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Wrike Releases 2015 Work Management Survey

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

Survey of over 1,400 knowledge workers in the U.S. and Canada reveals new findings on productivity, roadblocks in the workplace, and the future of virtual work

7 October 2015 – Mountain View, California, USA – Wrike, the work management platform for high-performance teams, today released the results of its 2015 Work Management Survey.

151007-pmwj40-wrike-LOGOThe survey, issued on June 22-July 21, 2015 to 1,464 office workers in the U.S. and Canada, includes viewpoints from people in a variety of jobs including marketing, IT, accounting, HR, sales, and manufacturing. The report covers topics on what stresses workers out, productivity and the biggest roadblocks people face when trying to get their work done.

Key themes and findings:

  • Biggest Stressors in the Workplace – Missing the information needed to complete projects and prioritizing what to do next are the two biggest stressors for workers. Unrealistic goals, deadlines moving around and unclear leadership rounded out the top five.

  • Biggest Roadblocks to Productivity – Participants say the top three roadblocks to productivity are working on too many things at once (60%), waiting for other people to act (49%), and responding to emails (40%). Other roadblocks include procrastinating (30%), not having enough time to finish work (30%), and too many requests (28%).

  • Clarity on Priorities – About 70% of workers say they “often” or “always” know what to work on first when they come into the office.

  • Meetings in the Workplace – Fifty percent of respondents attend 2-5 meetings per week, while over 34% attend six or more. For those who are unhappy with their company’s management process, the number of people who attend at least six meetings a week jumps to 40% (from 34%). Only about half of the meetings workers spend their time in are considered productive. When asked if they leave a meeting with a clear understanding of the next action item, 46% of participants answered with “some of the time,” “rarely,” or “never.”

  • Shifting Deadlines – When asked how often deadlines shift due to unexpected changes, 41% of participants admit to deadlines moving around “most” or “all” of the time, and 47% said some of the time. Only 11% said rarely or never.

  • Future of Virtual Work – Workers believe that by 2020, virtual work will increase (83%), the speed of work will increase (82%), and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) will be a more common request to employees (81%). Most workers also agreed that there would be a bigger shift to mobile technology. Respondents were least likely to agree that they would work more hours in the future. Seventeen percent disagreed with this statement – the highest level of disagreement.

Download the full report to learn more.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA, Wrike is a SaaS based work platform with over 9,000 organizations using its paid product. It has raised a total of $26 million from Bain Capital Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, DCM Ventures and TMT. Wrike has been translated into ten languages and is sold in 120 countries. Awarded Cool Vendor status by Gartner in 2014, Wrike was named as one of the Best Places to Work by San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal and one of the Top 100 Workplaces by the Bay Area News Group in 2015. Visit https://www.wrike.com/.

Source: Wrike

 

Hill International Team Awarded $60 Million ID/IQ Contract by SANDAG in USA

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

4 November 2015 – Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA, USA – Hill International has announced today that CH2M in association with Hill has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The five-year contract has an estimated potential value to the CH2M/Hill team of approximately $60.0 million. Hill is expected to perform approximately 35% of the services to be provided under the contract.

151104-pmwj40-sandag-LOGOSANDAG plans to develop and construct public transportation improvements, with a focus on roads and highways.  The CH2M/Hill team will provide professional and technical construction management and engineering services in connection with various proposed capital improvement and maintenance projects.

“These improvement projects will have a significant, positive impact on San Diego infrastructure and mobility,” said Michael Tahan, Senior Vice President in charge of Hill’s highway and bridge practice in California.  “We are proud to be part of this important initiative,” added Tahan.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 4,900 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other construction project services.  For more information, visit http://www.hillintl.com/.

Source: Hill International

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for November 2015

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 November 2015 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and very educational project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

141231-pmwj30-wideman-PHOTOThis month in Papers we review Going Beyond the Waterfall in which authors Barbara Davis and Darren Radford discuss Managing Scope Effectively Across the Project Life Cycle. In their view, “scope” should be seen as flexible and not rigid.

In Musings, we revisit the idea of Word Hierarchies, especially in the domain of Project Management – from a Task up to the Portfolio level.

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.

Winners of October Drawing for Free Project Management Books Announced

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Winners in seven countries to receive free books by registering at www.pmworldlibrary.net 

30 October 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA – The winners of the October drawing for free project management books among members of the PM World Library have been identified. Eight people in seven different countries were winners of the random number drawing held for the 1962 registered PMWL members on 29 October 2015. Information about the free book drawings can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/monthly-drawing-for-free-books/.

October winners of a free project management book are the following:

  • Ashis Nayak – USA151030-pmwj40-winners- BOOK STACK
  • Bisli Lekiqi – Afghanistan
  • Tamara Reznikowa – Ukraine
  • Chris Bornman – South Africa
  • Thomas Walenta – Germany
  • Nancy Stockton – USA
  • Hanne Bech Kennedy – Australia
  • Mduduzi Knomazana – Botswana

Winners get to choose one of the following free books, on a first-come first-served basis:

Agile Readiness: Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation (eBook); Author: Thomas Wise and Ruben Daniel; Publisher: Gower (2015); For more about the book, click here.

Exercising Agency: Decision Making and Project Initiation (eBook); Author: Mark Mullaly; Publisher: Gower (2015); For more about the book, click here.

The Power of Enterprise PMOs and Enterprise-Wide Project Management; Authors: Dennis Bolles, Darrel G. Hubbard; Publisher: PBMconcepts (2014); For more about the book, click here

Proactive Project Management: How to make common sense common practice; Author: Morten Fangel; Publisher: Fangel Consulting (2013); For more about the book, click here

PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 7th Edition; Author: Kim Heldman; Publisher: Wiley (2013); For more about the book, click here.

Leading & Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management (eBook); Authors: Russell Archibald, Shane Archibald; Publisher: Infinity Publishing (2012); For more about the book, click here

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management: Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success; Author: Mark Price Perry; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2011); For more about the book, click here.

The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook: Strategic and Tactical Insights for Improving Results; Authors: Craig Letavec and Dennis Bolles, Editors; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2010); For more about the book, click here.

