Volume 1 Issue 2

In This Issue

In this Issue – Welcome to the September Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Featured Papers

Civil Engineering Construction Projects Strategic Alliances: Managing the Alliance Communications
Dr. Dimitrios P. Kamsaris, Stefanos Kougoulos, Christos Nicolis

Notes on the relevance of contexts for program/project management
By Alan Stretton, PhD

Project Management Skills in project-oriented Businesses
By Klaus Pannenbacker

Formulating programs of large scale development projects in Saudi Arabia
By Mohammad Baydoun, PhD

Outtasking: A new trend in project management?  Current outcomes of our study
By Rüdiger Geist, Gerhard Ortner, Iris Schirl, Tibor Stockinger

Global Knowledge Market and New Business Models
By Brane Semolic, PhD

Competitiveness and Maturity in Project Management: The Brazilian Experience 2005-2011
By Russell Archibald, PhD (Hons) and Darci Prado, PhD

Candidate strategies to reduce risks in large engineering & construction programs
By Bob Prieto

Earned Schedule Contribution to Project Management
By Walt Lipke

Series Articles

The Burden of making good decisions
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD

Decision making under stress – advice for project leaders
By Dr Kaye Remington

Risk Management or Risk Leadership?
By Dr David Hillson

Leadership Essentials for PMPs: Part 1 of 3
By Michael O’Brochta

Systems Thinking and Planning Interdependent Projects
By Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte & Jim Waddell


Strategic Project Management in a Global Economy: Best Practices in Managing Geographically Dispersed Project Teams
By Neil Stolovitsky

The Power of Persuasion
By Alfonso Bucero

The Softer Side of Agile: Leading Collaborative Teams to Success
By Nancy Nee

How to add value to organizations through Business Analysis and Project Management utilization
By Sergio Luis Conte

Increasing Team Throughput by Five Folds using Kanban and Lean Principles
By Ruby Tomar

Keep the Solution Simple When Your Project Teams Are Struggling
By Liz Pearce


Disruption and the New Project Management Paradigm
By Donald Hammons

The Practice of Using a WBS – reading between the lines
By Raju Rao

Case Studies

Diary… of an Engineer
By Anil Seth

Student Papers

Emerging Sustainable Development Strategy in Projects: A Theoretical Framework
By Lynn Keeys

Earned Value Management: Adapted for Use in Underground Mining Operations
By Ridwan Wbiksana

Second Editions

Delay Analysis Methodology in UAE Construction Projects: Delay Claims, Literature Review
By Saad Hegazy

Project Management Success and Decision-Making Under Difficult Contexts
By Stacy Goff

Creating a Competency Assessment for Cost Estimators
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo

Do you really know your organization’s culture?
By Larry Suda


Project Management Update from Argentina
By Ana María Rodríguez, MSE, PMP

Report from the 2012 PMI Research & Education Conference in Ireland
By Jouko Vaskimo

Project Management in Spain: Monthly report
By Alfonso Bucero MSc, PMP, PMI Fellow

UK Project Management Round Up
By Miles Shepherd

Book Reviews

Project Management Jumpstart, 3rd Edition
by Kim Heldman, PMP
Reviewed by Donald Hansen

Strategic Lean Mapping
By Steven Borris
Reviewed by Eran Shpigelman

NLP for Project Managers, Make things happen with neuro-linguistic programming.
By Dr Peter Parkes
Reviewed by Philip Smelt

Mastering Resource Management Using Microsoft© Project and Project Server 2010
By Collin Quiring and Tanya Foster
Reviewed by Michael O’Connor

Your Project Management Coach
By Bonnie Biafore and Teresa S. Stover
Reviewed by Johnny Gan, PMP

Fundamentals of Project Management
By Joseph Heagney
Reviewed by Richard Brownjohn, PMP

Agile Leadership and the Management of Change: Project Lessons from Winston Churchill and the Battle of Britain
By Mark Kozak-Holland
Reviewed by Carol Kacinko

Straight A Leadership
By Quint Studor
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP

Islamic Values and Management Practices (Quality and Transformation in the Arab World)
By Maqbouleh M. Hammoudeh
Reviewed by Rukhman Ijaz Malik

The Microsoft Project Management Kit 2010:  (1) Project 2010 Inside Out; and (2) Successful Project Management
By Teresa Stover, Bonnie Biafore & Andreea Marinescu
Reviewed by Ginan Kalenik, PMP

People News

IPMA Vice President Stacy Goff educates and entertains at UT Dallas PM Symposium, introduces Periodic Table for Project Management Competence

One Last Time for PMI – Gedansky Keynotes UT Dallas Project Management Symposium, announces Retirement

Prof Stephen Carver to tell The Battle of Hastings in Basingstoke on 10 September

The Future Project Manager according to Mary McKinlay

Liz Pearce appointed CEO of LiquidPlanner in USA

Jouko Vaskimo, PMWJ Senior Contributing Editor in Finland, nominated PM Training Portfolio Development Manager at Aalto PRO

IPMA Awards Assessor Vladimir Obradović Shares Project Success Insights With UT Dallas PM Symposium Audience

Call for Papers

Call for Papers Continues for Special issue of International Journal on Managing Projects in Business on subject of Project Management Maturity

Call for Papers for New PM World Journal 

Future Events

Keynotes and program set for PMSA National Project Management Conference in  Johannesburg during 17-19 September 2012

More than 3,000 expected at PMI® Global Congress 2012—North America in Vancouver

AIPM 2012 National Project Management Conference set for Melbourne in October

Chief Constable Nick Gargan to discuss how the NPIA governed their transformation at APM Governance SIG event in London

4th Annual Scottish Project Management Conference Announced for April 2013

APMG-International Showcase Australasia set for 14 September in Brisbane 

Setting the Baseline – 24th Annual International Performance Management Conference set for Bethesda, Maryland, USA in October

Keynote Speakers Announced for 26th IPMA World Congress

31st Annual NCMA Government Contract Management Conference to be 5-6 November 2012 in Washington, DC

Greece to host truly International Congress

IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop to be held in Greece prior to 26th IPMA World Congress

Research News

Laudation for Christophe Bredillet for Inaugural 2012 Manfred Saynisch Project Management Innovation Award,

Team Learning in Projects – New Research on Learning Teams published by PMI

Manfred Saynisch Project Management Foundation Launched in Germany

Open Invitation to participate in project management methodology research

Education News

APMP Workshop by Lucidus in Hong Kong 18-21 September

October 2nd Portfolio Management Workshop in London to Feature Prominent PPM Experts

CIArb President Conducts Arbitration Workshops in UAE

Profession News

UT Dallas PM Symposium successfully concludes in Texas, positioned to become International Learning Event in 2013

“Meet the Authors” achieves Special Session Status at IPMA World Congress 2012 – with Author and Publisher Endorsement

McNulty, Fisher and Preston named Honorary Fellows of APM in UK

Time Schedule for IPMA Project Excellence Award 2013 Announced

APM Awards 2012 Finalists announced in UK – winners to be announced at ceremony on 1 November

IPMA Young Crew finalizes Global Young Crew Workshop, to be held 26-28 October, in Crete, Greece 

Publishing News

Business Architecture – New Book by Jonathan Whelan and Graham Meaden released by Gower

Author Peter Parkes to Give Away 4 Copies of his new book NLP for Project Managers in support of PMWJ launch

Hot Chili and Cold Beer for the Project Manager’s Soul

Major New Textbook on Project Finance Published by Gower

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for September 2012

Industry News

Learn how the BBC successfully produced and broadcast the Olympics on 27 September in London

Connecting the Olympics – BT Project Manager to share his Olympic project experiences at APM event in Belfast

News from Projects & Programs

Malawi and Tanzania launch Songwe River Basin Development Programme 

Project to Benefit 300,000 in the State of Tocantins, Brazil

Other News

Continental Free Trade Area for Africa by 2017

New Zealand & USA announce Cooperation Programs at Pacific Island Forum in Cook Islands

US Engagement in the Pacific – New position statement released by US State Department highlights Programs & Projects