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Volume VI, Issue 3 – March 2017

In This Edition

What exactly is your project? The growing importance of Categories, Context and Typology in Project Management – and Welcome to the March 2017 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Letters to the Editor

On the Big Reverse: Politics, Anti-Leadership and the Looming Threat to Professionalism
By Russ Archibald (Mexico)

Featured Papers

Situational Analysis of Time and Cost Performance of World Bank-assisted Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) in Imo State, Nigeria
By Prof Dr Edem Okon Peter Akpan; Ibeawuchi Ifeanyi Echeme, PhD; Emmanuel C. Ubani (Nigeria)

Project Management Practices: Version 1.0 vs 2.0
By Priti Asthana (USA)

Why Bad Projects are so Hard to Kill
By Michael O’Brochta (USA)

Collaboratism: A Solution to Declining Globalisation and Rising Protectionism
By Prof Dr Pieter Steyn (South Africa), Dr Brane Semolic (Slovenia)

Complication, complexity and uncertainty in the program/project context
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Scope of Quality Assurance in Higher Education Programmes and Projects
By Assoc. Prof. Peter Neema-Abooki and Eric Gitta (Uganda)

Construction Arbitration: Guidelines for Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism in Construction Contracts
By Dr. Moustafa I. Abu Dief (Saudi Arabia) and Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abdlrashid (Egypt)

Series Articles

It starts with trust: People, perspectives and relationships as the building blocks for sustainable success (Intro to Advances in Project Management article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

The Project Manager as a tightrope walker: dealing ethically with all affected parties (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Douglas G. Long, PhD (Australia) and Ngaire E. Hung, RN, PMP (New Zealand)

Project Networks – More than Managing Projects (Managing and Working in Project Society)
By ProfRolf Lundin, PhD (Sweden) and Prof Jörg Sydow, PhD (Germany)

Advisory Articles

From Zero to Hero: Four Ways to Stop PMO Failure in its Tracks
By Alan Shefveland (USA)

Performance Measures and Metrics: A Pragmatic Approach to Project, Program and Portfolio Management
By Rex B. Reagan (USA)

How to Build Your Self-Esteem for Better Workplace Performance
By Zeta Yarwood (UAE)

How to deal with Email
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Commentary Articles

Project to Portfolio Management Outsourcing
By Jyoti Madabhushi (India)

The Art of the Pivot: Challenges and Opportunities for Project and Program Managers in Today’s Fast Moving API-enabled Cloud Computing Sector
By Donald Hammons (USA)

How Outstanding Leaders Inspire Change
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Driving Project Management – Old Hat or New Challenges
By Tom Taylor (UK)

Creative Work

An Engineered Parrot (A Play)
By Anil Seth (India)

Personal Stories

What I learned from a Failed Project
By Fred Fanning (USA)

Second Editions

Uncertainty and Indeterminacy in the Project World
By Crispin (Kik) Piney (France)

Projects, Super Sized Projects and Black Hole Projects
By Charles Villanyi Bokor (Canada)

A New Approach on Blended Learning Instructional Design: The Case of BLENDLEE
By Marcos Welker (Germany; Jolita Kiznyte (Lithuania); prof Dr. André Dechange (Germany)

Reports

Construction Industry Event in Madrid, Toastmasters Club of PMI Madrid (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Updates from Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 and Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant Projects, and Länsimetro and Raide-Jokeri Transit Projects (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Good News, Archeology Projects, Projects in Trouble and More Good News (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Book Reviews

Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure (CRC Press)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)
Reviewed by Jorge Galvan (USA)

Project Leadership (Gower/Routledge)
By Sara Coleman and Donnie MacNicol (USA)
Reviewed by John Holderman (USA)

Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation through Diversity (AMACOM)
By David Livermore (USA)
Reviewed by Khlood Elsayed (Egypt/USA)

Net Present Value and Risk Modeling for Projects (Gower/Routledge)  
By Martin Hopkinson (UK)
Reviewed by Ash Jantrania (USA)

The Trust Factor: the Science of Creating High-Performance Companies (AMACOM) 
By Paul J. Zak (USA)
Reviewed by Art Pratt (USA)

News

People News

Future Events

Calls for Papers

Research News

Education News

Profession News

Publishing News

Industry News

News from Fascinating Projects & Programs

Other News