Volume X, Issue VI – June 2021

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


PMOs Are Applicable to All Scales of Project Business; Interview with Peter Taylor, Author, Advisor, Speaker, Trainer; Author of The Lazy Project Manager (UK)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

To stay motivated, individuals need to have personal goals!; Interview with Coach G, Coach, Mentor, Personal Trainer, Former Rugby player & World Cup Champion (South Africa)
By Aina Aliieva (Canada)

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Featured Papers

Compatibilities and impediments to the applicability of agile project management to the execution phase of construction – Introducing a theoretical approach
By Stavros G. Barmpas (Greece)

Effects of gender on team perception of performance in Nigeria
By Uzoma Francis Amaeshi, PhD & Dr. Uju. Callista Okoye (Nigeria)

Quantitative description of the dynamics of interactions of living systems by the method of state equations – Part 2: Productivity Gap vs. Investments: Quantitative analysis based on predator-prey model and state equations
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (Armenia & USA)

Potential for project management representative bodies to extend their influence in helping solve global problems
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Eliminating capital projects cost flow fraud using distributed ledger technology (DLT)
By Lalamani Budeli, PhD (South Africa)

The Impact of Motivation Factors on Performance of Public Construction Projects in Yemen
By Wael Alaghbari, PhD (Yemen), Basel Sultan, PhD (Saudi Arabia) and Sakhr Q. Al-Yousfi (Yemen)

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Series Articles

Non-Verbal Communications in Teleconferencing (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

Audits and Project Business Healing Days (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Project Cost Functions (Developing a Standards Based PMIS)
By Jeremy C. Bellah, PhD (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Agility in Business (The Lean Startup)
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

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An Essay on Changing Risk Manager Perceptions on Large Complex Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

The Bigger Picture: Project Life Cycles from a Broader, Real-World Perspective
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia)

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The National Plan of Recovery and Resilience and Project Management in Italy during the Pandemic (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Allesandro Quagliarini (Italy)

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 (Construction Materials Shortages), BREXIT, Good News (the Queen’s Green Canopy, Nuclear Fusion, Orbital 02, Virgin Gallactic, Pandemic Progress), APM News, Sea Eagles return and a Splattered Bugs app (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

After PMI Zimbabwe Virtual Annual Project Management Symposium 2021: Projectizing Zimbabwe! Leveraging Project Management for Economic Growth
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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Second Editions

Role of Functional Organization in Large Engineering and Construction Programs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Building an Award-Winning, Metrics Based Program Management Office
By Nana P. Kwame (USA)

The Knowledge Cafe: Caffeinated Culture, Learning Agility in a Project Economy
By Benjamin C. Anyacho (USA)

The Evolution from Project to Business Manager
By Joseph A. Lukas (USA)

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Book Reviews

Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance (St. Martin’s Press)
By Erica Dhawan (USA)
Reviewed by Aina Aliieva (Canada)

Recent News

PMI CEO Sunil Prashara to step down

APM appoints Professor Adam Boddison as new Chief Executive

24 new works added to PM World Library

GAPPS Thought Leadership Forum 22nd & 23rd June 2021

Facing the Climate Challenge – Is the Project Profession Ready?

Wideman PM Website updates announced for June 2021

Prof Bill Moylan appointed Honorary Academic Advisor

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

Schmehr, Välilä and Wagner named IPMA Honorary Fellows

Dr. Virginie Nahas joins PMWL research team in Kuwait

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