Volume IX, Issue VIII – August 2020

Welcome to This Edition

Welcome to the August 2020 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Project Failure is often Top Down; Interview with Robert Buttrick, APM Hon Fellow, Author of The Project Workout, Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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The future of project contract development and administration using blockchain technology
By Lalamani Budeli, PhD (South Africa)

The Effect of Delayed Payments and Retention on Contractors Cash Flow
By Prof Reuben Okereke, PhD (Nigeria)

Project Audit
By Andre P. van der Merwe, PhD (South Africa)

Systems Nature of Large Complex Programs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Construction Claims Mitigation in Design and Build Contracts
By Dr. Moustafa Abu Dief (Egypt & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Amira Metwally (Egypt), Ahmed Elsayed (Turkey)

Jugaad and Project Management
By Raju Rao (India)

Mobilizing Stakeholders for Project Success
By Prof Lavagnon Ika, PhD; Prof Jan Saint-Macary, PhD; Alassane Bandé (Canada)

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Automated BIM-based Construction Progress & Reporting
By Danilo Arba (Italy & Peru)

Black Elephants
By Bob Prieto (USA)

The significant factors that influence the choice of project scope management practices in telecommunication companies in Somaliland
By Dr. Adebayo Adeboye Fashina, PhD (Somaliland); Sakariye Mahamed Abdilahi (Somaliland); Abdirahim Ibrahim Hassan (Somaliland); Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria)

Notes on project-related outputs, outcomes, and benefits realization in an organisational strategic management context
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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Series Articles

The Future of Academia in a Virtual Environment (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

Organizational Context, Strategy, Operations (Boosting Organisational Value Through Smarter Portfolio Management)
By Iain Fraser (New Zealand)

Stakeholder identification and analysis of their expectations (Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Relationship Management)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Developing “Connectic – Energy” (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

Part I: Delivery Risk (Three ways to factor Risk into the Decision to fund a project)
By Fernando Santiago (Canada)

David, Goliath and Artificial Intelligence in Project Business (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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Advisory Articles

Continuous Improvement Business Transformation Model – ‘T15’
By Peter Mackie (UK)

The role of communication in your project and small organizations
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Realistic Time Estimates Revisited
By Kenneth Smith (USA & The Philippines)

The Problem with COMPLEXITY – What do you think? … We have 30 seconds (part 1)
By Charles Villanyi Bokor (Canada)

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A Deeper Look at the Physics of Large Complex Projects: A Neo-classical Project Management Theory is Required
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Relationship between stress and work
By Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco (UK)

Congratulations to Professor Charles Egbu
By Prof Reuben Okereke, PhD (Nigeria)

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Government Project Management Challenges in a complex context (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires)
By Adriana Cibelli (Argentina)

Zimbabwe economy to shrink by 4.5% in 2021 due to Covid-19 (Project Management Update from Harare)
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

A message of hope for the Project Manager (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

APM news, Good Covid-19 news, Defender continues, Political news, BREXIT, Stonehenge mystery solved and some successful Wildlife projects (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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)

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Second Editions

Women in Project Management: Opportunities for Leadership Success
By Prof Michael J. Littman, PhD; Lorena D. Mathien, PhD; Ezra S. Littman (USA)

25 Years of Projectification Research
By Prof Arvi Kuura, PhD (Estonia)

Best Practices for Managing & Engaging Project Stakeholders
By Prof Aurangzeb Z. Khan, PhD (Pakistan); Prof Miroslaw Skibniewski, PhD (USA); Prof John H. Cable (USA)

Changing the World One Person at a Time
By Dr. Mark Reeson (UK)

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Book Reviews

The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done
By Stephen Denning
Reviewed by Amitha Mosapeta, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Prof Lavagnon Ika appointed PM World Academic Advisor in Canada

Digital Project Practice – Managing Innovation and Change

36 new works by 43 authors added to PMWL in August

Discoveries Through Personal Agility

Wideman PM Website updates announced for August 2020

CPS Network launches PM jobs website for PMI Chapters

Achieving Successful and Sustainable Project Delivery in Africa

The Programme and Portfolio Workout

Aina Aliieva appointed PMWJ Correspondent in Canada