Volume V, Issue 4 – April 2016

In This Edition

Welcome to the April 2016 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)

Featured Papers

Profit, Productivity & Peace – The Business Case for Eliminating Workplace Bullying
By Paul Pelletier (Canada)

Role of Technology on Performance of state Corporations in Kenya
By Allan Mugambi Michael (Kenya)

Investigating the State of Happiness of Generation Y/Millennial Members: Insights into Engaging the Unique Cohort – Case in focus: The Dilemma of the Young Project Manager
By Prof Debashish Sengupta (India)

Development of a Leadership Model for Effective Reduction of Building Collapse in Nigeria
By Kevin C. Okolie, PhD; Victor N. Okorie, PhD; F U. Ikekpeazu, PhD (Nigeria)

Management of Assumption Infatuation in Large Complex Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Development of Infrastructure to stimulate the Nigerian economy and case for a Nigerian National Programme Management Office (PMO)
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (Nigeria/UK)

Series Articles

Organizational strategic plans, projects, and strategic outcomes (Article 3 in series on increasing project management contributions to helping achieve broader ends)
By Alan Stretton, PhD (hon) (Australia)

Why planning is more important than plans (Intro to Advances in Project Management Series article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Foresight saga: Pursuing insight through chaos and disaster (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Mike Lauder, PhD (UK)

Project Team Members and Stakeholder Management (Article 4 in Series on Project Management for Team Members)
By Marco Sampietro, PhD (Italy)

Enterprise-Wide Project Management and the PMO as Business Concepts (Series on Project Business Management and the PMO)
By Dennis Bolles and Darrel Hubbard (USA)

Getting the most from your project communicator (Series on Communicating Projects)
By Ann Pilkington (UK)

Advisory Articles

Securing participation in project risk management through the use of visual aids: The Bow Tie Method
By Robert Chapman, PhD (UK)                       

Top 10 Reasons for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Failure
By Dennis Wiggins (USA)                                

What ITIL® means to modern businesses and project managers today – And how to get started in Service Management
By Russell Kenrick (UK)                                  

Commentary Articles

Development Projects and (Re) Election of County Government Leaders in Kenya
By Isaac Odhiambo Abuya (Kenya

Flood – Turning Disaster to Market
By Moshfaqur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Case Studies

Evaluation of Project Failure Causes in a Community Based Organization (CBO): A case study of Pakistan
By Arif ud Din (Pakistan)


Report on Award Ceremony of IPMA Certificates for the Students of Project Management at the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić
By Zlatko Barilović, Igor Vrečko and Petra Krčelić (Croatia)

Interviews with PMI Turkey Chapter President Ismail Kurtoglu, IPYU President Behice Torun, and UPYE Founder & Board Member Levent Sumer
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Nigeria gets its first Youth Welfare Support System; IPMA Nigeria – PMAD conducts its third IPMA Certification Round
By Bosah Ugolo (Nigeria)

PMI Madrid Chapter General Assembly and BOD Elections; Instability and lack of political leadership affects projects in Spain
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Book Reviews

Building Successful Information Systems: Five Best Practices to Ensure Organizational Effectiveness and Profitability (Business Expert Press)
By Michael Savoie
Reviewed by Douglas Dodd, Jr. (USA)

Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity (AMACOM)
By David Livermore, PhD
Reviewed by Mei Lin (Taiwan / USA)


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