Volume VIII, Issue VIII – September 2019


Engaging People Remotely Is a Real Challenge; Interview with Dr Penny Pullan, Author, Consultant, Mentor, Speaker (UK)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Featured Papers

Project and Program Management Acumen: The Catalyst for Industry 4.0 Organizational Success
By Prof. Dr. Pieter Steyn (South Africa) and Prof. Dr. Brane Semolič (Slovenia)

Redefining the Role of Project Leader for Achieving a Better Project Result
By János Varga, PhD and Ágnes Csiszárik-Kocsir, Ph.D habil (Hungary)

Evaluation of Quality Assessment System for Building Contractors in Lagos, Nigeria
By Ngozi Marykate Okoye, Dr. Kevin Chuks Okolie, Dr. Nathan Ndubisi Agu (Nigeria)

The Main characteristics of FIDIC Red Book 2017
By Prof Dr. Mostafa H. Kotb, Dr. Mohamed Abo Al Anwar, Eng. Haytham Baraka (Egypt / Saudi Arabia)

The History of Earned Value Management Through Incentives Plans
By Bertile Hu (France)

Anti-Corruption Contract Framework
By Brooke McMichael (USA)

Is Earned Value Management (EVM) consistent with Sharia Law? Will it help in fighting corruption?
By Yasmine Taybi (Morocco / France)

Choosing the best project delivery method for contractor success
By Vishnu Nair (UAE / France)

Compatibility Between BIM Software and Cost Estimate Tools: A Comparison between Two Directions of Solutions
By Ying Xu (China / France)

State of the Art and Reliability of Health and Safety Techniques used on Construction Sites in Ondo State
By Adetayo Olugbenga Onososen and Modupeoluwa Olajumoke Adeyemo (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

Providing Risk Infrastructure to Support Opportunity Management (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson

4. Context of project dimensions (Project Contexts)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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

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Advisory Articles

The Digital PMO: How PMOs need to Digitalize themselves and evolve to support their organization Digital transformation
By Waffa Karkukly, PhD and Ian Laliberte, MBA (Canada)

Comparative Analysis of Project Management Frameworks and Proposition for Project Driven Organizations
By Tarun Mohindra and Madhur Srivastava (India)

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Alexander and the Indian King: Part 4
By John Schlichter (USA)

Proper Reliance on Artificial Intelligence in Project Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Outreach, Networking, Communicating—Oh My! But I Am An Introvert
By Rebecca Winston, JD (USA)

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Visit of the PMI Global Board of Directors (PM Update from Buenos Aires)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

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)

Volunteering at PMI Madrid Spain Chapter – Interview with Gerald Richli (PM Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Good News, Other Project News, Not So Good News, BREXIT and Singing with Monty Python (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

USD$96.5 Million Zimbabwe Cyclone Idai Recovery Projects Rolled Out (PM Update from Harare)
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

Project Management in Italian Public Administrations, the Decennial of “Il Project Manager” Magazine, PM Expo® 2019 is coming (Italy Project Management Roundup)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

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Student Papers

Alternative dispute resolution between actors and directors or how to avoid the crisis
By Gabriel Héaulme, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

An Analysis of the Resolution of Disputes in E-contracts using Multiple Analysis Methods
By Feiran Liu, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France & China)

Can Construction Disputes be settled easily?
By Vamsi Maru, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & India)

Digital Transformation in Financial Services: What Cost Estimation Methodology to Choose?
By Soukaina Touil, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France & Morocco)

Understand and find solutions to the main cause of disputes in construction: Project manager’s failures to understand or comply with their contractual obligations
By Pauline Vanneste, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

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Second Editions

Big data from social media and scientific literature databases reveals relationships among risk management, project management and project success
By Dr. Maria Papadaki (UK/UAE), Dr. Nikolaos Bakas (Cyprus/Greece), Edward Ochieng, PhD (UAE), Dr. Ioannis Karamitsos (UAE), and Richard Kirkham (UK)

Capturing Costs and Value of Research Products
By Anne Johnson (USA)

The Project Stakeholder Analysis Process
By Prof Dr. Aurangzeb Z. Khan, Prof Dr. Miroslaw Skibniewski; Prof John H. Cable (country)

Six Fresh Eggs: A half dozen new ideas for managing projects in a rapidly changing VUCA world
By David L. Pells (USA)

Project Management in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
By Chaitali D. Chheda (USA)

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Book Reviews

Successful System Deployment through Operational Readiness (E-6 Project Consulting Pty)
By Pascal Bohulu Mabelo (South Africa)
Reviewed by Ivan Kotcher, PMP (USA)

Project Management of Large Software-Intensive Systems: Controlling the Software Development Process (CRC Press)
By Marvin Gechman
Reviewed by Oluwasegun Odetola, PMP (USA)

PMP Exam Preparation Test Questions, Practice Test, and Simulated Exam (CRC Press)
By Dr. Ginger Levin (USA)
Reviewed by Rodger Martin, JD, PMP (USA)

The Four Pillars of Portfolio Management: Organizational Agility, Strategy, Risk, and Resources (CRC Press)
By Olivier Lazar (Switzerland)
Reviewed by B.K. Gamble, PMP (USA)

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