Volume III, Issue 5 – May 2014

In This Edition

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

Letters to the Editor

On Stakeholders
By Bob Youker (USA)

Featured Papers

Social Management: is it a new project management competency?
By Franco Concari and Pasquale DiRubbo (Italy)

Organizational Human Resources Integration into Project Management
By Dimitrios Kamsaris (Greece/UK), Stefanos Kougoulos (Greece/UK), Ahmed El Ghanamy (Egypt)

Capital Efficiency – Pull all the Levers
By Bob Prieto (USA)

What is Dynamic Scheduling?
By Amer Mohey El-Din Fahmy (Egypt), Tarek M. Hassan, PhD (Egypt/UK), Hesham Bassioni, PhD (Egypt) 

Questionnaire Survey on Dynamic Scheduling in Construction
By Amer Mohey El-Din Fahmy (Egypt), Tarek M. Hassan, PhD (Egypt/UK), Hesham Bassioni, PhD (Egypt)

Preventing Incidents of the Collapse of Buildings by Implementing Lessons Learned
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (Nigeria/UK)

Project Governance and Control – The Building of the Crystal Palace
By Patrick Weaver (Australia) 

Certification or Practice? A paradigm shift will help!
By Raju Rao (India)

Series Articles

Too little, too late, or too much, too early: Are we paying enough attention to stakeholders?
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Rolling Back from the Power/Interest Matrix: A New Approach for Role Based Stakeholder Engagement in Projects (Advances in PM Series)
By Lou Horton (UK) and Ann Pilkington (UK)

Risks with 100% Probability (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr David Hillson, PhD (UK)

Guatemala Embraces the IPMA Way (IPMA Education & Training Series)
By Bernhard Haidacher (Guatemala)

Maturity, Success and Competitiveness (Project Management Maturity Series)
By Russell D. Archibald (Mexico/USA), Darci Prado, PhD (Brazil), Warlei Oliveira (Brazil)

Making Effective Program Decisions (Program Management Series)
By Russ Martinelli (USA) and James Waddell (USA)

Taking the Guessing out of When to Rebaseline (College of Performance Management Series on EVM)
By Mojtaba Zarei Kesheh (UK) and Ray Stratton (USA)

Advisory Articles

Leadership and Innovation
By Ron Taylor (USA)

Brainstorming on Brainstorming
By Maia Garau (Netherlands)

Conceptualization-Standardization-Execution Cycle
By Anil Seth (India)


Where did the term “Stakeholder” come from?
By Bob Youker (USA) 

A note on accessing and utilizing collective experience in project-based organizations
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Student Papers

Factors Influencing Cost Management of Public Sector Construction Projects: A Case of Governmental Departmental Offices in Naivasha Sub County
By Cleopas Gathara Wahome (Kenya)

Role of the Local Community in Implementation of Government Funded Projects in Public Secondary Schools in Baringo County
By Viola Kiprotich (Kenya)

Second Editions

But how much planning is needed? Are the efforts to plan always rewarded? The Secret is to Anticipate!
By Antonino Montanari (Italy)                                                                              


Third International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia) 

Report from the IPMA Project Excellence Awards Office
By Kasia Pachuta (Poland)

Project Management Report from Milan
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

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

Projects and Project Management in Germany
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

Project Management Update from Santiago
By Jaime Videla (Chile)

UK Project Management Roundup
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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

Book Reviews

Project Risk Governance: Managing Uncertainty and Creating Organization Value (Gower)
By Dieter Fink
Reviewed by Conrado Morlan (USA)

The Power to Transform: Passion, Power and Purpose in Daily Life (Rodale)
By Chris Majer with John Brant
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz (USA)

Procurement Project Management Success: Achieving a Higher Level of Effectiveness (J. Ross)
By Diana L. Lindstrom
Reviewed by Misty Lorraine Bannister (USA)

The Process Improvement Handbook: A Blueprint for Managing Change and Increasing Organizational Performance (McGraw-Hill)
By Tristan Boutros and Tim Purdie
Reviewed by Fred Leinweber (USA)

The New Corporate Facts of Life (AMACOM)
By Diana Rivenburgh
Reviewed by Ariane Stone (USA)

Mega Project Management (Wiley)
By Virginia A. Greiman
Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramanian (USA)

Leading Virtual Project Teams (CRC)
By Margaret R. Lee, PhD
Reviewed by Bob Dragoon (USA)

Mastering Software Project Requirements: A Framework for Successful Planning, Development and Alignment (J. Ross)
By Barbara Davis
Reviewed by Jimmy Godard (USA)


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