Volume XI, Issue IV – April 2022

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of War Gaming and Ukraine
By Dr. Ken Smith (The Philippines)

On the misuse of project management discipline in the Ukraine war
By Federico Minelle (Italy)


Earned Benefits, Risks, Standards and Then Some, Interview with Kik Piney, PM Author, Advisor, Expert, Volunteer (France)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Project Management Is a Strategic Competency, Interview with Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun, Authors, Executive Advisors, Thought Leaders, Project Management and Global Future of Work, International Institute of Learning (USA)
By Yu (Spring) Yanjuan (China)

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Featured Papers

Revisiting the Project Business Case in the Age of Agile
By Martin Cohen (USA)

Advances in Leadership in Projects and Programs
By Shankar Sankaran, PhD (Australia); Ralf Müller, DBA (Norway); Nathalie Drouin, PhD (Canada)

Program/project management, and responsibilities for achieving outcomes and/or realising benefits
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Projects that ‘Stand-Out’: Towards a Theory of Project Salience
By Isaac Abuya, PhD (Kenya)

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Series Articles

Project management in support of war refugees – The case of Germany (Projects and Project Management for a Sustainable Social Impact)
By Reinhard Wagner (Germany)

Uncertainty – Is it time to rethink? (Project Management in the time of Covid)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

The ideal Product Owner (Sensemaking in the Agile Forest)
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

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

Psychogram of a Gambler (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Rediscovering innovation in project management: A post-crisis perspective (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

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Advisory Articles

Create a “Programmatic Approach” to Cyber Security Risk reduction
By Peter Gailey (USA)

‘GAME THEORY’: Another Technique to Supplement Pre-Project Risk Assessment or Post-Project Evaluation
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (The Philippines/USA)

The importance of assumptions in business
By Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco (UK)

Develop your influence as a project manager
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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A Russian journalist predicted a year ago how it turns out: Russia attacks Ukraine, and this becomes a humiliation for Russia
By Pekka Torvinen (Finland)

Improving servant, transformational and emergent project leadership through proximal development
By By Tim Kloppenborg, PhD and Jesse Maleszewski (USA)

The Importance of Project Managers to Be Formally Trained and Certified in Project Management to Be Competent
By Michael Marshall, PhD (USA)

The Entrepreneur Within: Achieving success with your projects with an entrepreneurial mindset
By John Cable (USA)

Follow on Commentary and Elaboration: The “P’s” & “Q’s” of Assessing Program & Project ‘Outcome’ Effectiveness article by Dr. Ken Smith
By Paul Giammalvo (Indonesia)

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Personal Stories

My Volunteering experience with PMIEF as a judge in Future City Competition
By Manuel M. Ancizu Beramendi (Spain)


The Education of Project Management in Italy: The Italian context, ISIPM motivation and activities, PMI Italy chapters experience and history (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

PMI France, Ukraine-Russia War (Some facts and thoughts), Paris2Connect, Le Grand Palais éphémère – Temporary Grand Palais (Project Management Update from Paris)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

PMI Madrid Spain Chapter elections, the 2nd Congress of Women in Project Manatement, PMI chapter Donations for Ukraine (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PMO India Awards, LinkedIn and Twitter, Volunteer of the Month, New Regular Member, Acknowledgements, Contact Info (Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Linda Ottman (India and Germany)

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)

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Book Reviews

You Are What You Say – Not How You Say It
By Elliott Gomez, PhD
Reviewed by Valentina Rada (USA)

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Recent News

Full program announced for May 17-18 UT Dallas PM Symposium

UMD 2022 PM Symposium – Last Week to Register

Talk Around the Clock in Support of Children from Ukraine (Multiple Languages)

Talk Around the Clock in Support of Children from Ukraine (English)

Wideman PM Website updates announced for April 2022

Agile with Ukraine

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

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