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  • ProjectManagementJournal

    Volume 36, Number 1MARCH 2005

    The Professional Research Journalof the Project Management Institute

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    51PAPERS

    2004 STUDENT PAPER AWARD WINNERSURVIVING THE ROLLER COASTER: WORST PRACTICES INPROJECT MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE TELEVISION

    PRODUCTION INDUSTRYGeorge Brook

    PROJECT PLANNING UNDER UNCERTAINTYUSING SCENARIO ANALYSISBruce Pollack-Johnson and Matthew J. Liberatore

    WHY A CRITICAL PATH BY ANY OTHERNAME WOULD SMELL LESS SWEET?TOWARDS A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PERT/CPMDan Trietsch

    IDENTIFYING THE CONTEXTUAL ELEMENTS OF PROJECTMANAGEMENT WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIRIMPACT ON PROJECT SUCCESSMark Ives

    THE PROJECT SCHEDULING GAME (PSG):SIMULATING TIME/COST TRADE-OFFS IN PROJECTSMario Vanhoucke, Ann Vereecke and Paul Gemmel

  • WHEN EXCELLENCE IS REWARDED WE ALL WIN.

    THE 2005 PMI PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

    Theyre closer than you think. Submit your nominations now. Recognize significant contributions to the profession and practice of project management, and to PMI. Excellence deserves our thanks. And

    nothing says thank you like the prestige of a PMI Professional Award.

    SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES NOW FOR:

    PMI Project of the Year AwardPMI Fellow Award

    PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year AwardPMI Distinguished Contribution Award

    PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature AwardPMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award

    PMI Research Achievement Award PMI Community Advancement Through Project Management Award

    PMI Professional Development Product of the Year AwardPMI Professional Development Provider of the Year Award

    Go to www.pmi.org for submittal guidelines, nomination procedures and deadlines for entry.

    WHEN EXCELLENCE IS REWARDED WE ALL WIN.

    THE 2005 PMI PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

    Theyre closer than you think. Submit your nominations now. Recognize significant contributions to the profession and practice of project management, and to PMI. Excellence deserves our thanks. And

    nothing says thank you like the prestige of a PMI Professional Award.

    SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES NOW FOR:

    PMI Project of the Year AwardPMI Fellow Award

    PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year AwardPMI Distinguished Contribution Award

    PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature AwardPMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award

    PMI Research Achievement Award PMI Community Advancement Through Project Management Award

    PMI Professional Development Product of the Year AwardPMI Professional Development Provider of the Year Award

    Go to www.pmi.org for submittal guidelines, nomination procedures and deadlines for entry.

  • ProjectManagementJournalThe Professional Research Journal of the Project Management Institute

    Volume 36, Number 1

    MARCH 20053 From the Editor

    Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD, MBA, Ingnieur EC Lille

    PAPERS

    5 2004 STUDENT PAPER AWARD WINNERSURVIVING THE ROLLER COASTER: WORST PRACTICES IN PROJECTMANAGEMENT WITHIN THE TELEVISION PRODUCTION INDUSTRYGeorge Brook

    15 PROJECT PLANNING UNDER UNCERTAINTYUSING SCENARIO ANALYSISBruce Pollack-Johnson and Matthew J. Liberatore

    27 WHY A CRITICAL PATH BY ANY OTHERNAME WOULD SMELL LESS SWEET?Dan Trietsch

    37 IDENTIFYING THE CONTEXTUAL ELEMENTS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT WITHINORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON PROJECT SUCCESSMark Ives

    51 THE PROJECT SCHEDULING GAME (PSG):SIMULATING TIME/COST TRADE-OFFS IN PROJECTSMario Vanhoucke, Ann Vereecke and Paul Gemmel

    60 Cover to CoverBook ReviewsKenneth H. Rose, PMP

    64 Guidelines for Project Management Journal Book Reviews

    66 Calendar of Events

    67 Notes for Authors

  • EditorChristophe N. Bredillet, PhD, MBA,

    Ingnieur EC Lille

    PMI PUBLISHING STAFF

    PublisherGary Boyler; [email protected]

    Product EditorRichard Schwartz; [email protected]

    Contributing EditorDan Goldfischer; [email protected]

    Project Management Journal AssociateNatasha Pollard; [email protected]

    Publications PlannerBarbara Walsh; [email protected]

    Bookstore AdministratorRegina Madonna; [email protected]

    General e-mail:[email protected]

