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Winners of July Drawing for Free Project Management Books Announced

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

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

30 July 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA – The winners of the July drawing for free project management books among members of the PM World Library have been identified. Six people in four different countries were winners of the random number drawing held for the 1680 registered PMWL members on 28 July 2015. Information about the free book drawings can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/monthly-drawing-for-free-books/.

150715-pmwj36-books-IMAGEJuly winners of a free project management book were the following:

  • Martin Grobler – South Africa
  • Marc Zocher – USA
  • Massimo Pico – Italy
  • Serrenilla de Wet – South Africa
  • Jdhymi Dulaurier – Haiti
  • Joseih Mason – USA

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

Dynamic Scheduling(R) with Microsoft (R) Project 2013: The Book By and For Professionals; Author: Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP; Mario Landa, PMP; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2014); For more about the book, click here

Managing Technology-Based Projects: Tools, Techniques, People and Business Processes; Author: Hans Thamhain; Publisher: Wiley (2014); For more about the book, click here

Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise; Author: John C. Goodpasture, PMP; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2010); 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

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

According to David Pells, Managing Director of the PM World Library, “We had fewer books and winners that usual this month, with more books already offered for the next few months. In any case, I was happy to see two students from South Africa win books this month, along with a resident of Haiti.”

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. “And a special thanks to those willing to ship books around the world to winners. All of these books are worth reading, so even if you did not win one, please go to their web pages and check out these good books.”

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.

Finalists for 2015 APM Awards announced in UK

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

27 July 2015 – London, United Kingdom – The Association for Project Management (APM) have announced finalists for their 2015 awards, which will be presented at their annual ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 2nd November. The APM Project Management Awards sponsored by T-Systems recognise what people can achieve through project management and have been celebrating excellence in the profession for over 20 years.

150727-pmwj37-finalists-IMAGE1The APM Awards dinner is known for being their most glamorous event of the year and has become the most prestigious night in the APM calendar. Recognising the very best in the profession, winners of the industry’s highly-coveted trophy have demonstrated the invaluable contribution project management and project professionals make in all sectors of society. The finalists and winners attract national publicity and a deserved career boost as a result, both at business and at individual level. For information, click here.

The finalists for the APM Project Management Awards 2015 sponsored by T-Systems are:

Project Management Company of the Year Award: (Sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight)

  • DHL Supply Chain UK
  • National Trust
  • QinetiQ
  • Thales UK

Project of the Year Award: (Sponsored by QinetiQ)

  • Customer and You – Royal Mail
  • MASS Transformation – BAE Systems Munitions
  • Collaboration on Oceanic Airspace and System Tools (COAST) – NATS
  • Guy’s Tower – ARUP

IT Project of the Year: (Sponsored by: T-Systems)

  • HM Revenue & Customs: a new system to handle high value taxpayers – HM Revenue and Customs
  • Heathrow Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage Facility – Heathrow Airport Ltd
  • Phoenix – Gate One Limited
  • Terminal 2 – Heathrow Airport – Heathrow Airport Ltd

Highly Commended: Elephant & Castle: Trafalgar Place – Lend Lease

Programme of the Year Award: (Sponsored by Program Framework)

  • Airspace Capacity Management Programme – NATS
  • Delivery of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Rotary Wing Strategy 2009-2015 – UK Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support
  • Renewable energy investment programme – National Trust
  • Strategic MFT (Mobile Field Technology) – Sky

Highly Commended: Digital Transformation Programme – Barclaycard / Legacy Broadband and Ethernet Customer Migration Programme – BT Plc

Project Professional of the Year Award: (Sponsored by Atos)

  • Barbara Chomicka – Arcadis EC Harris
  • Jonathan Flaherty – QinetiQ
  • Shane O’Connor – Turner and Townsend
  • Stephen Prowse – Artelia Projects UK Limited

Young Project Professional of the Year Award: (Sponsored by Doosan Babcock)

  • Joseph Bryan – XPO Logistics
  • Rebecca Scott – National Grid
  • Sarah De Boer – Centrica Energy
  • Thomas Clarke – LV=

Shell HSSE (health, safety, security and environment) Award: (Sponsored by Shell)

  • Global Alliance – AECOM Ltd
  • EC Harris ARCADIS as service provider to GlaxoSmithKline to achieve health and safety excellence – EC Harris

The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration: (Sponsored by The Nichols Group)

  • Ian Lankshear – Supporting Criminal Justice Reform in Jordan – Ministry of Justice
  • Laura McInerney – Lower Secondary Curriculum, Assessment and Examination Reform Programme, Uganda (CURASSE) – Mott MacDonald Ltd trading as Cambridge Education
  • Mary Sheerwood – Dementia Carer Friendly Met Office project – Met Office
  • Stephen Haley – Wallsea Wild Coast Project – Crossrail

Highly Commended: Darren Jaundrill – n:gaged Limited

Social Project of the Year Award: (Supported by: Project)

  • EFOD NW Grain for Gain Food Store – Engineers for Overseas Development
  • Kennington Park Adventure Playground and One O’Clock Club – Artelia
  • London Major Programmes Apprenticeship – n:gaged Limited
  • Solar Nigeria – Adam Smith International

Overseas Project of the Year Award: (Sponsored by Ramboll)

  • Nepal Macroeconomic Reform Programme – Adam Smith International
  • Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility – Adam Smith International
  • Sanofi Pasteur Dengue Vaccine Programme – Quintiles
  • Tamkeen Syria: Creating Change – Adam Smith International

Academic Awards: (Sponsored by BAE Systems)

Geoffrey Trimble:

  • Chris Diggens – BT Global Services
  • Caroline McGrath – University of Sunderland Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Joanne Bradshaw – Department for Work and Pensions
  • Sandra Eaton – Ministry of Defence

Herbert Walton:

  • To be announced on Awards’ night

Brian Willis:

  • To  be announced on Awards’ night

For more about the APM Awards, click here.

150727-pmwj37-finalists-IMAGE2Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

$4 Billion Reconstruction of LaGuardia Airport announced

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS

First half of New Unified Terminal Structure to Break Ground in First Part of 2016 Via New Public Private Partnership Negotiated by Port Authority

27 July 2015 – New York, USA – The office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the approval of US$4 billion for reconstruction of LaGuardia International Airport in New York City. Governor Cuomo was joined today by Vice President Joe Biden to unveil the vision for the comprehensive redesign of LaGuardia Airport.

The airport will be transformed into a single, structurally unified main terminal with expanded transportation access, significantly increased taxiway space and best-in-class passenger amenities. Construction on the first half of the new unified terminal, expected to be a $4 billion project that creates 8,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs, will be managed by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a new public private partnership chosen by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build the project.

