Volume XII, Issue XI – November 2023

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Topic of Project Management for Disasters & Emergencies
By Vincent Owan (Nigeria/UK)


Prioritize Continuous Learning and Adaptability, Interview with Dr. Darius Danesh, CEO, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Project Management Role on Sustainability Objectives
By Antonioa Bassi, Jonathan Bertossa, Simone Cirelli, Katiuscya Gianini-Cusumano, Michela Manini Mondia, Cendresa Rexha, Juri Rodoni, Simona Sala Tesciat, Christian Sefrin, Raffaele Scarinzi, Malcolm Tunzi (Switzerland)

Risk and Opportunities Analysis for DBC (Design Build Competition) Bidding Strategy as Alternative for EPC Petrochemical in Indonesia
By Rachmad Ramila SA, CCP (Indonesia)

Proactive Crisis Project Management: How to Stay Vigilant in Turbulent-Unstable Environments
By Prof Dr. M. F. Harake (France)

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Series Articles

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

Citizens’ participation in public projects (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Cracking the Excellence Code (The Great Project Management Accelerator)
By Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun (USA)

Net Present Value Risk Modelling: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Part 7 Build a Delivery Organization (The Road to Responsible Collaboration)
By Robin Hornby (Canada)

Who needs knowledge? The never-ending pursuit of understanding (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Enduring Lessons in Project Management? (Advances in Project Management)
By Robert Buttrick (UK)

Project Business and Chinese Stratagems, Pt. 5: Stratagems to Win Ground (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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Advisory Articles

PRINCE2 Agile® and its Practical Implementation on Company “X”
By Irina Poghosyan (UK)

Security and Ethical Issues to be aware of while using AI for Project Managers
By Gopinath Venu (USA)

Does your project sponsor need help?
By Yogi Schulz (Canada) and Jocelyn Lapointe (USA)

Revisiting the Thai Scale: Two New Templates for Targeting & Project Performance Assessment
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (Philippines/USA)

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Commentary on the need to focus as much attention on other strategic work as on projects in managing organisational strategic initiatives
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

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Initial Steps with AI in PMO and Project Management (an October evening at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London); New PMO Network for NHS PMO Practitioners (Update from House of PMO)
By Lindsay Scott (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)

Project Management Institute acquires PMO Global Alliance; PMO Insights panel discussion on topic of Geopolitical Uncertainty’s Impact on Industry & Economy; Collaboration Announcement; PMO India Awards 2023: Acknowledgements and References (Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Sri Sudharshan M (India)

Good news (Sagrada Familia, R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine), Nuclear news (SSN-AUKUS submarines, Small Modular Reactors), Small Projects, High Speed 2, Sizewell C Rewilding and the King’s Series of National Nature Reserves (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Second Editions

Make Your Schedule Work for You: Six Tips to Maximize Schedule Performance
By Christa O’Brien and Trevor Grindland (USA)

A Project Management Spotlight on Performance Testing
By Bill Sundermann (USA)

Urgency: A Critical Factor in Project Planning
By Ricardo Viana Vargas, PhD (Brazil/Portugal)

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Book Reviews

Megaproject Management: Lessons on Risk and Project Management from the Big Dig (Wiley)
By Virginia A. Greiman (USA)
Reviewed by Sreehari Gothati (India)

Capturing Upside Risk: Finding and Managing Opportunities in Projects (CRC Press, Routledge)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)
Reviewed by Dora Jara (USA)

Project Management, Strategic Design and Implementation, 5th Edition (McGraw-Hill)
By David I Cleland and Lewis R. Ireland (USA)
Reviewed by Suchitra Veera (USA)

Digital Project Practice: Managing Innovation and Change (Verlag+Druck)
By Various Authors, Dr. Tobias Endress, Editor (Germany)
Reviewed by Gopinath Venu (USA)

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Recent News

APM welcomes a rise in number of UK universities with its accredited status

Darci Prado, PhD appointed PMWJ Honorary Industry Advisor in Brazil

The Project Economy: How to Thrive in A World Driven by Change – 31st Global Symposium & 5th World Project Management Forum (WPMF) – December 2023 in New Delhi, India

National Trust wins APM Social Project of the Year Winner & Overall Project of the Year awards

KBR named Company of the Year at APM Awards 2023

Dr. Michael O’Connor appointed PMWJ Honorary Industry Advisor in USA

Tunley Environmental Launches New Biodiversity Services to Support UK Government’s Biodiversity Net Gain Requirement

29 new works added to PM World Library

New Complex Project Leadership Competency Standards Announced in Australia

Lean Project Management

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

APM response to scrapping of second phase of HS2

16th UT Dallas 2024 PM Symposium Call for Papers

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

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

A Manifesto for project management research