Volume VIII, Issue VI – July 2019


Program Management is Anything but Simple – Interview with Robert Prieto,CEO, Strategic Program Management, LLC; Former Chair, Parsons Brinkerhoff; Former Senior VP, Fluor
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

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Featured Papers

Does BIM offer a better approach to guarantee a reliable, accurate, and precise Cost Estimate?
By Piero Antiacona (Peru)

A Study into the Qualities of Concrete made with Coarse Aggregate obtained from Selected Quarry Sites in Anambra State, Nigeria
By Fidelis O. Ezeokoli, PhD; Chiagozie B. N. Bert-Okonkwor; Chukwuebuka I. Onyia (Nigeria)

Artificial Intelligence: committing to achieving the next frontier
By Paul Gignon (France)

Comparing the Final Payment Terms in Different Construction Contracts and Choosing the Best using MADMA
By Deekshith Kumar Shetty (India)

Managing Disputes within Construction Consulting Contracts: A Study of Six Prevention/Resolution Alternatives
By Anthony Livolsi (France)

Ensuring prompt payments or recovering his money : How contractors and subcontractors from the construction industry, may tackle these prominent issues?
By Jeremy Rullaud (France)

How does artificial intelligence help to avoid disputes in construction?
By Mathis Catelain (France)

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Series Articles

The return of the hacker: Rethinking projects, progress, innovation and teams (Advances in Project Management article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

How to herd cats: the art of hacker paradigm leadership (Advances in Project Management)
By Dr. Tim Rayner (Australia)

Modifying the IACCM Capability Maturity Model for Risk (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

2. Contexts of organisational strategic management (Project Contexts)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Talent Management, The Leadership Edge (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Scope & Stakeholder Management, Pain Points, Perils and Prosperity
By Doug Orlando (USA)

Important Things for building a great Product
By Ajay Shenoy (India)

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The Seven Limits of Project Management
By David Shannon (UK)

Alexander and the Indian King: Part 2
By John Schlichter (USA)

What is governance and how does it influence PPPM?
By Klas Skogmar (Sweden)

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Case Studies

How Organization Project Management (OPM) helped a Global Organization to Revamp a Business Unit
By Conrado Morlan (USA)


Updates from Project Management Association Finland (3PMO Conference on June 6th in Tampere), 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)

The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter organized its professional Summer Congress on June 20th (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Good news, Not so good news, BREXIT and APM Projecting the Future (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Student Papers

Which contract type is the most appropriate for Agile projects?
By Sergey Musatov, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / Russia)

Dispute in Sport Negotiations: How to handle it?
By Alexandre Desno, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Collaboration between Brand Name Beauty and their Subsidiaries: How to resolve project and contract disputes
By Agatha Gélis, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

A Project Management approach: Study of E-Banking Contracts
By Shikshank Gaur, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / India)

A cause of many conflicts between clubs and athletes: Contract negotiation
By William Vermersch, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France / Germany)

Is negotiation the best alternative solution to resolve conflicts in the food industry?
By Ophélie Dubois, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Securing companies’ interests in international commercial contracts: prevention and the choice of applicable law
By Alicia Maud Andreani, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

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Second Editions

An Analysis of Project Management Programs in the State University of New York System (SUNY)
By Prof. Michael J. Littman, PhD (USA)

Adaption of selected PMBOK processes to fit SCRUM developments
By Prof Philipp Rosenberger (Austria) and Dr. József Tick (Hungary)

Archaeological Project Management
By Bożena Błaszczyk and Sebastian Kania (Poland)

The Facilitating PMO: How to Implement Project Success Across the Organization
By Susan Hostetter and John Walsh (USA)

It’s No Longer Enough to Simply Be Agile
By Johnny Morgan, PhD (USA)

Schedule Adherence and Rework
By Walt Lipke (USA)

The Nature of International Development Projects
By Robert Youker (USA)

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Book Reviews

Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams: Reducing Project Complexity and Increasing Success in Project Management (Routledge)
By Carl Belack, Daniele Di Filippo, Ivano Di Filippo
Reviewed by Susan E. Slawson, PhD (USA)

Data Analytics in Project Management (CRC Press)
By Seweryn Spalek
Reviewed by Richard Gower, PMP (USA)

Implementing Project and Program Benefit Management (CRC Press)
By Kenn Dolan
Reviewed by Patt Chowdhury, PMP (USA)

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