Volume III, Issue 12 – December 2014

In This Edition

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Lynda Bourne’s article on Governance in the November PMWJ
By Max Wideman (Canada)

Featured Interview

Interview with Mate Rimac (RIMAC AUTOMOBILI Ltd)
By Gordana Blažević and Zlatko Barilović

Featured Papers

Why Adopt a Standardized 3D Work Breakdown Structure for Tangible Drilling Cost in Indonesia?
By Gideon Wibowo (Indonesia) 

An Analysis of the Electricity Industry in Nigeria One Year After Privatization
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (UK / Nigeria) 

The Challenge of Infrastructure and Long Term Investment
By Bob Prieto (USA) 

The Integration of Change Management and Project Management – The Role of the PMO
By Waffa Karkukly (Canada) and Laurence Lecoeuvre, PhD (France) 

Challenges in Smart Grid Project Execution: View from a Manager
By Chandan Patary (India)

Series Articles

Some deficiencies in data on project successes and failures (Article 1 in new Series on Project Success and Failure)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

Three Success Factors for Schedule Risk Analysis (Risk Doctor Series)
By David Hulett, PhD (USA) 

Project Management Maturity: The Brazil Central Bank Case Study (Project Management Maturity Series)
By Marcelo Cota (Brazil), Sérgio Caracas (Brazil)

Designing a Resource Kit for Instructors and Practitioners: “To Manage the Implementation of Development Projects” (IPMA Education & Training Series)
By Robert Youker (USA)

Learning to deal with emergencies: What the project management bodies of knowledge don’t tell us (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Managing the Urgent and Unexpected (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Stephen Wearne, PhD and Keith White-Hunt, DSc (UK)

Advisory Articles

Improving Project Outcomes: Striking a balance between agility, emotional intelligence and process
By Eddie Kilkelly (UK)

Reducing Prejudice in the Workplace in Nigeria – Suggestions for Consideration by the Project Leader
By Lucky Enajite Edjenckpo (Nigeria) 

By Germán Bernate (Colombia)


The Transformation Manager and Programme Manager: are they really different?
By Laurence Nicholson (UK)

Did Oswald Have a Chance to Kill the President? A Project Risk Analysis Perspective
By Lev Virine, Michael Trumper, Eugenia Virine (Canada) 

Performers on the Project Stage
By Charles Smith (UK)

Case Studies

An Integrated Delivery Office: The Journey Continues
By Eric Loyd and Danielle Cooper (USA)

Personal Stories

Getting Lucky – A Reflection
By Ed Fern (USA)

Flood at Khanki Barrage
By Zafar Ahmed (Pakistan)

Second Editions

Above and Beyond: The Secrets of Outstanding Project Leadership
By Tresia Eaves (USA)

9 Habits of a High-Performing Project Manager
By Arun Singhal and Puja Bhatt (USA)

It Takes Two to Tango: When Organizational Strategy and Project Management Collide, it Produces Great Results
By Conrado Morlan (USA)

Linking the Comprehensive Six-Phase Project Life Cycle Model and Project Team Cognitive Readiness with the TC Framework
By Russell Archibald (Mexico), Ivano Di Filippo (Italy), Daniele Di Filippo (Italy), Shane Archibald (USA)


Profession of Project Managers in the Baltic Countries – Problems and Perspectives
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

Project Management in Kazakhstan is developing
By Alexey Tsekhovoy, Lidya Karmazina, Aigerim Altayeva (Kazakhstan)

Project Management in Spain: Monthly Report
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Management Report from São Paulo
By Mauricio Lopes (Brazil)

UK Project Management Round UP
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Project Management Update from Buenos Aires
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Project Management Report from Santiago
By Jaime Videla (Chile)

Book Reviews

Redefining Operational Excellence: New Strategies for Maximizing Performance and Profits Across the Organization (AMACOM)
By Andrew Miller
Reviewed by Galia Ivanov (USA)

Organizational Project Portfolio Management (J. Ross)
By Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP
Reviewed by Conrado Morlan (USA)

Project Recovery: Case Studies and Techniques for Overcoming Project Failure (Wiley)
By Harold R. Kerzner, PhD
Reviewed by Kate Rohm (USA)

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: a Lean Approach to Improving Project Results (CRC)
By Adil F. Dalal
Reviewed by Manjeeta Sitaula (USA)

Going Beyond the Waterfall (J. Ross)
By Barbara Davis and Darren Radford
Reviewed by Mark W. Depperschmidt (USA)

A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts (PBMconcepts)
By Dennis L. Bolles, PMP and Darrel G. Hubbard, P.E.
Reviewed by Johnny Gan (USA)

A World Gone Social (AMACOM)
By Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz (USA)


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