According to David Pells, Managing Director of the PM World Library, “Once again the winners in the book drawing are located in many different countries. It can be a challenge getting the books to some people, which is why we are including more eBooks now. In any case, it’s great to see winners in Afghanistan, Botswana and Ukraine where more project management knowledge might be very useful.”

To win, one must be a registered member of the PMWL. To see FREE BOOKS offered for upcoming drawings, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the PMWL, go to http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. The Free books are provided by authors and publishers; if you are an author or publisher of a project or program management books and would like to offer a free copy of your book through this contest in exchange for significant publicity, contact [email protected].

“As always, we want to thank the publishers and authors who contribute the free books,” Pells adds. “Their willingness to ship books around the world to winners is a testament to their commitment to supporting the project management profession everywhere. All of the books this month are worth reading, so even if you did not win one, please go to their web pages and check out these resources.”

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 which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

CPM Announces 2015 Board Election Results


P/PM PROFESSION & PEOPLE NEWS


Wayne Abba to assume three year CPM presidency on 1 January


29 October 2015 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the results of its 2015 election of Officers and Directors

151029-pmwj40-CPM LOGOThe newly elected members of the CPM Governing Board effective January 1, 2016 for a period of three years are:

President: Wayne Abba

Vice-President Administration: Lauren Bone

Vice-President Communications: Lisa Wolf

The CPM Board thanks all of the candidates who made the time and commitment to nominate in the 2015 CPM Board Election, and congratulates the successful candidates and looks forward to working with them.

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance management and project management. Headquartered in Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. For decades, the CPM Community has been responsible for leading, developing, promulgating and training people on the program management techniques used by the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government and around the world for successful program performance management. For more information, visit http://www.mycpm.org/.

Source: College of Performance Management

 

PMI Global Survey Reveals PMP® Certified Project Managers Earn 20 Percent More In Average Salary than Uncertified Practitioners

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Project Management Institute’s Earning Power Report Reveals Salary Increases across the Profession

28 October 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Project managers who earn the PMP® certification enjoy a significant advantage in terms of salary and earning potential over counterparts who don’t hold such certifications, according to the recently released ninth edition of PMI’s Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey.

151028-pmwj40-pmi-LOGOThe survey—which collected self-reported salary information from more than 26,000 project management professionals in 34 countries—reveals that respondents with PMI’s globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, garner a salary that is 20 percent higher on average than those without a PMP certification. The report provides salary information across 15 demographic variables, including position description, years of work experience, industry and type of project.

“This information is a must-have for project management employees and employers alike—not to mention compensation committees, human resources departments and executive recruiters interested in the project management profession,” said PMI President and Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Langley. “The report includes eight major position descriptions and levels in its data, lending critical insight on roles ranging from entry-level project managers to senior executives.”

In the United States, project managers in the pharmaceuticals industry reported the highest median salary ($125,500), followed by those working in agriculture, mining and natural resources ($120,640) and consulting ($120,000). Other industries posting high median U.S. salaries include aerospace ($115,000), engineering ($112,000), utility ($110,425), government ($110,000) and information technology ($110,000).

The median salary of U.S.-based respondents holding a PMP certification was $111,000 versus a median salary of $91,000 for participants without PMP certification. Overall, the median U.S. salary was $108,200, with a median total compensation of $116,000.

Earning Power reports salary increases over the past 12 months and lists expected salary increases over the next 12 months. Among its key findings:

  • 72 percent of participants reported their total compensation (salary, bonus and other forms of compensation) increased during the 12 months prior to completing the survey, with 27 percent of respondents reporting increases of at least 5 percent during that same time period.
  • The median annual salary, across all countries, roles and experience levels is $81,000 (USD). The median salary varies widely from country to country, with the highest in Switzerland: $130,000 (USD).
  • The size of projects managed and their budgets often make a difference when evaluating salaries. In South Africa, for example, those managing projects teams of 20 or more people have a median salary that is 72 percent higher than those managing teams of one to four people.

The complete report is available at www.pmi.org/pmsalarysurvey.

The Project Management Institute is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.  Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit us at http://www.pmi.org/www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

PMI media contacts: Megan Maguire Kelly at [email protected] or Karen Flanagan at [email protected]

Source: Project Management Institute

 

Research Internships for Students of Project Management announced

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

Virtual internships offered for project management-related research in support of PM World Library

22 October 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World is offering several unpaid research internships for students of project management to conduct research and assist with populating the PM World Library (PMWL). In order to qualify, students should be studying project management at an accredited university, which can be located anywhere in the world. The virtual internship is thought to be the first of its kind in the project management field.

151021-pmwj40-research-IMAGECommunications and work will be performed virtually. Approximately 4-8 hours per week of work is anticipated (based on student’s schedule). Three references are required (including one professor). Interested students should contact [email protected].

Benefits to student interns will include:

  • Opportunity to learn more about program/project management (P/PM) and P/PM resources available worldwide;
  • Opportunity to deep dive into a specific P/PM topic, developing expert knowledge;
  • Opportunities to interact with expert P/PM practitioners and world class academics;
  • Opportunity to impact the mission, activities and resources associated with the PMWL;
  • 5 years of free scholar-level access to all contents in the library;
  • Recognition on team pages on the journal and library websites, and with each contribution;
  • Virtual introduction to other interns around the world;
  • Certificate of Completion; and
  • Letter of Recommendation for future employers on successful completion.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We have contacted a number of professors this month with our offer for students, with very positive reactions. A first intern, Alexander Ehms, a graduate student at State University of New York at Buffalo, has already signed on and made a first contribution. Two inquiries are pending from Italy. We see this as win-win collaboration with universities and students where everyone can benefit.”

This internship position may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). Internships will be semester-based (or 4 continuous months if starting mid-semester) after which students can add the experience to her or his résumé for career purposes.

A University Interns page has been created in the TEAM section of the pmworldjournal.net website at https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/ where profiles of participating interns will be visible. Interested students should contact [email protected] for more information, including process overview and list of potential research topics.