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Construction on the first half will begin upon final approval from the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. That approval is expected in the first part of 2016; the majority of this first half of the project is expected to open to passengers in 2019, with full completion scheduled for approximately 18 months later. The second half of the new unified terminal is expected to be redeveloped by Delta Air Lines, which has indicated strong support for the new vision, and anticipates beginning the redevelopment of its terminals on a parallel track with the LaGuardia Gateway Partners project to complete the new unified airport. 

“New York had an aggressive, can-do approach to big infrastructure in the past – and today, we’re moving forward with that attitude once again,” said Governor Cuomo. “We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It’s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.”

The recommendation for a single, unified terminal is included in a sweeping LaGuardia redesign, developed by the Governor’s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, and released today. The report, which can be viewed here, presents the Panel’s recommendations, which will enable LaGuardia to meet the demands of the 21st century. 

LaGuardia’s current terminal layout, comprised of multiple, fragmented terminals will be replaced by one main, architecturally unified terminal. This will be accomplished by demolishing the existing Terminal B building, which is operated by the Port Authority, and replacing it with a larger structure, located closer to the Grand Central Parkway, which will include new terminal space and a new Central Arrivals and Departures Hall, and will link to Delta’s Terminals C and D. This represents the western half of the new structurally unified terminal. 

The eastern half of the new unified terminal will be constructed on a parallel track by Delta Air Lines redeveloping its existing Terminals closer to the Grand Central Parkway and connecting them to the new Central Arrivals and Departures Hall. Delta Air Lines is strongly supportive of this plan, and will move forward with the Panel’s recommendations in parallel with the construction schedule for the new space and Central Hall.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “Bringing LaGuardia Airport into the 21st century is critical to keeping New York City competitive. This is a gateway to New York City and the region for millions of tourists and businesses. I applaud Governor Cuomo and Vice President Biden for undertaking a revitalization of LaGuardia that promises to drive growth across the region and dramatically improve service for passengers.”

To read full press release from Governor Cuomo’s office, with access to photos and videos, click here.

LaGuardia Airport is an international airport located in New York City, US. It is situated eight miles from mid-town Manhattan in the borough of Queens and is spread over 680 acres. The airport opened in 1939 and is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which has been the operator since 1947 under a lease with the city of New York. A further agreement in 2004 ensured the continued operation of the airport by the authority until 2050.

More about the project from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey at http://www.panynj.gov/airports/lgareimagined/

 

Call for papers for 2016 Project Management Conference in Iran

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Opportunity to present a paper at the 11th International Project Management Conference in Tehran during 13-14 February 2016

24 July 2015 – Tehran, Iran – Papers are invited for presentation at the11th International Project Management Conference (IPMC2016) to be held in Tehran, Iran during 13-14 February 2015. The 10th conference on project management in Tehran in February 2015 was attended by 1500 participants from inside the country and from around the world. The 2015 conference is expected to be bigger.

Full papers are due by 22 September, on a subject within the following general topics:

  • Project Management in Various Business Environments
  • Strategic Management of Projects
  • Management of Stakeholders, Environmental, Cultural and Human Issues in Projects
  • Project Management Methodologies, Techniques and skills

For more information about paper topics and submission, go to web page: http://www.iipmc.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1360

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(In photo above, Rudolph G. Bolsius (Netherlands) on left and Reinhard Wagner (Germany), IPMA President, on right are confirmed keynote speakers at the February conference, along with Prof Rodney Turner and Geoffrey Alan Reis from the UK)

Aryana Group and Project Management Institute are pleased to proudly introduce the holding of the 11th Conference with an outlook of providing a forum for researchers, project managers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences in project management. A forum which we believe will promote the coordination of knowledge and experience.

The conference theme focuses on the issues of strategic project management, PM techniques, project organization and knowledge management, and modern developments in the field. However, it is our belief that the wide spectrum of scientific management issues related to PM, would not allow limitations on the subjects to be presented and discussed throughout the event. The event is also aimed at providing the fantastic opportunity for PM specialists to network with other individuals and organizations interested in the field.

The program will be composed of presentations of selected papers, invited lectures by world famous scientists, round table discussions and workshops. The interested institutions will have a chance to exhibit their works and activities in the conference exhibition halls. For more information, go to http://www.iipmc.com/Default.aspx?tabid=653

 

14 Zimbabweans travel to 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

 

PEOPLE NEWS

News from Project Management Zimbabwe

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

23 July 2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe – United States ambassador Bruce Wharton says the fourteen Zimbabweans attending the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 25-26, 2015 represent the human capital that forms the foundation that will stimulate economic prosperity in Zimbabwe.

“Over the last three years in Zimbabwe, you guys have renewed my understanding of the depth of that intellectual capital and I have made it a talking point wherever I go. When I am asked about the resources in Zimbabwe—whether it is mining or agriculture— I keep pointing out that it’s the human capital here that is the most exciting.  And that is what you all represent,” said Ambassador Wharton.

The U.S. Ambassador met the delegation on Wednesday at an event hosted by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section prior to the group’s departure for Nairobi. Ambassador Wharton congratulated the delegates for being selected to participate in the prestigious global event, and challenged them to form a network, create partnerships, and to share ideas amongst each other and the other participants at the summit that will help build a better tomorrow.

The invited Zimbabwean entrepreneurs include Constantine Nyanzero of Emerging Ideas and founder of ‪Pitch Nights; Shamiso Ruzvidzo, proprietor of Fashion Weekend Zimbabwe; Jabulani Mpofu, co-founder of Saisai Wireless, Sky Hub, and NeoLabs; Tafadzwa Makura, founder of Mazwi and Emaji Water; Thule Lenneiye, founder of e-vend and co-founder of Innovation Baraza; Nomvula Mhambi of Disruptive Innovations, Sibusisiwe Bango of Empretec Zimbabwe; Phillip Bvekwa of Sylinepromo; Rinesh Desai of the Hypercube Hub; Tawanda Chikosi of Chikosi Technology; Bernard Juru of Muzinda Hub; and Virginia Sibanda of Virl Microfinance.

They also include young Zimbabwean tech-entrepreneur Takunda Chingonzo who will join leading global technology leaders for a discussion session at the Summit scheduled for this weekend in Nairobi, Kenya.  Chingonzo, will share the stage with Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore; Facebook/Internet.org Vice President Chris Daniels; Uber Regional General Manager for EMEA Jambu Palaniappan; Google Access representative Larry Alder; and Zubin Chagpar of Amazon.com.

The session will be moderated by Stephen Ozoigbo, Founder/CEO of the Silicon Valley-based African Technology Foundation. The panel discussion will explore how technologies are disrupting business models and transforming how new businesses emerge, scale, and are able to become global enterprises.

