Volume III, Issue 8 – August 2014

In This Edition

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

Featured Papers

Prototyping a project management application for collaborative research environment in the academia world
By C.M.M. Chin and B.W. Chung (Malaysia)

A Study on the Use of Cost Control Procedure in the Oil and Gas Industry
By Eugene McGrath (Ireland)

The Gigaprogram Challenge
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Functional models for project management activities from position of different interested parties
By Dr Vladimir Voropajev, Oxana Klimenko and Prof Yan Gelrud (Russia) 

Assessing Contractor Schedules in Oman against the GAO’s Scheduling Best Practice Guide
By Hassan Al-Barrami (Oman)

Series Articles

Impact of PPPM Maturity on the Success of Construction Industry Projects in Brazil (Project Management Maturity Series)
By Russell D. Archibald, PhD (Hon) (Mexico/USA), Darci Prado, PhD (Brazil)

Stress Testing for Risk Management (Risk Doctor Series)
By Dr David Hillson (UK)

Project Categories (Series on Project & Program Categories)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

Advisory Articles

Change Communication: More than You-Rah-Rah
By Marge Combe (USA)

The 7 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes
By Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez (USA)

Growing Organizational Change Ability
By Elissa Farrow (Australia)

Pre-Award Planning Phase: Involvement of Project Manager
By Andy Cuthbert (USA)

The business case for business cases
By Neil Glover (UK)

Benefits of Using Social Media in Your Project Management Practices
By Jerry Ihejirika (Nigeria)


Agenda for New Government
By Zafar Ahmed (Pakistan)

Planning and Management of Mega Projects: Episode #1
By Pavan Sarvepalli (India)

Alternate Energy Projects in Africa – Why Failure?
By Moshfaqur Rahman (Bangladesh)

If you cannot be a poet, be the song… International Project Management
By Anil Seth (India) 

Is the Project Management Office the Conductor of an Organization?
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Case Studies

Lima Field Seabed Subsidence: Synchronized Deck Raising Project – How it was done
By Oto Gurnita and Asning Suryo Ninyanto (Indonesia)

Student Papers

In Search of Eureka: How Deadlines and Governance Arrangements affect the enactment of roles within Collaborative Research Programmes
By Alistair Marsden (UK) 

Second Editions

Applying Project Management Principles to Key State Government Processes
By Amanda Arriaga and Jessica Iselt (USA)

Strategic Options for Corporate Survival
By Gregory Osagie Akhibi (Nigeria)

Scheduling Ethics: Recognizing Gaming, Data Manipulation and Abuse in Project Schedules
By Walter Majerowicz (USA)

A Brief History of Scheduling – Back to the Future
By Patrick Weaver (Australia)

Application of Project Management in Ministerial Security Development
By Carol Axten (USA)

Positive Workplace: Enhancing Individual and Team Productivity
By Jocelyn Davis and John Cable (USA)

An Alternative to the Prime / Sub-Prime Model
By Joseph Reddix (USA)


Report on Scientific and Professional Conference with International Participation on Management
By Zlatko Barilović and Ana Skledar Matijević (Croatia)

Project Management Update from Milan
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

2014 IPMA Summit of PMO SIG Leaders celebrates Project Management Offices as key enabler for project-oriented organisations
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

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

Project Management Update from Argentina
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

IPMA Research Awards – Call for Applications
By Kasia Pachuta (Poland)

Project Management Roundup from UK
By Miles Shepherd (England)

Book Reviews

Secrets to Mastering the WBS in Real World Projects (PMI)
By Lilian Buchtik, PMP (Uruguay)
Reviewed by Newton Freeland (USA)

Trust in Virtual Teams (Gower)
By Thomas P. Wise
Reviewed by Shailaja Suresh (India/USA)

Personal Effectiveness in Project Management (PMI)
By Zachary Wong, PhD
Reviewed by Rodger Martin (USA)

Projects are People Too!
By Faith Knight, PMP (USA)
Reviewed by John Hamer (USA)

Validating Strategies: Linking Projects and Results to Uses and Benefits(Gower)
By Phil Driver (UK)
Reviewed by Johnny Gan (USA) 

Maximizing Project Success Through Human Performance (Management Concepts)
By Bernardo Tirado
Reviewed by Elaine Lee (USA)


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