Volume VIII, Issue IX – October 2019

Letter to the Editor

On the History of Earned Value Management
By Pat Weaver (Australia)


PM Is the Most Effective Way to Manage VUCA; Interview with Chang Shucha, Founder of Project Management Review (China)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Risk is Uncertainty that Matters: Interview with Dr. David Hillson, The Risk Doctor (UK)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Featured Papers

The primacy of the Scope Baseline in Engineering & Construction Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

A Proposal of Governmental Project Management Maturity Model
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Creatures that slow down portfolio delivery and how to kill them
By Marisa Silva (Portugal/UK) and Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Stakeholders, who are they?
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Activity Based Workplace (ABW)
By Charles Villanyi Bokor and Bernard Fiset (Canada)

Drivers and Barriers to the Implementation of Green Building Development
By Adeyao Olugbenga Onososen, Oladipupo Osanyin, Modupeoluwa Olajumoke Adeyemo (Nigeria)

The Logic of Project Management System: An outline for system approach to project management planning
By Muhamed Abdomerovic (USA)

Risk and Quality Integration
By Steve Ford (USA)

Green Building Training of Nigerian Quantity Surveyors in Preparedness for Green Building Practice
By Adetayo Onososen (Nigeria)

The importance of stakeholders and how to manage them during the negotiations in project management
By Tiphaine Helene Couanau (USA & France)

Are Smart Contracts the Future of Contracts?
By Swati Dangi (India & France)

How to avoid scheduling games played by contractors in construction projects
By Lisa Di Cosmo (Argentina, Italy & France)

The Best Guard – Mechanic’s Lien
By Xionghuan Zhan (China & France)

The True Origins of EVM: A historical approach to scheduling and incentive schemes
By Sophie Geneste (France)

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Series Articles

5. Contexts of project types (Series on Project Contexts)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Using VUCA for Strategic Risk Management (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Greg Githens

Enhancing Project Team Competency and Effectiveness Through Authentic Leadership – Part 2 (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

Beyond the mind of the maker: Adventures in knowledge making (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Through the knowledge lens: KM adventures in project-land (Advances in Project Management)
By Dr Judy Payne, Eileen J. Roden, Dr Steve Simister (UK)

Taking Care of (Project) Business
By Oliver F. Lehmann (Germany)

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Advisory Articles

The Digital PMO: Shifting Organizations from Project base to Product base organizations
By Waffa Karkukly, PhD and Ian Laliberte (Canada)

How to enhance role and responsibilities of managers in Head Office despite their projects being offshored to the Offshore Center
By Vimal Kumar Khanna (India)

Estimating Realistic Activity Times: A Critical Pseudoscience Problem and Workaround Solution
By Kenneth Smith (USA)

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Alexander and the Indian King: Part 5
By John Schlichter (USA)

Required: A Roadmap for the Achievement of a Successful and Sustainable Power Supply in Nigeria
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (Nigeria)

Should additional Project Management Knowledge Areas and related project management processes be considered for inclusion in the PMBOK® Guide?
By Martin Smit, PhD (South Africa)

The Project Management Methodology to assist ZIMRA
By Tasiyana Siavhundu (Zimbabwe)

New in Kind: The Post 9/11 World of Projects
By John Schlichter (USA)

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Personal Stories

Project Management Skills – A Life Changer!
By Tasiyana Siavhundu (Zimbabwe)


The Outspeed Start-up Project: Interview with Mustafa Tulu, President, PMI Turkey Chapter (Project Management Update from Istanbul)
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

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)

PMI Madrid Chapter celebrates PMI’s 50th Anniversary (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Good News, Stirling Prizes for Architecture, PM Professional Awards, Not So Good News, Sustainability, BREXIT, the world’s largest crane and more naps (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Student Papers

Artificial Intelligence Contract: How algorithms and machines have disrupted the way law is practiced
By Y-son Nguyên, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

How to prevent disputes in construction contracts due to cultural differences
By Arthur Durand, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

The best ways to resolve contractual disputes in E-commerce
By Ansesha Bhattachary, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Which contract management technique is able to make a project successful in the construction industry?
By Reda Elidrissi, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

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Second Editions

Construction Management at Risk (CM@Risk) Delivery Method from an Owner’s Perspective (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)
By Kevin Wills and Steve Pancham (USA)

How to Recognize Project Failures and Initiate Project Recovery
By Shiven Sompura and James Roessling (USA)

Leading Transformational Change: Winning the Hearts and Minds
By James Fette (USA)

Project Management: Changing the way Cyber Security works in an organization
By Bhavyatta Bhardwaj (Canada)

Enhancing Value Creation through Digital Transformation: Architecting Project Management for Embracing Disruptions – Digital Transformation
By Dr. Badri N. Srinivasan (India)

Successful Project Management in a Low Authority Environment
By Joseph A. Lukas (USA)

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Book Reviews

Body Language Silent Influencing: Employing Powerful Techniques for Influence and Leadership (Sapir)
By Michael Nir
Reviewed by Bettina T. McGriggler (USA)

The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for understanding
By Dr. Bill Brantley (USA)
Reviewed by Valentina Rada (USA)

How to get every Network Diagram Question right on the PMP Exam (CreateSpace)
By Aileen Ellis (USA)
Reviewed by Rodger Martin, JD (USA)

The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results (HBR)
By Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter
Reviewed by Sheila Renee Jackson (USA)

FOCUS (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
By Various Authors
Reviewed by Ed Raibick (USA)

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Recent News Stories

Sagar Gogate in India completes PM Research Internship

Call for Papers for 14th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

New Zimbabwe Parliament Project Progresses

$1.5 billion Hwange Thermal Power Expansion Project in Progress