Volume VIII, Issue X – November 2019

Letters to the Editor

On the History of Earned Value Management
By Dr Paul Giammalvo (Indonesia)

On Project Management as a National Competence
By Dr Stanislaw Gasik (Poland)

On the Subject of Contracts and Legal Systems
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)


Project Management Has a Bright Future: Interview with Shankar Sankaran, PhD, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Featured Papers

Career Management and Productivity in Nigerian Organizations
By Dr Uzoma Francis Amaeshi (Nigeria)

Verification and Validation of Project Management AI
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Global Determinants of Direct Real Estate Investment Returns in Nigeria
By Kalu Nwojo Awa, Jovita Nnametu, Fidelis I. Emoh, PhD (Nigeria)

A bird’s eye view of the Agile forest
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Benchmarking of Scheduling Standards and Practices against GAO Best Practices for Project Schedules
By Tijo Kurian (India and Libya)

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Series Articles

6. Contexts of external influencers, and of project application areas (Project Contexts)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Transparent Leadership and Sustainable Project Management
By Prof Heli Thor Ingason, PhD and Prof Haukur Ingi Jonasson, PhD (Iceland)

Supply Chains Versus Project Supply Networks (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

The Art of Managing Expectations (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Common Misconceptions about Agile
By Ajay Shenoy (India)

The importance of adopting a loving attitude towards stakeholders
By Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco (UK)

Risk Management – A critical link in Project Success
By Hareshchandra M. Thakur (India)

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Alexander and the Indian King: Part 6
By John Schlichter (USA)

A New Project Management Manifesto
By Crispin (“Kik”) Piney (France)

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ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, convenes in Seoul, South Korea
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Interview with Nurdan Ozdemir, Executive Coach (PM Update from Istanbul)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Project Management skills capacity building programme; Project Management Zimbabwe marks 10 years (Project Management Update from Harare)
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

PMI Madrid Spain Chapter – Project Management Congress (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Call for Papers for the 9th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries (Project Management Update from Riga)
By Emils Pulmanis (Latvia)

Report from 18th KM Fest
By Dr Brane Semolic (Slovenia)

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Student Papers

How to Use KPIs in Contracts for Effective Road Construction Project Management
By Yuanmiao Wang, SKEMA Business School, China & Paris (France)

The rising conflict in the wedding contract
By Grace Stephan Nkounkou, SKEMA Business School, Congo & Paris (France)

Companies and Environmental Laws in the European Union: How to Make It Work
By Julien Poivet, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

How to manage a dispute in the photography industry
By Hanfeng Lei, SKEMA Business School, China & Paris (France)

Smart Contracts: Next Generation of Contracting?
By Baptiste Lestienne, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

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Second Editions

Six Ethical Leadership Strategies for Project Management Success
By Michael J. Littman, PhD and Ezra S. Littman, MS  (USA)

First Worldwide Project Management Distance Learning Course
By Bob Youker (USA)

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Book Reviews

Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve (HBR)
By Whitney Johnson
Reviewed by Shauna Skolnick (USA)

HBR Guide to Project Management: Motivate Your Team, Avoid Scope Creep, Deliver Results
By multiple authors
Reviewed by Venkataramana Edagottu (USA)

HBR Leader’s Handbook: Make an Impact, Inspire Your Organization and Get to the Next Level
By Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville
Reviewed by Mark Cardullo (USA)

Becoming A Manager: How New Managers Master The Challenges of Leadership, 2nd Ed. (HBR)
By Linda A. Hill
Reviewed by Peter M. Walker (USA)

The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding
By Dr. Bill Brantley (USA)
Reviewed by Mary Jane Quandt (USA)

Mommy is a Project Manager (FNova)
By Mei Lin (Taiwan & USA)
Reviewed by Susan Kennedy (USA)

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Recent News

Ravalika Gopireddy completes PM Research Internship

37 new works by 40 authors added to PMWL in November

Call for Papers for 9th Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States

Call for Papers for 14th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium