Volume IX, Issue IV – April 2020


Letter to the Editor

On the matter of Project Management Standards
By Miles Shepherd (UK)



Interview with Roberto Toledo, PMI Board of Directors
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Driving Innovation Through Projects: Interview with Tim Jaques, Global Director for Special Interest Groups, IPMA
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

Increasing project management involvement in the initial choice of projects
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Foreign Aid – Economic Growth Nexus: An Empirical Study of the Zimbabwean Case
By Tasiyana Siavhundu (Zimbabwe)

Human resources management practices and Human-related factors affecting private real estate project implementation success in South-East Nigeria
By Christian Osita Ifediora, Charles Chukwunwike Egolum, Fidelis Ifeanyi Emoh (Nigeria)

Implementation Model of Project Management Office In Real Estate Development
By Habib Fayadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Project Duration Increase from Rework
By Walt Lipke (USA)

Quantitative Models of Emergence in Light of Mathematical Theory of Human Systems – Part 2: Nonlinear Mathematical Models of New Quality Emergence
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (Armenia, USA)

Cost Control and Multilateral Financing of Engineering Projects in Nigeria
By Dr. Reuben A. Okereke, Tobechi B. Ejekwu, Victor O. Ohamma (Nigeria)

Demographic determinants of financial literacy in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe
By Norman Marime, Rabson Magweva, Farai Don Dzapasi (Zimbabwe)

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Series Articles

Is now a good time for a fundamental rethink of leadership? (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Being the Best You Can Be: Advancing as a portfolio, program of work, or project professional (Advances in Project Management)
By Iain Fraser and Madeleine Taylor (New Zealand)

Survival Hints for Project Business (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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Advisory Articles

Cultural Differences: Knowing the Nine Dimensions of Culture to Succeed in Project Management
By Angelica Larios, PMP (Mexico)

How to Get the Job You Want – 3 Keys to Success
By Aina Aliieva (Canada, Ukraine)

Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage the Hidden Costs of Upgrading Old Buildings
By Nitin Gulati (USA)

Are iterative and incremental the same phenomenon or not?
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Support employees during challenging times
By Bruno Roque Cignacco (UK)

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The Corona Pandemic and the importance of projects at the societal level
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

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The Step Pyramid Project of Djoser, Bad news from HS2, Impact of Covid-19 on UK projects & PM (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Covid-19 Update and then some (UK Supplemental Report)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

First Spanish Congress about Women in Project Management celebrated at Caixa Forum (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Updates from Project Management Association Finland, PMI Finland Chapter, Olkiluoto 3 and Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plants, Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension, Raide-Jokeri light rail transit project (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

The fight against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the perspectives of projects and of project management (Project Management Update from Rome – English & Italiano)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Coronavirus: The Situation in Brazil (Project Management Report from São Paulo)
By Maurício Lopes (Brazil)

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News Stories

Commissioning of Kasambabezi Border Post to buttress trade and travel between Zimbabwe and Zambia
By Tasiyana Siavhundu (Zimbabwe)

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Book Reviews

Mommy is a Project Manager (Fnova Publishing)
By Mei Y. Lin
Reviewed by Lawrence Reid, PMP (USA)

The Leader You Want to Be:  Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self — Every Day (HBR Press)
By Amy Jen Su
Reviewed by Phil Elsner, PMP (USA)

The Stakeholder Perspective: Relationship Management to Increase Value and Success Rates of Projects (CRC Press)
By Massimo Pirozzi
Reviewed by Philip Wiens, PMP (USA)

Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader (HBR Press)
By Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback
Reviewed by Sherrie Dotson, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Wideman PM Website updates announced for May 2020

31 new works by 35 authors added to PMWL in April

Wideman PM Website updates announced for April 2020

Project Business Foundation announces ACE certification scholarship

The Perspective of Women Project Management Professionals

The 3rd Pan-African Project Management Conference

Adeaca Releases Project Business Automation Blueprint

Project Management for Healthcare