Volume X, Issue VII – July 2021

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


Complexity Is a Fact of Life and Projects, Interview with Prof Lavagnon Ika, Professor of Project Management, Founding Director, Major Project Observatory, Tefler School of Management, University of Ottawa (Canada)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Interview with Joe Cahill, Chief Customer Officer, PMI (USA)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Today, technology is your key differentiator! Interview with Sunil Mundra, Author, Agile Evangelist, Principle Consultant/Advisor, ThoughtWorks
By Aina Aliieva (Canada)

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Featured Papers

Managing Project Risks in a Period of Economic Recession in Nigeria
By Dr. Uzoma Francis Amaeshi & Obioma Desmond Amatobi (Nigeria)

Building Trust within Virtual Projects
By Youcef Zidane, PhD (Algeria)

Trends in Commercial Property Values in an Emerging Real Estate Market: A Case Study of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
By Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo & Udeme Emmanuel Udoh (Nigeria)

An evaluation of the relative effectiveness of business rescue strategies for declining and distressed industries such as the South African steel industry
By Andretta Tsebe, PhD; Prof Dawie de Villiers; Prof Johan Strydom (South Africa)

Quantitative description of the dynamics of interactions of living systems by the method of state equations – Part 3: The power of human systems and dynamic mathematical models of their interactions
By Dr. Pavel Barseghyan (Armenia & USA)

Disruptive Technologies: Foundation for Sustainable Land Information Management Reengineering in Developing Countries
By Dr. Chicheta Francis Nissi, Dr. Oluchi Adeline Diala & Dr. Nonso Izuchukwu Ewurum (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

What is Active Learning? Tips for designing and managing an active classroom (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

A Letter to Covid (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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Advisory Articles

Internal Controls for Project Managers: How to Audit Yourself Before the Auditor Audits You
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA)

Churches Need Project Management Too
By Latoya Morris, PMP (USA)

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A commentary on project portfolio and program management terminologies, and relationships with organisational strategy
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Global Launch of the Executive Diploma in Project Management (EDPM) Program – a unique offering
By Adesh Jain (India)

Combining Behavioral Science with Project Management: The Road to Improvement
By John Cable (USA)

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New Parliament of Zimbabwe building project now 70% complete (Project Management Update from Harare)
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

Professional Society News, National Flagship, Project Progress (Archway Project, NHS Central Database, Mayflower AI Project, Branson Space Flight Project, Bezos cash injection in Fusion Project), Power station shutdown due to jelly fish, Axelos bought by Peoplesoft, and Magawa the Hero Rat retires (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (United Kingdom)

A celebration for a lifetime: 25 years of local chapter! PMI Mexico Chapter Celebration (Project Management Update from Mexico City)
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter celebrates its first 25 years! (Project Management Update from Argentina)
By Adriana Cibelli (Argentina)

The Survival of Project Management Professional Bodies (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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)

PMO Summit – June 2021 (Project Management Update from Istanbul)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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Second Editions

Stakeholder Management in Large Engineering & Construction Programs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Testing Validity of Agile framework on Construction Project Management in the Middle East
By Jailane Atef Amer (Egypt/USA)

Why Good Execution is Not Enough
By Justin D. Jacobsen & Chris D. McLuckie (USA)

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Book Reviews

The Business of WE: The proven 3-step process for closing the gap between us & them in your workplace (HarperCollins)
By Laura Kriska (USA)
Reviewed by Vickie Carvajal, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Antonio Bassi appointed PM World Correspondent in Southern Switzerland

Mary McKinlay named Honorary Global Advisor

27 new works added to PM World Library

Wideman PM Website updates announced for July 2021

PMI CEO Sunil Prashara to step down

Ken Hartley, PMI Fellow: 1941 – 2021

APM appoints Professor Adam Boddison as new Chief Executive