Volume IV, Issue 4 – April 2015

In This Edition

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

Featured Papers

Determine the Hurdle Rate for the Development of Data Center Colocation in Asia Pacific Region
By Nalasendja Muhammad (Indonesia/Singapore)

Critical Factors which Govern Labour Productivity in Building Construction Industry in Sri Lanka
Dr. Rangika Halwatura (Sri Lanka)

The History of the PMI Frankfurt Chapter 1988-2005
By Thomas Walenta (Germany)

Required: A Framework for Eliminating Corruption in Nigeria
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (Nigeria/UK)

Featured Interview

Interview with Prof Sergey Bushuyev, Ukrainian Project Management Association (Kiev, Ukraine)
By David Pells, PMWJ Managing Editor

Series Articles

Approaches to Increasing Level 3: “Business” success (Series on Project Success and Failure, article 5 of 6)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

Not by accident: revisiting quality management (Intro to Advances in Project Management Series article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Cost of Quality for Construction Projects: A Fresh Look (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Dr Ron Basu (UK)

Stakeholders and Risk (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Scaling the PEAKS of Competence (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By David Hillson and Ruth Murray-Webster

A New Paradigm in E&T: Result oriented Learner-Centered E&T approaches using APHs (Series by IPMA Education & Training Board)
By Chinwi Obari Mgbere (Nigeria/Kazakhstan)

The Application of Earned Value Management to Agile Development and The Application of Agile Development to Earned Value Management (Introduction to a new series on Agile and EVM)
By Ray Stratton (USA)

Why an Agile Approach Needs to be Different (Agile and EVM Series)
By Luis C. Contreras (USA)

Advisory Articles

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

Reaching the Tough Crowd During Change
By A. J. Holley (USA)

Addressing Talent Management in the Project Management World
By Dennis Sheehan and Chris Jones (UK)

Life Cycle Success Factors that affect the Success of IT Programs and Projects
By Eddie Williams (USA)

Project Scope Management in PMBOK made Easy
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)

This Project is not in-line with our organization’s strategic plans
By Essam Lotffy (UAE)


Standard and Heroic Project Management – impact on perceived success
By Tom Taylor (UK)

Why do project fail? The Nigerian Government insensitivity to project Failure
By Eyitayo Ogunmola (Nigeria)

Project Management Outsourcing
By Rüdiger Geist (Switzerland), Gerhard Ortner (Austria)

Creative Works

Project Financial Management in Cartoons
By Almahdy Eltonsy (Egypt)

Case Study

The Significance of Communication to Manage Construction Projects Safely: A Case Study of a Residential Construction Project
By Ramaz Issa (UAE)

Second Editions

If You Build It, Will They Come? The United Nations Knowledge Sharing Platform
By Lawrence Suda (USA)

Opportunity Analysis under Strategic Program Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)


The Secret of our Success from Leaders of the PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter (Project Management Report from Santa Cruz)
By Rocio Zelada (Bolivia)

Interview with Miriam Amin, Financial Controller (Project Management Update from Cairo)
By Almahdy Eltonsy (Egypt)

Expo 2015 Projects at Exhibition (Project Management Update from Milan)
By Luca Cavone (Italy)

Springtime means conferences, exhibitions and projects (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

PMI Madrid Celebrates (Project Management Report from Spain)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

The Dark Side of the Economy or One Difficult Year for PM (Project Management Update from Belo Horizonte)
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)

In April in Argentina will be an Important Event (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Disaster Management Processes, Risks and PMI Santiago (Project Management Report from Santiago)
By Jaime Videla (Chile)

Book Reviews

Great Lessons in Project Management (Management Concepts)
By David Pratt
Reviewed by Stephen Strecker (USA)

The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned (CRC)
By Willis Thomas
Reviewed by Maryann Coelln (USA)

Project Management of Hotel Opening Processes
By Gert Noordzij
Reviewed by John Campbell (USA)

Breakthrough Business Analysis (Management Concepts)
By Kathleen Haas
Reviewed by Serin Zatar (USA)

The Scorecard Solution (AMACOM)
By Dan King
Reviewed by Arvind Tripathi (USA)

Communication for Continuous Improvement Projects (CRC)
By Tina Agustiady
Reviewed by Patrick James (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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