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Survey on Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Resilience

 

P/PM RESEARCH NEWS

Invitation to participate in graduate research on the impact of emotional intelligence on organizational resilience; participants to receive report

28 August 2015 – Lille, France – A PhD student at SKEMA Business School in Lille, France is conducting research on the impact of leaders’ emotional intelligence on organizational resilience. She has launched a survey and is seeking participants around the world to provide input. A questionnaire assesses an individual’s emotional intelligence and resilience and can help estimate the resilience of organizations. 

150828-pmwj38-survey-SKEMAKey terms, according to the researcher:

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a set of brain abilities and skills to recognize, analyze and understand our and other’s emotions as a source of information to achieve better thinking and decision-making (Salovey & Mayer, 1990).

Resilience is a dynamic process that includes positive adaptation and bouncing back from adversity stronger than before.

Organizational Resilience is the ability of an organization to survive a crisis and thrive in a world of uncertainty.

Take the survey

Take the survey at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2285065/Emotional-Intelligence-and-Organizational-Resilience

After clicking on the link, you will be directed to a questionnaire that takes about 15 minutes to complete. For each item, choose the answer that best describes you. There are no right or wrong answers. It is important to complete the full survey otherwise it cannot be used as part of the overall research.

Participation is voluntary and one can stop at any time, even though it is hoped you will complete the survey. You will participate as anonymous person unless you wish to receive a free report or/and to participate in the lottery.  If this is the case, please kindly write your email address at the end of the questionnaire. All personal and organizational information will be deleted before data analysis. The organization name is asked only to reconcile the responses from the same organization and will not be used for any analysis.

As a thank you, participants will be provided with a report with participant’s score and invited to participate in a lottery to win books on leadership and organizational resilience. Please note that the survey works the best on computers and laptops.

SKEMA Business School is an international business school with 6 campuses (three in France, one in USA, one in china, and one in Brazil). It has 6700 students with over 100 nationalities. There are several and diverse programs from Bachelor to PhD.  It has three PhD programs in Corporate Finance, Knowledge Technology and Organization, Project and Programme management. For more about SKEMA, go to http://www.skema.edu/

The PhD in Project and Programme management aims to develop students’ research skills, managerial and entrepreneurial competencies. It provides an in-depth knowledge in project management and links PhD candidates with professional bodies and research networks at national and international levels. For more information, visit http://www.skema.edu/programs/phd/phd-in-strategy-programme-and-project-management

 

Procuring Successful Mega-Projects

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEW

New book shares procurement and legal best practices for managing large contracts on major programmes and project

15 August 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of a new book by Louise Hart titled Procuring Successful Mega-Projects: How to Establish Major Government Contracts Without Ending up in Court. Among other things, this book provides advice on how to develop and negotiate a contract that doesn’t contain undeliverable obligations or perverse incentives but does contain the necessary provisions for successful project management. It describes how to structure and follow a procurement process that is fair to bidders and delivers great outcomes.

150815-pmwj38-procuring-BOOKAccording to Gower: Mega-projects descending into chaos and litigation embarrass governments all over the world, as the public sector presides over fiascos that waste billions and destroy reputations. Inquiry after Inquiry finds the damaging and costly failures of major government projects can be traced back to the contract establishment process.

Procuring Successful Mega-Projects, a mentor’s guide for project directors, provides frank, fearless, practical advice on how to set up a major government contract that won’t end up in court. The book provides useful advice for everyone with a stake in the success of a mega-project: public sector executives; Ministers; private sector tenderers; infrastructure lenders; legal, financial and technical professional service providers; and procurement and project management professionals.

Louise Hart has been involved with mega-projects in Sydney and London for around 30 years. She has led major procurements for the public sector, including as Project Director for the establishment of the $3.6 billion public private partnership for the double deck Waratah passenger trains now serving Sydney’s network. Her past roles, which span the public and private sectors, include: solicitor in international law firms in Sydney and London; adviser to the Latvian Ministry of Economic Reform; Privatisation Legal Adviser for the flotation of Railtrack, then the owner of Britain’s rail network; and transaction manager for two major restructurings of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project. Louise is now is an independent consultant and speaker specialising in major projects and procurement.

For more about the book, click here.

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].

