resolutions that apply to your management of projects? Guest David Miller starts out by explaining why such resolutions are hard to keep followed by Resolutuions worth taking.

That pesky stairway project at the corner of a local city park, where local residents can grow some garden vegetables, ended up having a new life. The project caught the attention of the Mayor of Toronto who declared: “The original cost estimate for the City of Toronto to build stairs in Tom Riley Park was absolutely ridiculous . . . [but] . . . Anything the City builds has to be absolutely safe and has to be able to stand the test of time.” So, the homemade stairs were demolished and replaced by city-built stairs. We don’t know how much those cost.

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.

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

2 February 2018 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

This month we present the first part of a Paper by Guest Crispin (Kik) Piney titled: PMI’s Models of Project Management Knowledge Part 1 — Life Cycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas. After years of deliberation, Kik now draws attention to how the PMI PMBOK(R) Guide is laid out that is unnecessarily confusing where Life Spans, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas are concerned. Where and how that it could be improved will follow in Part 2 next month.

In Musings we offer a short ten-point “To-Do” list of how to go about Conveying Bad News on Your Project to your immediate superior. In the majority of projects, it will inevitably happen, so be ready!

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.

University of New Mexico and Sandia to cooperate on new Master’s Degree in project management

 

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Sandia to provide input on curriculum and offer internships and jobs for graduates

30 January 2018 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – Sandia National Laboratories has announced that it has reached a new agreement to collaborate on project management education and professional development with the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management.

The memorandum of understanding to be signed Wednesday supports creating a Master of Science degree in project controls, project management and program management at UNM and hands-on internship opportunities at Sandia. Sandia will provide input on course curriculum, desired skill sets needed at the labs and expertise that will help prepare graduates for a career at Sandia or any future employer.

“Sandia wants job candidates who are best qualified and prepared to contribute to its national security mission,” Sandia program planning and control standards director Jennifer Plummer said. “This agreement helps us accomplish both. Sandia is growing its project management competency, and this will be an extraordinary benefit for the labs.”

Dean Craig White said the agreement forms the basis for an ongoing benefit to the Anderson School, Sandia National Laboratories and the overall community.

“Sandia National Laboratories has indicated a strong desire to hire New Mexico students with graduate-level project management education,” White said. “This MOU provides a framework for direct collaboration in developing an outstanding program through internships, continuing education and advice on curriculum and delivery.”

Sandia currently has about 300 project management positions, and 38 percent of those are held by UNM graduates. Tristan Walters, a Sandia manager, said the labs has about 20 job openings in project management and project controls and expects the need to hire skilled project management professionals will continue, especially due to current and upcoming nuclear weapon life extension programs.

“When you look at the demand that came from the B61-12, the W88 ALT and now with the W80-4 and the W78/W88-1 life extension projects on the horizon, we know the need for project management is not going away,” Walters said. “In fact, Sandia’s new prime contract places more emphasis on project management and earned value. This agreement not only positions Sandia to be better prepared to meet those requirements, it also helps us manage our work better.”

Sandia will offer hands-on, project-management internships focused on providing practical project management experience on real programs. Walters said Sandia currently has nine students, and “demand is currently exceeding supply.”

Walters joined Sandia about nine years ago with a Master of Business Administration in finance and international management from UNM. He started as a project financial analyst, but said he “caught the project management bug” because he wanted to become more involved with Sandia’s projects and programs. He earned a project management master’s certificate from George Washington University and ESI International and completed his project management professional certification while working at Sandia.

“I had to learn and figure it out as I went along,” Walters said. “I see this as a real opportunity to better prepare these students. They will enter the workforce ready with the foundation and analytical skills associated with project controls and project management and be better prepared to hit the ground running instead of working through training and qualification. It will be a more direct path for early staff members.”

UNM already offers several project management courses, and current students can work toward a master’s certificate in project management. The new degree is expected to be approved in 18 months to two years, and students will be able to transfer credits from their master’s certificate toward the new Master of Science degree.

“One of the key things about the Master of Science degree is that we want incoming staff to have a broad and general understanding of engineering practices and approaches,” Walters said. “It helps our project management controllers and managers be successful at Sandia. Having a systems engineering approach, or at least understanding those concepts, is going to help them integrate better with their technical teams.”