Takunda is the co-founder of Neolab Technology, a multi award-winning “start-up factory” and social enterprise. Along with Mr. Mpofu, he is a co-founder of Saisai Wireless, a startup that offers high speed internet that improves in performance as more people join the network – avoiding load sharing and bandwidth challenges.

The sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 24-26, 2015.  President Barack Obama will participate in the Summit, which will include approximately 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives. – ZimPAS © July 23, 2015

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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].

Source: Project Management Zimbabwe

 

Roberto Mori named Global Advisor for PM World in Italy

 

PEOPLE NEWS

Former IPMA Chair joins advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

22 July 2015 – Dallas, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Roberto Mori, past president and chairman of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) has been appointed a global advisor. Mr. Mori will provide advice and feedback to the editorial team for the PM World Journal (PMWJ) and PM World Library (PMWL). Mr. Mori, who is well known throughout the project management professional world, brings both professional leadership and heavy industry experience to PM World’s global advisory team.

150722-pmwj37-Mori-PHOTORoberto Mori has an extensive background in project management of international turn-key projects of industrial plants, oil & gas, and iron & steel sectors. He has covered several functions on project teams, up to the roles of Senior Project Manager, Projects Director and Portfolio Manager. His background also includes experience as Procurement Director and Operations Manager for the same type of projects portfolio. Today he is Director Special Projects in Tenova, one of the world’s leaders for iron, steel, mining and material handling technologies. (http://www.tenovagroup.com/)

Roberto Mori has been member of the Italian National Association of Plant Engineering (ANIMP) since the early 90’s, taking a major part in the activities performed by its Project Management Section, IPMA Italy, of which he has been President till February 2015. Information about ANIMP can be found at www.animp.it/IPMA

He has been Chairman of International Project Management Association (IPMA) 2013 – 2014, after having served as Vice President and President for four years. He has been Prize Winner of the IPMA Project Excellence Award 2006 and obtained the IPMA Otto Zieglmeier’s Award for Excellent Project Management Performance in 2008. Today he is member of the EU Task Force for the relationship with EU Institutions. More about IPMA at http://www.ipma.ch/

Roberto is a member of scientific committees for international conferences, author of published papers on project management topics, speaker at national and international congresses; he is also teacher for courses on project, risk and contract management.

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PMWJ and executive director of the PMWL, “We are honored to have Roberto Mori join our global advisory team. He brings deep industry and project leadership experience, so his perspective and suggestions will be highly valuable. He is also very well-known and highly respected within IPMA’s 57 national member associations, which will also help us attract more readers around the world. I just hope that we can also add some value to his life and work.”

Roberto Mori stated, “I have known David for many years now; we’ve had good meetings in Dallas, Rome and other interesting places. I look forward to supporting his efforts that have always been valuable for both my professional and private life. Like other current and former IPMA leaders, I also respect the quality and contents of the PM World Journal and very much like the direction the library is going. I am also honored and look forward to joining some renowned friends on his advisory panel.”

PM World’s entire Global PM Profession Advisory Team can be viewed at https://pmworldjournal.net/team/global-advisors-pm-profession/

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 web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news 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/.

 

Gower Publishers offers eBooks for Free Project Management Book Drawings

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Six major Gower project management titles to be given away through PM World Library drawings over next three months

22 July 2015 – London, UK and Dallas, TX, USA – Gower Publishing in the UK, one of the world’s leading publishers of business, management and technical books, is contributing eBooks of six major project management titles for the PM World Library’s FREE book drawings program. The six eBooks are being offered as prizes for upcoming drawings in August, September and October, as described below.

For the August 2015 Drawing

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Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory (eBook)
Author: Prof Darren Dalcher (Editor)
Publisher: Gower (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

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Gower Handbook of Project Management, 5th Edition (eBook)
Author: Prof Rodney Turner (Editor)
Publisher: Gower (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

For the September 2015 Drawing

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The Essentials of Project Management, 4th Edition (eBook)
Author: Dennis Lock
Publisher: Gower (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

 

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Bridging the Business-Project Divide: Techniques for Reconciling Business-as-Usual and Project Cultures (eBook)
Author: John Binkworth
Publisher: Gower (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

For the October 2015 Drawing

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

 

 

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

 

Working in partnership with authors and publishers, the PM World Library offers a number of project management books as prizes for monthly drawings. A random number drawing of registered library members is held at the end of each month for the books, to be delivered at no cost to lucky winners.  Books for upcoming drawings are posted on the PM World Library home page and in the PM World Journal.  For more information about the drawings for FREE BOOKS, click here.

To see all books for upcoming drawings, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/upcoming-book-drawings/

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

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/.

 

Two popular Kogan Page books added to PM World Library Free Books Drawings

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Real Project Management by Peter Taylor and The Power of Project Leadership by Susanne Madsen offered as prizes in August and September drawings

20 July 2015 – London, UK and Philadelphia, PA, USA – Kogan Page, a leading publisher of business and management books in the UK since 1967 has jumped into the PM World Library’s FREE project management book drawings program. PM World has announced that Kogan Page have offered copies of the recently published and popular books by Peter Taylor and Susanne Madsen for the August and September drawings.

Working in partnership with authors and publishers, a number of project management books are offered as prizes for monthly drawings. A random number drawing of registered library members is held at the end of each month for the books, to be delivered at no cost to lucky winners.  Books for upcoming drawings are posted on the PM World Library home page and in the PM World Journal.  For more information about the drawings for FREE BOOKS, click here

The new books offered by Kogan Page for upcoming drawings are:

150720-pmwj37-kogan-BOOK1The Power of Project Leadership: 7 Keys to Help You Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader by Susanne Madsen is a new book published in late January 2015 by Kogan Page.  More about the book at http://www.koganpageusa.com/product/Power-of-Project-Leadership,2567.aspx?tab=books

Susanne Madsen, a project leadership expert and a leading project management coach, has experience managing and implementing large change programs for major corporations worldwide, is a regular speaker for organizations including Citigroup, Alcatel Lucent, Expedia and APM, and lectures at Warwick Business School, Cass Business School and the University of Westminster.

150720-pmwj37-kogan-BOOK2Real Project Management: The Skills and Capabilities You Will Need for Successful Project Delivery is the title of the newest book by Peter Taylor, published at the end of 2014. More about the book can be found at http://www.koganpageusa.com/product/Real-Project-Management,2535.aspx?tab=books

Peter Taylor is one of the world’s most popular project management speakers and regularly runs workshops through the APM, IPMA, PMI and other project management communities around the world. He is also the author of such popular books as The Lazy Project Manager and Leading Successful PMOs.

To win, one must be a fully registered member of the PMWL. To see all FREE BOOKS offered for upcoming drawings, CLICK HERE.

Kogan Page has been a major presence in international business publishing since 1967. Publications range from technical business subjects such as logistics, risk analysis, marketing and finance, to books to help business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, managers and students develop their personal and business skills. Kogan Page brings an international perspective to publishing with authors based in different locations throughout the world. Kogan Page – Innovative Ideas for Business Success – http://www.koganpageusa.com/.  See their project management titles here.

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/.

 

Understanding Project Management by Gary Shaw

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

New book from Kogan Page offers practical approach to managing international projects

16 July 2015 – London, UK and Philadelphia, PA, USA – Understanding Project Management: Skills and Insights for Successful Project Delivery by Gary Shaw is a new book published by Kogan Page in the UK and available worldwide. The book takes an applied approach to the study of project management, carefully balancing reflective practice and methodology necessary for successful deployment of tools and techniques in the real world.

150716-pmwj37-Shaw-BOOKIncluding plenty of practical examples as well as contemporary real-world case studies, it takes a unique approach to the study of project management with an emphasis on international aspects and dilemmas that are increasingly common in the contemporary world. With a host of features to encourage reflection and reinforce learning, it is the ideal complement for independent or classroom study on a range of business courses.

This textbook helps managers understand project management, develop perspectives in application, and, through reflection, enables them to develop a project management capability, at an individual, organization or project level. The content throughout is guided by practice, making this an essential read for anyone wishing to make a success of the project management role.

Gary Straw delivers project management modules on MBA and Masters and management development schemes for business schools in the UK and Eastern Europe as well as development schemes for various professional bodies including the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Chartered Management Insitute. His professional experience and insights into project management have developed through working within a number of private and public sector organisations, delivering projects in a range of market sectors.

More about the book at http://www.koganpageusa.com/product/Understanding-Project-Management,2641.aspx?tab=books

Kogan Page has been a major presence in international business publishing since 1967. Publications range from technical business subjects such as logistics, risk analysis, marketing and finance, to books to help business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, managers and students develop their personal and business skills. Kogan Page brings an international perspective to publishing with authors based in different locations throughout the world. Kogan Page – Innovative Ideas for Business Success – http://www.koganpageusa.com/.  See their project management titles here.

 

Full Program announced for 9th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

 

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

Keynotes, Speakers and Agenda set for August conference in Richardson, Texas

15 July 2015 – Richardson, TX, USA – The full program is now available for the 9th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium being held during 13-14 August 2015 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) in Richardson, Texas, USA. The conference theme of “Next-Gen Management of Projects: Performance, People, Processes” has attracted a range of interesting papers and speakers. To see the full program schedule for conference or to register, Visit symposium website.

150717-pmwj37-full-IMAGEThis year’s symposium will include the following schedule and speakers:


Thursday, 13 August 2015:

7:15 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Welcome: James Joiner, Symposium Director & Hasan Pirkul, PhD, Dean of the UT Dallas School of Management

8:15 – Keynote1: Dr. Donald Kennerly, MD, Ph.D., Principle Consultant, Kennerly Healthcare Solutions, LLC

9:45 – Keynote 2: Vince Yauger, AIA, PMP, Resident Construction Manager / PM for the University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction

11:30 – Presentations by Farzad Khan; Stacy Goff; Shami Dugal; Cherie Silas & Allison Pollard; Amanda Arriaga & Jessica Iselt; Rochard Cound & Jan Meyer

12:10 p.m. – Lunch

1:20 – Presentations by Tresia Eaves, Susan Casey, Darell Hubbard & Dennis Bolles, Eric Loyd & Danielle Cooper, Todd Williams

2:30 – Presentations by Jeffrey Davidson; Darci Prado, Bruno Peres de Agular & Manuel Carvalho de Neto; Johnson Awoyomi; Connie Inman; Ted Koval; Sherry James

3:35 – Presentations by Zelda Jones; Tobe Phillips; Rebecca Brady; Ipek Ozguler; Tom Wilson; Neelov Kar

4:55 – Presentations by Lee Lavergne; Gary Rechtfertig; David Mantica; Dan Vickers; Neil Farquharson; Bonny Roberts

5:55 – Networking reception

 

Friday, 14 August 2015:

7:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Keynote 3: William A. Moylan, Ph.D., PMP, FESD, DTM, Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University and immediate past member of the PMI Board of Directors

9:30 – Keynote 4: David Hudson, FAIM, MAIPM, Vice President, International Project Management Association

10:45 – Presentations by Myles Miller; Chad Tennesen; Conrado Morlan; Ritu Sharma & Charles Maddox; Jigar Shah & Kevin Christ

11:45 – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Presentations by Navaneethan Venugopalan & Satinder Baweja; Rebecca Brady & Michael Borts; Samir Shah & Stanley Ridgley; Cherie Silas; Lon Roberts & Sharon Roberts

2:10 – Three panel discussions: Partnering with Millennials for Project Success; Maintaining your Certification using PMI’s Talent Triangle; and Revitalizing PMOs

3:30 – Keynote 5: Nikunj Nirmal, Technology Director, Tech Mahindra Agile and DevOPS Transformation

4:50 – Closing comments and Door Prizes

 

To see the full schedule, speakers and topics, visit the symposium website here.

The 2 Day Project Management Symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The 2015 symposium is again sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.

Participants can receive up to 15 PDUs for attending. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in the central United States, plan to attend this world class symposium. REGISTER NOW

For Group Registration information, click here.

150717-pmwj37-full-LOGO1The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

150717-pmwj37-full-LOGO2The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 350,000 members in over 180 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s leading membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

150717-pmwj37-full-PMWJ LOGOThe PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Titles for July drawing for FREE project management books announced

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

July PM World Library drawing will result in six lucky winners around the world

15 July 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Six project management books are being offered for the 28th July 2015 drawing in the FREE BOOKS program through the PM World Library (PMWL). The monthly drawings for free books at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/ began in 2014 in connection with the official opening of the online library and are continuing through 2015.

150715-pmwj36-books-IMAGEWorking in partnership with authors and publishers, the PM World Library posts a number of project management books as prizes for monthly drawings on its website. A random number drawing of registered library members is held at the end of each month for the books, to be delivered at no cost to lucky winners.  Books for upcoming drawings are posted on the PM World Library home page and in the PM World Journal.  For more information about the drawings for FREE BOOKS, click here.

Books offered for the July 2015 drawing include:

Dynamic Scheduling(R) with Microsoft (R) Project 2013: The Book By and For Professionals; Authors: Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP; Mario Landa, PMP; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Managing Technology-Based Projects: Tools, Techniques, People and Business Processes; Author: Hans Thamhain; Publisher: Wiley (2014); For more about the book, click here.

Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise; Author: John C. Goodpasture, PMP; Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2010); 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.

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

According to David Pells, PMWL Managing Director, “We have only six books in this month’s drawing, with more books for future drawings now coming in. Nevertheless, the six books offered this month are outstanding and will make great prizes for the winners. I want to thank Darrel, Dennis, Morten, Russ and Shane for continuing to offer their books as prizes.”

To win, one must be a registered individual member of the PMWL. To see FREE BOOKS offered for more upcoming drawings, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the PMWL, go to http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

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.

 

IPMA Italy launches new Applied Journal of Project Management

 

P/PM PROFESSION & PUBLISHING NEWS

16 July 2015 – Milan, Italy – IPMA Italy, the project management section of ANIMP, the Italian member association of the International Project Management Association (IPMA®), has launched a new project management journal that will be published on a quarterly basis. The “IPMA Italy Journal of Applied Project Management” (IIJAPM) is primarily in Italian language, but with some articles in English by international contributors. The editor of the new journal is Prof. Antonio Calabrese, School of Management, POLYTECNICO MILANO.

150716-pmwJ37-applied-IMAGEThe first edition of the new IIJAPM can be found at http://ipma.it/ipma/index.php/journal-of-applied-project-management. The second edition is in production.

According to Prof. Calabrese, “Our aim is to contribute in diffusing knowledge, knowhow and best practices among the community of project managers and any other people interested in project management and in projects. In principle, as IPMA Italy, we refer to the Italian community, but since we would like to get papers and contributions even from abroad in order to maximize the benefit to our readers, I think in some way the journal could be interesting even more broadly.”

“The broad perspective of the journal is strengthened by the International Advisory Board that IPMA Italy appointed for the journal, joined by Morten Fangel, Stacy Goff, Erik Mansson, Jesus Martinez Almela, Ding Ronggui and Bill Young,” Antonio continued. “It is basically a journal written in Italian, but some of the papers are in English (the first edition has two articles in English by Morten Fangel and Roberto Mori).”

The IIJAPM is an open source journal at http://ipma.it/ipma/index.php/pubblicazioni/journal and is available to all readers, with the possibility of free download.

IPMA Italy is based on the evolution of the Section of Project Management of ANIMP (National Association of Industrial Plant Engineering), which is for Italy the Member Association of IPMA® (International Project Management Association). Since 2000 ANIMP has the exclusive on national territory for the professional certification of project managers according to IPMA methodology and mandated the IPMA representative in Italy. Based in Milan, IPMA Italy has website at http://ipma.it/ipma/

IPMA® (International Project Management Association) is the first and one of the largest international associations of Project Management in the world. Born in 1965, it is active in over 50 countries, in each of which is represented by a Member Association. More at http://ipma.ch/

 

J. Ross Project Management Books for next three Free Book Drawings announced

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Six more project management books for PM World Library drawings to be provided by J. Ross Publishing

2 July 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that J. Ross Publishing in the United States will provide six more project management books for their monthly FREE BOOKS drawings during the next three months. Two each of the six books will be offered as prizes for monthly during drawings in July, August and September 2015. The monthly drawings for free books are provided through the PM World Library (PMWL) at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

For more information about the drawings for FREE BOOKS, click here.

The next six books offered by J. Ross Publishing for 2015 PMWL drawings include the following:


150702-pmwj36-jross-book1-DYNAMIC SCHEDULINGDynamic Scheduling(R) with Microsoft (R) Project 2013: The Book By and For Professionals

Authors: Rodolfo Ambriz, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP; Mario Landa, PMP
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

 

150702-pmwj36-jross-book2 - AGILE WAY
Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise

Author: John C. Goodpasture, PMP
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2010)
For more about the book, click here

 

 

150702-pmwj36-jross-book3-PORTFOLIO MGT
Organizational Project Portfolio Management: A Practitioner’s Guide

Author: Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

 

150702-pmwj36-jross-book4-STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONSManaging Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success: A Knowledge Integration Framework and Value Focused Approach
Author: Ori Schibi, PMP
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2013)
For more about the book, click here

 



150702-pmwj36-jross-book5-COMPLEX PM

Complex Project Management: An Adaptive Agile Framework for Delivering Business Value
Author: Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D.
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2014)
For more about the book, click here

 

 

150702-pmwj36-jross-book6-STRATEGICPM
Strategic Project Management Transformation: Delivering Maximum ROI & Sustainable Business Value

Author: Marc Resch, PMP
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing (2011)
For more about the book, click here

 

To win, one must be a fully registered member of the PMWL. To see all FREE BOOKS offered for upcoming drawings, 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. J. Ross publishes products that solve real-world challenges and offer insights 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.

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/.

 

EBRD boosts financing for renewable energy projects in Turkey

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTIONG PROJECTS & PM

US$ 180 million in new funding to Garanti and Yapı Kredi banks under mid-sized renewable energy facility

15 July 2015 – London, UK and Ankara, Tukey – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a further boost to Turkey’s renewable energy sector with new financing of US$ 180 million to Garanti Bank (Garanti) and Yapı ve Kredi Bankası (Yapı Kredi). The funds will finance mid-sized renewable energy projects implemented by private sector companies, each ranging between €10 and €40 million. These include solar, hydropower, wind, geothermal, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency projects.

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The financing is extended through an investment in “A-” rated senior bond notes under the banks’ Diversified Payment Rights (DPR) programmes, an established market instrument used by Turkish banks to raise long-term funding in the capital markets.

The EBRD’s funds are made available through the Turkey Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MidSEFF), a €1 billion programme through which the EBRD and the European Investment Bank are supporting sustainable energy finance in Turkey.

The programme is supported by a €5 million grant from the European Union’s Instrument for Pre-Accession in close collaboration with the Turkish Treasury. This grant funding enables the EBRD to provide expert advice to its partner banks and to private sector companies seeking finance for their renewable energy and energy saving projects. The highly successful MidSEFF programme has financed 42 projects to date through seven Turkish banks and has created over 700 MW in additional renewable capacity.

Sylvia Gansser-Potts, EBRD Director for Financial Institutions in Turkey and southern and eastern Mediterranean, said: “This new financing builds on the fruitful cooperation the EBRD has established with Garanti and Yapi Kredi in recent years. Both banks have a strong track record of on-lending to private companies which invest in mid-sized renewable energy projects. Demand for renewable energy finance in Turkey remains high and both lenders have a strong pipeline for many successful investments in the sector.”

Investing in sustainable energy is a strategic priority for the EBRD in Turkey as the country is working to meet growing demand for electricity and diversify away from expensive imported fuel. Turkey has pledged to develop 30 per cent of its total installed capacity from renewable sources by 2023.

Almost half of the Bank’s total portfolio in Turkey is in sustainable energy and since 2009 the EBRD has invested €2.2 billion in almost 60 such projects, including two of the country’s largest wind farms and, most recently, Turkey’s biggest geothermal power plant.

The Bank is also working closely with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and has helped develop Turkey’s first National Renewable Energy Action Plan to attract more investment in renewable energy projects.

The EBRD started investing in Turkey in 2009 and currently operates from offices in Istanbul, Ankara and Gaziantep. In just six years the Bank has invested over €5.5 billion in Turkey through more than 150 projects in infrastructure, energy, agribusiness, industry and finance. It has also mobilised over €12 billion for these ventures from other sources of financing. For more about EBRD projects in Turkey, go to http://www.ebrd.com/turkey.html

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 to nurture the private sector in Central and Eastern Europe and ex-Soviet countries. The EBRD uses investment to help build market economies and democracies from central Europe to central Asia. 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. For more information, visit http://www.ebrd.com/index.htm

Source: EBRD – based on a story by Olga Rosca

 

Full access to 57 Books on Leadership Available

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

Full text access to 57 books on Leadership now available through the PM World Library

14 July 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced new access to 57 books on Leadership through the PM World Library. The EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus database added to the library in May includes many business and management books. Included in the collection are 57 books tagged for leadership. To access these resources, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-books-and-publishers/.

150710-pmwj37-32-IMAGEAccess is available to full text of all 57 books, which include:

  • TransNational Leadership Development: Preparing the Next Generation for the Borderless Business World
  • Return on Experience: Learning Leadership at Work
  • Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring
  • Leadership Wisdom: Discovering the Lessons of Experience
  • Leadership Coaching: When It’s Right, When You’re Ready
  • Leadership Networking: Connect, Collaborate, Create
  • Leadership for Leaders
  • Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition
  • Leading Dispersed Teams
  • Art of Winning Commitment
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Inspiring Leadership — Learning from Great Leaders
  • Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context
  • How to Form a Team: Five Keys to High Performance;
  • And more

 

Many of these books were published by the Center for Creative Leadership in the United States between 2000 and 2009. Some were published by AMA in the USA and Thorogood Publishing in the UK.

Access to the books is available with the new PMWL Scholar memberships, and to those signing up for the 10-day Free Trial memberships. (If you’ve already gone through a free trial membership previously, please send an email to [email protected] so you can be set you up for another free trial.)

According to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library, “The EBSCO database includes many resources that can now be accessed through the library. We’re trying to identify more publications in the database that may be of immediate interest to those in the project management field. Leadership is certainly one topic; full text of these 57 books is available in the database so we brought access forward to make it easier.”

To access the leadership books, navigate to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-books-and-publishers/ and select the leadership books option.

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 publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and 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 the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

Invitation to Expo2015 and Last Call to Europe 2020

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Reported by Roberto Mori in Milan

13 July 2015 – Milan, Italy – The attention of 148 Countries is focused on the event Expo2015 (http://www.expo2015.org/) that Milano (Italy) is hosting from May 1st to October 31st 2015. For the first time in BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) Expos history, the 412 direct Stakeholders have been developing the really universal theme of the event (Feeding the Planet, Energy for life) in many different innovative ways, with the stage left to the mankind. The expected millions of visitors will then have the privilege to see and judge all such ways.

150713-pmwj37-expo2015-IMAGE1But the event’s opening day was the end of a long route started in 2008 and driven by an unparalleled program comprised of much more than 500 individual projects, each of them independently managed under the general coordination of the Organizing Authority, in line with the guidelines issued by BIE.

It is apparent that the extent and constraints of the program, the so many world cultures involved, along with the area of just one sqkm where all the projects have been simultaneously implemented, presented countless challenges and required widespread Program and Project Management competencies to deal with:

  • Risks analysis and management prior to application to BIE and during both the implementation of the program and the event itself.
  • General and sustainability principles that have inspired the program.
  • Organization of the operations management structure, up to the site activities.
  • Relationships with all the Stakeholders and impact of multi-culture context.
  • High surveillance and direction of construction site for sub-contracts of own direct responsibility.
  • External infrastructures and urban modifications.
  • Projects for post-event destination of the area.
  • Relationships with the many partners and civil society organizations.

The list of challenges is far from being exhaustive, but it is sufficient to highlight the uniqueness of the program.

There also other reasons to visit the Expo than just the 412 different ways of the theme development and presentation: among others the projects of the world most renowned architects, that are displayed in one sqkm.

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Further, the suggestive and evocative theme can be, and is being, interpreted in many respects: life, culture, civilization, history, art, pleasure, senses, projects, sport, creativity, technology, involvement of the four primordial elements (earth, water, air, fire).

One more reason for project management professionals from all over the world to visit Expo2015 for an unrepeatable experience is linked to the food as protagonist of one of the most sensitive paradoxes of the modern world that could only be resolved through political projects correctly devised and implemented.

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The Expo Milano 2015 exhibition aims also to create a worldwide occasion for international dialogue on the dramatic challenges faced to secure a sustainable environment into the future. One of the major events – hosted and organized by Sodalitas Foundation, Italy – took place on 19th June: the Last Call to Europe 2020, that has represented a great opportunity to meet with some of the most advanced European and international enterprises committed to achieve a more equitable and sustainable Europe for millions of European citizens.

European Commission representatives, CSR Europe members, Business Organization Presidents and worldwide and European CEOs have brought their experience on the most relevant business challenges towards sustainability, that is meant not only as a social, ethical driver, but also as a convenience process aimed at increasing the Corporate share value.

CSR Europe is the leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility. Through its network of corporate members and 42 National CSR organizations (Sodalitas Foundation is one of them), it gathers over 10,000 companies, and acts as a platform for those businesses looking to enhance sustainable growth and positively contribute to society. In its mission to bring the CSR agenda forward, CSR Europe goes beyond European borders and cooperates with CSR organizations in other regions across the world.

During the conference, CSR Europe has launched the “Milan Manifesto – Enterprise 2020”, a strategic direction of how the over 10,000 European enterprises committed to sustainability can collectively work together to support the Europe 2020 goals within the next five years. In order to deliver on the Enterprise 2020 Manifesto, CSR Europe facilitates two European Business Campaigns: Skills for Jobs and Sustainable Living Cities.

The “Milan Manifesto – Enterprise 2020” calls on all companies and governments to take up the challenge of putting words into action by being at the forefront of change and:

  1. Make employability and inclusion a priority across boards, management and value chains.
  2. Stimulate member companies to engage as committed partners with communities, cities and regions to develop and implement new sustainable production methods, consumption and livelihood.
  3. Put transparency and respect for human rights at the heart of business conduct.

