Volume 1 Issue 3

In This Issue

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

Featured Papers

Mathematical Models of Project Management for Interested Parties
Vladimir Voropajev, PhD and Yakov Gelrud, PhD

‘Portfolios’ and the Project Management Literature
By Alan Stretton, PhD

Ethics in Project Management: Research in Values-based Leadership in Project Driven Arenas
By William Moylan, PhD and Loran Walker

Project Management Philosophy: Incremental Improvement of Project Management Through Use of Research
By Andre Van DerMerwe

Generalized Analysis of Value Behavior Over Time as a Project Performance Predictor
By Bob Prieto

Series Articles

Risk is More Than Uncertain Future Events
By Dr David Hillson

Importance of Cultural Awareness When Managing Distributed Teams
By Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte & Jim Waddell

Leadership Essentials for PMPs: Part 2 of 3
By Michael O’Brochta

Advisory Articles

Importance of Formats in Project Cycle
By Anil Seth

Plug in your Careers and Drive it with Sustainability
By Rich Maltzman and Dave Shirley

Project Manager vs. Tornado: Advice for Project Managers and Organizations when Disaster Strikes
By Don Pillittere

Five Essentials to Empower Your Organization for Business Success
By Mark Bashrum

Are you Listening – or just hearing?
By Alfonso Bucero

Learning Lessons from Lessons Learned
By Pablo Zarbo


Mega Projects on Egypt’s Horizon
By Rania Al-Maghraby

Sales and Delivery – The One Team Theme for Project Managers: A Venn Diagram Interaction Model
By Donald Hammons

No Matter the Euphemism
By Rebecca Winston, JD

A Project Academy – Something Worthwhile?
By Rolf Lundin, PhD and Anders Söderholm, PhD


Student Papers

Projects in Uncontrollable Environments – Uncertainty Management in Projects Pursuing Interests
By Sarah Lochte

Second Editions

Evaluating Strategic Project Portfolio Performance
By Susan S. Bivins and Michael J. Bible

Leading High-Performance Teams in High-Pressure Projects
By Lon Roberts, PhD

Revisiting Risks: Threats and Opportunities in Complex Projects
By Stacy Goff


Project Management update from Argentina
By Ana Maria Rodriguez

ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, convenes in Pretoria, South Africa
By Jouko Vaskimo

Project Management Update from Kosovo
By Kushtrim Mehmetaj

IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Baku, Azerbaijan, elects Executive Staff for 2013-2014
By Jouko Vaskimo

UK Project Management Roundup
By Miles Shepherd

Project Management Update from Nigeria
By Taopheek Babayeju

Book Reviews

Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010 (O’Reilly)
by Rodolfo Ambriz and John White
Reviewed by Moatassem Ghoniema

Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People (CRC Press)
by Coliin Neil, Phillip Laplante and Joanna DeFranco
Reviewed by Austin Gardner

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 6th Edition (Wiley)
by Robert K. Wysocki
Reviewed by Ran Tao

Managing the Project Supply Chain (Gower)
by Ron Basu
Reviewed by John W. Smyder, PMP

S.T.O.P. The Project Management Survival Plan (Actuation Press)
by Steven Starke
Reviewed by Brian Williams, PMP

SharePoint 2010 for Project Management (O’Reilly)
by Dux Raymond Sy
Reviewed by Larry L. Johnson, MBA, PMP

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results (CRC Press)
by Adil F. Dalal
Reviewed by Michele Muse, PMP

The Principles of Project Finance, 1st Edition (Gower)
by Rod Morrison
Reviewed by Jamey Reeves

Improving Your Project Management Skills, Second Edition
by Larry Richman, PMP
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz

People News

Ewa Bednarczyk joins PM World Correspondents Network in Poland

Andrew Bragg to share APM Vision – a world in which all projects succeed – at Annual Branch Dinner in Bristol

Sustainability Session Featured at IPMA World Congress 2012

PMI CEO Mark Langley discusses benefits of Project Management at Government Efficiency Caucus for U.S. House of Representatives in Washington

Call for Papers

Call for Papers for New PM World Journal

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

Future Events

1st Annual Project Management Consulting Forum and IPMA Festival of Knowledge in Slovenia

BAE Systems Project Management Council to host Free learning event in Farnsborough

Keynote Speakers set for 24th Annual International Performance Management Conference set for Bethesda, Maryland, USA during 29-31 October

The Global Young Crew Workshop, Just Around The Corner

Project Managing a Trip of a Lifetime – Ursula Pretsch to tell her unique story in Edinburgh on 18 October

Final Programme Published for the IPMA World Congress

Candidates and Coordinators for Organizational Project Management Maturity Research sought in USA

Titanic Lessons in Project Leadership – new book by Ranjit Sidhu published by Multi-Media Publications

4th Annual Scottish Project Management Conference to be in April 2013

Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2012 in Hong Kong on 2-3 November 201

Education News

Tongji University Achieves PMI GAC Accreditation in China

The PM Channel Launches in UK with innovative on-demand video information and learning resource for Project Management

Risk Management: Past, Present and Future – all day Risk Management event in Reading on 18 October

NASA Leadership, Team Building & Management Program — How to Build Powerful Social Infrastructures in Project Teams – New Workshop announced for IPMA World Congress in Crete

Profession News

Bridging Countries Digitally: The IPMA Young Crew Completes The First Global eCollaboration Competition

IPMA® Project Excellence Award Jury announces Award Finalists for 2012.

Publishing News

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for October 2012

Customer-Centric Project Management New book published by Gower

The Facilitator’s Fieldbook by Tom Justice and David W. Jamieson, PhD published by AMACOM

Program Management, A Life-Cycle Approach – new book published by CRC Press

Industry News

ESI International Acquires Agile Project Management Training Portfolio

ARCADIS Logos wins Project Management contract for Expansion of Largest Airport in Brazil

EC Harris embraces APM Higher Apprenticeship Scheme

Exhibitors and Sponsors: Participate in IPMA World Congress

NASA’s Knowledge Strategy Described in ASK magazine

ICCPM partners with APMG

Program and Project News

NASA Selects Advanced Robotics Projects for Development

AfDB approves US $348 Million for Kenya-Ethiopia Electricity Highway

Construction of Multi-Purpose Dams in Zambia to improve Lives and Livelihoods – receives planning funds

Port Terminal Project to Increase Grain Export Capacity in Vancouver, British Columbia

Student Experiments to International Space Station aboard SpaceX Dragon Commercial Spacecraft

Other News

Women with the Wave – Asia Pacific Leaders Urged to Give Women more Access to Technology

President of Kosovo hosts the International Women’s Summit “Partnership for Change – Empowering Women”

With Reserves gone, UN Refugee Agency faces too many simultaneous Crises

UN Report Shows Access to Broadband for 177 Countries