PMI Information Systems Community of Practice Book Reviews to be published in PM World Journal


Cooperative program will provide additional visibility for authors, books and organizations

21 April 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced a new cooperative initiative with the PMI Information Systems Community of Practice (PMI IS CoP) whereby top ranked book reviews created through the PMI IS CoP’s new book club will be published in the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ).  The program began with the publication of three PMI IS CoP book reviews in the April PMWJ – see those at www.pmworldjournal.net.

federic-pattynAccording to Frédéric Pattyn, PMI IS CoP book club director based in Belgium (pictured), “We started our book club in January with an invitation to the CoP membership.  We received 160 responses, quite a lot of interest, and now have many books under review and discussion.  Now we can offer members who review top ranked books the added benefit of high visibility when their book reviews are published in the PM World Journal.”

The PMI IS CoP Book Club provides a service to members who can receive PDUs for PMP recertification by authoring the reviews.  Each book is reviewed and scored according to established criteria.  The top scoring book reviews will be published in the PM World Journal. Interested PMI members can contact [email protected] or #iscopbookclub.

David Pells, PMWJ managing editor, stated, “We are honored that the PMI IS Community of Practice leaders wanted their book reviews published in our journal.  We are committed to providing authors of both books and book reviews with high visibility and support.  Good books are crucial for further development of the project management profession.  We want to help spread the word about those sources of knowledge.”

The Project Management Institute’s Information Systems Community of Practice (PMI IS CoP), formerly the IS SIG, includes over 20,000 PMI members worldwide who share an interest in information systems and technology projects. If you are a PMI member and in the IS, IT or other technology-related field, consider joining the PMI IS CoP and participating in this unique book review program.  Information at http://is.vc.pmi.org/ or @ISCoPPMI.

The PM World Journal is an online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles and papers, and stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.