Volume XIII, Issue I – January 2024

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Welcome to the January 2024 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)

Letters to the Editor

On Alan Stretton’s project success paper in the December PMWJ
By Dr. Hugo Minney (UK)


Project management is a very socially responsible profession, Interview with Dr Mladen Vukomanović, Professor, University of Zagreb, President, IPMA
 By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Managing stakeholder engagement: A critical success factor
By Silvia Mari (Switzerland) and Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Increasing project management (PM) contributions to “front ends”: Possibilities for PM to add early value to strategic outcomes by more direct involvement in organisational strategic initiation processes
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

The “Fixit” Economy: What does it mean for project & product professionals?
By Raju Rao (India)

From Crisis to Crisis Management: How to be well prepared in today’s unstable world?
By Prof. Dr. M.F. HARAKE (France)

Stakeholder-Centric Lean Strategies: Improving Project Outcomes through Active Engagement and Value Creation
By Dr. Vijaya Kumar Umasekar (UAE)

Quantum Project Management
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Series Articles

Introduction & Initial Interviews (Future of Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Practical Insights and Diverse Perspectives on AI in Healthcare Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India)

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

Project Business, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics – Can They Get Along? (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Hints and Tips for Project Risk Managers: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Doing the right things – prioritising using benefits management (Implementing BS202002: Benefits Management in Programs, Projects & Portoflios)
By Dr. Hugo Minney (UK)

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Advisory Articles

How to optimize an Agile Transformation using the 5 stages of grief
By Teresa Ramos (Spain) and Gunash Kamzaevi (Azerbaijan)

Want to be a more effective project sponsor?
By Yogi Schulz (Canada) and Jocelyn Lapointe (USA)

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Looking Back, BREXIT, Looking Ahead, Other Causes for Optimism, AI, Leftovers, British Baked Beans and a God for Project Managers (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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

Successful 2023 Case Studies – Project Management as a Public Service (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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Second Editions

Lost in Translation? Successful Strategies to turn Out-of-Sync Stakeholders into Cohesive Collaborators
By Alex Barra, Beza Woda and JD Johnson (USA)

Managing Innovation for Sustainable Growth: Create and sustain a culture of innovation and manage innovation at enterprise level
By Nikunj Nirmal (USA)

The Future of Project Management is … Not a Straight Line!
By David L. Pells (USA)

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Book Reviews

Managing Quality in Projects: Advances in Project Management (Gower)
By Ron Basu (UK)
Reviewed by Sarah Delgado Visser (USA)

The Leap to Leader: How Ambitious Managers Make the Jump to Leadership (HBR Press)
By Adam Bryant
Reviewed by Michael Branham (USA)

The Knowledge Café: Create an Environment for Successful Knowledge Management (Berrett-Koehler)
By Benjamin C. Anyacho
Reviewed by Alicia Morgan (USA)

Projects and Complexity (CRC Press)
By Francesco Varanini and Walter Ginevri
Reviewed by Christine Evelyn Gwaze (USA)

The Power of Project Management Leadership: Your Guide on How to Achieve Outstanding Results (Createspace)
By Laszlo A. Retfalvi
Reviewed by Brenda Maria Lopez Cabrera (Mexico)

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Recent News

Maumita Patwary joins PMWL research team in India

Association for Project Management appoints acclaimed business leader Yvonne Thompson as new President

Project Management Institute Introduces PMI Infinity™: The All-New AI- Powered Resource for Project Professionals

New PMI Infinity – PMP Exam Simulator Now Available

26 new works added to PM World Library in January

Xergy opens new International Offices to Support the Growth of its Game-Changing Project Management Software

PMI Sweden Presents 3rd Talk Around the Clock Virtual Charity Conference on 2-3 February

Dr. J. Davidson Frame leaves a lasting Legacy

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

16th UT Dallas 2024 PM Symposium Call for Papers