“Some may question the unpaid aspect of the internship,” Pells continues, “but this is the norm in the United States. What is different is the virtual aspect. Many schools still require a physical office for internships in order to approve university credit for the work. But virtual work is becoming more common worldwide, due to more telecommuting and virtual teams, so our internship is consistent with global trends in the workplace and in many industries. Following a completed internship, we can provide confirmation of the work performed to any intern, professor or school.”

PM World will also be offering internships for students majoring in library science, journalism and information technology management. For more information, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/.


PM World is a digital publishing and information services company based in Addison, Texas, but owned and managed by P/PM experts in Australia, UK and USA.  The company publishes the monthly online PM World Journal (PMWJ) at https://www.pmworldjournal.net/, registered with the US Library of Congress as digital publication ISSN: 2330-4480.  The PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management each month and is intended to serve as a global resource for sharing knowledge. It has been published monthly since August 2012, is indexed by EBSCO and is now recognized as a leading online publication serving the global project management community.

Launched in February 2014, the PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management. Both the journal and library are focused on the global project management field, which is rapidly growing in government, industrial and non-profit organizations worldwide.  Originally established as an archive for all works published in the PMWJ, the PMWL is now organized to resemble a digital version of a more traditional library and is being expanded to become a robust specialist library for those involved with projects of all kinds.  In June 2015, access to EBSCO’s Business Source Corporate Plus database was added, along with access to EBSCO Business Book Summaries database; access to other resources is being added on a regular basis.  To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Professor Ralf Müller named International Academic Advisor for PM World

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Well known researcher and professor at BI Norwegian Business School joins academic advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

21 October 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA and Oslo, Norway – PM World has announced that Prof Ralf Müller has joined the organization’s academic advisory board for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Dr Muller is professor of project management at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. He joins an international team of academic leaders who provide advice and feedback to the PM World editorial team.

151020 - MullerDr Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management and former Associate Dean at BI Norwegian Business School, as well as adjunct and visiting professor at many institutions worldwide. He lectures and researches in leadership, governance of projects, organizational project management, and research methods. He is author or co-author of more than 160 academic publications.

Among the many awards he has received is the 2015 PMI Research Achievement Award (a life-time achievement award) and the 2012 IPMA Research Award, which he received together with Dr Monique Aubry and Dr Brian Hobbs.

Before joining academia, Dr Müller spent 30 years in industry consulting with large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries for their project management and governance. He also held related line management positions, such as Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.

BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized not-for-profit private institution, located in Norway. Established in 1943, BI has one of Europe’s largest and most productive academic environments. Today, BI finds itself among the very few international business schools with triple crown accreditation. In 1985, BI established a network of national schools, and from the end of the 1980s, the three-year Bachelor of Management programme was available at ten BI schools. In the 1990s, BI’s relevance to business and industry was strengthened by partnerships with several large Norwegian companies as well as establishing the Master of Management for continuing education.

BI merged with a number of schools and adopted new subject fields in this way. The Norwegian School of Management – School of Marketing, Oslo Business School and Norges Varehandelshøyskole (Distributive Trades College) (2000) are some of the schools BI merged with. BI’s vision is to build the knowledge economy by empowering people and improving business. BI’s project management courses play an important role in achieving that vision. For more information, go to http://www.bi.edu/

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Ralf Müller join our academic advisory team. Ralf has been very active in the project management field for many years and is a well respected researcher, author and teacher. He has solid industry experience and teaches project management at the highy respected BI Norwegian Business School. He will certainly bring more credibility to our journal and library.“

According to Professor Müller, “I am happy to serve as an academic advisor for PM World. The journal was helpful when I did my first global online survey some years ago; I would like to return the favor. Maybe we can help the journal and library become more useful to project management students and researchers.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWJ is a monthly online publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced and maintained by PM World which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

New Book: Delivering Successful PMOs from Gower

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Peter Taylor & Ray Mead describe how to design and deliver the best project management office for your business

7 October 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has published a new book by Peter Taylor & Ray Mead titled Delivering Successful PMOs: How to Design and Deliver the Best Project Management Office for your Business. Delivering Successful PMOs is intended to be the companion book to Leading Successful PMOs (Peter Taylor) which was a guide to all project based organisations providing a common language to describe the variety of possible PMOs, explaining how to do the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team, and identifying what made a good PMO leader.

151007-pmwj40-delivering-BOOKDelivering Successful PMOs takes this to the next level and provides a clear framework to conceive, design, build, prove and embody an enterprise PMO inside an organisation, dealing with the strategic intentions, the politics, the people and the projects.

The book draws on the rare experience that Ray Mead, through his organisation p3m global (http://www.p3m.global/) had in building an enterprise PMO for a major organisation (based in the Middle East) from the ground up – a ‘greenfield’ enterprise PMO. Through this process he and his team have developed an invaluable methodology that is shared through this book alongside a real case study – this is not theory, this is not ‘perfect’ world modelling, this is proven through practice and live application.

Peter and Ray extend the guidelines from the first book and weave them in to the process of delivering a PMO that works for an organisation and delivers success – measured by improved project health, greater returns on investment, a better project management community, closer connection to business strategy and a more mature project organization.

Ray Mead is owner and director of p3m global, a specialist portfolio, programme and project management consultancy. As a senior, accomplished P3M consultant he and his team work globally to develop their clients’ project management capability through a mixture of training, consultancy and delivery solutions. In previous roles he has worked in Project Management, Strategic Channel Management and Training and Consultancy within the IT and Telecoms markets in the UK, Europe, China and Australia.

Peter Taylor is a dynamic professional who has achieved notable success in Project Management. His background is in both project management and marketing across three major business areas, with the last eight years leading three PMOs. He is also an accomplished communicator and is also a professional speaker, workshop trainer and consultant.Peter is the author of many books, including The Lazy Project Manager, The Lazy Winner, The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell, Leading Successful PMOs, Project Branding and Strategies for Sponsorship.

More information & free chapters on Delivering Successful PMOs: How to Design and Deliver the Best Project Management Office for your Business at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472413796

ePUB and ePDF version information available at the above links.

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

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

 

Project Resilience: The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

New book by Elmar Kutsch (Cranfield University), Mark Hall (Birmingham Business School) and Neil Turner (Cranfield University) published by Gower in UK

19 October 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has published a new book by Elmar Kutsch, Mark Hall and Neil Turner entitled Project Resilience: The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering. As the title suggests, Project Resilience is about making projects and project managers more resilient.

151019-pmwj40-project-resilience-BOOKThe authors look at projects not simply from a ‘mechanistic’ approach in which work can be broken down, executed and controlled as a series of interlocking parts but rather as ‘organic’ constructs, living entities existing for a finite period of time, consisting of people, structures and processes. These entities are constantly challenged by environmental adversity – risk, uncertainty and complexity. Resilience involves finding ways to help project managers notice more, interpret adversity more realistically, prepare themselves better for it, contain and recover from it quicker and more appropriately.

The book has two purposes: it offers a glimpse into our tendencies to be irrational in the face of adversity: risk, uncertainty and complexity. The second purpose is to offer a new perspective to aid in managing risky, and in particular uncertain and complex projects. The authors go beyond commonly-accepted standards in project management with the aim of providing an understanding of how to implement project-wide resilience. The purpose is to guide, not to prescribe. It is best used as a trigger for a thinking process to define your own unique approach to managing uncertainty, not to replace your experience and judgement. Ultimately, it has been written to challenge traditional wisdom in project management, and to address the rationale for creative best practices.

Elmar Kutsch is a Senior Lecturer in Risk Management, Cranfield School of Management. As a passionate skydiver and former project manager, Elmar’s interests, both privately and professionally, revolve around the management of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity; the unexpected.

Mark Hall is a Senior Lecturer in Project and Operations Management at Birmingham University, previously he worked at the University of Bristol and University of Bath. Mark worked in the UK construction industry for several years as both a surveyor and a project manager.

Neil Turner is the Course Director of the MSc in Programme and Project Management at Cranfield University. His current research interests are around organisational learning in the context of complex projects and programmes, with a focus on how organisations (don’t) learn to improve their project performance. He was previously an Engineering Manager in a large multinational telecommunications firm, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

More information & free chapters on Project Resilience: The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472423634

ePUB and ePDF version information available at the above links.

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

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].

Bosah Ugolo appointed International Correspondent for PM World in Nigeria

 

PM PEOPLE NEWS

Co-founder of Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria to report project management news and developments from Lagos

19 October 2015 – Dallas, USA and Lagos, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr. Bosah Ugolo has been appointed an international correspondent for the PM World in Nigeria. Bosah, who lives in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, is a co-founder of the Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN) and currently director of communications for PMDAN. He will join a global network of correspondents to report on project management activities and developments around the world for the PM World Journal and PM World Library.

151019-pmwj40-Ugolo-PHOTOBosah Ugolo is an experienced project management professional involved in several corporate organizations in Nigeria and west and central Africa. He serves as senior management executive and special adviser on projects, operations, systems and strategy. As project director, Bosah has worked on projects cutting across different sectors including science, technology, engineering and management. Bosah has equally worked as a business developer, analyst, research specialist and management consultant.

Bosah has worked with several government institutions and multilateral research, finance and development organizations. He is co-founder of PMDAN with other reputable individuals and is currently director of communications and chair of the PMDAN awards board. PMDAN is the national member association of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

PMDAN is an umbrella organization in Nigeria for promoting and advancing the professional development of project managers’ competency in project, programme and portfolio management (PPPM), appropriately applied at all levels of both public and private sector organizations. PMDAN develops PPPM competencies which are viewed as societies’ catalyst for beneficial change towards an efficient economy. PMDAN advances the PPPM discipline, certifies a range of practitioner roles, celebrates project excellence through the IPMA awards programme, and provides information about industry trends.

Representing a wide variety of application areas, PMDAN plays a crucial role in the development of the PPPM profession in Nigeria. In support of its vision, PMDAN actively promotes the value of project management, engages in setting professional standards, and offers products and services that move forward individuals, organizations, projects and society. Appreciating the benefits from cultural diversity in the PPPM community and society at large, PMDAN enables project managers in Nigeria and Africa to take part in the advancement of the project management discipline. For more information, go to http://pmdan.org/.

According to PM World Journal Managing Editor David Pells, “We are happy to bring Bosah Ugolo onto our global correspondents’ team. We will also be happy to learn more about PMDAN and the professional leaders who are involved there. I look forward to reading news and reports from Bosah going forward.”

Mr. Ugolo stated, “I have read the PM World Journal for several years and know that they are well respected by IPMA leaders in many countries. We are excited about the launch of PMDAN and want to make its activities more visible outside of Nigeria. I look forward to working with Mr. Pells and his global team.

“We’ve had good correspondents in Nigeria previously,” Pells added. “Taopheek Babayeju is still providing great reports from Abuja. But Nigeria is a large, populous and important country in Africa and deserves more visibility in the project management world. More than one correspondent reporting project management related news from around that country will be welcome.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global online publication produced by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world. PM World also produces the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

 

USAID launches programs to improve food security, nutrition and sanitation in rural Zimbabwe

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROGRAMMES & PROJECTS

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

16 October 2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Today the United States Agency for International Development Zimbabwe (USAID/Zimbabwe) will launch three new programs to reduce poverty and improve long-term food security through increased agricultural production and improved nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene. USAID/Zimbabwe will contribute more than $20 million over five years to these efforts, assisting farmers and their families in over 60,000 households across rural Zimbabwe.

151016-pmwj40-usaid-LOGO“Zimbabwe’s agricultural potential is vast,” said USAID/Zimbabwe Mission Director Stephanie Funk. “Achieving that potential is essential to poverty reduction, food security, overall health, and long-term prosperity and growth for millions of Zimbabweans.”

Two of the new programs are part of President Obama’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, one focused on livestock and the other on crops. Working through its partners Fintrac, Inc. and Linkages for the Economic Advancement for the Disadvantages (LEAD), USAID/Zimbabwe aims to commercialize smallholder farms by increasing production and productivity; increase farmer access to markets, finance, and credit facilities; and introduce new technologies and management practices.

The livestock program will work with 3,000 beef and 2,000 dairy smallholder producers, and the crops program will target 50,000 households growing staples and pulses on dry land and 7,500 households growing high-value crops on irrigation schemes. Both programs are expected to increase incomes, reduce rural poverty, and improve food security for families in Mashonaland East and West, Manicaland, Midlands, Masvingo, and Matabeleland North and South.

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) will implement the Community Water, Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Natural Resources Management activities and complement USAID Zimbabwe’s food security programs. The program will provide 8,000 households and 20 schools with sustainable access to clean and safe drinking water sources, and 937 households and 20 schools with sustainable access to improved sanitation facilities. To achieve these objectives, DAPP will rehabilitate boreholes, dig new wells, and construct new latrines. It will also train rural households in improved nutrition, hygiene, and water and soil conservation practices.


 

For more than 30 years, the American people, through USAID, have invested over $2.6 billion in Zimbabwe. Current projects include initiatives to increase food security, support economic resilience, improve health systems and services, and advance a more democratic system of governance.

For additional information, please contact Public Affairs Officer, Karen Kelley at [email protected] or Communications and Project Development Advisor, Allison DiVincenzo at [email protected]

Source: US Embassy in Zimbabwe

PMZ is Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers with a membership base of over 1200. The institute has a mandate of policing the elevation of project management standards nationally through mentorship and membership services programmes. For information, visit http://www.pmiz.org.zw/ or email: [email protected].

 

Annual Project Management Zimbabwe Conference announced for 5 November in Bulawayo

 

PM EVENT NEWS

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

12 October 2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) will hold their annual conference on International Project Management Day, 5 November 2015, at the Holiday Inn in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. See details below.

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

Source: Project Management Zimbabwe

 

 

 

34 new works by 38 different authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to more than 1450 project management articles, papers & other works by 703 different authors in more than 60 countries

14 October 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 34 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 38 different authors in 15 countries were published in the October 2015 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/.

141109-pmwj29-29-PMWL LOGOThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1450 original works by 703 different authors from 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by 30-40 new works by many different authors; of the 38 authors this month, 19 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 media partnerships have brought many new authors to the library, as we continue to republish selected papers from the recent project management conferences in Latvia, Maryland and Texas. In every case, the authors of these conference-quality papers are happy to have their work published in the PMWJ with the associated visibility, and to then see their new author showcase pages in the library. It all works well!”

New authors in October included Carlos Arboleda, PhD (Colombia), Satinder Baweja (USA), Dr Sergio Botero (Colombia), Susan Casey (USA), Richard John Cound (Canada/USA/South Africa), Prof José Ramón San Cristóbal (Spain), Allia DeAngelis (USA), Prof Juan David González-Ruiz (Colombia), Jake Holloway (UK), Andrew McGregor (South Africa), Mabel Menard (USA), Prof Jan Meyer (South Africa), Hery Mada Indra Paska (Indonesia), Evan Piekara (USA), Sara Piracha (USA), Elizabeth Rodgers (USA), Chad Tennesen (USA), Navaneethan Venugopalan (USA) and Lisa Wolf (USA) .New works from 19 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The October journal again contains some excellent articles and papers,” Pells adds. “The Second Editions category allows us to select some of the most interesting papers from conferences, so I hope all readers check the titles and read one or two. Visit the author showcases for our series authors as well so you can read more of their excellent works. It’s all very educational.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,500 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 that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

Editor’s note: Access to all authors and works in the PM World Library is free although registration may be required. See the new Scholar Membership launched May 1st for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources. If you have any comments or questions, contact [email protected].

New PRINCE2 Case Study available

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

How PRINCE2 is the ticket for success for German manufacturing company Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH

14 October 2015 – London, UK – AXELOS, the owner of the Global Best Practice Portfolio, has profiled an award-winning PRINCE2® project in its latest case study.  Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH describe how PRINCE2, one of the world’s most popular project management methodologies, helped them design and develop the hardware and software required for a new type of ticket machine for the German rail company Bayerische Oberlandbahn – and manufacture and install 64 of the new machines to a challenging deadline.

151014-pmwj39-AXELOS LOGOOriginally a mechanical engineering company, Scheidt & Bachmann was established in 1872 and remains a family owned company. With 24 subsidiaries and more than 2,600 employees worldwide, Scheidt & Bachmann now provides technology solutions across a number of sectors. The fare collection systems division was created in 1978 and is a global leader in fare collection technology.

The award-winning project was centred around a new German rail infrastructure – the Meridian Line – that would open in December 2013 and be operated by Bayerische Oberlandbahn. Scheidt & Bachmann received an order in March 2013 to supply and install new ticket machines for the Meridian Line by 14 December 2013, the non-negotiable date for new stations to be operational. This posed a challenge to deliver a new customer-specific model of ticket machine in time. The project required new hardware design and the production of a prototype device for customer approval, as well as significant software development.

Mike Acaster, PPM portfolio manager for AXELOS said: “This is a fantastic example of PRINCE2 being used to ensure that a complex and demanding project is delivered as effectively as possible. Among the benefits of using PRINCE2, Scheidt & Bachmann found that applying PRINCE2 principles and processes increased common understanding and simplified decision making where differing priorities were involved.

“The use of PRINCE2 improved delivery and customer satisfaction in a project that, from the start, had challenging and immoveable deadline dates while introducing technical innovation.”

Daniel Weber, head of technical project management at Scheidt & Bachmann said: “PRINCE2 provided the perfect management approach for a project of this sort. Without an effective project management approach in place this delivery would have been extremely challenging. There were many complex requirements that needed to be successfully met in a very short timeframe, without any room for error. In the end, we delivered an excellent result for Bayerische Oberlandbahn – and have produced a new product which we are already marketing to other customers.”

Jürgen Kindler, project manager for Bayerische Oberlandbahn said: “Due to Scheidt & Bachmann’s effort and determination we were able to complete the project successfully within the time frame. Problems were communicated openly and solved quickly, which has greatly contributed to its success.

