Volume IX, Issue V – May 2020



Project Business Foundation: Interview with Oliver Lehmann & Martin Berneburg, Leaders of new PBF, Germany
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Project Management is a Life Skill: Interview with Sue Kershaw, President, Association for Project Management, UK
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

Leadership in times of crisis: What’s different now?
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Strategic initiatives, project/program management, and responsibilities for benefits realization
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Leading Virtual Dynamic Learning Organizations
By Dr. Pieter Steyn (South Africa) and Dr. Brane Semolic (Slovenia)

Quantitative Models of Emergence in Light of Mathematical Theory of Human Systems – Part 3:  Probabilistic Mathematical Models of New Quality Emergence
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (USA / Armenia)

Analysis, comparison and evaluation of different approaches and practices adopted in order to identify and mitigate most common project risks
By Giuseppe Arcidiacono (Italy)

Evaluation of Socio-Political factors responsible for the energy poverty in Sub-Sahara Africa
By Dr. Reuben A Okereke, Tobechi B. Ejekwu, Victor O. Ohamma (Nigeria)

Circles of Corruption in the Global Construction Industry and Suggestions for its Mitigation and Elimination Including the Use of Enterprise Risk Management
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (UK / Nigeria)

Trends of Real Estate Investment Performance in South-East Nigeria
By Kalu Nwojo Awa, Dr. F. O. Nwanekezie, Dr. Paul Chuks Anih (Nigeria)

Change of use: caustic factors, reasons for low demand of purpose built commercial real estate projects and conversion to residential real estate projects in Ajegunle Oyo, Atiba L.G.A., Oyo State
By Christian Osita Ifediora (Nigeria)

Major delays in construction projects: A global overview
By Funke F. Fakunle (Nigeria) and Dr. Adebayo A. Fashina (Somaliland)

The status quo of Somaliland construction industry: A development trend
By Mustafe Abdillahi Omar (Somaliland), Dr. Adebayo Adeboye Fashina (Somaliland), and Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria)

Exploring the extent to which project scope management processes influence the implementation of telecommunication projects
By Sakariye Mahamed Abdilahi (Somaliland), Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria), and Dr. Adebayo Adeboye Fashina (Somaliland)

Exploring the common delay factors related to major parties involved in construction projects: A systematic review
By Dr. Adebayo A. Fashina (Somaliland), Funke F. Fakunle (Nigeria) and Chibuzo Opiti (Nigeria)

The Effectiveness of ZIMRA’s Electronic-Services Platform in Inducing Tax Compliance in Zimbabwe
By Tasiyana Siavhundu (Zimbabwe)

Construction Claims Mitigation Through Early Contractor Involvement
By Dr. Moustafa Abu Dief (Egypt/Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Ahmed Elsayed (Egypt/Turkey)

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Series Articles

When The Race Is On Again (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Converting to Online Teaching: A series of short guidance articles for educators and institutions – Introduction to the Series
By Prof John Cable (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Reducing Construction Cost of Extra High Voltage Substations
By Mosab Elbashir (Saudi Arabia / Sudan)

What it takes to be creative and innovative
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Tips for Working at Home
By Prof John Cable (USA)

Change Management in Challenging Times – A New Dimension
By Hareshchandra M Thakur (India)

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How to practice Agile in times of COVID-19
By Aina Aliieva (Canada / Ukraine)

National Academy of Construction Focuses on Generational Imperatives
By Bob Prieto

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Project Management After Covid-19: Insights from 11 Project Management Leaders Around the World (Insights Report)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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 COVID-19 effect in Project Management in Spain and New 2020 Challenges (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Covid-19, Climate Change, the Great Crane Project, BTV (before the virus) Projects, Other Projects, Emergency Projects, Pulling Chestnuts out of the Fire and Captain Tom Moore (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Personal Perspective: Program Management and Events of Scale
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Stop the Press! The Project at the End of the Line: Reflections on the end of PM World Today, Funerals and other Projects at the end of Programs, Projects and Life
By David L. Pells (USA)

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Book Reviews

Project Management Hacking: How to Manage Projects More Efficiently and Effectively in Less Time (Routledge)
By Douglas Peyton Martin
Reviewed by Kristyn Popejoy, PMP (USA)

The Sponsor Effect: How to be a Better Leader by Investing in Others (HBR Press)
By Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Reviewed by Renee Lucero, PMP (USA)

Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (HBR Press)
By Various Authors
Reviewed by Edward Raibick, PMP (USA)

Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI (HBR Press)
By Paul R. Daugherty and H James Wilson
Reviewed by Kiran Patel, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Wideman PM Website updates announced for June 2020

Retfalvi and Associates launches online Project Management Leadership Excellence Development Program

Russ Archibald, Project Management Icon: 1924 – 2020

Wideman PM Website updates announced for May 2020

31 new works by 35 authors added to PMWL in April

Project Business Foundation announces ACE certification scholarship

The Perspective of Women Project Management Professionals

The 3rd Pan-African Project Management Conference