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia Labs has major research and development responsibilities in nuclear deterrence, global security, defense, energy technologies and economic competitiveness, with main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California. More at http://www.sandia.gov/

Source: Sandia National Laboratories

 

 

35 new works by 40 authors added to PM World Library

 

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PM World Collection grows to 2426 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,033 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 January 2018 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 35 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 40 different authors in 15 different countries were published in the January 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 2,426 original works by 1,034 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 25-35 new works from many different authors; of the 41 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, “This month’s journal included 11 featured papers and 10 student papers, all representing serious research by the authors. The student papers are again from graduate students at SKEMA Business School in France, at both their Paris and Lille campuses. We are delighted to share their work with our readers and members.”

New authors in January include Umair Abid (Canada), Nathan Agu (Nigeria), Uchenna Ajatar (Nigeria), Fidelis Ezeokoli (Nigeria), Clifford Gray (USA), Ardalan Honarmand (Canada), Ferdinand Huc (France), Jad Karakira (Lebanon), Marine Kuhn (France), Victor Labrousse (Frane), Marie Lanvin (France), Christelle Leonetti (France), Lucas Louf (France), Binny Malik (USA), Mats Malmstrom (Sweden/USA), Garielle O’Donovan (Ireland), Lore Paganet (France), Lucien Rock (France), Marta Santos (Brazil/USA) and Clemence Simon (France). New works from 20 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We also published more excellent articles, reports and book reviews,” Pells adds.  “2018 is off to a great start, with good submittals for February coming in.  I hope readers will visit the PMWL after reading this month’s edition of the PMWJ. Identify favorite authors, find their author showcase pages in the library, then check out their previous works.”

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].

 

 

Wideman Website updates for January 2018

 

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Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms updated

1 January 2018 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and educational project management website, www.maxwideman.com.

According to Max this month:

We are very excited to announce that we have completed the conversion of our ubiquitous Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms V5.5 for presentation on line. This will be the last version available in this linked form for free from this website – just go to PM Glossary in the left hand column. As announced in our headline last month, our V6.1 database outputs are being produced in separate project and product domain related versions; see details at http://www.maxwideman.com/order_formV61/order_info.htm

We have good advice in this month’s Musings: Are you doing enough to Optimize your Project Administration in this Digital Age? A Xerox Report on Digitization at Work offers Five Suggestions on how to find out.

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.

 

 

Project Management for Education

 

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New book from PMI Education Foundation supports both teachers and learners

28 December 2017 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The PMI Education Foundation (PMIEF) has announced the publication of a new book aimed at helping both teachers and students, “Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning.” The book is authored by Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginervi.

According to the PMIEF introduction to the book: Project Management for Education (“PM4Ed” for short), aims to help build indispensable bridges between project management and education, to support the evolving transformation of education to equip students with the essential skills to tackle our world’s “glocal” (global and local) problems, and to empower all learners to successfully manage their personal, social, and life challenges.

PM4Ed is two books in one: an Educator Guide and a Project Manager Guide bringing the advantages and benefits of project management’s powerful and practical principles and practices to the world of primary and secondary education. By flipping this book over, you can switch between the two guides to explore how both educators and project managers (PMs) are increasingly moving toward the same goal—to help all students become more successful 21st century learners, well prepared for future work, citizenship, family, and community life.

According to the PMIEF introduction, “after reading this book both teachers and project managers will be able to answer the critical question, How do we manage learning projects, and how can we help students be more effective designers and managers of their own learning?”

Bernie Trilling is Founder and CEO of 21st Century Learning Advisors. He is an active member in a variety of organizations dedicated to bringing 21st century deeper learning methods to students and teachers across the globe. Walter Ginervi has a long experience as a practicing project, program and portfolio manager. With PMIEF’s support, he is strongly committed to spreading the project language in the schools all over the world.

