Volume IX, Issue X – October 2020


Welcome to the October 2020 PMWJ
By David L. Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Whatever Happened to Organizational Project Management Maturity?
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Everything that occurs in the world is due to a Project, Interview with Ricardo Triana, Fellow, Managing Director, Latin America, PMI
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

The Project Management Profession is the Future of Work, Interview with Iain Fraser, Advisor, Author, Influencer, Fellow, Former Chair, PMI
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

Towards more context-specific representations of the role of project management
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Application of Systems Lifecycle Processes to Large, Complex Engineering and Construction Programs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Evaluation of project quality engineering problems in material handling plants using factorial designs
By Dr. Lalamani Budeli (South Africa)

Enablers and barriers of team performance within construction companies in South Africa
By Mandla Lusenga and Cecile Schultz (South Africa)

Data Mining tools and techniques in construction by Knowledge Areas: State of the Art situation
By Danilo Arba (Italy)

A new bird’s eye view on the Agile forest
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

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Series Articles

Reflections on Resilience for Mindful Managers (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Mindful Project Management: Resilient Performance Beyond the Risk Horizon (Advances in Project Management)
By Elmar Kutsch (Country)

Portfolio Management Metrics and Reporting (Boosting Organisational Value Through Smarter Portfolio Management)
By Iain Fraser (New Zealand)

Facilitating Virtual Classes (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

Basic skills and behaviors: personal mastery, leadership, teaming, and ethics (Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Relationship Management)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Key Risks for Doing Business in China (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr Yang (Chris) Chu (UK)

Part III: The acid test for a business case (Three Ways to Factor Risk into the Decision to Fund a Project)
By Fernando Santiago (Canada)

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Advisory Articles

How to Hold a Project Retrospective
By Jeff Oltmann (USA)

Just in Time Line of Balance
By Ken Smith (USA)

Project Management Skills for Surviving in Pandemic Times
by Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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Major Projects, Energy Projects, Construction News, Small Projects, PM Issues, Covid Projects, BREXIT and Magawa the hero rat (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Virtual Services for the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter members (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Engineering & Construction project management opportunities after the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil (Project Management Update from Sao Paulo)
By Mauricio Lopes (Brazil)

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

Public-Private Partnership Projects as a tool for Developing Social Infrastructure
By Maria Y. Beliakova, PhD and Dr. Tatiana V. Yurieva (Russia)

Possibilities of Crisis Management in Transport Infrastructure Projects
By Michal Vondruška, PhD (Czech Republic)

BIM Implementation Practices of Construction Organizations in the UK AEC Industry
By Adedotun Ojo and Christopher Pye (UK)

Evolving Nature of Program Risks in the Engineering & Construction Industry
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

The Perspective of Women Project Management Professionals
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler
Reviewed by Jason Loman (USA)

Quality Auditing in Construction Projects (Routledge)
By Abdul Razzak Rumane
Reviewed by Michael J. Miers, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Wideman PM Website updates announced for Ocotober 2020

Paul Campbell Dinsmore, PMI Fellow: 1941-2020

Iain Fraser named PM World Global Advisor

32 new works by 36 authors added to PMWL in September

Bob Prieto appointed PM World Global Advisor

Project Management in the Digital Age

Urgent and Unexpected Projects