Volume I, Issue 4 – November 2012

In This Issue

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

Featured Papers

Exploring Gold as Alternative Currency for Future Estimation in Telecommunications Projects
Hari Kumar Sellappan

The Program Tetrahedron: A Changed Baseline Control Basis under Strategic Program Management
By Bob Prieto

Notes on Programs vs. Standalone Projects
By Alan Stretton, PhD

The Role of the Project Management Office
By Andy Cuthbert

A Rationale for Value Engineering Decisioneering in the Project Management Office
By Habeeb Adekunle Quadri

Long-term Project Management Analysis of the recent $1.1 Billion Chinese Loan to Nigeria
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD

Series Articles

Advances in Project Management: The Art of Communication – Introduction to this month’s Series article
By Prof Darren Dalcher

Advances in Project Management: Communicating Upwards for Effect
By Dr Lynda Bourne

Program Management Commentary: Driving Participation and Collaboration on Distributed Teams
By Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte & Jim Waddell

Risk Doctor Briefing: One Size of Risk Process Does Not Fit All Projects
By Dr David Hillson

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

Advisory Articles

Are You Stressed as a Project Manager?
By Alfonso Bucero, Bucero Associates (Spain)

Finding the Right Blend: Sometimes Pure Agile is not the Right Way to go
By Nancy Nee, ESI (USA)

21 Methods to Engage and Retain your Product Owner in an Agile Project
By Brian Vanderjack, AT&T (USA)

Performance Factor of Task Force through Engineering Job Analysis
By Anil Seth, Larson & Toubro (India)

I’ll Take Purple Please – The Big Game of Project Management
By Laura B. Moore, AT&T (USA)


Dangers of Micro-managing
By Abid Mustafa (UAE)

Venturesome Behaviour…venture capital for today’s projects
By Martin Price (UK)

Student Papers

Sustainability in Project Management: A Case Study at University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
By Debby Goedknegt (Netherlands)

Second Editions

Reducing Risks in Software Projects through Behavior-based Requirements
By Jeffrey S. Davidson

Project Management in a Post-conflict Environment
By Mark Taylor


IPMA Festival of Knowledge
By Brane Semolic (Slovenia)

Project Management Update from Argentina
By Ana Maria Rodriguez

Project Management Monthly Report from Spain
By Alfonso Bucero

Projects and Project Management in Germany
By Reinhard Wagner

UK Project Management Roundup
By Miles Shepherd

Report from the IPMA World Congress in Crete
By Jouko Vaskimo

IPMA presents Research Awards 26th IPMA World Congress
By Jouko Vaskimo

IPMA recognizes Project Excellence at the 26th IPMA World Congress
By Jouko Vaskimo

Book Reviews

Second Order Project Management (Gower)
by Michael Cavanagh
Reviewed by Michael O’Connor

Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology (McGraw-Hill)
by Scott Coplan PMP and David Masuda MD
Reviewed by Rimond R. Allam

Strategic Project Management Transformation: Delivering Maximum ROI and Sustainable Business Value (J. Ross Publishing)
by Mark Resch
Reviewed by Paul Lee

IT’s All About the PEOPLE: Technology Management That Overcomes Disaffected People, Stupid Processes and Deranged Corporate Cultures (Auerbach/CRC Press)
by Stephen J. Andriole
Reviewed by Ronald C. Johnson

Maximizing Benefits from Information Technology Project Management (CRC Press)
by José López Soriano
Reviewed by Ran Tao

Managing Sustainable Development Programmes: A Learning Approach to Change (Gower)
by Goran Brulin and Lennart Svensson
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz

Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects (CIoB)
by Keith Pickavance, Chartered Institute of Building
Reviewed by Mitch Cartmell

Game Theory in Management (Gower)
by Michael Hatfield
Reviewed by Rodger Martin

Information Storage and Management, 2nd Ed. (Wiley)
by Somasundaram Gnanasundaram & Alok Shrivastava, editors, EMC Education Services
Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramanian

The Winning Factor: (AMACOM)
by Peter Jensen
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz

Project Management Blunders: Lessons from the Project that Built, Launched and Sank the Titanic (Multi-Media Publications)
by Mark Kozak-Holland
Reviewed by Kathryn Moore


People News

IPMA recognizes Dr. Rodney Turner as Honourary Fellow at the 26th IPMA World Congress

PMI® Honors Pablo Lledó, MSc, MBA, PMP, with 2012 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award

PMI® Honors Cecilia Boggi, PMP with 2012 Chapter Award for Leadership Excellence

The Future Project Manager according to Mary McKinlay – Interactive event planned for 20 November in Durham, UK

Project Management Institute Honors John Cable of University of Maryland with a 2012 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award

Fluor’s Bob Prieto Named Fellow of Construction Management Association of America

Call for Papers

Call For Papers for 2nd International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries in April 2013

PM World Journal – Call for Papers for December and January editions

Future PM Events

2nd International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries announced for April 2013

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

The Lazy Project Manager-Peter Taylor- to educate and entertain on 5 December in Exeter, UK

Moved by Hurricane Sandy – 24th Annual International Performance Management Conference rescheduled for December 10-12 in Maryland

27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management to be in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 2013

Research News

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

Call for IPMA Research Awards Applications 2013

Profession News

International Validation for APM

IPMA adds Three National Associations

PMI Announces 2012 Award Recipients in Vancouver

26th IPMA World Congress Opens in Crete, Greece

Buenos Aires Chapter wins 2012 PMI Chapter of the Year Award

Jose Reyes and Martin Barnes deliver keynote presentations at the 26th IPMA World Congress

Project Management Institute Honors Nuevo Cuyo, Argentina Chapter with a 2012 PMI Chapter of the Year Award and Award for Leadership, Planning and Operations

26th IPMA World Congress Closes in Crete, Greece

Olympic Delivery Authority team wins three APM awards in UK

Publishing News

Gower offers FREE Project Management Books and 40% Discount to Celebrate PMWJ Launch

Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects – new book released by Barbee Davis from J. Ross in the US

The Spirit of Project Management – new book by Neal and Harpham helps project leaders tap passion, purpose and spirit for higher achievement

How Women Lead – New book from McGraw-Hill aims to help Women Change their Career Trajectories

Advanced Multi-Project Management book by Gerald Kendall and Kathleen Austin released by J. Ross Publishing

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

Project-Driven Technology Strategy-New book by Dr Robert McGrath published by PMI

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for November 2012

PM Industry News

Shell Project Academy embraces APM’s RPP credential

Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Operations Project Receives 2012 PMI® Project of the Year Award

Hill International Recognized with Two CMAA Project Achievement Awards

Fluor to provide Shell with Engineering and Project Management Services in Europe, Africa and Middle East over next five years

Hill International Selected as Project Manager for Two Major Developments in India

Program and Project News

Project to Eradicate Hunger in West Africa Announced

New Crew Launched to International Space Station

320Reality – Project Launched to Gather Ideas for Future of Middle East from Young Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Marrakech Region Water Supply Project in Morocco Approved for Funding

Other News

Obama Re-Elected President of the United States

EBRD provides €10 million for energy efficiency projects in Moldova

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”

UN Report Shows Access to Broadband for 177 Countries