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International Financial Institutions Commit Billions to Eastern and Central Europe

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

13 October 2013 – London – The European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have announced during the World Bank / International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings that they are well on their way to meeting targets for investment to stimulate economic growth in Central and South Eastern Europe.  According to the three institutions, this is making a difference for entrepreneurs, exporters, and small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs), and serves as a signal to financial markets that international financial institutions (IFIs) are leaning forward to help these countries face the challenges set off by the crisis.

The three IFIs launched their ‘Joint IFI Action Plan for Growth Central and South Eastern Europe’ in November 2012, pledging to invest a total of €30 billion in the region over the two years 2013/14. According to their new First Report on the Joint IFI Action Plan for Growth in Central and South Eastern Europe, by the end of July 2013, the three IFIs had already made €16 billion available in new lending. Results of the joint efforts have been encouraging, a reflection of the determination to share priorities and to cooperate closely on projects and initiatives.

The funding package was delivered in the context of the “Vienna Initiative”, the platform for coordination, which was launched at the height of the global economic crisis in 2008/09, and which successfully retained the engagement of international banks in emerging Europe.

So far under the 2013/14 Action Plan, the EIB has provided €10.5 billion out of a total commitment of €20 billion, the World Bank has provided €3.1 billion from its total of €6 billion and the EBRD has delivered €2.5 billion, against a commitment of €4 billion.

Werner Hoyer, the President of the EIB, commented: “The EIB is strongly committed to support sustainable growth in Central and South Eastern European Countries, by providing them with continued access to finance in the current challenging economic environment and by constantly developing its range of more targeted products. Our goal is to keep momentum to sustain the convergence process, also counteracting the effects of the crisis and the negative spillovers arising from the disintegration of the Euro area financial sector.”

Laura Tuck, Vice President for the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia Region, emphasized: “For the World Bank Group, by teaming up, we aim to support economic recovery and growth in Central and South Eastern Europe.  Economic growth is crucial in the World Bank Group’s two goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. I am delighted with the cooperation between our three institutions, which has strengthened our combined ability to advise clients in the region.  In fact, it is fair to say that the result of our joint action is greater than the sum of what our separate efforts would have achieved.”

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti said: “The EBRD is fully committed to continuing this important joint initiative – providing credit, especially to small- and medium-sized enterprises, to support the recovery and helping to forge policies that will pave the way for more sustainable growth and jobs in the future.  Reforms are crucial to keep the region attractive to investors in the global marketplace.”

Looking forward, the IFIs will aim to keep up the momentum into 2014 and maintain their strong focus on supporting the still-fragile recovery and helping to pave the way for more sustainable future growth in the region.  In particular, the three IFIs will make sure that small- and medium-sized enterprises will have access to credit. They will also provide financing for infrastructure, energy investments, and structural reforms to make Central and South Eastern Europe more competitive.

For more details, please see the First Report on the Joint IFI Action Plan for Growth in Central and South Eastern Europe.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), established in 1991 to nurture the private sector in Central and Eastern Europe and throughout Central Asia, uses investment to help build market economies and democracies. The EBRD is the largest single investor in the region and mobilizes significant foreign direct investment beyond its own financing. Owned by 61 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, the EBRD provides project financing for banks, industries and businesses.  The EBRD invested €8.7 billion in 388 individual projects in 2012.  For more information about the bank, visit http://www.ebrd.com/index.htm

Source: EBRD

 

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for November 2013

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

1 November 2013 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max:

max widemanFor those involved in procurement of goods and services under contract for their projects, David Harrison’s Guest paper this month, Win That Contract: The 23 Biggest Mistakes That Bidders Make – Part 2, covers Processes, PQQ and Bid Teams, and Understanding.

In Papers, Book 1 of our Reviews Set #5 is a substantial review of a well-established book on practical Project Management, European style, now in its 10th edition. In Musings, we report on an intriguing question and answer exchange with Oliver Lehmann of Munich, Germany. We tend to disagree with Project Management in Lehmann’s Terms.

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.

Cranefield College Launches e-Learning System for Project and Programme Management

PM EDUCATION NEWS 

1 November 2013 – South Africa – The Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management in South Africa has announced the launch of a full-blown e-Learning System utilising the Blackboard Learn System technology.

According to their announcement, Cranefield College has positioned its academic qualifications to serve the leadership and management needs of organisations best, in both the private and public sectors. Its academic qualifications focus on value chain management, including the organisation’s supply chain activities, its project management portfolios, and the appropriate leadership behaviours for strategic success. In the current economic climate, employers prefer job-relevant education and training for improving the competence of employees and for providing them with the necessary skills to be of immediate benefit to the organisation.

131105-pmwj16-elearning-launch-IMAGEWhat employees learn from Cranefield today, they are able to implement in their work contexts tomorrow. Without such practical incentives, it does not make sense for employers to invest in education. Due to the modular structure of Cranefield’s academic programmes, students spend only one day per month away from work. Between class contact days, student syndicate groups meet outside work hours to discuss their practical case studies.

Cranefield’s newly acquired Blackboard Learn System enhances the entire process for lecturers and students, also enabling students to attend classes interactively on-line. All classes are streamed live (from Cranefield’s main campus in Johannesburg) and students are able to see and ask questions from the lecturer. Remote students, including those in other countries, are now able to attend live classes via the Internet. Where a student is unable to participate in one of the live classes (due to a particular work situation or time zone constraint, for instance), he or she can still subsequently view a recording thereof. Students who participated may elect to view the recording for revision purposes.