Mrs. Diana Bracco, President of Sodalitas Foundation and President of Expo2015 states: The “Milan Manifesto – Enterprise 2020” will focus business priority and commitment to achieve Europe 2020 objectives in a time of extraordinary challenges: do more with less, promote sustainable living and consumption life styles, establish new welfare systems. Sustainable enterprises can make a substantial contribution to build a future of growth and inclusion for all.

Viscount Etienne Davignon, President of CSR Europe and former Vice President of the European Commission, describes the role of the Manifesto: In over 50 years in government and business, this is one of the most ambitious initiatives to address the future of Europe through practical business-led solutions that I have witnessed. Please join us!

Next November 2015 (Enterprise 2020 Summit, Brussels) the “Milan Manifesto – Enterprise 2020” will be officially presented to the European Commission and will become the dialogue platform between the most advanced enterprises and the European institutions to achieve together a sustainable growth.

After the launch of the Manifesto, the plenary session of June 19th conference was then split into three parallel workshops:

  1. Growth is sustainable focused on: circular economy; role of businesses to accelerate the process towards “smart cities”; sharing economy.
  2. Growth is smart focused on digital innovation, one the seven pillars of Europe 2020 strategy.
  3. Growth is inclusive focused on social inclusion for multiple perspectives: fight against poverty; development of skills for job; promotion of diversity. To achieve the social inclusion goals it has been underlined that a strategic lever should support the creation and development of entrepreneurship with high social impact, which in turn calls for project management competences as strategic skills for the young generations.

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Photo: Representatives of European Commission, CSR Europe and Enterprises 2020 celebrate on stage the launch of the Manifesto

 

Hill International Executives Receive Recognition from AACE in USA

 

P/PM PEOPLE NEWS

13 July 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Hill International has announced today that three of its executives have received recognition from AACE International.

150713-pmwj37-AACE-IMAGE1Mark E. von Leffern, PMP, PSP, EVP, Project Controls Engineer with Hill’s Los Angeles, California office, has received AACE’s Charles V. Keane Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to an AACE member who has consistently endeavored to enhance the professional improvement of AACE members, through the advancement of knowledge, the cultivation of friendly relations among professionals, the maintenance of high professional standards, and cooperation with other professional societies in a manner consistent with the objective of AACE. Von Leffern, currently the President of AACE’s Southern California Section, has more than 15 years of project and financial management experience in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, transportation and energy industries. Von Leffern earned his B.A. in environmental analysis and design and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Irvine. He is certified as a Project Management Professional, a Project and Scheduling Professional and an Earned Value Professional.

150713-pmwj37-AACE-IMAGE2Michael R. Nosbisch, CCP, PSP, FAACE, Vice President in Hill’s Irvine, California office, has been named a Fellow of AACE, which is given in recognition of professional attainment and significant accomplishment in cost management or cost engineering. Nosbisch, a former President of AACE, has more than 20 years of experience in project management, management consulting, accounting, cost engineering, planning, scheduling and contract administration. He earned his B.A. in geological sciences from the University of Rochester and his M.E.M. in engineering management from George Washington University. Nosbisch is a Certified Cost Professional and a Project and Scheduling Professional.

Drew N. Ray, PSP, Managing Consultant in Hill’s Las Vegas, Nevada office, has been elected President of AACE’s Nevada Section.  Ray has more than 15 years of project management experience in the engineering and construction industry.  His diverse construction project experience includes casino, mixed-use, residential, resort, educational, institutional, commercial, transportation and public works projects. He has pursued coursework at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and he is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP).

“We congratulate these three executives on their outstanding achievements,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s President and Chief Executive Officer.   “We are proud of their contributions to AACE, one of our industry’s most respected professional organizations,” added Richter.

AACE’s vision is to be the recognized technical authority in cost and schedule management for programs, projects, products, assets and services.  AACE’s members enable organizations around the world to achieve their investment expectations by managing and controlling projects, programs, and portfolios and they create value by advancing technical knowledge and professional development.

For more information about AACE, please visit their website at http://www.aacei.org/

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 4,800 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other construction project services to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  For more information, visit http://www.hillintl.com/.

Source: Hill International

 

32 new works by 43 different authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to more than 1350 project management articles, papers & other works by 630 different authors in more than 60 countries

10 July 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 32 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) were added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month. These contributions by 43 different authors in 17 countries were published in the July 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/.

150710-pmwj37-32-IMAGEThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1350 original works by 614 different authors from 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 43 authors this month, 17 were new to the journal and library.

All works in the PMWL can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We recently served as media partner for two major project management conferences, one at the University of Latvia and the other at the University of Maryland in the USA, so we are republishing some good conference papers in the journal now. This month’s second editions are exceptional.”

New authors in July included Dr. Juris Binde (Latvia), Dr. Ngwu Chukwuemeka (Nigeria), Roger Davies (UK), Zane Demjanova (Latvia), Dr. John Ezeokonkwo (Nigeria), Petek Kabakci (Turkey), Meda Keleckaite (Lithuania), Evelina Meiliene (Lithuania), Alex Marques (USA), Ilze Saulite (Latvia), Yerry Silitonga (Indonesia), Rohit Tammana (USA), Ron Terbush (USA), Roel Wolfert (Netherlands) and Dr. Vita Zvirbule (Latvia).New works from 27 authors already included in the library were also added.

“We also launched a new series by Alan Stretton on the application of general management principles to project management,” Pells adds. “Our series contributors are all very experienced and knowledgeable project management experts, so their articles should be read every month. That especially includes this new one by Dr. Stretton. The reports from our correspondents are also very interesting, many with great photos. I’d like to thank all of our contributors for sharing their works this month.”

In addition to the original papers, 30+ news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,300 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.

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$400 billion for Sustainable Development Goals

 

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International financial institutions to announce $400 billion in support of sustainable development goals at July conference in Ethiopia

10 July 2015 – The multilateral development banks (MDBs) and IMF today announced plans to extend more than $400 billion in financing over the next three years and vowed to work more closely with private and public sector partners to help mobilize the resources needed to meet the historic challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The institutions—the African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank Group (referred to as the MDBs), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — announced their plans in the lead-up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, July 13-16.

150710-pmwj37-$500-billion-IMAGEThe SDGs are ambitious and demand equal ambition in using the “billions” of dollars in current flows of official development assistance (ODA) and all available resources to attract, leverage and mobilize “trillions” in investments of all kinds—public and private, national and global.

