Volume VIII, Issue IV – May 2019


Programs Are Benefits-driven and Agility-based; Interview with Michel Thiry, PhD, Author, Expert, Professor, SpeakerValense Ltd, UK
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Featured Papers

Uses of Drone Applications to Monitor Productivity
By Piero Anticona (Peru)

Using Statistical Forecasting Methods to Accurately Track Contractor Performance Measurement Baselines in South Africa’s Power Generation Industry
By Juan Marcel van Aswegen (South Africa)

Mathematical models of human cooperation and the transformation of human capital into social capital – Part 2. Quantitative models of social solidarity (asabiya) and social capital at the level of groups of people and society
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (Armenia & USA)

Business performance is driven by successful projects, a guide for board members
By Dr. Robert Chapman (UK)

Quantitative Approach to Project Scope Change Management in Building Projects
By Echeme Ibeawuchi Ifeanyi (Nigeria)

Developing a Risk Breakdown Structure for a Market Entry: The Indian Case
By Massimo Malvestio (Italy)

Risk in The Construction Industry
By Eng. Haytham Baraka, Prof. Dr. Mostafa H. Kotb, Dr. Moustafa Ismail Abu Dief (Egypt)

Claims and Counterclaims in China — Which contract is more appropriate?
By Yi Wang (China)

Theory about target deadline for incentive contract
By Edouard J. E. Petit (France)

Incentives and Restraints in Transmission and Substation Projects
By Souvik Shil (India)

Emerging 5G Wireless Network and Deployment Challenges
By Singampalli Shiva Krishna Chandra Shekher (India)

How to explain Olympic Games cost overruns in terms of Project Management
By Thibaut Vincent (France)

Introduction to Portfolio Risk Analysis
By Lev Virine, Eugenia Virine, Michael Trumper (Canada)

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Series Articles

Beyond authority: Power to the people (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Social Process for Project Leaders (Advances in Project Management)
By Ian Macdonald (UK), Prof Catherine Burke (USA), Karl Stewart (Australia)

Scoring Schemes for Prioritising Project Risks (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

Healing Conflicts in Project Business (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Benefits Realization Compendium: Benefits Integration Techniques for Tracking, Execution and Realization (Applying Earned Benefit Management)
By Crispin (Kik) Piney (France)

Closing Process and User Acceptance Test (Project Workflow Management)
By Dan Epstein (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Playing with Ratios
By Anil Seth (India)

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A commentary on managing the front-end of projects
By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) (Australia)

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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)

Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives: Report on the Eight International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries (Conference Report)
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter is still dealing with spreading the need for the profession in Spain (May 2019 PM Update from Spain – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

AFTER DYNAMICS 2019: Conference summary, Interview with Zeynep Selen and Turkish Antarctic Expedition (Conference Report from Turkey)
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

AFTER UPMK 2019: AFTER the National Project Management Professionals Conference 2019, Interview, Awards and Winners in Istanbul (Project Management Update from Istanbul)
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Not so good news, Lessons learned, More rail projects, Better news, BREXIT and more (UK Project Management Round Up)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Student Papers

Disputes in international contracts: Which methods to choose to minimize impacts?
By Marguerite Simon, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

The Impact of Contractual Clauses to stop Animal Testing while launching a New Cosmetic Product
By Justine Brabant, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

First contract of a young person consulting in the firm
By Odilon Irakoze, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

The revolution of a domain: Disputes in the travel industry
By Zine El-Abidine El-Mortadha Marfouq, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & Morocco)

How to solve landlord-tenant disputes
By Elsa Munsch, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

NGOs and Companies: How to make a partnership work?
By Clémence David, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Manage a dispute caused by delivery issues in the online shipping industry between an online seller and a customer
By Marion Beghain, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

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Second Editions

How Increasing Projectification and Temporality have changed the way we look at Project Management Offices – A Systematic Literature Review
By Peter Kaul (Germany) and Robert Joslin (Switzerland)

Agile Transformation Changes from the Perspective of Project Team Values
By Pawel Paterek (Poland)

Managing Risk of Refinery Megaproject based on ISO 31000 and PMBOK
By Arie Wisianto (Indonesia)

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Book Reviews

Agile Business Analysis: Enabling Continuous Improvement of Requirements, Project Scope, and Agile Project Results (J. Ross)
By Kevin Aguanno and Ori Schibi
Reviewed by Jennifer Arroyo, PMP (USA)

Agilizing the Enterprise: Collaborative Leadership, Dynamic Strategy and Organizational Flexibility (CRC Press)
By Joseph Raynus
Reviewed by Carolyn Hue, PMP (USA)

The Human Factor in Project Management (CRC Press)
By Denise Thompson
Reviewed by Marie Noel Piekam (USA)

Investment –Centric Project Management: Advanced Strategies for Developing and Executing Successful Capital Projects (J. Ross)
By Stephen James Keays
Reviewed by Lauren Puglisi (USA)

Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy into Successful Projects (De Gruyter)
By Todd C. Williams
Reviewed by Denise Murray, PMP (USA)

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