Volume X, Issue VIII – August 2021

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

Letters to the Editor

Response to July Letter to Covid


Value-driven Project Management Is Responsible Project Management, Interview with Rich Maltzman, Author, Teacher, Change Manager, Co-Founder, EarthPM (USA)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

New generations, great skill!  Interview with Tomás Giovanetti, 22 year old CEO of a Corporate Gaming Company, Founder & CEO of TGA, MIT U35 Contest Winner (Argentina)
By Adriana Cibelli (Argentina)

Human Debt and Technical Debt Are Both Going to Kill You, Interview with Duena Blomstrom, Agilist, Author, Global Influencer, CEO and Co-Founder of PeopleNotTech (UK)
By Aina Aliieva (Canada)

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Featured Papers

A Survey on the Status of Building Information Modeling’s (BIM) Adoption and Implementation in Public Sector Construction Projects in Nigeria
By Benedict Amade, PhD; Charles Nnamdi Ononuju, PhD; Uchenna Ugochi Moneke, PhD; Christopher E. Okorie; Abiola Adeniyi Adeyemo (Nigeria)

An organisational strategic-and-operational framework with provision for operations users to convert three key types of project outputs into operational outcomes/benefits
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Institutional Arrangement and Administrative Framework for Effective Delivery of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects
By Tobechi B. Ejekwu, Obioma Anselam Anyanwu, Guy N. Igbokwe (Nigeria)

The Airplane Model: A New Business Reconfiguration – The Case of the Lebanese Health Care Institutions
By Lola Saliba (Lebanon)

Domestic Solid Waste Pollution and its Impact on Estate Management Practice in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
By Irene Chinwe Efekalam, PhD (Nigeria)

Future Directions of Cost and Productivity Estimating using Artificial Intelligence (AI)
By Danilo Arba (Italy & Peru)

Enhancing Competitive Intelligence Innovation for Competitive Performance of SMEs in Nigeria
By Uzoma Francis Amaeshi, PhD; Prof (Mrs.) Ihuoma P. Asiabaka; Dr. Uju. Callista Okoye, PhD (Nigeria)

Virtual Open Innovation System (VOIS) with the Case Study: Partnering Research-Innovation Project ROBOTOOL-1
By Dr. Brane Semolič and Luka Semolič, MSc. (Slovenia)

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Series Articles

What Have We Learned? (Converting to Online Teaching)
By John Cable (USA)

What you don’t know may still bite you: Learning to deal with the unknown (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Winning the Uncertainty Game: Turning Strategic Intent into Results with Wargaming (Advances in Project Management)
By Daniel F. Oriesek (Switzerland) and Jan Oliver Schwarz (Germany)

Focusing on the Need to upskill yourself and your team (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

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Advisory Articles

TOAH and Programs
By Henk Venema and Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

The Snowball Effect: transforming the role of the modern risk manager
By Val Jonas (UK)

Better bottom-line benefit/cost analysis for multi-year projects
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA)

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Rethinking Interface Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Consulting (in Project Management), is that a profession?
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

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Personal Stories

USAID, PM Best Practices, an Interview and a Life Story
By Dr. Ken Smith (USA)


Digital Transformation (Insights Series)
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 (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Spanish Project Management Status Report, 2021 (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Good News (Olympic Games, Wildlife Projects, Eden Project Dundee), Not So Good News (Crossrail, HS2), Construction Industry News, Government Projects, Politics and Projects, Billionaire Projects, the national flagship and the first Beaver kit in 600 years (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Sustainable Development and Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons Learned from Infrastructure Megaprojects in Europe
By Ermal Hetemi, PhD (Sweden) and William A. Moylan, PhD (USA)

Retaining Agility When You Work in a Waterfall
By Jim Suits (USA)

Continuous Alignment in Engineering & Construction Programs Utilizing a Program Management Approach
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

The Business of People: Leadership for the Changing World (CRC Press)
By Iain Fraser, Madeleine Taylor
Reviewed by Muriel Hairston-Cooper, PMP (USA)

Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire (Kaplan)
By Andrew Temte
Reviewed by Elena Scoggin (USA)

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Recent News

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

33 new works added to PM World Library

Wideman PM Website updates announced for August 2021

Antonio Bassi appointed PM World Correspondent in Southern Switzerland

Mary McKinlay named Honorary Global Advisor

PMI CEO Sunil Prashara to step down

APM appoints Professor Adam Boddison as new Chief Executive