Volume V, Issue 1 – January 2016

Interview with Caterina La Tona, BCS, PMP, PfMP

Chair, PMI Board of Directors, 2015-2020 Interviewed by İpek Sahra Özgüler Istanbul, Turkey Caterina La Tona’s career spans more than 30 years, serving multiple industries and characterized by successive global roles, setting strategy and delivering cornerstone initiatives. She is now an advisor, focused on realizing business transformation with IT executives and teams. As HP Executive [...]

Interview with Joel Carboni, PhD

President and Founder – GPM Global and the IIPSD President – IPMA-USA   Interviewed by Ömer Berkay Dağlı Southampton, United Kingdom Joel Carboni, PhD, KStG, GPM®, IPMA Level B® is a leading figure on sustainable project management. He is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment. He has over 20 [...]

A Review of Literature to aid in Management

and Forecasting of Technology: A case of Petrol Engines   FEATURED PAPER by Ashwani Kharola, Yadnyesh Nikam, Hitesh Patil Department of Mechanical Engineering Tula’s Institute Dehradun, India   Abstract In this paper a brief review of past 30 years literature has been conducted on four-stroke petrol engine. The study would help in analysing different approaches [...]

Between Myth and Reality

The Frontiers of Waterfront Redevelopment in Nigeria   FEATURED PAPER By Dr. Felix Osita Ikekpeazu and Arc. Vitalis M. Irouke Nnamdi Azikiwe University Anambra State, Nigeria   ABSTRACT This paper is at once an evaluation and investigation into the economic viability and the architectural possibilities of waterfront redevelopments in Nigeria, in terms of the residential [...]

The challenges of implementing strategy

  Advances in Project Management Series SERIES ARTICLE By Kurt Verweire, PhD Belgium   Strategy implementation is a hot topic today. Managers spend billions of dollars on consulting and training in the hope to create brilliant strategies. But all too often brilliant strategies do not translate into brilliant performance. Strategy implementation ranks high on top [...]

Strategy execution

Overcoming the alignment trap   Advances in Project Management SERIES ARTICLE By Prof Darren Dalcher Director, National Centre for Project Management United Kingdom   The success of a vision is only as enduring as its execution. There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than to observe a beautiful strategy conceived in response to a promising big [...]

Stage 2: Develop strategic options

evaluate, and choose the best   Organisational Strategic Planning & Execution SERIES ARTICLE By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) Sydney, Australia   INTRODUCTION This is the second of a series of five articles on organisational strategic planning and execution. I am using the following basic strategic management framework, based on earlier articles in this journal, as [...]

Be the Project (Business) Manager that People Think You are

And Get Paid as That!   Project Business Management SERIES ARTICLE By Oliver F. Lehmann Munich, Germany     “ Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. And it’s an unreliable guide to the future”[1] Bill Gates SummaryThe demand for Project Managers with business skills is robustly growing.  [...]

Project Planning Flow Process

  Project Workflow Management SERIES ARTICLE By Dan Epstein New York, USA   Introduction While PM Workflow® is a continuous multi-threaded process, where all PM processes are integrated together; this article will describe the project planning flow process. For a full introduction to PM Workflow® , I strongly recommend reading my article Project Workflow Framework [...]

Your contract in “zekobekosheko” language

  CREATIVE WORK BY Almahdy Eltonsy Africa Service Manager Affordable Care, Life Care Solutions and Ultrasound Cairo, Egypt   Contract is a governing document for any deal or project. FIDIC contracts released as standard contracts. Scope definition, deliverables, payments… etc. all identified in the contract. Without clear interpretation of the contract… wrong treatment will occur. [...]

Stakeholder Management in Project Success

Is it an Object or Subject?   COMMENTARY By Ömer Berkay Dağlı MSc Student, Southampton Business School, Southampton, UK   Abstract A penny has two faces. This fact must be considered in every aspect of the life, including the world of project management. While each stakeholder is a pressure element for the project and can [...]


SELF-ESTEEM BASED or COMPETENCE BASED or A COMBINATION   ADVISORY ARTICLE By Michael Marshall, PhD Georgia, USA   Studies and research into management and leadership is showing that the motivation of individuals striving to be in management and leadership and stay in these positions, is primarily based on achieving power and achieving self-esteem; both, self-esteem [...]

What’s the Key to a Successful Product Launch by a Marketing Manager?

Here’s a Guide to doing it Right!   ADVISORY ARTICLE By David Miller Michigan, USA     http://www.mindvalleyinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/shutterstock_287787359-1140×641.jpg It’s not all development and sales. In fact, if there were no intermediaries to pack it all up and send it to consumers with a shiny bow clip, most product launches would go by terribly unnoticed. It’s [...]

Earned Value Management and its Applications

A Case of an Oil & Gas Project in Kazakhstan   STUDENT PAPER By Assylkhan Ziyash Kazakh-British Technical University Almaty, Kazakhstan   Abstract This research is performed in the study of issues in project control and progress performance evaluation. Particularly, it focuses on the progress measurement by applying the Earned Value Management (EVM). EVM is [...]