For case discussions in the abovementioned syndicate groups, students are also able to meet via the Internet in a dedicated on-line collaboration room where they can see and hear each other, using Blackboard. This is so not only for students outside Johannesburg – those attending the lectures on campus may also choose to book a virtual room for some of their discussions, thereby saving time and travel.

All class-based academic programs, including the master’s degree (MComPM), can now be offered to students nationwide and internationally through blended learning, combining class contact with e-learning support. Exceptional students may advance all the way to the PhD degree, which signifies the highest level of academic and professional attainment.

Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management is an accredited institution of higher learning based in South Africa, with main campus in Midrand, Johannesburg and administrative offices in Pretoria. Cranefield College offers an Advanced Certificate, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy through Blended Learning. Live streaming of classes on the internet forms part of the Blended Learning mode.  Cranefield also offers a range of Short Courses, including web-based short courses (see Multimedia Distance Learning – MDL). For more information, visit http://www.cranefield.ac.za/.

Source: Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management

1st Call for Papers for June 2014 Project Management Conference at University of Maryland

CALL FOR PAPERS 

31 October 2013 – College Park, Maryland, USA — The Center for Excellence in Project Management in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, USA will hold their first annual project management conference during 9-10 June 2013 at the University. The conference will be held in association with the PMI Silver Spring Chapter, with the PM World Journal acting as a media partner.

1st Call for Papers

131031-pmwj16-first-call-IMAGEAbstracts are due by January 10, 2014

Click here to submit your abstract.

Author Notification: February 1, 2014
Final Papers Due: April 1, 2014
Presentations Due: May 10, 2014

The Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Silver Spring Chapter PMI invite individuals and organizations to submit abstracts of interest to general and specialty project managers, consulting and design engineers, policy makers, agency personnel, researchers, educators, and students. This Call for Abstracts invites papers to be included in the program sessions for the 2014 Maryland Project Management Symposium to be held in College Park at the University of Maryland.

Abstracts are sought but not limited to the following program and project management topics:

  • Disaster Management
(response, preparedness, mitigation and recovery)
  • Infrastructure Renewal
  • Human Factors in Project Management
(well-being; stakeholder communications, performance management & feedback; motivation; leadership)
  • Sustainability for Project Managers
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned
  • IT & Web-Based Project Management
(new technology/tools and processes)
  • Global Project Management & The PMO
  • Cost Management & Risk Management
  • Project Management in Government
  • Innovative Financing
  • Agile Project Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Earned Value Management

Submit your abstract.

Academically Rigorous and Practically Applied: For two days, join project managers from the Baltimore-Washington metro area and abroad for DC’s premier academic project management symposium.  Share experiences, make connections, and learn the best project management practices at the University of Maryland’s First Annual Project Management Symposium.

Share ideas, experiences, challenges, and the best practices with project manager practitioners and academic researchers alike.  Symposium sessions earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential. Earn up to 15 PDUs.  Call for papers opens mid October 2013.  The Project Management Institute (PMI) Silver Spring Chapter and PM World Journal are our acting co-event and media sponsors. More information will be announced soon at http://PMSymposium.umd.edu .

The Center for Excellence in Project Management in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland offers Masters and PhD level graduate degrees in project management.  The mission of the Center is threefold: 1. To provide a high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, and prepares graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers; 2. To maintain a strong research program that is recognized for excellence in project management; and 3. To provide project management training & development services to the University, the profession, and the community at large.  For information, visit www.pm.umd.edu

Call for Papers for 3RD International Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States open until 17 November

CALL FOR PAPERS 

31 October 2013 – Riga, Latvia – The Third International Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 10-11 April 2014.  Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia.  The Call for Papers is open, with abstracts accepted through 17 November 2013.  More information at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/.

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The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers. Conference language is English.

Project management researchers, educators and experts are invited to submit an abstract for paper and presentation on one or more of the following topics:

  1. Project management in public administration
  2. Problems and solutions in EU funds project management (implementation)
  3. Public-Private-Partnership project management
  4. Investment project management
  5. Culture project management
  6. IT project management
  7. Construction project management
  8. Renewable Energy Projects
  9. Social project management
  10. Standards on project management
  11. Professional education and science in project management
  12. Capacity of organization in project management
  13. Project Accounting and Auditing
  14. New directions and findings in project management theory
  15. Project controlling
  16. Project Risk Management.

Sections will be designed according to themes of accepted abstracts.

The conference will be include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed.  Key dates:

September 1, 2013 – Call for papers

November 17, 2013 – Applications for participation and submission of abstract (see requirements at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/abstract-requirements.)

November 30, 2013 – Notification of acceptance and invitation to prepare report

Until January 31, 2014 – Payment of reduced conference fee

February 15, 2014 – Submission of paper for conference proceedings

February 28, 2014 – Information on paper acceptance, feedback from reviewers

March 17, 2014 – Deadline for revised papers.

