Volume IV, Issue 5 – May 2015

In This Edition

Welcome to the May 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David L. Pells, Managing Editor

Featured Papers

Physics of Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Performance Measurement System for Multi-project Engineering Company
Dr. Boris Titarenko, Dr. Sergei Titov, Dr. Roman Titarenko (Russia)

Implementation of 3-Dimensional Work Breakdown Structure in Engineering Design
By Yosep Asro Wain (Indonesia)

A Comparative Evaluation of Labour Productivity of Wall Plastering Activity using Work Study
By Isaac A. Odesola, PhD; Dr. Kevin C. Okolie; Jovita N. Nnametu (Nigeria)

Featured Interview

Interview with Mark Morgan, American Strategic Planning Expert (USA)
By Prof Helgi Thor Ingason, PhD (Iceland)

Series Articles

Summaries and post-scripts (Series on Project Successes and Failures, article 6 of 6)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

Whose success is it anyway? Rethinking the role of suppliers in project management
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Does one size really fit all?
By Adrian Taggart (UK)

Stakeholder Identification and Prioritization (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Influencing Risky Project Decisions (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Management Education in Central and Eastern Europe (Series by IPMA Education & Training Board)
By Vladimir Obradović, PhD (Serbia)

The Musicality of Project Management: Transparent Leadership and Sustainable Project Management (Series on the Role of Academic Institutions in the Educating and Training of Project Managers – article 3 of 6)
By Prof Helgi Thor Ingason and Prof Haukur Ingi Jonasson (Iceland)

Agile Terminology (Agile and EVM Series)
By Howard Zillman (USA)

Advisory Articles

From Project Management to Business Objectives: How to align the project goals to the business strategy
By Luca Cavone and Alessandro Savioli (Italy)

Project Time Management in PMBOK for better Project Scheduling & Control
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)

Making Sense of PRINCE2 Agile
By Panagiotis Fiampolis (UK)


By Anil Seth (India)

The Contribution of Communication to IT Project Success
By Ann Pilkington (UK)

Learning from my Consultant Colleague
By Chandan Lal Patary (India)

Second Editions

Analysis vs. Illusions in Project Management
By Lev Virine, Michael Trumper, Eugenia Virine (Canada)

Portfolio Decisions to Maximize Strategic Benefits
By Susan Bivins (USA) and Michael Bible (Norway)

Future-Proof: Foresight as a Tool towards Project Legacy Sustainability
By Marisa Silva (Portugal/UK)


IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Dublin, Ireland
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Report on the Development of Project Management Study Programme at the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić (Croatia)
By Zlatko Barilović, Igor Vrečko and Petra Krčelić

New emerging community: “Business Analysis Bolivia” (Project Management Report from Santa Cruz)
By Rocio Zelada (Bolivia)

Regional Meeting of PMI Latin America South Leaders in Mendoza – a Fabulous Success (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

DYNAMICS 2015, PMI Turkey, National Professional Project Mangers Conference, and upcoming Innovations and New Trends in Turkish Construction Industry Conference (Project Management Report from Istanbul)
By İpek Sahra Özguler (Turkey)

Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives (Report from Fourth International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries)
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

60% of Spanish project managers know ISO 21500, PMI Madrid grows to 1578 (Project Management Report from Spain)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Power generation, election impacts, project problems and project opportunities (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Book Reviews

Program Management for Improved Business Results (Wiley)
By Russ J. Martinelli; James M. Waddell; Tim J. Rahschulte (USA)
Reviewed by Kathy McCrain, PMP (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 Dr. Eldon J. Zorinsky, PMP (USA)

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition (Wiley)
By Robert K. Wysocki, PhD
Reviewed by Amy N. Stevens (USA)

Top Gun Project Managers (Multi-Media Publications)
By Richard Morreale
Reviewed by Stephen Rojak (USA)

Effective Complex Project Management: An Adaptive Agile Framework for Delivering Business Value (J. Ross Publishing)
By Robert K. Wysocki
Reviewed by Mary Jane Quandt, PMP (USA)

Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams, 2nd Edition (Wiley)
By Rory Burke, Steve Barron
Reviewed by Sheila Jackson, PMP (USA)

The Scorecard Solution: Measure What Matters and Drive Sustainable Growth (AMACOM)
By Dan E. King
Reviewed by Anil Bapat, PMP (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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