5th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States

 

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

April 2016 International Project Management Conference in Riga announced

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

26 August 2015 – Riga, Latvia – The 5th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 14-15 April 2016. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia. The Call for Papers remains open, with abstracts accepted through 15 November 2015. More information can be found at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

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

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In 2016 we will have 5th anniversary that the Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Latvia together with the Professional Association of Project managers organize an international conference on project management, gathering professionals from a number of countries

In 2015 twenty countries were represented (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Iran, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Italy, Norway, Palestine, Finland, Belgium, Turkey, Portugal, Romania, Lithuania and other), and this year several others have joined in. The conference aims to host a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems

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Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives

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

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

Sections will be designed according to themes of accepted abstracts. The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed. Key dates

November 15, 2015 – Applications for participation at the conference and submission of abstract (see requirements)

December  20, 2015 – Notification of acceptance and invitation to prepare report

Until December 30, 2015 – Payment of reduced conference fee

February 8, 2016 – Submission of paper for conference proceedings

February 28, 2016 – Information on paper acceptance, feedback from reviewers

March 18, 2016 – Deadline for revised papers. Detailed conference programme

Benefits and reasons for joining the conference:

  1. Meet the professionals, scientists and Ph.D. students in Project Management and listen to their experience from different countries all over the world
  2. As PMP, PMI-ACP or other PMI certified professionals you could earn PDU’s to be claim for maintaining your certification
  3. Publish your research paper in conference proceeding book with ISBN number and direct indexing with EBSCO.
  4. Selected papers will be considered to publish on Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). The PMWJ (ISSN 2330-4480), a non-refereed electronic publication registered with the US Library of Congress, is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest intermediary between publishers and libraries. Contents of the PMWJ will be included in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete databases.
  5. Enlarge your network with new professional peers
  6. Widen your knowledge from European top Project Management speakers
  7. Stand up from the crowd and make your voice heard in interactive discussions
  8. Increase your sociability by gaining new friends who share the same ideas as yours
  9. Get the latest information about growing your professional career
  10. Help the Project Management community to grow and to have a stronger voice

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This is a particularly important aspect for Latvia, since the coming years will bring many large-scale projects both in railway reconstruction and big construction objects, such as the new concert hall, as well as various sizeable event organization

Project management is currently one of the most topical forms of task organization. The necessity for its application is dictated by several factors. The most important among them are the ever increasing complexity of products and services, and market competition. The complexity of products and services causes higher requirements for interdisciplinary knowledge, and the growing competition in markets forces businesses to make better use of their resources, become better and quicker than their competitors, and make swifter changes in their organizations, pursuing their clients’ interests. In such conditions, project management opens new opportunities for businesses

The Professional Project Managers Association (PVPA) together with the University of Latvia are organizing already the fifth international conference on project management, giving practical and theoretical specialists from various countries the opportunity to exchange their opinions on practical and theoretical aspects of project management. Such exchange of knowledge and opinions enables us to develop project management as a professional activity not only within an individual country, but on an international level as well

The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed. If you have an interest in advancing professional project management or learning about the latest in project management applications and ideas, don’t miss this major regional conference

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers and the Baltic Controlling Institute

The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, visit the conference website or contact conference coordinators at [email protected] or [email protected]

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50 Books from Harvard Business School Publishing

 

P/PM EDUCATION NEWS

Summaries of 50+ management books from Harvard Business School Publishing available through PM World Library

25 August 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced the availability of professionally prepared summaries of 50+ business and management books published by the Harvard Business School Press now in the PM World Library. To access these resources, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-books-and-publishers/.

Established in 1636 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is America’s oldest institution of higher learning and one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University, has been ranked #1 in the world by the Financial Times and is considered one of the world’s foremost business schools. Harvard Business School Publishing produces print and digital products including Harvard Business Review (HBR) and various books and guides aimed at improving business practices.

150825-pmwj38-50-PMWL LogoThe EBSCO Business Book Summaries database now available through the PM World Library includes a number of books published by Harvard Business School Publishing, by authors and editors of the HBR.  The professionally developed book summaries include the following:

Harvard’s 20 Minute Manager Series, including Managing Projects – Create Your Schedule, Monitor Your Budget, Meet Your Goals (2014), and 4 others.

HBR Guides, including the HBR Guide to Project Management: Motivate Your Team, Avoid Scope Creep, Deliver Results (2012); HBR Guide to Coaching Employees: Give Effective Feedback, Foster Steady Growth, Motivate Star Performers (2015); and 8 others

HBR Must Reads, including HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Teams (2013); HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership (2011); HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Change Management (2011); and 8 others.

Other Harvard Published Books, including Critical Knowledge Transfer: Tools for Managing Your Company’s Deep Smarts, by Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swap and Gavin Barton (2015); Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, by Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove and Kent Lineback (2014); Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life, by Stewart D. Friedman (2014); Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, by Nick Morgan (2014); Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process, by Andy Molinsky (2013); Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett (2013); Leading Change, by John P. Kotter (2012); and 18 others.

Full access to the book summaries 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, PM World Library director, “HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management is one of the best resources on the change management topic that I’ve ever come across. I found it in the PMI Bookstore at the PMI Global Congress a couple of years ago. These are all good books by some of America’s leading management thinkers with a great deal of wisdom inside. And the summaries capture most of the main points.”