Conference is organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers and Baltic Controlling Institute. The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, contact conference coordinators: PhD.cand.MSc.proj.mgmt. Silvija Bruna – [email protected]  or PhD.cand. MSc.proj.mgmt Emils Pulmanis – [email protected]

Call for Submissions for PMI 2014 Research Conference in Oregon

PM RESEARCH NEWS 

30 October 2013 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) are inviting submission of abstracts for papers and symposia proposals for the 2014 PMI Research and Education Conference.  With the theme of “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: In Search of Theory and Evidence,” this important project management research conference will be held during 27-20 July 2014 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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According to their notices, PMI will welcome conceptual, empirical or theoretical work using project, program or portfolio management as the subject or context of research.  Examples cited include the following:

  • Theory building and adaptation
  • Evidence-based management
  • Engaged scholarship
  • Uncertainty and Risk
  • Knowledge Management
  • Values and Ethics
  • Decision making in projects and programs
  • New teaching cases in Project Management
  • Project Management curriculum development

Doctoral students are also encouraged to submit proposals for the pre-conference Doctoral Colloquium.

For information and submission guidelines, go to www.pmi.org/REC2014submit.

Conference registration will begin in March 2014 at www.pmi.org/REC2014

PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. PMI’s professional resources and research empower more than 800,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession. PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by globally recognized standards and certifications, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute. 

Media contact: Megan Maguire Kelly at [email protected]. 

Source: PMI

Hill International Receives $13 Million Contract Extension for Project Management Services on New ADNOC Headquarters Complex in Abu Dhabi

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

31 October 2013 – Marlton, NJ, USA and Abu Dhabi, UAE – Hill International has announced that it has received a contract extension to continue providing project management consultancy services for the new headquarters complex of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The two-year contract extension has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $13.3 million.

131031-pmwj16-adnoc-IMAGEADNOC’s new headquarters complex, designed by architecture firm HOK, will be both a landmark building for the company as well as for the United Arab Emirates. The design provides a carefully developed site plan which takes maximum advantage of the building setback by creating plazas and entry courts, suitable for a prestigious corporate headquarters. The complex, which includes a total built-up area of approximately 190,000 square meters (2.0 million square feet), is expected to be completed by January 2015.

“We are honored that our long-term client ADNOC continues to rely upon Hill to manage construction of their new world-class headquarters complex,” said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill’s Project Management Group (International).

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company was established in 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry and since then has steadily broadened its activity, establishing companies and subsidiaries and creating an integrated oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi. Today, the company manages and oversees oil production of more than 2.7 million barrels a day which ranks it among the top ten oil and gas companies in the world. For more information on ADNOC, please visit their website at www.adnoc.ae.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 3,900 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other construction project services.  For more information, visit www.hillintl.com.

Source: Hill International

Mastering IT Project Management by Murali Chemuturi announced by J. Ross Publishing

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

31 October 2013 – Florida, USA – J. Ross Publishing has announced the release of Mastering IT Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques, written by Murali Chemuturi. This book is a unique and comprehensive reference that covers all aspects needed to successfully manage this type of project in an organization.

131031-pmwj16-chemuturi-IMAGEIn previous years, setting up an IT infrastructure involved just the preparation of the data center, however it has become much more complex and evolved today. The infrastructure includes not only the data center facility, but also the entire organization by providing internet connectivity to customers, vendors, and company executives on the move. According to the publisher, Mastering IT Project Management is the first book to detail how to create IT infrastructure rather than simply describe how to manage the IT function or software development.

Key features of the book include:

  • Outlines a process-based approach for setting up effective IT infrastructures in organizations
  • Provides a thorough discussion on conducting a feasibility study for setting up IT infrastructure, sizing of IT components, and quality assurance
  • Explains numerous management concepts, decision making, people management, problem resolution, cash management and stakeholder expectation management
  • Covers planning, scheduling, executing, controlling and project closure
  • Gives insights into industry best practices and the common pitfalls in setting up an IT infrastructure

The author, Murali Chemuturi is a project management, information technology and software development subject matter expert, hands-on programmer, author, consultant and trainer. In 2001, he formed Chemuturi Consultants which offers information technology and software development consulting and training to organizations in the United States and India.

Mr Chumuturi has over 15 years of engineering experience and more than 26 years of IT and software development experience. His most recent position prior to forming his own firm was Vice President of Software Development at Vistaar e-Business Pvt., Ltd.  Mr. Chemuturi earned undergraduate degrees in both Electrical and Industrial Engineering, an MBA, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Methods & Programming. He also has several years of academic teaching experience and has taught a variety of computer & IT courses such as COBOL, Fortran, BASIC, Computer Architecture, and Database Management Systems. Murali is a well published author in professional journals and has authored three highly regarded books.

In 2009, Mr. Chemuturi wrote his first book, Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques, and followed with two other equally successful books in 2010, Mastering Software Project Management and Mastering Software Quality Assurance.  Mr. Chemuturi remains active in professional societies as well. He is a senior member of IEEE, a senior member of the Computer Society of India, and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering.  (2011).

J. Ross Publishing is an innovative and cutting-edge publisher of applied professional, business and technical books, multimedia, and online products for global professional markets.  At J. Ross we collaborate with industry leaders to provide critical and timely information that will keep today’s professionals on top of new and important advances in their fields. Our mission is to publish products that solve real-world challenges and offer insight into new and effective practices. The J. Ross Web Added Value Download Resource Center allows book buyers to access value-added materials that supplement and enhance their learning experience — giving them the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned.  Visit www.jrosspub.com.

Mastering IT Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques, by Murali Chemuturi; Published by J. Ross Publishing, July 2013: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 368 pages; ISBN: 978-1-60427-078-5; List Price $69.95. Information at http://www.jrosspub.com/mastering-it-project-management.html 

Source: J. Ross Publishing

ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success

PM PUBLISHING NEWS 

New book by Greg McLaughlin and Vinny Caraballo goes beyond the typical innovation book and outlines specific solutions and strategies 

30 October 2013 – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success, by Greg McLaughlin and Vinny Caraballo. This new book provides a validated strategy for implementing innovation projects following the ENOVALE™ methodology: envision the need, nominate, objectify, validate, align and adapt, link, and execute.

