Volume IX, Issue XII – December 2020


Welcome to the December 2020 Edition
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)

Letters to the Editor

On the Matter of Project Management Standards
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

On the Matter of the PM World Journal
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

On the Subject of the Journal’s 100th Edition
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)


Rework on Projects is more serious than most people realize, Interview with Walt Lipke, Originator of Earned Schedule technique, Expert consultant on EVM and Program Management (USA)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

The Impact of Correlation on Risks in Programs and Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Data mining algorithms advancing deep machine learning in engineering industrial control system programs
By Dr. Lalamani Budeli (South Africa)

High Speed Rail: HS2 – A Project Business Case in Crisis
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Project Management for Evidence Based Medicine: some innovative approaches to support effective healthcare projects
By Massimo Pirozzi and Dr. Lidia Strigari (Italy)

The principle of continuity, longevity and perpetuation of the life of human systems as a basis for the mathematical theory of human behavior and activity: Part 1. Quantitative interpretation of the principle of continuity, longevity and perpetuation of human life
By Pavel Barseghyan (USA and Armenia)

Investigating the possible impacts of implementing project management practices on organizational performance: A case study of small and medium construction companies in Hargeisa
By Adebayo Adeboye Fashina (Nigeria), Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria), Sakariye Mahamed Abdilahi (Somaliland), and Jama Adam Salah (Somalia)

Examining the possible solutions to construction delays in the Somaliland construction industry
By Adebayo Adeboye Fashina (Nigeria), Funke Folasade Fakunle (Nigeria), Mustafe Abdillahi Omar (Somaliland), and Jama Adam Salah (Somalia)

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Series Articles

Video Production Guidance (Converting to Online Teaching: A series of short guidance articles for educators and institutions)
By John Cable (USA)

Augmenting a recursive strategic management model to accommodate changes impacting outcomes and benefits (Revisiting organisational strategic management)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Quantitative Risk Analysis: Strengths and Weaknesses (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr David Hillson (UK)

Business Acumen and Business Spirit (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

The Art of “Meeting Leadership” (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

Thinking in portfolios (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Defining the boundaries of portfolios (Advances in Project Management)
By Robert Buttrick (UK)

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Advisory Articles

Ethical Leadership Development Using Rules from St. Benedict
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

“Mission success first” approach and the collaborations in the organization project environment through improvement of cross-corporate relationships during the project phases
By Stanimir Sotirov (Ireland)

Toxic Team Player or Top Performer?
by Aina Aliieva (Canada)

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The Covid Virus is Stimulating the Evolution of Business
By Michael Marshall, PhD (USA)

Tenth Man or Prudent Man?
By Gareth Pugsley (UK)

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PMI Madrid Spain Chapter Congress about Digital Transformation (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)

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News Articles

Call for Papers – 10th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

Second Editions

Opportunity Analysis Under Strategic Program Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

Project Manager’s Portable Handbook (McGraw-Hill)
By Dr. David I. Cleland and Lewis R. Ireland (USA)
Reviewed by Valentina Rada (USA)

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More Recent News

Call for Participation: “The Impact of Projectification on Society” research project

Call to Action – “Cognitive Readiness in Turbulent Times” Project

Call for Participation: AMEA 2021 Conference – Project Management stream

2021 Integrated Program Management Workshop

Now Available: Project Business Glossary

Wideman PM Website updates announced for December 2020

Flyvbjerg: 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