“Purchasing or reading all of these books would be virtually impossible for most people,” Pells adds. “The summaries on the other hand can be read in a couple of sittings, with a vast amount of knowledge and insights gained. I didn’t even know many of these books existed. Now we are excited to provide access to these valuable resources.”

To access the Harvard book summaries, navigate to http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-books-and-publishers/ and scroll down to “50+ Books from Harvard Business School Publishing”.

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.

 

US$17million Beverage Plant Commissioned in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

 

PROJECT NEWS

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

25 August 2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s market leader in Beverages Production, Delta Beverages Ltd, has commissioned a brand new US$17 million opaque beer plant in the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo. The plant was completed in July 2015 and is now operational following official opening done in the same month.

150825-pmwj38-bulawayo-IMAGEGiving a trading update at the company’s Annual General Meeting early in August 2015, Delta Chief Executive Mr Pearson Gowero said following the commissioning of the ‘Chibuku’ beer plant the company is now focused on growing sorghum beer business. Chibuku is the brand name of the popular local opaque beer brewed from sorghum as the main ingredient.

“The demand for sorghum beer has been growing on the local market and following the commissioning of the Bulawayo plant and Chitungizwa. We’ll now focus on driving growth of Sorghum beer which had previously been restricted by capacity. “We’ve witnessed great demand on Chibuku and the company will enhance efficiency in distribution”, said Gowero.

Delta have another opaque beer plant in Chitungwiza, a satellite town located about 25km south of Harare. Demand at the Chitungwiza plant is currently at 9,000 hectolitres per day against current production of 6,000 hectolitres per day, according to the CEO.

With the new Bulawayo plant coming on line, Delta is projecting national capacity of Chibuku beer to increase to 3.5 million hectolitres per year closing the supply gap that is currently being experienced in the market. We started commissioning on July 26, the plant is now in production, the engineers are now putting final touches, and once at full capacity we expect to be able to meet demand”, he said. Gowero said the company’s volumes and revenues declined in the first quarter.

He said the month of July performed better compared to the first three months, as most of the categories showed resilience and positive growth. Gowero said key focus areas for the company would be grow the top line and business growth across all product categories.

“Going forward we’re looking at improving our product mix to meet the demands of our customers while reducing costs across the value chain.

The company will also focus on optimising and sustaining dividend payout”, said Gowero. Larger beer volumes for the period to June were 8 percent below the previous period while sparkling beverages were down 15 percent as consumers went for lower priced alternatives.

Non-alcoholic beverages recorded a decline of 11 percent for the quarter due, partly, to production related outrages. Sorghum beer was down 12 percent but revenue increased two percent. On the performance of other Delta subsidiary companies such as Schweppes, Mutare Bottling and Nampak, Gowero said Schweppes volumes were down 11 percent while Nampak Zimbabwe’s packaging volumes for the period were depressed in line with the performance of key customers. He said Delta, Mutare Bottling and Schweppes remain the biggest customers for Nampak Zimbabwe.

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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].

Source: Project Management Zimbabwe

 

Professor Antonio Calabrese in Italy named International Academic Advisor for PM World

 

PM EDUCATION & PEOPLE NEWS

Director of MPM program at Politecnico di Milano joins academic advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

23 August 2015 – Dallas, TX, USA and Milan, Italy – PM World has announced that Prof Antonio Calabrese has joined the organization’s academic advisory board for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Prof Calabrese is director of the masters in project management degree program at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. He joins an international team of academic leaders who provide advice and feedback to the PM World editorial team.

150823-pmwj38-Calabrese-PHOTOAntonio Calabrese is Associate Professor of “Industrial Plants” and “Industrial Plants Management” at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He is Faculty member of the School of Management and Director of two masters degree programmes in project management offered by MIP, the graduate School of Business of the university: the MSPME (Master in Strategic Project Management European, for international students) and the MPM (Master in Project Management, for Italian students).

Director of the MBA and Executive MBA programmes of the School (2013-2015) and of the Corporate Division (customized programmes for companies, 2010-2013), his main research interests are in project management and industrial engineering. Within project management he is mostly interested in project control, risk management, strategic project management, program and portfolio management, stakeholder management and the effects of cultural differences on the project success.

Since 2006 he cooperates with some universities (Shandong University – China, Heriot Watt University – UK, Umea University – Sweden) both in master and PhD programmes. He is member of the Executive Board of IPMA Italy (International Project Management Academy – Italy) since 2008 and is the Editor of the IPMA Italy Journal of Applied Project Mnagement. Reviewer at many congresses and chairman or co-chairman, he is author or co-author of 11 books and more than 70 publications. He consults for large, medium and small private companies in the field of management, project management and industrial engineering.

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer. Research is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico di Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world.

