Volume IV, Issue 10 – October 2015

In This Edition

Welcome to the October 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Featured Interview

Interview with Aldo Gebbia, President of IPMA Italy
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Featured Papers

Dedicated and Competent Human Resources are essential for the Success of Project Nigeria
By O. Chima Okereke (Nigeria)

A Case Study on the Implementation of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in The Canal Reconstruction along Crude Oil Pipeline in Indonesia
By Hery Mada Indra Paska (Indonesia)

Management Science methods and methodologies for Project Management: What they model, how they model and why they model
By Dr. José Ramón San Cristóbal (Spain)

Series Articles

Management Leading Function and Activities (Article 4 in series on general management functions and activities, and their relevance to the management of projects)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) (Australia)

Communication Planning (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Modifying Risk Behavior using Change Management (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Andrew McGregor (South Africa)

Project Controls Personnel: Finding the ‘Right Stuff’ (Series on Earned Value Management provided by the College of Performance Management)
By Lisa Wolf (USA)

Here comes everybody: Reframing the stakeholder concept when just about everyone can become your stakeholder (Intro to Advances in Project Management Series Article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

What Stakeholder Management should learn from Sales and Marketing (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Jake Holloway (UK)

Advisory Articles

The Three “F”s to Instilling Success Habits within Agile Scrum Teams: Foundation, Familiarity and Fundamentals
By Brian Vanderjack and Prof Mabel Menard (USA)

Project Risk Management
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)

Processes Aren’t the Problem — Communication is the Culprit
By Allia DeAngelis (USA)

Learning for the Future Makes a Business More Sustainable
By Prof Mark Reeson (UK)

Making PMOs Critical to Business: 5 Imperatives for the Future of PMOs
By Marisa Silva (UK/Portugal)

Commentary Articles

Leadership is also about caring
By Lunga Msengana (South Africa)

Shades of Agile Gray
By Rodger Martin (USA)

Second Editions

Social Infrastructure Development: The Case for Private Participation in Potable Water Supply in Colombia
By Prof Juan David González-Ruiz; Carlos Alejandro Arboleda, PhD; Dr. Sergio Botero (Colombia)

Building a Results-Oriented Performance Culture in the Public Sector
By Evan Piekara (USA)

Do or Die Project Management: Lessons Learned from a Zero-Day Project
By Elizabeth A. Rodgers (USA)

How Project Management Enables Businesses to either Fail or Succeed in the Modern Economy 
By Chad E. Tennesen (USA)

Aligning Project Success with Organizational Strategy within a Project-Based Organization
By Richard John Cound (Canada/USA/South Africa) and Prof Jan Meyer (South Africa)

 Agility in Project Management
By Satinder Baweja and Navaneethan Venugopalan (USA)

How Millennial are you?
By Susan Casey (USA)

The To Complete Performance Index …an expanded view
By Walt Lipke (USA)


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

Eni discovers the largest gas field in Mediterranean; Finmeccanica awarded 7-8 billion euro project in Kuwait; Ariane 6-Vega C development; New high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 train; Expo, a mid-term report; October National Forum for Young Project Managers (Project Management report from Milan)
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Interview with PMI Turkey Chapter President Metin Ornek (Project Management update from Istanbul)
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Proactive PMI Madrid Chapter & Interview with AEDIP President Jordi Seguró (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Management Events in Argentina during September, October & November 2015 (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Infrastructure Projects, Transatlantic Sports, a Post Project Review, an International Scandal, Falling Beechnuts and the End of Summer (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

News from PMI Santiago chapter; Power Generation and Mining Projects in Chile (Project Management Update from Santiago)
By Jaime Videla (Chile)

29th IPMA World Congress in Panama City, Panama
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Book Reviews

The Influential Project Manager – Winning Over Team Members and Stakeholders (CRC Press)
By Alfonso Bucero, PMP
Reviewed by Rodger Martin, JD, PMP (USA)

Project Management for Small Projects, 2nd Ed (Management Concepts)
By Sandra F. Rowe, PhD, PMP
Reviewed by Sara Piracha (USA)

Complexity Theory and Project Management (Wiley)
By L. Wanda Curlee and Robert Gordon
Reviewed by Madison Berndt, PMP (USA)



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