Volume IV, Issue 8 – August 2015

In This Edition

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Marco Sampietro’s paper on Project Team Member’s Perspective in the July edition
By Russell Archibald (Mexico)

Featured Interview

Interview with Debbie O’Bray, PMI Fellow, Former Chair of PMI Board of Directors (Canada)
By David Pells, Managing Editor, PMWJ (USA)

Featured Papers

Emotions in Project Management
By Lev Virine, PhD; Michael Trumper, Eugenia Virine (Canada)

Beyond Buildability: Operability and Commissioning of Industrial Facilities
By Maurini Elizardo Brito; Raphael de Oliveira Abergarins Lopes; Luiz Rocha; Dr. Eduardo Qualharini (Brazil)

Determinants of Project Success in Multicultural Environment – A Project Team’s Perspective
By Hareshchandra Thakur (India)

The Investment Plan for Europe and European Fund for Strategic Investments: New Project Management Challenges
By Emīls Pūlmanis (Latvia)

What Should We Do With Unknowns in Schedule Risk Analysis?
By David Hulett, PhD (USA)

Redefining Product Development: Managing project to build right solutions in exact time: Sharing lessons learned
By Chandan Patary (India)

A Vision for Change in Nigeria based on Lessons from South Korea
By O. Chima Okereke (Nigeria/UK)

Series Articles

Management planning function and activities (Article 2 in series on general management functions and activities, and their relevance to the management of projects)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) (Australia)

Monitoring the ‘health’ of your stakeholder community (Series on Stakeholder Engagement)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

Boards and Risk: Have we got it right? (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Garry Honey (UK)

Project Management conferences in Iran, 2005-2014: An Analytical Overview (Series sponsored by IPMA Education & Training Board)
By Dr. Ahad Nazari (Iran)

Connecting EVM and Agile (Agile and EVM Series, provided by the College of Performance Management)
By Glen Alleman (USA)

Managing A Blind Date With Knowledge – Interdisciplinary PM Education Tailored for Doctoral Students (Series on the Role of Academic Institutions in Educating and Training Project Managers)
By Prof Dr. Helgi Thor Ingason, Haukur Ingi Jonasson, PhD (Iceland)

Advisory Articles

Project Human Resource Management for Project Managers based on PMBOK
By T. D. Jainendrakumar, PhD (India)

Applying Organizational Project Management for Scaling – Up
By Raju Rao (India)

Student Papers

Systemic Comparison of the Application of EVM in Traditional and Agile Software Project
By Soumajit (Sam) Ghosh, PMP (USA)
University of Maryland, USA.

Second Editions

The Importance of an Effective Project Management Approach to EU Projects – A Case Study: CBRN COE Project Failure Means Putting the EU’s Security at Risk
By Kamil Mroz (Belgium)

The Way of Establishment of the Organization’s Project Management Process
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Tukey)

Knowledge Management in IT Outsourcing/Offshoring Projects
By Jarosław Polak, PMP; Przemysław Wójcik, PMP (Poland)

The Agile PMO: Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office
By Michael Nir (USA)

Keep the Momentum Going: A Project Manager’s Plan to Sustaining High Team Performance on Time-Sensitive Projects
By Bria R. Griffith, PMP; Brenda N. Yombo, PMP (USA)


Mentorship, SPPR Conference, PMI Netherlands Summit, International Youth ProAktivity Summit, PM Fair Belgium and University of Ottawa Alumni Week (Project Management Report from Brussels)
By Kamil Mroz (Belgium)

No Projects at All (Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte)
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)

APM Activities, Successful Projects, Crossrail, the Not So Positive News and weird names given to buildings (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

PMI Santiago Chile Chapter, Cono Sur Tour 2015 Call for Papers and SunEdison’s Solar Plant Project (Project Management Update from Santiago)
By Jaime Videla (Chile)

Election Year in Argentina and MSA’s Unique Electronic Ballot System Project (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Book Reviews

Project Management for Small Projects, 2nd Edition (Management Concepts)
By Sandra F. Rowe, PhD, PMP (USA)
Reviewed by Venkata Ramana Edagottu, PMP, CSTE, ITIL (USA)

Project Ethics (Gower)
By Haukur Ingi Jonasson & Helgi Thor Ingasson (Iceland)
Reviewed by Javed Azam, MBA, MSc, PME, P.G. (USA)

Managing Technology-Based Projects: Tools, Techniques, People and Business Processes (Wiley)
By Hans J. Thamhain (USA)
Reviewed Christopher Frost, PMP (USA)

The Power of Project Leadership: 7 keys to help you transform from project manager to project leader (Kogan Page)
By Susanne Madsen (UK)
Reviewed Manjeeta Sitaula, PMP (USA)

Real Project Management: The skills and capabilities you WILL need for successful project delivery (Kogan Page)
By Peter Taylor (UK)
Reviewed by Venkata Ramana Edagottu, PMP, CSTE, ITIL (USA)

The Project Management Answer Book, 2nd Edition (Management Concepts)
By Jeff Furman (USA)
Reviewed by Fatuma Abdullahi (USA)

Managing Complex Projects and Programs: How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives using a Third Generation Approach (Wiley)
By Richard J Heaslip (USA
Reviewed by Clint Hudson, PMP (USA)


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