150823-pmwj38-Calabrese-IMAGEThe Politecnico di Milano is currently divided into 12 Departments, 6 Schools and 7 Campuses, with a total of 40,365 enrolled students (8,516 architects, 3,958 designers, and 27,891 engineers).

Foreign students at the university include 1,484 undergraduates, 2,010 studying at masters degree level, and 305 PhD students. Many programmes and courses are taught in English. More information can be found at http://www.polimi.it/en

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Professor Calabrese join our academic advisory team. In addition to his many academic achievements, he has been an active leader within IPMA Italy, teacher of various IPMA Advanced Courses, and a contributor at many IPMA world congresses and other events. He is well known and respected throughout Europe.“

According to Professor Calabrese, “I am also honored to join PM World’s advisory team, especially since I see so many friends and colleagues already participating. I look forward to learning more about PM World’s publishing and educational activities and to contributing when I can.”

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/.

 

The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

15 August 2015 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations, by Steve Tkalcevich. Published in August 2015, this new book presents an in-depth look at how to master the matrix structure that many project managers find themselves in. The book provides tools to help project managers gain influence among peers and management, explains how to build a coalition to establish de facto authority, and prepares project managers for leadership roles.

150815-pmwj38-self-made-BOOKAccording to the CRC release: Almost all leadership books assume that the leader has authority over their team members. The challenge of project management in a matrix-structured environment is that this is not always the case. A whole new plan of attack has to be executed for the project manager to deliver in an organization where they do not have formal authority. This book takes a unique approach to understanding the matrix structure and the tactics needed to succeed.

The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations gives you insight into the minds of a group of 55 project, program, and portfolio managers who have worked in a matrix environment. It presents lessons learned from both their successes and failures.

Steve Tkalcevich earned an MBA in leadership from the University of Liverpool, UK. He holds the PMP® designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI), Master Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University, and has a diploma in Microcomputer Management from Humber College in Toronto, Canada. Tkalcevich has been working in the information technology sector since 2000. For the last several years he has worked for various web software development firms in project management roles. Prior to working in project management, Tkalcevich worked in information technology management for a leading wholesale firm in Canada. He was technical support supervisor for an Internet service provider and information technology consultant.

For more about this book, click here.

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats. To see their project management titles, go to http://www.ittoday.info/catalog/projectmanagement.htm

Source: CRC Press

 

Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies

 

PM PUBLISHING NEWS

18 August 2015 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies, edited by Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson. Published in August 2015, this new book highlights some of the common challenges experienced in developing economies and strategies to overcome them; shares observations and cases from a cross-section of industries including ICT, education and law; and discusses some of the primary considerations in managing successful development projects.

150818-pmwj38-strategic-BOOKAccording to the CRC release: Based on expert practitioners’ contributions from across the globe including Brazil, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies offers modern experiences, best practices, and tools for individuals and teams working in projects spanning diverse environments in developing economies. The book answers the questions: what are the issues and challenges experienced in “developing” countries and how can effective project management practices address them? It then presents strategies and sustainable solutions.

The book covers the foundations of project management, highlighting particular strategies that may resonate with organizations across the globe, particularly developing economies. It includes dialogue on project success criteria and performance evaluation techniques, stakeholder management, program and portfolio management, managing knowledge in projects and case studies across industries such as ICT, education and law.

Corlane Barclay is a business consultant and a full-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica, since 2009, where she has designed and successfully implemented the first and only wholly owned graduate program in information systems management, with five specializations, of the School of Computing and Information Technology in 2011. She also served as a coordinator for this program between 2011 and 2012. She is a certified project manager, with a PMP® certification, with over 10 years of industry and government experience. She also holds a doctorate degree in information systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, an MS degree in information systems and bachelor’s degrees in management and accounting, and law from the same university. She is currently in the final year at the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, completing the certificate of legal education, which prepares for admission to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean territories.

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he also served as the Coordinator of the IS PhD program during 2001-2003. He is also a Visiting Professor of Computing at the University of the West Indies at Mona. Previously he was Professor of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in industry and government. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Management Science & Information Systems) from the University of Maryland at College Park; a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Howard University; and a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the University of the West Indies at Mona.

For more about this book, click here.

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats. To see their project management titles, go to http://www.ittoday.info/catalog/projectmanagement.htm

Source: CRC Press

 

International SAP Conference on Product Lifecycle Management 2015

 

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

Conference to include tracks on portfolio and project management

17 August 2015 – London, UK and Darmstadt, Germany – T. A. Cook has announced another major event that may be of interest to program and project managers in Europe. Accelerating Engineering Innovation Through the Enterprise is the theme for a major conference for SAP users being held in October in Germany. The conference website can be accessed at http://goo.gl/IimVV1

150817-pmwj38-sap-IMAGEReturning for its fifth year, the annual International SAP Conference on Product Lifecycle Management will be held on 1–2 October 2015 in Darmstadt.

