Volume II, Issue 8 – August 2013

In This Edition

Welcome to the August Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Featured Papers

Managing the Planning Fallacy in Large, Complex Infrastructure Programs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

4 Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Project Leader
By Eric Wright  (USA) & Mohamad Hoummoud (Lebanon)

A Critique of the Risk Management Strategy in a major Government Programme in a Developing Economy – The Nigerian Electricity Privatisation Programme
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (Nigeria)

Cyclic stochastic alternative network models for project management
By Prof Vladimir Voropajev and Prof Jan Gelrud (Russia)

The Project Kanban Wall: Combining Kanban and Scrum for Coordinating Software Projects
By Helgi Ingason, Eirikur Gestsson & Haukur Jonasson (Iceland)

Series Articles

Enterprise Project Governance Series: Project Portfolio Management – Achieving the Right Balance of the Right Projects
By Paul Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha (Brazil)

New Construction Contract for the 21st Century – A Series on the CIOB’s new contract for complex construction projects: Dispute Resolution
By Keith Pickavance (UK)

Risk Doctor Briefing: Ten Years on – What’s changed?
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

IPMA Education & Training Series: Comparing PM Certifications: Which is Best for You?
By Stacy Goff (USA)

Advisory Articles

Aligning Projects to the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative: Monitoring the Impact of Project Processes and Products on People, the Planet, and Profitability
By Joel Carboni (USA) & Monica Gonzalez (Argentina)

Does Your Leadership Measure Up?
By Barbara Trautlein (USA)

Generosity Skills for the Complete Project Manager
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Large Scale Software Project Execution
By Chandan Lal Patary (India)

Building an Executive Dashboard for a Project Portfolio
By Bernardo Nicoletti (Italy)


Lead one person at a time
By Ron Taylor (USA)

Some externally-focused aspects of project management
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Student Papers

Re-thinking megaproject governance through a cultural political economic perspective: using governmentality theory to critique client decision-making
By Jessica Siva (Australia)

Case Studies

Blood, sweat and tears: a failed project and lessons learned
By Ruby Tomar (India)

Second Editions

Some implications of a changing world for the management of projects
By Alan Stretton (Australia)


Project Management Update from Nigeria
By Taopheek Babayeju (Nigeria)

Project Management Update from Kraków
By Artur Bialy (Poland)

Project Management Update from Douala
By Marie Eliane Ndjib (Cameroon)

UK Project Management Roundup
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Report from IRNOP XI conference in Oslo, Norway
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Project Management Update from Kigali
By Isaac Nyarwaya (Rwanda)

Book Reviews

People-Centered Project Management (Multi-Media)
Richard C. Bernheim
Reviewed by Ira Barash (USA)

The Power of the Plan (Multi-Media)
Douglas Land and David Barrett
Reviewed by Vijay Kancharla (USA)

The Procurement Game Plan (J. Ross)
Charles Dominick and Soheila R. Lunney
Reviewed by Johnny Gan (China/USA)

Project Management Case Studies (Wiley)
Harold Kerzner, PhD
Reviewed by Maryanne Coelln (USA)

Project Stakeholder Management (Gower)
Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen (Denmark)
Reviewed by Rodger Martin (USA)

Managing Project Stakeholders: Building a Foundation to Achieve Project Goals (Wiley)
By Tres Roeder
Reviewed by Christopher Frost (USA)

EVERY Leader IS AN ARTIST (McGraw-Hill)
Michael O’Malley, PhD. and William F. Baker, PhD
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz (USA)

Requirements Management:  How to Ensure You Achieve What You Need from Your Project (Gower)
Mario Kossman
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz (USA)


People News

Call for Papers

Future Events

Education News

Research News

Profession News

Publishing News

Industry News

News from Projects & Programs

Projects News

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