    Journal in print:[email protected]

    Book Review EditorKenneth H. Rose, PMP

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT JOURNAL

    EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARDRick Bilbro, The Innova Group, Inc.; PierreBonnal, CERN Accelerator and Beams Dept.; DavidBonyuet, PMP, Delta Search Labs; DavidChristensen, Cedar City, UT; Dan H. Cooprider,Creative People Management; Steven V. DelGrosso,IBM; Gary C. Humphreys, Humphreys & Associates;Peter Kapsales, Belcore; Young Hoon Kwak,The George Washington University; AlexanderLaufer, Technion-Israel Inst. of Technology; WilliamLeban, PMP, DeVry University; Rolf A. Lundin,Jonkoping University; Fred Manzer, PMP, Center forSystems Management; Michael Okrent, AgilentTechnologies Inc.; Paul B. Robinson, The EasternManagement Group; Richard L. Sinatra, PMP,Potomac, MD; James Snyder, Springfield, PA;Anders Soderholm, Umea University;PaulSolomon, PMP, B-2 Earned Value ManagementSystems; Charles J. Teplitz, University of San Diego;Zeljko M. Torbica, PMP, Florida InternationalUniversity. Terry Williams, Unversity of Strathclyde;Graham M. Winch, The University of Manchester.

    EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARDFrank T. Anbari, PMP, The George Washington Uni-versity; Karlos Artto, Helsinki University of Technology(HUT), Finland; David Cleland, University of Pittsburgh;Lynn Crawford, University of Technology, Sydney;Brian Hobbs, Universit du Qubec Montral;Toshihiko Kinoshita, Waseda University; AsbjrnRolstads, Norwegian University of Science andTechnology; Dennis P. Slevin, University of Pittsburgh.

    PUBLICATION & MEMBERSHIPThe Project Management Journal (ISSN 8756-9728/03)is published quarterly (March, June, September, December)by the Project Management Institute. The Journal is printedin the USA by Cadmus Magazine, Richmond, VA.Periodical postage paid at Newtown Square, PA 19073USA and at additional mailing offices. Canadianagreement #40030957. Postmaster: Send addresschanges to Project Management Institute, Headquarters,Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA; tel: +1-610-356-4600, fax: +1-610-356-4647.

    The mission of the Journal is to provide informationadvancing the state of the art of the knowledge of projectmanagement. The Journal is devoted to both theory andpractice in the field of project management. Authors areencouraged to submit original manuscripts that arederived from research-oriented studies as well aspractitioner case studies. All articles in the Journal are theviews of the authors and are not necessarily those of PMI.Subscription rate for members is $14 U.S. per year andis included in the annual dues.

    Claims for undelivered copies must be made no laterthan two months following month of publication. Thepublisher will supply missing copies when losses have been

    sustained in transit and when the reserve stock will permit.PMI is a nonprofit professional organization whose

    mission is to serve the professional interests of its collectivemembership by: advancing the state of the art in theleadership and practice of managing projects andprograms; fostering professionalism in the managementof projects; and advocating acceptance of projectmanagement as a profession and discipline.Membership in PMI is open to all at an annual dues of$119 U.S. For information on PMI programs andmembership, or to report change of address orproblems with your subscription, contact:

    Project Management Institute, Headquarters,Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA; tel: +1-610-356-4600; fax: +1-610-356-4647; e-mail: [email protected] Regional Service Centre: Europe - MiddleEast - Africa (EMEA), Avenue des Gaulois 7, B-1040Brussels, Belgium; tel: +32-2-743-15-73; fax: +32-2-743-15-50; e-mail: [email protected]

    2004 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved.PMI is a trade and service mark registered in the United States and other nations; PMP and the PMP logo are registered certification marks in the United States and other nations;

    PMBOK is a trademark registered in the United States and other nations; and the PMI logo, PM Network, Project Management Journal, PMI Today, and Building professionalism in project management. are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

    EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING SERVICESAddress manuscripts and other editorial submissions,advertising and mailing list rental inquiries, and requestsfor reprints/bulk copies/reprint permission to: ProjectManagement Institute, Publishing Department,Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA. tel: +1-610-356-4600, fax: +1-610-356-4647; e-mail: [email protected]

    Unless otherwise specified, all letters and articlessent to the PMI Publishing Department are assumed forpublication and become the copyright property of PMI ifpublished. PMI is not responsible for loss, damage, orinjury to unsolicited manuscripts or other material.

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