131030-pmwj16-ENOVALE-IMAGEAccording to the CRC release: The text begins by explaining what strategy means in terms of innovation and how it can be transformative for products, processes, and services. After an overview of innovation, the book discusses a series of strategies for each of the three means of innovation. These strategies outline a systematic process you can use to initiate and conduct your own innovation projects.

The book includes numerous business examples that illustrate the authors’ philosophy, strategic elements, and success criteria. After reading this book you will gain a solid understanding of five time-proven implementation strategies that can be applied to any type of innovation project.

Dr. Greg McLaughlin is a recognized expert on sustained innovation success with an emphasis on design, development, and deployment. He has led and advised numerous innovation and improvement projects, in the consumer, medical, software, and aerospace industries, achieving both recognition and reward for his achievements. He created the ENOVALE® management/project methodologies for innovation success.

Dr. McLaughlin has held three executive positions with a strong background in science, engineering, and statistics. He is currently senior vice president of research and development at Global Targeting, an international strategy and advising firm dedicated to sustained innovation success.

Dr. Vinny Caraballo is an established expert in developing organizational programs that lead to sustained innovation success. Through his research and understanding of culture and how it impacts innovation, he has been able to successfully design methods such as ENOVALE that align people with processes that lead to predictable innovation outcomes. He is particularly focused on applying innovation methods into the services environment.

Dr. Caraballo is the CEO of Global Targeting, a management advisory firm focused on innovation and business transformation. He developed his expertise and honed his skills through senior management positions at several global technology and consulting firms and involvement in entrepreneurial ventures. Consequently, he has advised clients and led teams in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. Prior to entering the private sector, he served as a U.S. Army aviation officer.

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  CRC’s mission is to serve the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals from across the world to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources.  To see their project management titles, go to http://www.crcpress.com/browse/?category=BUS14A

ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success; by Greg McLaughlin and Vinny Caraballo; published by Auerbach Publications, © October 2013, 203 pages, soft cover, ISBN 9781466592087; List price = $69.95; For more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466592087

Source: CRC Press

Road Infrastructure Improvement Program in Argentina’s Norte Grande Region receives $300 million

PROGRAMME/PROJECT NEWS 

Bank approves financing for enhancement, rehabilitation, and improvement of road corridors, including moves to boost road safety

30 October 2013 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced approval of a $300 million loan to finance a multiple-work road program aimed at improving the conditions of accessibility, efficiency, and safety of priority roads of Argentina’s Norte Grande Region’s provincial road network and at contributing to the area’s sustainable economic development.

131030-pmwj16-argentina-roads-IMAGEThe Norte Grande III Infrastructure Program envisions enhancing, rehabilitating, and improving road corridors connecting production centers with domestic and foreign markets as well as promoting investment sustainability through the incorporation of the financed works to the road-maintenance managing systems.

The first three works to be financed will be executed in the provinces of Formosa, Santiago del Estero, and Tucumán, and will benefit some 325,000 people. The number of beneficiaries will grow with works to be carried out in other provinces, including Misiones, Jujuy, and Catamarca.

Expected results include reducing traveling time and transportation costs, increasing average annual traffic, and improving the percentage of works with implemented safety measures. This program complements the Norte Grande Infrastructure Road Programs I and II approved in 2007 and 2012, respectively. It also seeks to boost the area’s territorial and regional integration.

Its components include rehabilitation, improvement, and enhancement works for the provincial road corridors, among them horizontal and vertical demarcation and upgrading of pedestrian crossings. They also comprise safety moves such as improvements to road corridors geometry as well as training to the Provincial Road Directorates to help them carry out engineering projects’ safety road audits in order to improve their quality.

The $300 million IDB loan is for a 25-year term, with a 5-1/2-year grace period and at a LIBOR-based interest rate. Local counterpart financing will contribute $33.5 million to the program.  For more about this program, go to http://www.iadb.org/en/projects/project-description-title,1303.html?id=AR-L1144

For more about IDB projects in Argentina, visit http://www.iadb.org/en/countries/argentina/argentina-and-the-idb,1011.html.

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a source of multilateral financing for sustainable economic, social and institutional development programs and projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  More information about the IDB is at www.iadb.org.  For more about IDB projects, visit http://www.iadb.org/en/projects/projects,1229.html.

Source: Inter-American Development Bank

Business Driven PMO Success Stories – new book announced by J. Ross Publishing

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

28 October 2013 – Florida, USA – J. Ross Publishing has announced the release of Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World by Mark Price Perry. This book was written by and with over two dozen contributing authors from the worldwide project management and project management office (PMO) community.

131028-pmwj16-perry-IMAGEAccording to the publisher, it offers executives, managers, and all those involved in the projects of the organization, with an understanding of the value a PMO can provide, the knowledge they need to determine the purpose of their PMO, and how to craft a PMO best suited to fulfill that purpose.

