Volume XII, Issue X – October 2023

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


Let’s Direct our Potential for Creating Something Good and Useful! Interview with Lenka Pincot, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Project Management Institute
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Inspiring the Youth: An Intergenerational Conversation with a Globally Trained Project Management Teacher-Scholar, Interview with Dr. Yan Liu, Author, Teacher, Scholar Research Fellow at Nanjing University (China)
By Evelyn Chao (USA)

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Featured Papers

Revolutionizing Feasibility Studies: A Proprietary Complex Model for Atmospheric API 650 Storage Tank Cost Estimation in National Oil Company
By Samuel Yonathan Montang (Indonesia)

Navigating the Transition from Project Management to Product Management
By Devang A Patel, Sakhi Aggrawal and Kevin Dittman (USA)

An Introduction to Urgent Emergency Project Management
By Prof. Dr. M.F. Harake (France)

Circular Economy: What does it mean for Project Professionals?
By Raju Rao (India)

Benchmarking Indonesia’s Downstream Oil & Gas Construction: Evaluating Project Scheduling and Cost Estimating Processes Against Global “Best-Tested and Proven” Practices
By Muhammad Fadhli Zilikram (Indonesia)

Risk Management and Project Context
By Pascal Bohulu Mabelo (South Africa)

Bridging the Time Gap: Exploring Escalation Method for Accurate, Precise, Reliable, and Valid Project Budgeting
By Glenn Cahya Dwi Ramadhan (Indonesia)

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Series Articles

Team Management in Healthcare Projects (Healthcare and Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India)

Projects in state development phases (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Project Business and Chinese Stratagems, Pt. 4: Stratagems for Confusion (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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

Network to Share and Learn – Part 1 (Making a Modern Project Manager)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Part 6 Architecture and Models (The Road to Responsible Collaboration)
By Robin Hornby (Canada)

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Advisory Articles

Bridging the Gap between Risk Assessment and Risk Management with Data
By Mruga Patel (USA)

The Crucial Role of Project Management in Advancing Healthcare Access and Universal Health Coverage
By Rudi de Koker (South Africa)

Responding to the top 10 causes of stalled AI/ML projects
By Yogi Schulz (Canada)

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Some potential current and future-related topics for project management to consider addressing in more detail
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Project Processes: A short reminder on project life span and life cycle
By Muhamed Abdomerovic (USA)

On Digital Project Management: Outstanding Issues for Consideration, Review & Resolution
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (Philippines/USA)

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ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

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

Something Old, Something New, Something Less Controversial, Future Taxis, Some Worrying Signs, Something Sporty, Trivial Pursuits and Habitat Boost (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)

Passion, Persistence and Patience – A heritage from past PMI Madrid Chapter Presidents (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PMO Insights: Improving Strategy Delivery & PMO Performance with Blockchain & Generative AI; PMO India Awards 2023 (Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Sri Sudharshan M (India)

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Second Editions

Strategic Program Management: Key to “giga” Program Delivery
By Bob Prieto (USA)

“Long Covid” Effect on Managing Projects and PMOs
By Darrel Hubbard (USA)

Ace Your Next Digital Transformation Initiative
By Farzad Khan (USA)

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Book Reviews

Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Ed (AMA)
By Joseph Heagney
Reviewed by Priya Viswanathan (USA)

The Persuasive Project Manager
By Dr. Bill Brantley
Reviewed by Betsey Katiti, PMP (USA)

Getting Along: How To Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People) (HBR Press)
By Amy Gallo
Reviewed by Krystal Blackwell (USA)

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Recent News

New Complex Project Leadership Competency Standards Announced in Australia

Research Handbook on the Governance of Projects

Project Management Institute to Acquire PMO Global Alliance

Prof Shankar Sankaran appointed PMWJ Honorary Academic Advisor in Australia

Call for Speakers for 2024 University of Maryland Project Management Symposium

Streams announced for Oct 21-22 GAPPS Workshop in Cape Town

33 new works added to PM World Library

ILX Group launches new Digital Learning Solution to meet demand in Project Management Training

PMSA Conference and WC AGM in Cape Town on 23 October

APM response to scrapping of second phase of HS2

Hybrid Event: GAPPS Thought Leadership Workshop in Cape Town on the 21st & 22nd October

16th UT Dallas 2024 PM Symposium Call for Papers

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

Tunley Environmental Launches Trusted Sustainability Showcase

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

A Manifesto for project management research

Global AI Ecosystem Platform Launched