Volume XII, Issue IV – April 2023

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

Letters to the Editor

On the topic of project schedule and completion forecasting
By Dr. Ken Smith (The Philippines)


Building Communities and Moving Forward, Interview with Carol Martinez, Global Community Engagement Manager, PMI (USA)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Management and Leadership of Complex Collaborative Digitalization Projects and Programs
By Prof. Dr. Brane Semolic (Slovenia) and Prof. Dr.Pieter Steyn (South Africa)

It is Time to Shift to Integrated Business and Project Management
By Ali Jaafari, PhD (Australia)

The Development of a Task Management Software (TMS): A bridge between Project Management’s sub-activities (especially in multi-project context) and “ordinary” assignments to follow
By Marianna Spezie and Damiano Bragantini (Italy)

An aggregation of some general management and associated antecedents of modern project management
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Assessing Delay – the SCL Options
By Patrick Weaver (Australia)

Applied Earned Value Management Based on “Cost Engineering Principles”- With Practical Case Studies for Validation Purposes
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia)

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Series Articles

Understanding and Managing Shortages in the Healthcare Industry (Healthcare and Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India)

Who defines public policies and policy programs? (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Kanban in a nutshell (Sensemaking in the Agile Forest)
By Henny Portman (The Netherlands)

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

Taking Action: Multivoting + Fist-to-Five + SBAR (Quick Tips for Team Leaders)
By Jeff Oltmann (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Machines don’t know any sensitivities: Objective resource management
By Thomas Schlereth (Germany)

Collective Resolve – Conduct that tackles failures of productivity and growth
By Martin Price (UK)

Inside the mind of a toddler: Using storytelling for impactful project success
By Keith Tinashe Katyora (South Africa)

5 Immutable Principles of Project Success
By Glen B. Alleman (USA)

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The Futurist Project Manager
By Charlotte Kemp (South Africa)

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Personal Stories

MY FINAL PROJECT, Though hopefully not my ‘Last Post!’
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (The Philippiines/USA)


Zimbabwe’s 300MW Thermal Power Project Launched
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

A Mega Conference in View: The 2023 Dubai International Project Management Forum (Project Management Update from Abu Dhabi)
By Obi Omoregie (UAE)

Project Management Competence Center at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) (Project Management Update from Lugano)
By Antonio Bassi (Switzerland)

International PMO Day, Services Australia Win PMO of the Year, New PMI Report with PwC Kicks Off a Lively Debate (Update from the House of PMO)
By Lindsay Scott (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)

PMI Global Volunteer Summit 2023, Madrid (Spain): Together We Can! Together We Did!
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India) and Yasmina Khelifi (France)

PMI Madrid held an event and its Annual Assembly (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PMOGA India Hub – Lead Volunteers Meet (Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Sri Sudharshan.M (India)

Good news (BREXIT, CCUS, CC Technology), Not so good news (Orsted & Hornsea wind farm in the North Sea), A Tale of 110 Trees, Judgement of Benefits, Cricket in USA, and Scottish Osprey in Barbados (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Need for Holistic Application of Cognitive Readiness for Project Value Creation: Complete Leadership for Project Team Success
By Ivano Di Filippo (Italy), Rebecca Winston (USA), Dr. Jesus Martinez Almela (Spain)

From agile software development to management agility: The way forward
By Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Back to the Future: Projects & Project Management to Meet Basic Human & Social Needs or Malthus and Maslow Revisited!
By David L. Pells (USA)

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Book Reviews

Polaris Lessons in Risk Management (Multi-Media Publications)
By Dr. John J. Byrne
Reviewed by Kristyn Popejoy (USA)

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: Fifty Lessons Learned (CRC Press)
By Howard Eisner (USA)
Reviewed by Tracy Gilmore (USA)

Future Ready: The Four Pathways to Capturing Digital Value (HBR Press)
By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill and Ina M. Sebastian
Reviewed by Shauna Skolnick (USA)

Agile Project Management: A Mandate for the 21st Century (PM Solutions)
By Karen R.J. White (USA)
Reviewed by Low Daniels, Jr. (USA)

Contemporary Project Management: Plan-Driven and Agile Approaches, 5th Edition (Cengage)
By Timothy J. Kloppenborg, Vittal S. Anantatmula and Kathryn N. Wells
Reviewed by Joseph Dziurman (USA)

Managing Engineering Processes in Large Infrastructure Projects (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
By Pascal Bohulu Mabelo (South Africa)
Reviewed by A. W. Schultz (USA)

The Triumvirate Approach to Systems Engineering, Technology Management and Engineering Management (CRC Press)
By Thomas J. Day
Reviewed by Richard Fisher (USA)

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Recent News

Brigitte Schaden appointed PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor in Austria

APM celebrates success in reaching 3,000 Chartered Project Professionals milestone

Next virtual GAPPS Thought Leadership Forum 26-27 June 2023

39 new works added to PM World Library

Dr. Öncü Hazır appointed PMWJ Honorary Academic Advisor in France

Critical chain project management delivers efficiencies at GSK

Keynote Speakers and Program Set for 15th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in May 2023

Free PM World Library Membership for residents of Ukraine

PMI study reveals project management gender divide across all major industries

Projects in Sustainability – Project Management Forum 2023, Lugano