Volume XIII, Issue VII – July 2024

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Welcome to the July 2024 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Better Progress Measurement
By Crispin “Kik” Piney (France)

More on Project Performance Measurement
By Dr. Kenneth F. Smith (The Philippines)


Interview with Joe Pusz, Author, Innovator, Popular Speaker, 2022 Americas PMO Influencer of the Year, Founder/President, The PMO Squad, Phoenix, Arizona (USA)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Propelling New Leadership in the Project Management World, Interview with Dr. Badr Burshaid, PMO Global Alliance Fellow (2023), 2020 World PMO Leader of the Year, PMOGA, President, Global Project Management Office, Saudi Hub, Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Urbanization and Housing Policy: A Case Study of Onitsha
By Innocent Franklin Makata (Nigeria)

Evaluation of Factors Influencing Timely Delivery of Natural Gas Pipeline Projects in Niger Delta Zone of Nigeria
By Ibeawuchi Ifeanyi Echeme, PhD (Nigeria)

Quantum Project Management, Large Complex Projects, and Entanglement
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Impacts of Government Policies on Real Estate Sector in Akure
By Chukwuma I. Elizabeth (Nigeria)

The Five Foes of Project Risk Management
By Pascal Bohulu Mabelo (South Africa)

Expanding construction project Supplier Organisations’ services to deliver progressively increasing value to customers: A case-study-based exemplar
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Challenges of International Investment in Real Property Portfolio: Case Study of Developing Economy Using Nigeria Experience
By Innocent Franklin Makata and Prof. Nnamdi Alex Udobi (Nigeria)

Assuring Quality Assurance
By Walt Lipke (USA)

Status and extent of adoption of Blockchain technology in the delivery of construction projects
By Dr. Benedict Amade, Victor Odinakachukwu Agbara, Emmanuel Efe Uwaifo, Godson Okereke and Ugochukwu Chinedu Udeozor (Nigeria)

Project Management for INGOs working with Local Partners: The Role of Partnerships in Post-Conflict Countries
By Prof. Dr. M.F. HARAKE (France)

Hypothetical Assessment of Climate Variability performance in Anambra – Imo River Basin using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Analysis
By Anthony N. Ezemerihe, PhD (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

Role of Project Managers and PMOs in AI for Healthcare (Part 1) (Practical Insights and Diverse Perspectives on AI in Healthcare Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India) and Hrishikesh Deshpande, PhD (Germany)

Unsolicited Proposals and Unsolicited Contracts: Involving private companies in shaping public project portfolios (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

The Fault Zones in Project Business (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Risk Management Plans: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Sharing Knowledge, Part 1 (Making a Modern Project Manager)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

The Benefits Manager’s Role in Influencing Sustainability and Regeneration in Projects (Implementing BS202002: Benefits Management in Programs, Projects & Portoflios)
By Dr. Hugo Minney (UK)

Issues for Project Managers and Teams to be Aware of, Part 2 (Artificial Intelligence Use in Project Management:)
By Ivano di Filippo, Dr. Josh Ramirez, Darrell Mesa, Claudia Alcelay and Rebecca Winston (Italy, Spain, USA)

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Advisory Articles

What Should a PMO Be? – The Sequel
By Jeff Oltmann (USA)

Avoiding the Biggest Pitfalls When Managing Complex Pharma Projects
By Shannon Keenan (USA)

Effective Strategies for Leading Remote Teams
By Lucian Sfart (Canada)

Is your IT project about to crash and burn?
By Yogi Schulz (Canada)

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From triangle of iron to pyramid of paper straws
By Gareth Pugsley (UK)

On the Subject of EVM Requirements in the U.S. Government
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia)

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First half 2024 activities from the Project Management Communities’ Associations in Italy (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

Significant Events (Voyager, Chenab Bridge, Sports Cross-Overs), Good News (Zepher Project), Not Sure News (Heathrow Third Runway, East Coast Mainline Upgrade, Turner & Townsend), Bad News (Project Delays, Oil & Gas, UK Supreme Court, Offshore Wind Projects, Horizon Inquiry), Politics (General Election, New Zero Economy), Closing Remarks (Smells of Times Past, Rewilding Successes), and Wolves in Paris (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

PMI Chapter Xchange (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Updates about Association of Project Professionals Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

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Second Editions

Through the Looking Glass of AI – Project Management in Wonderland
By Suchitra Veera (USA)

A Star is Born: Musically Skyrocket your Project to a Masterpiece
By Kimia Penton (USA)

Pivoting with Purpose: How I Used Project Management to Strategically Navigate Career Transitions
By Anna Ladipo (USA)

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Book Reviews

Crafting Connection – Transform how you communicate with yourself and others
By Felicity Dwyer
Reviewed by Marva Gordon (USA)

Agile leadership for industry 4.0: An indispensable approach for the digital era (Apple Academic Press / CRC Press)
By Chakraborty, T., Awan, T., Ashok, N. Kamran, M., Editors
Reviewed by Dr. RonAmber Deloney (USA)

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