The full case study can be found on the AXELOS website: https://www.axelos.com/case-studies-and-white-papers/use-of-prince2-by-scheidt-bachmann-gmbh

AXELOS is the Joint Venture company formed in 2013 by the Cabinet Office to deliver and commercialize the UK Government’s portfolio of Best Management Practice accreditation and publishing services, including ITIL, PRINCE2 and the other PPM products. AXELOS owns the intellectual property of the whole Best Management Practice portfolio and is developing products in new areas. The organization has an ambitious programme of investment and growth focused on establishing an international ecosystem of training, consultancy and examination organizations. Latest news from AXELOS can be found on their website or contact [email protected].

Media contact: [email protected]

 

Source: AXELOS

 

New Book: Digital Project Management

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

New book from J. Ross Publishers for managing web-based digital projects

15 October 2015 – J. Ross Publishing in the United States has announced the publication of a new book by Taylor Olson, PMP titled “Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch.” The book delineates the thinking processes and step-by-step digital rollout process that can be applied immediately on any digital project, and how two of the latest development techniques—responsive design and mobile first—can be woven into traditional project management while still keeping a rigid focus on planning and communication.

151015-pmwj40-digital-BOOKAccording to the J. Ross announcement: The digital world is growing and changing at a rate that can seem overwhelming to those project managers who have to keep up with it to build customer-facing solutions and applications. It’s rare for project managers working in this field to be provided with much direction or a process by which to carry out a project, and there has been almost nothing available specific to these types of projects in the literary marketplace.

Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch was developed to fill this gap by providing the knowledge, best practices, and proven steps to consistently manage these types of projects successfully from end-to-end. The digital rollout process presented in this valuable desk reference has been proven on over 100 projects of all shapes and sizes all over the world, including those with very limited resources. The steps provided for leading, managing, and completing digital projects successfully align with the five basic process groups developed by the Project Management Institute, and are presented in a manner that is easy to understand and execute for project managers of every experience level and their entire “on-the-ground” team.

Taylor Olson is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with more than twenty years of experience in the field. She earned her degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University, and began her career in automotive marketing and advertising. Ms. Olson has worked for organizations of all sizes and has traveled the world to train and collaborate with global team members, documenting digital project management best practices along the way. Over the past several years, she has been helping to build global websites and applications for Fortune 50 corporations. Taylor currently specializes in using content management systems to produce and maintain global web solutions for large corporations operating in multiple countries and languages.

For more about this book and the author, click here.

Ross Publishing is an innovative and cutting-edge publisher of applied professional, business and technical books, multimedia, and online products for global professional markets. 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 http://www.jrosspub.com/.

See their project management titles at http://www.jrosspub.com/business/project-program-management.html?mode=list.

Source: J. Ross Publishing

 

PMI announces 2016 Board of Directors and Officers

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

12 October 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, has announced its 2016 Officers and Board of Directors at the PMI® Global Congress 2015—North America. This governing body of PMI is elected by PMI’s membership to serve three-year terms. Three directors are elected by their colleagues to serve as PMI’s Officers.

The following individuals have been elected as Officers and Governance Committee for the 2016 PMI Board of Directors:

  • Chair: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, MBA, PMP
  • Vice Chair: Mark Dickson, MBA, PMP, FAICD
  • Secretary/Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee: J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow
  • Chair of the Strategy Development Oversight Committee: Caterina La Tona, BSC, PMP, PfMP

The following directors have been elected for the 2016-2018 term of service:

  • Cecil White, EdD, MBA, PMP
  • Kathleen Romero, MBA, PMP, CSM, and SAFePM/PO
  • Randy Black, P. Eng., PMP

The following directors will continue to serve in 2016:

  • Margareth Carneiro, MBA, MSc, PMP
  • Jennifer Tharp, PMP
  • Victoria Kumar, MM, PMP
  • Todd Hutchison, MCom, MBA, PMP, FPMIA
  • W. Stephen Sawle, PE, CMC, PgMP, PMP, PgMP
  • Wagner Maxsen, PMP, PMI-RMP
  • Al Zeitoun, PhD, EVP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

The Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.  Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit http://www.pmi.org/www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

PMI media contacts: Megan Maguire Kelly at [email protected] or Karen Flanagan at [email protected]

Source: Project Management Institute

 

PMI announces 2015 Professional Awards Winners

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

12 October 2015 – Philadelphia, PA and Orlando, FL, USA – Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest association for project managers, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Professional Awards at its annual gala preceding PMI® Global Congress 2015—North America. Since 1974, the PMI Professional Awards Program has honored practitioners who achieve the highest standards of performance in project management and make a lasting impact in their field.

“Every year, PMI leads the project management profession in recognizing the industry’s most outstanding accomplishments,” said Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of PMI. “We commend all the recipients on their achievements, and take inspiration from their significant contributions to the profession.”

The 2015 PMI Professional Awards recipients are:

PMI Project of the Year Award

  • El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project (winner)
  • Oregon Transportation Investment Act III State Bridge Delivery Program (finalist)
  • River Corridor Base Scope Project (finalist)

PMI Community Advancement Through Project Management Award

  • Jessica Berrada, PMP
  • Dell PM4LIFE

PMI Fellow Award

  • Brian Hobbs, PMP
  • Eric S. Norman, PMP, PgMP

PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year Award

  • IBM Innov8 PM

PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award

  • Hewlett-Packard

PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award

  • Ginger Levin, DPA, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified Professional
  • Michel Thiry, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow

Distinguished Contribution Award         

  • Frank P. Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award

  • Linda Agyapong

Donald S. Barrie Award

  • Ermal E. Hetemi

The Kerzner Award

  • Sarina Arcari, PMP

PMI Research Achievement Award

  • Ralf Müller, DBA, PMP, BI

Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award

  • Bent Flyvbjerg, PhD, for paper titled “What You Should Know About Megaprojects and Why: An Overview”

PMI Award for Project Excellence

  • Mobitel Privet Limited (Asia Pacific Region)
  • Proyecto METAS, implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (Latin America Region)
  • University Health Network (North America Region)

The Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.  Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit http://www.pmi.org/www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

PMI media contacts: Megan Maguire Kelly at [email protected] or Karen Flanagan at [email protected]

Source: Project Management Institute

 

Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project Named PMI Project of the Year Award Winner

 

PM PROFESSION & INDUSTRY NEWS

12 October 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project has been honored by Project Management Institute (PMI) as the winner of the profession’s highest accolade—the 2015 PMI Project of the Year Award.

