Volume XII, Issue VIII – August 2023

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Project Life Cycles, In Response to July Letter to Editor by Piney and June Article by Smith
By Dr. Paul Giammalvo (Indonesia)


Sustainability is Critical for Project Success! Interview with Joel Carboni, PhD, Author, Educator, Sustainability Expert, Founder & President, Green Project Management (USA)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Site Attributes and Capital Value of Recreational Real Estate Investment in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
By Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo (PhD) and Nse Akpan Bassey (Nigeria)

Infrastructure for Africa — A Story of Elephants
By Pascal Bohulu Mabelo (South Africa)

Learning Leverage for Online Distance Education (D.E.): A New Key Performance Indicator Proposition for Higher Education Management; Case Study of AUL University – Lebanon
By Lola Saliba (Canada/Lebanon)

An empirical study investigating the main causes of delay in power transmission construction projects in Saudi Arabia
By Mosab Elbashir (Saudi Arabia/Sudan)

The Three Pillars of Quality: The Role of Three-Phase Control System in Construction Quality Management
By Yamanta Niroula (Nepal)

Sources of Conflicts between Key Stakeholders in a Public Construction Project: A Case Study of Construction of Research & Academic Facilities (CRAF) Project
By Wajahat Ullah (Pakistan)

Determining Performance Contractor’s Work Using Earned Value Methods in Pertamina FFED Dumai, Cilacap & Kasim in Indonesia
By Achmad Purwadi (Indonesia)

Sustainability: The value proposition for project managers
By Raju Rao (India)

Issues in Land Administration and Project Delivery in Nigeria: Challenges and Ways Forward
By Henry Chinedu Halim and Christian Osita Ifediora (Nigeria)

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Series Articles

Making sense of life cycle wars: From model to reality (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

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

Governmental Project Management Offices (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

The Program Way (The Great Project Management Accelerator)
By Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun (USA)

Project Business and Chinese Stratagems, Pt. 3: Stratagems for Attacks (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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

Part 4 Align with the Business (The Road to Responsible Collaboration)
By Robin Hornby (Canada)

Is AI Putting Our Values as a Society at Risk? (Beyond Hype)
By Ricardo Viana Vargas (Brazil/Portugal)

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Advisory Articles

How to leverage different Agile Estimation Techniques to avoid uncertainties in a Project
By Gopinath Venu (USA)

A Better Indicator for Targeting & Measuring Performance “ON THE AVERAGE
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (Philippines/USA)

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Understanding Project Business
By Taka Sande (South Africa)

A two-part commentary on “outcomes” in PMI 2021, 7th Ed. – 1. Some inconsistencies in the usage of “outcomes” in PMI 2021, and some suggested amendments
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Response to Project Life Cycle * Sophie’s Choice
By Robert Buttrick (UK)

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Interview with Jesus Vazquez, PMI Madrid Chapter President (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

ZIMBABWE Government delivers new $153m Airport Terminal Project (Project Management Update from Harare)
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

Major Projects (A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, North Sea Oil, Ministry of Defence Projects, Wind Farm in Trouble, HS2, Other Nuclear), Technical Issues (Trust Matters, New BSI Standard, Professional Associations), Environmental Issues, The Ferguson boys’ Arctic Project, Loo Gardens and More Cricket (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)

Effective Corporate & PMO Governance for Startups and MSMEs (Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Sri Sudharshan M (India)

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Second Editions

Agile Red Flags: The Problems they Signal and Mitigations
By George Sammit (USA)

Earned Schedule: Forecasting Project Duration Increase from Rework
By Walt Lipke (USA)

Project Levers and Gauges
By Stacy Goff (USA)

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Book Reviews

Taming the Risk Hurricane (Berrett-Koehler)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)
Reviewed by Edward Spence (USA)

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

Project Lessons from The Great Escape (Stalag Luft III) (Multi-Media)
By Mark Kozak-Holland
Reviewed by Kimberly Stephens (USA)

Leadership Principles for Project Success (Routledge)
By Thomas Juli
Reviewed by Obaidul Khandaker, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

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