Volume X, Issue II – February 2021

Notice: The positions, views and information contained in works published in the PM World Journal are those of the authors of such works and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the PM World Journal or the publisher of this journal.


Welcome to the February 2021 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)

Letters to the Editor

On Project Management needs a Higher Purpose
By Isaac Abuya (Kenya)

On Project Management needs a Higher Purpose
By Bill Young (Australia)

On Project Management needs a Higher Purpose
By Federico Minelle (Italy)

On Project Management needs a Higher Purpose
By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto (Brazil)


Project Management Needs a Higher Purpose!
Part 2: Mission Statements, Social Responsibility and The Rogue Black Elephant
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Good-quality Project Management Is Vital for Successfully Delivering Change
Interview with Andrew Wright, Author, Educator, Innovator, APM Fellow, UK
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

To see other recently published interviews, click here

Featured Papers

Improving Infrastructure Project Success
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Towards extending the scope of project-related management to help address climate change and other global problems
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Toward ‘Re-Humanizing’ Projects and Project Management in Africa
By Isaac Abuya, PhD (Kenya)

Using Six Sigma (DMADV) Method to Improve Site Rollout Projects in MTN-Yemen Company
By Wael Alaghbari, PhD (Yemen), Basel Sultan, PhD (Saudi Arabia) and Adeeb A. A. Mohammed (Yemen)

The Perceived Value: a powerful influencer of project success
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Application of feature engineering and artificial intelligence in industrial systems programs
By Lalamani Budeli (South Africa)

The Threat-Opportunity Risk Matrix Paradox – should we continue to use common-practice risk analysis methods?
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Improving Performance of Monte Carlo Simulations for Project Portfolios Risk Analysis
By Lev Virine, PhD, Eugenia Virine, Michael Trumper (Canada)

Analysis of probabilistic distributions of the output parameters of human systems by the method of equations of state (Both Gaussian and Paretian paradigms adequately represent the behavior of human systems in various situations)
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (Armenia & USA)

An Inquiry into the Nature of Projects and their Management
By Dr Professor A.P. van der Merwe, PhD (South Africa)

Reducing Turnover Intention via Motivational Strategies for Top-Tier Project Team Members in Denver, Colorado
By Dr. Steve Ford, Dr. Deane Desper, Dr. Kenneth Klosterman (USA)

Best Tested and Proven Practices for Hospital Construction: Standardized Multidimensional WBS/CBS Coding Structures
By Danilo Arba (Italy & Peru)

To see other recently published featured papers, click here

Series Articles

Can you Increase Student Engagement?
A Beta Test of Yellowdig!  (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

To know or not to know? That is the question (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Rasoul Abdolmohammadi (Iran)

Predictability & Order in Project Business (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Creating Project and Organizational “Connectic – Energy” (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

To see other recently published series articles, click here

Personal Stories

How to Initiate a Project Successfully at the Ideas Competition
By Irina Kulikova, PhD (tech) (Russia)

Advisory Articles

Trifecta PPM2 Methodology: Product / Project Portfolio Management – PPM2
By Dennis Wiggins (USA)

Cultural Agility: Are You in Need of Developing Cross-Cultural Abilities for Your Executives?
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

To see other recently published advisory articles, click here


Should we CHALLENGE or RECALL ISO 21502:2020?
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (USA and Indonesia)

Theft of intellectual property from advanced technology projects
By Robert Chapman (UK)

To see other recently published commentary articles, click here


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)

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

Good news (New research institute at Oxford, HS2, COLKa, Greengauge 21 proposal, an Environmental snippet), Bad News (HS2, Defence projects, PM education), BREXIT, International view, Wildlife projects and Goats for Zoom calls (UK Project Management Roundup)
Miles Shepherd (UK)

To see other recently published reports, click here                                                            

Second Editions

Application of Life Cycle Analysis in the Capital Assets Industry
By Bob Prieto (USA)

To see other recently published second edition papers, click here

Book Reviews

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme (Wiley)
By Robert K. Wysocki
Reviewed by Valentina Rada, PMP (USA)

Unleashed – The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You (HBR Press)
By Frances Frei & Anne Morriss
Reviewed by Edward Raibick, PMP (USA)

To see other recently published book reviews, click here

Recent News

Wideman PM Website updates announced for March 2021

New PMO Competency Framework Launched by House of PMO

34 new works added to PMWL in February

Megatrends 2021: New PMI report Underscores How Projects Will Counterbalance the Rising Forces of Disruption

New Book – Balancing Act: Teach Coach Mentor Inspire

Project Business Study Book Released by Project Business Foundation

New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Wideman PM Website updates announced for February 2021

Call for Participation: AMEU Conference 2021 Project Management Stream

The Business of WE

Call for Participation: “The Impact of Projectification on Society” research project

Call to Action – “Cognitive Readiness in Turbulent Times” Project

2021 Integrated Program Management Workshop