Volume X, Issue V – May 2021

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

Letters to the Editor

On Project Management needs a Higher Purpose, 3 + 4
By Federico Minelle (Italy)

On Greenhouse, Coastal Risks and Project Management
By Owen Podger (Indonesia)


Agile is a Mindset, Interview with Henny Portman, Advisor, Coach, Agile Thought Leader, Portman PM(O) Consultancy (The Netherlands)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

As a Woman in Project Management, Interview with Amanda Anders, PMP, Project Manager, Siemens Mobility (USA)
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Sometimes the conversation about tools is a way of avoiding having the real conversation, Interview with Mark Burrows, Agile Pioneer, Author, Corporate Advisor, Founder of Agendashift (UK)
By Aina Aliieva (Canada)

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Featured Papers

Development of Cost Estimate for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Project in 3 Steps
By Yosep Asro Wain (Indonesia)

The relationship between post implementation impact evaluation and sustainability of rural water projects in Kenya
By Dr Ronald Kwena (Rwanda)

Quantitative description of the dynamics of interactions of living systems by the method of state equations – Part 1: Derivation of the equations of the predator-prey model from the equations of state of living systems
By Pavel Barseghyan (Armenia & USA)

Artificial intelligence system to improve asset management program in industry 4.0: Manufacturing case study
By Lalamani Budeli (South Africa)

Effective Project Management: A Veritable Tool for Successful Construction Project Procurements in Nigeria
By Victor O. Ohamma, Obioma A. Anyanawu and Tobechi B. Ejekwu (Nigeria)

Value Management Concept Awareness for Construction Projects in Akwa Ibom and Rivers States
By Idongesit O. Bassey, Effiong F. Ekanem and Adeniran Lashinde (Nigeria)

Online Communication to Increase Project Value by Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement
By Massimo Pirozzi and Marco Pirozzi (Italy)

Coping with Project Complexity: The Complexity Based Project Management Framework
By Lavagnon Ika, PhD, Jean Couillard, PhD & Serge Garon, MSc (Canada)

Thinking and Working Politically as a Project Manager:  Engaging with The Politics and Contestations in Project Management Institute’s Conceptualizations of Project and Project Management
By Isaac Odhiambo Abuya, PhD (Kenya)

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Series Articles

Speaker Guidance: Present LIke a Pro (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

An addendum on organisational strategic preparedness for significant disruptive events (Revisiting Organizational Strategic Management – Part 6)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Scaling up to business agility (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Make Your Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management and Adapting to the ‘New Normal’ (Advances in Project Management)
By Peter Taylor (UK)

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Advisory Articles

The Six Ps of Project Management
By Srinivasan Radhakrishnan (USA)

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Towards a “higher purpose” for project management representative bodies?
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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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)

Bad News, BREXIT, Good News, Covid-19, Professional News and the new Government Projects Academy (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Governance: Key to Successful Program Management Delivery
By Bob Prieto (USA)

The Rosario Habitat Program Experience: Project Management Applied to Government, Part 3 of 3
By Ana Maria Rodriguez, MSE, PMP, LIMC and Adriana Salomón, PMP (Argentina)

La Experiencia del Programa Rosario Habitat: Aplicación de Project Management en Gobierno, Parte 3 of 3
By Ana Maria Rodriguez, MSE, PMP, LIMC y Adriana Salomón, PMP (Argentina)

Performance Measure Reality Check
By Susan Hostetter, PMP and John Walsh, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

2020 Editor’s Choice Awards – Interviews, Case Studies & Stories Category

2020 Editor’s Choice Awards – Reports Category

2020 Editor’s Choice Awards – Articles Category

2020 Editor’s Choice Awards – Papers Category

eviFile names Henry Ropner as new non-executive director

Schmehr, Välilä and Wagner named IPMA Honorary Fellows

Dr. Virginie Nahas joins PMWL research team in Kuwait

28 new works added to PM World Library

Project work may harm mental wellbeing

Make Your Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management and Adapting to the ‘New Normal

Alessandro Quagliarini appointed PM World Correspondent in Italy

Wideman PM Website updates announced for May 2021

Mohamad-Fadl Haraké joins PMWL research team in France

Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World

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