Volume XI, Issue V – May 2022

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

Letters to the Editor

On the War in Ukraine and lines in the sand
By Dr. Ken Smith (The Philippines)


This War Changes Everything, Old Themes revisited, Black Elephants (again, bigger) and a New View of Risk
By David Pells (USA)


One PMO World, One Community! Interview with Mayte Mata Sivera, Head of PMO and Ambassador Americas for the PMO Leader Community (USA)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Project Management Should Remove Walls and Build Bridges, Interview with Jean-Luc FAVROT. Executive Advisor, Coach, International Speaker (Tahiti, French Polynesia)
By Spring (China)

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Featured Papers

Addressing the Dearth of Management Science in the Covid-19 Pandemic
By Prof Pieter Steyn and Dr. Roché Steyn (South Africa)

Enterprise Risk Management in the Engineering and Construction Industry
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Revisiting project successes/failures: From behavioural biases to project pork-barrelling by politicians
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Cost Overruns on Early Canal & Railway Projects
By Pat Weaver (Australia)

The exposure of small UK project management organisations to fraud
By Dr. Robert Chapman (UK)

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Series Articles

The ideal Scrum Master (Sensemaking in the Agile Forest)
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Risk Ownership: a brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Rethinking Leadership and Governance (Project Management in the time of Covid)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne)

Purpose Centered Project Leadership Models (The Great Project Management Accelerator Series)
By Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Prioritizing Projects with the COST Model
By Elizabeth Harrin (UK)

Develop your Project Management skills through being a Volunteer
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Schedule Slippages, Root Causes & Recommended Remedies
By Ken Smith (Philippines/USA)

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Commentary Articles

Everyone smiles in the same language
By Manuel M. Ancizu Beramendi (Spain)


The PMI Madrid Chapter met with several Project Management book authors on April 19, 2022 (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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)

PMOGA India Hub volunteer cycles for charity, writing competition winners, PMO Insights with Can Do GmbH, New regular member, Top contributor recognition, Acknowledgements and References (Project Management Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Linda Ottman (India)

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Book Reviews

Balancing Act: Teach Coach Mentor Inspire (Simon and Schuster)
By Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA
Reviewed by Jessica Clark, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

PM World signs cooperation agreement with CEI – ESLI Paris

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

Agile with Ukraine

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