The brochure for the event is now live and available to download.

With shared keynotes and thought leadership, inspiring SAP presentations and solution updates, business-focused customer case studies, deep-dive workshops, dedicated PLM and portfolio and project management (PPM) tracks, live demonstrations from SAP and partners, and shared networking, this is the go-to PLM event for SAP in Europe.

Hear first-hand from major international organizations, including Beiersdorf Shared Services, Biotest AG, Blohm & Voss Shipyards, British American Tobacco, Brose Fahrzeugteile, MAHLE Behr, MAHLE International, Marenco Group, Unilever and more.

Attend this event in Darmstadt and discover how you can connect your product strategy with your company policies, build compliance and Internet of Things specifications into your products, enhance project and portfolio management – and ultimately increase your revenues.

This year’s event is also co-located with the SAP Conference on Supply Chain and SAP Conference on Manufacturing, creating world-class networking and learning opportunities. Registration for one event gives you access to all three!

To reach conference website, click here

 

What’s your opinion on APM’s Charter Application?

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

Survey seeks opinions on PMI’s legal challenge of APM’s charter application in the UK

215 August 2015 – London, UK – A survey is underway to gather opinions from project management professionals, practitioners and others regarding the application for Royal Charter by the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK and the Project Management Institute’s legal challenge of that application in Britain’s high court.

150815-pmwj37-survey-WESTMINSTERThe survey is being conducted by Nelli Tarnawska, a full-time student at the University of Westminster in London. According to Nelli, “I have become passionate about project management in my 2nd year of BSc Business and Property undergraduate degree where I have taken the Project Management module. I have chosen International Strategic Project Management as optional module and decided to do my Masters in this subject. I am currently in the process of writing my dissertation for MSc Project Management at the University of Westminster.”

According to the survey’s introduction: The APM Royal Charter application is the first charter application in history to be taken to court by someone opposed to its success. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to analyze the importance, interest and value of Chartered status by students, professionals and the academic sector. This study lets project management people express their opinions in regards to the APM Charter application and Project Management Institute (PMI) objections. If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete approximately 10 minutes of online questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask you about your interest in the APM Charter application and your opinion on this matter.

Ms. Tarnawska continued, “My dissertation’s topic is ‘The route to become a professional Chartered Project Manager’. The fact that this is the first time in history, that someone was opposite a Charter application has driven me to conduct this research. I would like to see how people in the project management field view this case, and whether it impacts them. Therefore, I am conducting a survey on ‘Project Management community thoughts on the chartership of the profession’. I would like to invite you to participate in my research by filling in a quick, online questionnaire (about 4-10min). Although, background information is unbiased, due to secondary research findings, participants might feel some questions are in APM’s favour. Participants may disagree with the question, and justify their view in the comment box provided.”

To participate in this anonymous survey, please click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/project_management_community_thoughts_on_the_chartership_of_the_profession

Survey results will be assessed at the end of August, at which time a report will be prepared. The survey may continue to gather input, as the legal case is now set for final ruling in November 2015

Editor’s note: we will report about the results of this study in a future PM World Journal article or news report.

 

Historic Day in Zimbabwe when first PMP Exam Conducted

 

PPM PROFESSION NEWS

First PMP exam held in Zimbabwe on 14 August after years of waiting

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

14 August 2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe – History was made today in the Zimbabwe Project Management practitioners’ fraternity when the US-based world’s largest association of project managers, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) administered the first global professional  project management examination for members of Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ). The paper-based PMP ® (Project Management Professional) exam with 200 questions written over 4 hours was sat for by 20 Zimbabwe candidates on 14 August 2015 at Mandel Training Centre Harare.

A team of 2 facilitators led by exam proctor Mr Anish George based at Botho University had to fly into Harare today with the examination material from neighboring Botswana to administer the examination for the world’s leading project management credential. 19 of the 20 candidates who sat for the historic PMP exam today were from local fibre optic company Liquid Telecommunications Ltd Zimbabwe

For the last 10 years or so Zimbabweans seeking to certify for the PMI PMP credential had to make costly trips out of the country to sit for the examination in neighboring countries such as South Africa and Botswana at PMI approved prometric centres, as currently there are no such available exam centres in Zimbabwe.  Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) successfully lobbied PMI through various correspondence during the last 12 months until the exam for Harare was approved earlier this year.

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Formerly known as the Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe (PMIZ), PMZ is Zimbabwe’s Largest Association of Project Managers in Zimbabwe with over 1200 subscribed individual & corporate members. PMZ is Registered & Accredited by the Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education Zimbabwe as a professional membership and examination body. Since their establishment in 2010, PMZ has been administering a number of other local project management examinations approved by the Government of Zimbabwe such as the Certificate in Project Management (CPM), Diploma in Project Management (DPM) and the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM).