El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project team oversaw the successful shipment and installation of six new coke drums — enormous containers that heat crude oil up to 920 degrees Fahrenheit (493 Celsius) — four months ahead of schedule and US$7 million under budget. The new drums needed to be shipped from a manufacturing facility in Spain and installed in a refinery in El Segundo, part of Los Angeles County, California, USA. The city of Los Angeles relies on fuel from the refinery, which supplies 20 percent of the gasoline in the Los Angeles area market and more than 40 percent of the jet fuel for Los Angeles International Airport.

151012-pmwj39-el-segundo-IMAGEHighlights from the project include the seamless removal of six retired coke drums, each weighing roughly 400,000 pounds (181,437 kilograms). Because all installation work took place at least 20 feet above ground, project leaders implemented a fall protection protocol that required workers to wear double harnesses.

The team held frequent safety meetings and avoided injuries by implementing a “stop the drop” program that required all tools and materials to be tied off with a leash. Even with 400 people working high above the ground to install the new drums, the project closed without a single fall or lost-time injury. Additional results include taking just six nights to move all the new drums from dockside to refinery, which meant less inconvenience for the residents of Los Angeles.

“PMI congratulates El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project on winning this year’s award,” said PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley. “The team was able to complete the installation under budget and ahead of schedule by applying sound project and risk management principles to overcome the myriad logistical and safety challenges, while minimizing the impact to the local community.”

Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.  Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit us at http://www.pmi.org/www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

PMI media contacts: Megan Maguire Kelly at [email protected] or Karen Flanagan at [email protected]

 

Source: Project Management Institute

Stacy Goff, Roberto Mori and Tom Taylor recognized as IPMA Honorary Fellows

 

PEOPLE NEWS

Reported by Jouko Vaskimo

1 October 2015 – Panama City, Panama – Mr Reinhard Wagner, International Project Management Association (IPMA) President, and Professor Mladen Radujkovic, Chairman of IPMA Council of Delegates (CoD), announced during the 29th IPMA World Congress at Panama City, Panama, on 28th … 30th September 2015 that IPMA CoD has decided to recognize Mr Stacy Goff of American Society for the Advancement of Project Management (asapm, USA), Mr Roberto Mori of Italian Association of Industrial Plant Engineering (ANIMP, Italy), and Mr Tom Taylor of Association for Project Management (APM, UK) as IPMA Honorary Fellows for services and support provided to IPMA, the oldest global project management organization.

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In the photograph (from left to right): Mr Stacy Goff, Mr Roberto Mori, and Mr Tom Taylor (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

Candidates for IPMA Honorary Fellowship are proposed by the IPMA Member Associations, nominated by the IPMA Executive Board, and decided by the IPMA Council of Delegates, the highest decision-making body within IPMA. Only individuals rendering exceptional services for IPMA and/or to the practice or theory of project management are considered for this highest honorary position within IPMA.

Mr Stacy Goff is a project management practitioner since 1970, and project and program management consultant since 1982, his consulting service focusing on improving project and program manager and stakeholder project management competence, as well as project management performance.

His methods improve project responsiveness and effectiveness for all types of organizations, including engineering, information technology, government, consultancies, pharma, defence / aerospace, health services, finance, insurance, and manufacturing. Stacy has a results-oriented approach to project and program management world: He creates excitement for high-quality, on-time, in budget project performance, balanced with lasting business benefits. In his learning experiences, presentations, as well as in consulting, he combines his knowledge of project management with a unique sensitivity for the human aspects of projects.

151001-pmwj39-IPMA-PHOTO2 GOFFStacy Goff is a co-founder of asapm (IPMA USA), and served as Vice President, President, Secretary Treasurer, and Marketing Director of asapm 2000 … 2015, as well as asapm newsletter editor, NCB Editor, and Operations Manager.

He served as the asapm delegate to IPMA Council of Delegates 2004 … 2010, alternate asapm representative to IPMA Certification System Panel 2004 … 2010, and IPMA Vice-President, Marketing and Events 2011 … 2014. In addition to these official roles, Stacy supported IPMA operations in a wide range of different ways over the years he has been active with IPMA.

Stacy co-authored a comprehensive, competitive-practice-oriented 50 page chapter on Project Communication in GPM National Competence Baseline. This revolutionary four-volume reference is used in the advanced, competence-based development and assessment of project and program managers in Germany. It is a standard textbook in Universities, and is the vital reference for IPMA’s advanced range of assessments in Germany. The books are essential for all truly competent practitioners.

Stacy was extremely honoured and happy, however, was without words at the IPMA 50th Anniversary Ceremony, and later commented “Those who know me, know that I am never without words. But to thank all those who have contributed to IPMA’s many important recent initiatives in the practice of program and project management, and those who have contributed to the successes of our own IPMA-USA, would have taken all evening. I chose to save the audience, anxious to end the evening, from my extensive thank you’s, and will complete them elsewhere in the IPMA Family. I will take this opportunity, however, to thank and congratulate Roberto Mori, whom I served on IPMA’s ExBo; to thank Mladen Radujkovic and Reinhard Wagner, his successors as IPMA President, and thank all my associates from 60+ member nations in IPMA’s Council of Delegates, who have worked to Move Project and Business Results Forward during my decade of service. Finally, I congratulate Tom Taylor, whose insight and expertise helped me hugely in my role as IPMA VP of Marketing and Events, and who continues to contribute in his unique style and with his selfless manner; in my mind, Tom is a superstar!”. Mr Goff can be contacted at [email protected] .

151001-pmwj39-IPMA-PHOTO3 MORIMr Roberto Mori, M.Sc. Engineering, has served several functions in project teams, including project manager and project director. He is currently working as Director of Special Projects in Tenova.

