Volume X, Issue IV – April 2021

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


Project Management Needs a Higher Purpose! Part 4: The Future of Project Management, Some Questions, Some Suggestions, First Things First and What’s it to be?
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Interview with Sierra Hampton- Simmons, Director and Portfolio Leader, Certification Products, Project Management Institute (USA)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

You Are Never Too Young to Be a Project Manager, Interview with Gary Nelson, Author, Game Designer, Project Manager (Canada)
By Yu Yanjuan (China)

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Featured Papers

Rework in Engineering and Construction Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Portfolio Balancing and Project Selection in case of Alternative Ways to Achieve Strategic Goals
By Alexey Lobzov (Russia)

Quantitative analysis of the efficiency and productivity of the activity of human systems – Part 2: Graphical analysis of the nonlinear functional relationship between team productivity and work difficulty
By Pavel Barseghyan (Armenia & USA)

Promoting the Development of a Pandemic Risk Prevention and Monitoring System in Health Organizations for Post Covid-19 Restart
By Marianna Spezie and Damiano Bragantini (Italy)

Traditional Building Materials in Housing Construction: Usage and Maintenance Strategy
By Francis P. Udoudoh, PhD and Luna Edidem Bassey, PhD (Nigeria)

Building on Chaos: Public Sector Project Management in Post-Conflict Countries
By Mohamad-Fadl Haraké (France)

Project Management for Healthcare: the Case of the Translational Research
By Massimo Pirozzi and Dr. Lidia Strigari (Italy)

Project Risk Management in Events Planning and Management in Nigeria
By Dr. Uzoma Francis Amaeshi and Donatus Chikwendu Azunna (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

Managing Effective Meetings – Virtual or In Person (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

Accelerating global and local VUCA-related disruptors as drivers for organisational strategic responses (Revisiting Organizational Strategic Management – Part 5)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Should we use external risk consultants? (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr David Hillson (UK)

The Demands of Leadership (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

Leadership in Project Business: Followers Make Leaders (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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Advisory Articles

Design Thinking in Practice
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Managing Project & Strategic Objectives with Logframe Analysis and the Logical Framework
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA & The Philippines)

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A commentary on Pells’ “higher purpose” editorial, Part 2: Organisational vision, mission, and strategic drivers
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Will the Project Manager survive in the agile world?
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Society needs to join forces to meet contemporary challenges – the case of Germany
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

Is Clubhouse yet another fad, or is it the new social app we need right now?
By Aina Aliieva (Canada/Ukraine)

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After PMXPO: New World. New Challenges. New Solutions
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Updates from Association of Project Professionals 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 Spain Chapter continues offering virtual activities for their membership (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PM Summit 2021 MENA
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

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Second Editions

Evolution of Owners Role under Program Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

The Rosario Habitat Program Experience: Project Management Applied to Government (Part 2) – English
By Anna Maria Rodriguez and Adriana Salomón (Argentina)

La Experiencia del Programa Rosario Habitat Applicación de Project Management en Gobierno (Parte 2) – Spanish
By Anna Maria Rodriguez and Adriana Salomón (Argentina)

Greenhouse comes to Banjarmasin: A Call for Assistance to the Developing World
By Owen Podger (Indonesia)

Adaptive Teams: Rethinking the “Box”
By Ryan Daugherty and Dave Ellison (USA)

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Recent News

Mohamad-Fadl Haraké joins PMWL research team in France

31 new works added to PM World Library

Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World

Wideman PM Website updates announced for April 2021

Reinhard Wagner appointed PM World Honorary Global Advisor

Call for Papers: Digital Learning and Education in a Project Society

All About People ‘21’

New PMO Competency Framework Launched by House of PMO

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

Project Business Study Book Released by Project Business Foundation

New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Call for Participation: AMEU Conference 2021 Project Management Stream