The PRINCE2 (Projects In Controlled Environments 2) & PMP exams are the top two other project management certifications popular in Zimbabwe and the entire world, examined by overseas bodies in UK and USA respectively. The PRINCE2 exam has always been available at various centres such as the British Council while the PMP was not. PMZ will now be able to sponsor two PMP exams accommodating at least 10 candidates per session per year. The next second session has already booked for November 2015 in Harare.

According to PMI, The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, one can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location. The PMP also increases earning potential. PMP certification holders earn 17 percent more than their non-certified peer. As more and more Zimbabweans become PMP certified, the country is set to benefit in elevated project management standards matching best practice and in the process rescuing various troubled national projects in key sectors such as mining, agriculture, construction and I.C.T.

There are slightly less than half a million (500 000) PMP certified project managers worldwide, Zimbabwean nationals scattered in the diaspora such as Mr Henry Mkhwananzi and Engineers Muroro Dziruni and Nhamo Dhlamini ( based in South Africa) contribute only less than 50 to that number.

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].

Source: Project Management Zimbabwe

 

Scholar Membership Discount extended to August 31 for PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

Library registrations top 1,700 from dozens of countries

12 August 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced an extension of the PM World Library (PMWL) 50% Scholar Membership Launch discount through 31 August 2015. Both individuals and groups can take advantage of this discount for ongoing access to the program and project management resources in the library; go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/premium-access-launch-discount/.

150710-pmwj37-32-IMAGEPM World has also announced that library membership registrations have gone over 1,700 since the library was launched in March of last year. Approximately 900 are registered for the free membership, 700 for the Scholar level, 74 for the Professional level and 20 still in the 10-day free trial.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “A majority of the scholar level memberships have been provided free to students and residents of low income countries, which is great. One of the objectives for the library is to share knowledge with those who need it, so that is happening now for sure.”

The PM World Collection now contains approximately 1,400 original works by 645 different authors from 60+ countries. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/. In addition, library members can also access several massive EBSCO databases of business and management books, magazines and other publications, plus many other resources, at low cost.

“Traffic to the website has also continued to increase,” Pells adds. “Recent monthly averages are 9,237 unique visitors; 33,118 unique visits; 208,575 page views; and 883,891 hits, not including bots. We may extend the discount in the future to members of some professional organizations, but now is the time to take advantage of the 50% discount pricing.”

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.

World Bank approves additional $104 Million for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project in India

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Government of India and World Bank Sign Additional Financing Agreement to Build Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

11 August 2015 – New Delhi, India – The Government of India, the Government of Odisha, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the World Bank Board today signed an agreement for US$ 104 million additional credit for the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-1 (NCRMP 1) to help build disaster resilient infrastructure in the vulnerable coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, following a severe cyclone that hit these states in 2013.

150811-pmwj38-india-IMAGE1On October 12, 2013, Cyclone Phailin hit the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. It was the strongest cyclone to hit the Indian coast in the past 14 years. The state governments of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh managed to evacuate over a million people. As a result of this massive operation, loss of human lives was limited to 44. The Super Cyclone of 1999, had killed more than 10,000, destroyed 275,000 homes and left 1.67 million homeless in Odisha.

Despite the limited loss of life, the impact on the lives of coastal residents was massive. In Ganjam district of Odisha alone, about 90,000 homes along the coastal areas were partially or fully damaged. Crops in over one million hectares of agricultural land were reportedly destroyed. Power and communication lines have also been severely affected.

“This additional financing for the Project will further enhance the disaster preparedness work of the government and build cyclone resistant infrastructure in the vulnerable coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh,” said Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

The financing and project agreements for the additional financing of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-1 (NCRMP 1) was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Government of India; G.V.V. Sarma, Principal Secretary (Disaster Management), and Managing Director, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA), Government of Odisha, on behalf of the Government of Odisha; J. C. Sharma, Principal Secretary ( Disaster Management), Department of Revenue, Government of Andhra Pradesh, on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh; and John Blomquist, Program Leader and Acting Country Director in India, on behalf of the World Bank.

“When Cyclone Phailin hit the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over a million people were evacuated with minimum loss of human lives. We are happy that collectively we were able to achieve a greater degree of preparedness. However, there is still work to be done and we need to continue to help reduce vulnerability of coastal communities,” said John Blomquist, Program Leader and Acting Country Director in India.

150811-pmwj38-india-IMAGE2Currently, under the US$ 255 million NCRMP1 Project, 286 cyclone shelters are being constructed (150 in Odisha and 136 in Andhra Pradesh), more than 1,000 km of evacuation roads and 23 bridges are being built and around 140 km of existing coastal/saline embankments are being strengthened. It will scale up the construction of multi-purpose shelters from 286 to 532 and increase the evacuation roads from 1,050 km to 1,310 km.