Key features include:

  • A roadmap for how to set up an effective PMO aligned to and driven by specific needs of the business
  • New perspectives and views are provided that will challenge PMO managers to reach greater professional heights and give them the means with which to do so
  • Showcases diverse PMO manager success stories, developed by the contributing authors, that offer a breadth of knowledge on how to ensure a successful PMO
  • Downloadable, business driven PMO mandate, strategy, and executive dashboard primers and templates are available from the publishers’ Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

The author, Mark Price Perry is the founder of BOT International, a boutique firm that specializes in PMO setup. Largely as a result of years of experience in PMO setup work spanning six continents and over fifty countries, Mr. Perry is a world-leading subject matter expert and servant-leader in the practical application of project and program management offices. Over the last decade, Mr. Perry has pioneered the concepts and principles of PMO Architecture, PMO Content Assets, and the Business Driven PMO. Mark is host of “The PMO Podcast”, the leading podcast for discussing project and program management offices of all shapes and sizes. He is a sought-after speaker and author of two highly praised books, Business Driven PMO Setup (2009) and Business Driven Project Portfolio Management (2011).

J. Ross Publishing is an innovative and cutting-edge publisher of applied professional, business and technical books, multimedia, and online products for global professional markets.  At J. Ross we collaborate with industry leaders to provide critical and timely information that will keep today’s professionals on top of new and important advances in their fields. Our mission is to publish products that solve real-world challenges and offer insight into new and effective practices. The J. Ross Web Added Value Download Resource Center allows book buyers to access value-added materials that supplement and enhance their learning experience — giving them the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned.  Visit www.jrosspub.com.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World, by Mark Price Perry; Published by J. Ross Publishing, January 2013: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 368 pages; ISBN: 978-1-60427-076-1; List Price $39.95. Information at http://www.jrosspub.com/business-driven-pmo-success-stories.html 

Source: J. Ross Publishing 

Project Management Institute Announces 2013 PMI Awards Winners – Adelaide Desalination Project wins PMI Project of the Year Award

PM PROFESSION NEWS 

27 October 2013 – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced the winners of the 2013 PMI Professional Awards.  The awards were presented to winners at the 2013 PMI Professional Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 26 October 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.  Winners announced are the following:

PMI Project of the Year – Adelaide Desalination Project, SA Water Corporation, Adelaide, Australia; other finalists included Nemours Children’s Hospital Project, Nemours, Orlando, Floriday, USA and Savannah River Site Recovery Act Project, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, South Carolina, USA

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Adelaide Desalination Project Director Milind Kumar and Brett Nilsen accepting Project of the Year Award from PMI Chair Deanna Landers and Vice Chair Ricardo Triana

PMI Professional Awards:

PMI Fellow Award – Debra L. Miersma and Frank Saladis, PMP

PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year Award – IBM for the IBM Global PM Connect Event (Corporate/Government/Association category) and Octigo for PMP Colosseum Training (Individual/Business category)

PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award – PM Alignment, Inc.

PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award – Dr. David Hillson and Peter Simon, for their book Practical Project Risk Management: the ATOM Methodology, 2nd Edition

PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award – Douglas Clark; Michael Clement Collins, PMP; Dhananjay Gokhale, PMI-RMP, PMP; J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP

PMI Distinguished Contribution Award – Randall L. Englund, NPDP, CBM; and Jen L. Skrabak, PMP

PMI Distinguished Project Award – Casa Clementi, Utah County 1-15 Corridor Expansion and NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

PMI Educational Foundation Awards:

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – Lisa Repp, for her paper Factors that Influence Critical Chain Project Management Implementation Success

Donald S. Barrie Award – Mathew Milliken, for his paper Building Information Modeling: Wrinkles in the New Paradigm

The Kerzner Award – Esther Cobos, PMP for Project: Project Management for a Sustainable Model for Education in Congo – The Kubunina Program

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research and publications. For more information, visit  www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute. 

PMI Honors Nuevo Cuyo, Argentina Chapter with 2013 Chapter of the Year Award

PM PROFESSION NEWS

26 October 2013 – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  – The Project Management Institute (PMI®), the world’s largest project management member association, has honored its PMI Nuevo Cuyo, Argentina Chapter with a 2013 Chapter of the Year Award in Chapter Category I (1-300 members). The award was presented during PMI’s annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, 25 October 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

PMI’s Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters that have made a tremendous contribution to the development and implementation of the strategic vision and mission of the Institute through exemplary programs, products and services.

Moreover, Andrés Sananes, VP Mendoza Branch, received the “Volunteer of the year award” for his outstanding work during 2012.

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Photo: Mark Langley (PMI President and CEO); Pablo Lledó (PMINC Past President); Andrés Sananes (VP Mendoza Branch PMINC); Deanna Landers (Chair PMI Board of Directors).

Pablo Lledó, Past President for PMI Nuevo Cuyo, said during the award ceremony: “It is very exciting to receive such a wonderful award in name of our Chapter for the outstanding work that our volunteers made during 2012. I am so happy and so lucky to be present in this special ceremony in New Orleans. Thanks to PMI for the great organization and recognition; and specially thank you to the team of volunteers, leading by its President Jorge Moreno and Mrs Victoria Ferro, who invest their precious time to complete the documentation to apply for this award. To be the best Chapter in the World in our category for the second consecutive year it is really amazing!”

About the Chapter

Accomplishments of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo, Argentina Chapter have included the following: supported the expansion of PMI in four different provinces throughout Argentina, including Mendoza, San Juan, San Luis, and La Rioja; coordinated the PMI Tour Cono Sur Mendoza Congress with 350 attendees; electronic communications (newsletters, webinars, e-mails) were extensively used to communicate to the members; chapter leadership received support from many other Chapters to enhance value to members; supported educational outreach to many Universities; developed many press releases on PMI activities; and participated in many appearances on local media – radio, TV and local online and published newspapers.  More information about the chapter can be found at http://www.pminuevocuyo.org/.