For more about the book, visit https://pmief.org/library/project-management-for-education

Learn more about the PMI Education Foundation at https://pmief.org/

 

 

33 new works by 36 authors added to PM World Library

 

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PM World Collection grows to 2391 project management articles, papers & other works by 1,014 different authors in more than 65 countries

15 December 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 33 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 33 different authors in 17 different countries were published in the December 2017 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 2,391 original works by 1,014 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 20-30 new works from many different authors; of the 36 authors this month, 17 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 again published some outstanding articles and papers in this edition.  The biggest development however is the publication of 10 student papers this month, by graduate students studying project and programme management at SKEMA Business School in France.  These have come to us courtesy of Prof Paul Giammalvo, adjunct professor for SKEMA’s contract management course and himself a frequent contributor to the PMWJ.”

New authors in December include Jonas Bencze (France/Germany), Tomas Blomquist (Sweden), Sarah Chaouche (France), Constance Dierickx (USA), Laura Faivre (France), Ilias Hafsi (Morocco), Kim Hylton-Reed (USA), David Kressin (USA), Amy Nguyen (France), Livinus Nweke (Nigeria), Nana Osei (Ghana), Sara Rifai (Morocco), Quan Sheng (China), Martin Smit (South Africa), Chiranjit Sonowal (India), Nils Wahlin (Sweden) and Xiaohua Zeng (China). New works from 19 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We also honored some excellent 2017 articles and papers,” Pells adds.  “We launched our first Editor’s Choice Awards with this edition, which you can read about in my welcome editorial. It was also rewarding for me to go back through the last 12 editions of the PMWJ to find some outstanding works to recognize. Everyone should reread those 14 papers.”

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].

 

 

26 new works by 29 authors added to PM World Library

 

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PM World Collection grows to 2358 project management articles, papers & other works by 997 different authors in more than 60 countries

14 November 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 26 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 29 different authors in 17 different countries were published in the November 2017 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 2,358 original works by 997 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 20-30 new works from many different authors; of the 29 authors this month, 11 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 bounced back this month with seven featured papers, including several important ones.  The papers by Bob Prieto and Alan Stretton advance knowledge on topics important to all of us.  The paper by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez and Marco Sampietro, based on their research into project management courses offered by major universities, is both enlightening and upsetting, in my opinion. The other four papers offer useful information for those working in Nigeria and Southeast Asia.”

New authors in November include Emmanuel Abah (Nigeria), Anita Dzikiwi Adamu (Nigeria), Ardiansyah (Indonesia), Jen Duenhoelter (USA), Stephen Fierbaugh (USA), Danlei Jiang (China), Neelov Kar (USA), Ronalid Meijers (Netherlands), Ron Meyers (Canada), Racha Temraoui (Lebanon) and Anil Wadhwa (USA). New works from 18 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We are starting to publish more student papers now,” Pells adds.  “We published three this month and now have a backlog of papers from graduate students at SKEMA in France, thanks to Prof Paul Giammalvo.  Paul has recognized both the quality of his students’ research papers as well as the potential usefulness to students of experiencing the publication process.  We are happy to share their works with our readers.”

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].

 

 

20 new works by 22 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2332 project management articles, papers & other works by 986 different authors in more than 60 countries

11 October 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 20 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 22 different authors in 12 different countries were published in the October 2017 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 2332 original works by 986 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by 20-30 new works from many different authors; of the 22 authors this month, 6 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 published fewer works this month than most months.  Nevertheless, some of the articles and paper in the October PMWJ were significant.  The articles by Dalcher, Lehmann, Stretton and Winston are especially important; these are globally respected experts, so don’t bypass their writings.”

New authors in August include Carlie Cornell (USA), Mohaed Ghattas (Egypt/KSA), Robin Hornby (Canada), David Miller (USA), Zakari Tsiga (UK) and Vince Yauger (USA). New works from 16 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The featured papers each month are major works, normally based on significant research,” Pells adds.  “That is true again this month.  We also continue to republish conference papers in the Second Editions category; these are also major works supported by footnotes and references.  Everything in the PMWJ each month, and now in the PMWL, contribute to the global PM body of knowledge.”

