Volume III, Issue 10 – October 2014

In This Edition

Welcome to the October 2014 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor 

Featured Papers

The algorithm for generating an optimal investment portfolio
By Prof Yan Gelrud (Russia)

Labor Productivity Improvements in Construction using WBS & OBS Integration
By Essam Lotffy (UAE)

Project Followership: How Project Team Members can Contribute to Project Success
By Marco Sampietro, PhD (Italy)

Updating the Lang Factor and Testing its Accuracy, Reliability and Precision as a Stochastic Cost Estimating Method
By Yosep Asro Wain (Indonesia)

Effective Contract Negotiation Through Persuasion
By Dr Ahmed El Ghanamy (Egypt/UK) and Prof Dimitrios P. Kamsaris (Greece/UK) 

Classes of Factors to be Considered in Infrastructure Investment Priority
By Bob Prieto (USA)

The Origins of Hammocks and Ladders
By Patrick Weaver (Australia)

Series Articles

Is it time to rethink project management? (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Program/Project Types (Series on Program/Project Categorization)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

How to Increase Project Profitability – An Approach Using Maturity Concepts (PPPM Maturity Series)
By Russell D. Archibald, PhD (Hon) (Mexico/USA), Darci Prado, PhD (Brazil), Manuel Carvalho Da Silva Neto (Brazil)

Questions for the Board about Risk (Risk Doctor Series)
By Dr David Hillson (UK)

Project Management – “Trendslator” or “Fashion Retailer”? (IPMA Education & Training Series)
By Donncha Kavanagh, PhD (Ireland)

Advisory Articles

Recovery Programme: The usual way for an Unusual Action
By Pavan Sarvepali (India)

Commentary Articles

Alternate Energy Project plan in Africa, why failure? The way of Investment
By Md. Moshfaqur Rahman (Bangladesh)

The Strategic Dilemma of the Central PMO: Friend or Foe?
By Inken Lasar (UAE)

How to manage Serendipities
By Prof Lennart Svensson and Göran Brulin (Sweden)

How to Sail from the Present to the Future
By Ipek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Case Studies

Firing on All Cylinders: Project Management Lessons in a Project Startup
By Andy Cuthbert, Haliburton (USA)

How the Texas Department of Public Safety Maximized the Value of Project Management by Creating an Enterprise Project Management Office
By Amanda Arriaga and Jessica Iselt (USA)

Second Editions

American Community Survey: Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management in a Federal Program
By James Treat, Christine Cordes, Susan Hostetter (USA)

Designing a PMO
By Dan Vickers (USA)

When and How PM Change Agents Add Business Value
By Stacy Goff (USA)


Interview with IPMA Young Crew Italy Leader
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Project Management Report from Madrid
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil) 

ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, convenes in Kyoto, Japan
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland

Book Reviews

Leading Project-Driven Change (MultiMedia Pubs)
By Richard C. Bernheim
Reviewed by Newton (Butch) Freeland (USA)

Project Management Jumpstart (SYBEX)
By Kim Heldman, PMP (USA)
Reviewed by Hernan Peniche, PMP (USA)

Project Quality Management: Why, What and How, 2nd Ed. (J. Ross)
By Kenneth Rose, PMP
Reviewed by Virgil Cordero, PMP (USA)

Organizational Project Portfolio Management – A Practitioner’s Guide (J. Ross)
By Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP
Reviewed by Eldon Zorinsky, PMP (USA) 


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