Volume II, Issue 4 – April 2013

In This Edition

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

Letters to the Editor

On the subject of the articles in the March PMWJ by Oltmann and Pickavance
By Earl Glenwright (USA) 

On the subject of the Second Edition paper in the March PMWJ about Global Population Megatrends and Project Management
By Max Wideman (Canada) 

Featured Papers

Adapting Professional Practices for Post-Disaster Reconstruction
By Owen Podger (Indonesia / Australia)

3D Work Breakdown Structure Method
By Jean-Yves Moine (France) 

Revisiting types of relationships between a program’s component projects
By Alan Stretton (Australia) 

Mathematical Models of Project Management for Investors
By Prof Vladimir Voropajev and Yan Gelrud, PhD (Russia)

Continuous Equation of Human Effort
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (Armenia / USA) 

Do Private Sector Small To Medium Sized, Entrepreneurial General Contractors Comply With ANSI 748?  If yes, how, if not, why not?
By Dr. Paul Giammalvo (Indonesia)

Series Articles

Professionalism, ethics and needing to ask
Introduction to April article in Advances in Project Management Series
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK) 

Advances in Project Management
Asking why? Ethics, engineering and project management
By Michael Cavanagh (Ireland) 

Enterprise Project Governance: How to Manage Projects Successfully Across the Organization: EPG Principles and Framework
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
Risk of Change
By Keith Pickavance (UK) 

Introducing the IPMA Education & Training Board’s New Monthly Series for the PM World Journal – Rationale, Motivation & Invitation to Contribute!
By Prof John-Paris Pantouvakis (Greece)

Opportunities are the Same as Threats
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

Advisory Articles

Phase Approach Negotiations
By David Tain (Canada / Venezuela) 

Financing Your Projects – Part 1: Crowdfunding
By Alam Braga (Brazil) 

Influencing your team members in a positive way
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain) 


Project Management Education in Latin America
By Ana Maria Rodriguez (Argentina) 

Where did the misuse of the names GANTT and PERT originate?
By Patrick Weaver (Australia) 

PMO: Neither Friend nor Enemy
By Cleber Santos (Brazil) 

Agile in Project Management: a Brief History
By Laurence Nicholson (UK) 

Visceral Response to Communications
By Rebecca Winston (USA) 

Case Studies

When Lean meets Agile – A Complete Organization Transformation Case Study
By Waffa Karkukly (Canada)

Second Editions

What’s new in Agile Project Management Certification?
By Kevin Aguanno (Canada) 

Sustainability on Large, Complex Engineering & Construction Programs Utilizing a Program Management Approach
By Bob Prieto (USA) 

Mastering Virtual Teams: Training Virtual Project Teams to Be Successful
By Lawrence Suda (USA) 


Let your project be assessed – Deadline approaches to submit applications for the IPMA® Project Excellence Award.
By Ewa Bednarczyk (Poland)

Project Management Update from Argentina
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Project Management Update from Germany
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Warsaw, Poland
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Project Management Update from Nepal
By Suraj Dahal (Nepal)

Book Reviews

IT That Matters – a Guide to Maximizing Strategic Value of IT (TSO)
By Dennis G. Ravenelle
Reviewed by Judy Sanker (USA) 

Social Media for Project Managers (PMI)
By Elizabeth Harrin (UK)
Reviewed by Philip Wells, PMP (USA) 

Mastering Project Portfolio Management (J Ross)
By Michael J. Bible and Susan S. Bivins
Reviewed by Richard Bonaparte (USA) 

Advanced Multi-Project Management (J Ross)
By Gerald I. Kendall and Kathleen M. Austin
Reviewed by John W. Smyder (USA) 

Project Management Methods, Concepts and Techniques (CRC)
By Claude H. Maley
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP (USA)

Effective Project Management – Traditional, Agile, Extreme (Wiley)
By Robert K. Wysocki (USA)
Reviewed by Raza Usman, PMP (Pakistan) 

Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Ancient Rome – Management Lessons of Pliny the Younger (Multi-Media)
By Robert C. Lerner (USA)
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP (USA) 

The Market-Driven Supply Chain – A Revolutionary Model for Sales and Operations Planning in the New On-Demand Economy (AMACOM)
By Robert P. Burrows III (USA)
Reviewed by Carol Kacinko (USA) 

Quality Improvement Through Planned Experimentation, 3rd Edition (McGraw-Hill)
By Ronald D. Moen, Thomas W. Nolan, Lloyd P. Provost
Reviewed by Ruthiann Frazier, PMP (USA)


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