Roberto has been leading project, program, and portfolio management practice worldwide for more than 40 years, and has contributed to ANIMP (IPMA Italy) and to IPMA for the last 20 years. He has been in the forefront in consolidating IPMA financial integrity and stability, seeking governance aligned with the new challenges, integrating the association growth with the related increase of differences within the framework of IPMA funding values, increasing IPMA visibility and relevance in all business sectors, promoting IPMA products in addition to 4-LC certification system, consolidating and extending alliances with global organizations, and actively supporting other IPMA Member Associations.

He joined ANIMP in 1991, and became involved in the organization of IPMA 1992 World Congress in Florence. Subsequently he served as a member of the ANIMP marketing working group as it tripled the number of ANIMP corporate members. Since early 2000 he has been a member of the board of the ANIMP project management section, which later became IPMA Italy. He served as the President of ANIMP in 2004 … 2010 and again in 2013 … 2014, and as a member of the ANIMP Board of Directors in 2011 … 2012.

Roberto was the ANIMP delegate to IPMA Council of Delegates in 2004 … 2008, member of the IPMA Awards Management Board in 2007 … 2008, IPMA Vice-President, Membership, Awards and Events in 2009 … 2010, IPMA President in 2011 … 2012, and Chairman of IPMA Council of Delegates in 2013 … 2014. He was also a member of the Organizing Committee and President of the Scientific Committee for the 22nd IPMA World Congress in Rome in 2008. Subsequently he has supported the Organizers of IPMA World Congresses 2009 thru 2012, updated the new IPMA Membership Agreement, and updated and standardized the IPMA World Congress Contract format.

Roberto was extremely honoured and happy with the recognition at the IPMA 50th Anniversary Ceremony, and commented ” The sense of honour I felt on stage cannot be forgotten for several reasons, in addition to the intrinsic value of this special award: its presentation by Reinhard and Mladen, whose professionalism and dedication I have had the privilege to witness in many years of joint efforts in the ExBo; standing together with two inspiring leaders and protagonists in the global PM community as Stacy and Tom, whom I congratulate again; the particular context of the 50th IPMA Anniversary; the humbleness for becoming part of the group of outstanding IPMA Honorary Fellows, some of them I had the privilege to award during my tenure as president. Recalling how much I had admired them on the occasions, it has been a pleasure to address the audience underlining that this honorific award implies a continuing active commitment of mine for the benefit of IPMA. Finally I wish to thank the audience ideally representing also the countless IPMA stakeholders without whose support all the achievements of these years would have not simply been possible”. Mr Mori can be contacted at [email protected] .

151001-pmwj39-IPMA-PHOTO4 TAYLORMr Tom Taylor is a highly respected senior member of the UK and international project management community. While fulfilling a leadership role in Buro Four – the company he jointly founded – he has had a distinguished career in the Association for Project Management (APM – IPMA UK). He is currently developing a further career as author and publisher of management books.

Tom has, among his services to APM, chaired the London branch in 2000 … 2003, served as the previous Chairman of APM in 2004 … 2006 (during which he oversaw a complete re-branding and introduction of radical new governance arrangements known as Retain and Refresh APM), served as the Vice President of APM in 2006 … 2012, and finally President of APM in 2013 … 2015. He has also served APM as previous Executive Board member, Council representative, Branch committee member, joint sponsor of APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition, project manager for the original Branch Standards 2003. He received the APM Sir Monty Finniston Award in 2009 for life time achievement, and the APM President’s Medal in 2007. Tom was elected APM Honorary Fellow in 2009.

He is an excellent communicator and regular speaker at national and international conferences: He has served as a central feature of IPMA World Congresses with his relaxed and witty but highly entertaining style of presentation. He has performed the duties of Master of Ceremonies, facilitator of workshops and tireless supporter in a long chain of IPMA Member Association congresses, as well as IPMA World Congresses. He engages the audience and enlivens many sessions with personal style of presentation. His serious presentations have enabled many people to benefit from his experience. Many IPMA Member Associations are grateful to Tom for his practical help in managing and running events.

Tom has made major contributions to IPMA Young Crew, donating many of his books to enable them to raise funds.

Tom was extremely honoured and happy with the recognition at the IPMA 50th Anniversary Ceremony, and commented “Well! Gosh! This is a very pleasant and most welcome surprise, honour and accolade. I really do appreciate this special award. I felt very pleased and proud to be standing on stage, in Panama at an IPMA World Congress, to publically receive this position alongside Stacy and Roberto – with Reinhard and Mladen in the presentation party. They represent so many who have done so much for project management generally and for IPMA in particular – over the last fifty years and more. It is humbling to join such an elite group of IPMA Honorary Fellows from around the world – including great talent from UK of course. This certificate will have pride of place in my office. I will certainly tell my colleagues, friends and family, although they may know already. But I can tell them again – and again.

This is great news. Thank you so much.” Mr Taylor can be contacted at  [email protected] .

The following distinguished members of the IPMA Family have been previously recognized as IPMA Honorary Fellows:

Mr Riccardo Albonetti                       Mr Ian Lamb
Dr Martin Barnes                               Mr Steen Lichtenberg
Mr Peiter Blankevoort                       Mrs Vladimira Machovà
Dr Sergey Bushuyev                           Mr Abdul Sjaheed Makki
Mr Gilles Caupin                                 Mr El Marashli
Dr Lynn Crawford                               Mr Erhard Motzel
Dr Morten Fangel                                Mr Ed Naughton
Dr Qian Fupei                                      Mr Klaus Pannenbäcker
Mr Eric Gabriel                                    Mrs Brigitte Schaden
Mr J.C. Geerts                                     Dr Daniel Scheifele
Mr Dennis Gower                                Mr Miles Shepherd
Mr Adesh Jain                                      Dr Rodney Turner
Dr Hans Knöpfel                                  Dr Vladimir Voropaev
Mr Pierre Koch                                     Mr Robert “Bob” Youker

 

151001-pmwj39-IPMA-LOGOFounded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 60 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA annual World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2015, 2016, and 2017 is Mr Reinhard Wagner. For further information please navigate to http://www.ipma.ch/ .

Jouko Vaskimo ([email protected]) – text and photos – reporting from Panama City for PM World Journal.