Volume XIII, Issue VI – June 2024

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

Letters to the Editor

On the Subject of Better Progress Measurement
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (The Philippines)


Interview with Dr. Robert Joslin, Founder and President, Association of International Project Management Officers (Switzerland)
 By Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Turkey)

Making the World a Better Place through Project Management; Interview with Deanna Landers, PMI Fellow, Founder and Chair, Project Managers Without Borders, Past Chair, PMI Board of Directors (USA)
 By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

Managing Customer Projects vs. Managing Internal Projects (2): Further exploration of differences between the two in the context of a range of specific management functions
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Evaluation of Sustainable Development Practice on Private Residential Land: A case of Ipinsa, Ilara-Mokin and Ibule-Soro Areas
By Chukwuma I. Elizabeth and Prof Babajide Ojo, PhD (Nigeria)

Navigating Complexity
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Proprietary Land Structure in Nigeria
By Innocent Franklin Makata and Dr. Nnamdi Alex Udobi (Nigeria)

Project Controls 3.0
By Pat Weaver (Australia)

Implementation of e-procurement in mitigating corrupt practices in construction project delivery
By Godson Kelechi, Benedict Amade, PhD and Godson Okereke (Nigeria)

Using Organizational Project Management to Enable Sustainability
By Raju Rao (India)

Strategic Options for Urban Solid Waste Management in Enugu, Nigeria
By Anthony N. Ezemerihe, PhD (Nigeria)

Integration of cyber resilience within energy projects forming the UK’s critical national infrastructure
By Dr. Robert J. Chapman (UK)

The Program-Level Value Breakdown Structure: How It Can Revolutionize Program Scheduling
By Stephen Devaux (USA)

The Implementation of Humanitarian Projects: The ”How to” Approach of the United Nations’ OCHA
By Prof. Dr. M.F. HARAKE (France)

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Series Articles

Empowering Healthcare with Ethics and Efficiency (Future of Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Practical Insights and Diverse Perspectives on AI in Healthcare Project Management)
By Dr. Deepa Bhide (India)

Advanced project support (Let’s Talk About Public Projects)
By Stanislaw Gasik, PhD (Poland)

Effects of Heuristics on Risk Estimates: A brief guide (Practical Project Risk Management)
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)

Part 1: Issues That Project Managers and Other Members of the Project Team Should Be Aware of (Artificial Intelligence Use in Project Management)
By Ivano di Filippo (Italy), Dr. Josh Ramirez (USA), Darrell Mesa (USA), and Rebecca Winston (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Looking for a Goldilocks Moment
By Jeff Oltmann (USA)

How can your project sponsor help you?
By Yogi Schulz (Canada)

Driving innovation and unlocking success through project management developments
By Andrew Conway (UK)

How to select the most suitable project management approach?
By Manuel Ancizu (Spain)

Empowering Project Managers through Dynamic AI and Agile Collaboration
By Lucian Sfart (Canada)

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Megaprojects or Megaproblems?
By Prof Stewart Clegg and Prof Shankar Sankaran (Australia)

Baltimore bridge collapse – A perspective from outside
By Raji Sivaraman (Singapore/USA) & Dr. Te Wu (USA)

Transforming Project Management: The Role of OpenAI (According to ChatGPT)
By ChatGPT and H. T. Soheili (USA)

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Case Studies

A critique of AI tool errors in Critical Path Analysis theory – a project control case study
By Dr. Dimitris Antoniadis (UK)


Good News (PM to control your sex life, Human race to continue, Zero emission cement), Chelsea, New Projects (Leicester City Railway Redevelopment, Wylfa new nuclear, New laboratories, General election), Artificial Intelligence in the News, Energy Issues (Supply side, Alternative supplies, Hydrogen fuel, Energy storage, Floating wind turbines), Professional Association News (APM, Body of Knowledge), and Save the hedgehog! (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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

BIM Project Management Event in Madrid; The PMI Madrid Chapter continues in The Sumer with its monthly meetings (Project Management Update from Madrid)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

ZIMBABWE to Commission Largest US$1.5bn Steel Plant in Africa this year (Project Management Update from Harare)
By Peter Banda (Zimbabwe)

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Second Editions

Visual Milestone Planning in a hybrid development context
By Dr. Eduardo Miranda (USA)

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Book Reviews

Lean Project Management (Routledge)
By Claus Hüsselmann
Reviewed by A. W. Schultz, PMP (USA)

Project Management: Planning and Scheduling Techniques (Routledge)
By Vijay Kumar Bansal
Reviewed by Emmanuel Wesley (USA)

Elevate Your Leadership Skills: Ten Practices to Lead with Purpose and Passion
By Elliott Gomez, PhD
Reviewed by Valentina Rada, PhD, PMP (USA)

Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0: An Indispensable Approach for the Digital Era (CRC Press)
By Tanusree Chakraborty, Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Ashok Natarajan, Muhammad Kamran (Editors)
Reviewed by Linda Whitesell (USA)

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Recent News

Jesús Martinez Almela appointed PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor in Spain

36 new works added to PM World Library

Maumita Patwary completes PMWL Research Internship

Rate of Ocean Warming and Sea Level Rise have Doubled

GAPPS Thought Leadership Forum #61 – Project Sustainability – September in Singapore

FREE Virtual PM Conference in October – Planning the Future: PM in the Era of Digitalization

The Benefits of Hybrid Working for Mental Health

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