Volume XI, Issue VII – July 2022

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


Professor Emeritus Peter Allan Thompson: 1930 – 2021
Prof Stephen Wearne (UK)


From Pianissimo to Crescendo! Passion, Integrity & Servant Leadership with a Conductor’s Baton, Interview with Dr. Tiffany Chang, Award-winning Orchestra and Opera Conductor, Assistant Professor, Oberlin Conservatory, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music, Boston (USA)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Mindful Project Management Helps Deal with Uncertainty, Interview with Elmar Kutsch, Author, Project Manager, Associate Professor, Cranfield School of Management (UK)
By Yu (Spring) Yanjuan (China)

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Featured Papers

A framework for internship programmes in South Africa
By Alice Lubega and Cecile Schultz (South Africa)

Project, Program and Portfolio Management for the National Recovery and Resilience Plans in the European Union
By Federico Minelle, Massimo Pirozzi, Alessandro Quagliarini, Francesca Apponi, Francesca Brusciotti, Damiano Buzzi and Marianna Mancone (Italy)

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Student Papers

Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence in Project Management
By Sreeja Sivadas and Hugo Nowak – SKEMA Business School (France)

The Tetris of the Olympic Games and the establishment of temporary infrastructure:  How can modular logistics improve the sustainable managerial processes of the Olympic Games?
By Maxime Hanrion Nicholls, Baki Altun, Ludovic Pires Dos Santos and Hamza El Moumnil’École Supérieure de Logistique Industrielle – ESLI (France)

Warehouse Automation: Enhancing companies’ performance by meeting customers’ expectations: How can a structured warehouse automation project enhance a company’s supply chain flow and meet its customers’ expectations?
By Valentin Chaillot, Maïssa Madi, Milouda Chahed and Anne Gondou l’École Supérieure de Logistique Industrielle – ESLI (France)

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Series Articles

What do iterative and incremental mean in Agile? (Sensemaking in the Agile Forest)
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Source-orientated Parent-Child Risk Breakdown: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Rethinking Teams (Project Management in the time of Covid)
By Dr. Lynda Bourne (Australia)

The Digitally Enabled Estimating Enhancements (The Great Project Management Accelerator)
By Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun (USA)

Five Whys (Quick Tips for Team Leaders)
By Jeff Oltmann (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Carbon Planning: A four-part guide to starting the carbon reduction journey
By Dr. Torill Bigg (UK)

Three Simple Questions
By Anil Seth (India)

Delivering Next Generation Nuclear Power: The Project Management Challenge Remains
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Ownership in (temporary) organizations unraveled
By Carlijn Nelis, Björn Prevaas and Manon Ruijters (The Netherlands)

Project Portfolio-Level KPIs for Effective Management of Financial Performance
By Fernando Santiago (Canada)

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Further thoughts on Pells’ May 2022 editorial: Representing environmental and global influences relevant to projects and their organisations
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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Personal Stories

Traveling the Critical Path: Observations & A-musings of an Itinerant Project Management Practitioner
By Kenneth Smith, PhD (The Philippines & USA)


Italian PM in wonderland: A Risk Management Interview (Project Management Update from Italy)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

The PMI Madrid Chapter promotes PMI initiative on Academic Development in Project Management (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)

PMO Insights, New Regular Member, Research 2022, Acknowledgements and References (Project Management Update from the PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Linda Oltmann (Germany and India)

Good News, Possibly Good News, Not So Good News, APM News and Closing Remarks (with birds) (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Turning on a Dime: Using Agile Techniques in Traditional Projects
By Jennifer F. Jones, PMP (USA)

This PMO is a great success!  Let’s shut it down!
By Stacey Cellier, PMP and Melissa Cowart (USA)

Your project failed, what now?
By Stephanie Bailey Brown, PMP (USA)

A New Role for the Seasoned Project Manager – Advocate for Project Management Ready Youth
By William Moylan, PhD (USA)

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Book Reviews

The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things right (Metropolitan Books)
By Atul Gawande
Reviewed by Manuel Ancizu (Spain)

HCMBOK – The Human Change Management Body of Knowledge Third Edition (CRC Press)
By Vicente Goncalves and Carla Campos
Reviewed by Flora S. Bartek, PMP (USA)

Culturally Tuning Change Management (Auerbach Publications)
By Risto Gladden
Reviewed by Cecily Austin, PMP (USA)

Program Management Professional (PgMP) Handbook (Notion Press)
By Anand Vijayakumar
Reviewed by Amitha Mosapeta, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Call for Papers – 4th University of Nairobi International Conference on Project Planning and Management

4th World Project Management Forum, 14-15 December 2022, New Delhi, India – Live & Virtual

Broken to Better – New book to inspire teams

Agile beyond IT – New book by Adrian Pyne announced

Prof Mohamad Fadl Harake at ESLI Paris appointed PMWJ Honorary Academic Advisor

30 new works added to PM World Library

50 Most Inspiring Projects from the past 50 years Revealed

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