More about PMI can be found at www.pmi.org.

Source: PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter

Project to benefit farmers in Cameroon receives US$25 million

PROJECT NEWS 

26 October 2013 – Tunis, Tunisia – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the approval of a loan and grant amounting to US$25.70 million (UA 16,800 million) to help finance the Grassfield Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project, Phase II.  Farmers in the North-Western region of Cameroon will benefit.

131026-pmwj16-northwest-IMAGEThe Project aims to improve agricultural production and incomes of beneficiary communities by creating rural infrastructure and building capacity. It will help to reduce poverty in the rural communities in the area covered by the project. The project will be implemented in Cameroon’s North-West region, which has a population of 1,850,000 and a poverty rate of 51%, and is home to 13% of the total number of the rural poor.

As a continuation of the first phase of the project from 2005-2011, the operation will be implemented in basins with strong production potential, namely Widikum, Santah/Tubah, Gayama and Mbaw/Mbonso covering 8 of the region’s 36 council areas, with a concentration on the first two to maximize impact. It will help to improve agricultural production and the incomes of the beneficiary communities by creating rural infrastructure and building the capacity of the actors. The estimated outputs are: (a) irrigation development on 610 ha; (b) rehabilitation of 278 km of rural roads; and (c) establishment of socio-economic support facilities and capacity building for the different partners.

At least 250,000 people (producer organizations, processors, traders, councils, etc.), half of whom are women grouped in 50,000 households will benefit from the project. It is expected to raise agricultural production by about 37,000 tonnes as well as an annual increase in income per producer from CFAF 250,000 in 2013 to CFAF 357,910 in 2018, and CFAF 477,210 in 2024.

The project has the potential for a high degree of complementarity with the Bamenda–Enugu Corridor Project financed by AfDB, which will help to increase trade with Nigeria, Cameroon’s neighbour to the west. The project will also scale up actions carried out under the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD’s) basic seed production operation financed by a Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF) grant.

Through the establishment of a market information system that will be a major decision-making tool, the project will help to generate knowledge. It also envisages the adoption of an innovative approach involving the implementation of a pilot activity to establish an information system platform on agricultural markets called ‘AgriTechnology Cameroon (ATC)’. It will be based on the use of mobile telephony services (SMS) and other media for real time dissemination of information and appropriate services.

In the longer term, the project will result in the revitalization of agricultural production development and an approximately 25% reduction in poverty in the country’s North-West Region.

The project will be implemented in five years from April 2014, and will have over 250,000 direct beneficiaries half of whom are women in 50,000 households plus transporters and traders. In addition, it will help to build the capacity of cooperatives, agricultural professional associations and regional and local technical administrations. At full development, the project will increase agricultural production by about 37,000 tonnes in the intervention area. The beneficiaries will participate through the planning, implementation and management of the different activities.

The project’s total cost is estimated at UA 25.600 million. It will be jointly financed with resources from the ADF loan and grant amounting to 16.800 million (CFAF 12,563 million) representing 66% of the project’s total cost.  The Government of Cameroon will provide the remaining UA 8.80 million.

For more about AfDB projects in Cameroon, go to http://www.afdb.org/en/countries/central-africa/cameroon/

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

Projects and Programmes to improve food security across Africa

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM 

25 October 2013 – Under its Strategy for 2013-2022, “At the Center of Africa’s Transformation”, and its Agriculture Sector Strategy 2010-2014, the African Development Bank has designed a new set of innovative projects aimed at improving food security in Africa.

Nigeria: Agriculture Transformation Agenda (ATA)

131025-pmwj16-food-projects-IMAGEIn a major departure from past approaches, agriculture is now being treated as a business, not a development program in Nigeria. The transformation agenda is focused on major policy reforms to:

  • improve rural infrastructure;
  • improve farmers access to financial services and markets;
  • eliminate corruption in the seed and fertilizer sectors;
  • improve the functioning of market institutions;
  • establish staple crop processing zones to attract private sector;
  • reduce post-harvest losses and increase value-addition.

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase II will enhance value chains through the development of 50,000 ha of land for sorghum, maize, and cassava, including the farm-level supply chains and establishment of staple crop processing zones. It will also:

  • reduce of post-harvest losses;
  • improve linkages with industry with respect to backward integration as well as access to financial services and market; and
  • improve rural institutions and infrastructure through the rehabilitation of 550 kms of agricultural access roads.

Côte d’Ivoire: Support to Agro-Industrial Development Centers

The Support to agro-industrial development centers in the regions of Lakes and Poro Project, which is under preparation will enhance large-scale production, processing and marketing of coffee/cocoa (15,000 ha) and rice (13,000 ha) in agro-industrial clusters. It will establish processing units, including cogeneration of electricity, develop agricultural infrastructure and marketing facilities. The anticipated annual production of 100,000 tons of rice and 15,000 tons of coffee/cocoa certified products will supply local, regional and international markets. The project will create approximately 7,000 direct and indirect jobs and will benefit about 500,000 people.

