Volume IV, Issue 3 – March 2015

In This Edition

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

Featured Papers

Understanding Risk and Return in Bidders’ EPC Price using CAPM Concept
By Trian Hendro Asmoro (Indonesia)

Why do projects fail and more to the point, what can we do about it?
By Stephen Jenner (UK / Australia) 

Managing Outsourcing Strategy on a Complex Project
By Ramaz S. Issa (UAE)

Featured Interview

PMI Turkey Interview with David Pells, PMI Fellow and PMWJ Managing Editor
By Petek Kabakci (Turkey)

Series Articles

Approaches to improving Level 2: “Project” success (Series on Project Success and Failure, article 4 of 6)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

Project Management Education: Once Upon a Time and Into the Future (Series on the Role of Academic Institutions in Educating and Training Project Managers,article 2)
By Prof Helgi Thor Ingason and Haukur Ingi Jonasson, PhD (Iceland)

Transitioning to Program Management (Program Management Academy Series – article 4 of 4)
By Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte and Jim Waddell (USA)

Managing Cybercrime Risk (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Ben Rendle (UK)

Why effective stakeholder management is free (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Delivering Effective Project Management Training – a German Perspective (Series by IPMA Education & Training Board)
By Bärbel Häckel (Germany)

Advisory Articles

Collaboration Effectiveness: A Must for Program Management Execution Excellence
By Chandan Patary (India)

Project Initiation Process: Part Two
By Dan Epstein (USA)

Project Integration Management: The Knowledge Area Exclusively for Project Managers
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)


Critical Success Factors for Projects
By Crispin “Kik” Piney (France)

Is it time to rethink Project Management?
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Second Editions

Why Good Project Managers make Bad Decisions
By Lev Virine, PhD; Michael Trumper; Eugenia Virine, PMP (Canada)

Project Families and Their Application to Project Evaluation
By Stanislaw Gasik (Poland)

Black Swan Risks
By Bob Prieto (USA)


Project Management update from Istanbul – Interview with Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMI Board Member
By Ipek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Project Management Report from Milan
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

UK Project Management Roundup
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Project Management Report from Spain
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Management Update from Beunos Aires – The 2015 Dakar Rally through Argentina, Chile & Bolivia
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Project Management Report from Riga – Challenges for the New EU Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020: An Academic and Policy Debate

By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

Book Reviews

Project Pain Reliever: A Just-In-Time Handbook for Anyone Managing Projects (J. Ross)
By Dave Garrett
Reviewed by Sheila Jackson (USA)

Project Management Checklists for Dummies (Wiley)
By Nick Graham
Reviewed by Anil Bapat (USA)

Project: Impossible   How the Great Leaders of History Identified, Solved, and Accomplished the Seemingly Impossible – and How You Can Too! (Multi-Media)
By Michael Dobson
Reviewed by Don Hansen (USA)

Managing Complex Projects and Programs: How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives using a Third-Generation Approach (Wiley)
By Richard J. Heaslip, PhD
Reviewed by Jackie Olshack (USA)

Fundamentals of Program Management: Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change (PMI)
By Motoh Shimizu, Dr. Eng, PMP
Reviewed by Ralph J. Mauelshagen, PMP, CCP (USA)

Portfolio Management – A strategic approach (CRC)
By Dr. Ginger Levin, John Wyzalek
Reviewed by S. Lance Van Nostrand (USA)

Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams (Wiley)
By Rory Burke and Steve Barron
Reviewed by Javed Azam (USA)


People News

Future Events

Call for Papers

Research News

Education News 

Profession News

Publishing News

Industry News

News from Fascinating Projects & Programs

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