Volume X, Issue IX – September 2021

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


Project Management Should Be Context-based, Interview with Michael Pace, President of IPMA-USA, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (USA)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

30+ Years of Project Management, Interview with Michel Operto, Marketing PMO and Blogger, Co-founder of PMI France 25 years ago (France)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Representative examples of operational users converting project-related outputs to outcomes and benefits within an organisational strategic-and-operations framework
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Assessing the Impact of Risk Management Techniques on the Cost of Building Projects in South-East Nigeria
By Okechukwu Ekwelem, Dr. Kevin C. Okolie, Dr. Fidelis O. Ezeokoli and Michael I. Okongwu (Nigeria)

Investigation of Environmental Factors Causing Dysfunctions within Project Teams in the South-South Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria
By Dakorinama A. K. George, Dr. Kevin Chuks Okolie, Dr. Fidelis Okechukwu Ezeokoli and Michael Ikechukwu Okongwu (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

Part 4: Complete Redesign (Developing a Standards-Based Project Management Information System)
By Jeremy C. Bellah, PhD (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Comprehending Cost : Effectiveness
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA & The Philippines)

Leadership – Fulcrum Above & Beyond
By Gaurang Vora (India)

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The Everlasting Importance of a Common Project Management Language
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Project Managers’ RACIsm Problem
By Timothy Grayson (Canada)

How Net Zero Carbon Differs from Carbon Neutral
By Dr. Torill Bigg (UK)

The Workplace Moving Forward: How the Pandemic Changed the Workplace
By John Cable (USA)

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Case Studies

A Strategic Management and Portfolio approach to improving health outcomes of people living with life limiting conditions in the Mid-West of Ireland
By Seamus Woods (Ireland)


Digital Transformation – Sustainable Supply Chain (Insights Series – 2)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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, and Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Citizen Development in the Project Economy (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Curator, Space Projects, Summer Projects, Wildlife Projects, Space Projects, Film Projects, Traditional Projects and a Salute to Japan (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Project Management Update from India and PMO Global Alliance India Hub
by Kartikeyan Ramamurthy

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Second Editions

The Focus, Roles & Responsibilities of a Program Management Office
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

The Business of WE: The proven 3-step process for closing the gap between us and them in your workplace (HarperCollins)
By Laura Kriska
Reviewed by Dr. Marjorie Anne Fox (USA)

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Recent News

21 new works added to PM World Library

Prof Peter W. G. Morris Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kartik Ramamurthy appointed PM World Correspondent in Bengaluru

Jim Gallagher, PMI Fellow: 1935 – 2021

Wideman PM Website updates announced for September 2021

Laurie Ferrier appointed PM World Correspondent in Brussels

Call for Speakers – PMSA National Conference 2021

Prof Mladen Radujković named Honorary Global Advisor

Call for Application – AMEU ECM International Doctoral Study in Project Management

Nathalie Drouin appointed Honorary Academic Advisor

Yasmina Khelifi appointed PM World Correspondent in Paris