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]

 

 

Free PMWL membership for residents of The Philippines

 

Free full access to PM World Library available to residents of the Philippines and other low income countries around the world

7 October 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Manila, Philippines – Residents of the Philippines are offered free memberships in the PM World Library.  Residents of all low income countries, as listed in the World Bank’s listing of low and low middle income countries, can now gain free full access to the PM World Library (PMWL).  See the list of countries for Free Library Access at http://pmworldlibrary.net/free-basic-access/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We are offering free library access to those in many low income countries.  We previously announced free memberships for residents of several low income countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America hoping to offer a new resource for project managers in countries under stress or in transition.  We are offering the same opportunity for residents of the Philippines and many other countries.”

The PM World Library contains all original articles, papers and other works published in the PM World Journal since August 2012, along with profiles of all authors of those works.  The library also contains access to professional information, books, journals, websites, public information and many other resources related to projects and project management.  Access to several major EBSCO databases of business books and publications is also provided, which will be of interest to students and researchers in low income countries where access to those databases is either expensive or unavailable.  Visit www.pmworldlibrary.net to learn more.

“While we recognize that project managers and project management professionals are often some of the most educated and highest paid professionals in every country,” Pells continues, “we are committed to global knowledge transfer and have established a policy of offering free memberships to residents of low income countries. We hope the library can provide a useful resource for those working on projects, teaching or learning project management, or growing the PM profession in those countries.”

Those working or living in the Philippines can register for FREE ACCESS to the PMWL at http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/.  Follow the instructions for residents of low income countries.  If any problems are encountered, contact [email protected]

 

 

Wideman Website updates for October 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 October 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and educational project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  

According to Max this month:

Our Paper this month reviews Tom Kendrick‘s book on How to manage large complex programs. Tom reveals fundamental concepts and proven approaches to mastering program management from initiation through execution and successful closure.

Ever been tempted to ask: How big is your project? See a number of responses from LinkedIn found on the Internet. It could be you are asking the wrong question. You will find the discussion in Musings.

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.

 

 

33 new works by 44 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2312 project management articles, papers & other works by 980 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 September 2017 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 33 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 44 different authors in 20 different countries were published in the September 2017 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 2312 original works by 980 different authors in 65+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by around 30 new works from many different authors; of the 44 authors this month, 12 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, “This month we added nine ‘featured’ research papers and seven second editions, papers presented at three recent project management conferences.These are all serious papers, fully referenced and all digging into serious topics.  Many are by authors who have never been published in the journal or library before, from many countries.  We are happy to provide them with more well-deserved recognition.”

New authors in August include Adriano Barbosa (Brazil), Nicola Busby (UK), Dale Cooper (Australia), Ahmed Taha abd Elhameed (Egypt), Raghuveer Gadiraju (India/USA), Ahmed Ismail (Turkey), Abdu Kisige (Uganda), Philipp Rosenberger (Austria), Joanna Sadkowska (Poland), Katharine Struzl (Austria) and John Walsh (USA). New works from 32 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The series articles continue to offer some of our most popular reads,” Pells adds.  “This month we added five series articles, two advisories, a commentary by Alan Stretton and four great reports from correspondents in Argentina, Finland, Spain and UK. We welcome similar short articles by project management practitioners and experts every month.”

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].

 

 

Wideman Website updates announced for September 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 September 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and very educational project management website, www.maxwideman.com.

According to Max this month:

In Papers this month, we review Peter Taylor‘s book The Social Project Manager in which he describes a non-traditional way of managing projects, project performance, and progress by harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This specifically applies to in-house projects in a corporate environment.

For fun in Musings, we’ve included a short tale of a real Simple Stairway project that saved a significant amount of money by circumventing local bureaucracy.

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.

 

27 new works by 33 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 2285 project management articles, papers & other works by 968 different authors in more than 60 countries

15 August 2017– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 27 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 33 different authors in 14 different countries were published in the August 2017 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 http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

The new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to 2285 original works by 968 different authors in 65+ countries. The collection is growing each month by around 30 new works from many different authors; of the 33 authors this month, 18 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, “I think this was the first month that we published more works by new authors than by those whose works we have published previously. We want to continue attracting articles and papers by new authors around the world, while still receiving new articles and papers by colleagues and well known experts.”

New authors in August include Lillian Agu (Nigeria), Abeer Al Nuaimi (UAE), Joanna Cewinska (Poland), Jesus Flores (USA), Wade Hawkins (Canada), Ndidi Blessing Iheama (Nigeria), Darryl John (USA), John Johnson (USA), Anna Krasnova (Poland), Olga Mikhieieva (Ukraine), Shahab Moeini (Canada), Yolanda Morgan-Davis (USA), Azzeddine Oudjehane (Canada), Stephen J.C. Paterson (Thailand), Martin Samphire (UK), Susan Slawson (USA) and Matthias Waidmann (Germany). New works from 15 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We’re also excited to launch another new series this month, on the topic of Project Business Management by Oliver Lehmann in Germany,” Pells added. “The series articles are important content each month. This month Prof Darren Dalcher again facilitated another great contribution by another Routledge author, Martin Samphire; articles by both Darren and Martin are included. And Neil Robinson contributed another interesting article in his Life is a Project series, based on his teaching program for people undergoing serious life changes.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 2,200 articles. News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/. See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

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 https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: Access to all PMWJ authors and their articles and papers 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]

 

 

 

How does the Platinum Rule apply?

 

Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon, to share lessons on large scale change leadership at 11th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

2 August 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium during 17-18 August. Anne Guevara is also presently the Director of the Maritime & Littoral Systems portfolio in Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems where she manages ~$300M of development, production, and sustainment & support activities. To visit the symposium website, click here.

Steve Jobs, Mother Teresa and an American Program Manager in Paris all walk into a bistro… What could they possibly have in common? What strategies might they discuss for shaking things up in ways never before heard of … with laser light focus on a noble purpose? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a change leader at one of America’s leading defense technology companies.

Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon, will share her reflections regarding large scale change leadership: How does the Platinum Rule apply when influencing outcomes, large and small, in the Global Economy? What does Cultural Intelligence look like? What do you do if your plan does not work? Disruption is the easy part. Leading thru the chaos of uncertainty to achieve a noble purpose is the rewarding challenge!

A 20+ year veteran of Raytheon, Anne has managed a variety of large complex manufacturing & program leadership challenges ‐ including two assignments as an expatriate as part of an international joint venture where she managed a large complex software development initiative (14M lines of code!). She is a Raytheon Certified Program Manager as well as a Raytheon Six Sigma Expert (Black Belt) and was awarded the distinction of Program Manager of the Year in 2015. In addition to her Raytheon career, Anne is a retired Colonel from the US Army with over 25 years of experience leading tactical and domestic health care operations, at home and abroad.

Under the theme “Disruptive Leadership”, the 2017 UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The 2.5-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. Special pricing and group discounts are still available. To access conference website, click here.

Other keynote speakers for this year’s symposium will include: J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors; Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Projekt 202; Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the UT Dallas Jindal School of Management; and Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA.

The 2.5-day project management conference will focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, IT, software, telecommunications, local government and others. This is a traditional conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and for professionals to learn from their peers. Saturday’s half-day will include an interactive Agile workshop. All participants can receive up to 16 PDUs. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management conference. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a MS degree with an emphasis in project management and an MBA degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Wideman Website updates for August 2017

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 August 2017 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and very educational project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/.

According to Max this month:

Does Project Risk Management receive the attention it should in your organization? This Paper explains when it doesn’t need to, but also how to develop a thorough project risk management strategy for a large infrastructure development when it is really important to manage big risks well.

Our second Paper reiews the book Delivering Successful PMOs by Peter Taylor and Ray Mead who provide a very thorough and easy-to-follow journey towards designing and succeeding in establishing a PMO. In particular they point out: “Success needs to be planned up front” and “There must be a strong and clear business case“.

This month, our Guest is Sharon Schweitzer who draws our attention to an aspect of the project management environment that we don’t often think about. That is The Essentials of Business Etiquette. Poor etiquette in the rough and tumble of a project is one thing, but if your aim is to climb up the organizational ladder, then you’d better mind your manners.

We regularly read Best Group for Project Management on LinkedIn and pick out insightful comments. In Going from Public to Private Project Management, Keri Z. has observed: “[The] lesson I’ve learned is that in the private sector the direction is to meet goals, make things happen and produce results. … [However] In the government sector … whether you actually produce anything significant is immaterial!” Read the rest in Musings to learn why.

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.