Volume IX, Issue XI – November 2020


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

Letters to the Editor

On Whatever Happened to Organizational PM Maturity
By Andrea Fraticelli and Federico Minelle (Italy)

On the October article on PM Skills to survive a pandemic
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

On the Subject of Organizational PM Maturity
By F. John Schlichter III (USA)

On Whatever Happened to Organizational PM Maturity
By Peter Rogers (USA)

On Whatever Happened to Organizational PM Maturity
By Crispin (“Kik”) Piney (France)


People Deliver Projects and We Should Focus on People, Interview with Elizabeth Harrin, FAPM, Award-winning Author, Blogger, Speaker
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

Decision Making Under Uncertainty
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Adopting agile practices and techniques in complex traditional engineering project management environment
By Dr. Lalamani Budeli (South Africa)

Multi-dimensional Project Breakdown Structures to Ensure Efficient Delivery of Hospital Construction
By Danilo Arba (Italy & Peru)

Pracademic Project Management: The Art of Blending Optimism with Reality
By Dr. Dale Deardorff (USA)

Bridging the Gap Between Agility and Planning
By Dr. Eduardo Miranda (USA)

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Series Articles

A recursive organisational strategic management model, and responsibilities for managing various stages (Revisiting Organizational Strategic Management)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Can Virtual Classes be Better than in Person? (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

Success Factors and Summary (Boosting Organisational Value Through Smarter Portfolio Management)
By Iain Fraser (New Zealand)

Managing high levels of project complexity via stakeholder perspective (Stakeholder Perspective and Effective Relationship Management)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Spare a thought for governance: Curating a better future (Advances in Project Management article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Governance in a portfolio, programme and project managed context (Advances in Project Management)
By Robert Buttrick (UK)

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Advisory Articles

The Problem with Complexity: There are complicated and there are complex projects
By Charles Villanyi Bokor (Canada)

Five ways to maintain cultural values while expanding
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Personality-typing Tool to Improve Team-Building
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA)

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Cognitive Readiness for Project and Program Management Teams During Times of Crisis
By Rebecca Winston (USA)

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The Virtual Service to the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter Membership (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)

High Speed 2, New Nuclear, Covid News, BREXIT, Short Reports & Silver Linings (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Optimizing Success by matching Management Style to Project Type
By Dr. Aaron Shenhar (USA) and R. Max Wideman (Canada)

Foundations, Frameworks & Lessons Learned in Program Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization (HBR Press)
By Scott D. Anthony
Reviewed by Shauna Skolnick (USA)

Digital Project Practice, Managing Innovation and Change (tredition)
By Dr. Tobias Endress (Editor) and co-authors
Reviewed by Marta Soncodi (USA)

Pursuing Enterprise Outcomes: Maximizing Business Value and Improving Strategy for Organizations and Teams
By Alex Yakyma
Reviewed by Rodger Martin (USA)

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Recent News

Now Available: Project Business Glossary

Wideman PM Website updates announced for December 2020

Flyvberg: How to survive Covid-19, the climate change and other disasters

Milan Choudhury completes PM Research Internship

2nd World Project Management Forum in December 2020

Wideman Website Updates announced for November 2020

Massive Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Project gets underway

Green Citizens Grassroots Projects

Paul Campbell Dinsmore, PMI Fellow: 1941-2020

GAO releases draft Agile Assessment Guide