Go Small for Project Success

  STUDENT PAPER By Michael Rosato St. Joseph’s College Patchogue, NY, USA   Abstract Large amounts of projects fail to be completed on time and on budget every year.  Based off statistics reported by organizations such as the Project Management Institute, trends are not showing any big improvements in these areas.  As new project success [...]

Is a restaurant menu a contract

and what liabilities does it incur?   STUDENT PAPER By Sarah Safarian SKEMA Business School Paris, France   INTRODUCTION In this International Contract Management report, I address the question of whether or not a menu in a restaurant is an enforceable contract.  The title of my presentation will be as follows: Is a menu a [...]

Fairness and Attractiveness of Contract

between Artists and Music Streaming Platforms   STUDENT PAPER By Cassandra Picasse SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT The music industry is undergoing profound changes thanks to the emergence of digital music services and music streaming. Companies such as Spotify and Apple Music have been accused of failing to compensate artists fairly and more [...]

Maintenance contracts in industry

As a contractor/client make sure not to underestimate termination conditions in your agreement   STUDENT PAPER By Hassan Coulibaly SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT In order to deliver needed resources, or in order to maintain functionality of some material, some companies or institutions need to outsource their maintenance tasks. Sometimes these companies don’t [...]

Four types of Contract documents to resolve Retainage Conflicts

A Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis   STUDENT PAPER By Rony Al Helou SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT Project management practice did not evolve knowing that the number of disputes is increasing in terms of time and money. This paper addresses the problem by choosing the best contract provoking the least of disputes in terms [...]

Dispute Resolution in Professional Sports

STUDENT PAPER By Qianhang Fang SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT In the modern society, sport is an indispensable part of our life. Following the development of professional sports, resolution to sports disputes is more and more important. In the 20th Century, the concept of ADR was brought into the sports field, which gave [...]

The Royal Wedding – What a Project!

Project Management for Weddings and a Tribute to my Wife the Project Manager   SECOND EDITION By David L. Pells Addison, Texas, USA   Introduction On Friday 29 April 2011, Prince William of the British Royal Family, son of Prince Charles and the late Lady Diana, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, married Catherine Middleton in [...]

May 2018 Update from Spain

Letter from PMI Madrid Chapter President Evis Rosales   REPORT By Alfonso Bucero International Correspondent and Editorial Advisor PM World Journal Madrid, Spain   The new PMI Madrid Chapter President starts her Communication with the members After being elected as PMI Chapter President, Evis Rosales has communicated the Chapter members in writing with a lot [...]

May 2018 Update from Istanbul

After 2018 UPMK National Project Management Conference   REPORT By İpek Sahra Özgüler International Correspondent PM World Journal Istanbul, Turkey   After National Project Manager’s Conference 2018   BAKI SENSOY, EXECUTIVE VP, ALTAY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, DEFENSE AND INDUSTRUAL TRADE INC.   [email protected]  Opening speech in a professionally organized event looks quite challenging. If it is [...]

Finland Project Management Roundup for May 2018

Updates on Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail project   REPORT By Dr Jouko Vaskimo International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor Espoo, Finland   INTRODUCTIONThis roundup continues the coverage of Project Management Association Finland, PMI Finland Chapter, and [...]

Megaproject Organization

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Megaproject Organization and Performance: The Myth and Political Reality Author:  Nuno Gil, Colm Ludrigan, Jeffrey Pinto, Phanish Puranam Publisher:  Project Management Institute List Price:  .95 Format:  Soft cover, 164 pages Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978-1-62825-176-0 Reviewer: Dr. Charles Y. Chen, PMP Review Date: April 2018   Introduction Large-scale, capital-intensive infrastructure projects, [...]

Q & As for the PMBOK Guide

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    Q & As for the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition Author:  Unknown / PMI Publisher:  Project Management Institute (PMI®) List Price:   .95 Format:  Spiral bound, 352 pages Publication Date:   2017 ISBN: 978-1-62825-461-7 Reviewer:     Ben Taylor Review Date:   April 2018   Introduction The Sixth Edition of the Q&As for the [...]

Investment-Centric Project Management

BOOK REVIEW Book Title: Investment-Centric Project Management: Advanced Strategies for Developing and Executing Successful Capital Projects Author:  Steven James Keays, M.A. Sc., P.Eng. Publisher:  J. Ross List Price:   $ 59.95 Format:  Hard Cover, 419 pages Publication Date:   2017 ISBN – 13:978-1-60427-142-3 Reviewer: Marta Santos, PhD Review Date: March 2018   IntroductionNothing like a brilliant and [...]

Bridging the PM Competency Gap

BOOK REVIEW Book Title: Bridging the PM Competency Gap: A Dynamic Approach to Improving Capability and Project Success Author: Loredana Abramo, PMP and Rich Maltzman, PMP Publisher: J. Ross Publishing List Price: .95 Format: 263 pages, hard cover Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978-1-60427-140-9 Reviewer: Lawrence Reid, PMP Review Date: 03/2018   Introduction “Every project is [...]