ODA, estimated at $135 billion a year, provides a fundamental source of financing, especially in the poorest and most fragile countries. But more is needed. Investment needs in infrastructure alone reach up to $1.5 trillion a year in emerging and developing countries. Meeting the staggering but achievable needs of the SDG agenda requires everyone to make the best use of each dollar from every source, and draw in and increase public and private investment. The MDBs—the engines of development finance—are looking to a range of options for scaling up.

MDB development finance has grown from $50 billion in 2001 to $127 billion in 2015. For each dollar invested by its shareholders, MDBs are able to commit $2-5 in new financing each year. The MDBs’ own direct private sector investments have increased fourfold over this period. They mobilize an additional $2-5 in private investment for every dollar they invest directly in private sector operations. The vow to increase their contribution to more than $400 billion over the next three years reflects in part efforts to make even better use of their balance sheets.

Additional steps to leverage more resources include the development of new approaches and tools to help developing countries play a stronger role in harnessing national resources. The MDBs and the IMF are partnering with countries on, for example, the introduction of a new toolkit to assess and improve tax policies and expanding instruments such as e-procurement to achieve better government spending.

Increasing external resource flows to developing countries for investment is essential to achieving the SDGs—but these flows can be expected to materialize only in circumstances where countries have coherent development strategies consistent with maintaining macroeconomic stability while also ensuring the delivery of key public sector services and a business environment supportive of growth.

According to Donald Kaberuka, President of the AfDB: “2015 is a critical year in charting the development future of Africa – the continent that still has the greatest development needs, and the continent that presents the greatest opportunity – for itself and for the world. The level of collaboration among the MDBs in preparing the Financing for Development conference has been unprecedented, in coming up with innovative solutions to scale up development financing. One such is sovereign exposure exchange, where the African Development Bank is working closely with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank to stretch our balance sheet so that we can scale up lending to our clients in North Africa.”

Takehiko Nakao, President of the ADB, issued the following statement: “This is a critical time for governments, the private sector and MDBs to come together to tackle the fundamental development challenges of our time. For its part, ADB has already taken the groundbreaking step to strengthen its lending capacity. By merging concessional and non-concessional lending windows ADB will be able to increase its financing to member countries by 50 percent. With its support to the private sector, including the recent establishment of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships, ADB will intensify its efforts to unlock the enormous private resources available in the Asia and Pacific region for development financing.”

Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, said: “Sharing technical and financial experience is crucial to successfully tackle climate change and ensure that sustainable development can benefit future generations.  The European Investment Bank has worked closely with the other MDBs for many years to strengthen climate action, infrastructure and private sector investment that improves lives around the world. We share the firm commitment of the world’s public banks to further support investment in the years ahead that contributes to achieving the SDG’s by unlocking green growth, supporting transition to cleaner energy and fostering innovation.”

Suma Chakrabarti, President of the EBRD, stated: “Scaling up our impact and investment from all sources for sustainable development means we must marshal policy advice and knowledge along with financing. At EBRD we aim to galvanise private finance to support investments, especially in infrastructure, including sustainable energy and the fight against climate change. Crucially, in order to successfully attract private investment to serve these public goals we also advise on policies that improve the regulatory framework and strengthen institutions.”

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IDB, said: “It’s essential for multilateral banks and the IMF to work closely with each other, as well as with governments and the private sector to mobilize the additional resources needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We all share the same goals, which include reducing poverty and inequality, promoting economic growth and productivity that creates well-paid jobs, improving social and physical infrastructure, pursuing sustainable energy policies, ensuring food security and protecting biodiversity, among other pressing challenges. The IDB’s recent decision to create a separate entity to deal exclusively with our private sector portfolio shows our commitment to tapping all possible sources of development funding.”

According to Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF: “This year marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity for global development. The only way to seize it is through partnership. To go far, we must go together. The IMF—with its global membership and mandate to promote economic growth and stability—is a committed partner. In this pivotal year, we have targeted areas where providing additional support will have strong payoffs: we have just increased access to all our concessional loan facilities by a full 50 percent; we are set to expand our large program of support to developing countries in mobilizing domestic tax revenues; and we will deepen our policy engagement with countries on key development issues such as addressing infrastructure needs and promoting equity and inclusion.”

Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, stated, “We must cast away the stereotypes of aid and think about development differently. It’s about creating opportunity for all, giving people an equal chance to succeed in life, and preparing the world to deal with the challenges of climate change and the next pandemic. We need trillions, not billions, of dollars to accomplish these goals, and the money will come from many sources: developing countries, private sector investment, donors, and international financial institutions. By working together, we can help people build better lives with good education, quality health care, clean water, and proper sanitation. Those investments in people will help end extreme poverty in just 15 years.”

Through their policy advice and technical assistance, the MDBs and IMF support countries in designing economic policies to achieve these objectives; through MDB policy support loans and IMF-supported programs, these institutions provide general financial support towards meeting budgetary and balance of payments needs.

The private sector is playing an increasing role in financing goods, services and infrastructure. The MDBs are committed to engaging differently with private sector partners on a wide range of interventions, including connecting investors with opportunities, helping countries make investments more attractive, and building local financial markets.

The MDBs are also partnering with others to develop innovative financing approaches to support global needs, such as health and climate, building on extensive work already underway.

Source: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

Development Bank of Namibia receives ZAR 4.5 billion to finance projects

 

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9 July 2015 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Windhoek, Namibia – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the approval of a line of credit of ZAR 4.5 billion (about US $450 million) to Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) to finance projects in key priority sectors in the country including infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics and tourism.

150709-pmwj37-4.5billion-MAPThe LOC will enhance DBN’s liquidity and ability to provide financing on appropriate terms to projects and enterprises in key sectors including those with lower levels of economic activity, infrastructure and formerly disadvantaged segments of Namibia’s population, particularly women and young entrepreneurs.

The financed projects and enterprises are expected to contribute to Namibia’s economic development, generate employment opportunities and reduced income inequalities. In addition, the LOC is expected to contribute to infrastructure development through the provision of support to energy and transport infrastructure initiatives; contribute to private sector development through alleviation of financing constraints, as well as contribute to gender and social development through support to projects in rural underserved communities and social infrastructure initiatives such as vocational training and health facilities.

DBN is a national development finance institution that was founded in to promote and finance development in sectors which support development and the welfare of the citizens of the country. The bank is fully owned by the Government of Namibia and provides support to its target beneficiaries in form of loans, equity partnerships, financial advisory services, management services, and export/import finance. It has maintained a solid financial track record, consistently posted healthy profits and achieved good asset quality over the years. DBN is well ranked by the Association of African Development Financial Institutions and has strong corporate governance and risk management structures and processes.

For more information about AfDB projects in Namibia, go to http://www.afdb.org/en/countries/southern-africa/namibia/

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 http://www.adbg.org/.

Source: African Development Bank