Volume XII, Issue XII – December 2023

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

Letters to the Editor

Follow Up Report on Project ‘Ilaw’ (Light)
By Dr. Kenneth Smtih (The Philippines)


Project Managers who upskill will thrive! Interview with Sam Sibley, Global Head, Emerging Products and Innovation, Project Management Institute
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Questioning “project success” as a realistic descriptor for outcomes successfully achieved by other participants at various stages of organisational strategic management processes
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Net Zero: A project management perspective
By Raju Rao (India)

How Adequate is Your Delivery Platform?
By Pascal Bohulu Mabelo (South Africa)

A Methodological Guideline for Project Supply Chain Management
By Prof. Dr. M.F. HARAKE (France)

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Series Articles

The Human Side of Healthcare Project Management (Healthcare and Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India) and Thomas Walenta (Germany)

OECD Principles of Public Administration and projects (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Project Business and Chinese Stratagems, Pt. 6: Stratagems in the Moment of Defeat (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

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

Network to Share and Learn – Part 2 (Making a Modern Project Manager)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Advisory Articles

Successfully Managing Cybersecurity Projects in the Age of AI
By Yogi Schulz (Canada)

Achieving ESG Targets: A Project Manager’s 5-Step Guide
By Jonathan Spiteri (Malta)

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Ten common patterns of companies that successfully manage very innovative and disruptive projects; What can we learn from them?
By Manuel Ancizu (Spain)

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Case Studies

Bottoms Up! Our PMO to SRO Journey
By Sue Severns (USA)


The Italian Event on Project Management (Project Management Update from Rome)
By Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy)

PMI Acquires PMO Global Alliance, PMO Professionals in Higher Education, PMO and Project Controls, PMO Conference – Edinburgh 2024 (Update from House of PMO)
By Lindsay Scott (UK)

Good Sponsors (Accounting Officer Reports, National Audit Office Report on Levelling Up, Aviva Studios), Bad Sponsors, Energy Projects (Wind offshore, Onshore projects, Hydro), Association News (APM Fellows Forum, Volunteer Achievement Awards, Project wins award, 3 new Trustees, APM Awards), and Wildlife Photographer of the Year (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)

PMI Madrid Chapter Congress at “Ilunion Hotel” in Madrid (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Project Management is critical to Sustainability – Report from APM’s Sustainability Conference Oct 2023
By Dr. Hugo Minney (UK)

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Second Editions

Putting the Customer First, Managing Projects from the Outside In
By James Fette (USA)

Is the era of the Project Management Office at an end?
By Chris Vandersluis (Canada/USA)

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Book Reviews

Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World (HBR Press)
By Ginni Rometty
Reviewed by Christa Ward, PMP (USA)

Managing Business Projects: The Essentials (CRC Press)
By Frank Einhorn
Reviewed by Bill Sundermann, PMP (USA)

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader (HBR Press)
By Herminia Ibarra
Reviewed by Jose A. Sanchez (USA)

Managing Sustainable Development Programmes: A Learning Approach to Change (Gower/Routledge)
By Göran Brulin and Lennart Svensson
Reviewed by Jemillatu Lewally, PMP (USA)

Move Fast & Fix Things: The Trusted Leader’s Guide to Solving Hard Problems (HBR Press)
By Frances Frei & Anne Morriss
Reviewed by Chris Knox, PMP (USA)

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Recent News

Dr. Deepa Bhide appointed PMWJ Honorary Industry Advisor in India

New PMO Community’s book writing challenge announced

PM Ready Achieves Non-Profit Status, Launches Website

January Virtual Workshop: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Good Practices of Digitalization Projects and Programs

Wayne Abba appointed PMWJ Honorary Industry Advisor in USA

28 new works added to PM World Library

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

PMI Survey Confirms Increased Salary Potential for Project Professionals

New Complex Project Leadership Competency Standards Announced in Australia

16th UT Dallas 2024 PM Symposium Call for Papers