Volume IX, Issue VI – June 2020



Black Elephants and… maybe Project Management
By David L. Pells, Managing Editor


In Memoriam

Tribute to Russell Archibald, Project Management Icon
By Friends, Colleagues, Pells



Tips on Virtual Team Management: Interview with Dr. Penny Pullan, Author of Virtual Leadership (UK)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

Further notes on project/program management involvement in helping choose the “right” project(s)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Assessment of Nigerian Renewable Energy Potentials and Energy Poverty: Challenges and Prospects
By Henry Ajaelu, PhD and Reuben Okereke, PhD (Nigeria)

Strengthening Outcomes Based Capital Project Delivery
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Amalgamation of Project and Business Models to Improve Power Plants life Cycle Management
By Lalamani Budeli (South Africa)

How the specific benefits and disadvantages of bilateral and multilateral contracts, together with project alliances and customer-led consortia, can influence project success
By Stanimir N. Sotirov (Ireland)

On the real value of project, program and portfolio management (PPPM) and PPPM standards
By Vyacheslav Pozniakov (Russia)

Service-Learning Initiatives & the Challenges of Unstable Environments
By Mohamad-Fadl Haraké, Lola Saliba, Maryam Audeh Ibrahim, Nazleh Moussa (Lebanon)

Examining the project management practices that most significantly influence the performance of SMEs when executing projects in Hargeisa
By Adebayo Adeboye Fashina, Sakariye Mahamed Abdilahi, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed (Somaliland), and Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria)

Human Capital Evaluation: What your Company paid for its Human Capital and what it got for its Money
By Edgar A Bradley and J. Harry Wichers, PhD (South Africa)

A Computer Based Approach for Determining the Probability of Completing a Project at a Certain Due Date
By Benedict Amade, PhD (Nigeria)

An overview of the applications of project scope management in Somaliland telecommunication industry: Approaches, impacts, constraints and practices
By Sakariye Mahamed Abdilahi (Somaliland), Adebayo Adeboye Fashina (Somaliland), Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria)

Project Risk Analysis for Information Systems
By Lev Virine, PhD, Eugenia Virine, Michael Trumper (Canada)

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Series Articles

Reboot for purpose: Beyond the tragedy of the commons (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Leadership of purpose: In search of Good Dividends (Advances in Project Management)
By Steve Kempster (UK), Ken Parry and Thomas Maak (Australia)

All Decisions are Risky (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr David Hillson (UK)

The Great Challenge: Project Contracting (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Developing Performance Measures (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

Video Conference Etiquette (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

Introduction to the Series (Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Relationship Management)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

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Advisory Articles

Honesty as the Basis of Ethics in an Organization: Why Ethics Are That Important
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Career Tips for New Graduates: From the Eye of a Management Professional
By Rami Kaibni (Canada & Palestine)

Coordination in Digital Transformation Projects using Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment
By Chanchal Gupta (USA)

Leadership in a Project Environment: Tips and Techniques to Help You Succeed
By Laszlo Retfalvi (Canada)

Setting Realistic Performance Bonuses for Program & Project Implementation Personnel
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA)

You are special because your words can make a difference
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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From a Mentee to a Mentor
By Aina Aliieva (Ukraine & Canada)

Are project management processes correctly mapped to the Project Management Process Groups in the PMBOK® Guide (PMI, 2017) from a project life cycle perspective?
By Martin J. Smit, PhD (South Africa)

The Pillars of Project Leadership
By Hadi Colakoglu (Turkey)

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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)

Old Oak Common Station, Coronavirus infections, fast track vaccine development, BSI update on 2 new PM guides, HS2 & The High Court, Restoration of the Palace of Westminster, some Lesson Learned and – white storks and a near miss (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Projects in the Time of Covid-19: An Invisible Hero; Post-Covid Projects; Brazil and Minas Gerais Facing Covid-19 (with ratios) and Staying at Home
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)

UMD’s First “VIRTUAL” Project Management Symposium Deemed a Success!
By Kathleen Frankle (USA)

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Second Editions

The Interfaces Between Strategic Management of an Enterprise and Project Portfolio Management Within the Enterprise
By Russell D. Archibald (Mexico/USA)

Phases of an Event of Scale from a Relief, Response and Reconstruct Perspective
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Operationalizing resilience for Srinagar Smart City
By Omar Bashir (India)

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Book Reviews

Project Management PRAXIS (Central Book Supply)
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA)
Reviewed by Swati Shah (USA)

Thriving at the Edge of Chaos; Managing Projects as Complex Adaptive Systems (Routledge)
By Jonathan Sapir
Reviewed by Shauna Skolnick (USA)

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Recent News

Angelica Larios appointed PMWJ Correspondent in Mexico

Prof Xiaojin Wang appointed PM World Academic Advisor in China

Daisy Ogutu completes PM Research Internship

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Project Business

The Principles of Project Delivery – Post Covid 19

Wideman PM Website updates announced for June 2020

Retfalvi and Associates launches online Project Management Leadership Excellence Development Program