Volume XII, Issue III – March 2023

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Welcome to the March 2023 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Lessons and Reflections from a Professional Life, Interview with Brigitte Schaden, Past President and Chair of IPMA, President of Projekt Management Austria, Chair of Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS), Chief Consultant, Coach and Business Mediator, Managing Director, BSConsulting, Vienna (Austria)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Advancing Project Management in Rebuilding American Infrastructure, Interview with Gary Scharf, Leader, North America Client Engagement, Project Management Institute (USA) 
By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

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Featured Papers

Earned Schedule – the First 20 Years
By Patrick Weaver (Australia)

Some notes on roles of internal and external project management customers in the “back end” of projects
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Project Management Certification Benchmarking Research: 2023 Update
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia)

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Series Articles

Universe of Projects (Healthcare and Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India)

Public Policies and Policy Programs (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Agile and testing (Sensemaking in the Agile Forest)
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

Building Program and Project Management Muscles: The Key to Excellent Operating Models (The Great Project Management Accelerator)
By Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun (USA)

Project Business between Transparency and Corruption (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Put People First (Making a Modern Project Manager)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Risk Classification Criteria Tables: a brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Taking Action: Decision Grid + Pick Chart (Quick Tips for Team Leaders)
By Jeff Oltmann (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Improve Your Negotiation Skills NOW
By Mahmoud Desouky (Qatar)

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EARNED VALUE ALERT! Are You Doing It Right, Wrong, or At All?
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (The Philippines/USA)

Project management as a tool for eradication of institutionalised national corruption by a servant leader
By Dr. O. Chima Okereke (Nigeria/UK)

Marketing is Killing ESG. Here’s how we can save it.
By Ricardo Viana Vargas, PhD (Portugal/Brazil)

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Infrastructure (nuclear, wind, new oil, rail), BREXIT, Defence Procurement, AI, Rewilding projects and dancing cranes (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Updates about Association of Project Professionals Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 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 main challenges of the new government: Environment, Infrastructure, Housing, Health, Industry and Commerce (Project Management Update from São Paulo)
By Mauricio Lopes (Brazil)

Spanish companies demand certified project managers (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

News from the Project Management Communities’ Associations in Italy (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

Conference Season in the UK, Hybrid Events the Way Forward? (Update from the House of PMO)
By Lindsay Scott (UK)

PMO India Conference and Awards (Project Management Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Sri Sudharshan. M (India)

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Second Editions

Cognitive Readiness in Disruptive Times (CrinDT)
By Ivano Di Filippo (Italy), Rebecca Winston (USA), Dr. Jesus Martinez Almela (Spain)

Classifying program/project customers/clients
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Moscow Rules: A quantitative exposé
By Dr. Eduardo Miranda (USA)

What Motivates your Project Team? What you think might just be Wrong!
By David L. Pells (USA)

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Book Reviews

Agile Beyond IT: How to develop agility in project management in any sector (Practical Inspiration Publishing)
By Adrian Payne
Reviewed by Brenda A Kwateng (USA)

Earned Benefit Program Management: Aligning, Realizing, and Sustaining Strategy (CRC Press)
By Crispin (“Kik”) Piney
Reviewed by Stephen Fierbaugh (USA)

Smarter Collaboration: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work (HBR Press)
By Heidi Gardner and Ivan Matviak
Reviewed by Kevin Darbelnet (USA)

The Silver Lining of Project Uncertainties (Project Management Institute)
By Thomas G. Lecher, Ting Gao, Barbara Edington
Reviewed by Phoebe Were (USA)

Mindful Project Management: Resilient Performance beyond the Risk Horizon (Routledge)
By Elmar Kutsch and Mark Hall
Reviewed by Maria G. Davies (USA)

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PM4TheWorld 29th March 2023

Free PM World Library Membership for residents of Ukraine

33 new works added to PM World Library

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Getting Projects Done in Organizations – GAPPS Virtual Thought Leadership Forum March 21-22

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The Handbook of Integrated Business and Project Management, Volumes 1 and 2

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Projects in Sustainability – Project Management Forum 2023, Lugano