“The additional financing will further enhance the work of both the states in mitigating cyclone-related risks. It will improve access to emergency shelters and evacuation against wind storms, flooding and storm surge in high-risk areas currently not fully covered by the original project,” said Saurabh Suresh Dani, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist and the Task Team Leader for the Project.

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Since 1947, the World Bank has provided financing for more than 11,000 projects in over 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.worldbank.org/. To learn more about past and current IBRD projects, visit http://www.worldbank.org/projects.

Source: The World Bank

 

Hill International to Provide Project Management Services on Infrastructure Projects for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

11 August 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Hill International has announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary Engineering S.A. has received a contract from the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to provide project management services in connection with the Rio 2016 Overlay. The Overlay includes the temporary infrastructure required to support particular facilities or venues such as the Copacabana arena, which will host the beach volleyball competitions. Amenities will include bleachers that increase venue capacity, chemical toilets, tents, cabins, power, utilities and other infrastructure.

150811-pmwj37-rio-IMAGEThe 14-month contract pertains to the development and delivery of 37 competition venues, 26 non-competition venues, 13 local housing/accommodations, 20 training areas and 58 support and transport facilities. Engineering S.A. will provide project management services for the coordination and supervision of these overlays, including the research of requirements and technical specifications for the required facilities.

“We are honored to provide project management services for the infrastructure of the Olympics and Paralympics at Rio 2016,” said José Manuel Albaladejo Cañedo-Arguelles, Senior Vice President in charge of Latin America for Hill’s Project Management Group. “Hill International can offer a unique combination of local resources with a differentiated global expertise,” he added.

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

Source: Hill International

 

34 new works by 39 different authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to more than 1380 project management articles, papers & other works by 645 different authors in more than 60 countries

10 August 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 39 different authors in 15 countries were published in the August 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 1380 original works by 645 different authors from 60+ countries. The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 39 authors this month, 14 were new to the journal and library. Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We are happy to publish articles and papers authored by two, three or four authors each. This increases the number of authors in the library, and multiplies the visibility of all authors and works in the library. This month we added five works by multiple authors in Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Poland and the USA.”

New authors in July included Fatuma ABdullahi (USA/Somalia), Glen Alleman (USA), Maurini Elizardo Brito (Brazil), Venkata Edagottu (USA), Sam Ghosh (USA), Bria Griffith (USA), Raphael de Oliveira Albergarins Lopes (Brazil), Kamil Mroz (Belgium), Prof Ahad Nazari (Iran), Michael Nir (USA), Jaroslaw Polak (Poland), Prof Eduardo Qualharini (Brazil), Hareshchandra Thakur (India) and Przemyslaw Wojcik (Poland). New works from 25 authors already included in the library were also added.

“Many of the articles and papers this month are outstanding,” Pells adds. “I encourage everyone to read new works by such regular contributors as Alan Stretton, Lynda Bourne, Miles Shepherd and Cecilia Boggi. Read the works by new authors too, then send them some feedback and encouragement. All authors like to know that someone is reading their work.”

In addition to the original papers, 30+ news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,400 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.

 

Research Papers on Megaprojects invited for special edition of the Project Management Journal

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Megaprojects – Symbolic and Sublime: An organizational theory perspective

7 August 2015 – Sydney, Australia and Oslo, Norway – Project management researchers and authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue of The Project Management Journal focusing on an investigation of megaprojects as symbols. Flyvbjerg identifies four causes or “sublimes” that seduce decision makers to undertake megaprojects. We would like authors to submit papers about megaprojects that can be considered as symbols in these four sublimes—political, technological, economical, and aesthetic. We also want authors to take an organizational theory perspective in their papers.

150807-pmwj38-pmj-megaprojects-IMAGEGuest Editors are Professor Jonas Söderlund, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway; Professor Shankar Sankaran, Organizational Project Management, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Dr. Christopher Biesenthal, Senior Lecturer, Construction Project Management, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Questions that might be addressed in the papers are:

  • What sense-making or social construction practices were used to authorize or sanction symbolic megaprojects? In the past and at present?
  • What changes did these projects undergo that made them deviate from this original intent? What role did stakeholders play in influencing the intent?
  • What roles did power and politics play in conceiving and making changes to these projects as they were being built?
  • What methods can we use to understand symbolic megaprojects from an organizational theory/studies perspective?
  • Do modern symbolic megaprojects differ in the ways they are conceived, implemented, and delivered from older megaprojects?

The list of questions is not exhaustive. Submissions are welcome that address questions beyond those listed as long as they contribute to a richer understanding of these symbolic megaprojects within the scope of this special issue. Submission Due Date: An extended abstract of 2,000 words, including a tentative title, aim, and nature of the submission (conceptual or empirical) should be submitted to one of the editors by the end of December 2015 for consideration.

