Volume XII, Issue IX – September 2023

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Project Life Cycles
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (The Philippines)

On the Subject of Programs
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)


Neuroscience: the secret ingredient in transforming power skills and project value, Interview with Carole Osterweil, Author of Neuroscience for Project Success: why people behave as they do?
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

What to do if a project doesn’t go as planned or expected? (Let’s also ask Chat GPT-4)
By Marco Caressa and Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

The Assessment of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Feasible Alternatives and Policies in Indonesia
By Royan Nur Huda (Indonesia)

An Analytic Network Process (ANP) Approach to Refining the Hurdle Rate by Factoring in Project Risk Premium: A Case Study of Indonesia National Oil Company
By Nina Ratna Enggar Puspita (Indonesia)

Is it Possible to Create the Project Manager’s Manifesto?
By Pawel Paterek and Karolina Jarocka (Poland)

Enhancing Project Management Efficiency in PERTAMINA through Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) Integration
By Cahyo Sukmono (Indonesia)

Project Logistics Management: A Literature Review for Project Managers
By Prof. Dr. M.F. HARAKE (France)

The Futility of Integrated Master Plans Prepared by Planner/Schedulers with Little or No Hands-on Field Experience
By Dr. Paul Giammalvo (Indonesia)

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Series Articles

Healthcare Projects in a Global Perspective (Part II) (Healthcare and Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India)

Supreme Audit Institutions and Projects (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Budgeting for Cost Risk: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Part 5 Barriers to Collaboration (The Road to Responsible Collaboration)
By Robin Hornby (Canada)

Top Skills Needed for Project Managers in the Age of AI (Beyond Hype)
By Ricardo Viana Vargas (Brazil/Portugal)

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Advisory Articles

Different approaches to Sprint Retrospectives for Agile teams
By Gopinath Venu (USA)

Performance Assessment of Multi-Objective Projects and Programs
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (Philippines/USA)

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2. Some contradictory entries in PMI 2021 re post-delivery outcomes, and comments on user roles, and project management involvement (Part 2 of a commentary on “outcomes” in PMI 2021)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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Personal Stories

Applying Project Management Processes to Achieve Your Personal Dreams
By Anne Witherspoon (USA)


Awards for Government Projects, Institutional Awards, Project Management Awards, Sporting Awards, Award Potential and the Loch Less Monster (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Updates about Association of Project Professionals Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Raide-Jokeri light rail project; Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Announcement of Project Management Expo 2023 (PM Expo® 2023) (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

Panel discussion on “DPDP Act 2023 – Impact on India’s Startup Ecosystem”, Upcoming Events: PMO India Awards 2023, PMO Insights – September 2023 Topic: Improving Strategy Delivery & PMO Performance with Blockchain & Generative AI (PM Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Sri Sudharshan.M (India)

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Second Editions

Managing Organizational Transformation – Lessons Learned
By Huma Sohrwardy (USA)

Sustaining a Transitioning Project Management Office (PMO)
By Eureka Saunders (USA)

How to understand project stakeholders for project success
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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Book Reviews

Projects, Government and Public Policy (CRC Press)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)
Reviewed by Norah Almadani (USA)

Realizing Strategy Through Projects: The Executive’s Guide (CRC Press)
By Carl Marnewick
Reviewed by Toni Smith, PMP (USA)

A One-Legged Stool: How Shareholder Primacy Has Broken Business
By Ed Chambliss
Reviewed by Angela Thronburg, PMP (USA)

Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success (CRC Press)
By Christine B. Tayntor
Reviewed by Victor Tabi, PMP (USA)

Managing Project Stakeholders – Building a Foundation to Achieve Project Goals (Wiley)
By Tres Roeder
Reviewed by Lance Lawshe, PMP (USA)

Real-Time Leadership: Find Your Winning Moves When the Stakes are High (HBR Press)
By David Noble and Carol Kauffman
Reviewed by Mark Wettreich, PMP (USA)

Systems Engineering: Fifty Lessons Learned (CRC Press)
By Howard Eisner (USA)
Reviewed by Jaime Chavira Moreno, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

APM response to scrapping of second phase of HS2

GAPPS invites reviews of Tools for Assessing Relative Complexity of Projects and Programs

UT Dallas announces open position for Professor to Teach Project and Operations Management

Demand Increases for Project Professionals with AI Skills, Yet PMI Research Finds Only 18% Have Practical Experience

The Future of Projects – GAPPS Thought Leadership forum #58 to be held in Cape Town during 21-22 October

PMI Unveils the 2023 Future 50 List Celebrating 50 Standout Rising Leaders Reshaping the Future

Dr. Timothy Kloppenborg appointed PMWJ Honorary Academic Advisor in Ohio

eviFile lands digital project management contract with Network Rail and TRU Alliance

A Manifesto for project management research

Global AI Ecosystem Platform Launched

AI Algorithm Profiles Entire Global AI Industry

36 new works added to PM World Library

USDOT Launches New Center Focused on Delivering Infrastructure Projects on Time, on Task, on Budget

PMI announces new Board of Directors

Dr. Hans Knöpfel, IPMA Honorary Fellow, has passed away in Switzerland

35 new works added to PM World Library in July

AIPM board announces Dr. Darius Danesh as new CEO

PMI and Oracle announce collaboration

New Report: Leadership & Development Challenges and Opportunities for Organizations in 2023