Volume X, Issue X – October 2021

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

Letter to the Editor

On the Usage of Language
By Crispin “Kik” Piney (France)


Important Things in Managing Projects: Interview with Youcef J-T. Zidane, PhD, Senior Researcher, Centre for Research in Applied Economics for DevelopmentAlgiers (Algeria)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Project Thinking Should Be Design Thinking: Interview with John K. Coyle, Design Thinking Expert, Olympic Medalist (USA)
By Yasmina Khalifi (France)

Interview with Brantlee Underhill, Managing Director, North America, Project Management Institute (USA)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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Featured Papers

Project Management Pain Points and a Path Forward
By Dr. Al Zeitoun and Dr. Harold Kerzner (USA)

Sensemaking in Project Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

An exploration of assets and projects: Types of assets, and project deliverables as assets, in an organisational context
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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Advisory Articles

Decision Trees, EMV and Thee
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA/Philippines)

How to Implement a Satisfactory Organizational Change
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

Comprehensive Guide to Start a Career in Project Management
By Ram Tavva (India)

Leadership – Fulcrum Above & Beyond, Part 2
By Gaurang Vora (India)

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Turning professional potential into social impact – The new mission for project management associations
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

Will The standard for project management and a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition recently published by the Project Management Institute (PMI, 2021) lead to more successful delivery of projects?
By Martin Smit, PhD (South Africa)

Managing in Times of Crisis
By John Cable (USA)

Road to Net Zero
By Joshua Farnsworth (UK)

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PMI France, Project La Samaritaine and Interview with Didier Duchêne, Program Director of the Magasins 2 & 4 of La Samaritaine, LVMH Group (Project Management Update from Paris)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Updates from PMI Northern Italy, PMI Central Italy, PMI Southern Italy, IPMA Italy and the Italian Institute of Project Management – ISIPM (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

Project Management Forum 2021 (Project Management Update from Lugano)
By Antonio Bassi (Switzerland)

PMO Global Awards 2021, PMO Insights and PMO Global Alliance – PMO India Awards (Project Management Update from Bengaluru and PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Kartik Ramamurthy (India)

Sad news, bad news, good news, English hedgerows and two Cricket stories (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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), Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

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Second Editions

Ten Common Problems on Poor Performing Programs
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

LET IT SIMMER: Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organization
By Douglas M. Brown, PhD
Reviewed by Margaret Shoults, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

More project managers experiencing stress at work, new APM survey discovers

Victor Dantas joins PMWL research team in Brazil

How project managers will support UK government plans for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’

PM World to support PM South Africa

Call for Papers & Speakers – 2022 UMD Virtual PM Symposium

Final Program Announced for 20th KM FEST’21 – International Festival of Knowledge – Oct 18-19, 2021 – FREE Virtual Event

Yanping Chen, PhD named PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor

New HBR Project Management Handbook published

Project Management Zimbabwe now fully Accredited PMI Authorised Training Partner

24 new works added to PM World Library

PMSA National Conference 2021: Virtual during 23-24 November

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez and Peter Monkhouse named PMI Fellows

Employers can boost productivity by involving staff in return-to-office plans

Project Management Institute Announces Winners of 2021 PMI® Professional Awards

PMexpo 2021 announced for 22 October in Rome

Wideman PM Website updates announced for October 2021

Study Confirms Project Business as Dominant Sector of Project Management

Prof Peter W. G. Morris Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kartik Ramamurthy appointed PM World Correspondent in Bengaluru

Jim Gallagher, PMI Fellow: 1935 – 2021

Call for Speakers – PMSA National Conference 2021