See attached call for papers here. The editors are planning to publish the issue in 2016 and not 2017 as mentioned in the call for papers which is being revised.

For answers to questions or to submit an abstract for the special edition, contact [email protected].

The Project Management Journal is a flagship publication of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and one of the world’s most respected refereed journals for project and program management researchers. Articles submitted to the Journal are double-blind reviewed. Please see the Project Management Journal editorial guidelines for further information. PMJ is a journal to disseminate and discuss project management research. It is not a platform to discuss the content or quality of PMI standards, credentials or certifications, and those of other standard-setting organizations.

Project Management Journal is published by Wiley in partnership with PMI Publications and PMI Academic Resources. The Journal publishes six times per year and occasionally features special issues on select topics: February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, and December/January. More information can be found here.

 

2016 Project Management College of Scheduling Conference announced

 

FUTURE EVENT NEWS

Next annual College of Scheduling conference to be in Chicago during 15-18 May 2016

6 August 2015 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management College of Scheduling will hold their next Annual Conference, Scheduling the Future, in Chicago, Illinois, USA from May 15-18, 2016.    Continuing the tradition of previous COS conferences, this coming year’s event will feature world-class papers and presentations focused on the profession of project scheduling and controls.   Current venues under consideration include both the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile and the Radisson Blu Aqua.

150806-pmwJ38-2016-COS LOGOSix tracks are currently being planned:

  • Enterprise Track for Integrated Enterprise-Wide Project Management System Implementation including project portfolio and priority management, role-based reporting, resource management, and using the web for enterprise wide access.
  • Information Technology/Computers Track for scheduling in the areas of Information Technology, Computers (Hardware and Software) or Technology R&D.
  • Risk Management Track for risk analysis and methods to manage risk on projects.
  • Claims Track for avoiding and resolving schedule related claims both during the project and at project completion.
  • Global Services Track for scheduling international projects and projects involving multi-national participants:  methods, techniques and approaches to scheduling that can be applied to meet the unique logistical, communication, cultural, virtual project and management challenges.
  • Case Studies Track for actual projects and their lessons learned. 

The call for papers has just ended, with presenters to be selected by August 31st. Check the COS website for updates at http://www.pmcos.org/

Incorporated in the United States in 2013, the Project Management College of Scheduling is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the practice and profession of project planning and scheduling throughout the World. The College provides a forum for promoting excellence in planning and scheduling through networking, sharing project experiences, providing and receiving training, and providing support and encouragement for the ongoing development of a body of knowledge in the areas of planning and scheduling. For more, visit http://www.pmcos.org/

Call for Papers for AACE International 2016 Conference in Toronto

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Abstracts due 31 August 2015 for June 2016 annual meeting in Canada

1 August 2015 – Morgantown, WV, USA – AACE International has issued a call for papers for the 2016 AACE International Annual Meeting to be held at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during June 26-29, 2016. Abstracts are due by August 31, 2015.

Paper proposals in the following topic areas are invited:

  • 150801-pmwj37-aace-LOGOAdverse Conditions
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Claims and Dispute Resolution
  • Cost/Schedule Control
  • Decision and Risk Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Estimation
  • Owner Issues
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Total Cost Management
  • Other

An abstract of 100-175 words must be submitted on the official form provided at http://www.aacei.org/mtgs/guidelines/call4papers.shtml#Introduction

Abstract should summarize the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based. Note the relative emphasis of the paper on either research work or practical applications for projects. Describe the results presented in the paper and state specific conclusions of your work. Describe how these differ from results or conclusions of previous work on the same or similar subjects.

Papers may not contain actual intellectual property data and must focus on developing and describing concepts for practicing total cost management professionals. In general, this is not an appropriate forum for academic papers that are highly theoretical. Papers centered on commercial products or endorsements will not be accepted.

Founded in 1956, AACE International is a professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers, project managers, and project control specialists. AACE International is industry independent, and has members in 78 countries and 71 local sections. AACE offers a monthly journal, online bookstore, education, library, certification, annual conference, professional development opportunities, employment information, executive search services, member discounts and other benefits. For more information, visit http://www.aacei.org/.

Source: AACE International

 

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for August 2015

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

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

150701-pmwj36-wideman-PHOTOThis month in In Papers this month we take a look at Rodney Turner’s 5th Edition of his Handbook of Project Management. It has been significantly re-arranged into 5 parts covering: Projects – their context; Performance – managing project delivery; Process – from start to close-out; and Portfolio management.

In another Paper, we’ve resurrected one we wrote over ten years ago for David Cleland’s A Field Guide to Project Management. Our theme: Looking for Project Success? First know your product type and then your stakeholders!

In Musings we are happy to recite A Wonderful Testimonial recently received covering our work over the past 25 years.

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 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.