Horn of Africa and Sahel Drought Resilience Programmes

These programmes are expected to improve, on a sustainable basis, the livelihood of the populations in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, which are frequently affected by droughts, through multi-phased, multinational and multi-sector interventions including:

  • capacity building for advocacy, formulation and implementation of adequate policies;
  • development of agricultural production, irrigation and water management, processing and marketing infrastructure; and
  • agricultural commodity value chains development with special focus on natural resources (soil, water, plant) management.

The Phase-I of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods programme in the Horn of Africa was approved by the Bank in December 2012, for a total amount of USD 125 million. It includes Loans to the Governments of Ethiopia and Kenya; and Grants to the Government of Djibouti and the IGAD Secretariat. The second phase is under preparation.

The Sahel program to Strengthen Resilience to recurrent Food and Nutrition Insecurity is currently under preparation.

For more information, go to http://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/agriculture-agro-industries/.

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

UK to Support Project to Renovate Rangoon General Hospital in Burma

PROJECT/PROGRAMME NEWS

24 October 2013 – London – The UK’s Department for International Development has announced that the UK government will support Aung San Suu Kyi’s plans for the renovation of Rangoon General Hospital in Burma.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening walks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the way to 10 Downing Street earlier today.  The UK government has pledged to support Aung San Suu Kyi?s plans for the renovation of the Rangoon General Hospital in Burma, the Prime Minister announced today. Prime Minister David Cameron and International Development Secretary Justine Greening met with Aung San Suu Kyi today, on her second visit to the UK since her release from house arrest. They discussed the UK?s support, which will fund a team to assess plans for the renovation of the 1500-bed hospital, one of the oldest in Rangoon. International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:  ?Rangoon General Hospital has offered life-saving healthcare to the Burmese people for generations and it is right that we help Aung San Suu Kyi in her work to restore this crucial institution. ?Her project shows that Burma is getting back to business and I am pleased to support this and the country?s wider agenda of healthcare reform.? "We also talked about violence against women, responsible business development in Burma and DFID?s work to help companies improve standards." The Department for International Development is undertaking this work alongside the Yangon General Hospital International Reinvigoration Committee Picture: FCOPrime Minister David Cameron and International Development Secretary Justine Greening met with Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, 23 October, on her second visit to the UK since her release from house arrest. They discussed the UK’s support, which will fund a team to assess plans for the renovation of the 1500-bed hospital, one of the oldest in Rangoon.

Photo: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi walks with UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening on the way to 10 Downing Street. Picture: FCO/Patrick Tsui

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said, “Rangoon General Hospital has offered life-saving healthcare to the Burmese people for generations and it is right that we help Aung San Suu Kyi in her work to restore this crucial institution.”

“Her project shows that Burma is getting back to business and I am pleased to support this and the country’s wider agenda of healthcare reform,” she added.

The Department for International Development is undertaking this work alongside the Yangon General Hospital International Reinvigoration Committee.  For more about UK support of development projects in Burma, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/priority/supporting-development-in-burma.

Created in 1997, the Department for International Development (DFID) is a department of the British government, led by a cabinet minister.  DFID promotes global development as a national priority in the UK and overseas. Two acts of parliament have helped to put development higher on Britain’s national agenda.  The International Development Act 2002 clarified the purpose of aid spending as poverty reduction; while International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006 defined DFID’s annual reporting to Parliament.  More at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/

Source: Department for International Development, UK

Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management

PM PUBLISHING NEWS 

New book by Ralph L. Kliem identifies challenges to creativity in a project and how to overcome them 

24 October 2013 – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management, by Ralph L. Kliem. This new book, supplies an in-depth discussion of creativity and its relationship to project management. Specifically, it explains how the tools and techniques of creativity can be used to enhance the five processes executed during a project: defining, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

131024-pmwj16-creative-IMAGE According to the CRC release: This book establishes the groundwork for encouraging and sustaining creativity in your projects, the book details the benefits of integrating creativity in projects. It discusses common, and not so common, tools and techniques for developing project management deliverables and identifies the challenges that can arise when using creativity in a project. It also details ten little-known facts that can help you overcome the obstacles that often prevent organizations from tapping into the power of creativity in their projects.

Each chapter includes a checklist and a case study on the application of the concepts presented. The book also indicates, where applicable, how the topics of discussion relate to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Creativity resides in everyone, but for the most part remains untapped. In this book, you will find thoughts, tools, and techniques that will enable you to tap into your team’s creative energy and direct it towards achieving your project goals and objectives.

Ralph L. Kliem, PMP, has more than twenty-five years of experience with Fortune 500 firms in the financial and aerospace industries. His vast and varied experience in project and program management includes managing compliance, business continuity, and information technology projects and programs.

Mr. Kliem is an adjunct faculty member of City University in Seattle and a former member of the Seattle Pacific University faculty, an instructor with Bellevue College and Cascadia Community College, and a frequent presenter to the Puget Sound chapter of the Project Management Institute and other professional organizations. He also teaches Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification and other project management seminars and workshops in the United States and abroad. 

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  CRC’s mission is to serve the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals from across the world to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources.  To see their project management titles, go to http://www.crcpress.com/browse/?category=BUS14A

Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management; by Ralph L. Kliem; published by Auerbach Publications, © October 2013, 320 pages, hard cover, ISBN 9781466576926; List price = $69.95; For more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466576926

Source: CRC Press

UNOPS gets four top project management certifications

PM INDUSTRY NEWS 

Reported by Sailesh Nepal in Haiti

UNOPS awarded four of most prestigious project management certifications available

22 October 2013 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti – UNOPS is a central resource for the UN system, providing project management, infrastructure and procurement services. These range from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan to building shelters in Haiti or procuring educational computers in Argentina.

Following a rigorous audit of its Sustainable Project Management Practice Group, UNOPS has now been certified by APMG, the group behind the PRINCE2 methodology, as an Accredited Consulting Organization and Accredited Training Organization and by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider and Registered Consultant.  The four accreditations mean that the UN organization’s project management approach is now formally recognized by the leaders in the field, for excellence in both consultancy and training services.

131022-pmwj16-unops-IMAGEThe certifications are a strong endorsement of UNOPS ability to provide excellent project management services and ultimately to support the development of national capacity worldwide.

Photo: Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Nicaragua

“These accreditations demonstrate that UNOPS works at the same high standards as other leading organizations worldwide,” said Ricardo Vargas, director of the Sustainable Project Management Practice Group.

“We combine this efficient approach with a focus on creating sustainable results for the beneficiaries of all the projects we support, so that we can offer real value to our partners. I think this combination is what the development sector is seeking,” he added.

A focus on high-quality results is built into the culture of UNOPS, with the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability core to its work. The organization has a strong belief in national ownership and works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased sustainability for the projects it supports.

For this reason UNOPS measures project success beyond time, cost and quality. The organization focuses on incorporating lessons learned from tens of thousands of past projects to find the best way to contribute to the development goals of its partners. During the implementation of development projects UNOPS ensures local authorities and communities are engaged and all potential outcomes and impacts are considered, to make a real, sustainable and positive difference.

For more information about UNOPS, visit http://www.unops.org/english/Pages/default.aspx

ProjectThink: Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices – New Book by Lev Virine and Michael Trumper

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

22 October 2013 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of a new book for project managers by Lev Virine and Michael Trumper, ProjectThink, Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices.  Projects are constantly beset by problems, often caused by seemingly small mistakes which collectively lead to larger issues. Why do project managers and teams appear to repeat the same mistakes? Can they make better choices without introducing complex decision analysis processes? How can they make better estimates?

131022-pmwj16-virine-trumper-IMAGEProject management is the art and science of human interactions. ProjectThink identifies and explains the paths of those intentional and unintentional actions that lead to trouble. It provides advice and guidance in analysing information and risk and explains how ‘choice-engineering’ can facilitate decision-making and encourage everyone involved in a project to follow the right procedures and work collaboratively.

Lev Virine, P.Eng. has many years of experience as a structural engineer, software developer, and project manager. He has been involved in major projects performed by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to establish effective decision analysis and risk management for complex projects. He writes and speaks around the world on the decision analysis process, the psychology of judgment and decision-making, and risk management.

Michael Trumper is experienced in communications, software design, and project risk analysis and management. Michael is a partner at Intaver Institute Inc., a vendor of project risk management and analysis software. Michael has authored papers on quantitative methods in project risk analysis and management. Michael has developed and delivered project risk analysis and management solutions to clients that include NASA, DOE, Lockheed Martin, and others.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement 

More information & free chapters on the ProjectThink at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409454984 

ePUB and ePDF version information available at the above links. 

Editor’s note: Readers of the PM World Journal receive discounted pricing from Gower.  For more, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=2212 or contact [email protected].

Source: Gower Publishing

PMP Certification for Dummies now available from Wiley in the US

PM PUBLISHING NEWS 

20 October 2013 – New York, NY, USA – Wiley publishers in the United States has announced the publication of PMP Certification All-in-One for Dummies, by Cynthia Snyder.  According to the Wiley description, this completely updated guide prepares you for taking the PMP certification exam.

131029-pmwj29-snyder-pmp-IMAGEAs the most popular project management certification available, the PMP certification is very difficult to obtain and demands stringent requirements. This All-in-One guide is packed with valuable information that has been completely updated to offer you the most accurate and helpful information for taking the exam.

The book features up-to-date content that reflects the changes in the Fifth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and helps navigate the various requirements to become PMP certified. Plus, new review questions written by the author serve to enhance your learning process.

  • Contains all things related to becoming PMP certified, from signing up to take the exam to becoming savvy with the essential areas of PMBOK
  • Helps you make sense of each domain of the PMBOK: communications management, cost management, human resources management, integration management, procurement management, quality management, risk management, scope management, and time management
  • Offers complete coverage of the challenging PMP certification requirements as well as a large selection of practice questions
  • Features an accompanying website that contains the Dummies Test Engine that boasts hundreds of sample questions

Cynthia Snyder is a professional project management instructor and consultant. She was project manager for PMBOK Guide, 4th Edition, and serves on the PMI Standards Member Advisory Group. She received the Distinguished Contribution Award from PMI in 2009. She is the author of Wiley’s A User’s Manual to the PMBOK Guide, 2nd Ed (2013) and A Project Manager’s Book of Forms: A Companion to the PMBOK Guide, 2nd Ed (2013).

PMP Certification All-in-One for Dummies, 2nd Edition, by Cynthia Stackpole Snyder; published by Wiley, September 2013, soft cover 912 pages; ISBN: 978-1-118-54012-1; list price = 444.99; more at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118540123.html.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., based in New York, is one of the world’s largest publishers in the business, scientific, technical and professional fields. Wiley’s Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) business, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, serves the world’s research and scholarly communities.   Wiley’s Professional/Trade (P/T) business serves professionals and consumers with books, subscription content, and information services. To see their project management titles, visit http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-350171.html.

Source: J. Wiley and Sons