Volume XI, Issue III – March 2022

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Welcome to the March 2022 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)

Letters to the Editor

On Ukraine: The Undesirable Power of Projects
By Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez (Belgium)

On the Subject of Brief Risk Management Guides
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)


Tribute to Dr. Martin Barnes, CBE, APM Founder: 1939-2022
PMWJ Advisors and Authors offer tributes and memories


Onboarding, the Power of Projects and the Exciting Future of Project Management and APM, Interview with Adam Boddison, Chief Executive Officer, APM (UK)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Women PowerUP in Project Management, Interview with Priya Patra, Founder, Women PowerUP Network, Passionate Volunteer, Community builder (India)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Project Management is towards a More Business-Savvy Perspective, Interview with Gary Heerkens, Author, Consultant, Speaker, Teacher, President, Management Solutions Group (USA)
By Yu (Spring) Yanjuan (China)

PM Trends for 2022, Interview with Dave Garrett, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, PMI (USA)
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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Featured Papers

The Origins and History of Cost Engineering
By Pat Weaver (Australia)

Earned Schedule Application to Projects with Performance Interruption
By Walt Lipke (USA)

Effect of Task-Force Team Formation on the Successful Completion of Research and Development Projects in Nigeria
By Ibeawuchi Ifeanyi Echeme, PhD (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

The quest for artificial intelligence in projects (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

AI and the Lazy Project Manager (Advances in Project Management)
By Peter Taylor (UK)

Projects and project management in the context of society (Projects and Project Management for a Sustainable Social Impact)
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

Is agile always better? (Sensemaking in the Agile Forest)
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

3. From project outputs to organisational outcomes and benefits, and the roles of user groups, and of program/project management (PPM) (Project-related Contributions to Organsational Objectives)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

The Continual Innovation Culture (The Connected Future Business Culture: The Great Project Management Accelerator)
By Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun (USA)

Strategic Project Governance in a Non-Projectized Environment: A South African Perspective (Project Management in Southern Africa: Approaches, Experience, Trends)
By Sinaye Mgolombane (South Africa)

A Project Business Healing Day (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Risk Identification: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

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Advisory Articles

Want projects to move fast and robust? Try standardization
By Manuel M. Ancizu Beramendi (Spain)

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Balancing Leadership and Management in Projects
By Christopher Worsley (South Africa)

Communication – still the cornerstone of project success
By Jürgen Oschadleus (Australia)

The “P’s” & “Q’s” of Assessing Program & Project ‘Outcome’ Effectiveness
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (The Philippines / USA)

Risk Management, a Business Fundamental, and how young Boy Scouts 11 to 18 years of age seem to know more about this with their Boy Scout Motto of ‘Be Prepared’ than business leaders, executives and managers
By Michael Marshall, PhD (USA)

Governance of projects: A success factor or constraint for effective project delivery?
By Martin Smit, PhD (South Africa)

A Socio-Political Perspective to Construction Project Leadership: History, Evolution, and Future
By Dr. Sherif Hashem, PhD (Qatar)

The Evolution of Project Leadership
By Audrey Mphela (South Africa)

Embracing the Agile Mindset in Any Project Environment
By John Cable (USA)

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Case Studies / Histories

History of the Project Management Program at the University of Maryland
By John Cable (USA)


Updates about Association of Project Professionals Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail project; Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter will hold elections of the Board of Directors in March 2022 (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PMO India Awards 2021 ceremony, Senior Director Projects & Alliances, Blog Post Competition, New Members (Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Linda Ottmann (Germany & India)

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Recent News

Agile with Ukraine

Call for Papers: On the War and in Support of Ukraine

Wideman PM Website updates announced for March 2022

Green Project Management (GPM) announces Strategic Partnership with Project Management Institute (PMI) to Advance Sustainability in Project Management

Dr. Martin Barnes, CBE, APM Founder: 1939-2022

Balzhan Khamitova joins PMWL research team in Kazakhstan

Diana Serikbay joins PMWL research team in Kazakhstan

Early Registration Open for 14th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in May 2022

Managing Multiple Projects

Mindful Project Management

Rethinking Project Management for a Dynamic and Digital World

Project Management in Southern Africa: Approaches, Experience, Trends

AI and the Project Manager

Project Management Stream at 10th AMEU International Conference