Volume III, Issue 6 – June 2014

In This Edition

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

Letters to the Editor

On the subject of What is Dynamic Scheduling?
By Pat Weaver (Australia) 

On Proposed Research into management of the Crystal Palace project in London in 1851
By Max Wideman (Canada) and Pat Weaver (Australia) 

On the subject of the Book Review of Project Workflow Management
By Dan Epstein (USA) 

Featured Papers

Debunking the ‘While Elephant Project’ myth
By Okebugwu F. Onyinyechi, Omajeh Oghene-Mairo Enoch (Nigeria)

Why Integrate PRiSM™ with Agile Project Management and the relationship with PRINCE2
By Antony della Porta (UK) 

Towards the Facilitation of Project Change Risks: an IT Service Management Perspective
By Charlampos Apostolopoulos (UK), George Halikias (UK), Krikor Maroukian (UK), George Tsaramirsis (Saudi Arabia) 

Does Project Management Certification Really Matter
By Dr Ayman Abu-rumman (Jordan) 

Change Management and Project Management Companies
By Dr Dimitrios P. Kamsaris (UK) and Stefanos Kougoulos (UK)

Beginnings, Middles and Ends: A Systematic Approach to Organizational Transformation
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Developing Humanistic Relationships in Project Management
By Ahmad Khodaverdi Darian, PhD (Iran)

Series Articles

Making knowledge count: Where to find meaningful information
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Project Performance: Improving our Understanding Through the Sharing of Lessons Learned (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Dr Robert Chapman (UK)

Closing the Gap between PM Training and PM Performance Part 1: Understanding the Gap (IPMA Education & Training Series)
By Stacy Goff (USA)

The Brazilian Experience: General Results (Project Management Maturity Series)
By Russell D. Archibald, PhD (H,on) (Mexico/USA), Darci Prado, PhD (Brazil) 

Agile & EVM: Expert Knowledge from EVM World (College of Performance Management Series on Earned Value Management)
By Shobha Mahabir

Advisory Articles

How Social Media can Boost Productivity in your Project Management Organization
By Jerry Ihejirika (Nigeria) 

Are you Handling Change as an Event or as the Steady State?
By Marge Combe (USA)

Defining Complexity for Practitioners
By Mark Phillips (USA)

Personal Stories

What can Project Managers learn from Nurses?
By Lunga Msengana


Examples for XXI Century Leadership
By German Bernate (Colombia)

Managing Change in a Healthcare Organization: Project or Operation?
By Malik Baxi, MD, PMP (Canada)

Is there Value in UAT (User Acceptance Testing)?
By Eddie Williams (USA)

Second Editions

Beware of Giants and Trolls! Why legal counsel may now be a critical resource for technology projects in North America
By David L. Pells (USA)                                                                          


Project Management Update from Abuja
By Taopheek Babayeju (Nigeria) 

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

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

Project Management Update from Rio
By Vitor Vargas (Brazil)

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

Call for Application for 2014 Young Project Manager Award (Report from IPMA Excellence Awards Office)
By Clara Berdini (Italy) and Kasia Pachuta (Poland)

Project Management Update from Argentina
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Book Reviews

Strategies for Project Sponsorship (Management Concepts)
By Vicki James, Ron Rosenhead and Peter Taylor
Reviewed by Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP (USA) 

The Rules of Project Risk Management: Implementation Guidelines for Major Projects (Gower)
By Robert Chapman, PhD (UK)
Reviewed by Walter Washburn III, PMP (USA) 

Business Leadership for IT Projects (Gower)
By Gary Lloyd (UK)
Reviewed by Shailaja Suresh, PMP (India) 

Performance-Based Project Management: Increasing the Probability of Project Success (AMACOM)
By Glen B. Alleman (USA)
Reviewed by Johnny Gan, PMP (USA) 

In the Age of Turbulence: How to Make Executive PMOs Successful (CreateSpace)
By Abid Mustafa (UAE)
Reviewed by Diane Williams Roberts (USA) 

Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects: Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage (J. Ross)
By Barbee Davis (USA)
Reviewed by Alicia L. Lanier, PE (USA) 

The Process Improvement Handbook: A Blueprint for Managing Change and Improving Organizational Performance (McGraw-Hill)
By Tristan Boutros and Tim Purdie
Reviewed by Jason S. Bird, PMP (USA) 

Project Think: Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions (Gower)
By Lev Virine and Michael Trumper (Canada)
Reviewed by Brad Hermanson, PE, PMP (USA) 

The Execution Shortcut: Why Some Strategies Take the Hidden Path to Success and Others Never Reach the Finish Line
By Jeroen De Flander (Belgium)
Reviewed by William Brent Cook, PMP (USA)

Art – Fiction – Creative Works

Some Project Management Cartoons
By Almady Eltonsy (Egypt)


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