How Successful Organizations Implement Change

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    How Successful Organizations Implement Change Authors:         Emad E. Aziz and Wanda Curlee Publisher:      Project Management Institute (PMI®) List Price:      $ 44.95 Format:  354 pages, soft cover Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978-1-62825-386-3 Reviewer:      Rex B. Reagan, PMP Review Date: April 2018   Introduction How Successful Organizations Implement Change is a [...]

Raise Your Team’s Employee Engagement Score

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Raise Your Team’s Employee Engagement Score Author:  Richard P. Finnegan Publisher: AMACOM List Price:  .95 Format:  Soft Cover, 128 pages Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978-0-8144-3862-6 Reviewer: Edward Raibick, PMP Review Date: March 2018   Introduction The book titled Raise Your Team’s Employee Engagement Score is a manager’s guide for companies who [...]

Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management: Achieving the Next Level of Capability and Optimization  Author:  Murali Kulathumani, MBA, CSM Publisher:  J. Ross Publishing List Price:   .95 Format:  Hard cover, 339 pages Publication Date:  2017 ISBN: 9781604271492 Reviewer:     Maryanne Coelln, PMP Review Date:   March 2018   IntroductionThis easy to read book provides [...]

How Successful Organizations implement Change (PMI)

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    How Successful Organizations implement Change Authors:  Emad E. Aziz and Wanda Curlee Publisher:  Project Management Institute (PMI®) List Price:   .95 Format:  Soft Cover Publication Date:   2017     ISBN: 978-1-62825-386-3 Reviewer:     Anne Dacy Ecklin, PMP Review Date:   04/18   IntroductionLarger scale implementation initiatives require the adherence to change management disciplines [...]

Responsible Leadership in Projects

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Responsible Leadership in Projects: Insights Into Ethical Decision Making        Author:  Nicholas Clarke, Alessia D’Amato, Malcolm Higgs, Ramesh Vahidi Publisher:  Project Management Institute (PMI ®) List Price:  .95 Format:  Soft cover, 150 pages Publication Date:  2018 ISBN:  978-1-62825-476-1 Reviewer:  Les Foley, PMP, MPM, MBA, MA Review Date:   March 2018   IntroductionResponsible [...]

Project Procurement

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Project Procurement: A Real-World Guide to Procurement Skills Author:  Ajay Bhargove, C.Eng, MIE, PMP Publisher:  Project Management Institute List Price:  .95 Format:  Paperback Book Publication Date:   2018     ISBN: 978-1-62825-468-6 Reviewer:     Heron Gonzalez Jr., PMP Review Date: April/2018   IntroductionProject managers become involved in the procurement process either through a need [...]

Megaproject Organization and Performance

BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    Megaproject Organization and Performance: The Myth and Political Reality Author: Nuno Gil; Colm Lundrigan; Jeffery K. Pinto; Phanish Puranam Publisher: Project Management Institute, Inc. List Price: .95 Format: Soft cover, 170 pages Publication Date: 2017       ISBN: 978-1-62825-176-0 Reviewer: Mark J. Loiselle Review Date: April 2018   IntroductionThis book sheds light [...]

Risk Management in Developing Countries

  SERIES ARTICLE Risk Doctor Briefing Rasoul Abdolmohammadi, PMP, PMI-RMP The Risk Doctor Partnership Iran   Based on experience, it seems that the majority of companies in developing countries who are implementing risk management do not get the added value that they expect. This is often because they are attempting to import risk management from [...]

Designing Industry 4.0 Virtual Networks

of Partners Value Chains   FEATURED PAPER by Dr. Pieter Steyn Cranefield College, South Africa and Dr. Brane Semolic Lens Living Lab, Slovenia   Abstract Industry 4.0 organisations are increasingly becoming integral parts of regional and global value chains. It is imperative for modern organisations to have competitive products, services and processes supported by effective [...]

Do not lose your mind

when managing disputes in hospitality   STUDENT PAPER By Eugénie Blanchard SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT Dispute resolution is a big issue in the hospitality sector. Indeed, for example, there are always customers dissatisfied with the service by the hotel they stayed in.  Six alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) can be used to resolve [...]

Managing Payments to Optimize Successful Management

of Sponsored Public Events   STUDENT PAPER By Pierre Levaslot SKEMA Business School Lille, France   ABSTRACT Organizing an event is an extremely complex task: in 2017, “Event coordinator” was ranked 5th most stressful job by Forbes, just after “Police officer” [13]. Payment management is particularly crucial to the success or failure of individual events, [...]

Building Information Modelling’s impact

on claims in construction projects   STUDENT PAPER by Maxime Béquin SKEMA Business School Lille, France   ABSTRACT With the growth of complex and large projects, claims are a subject more and more discussed in the construction sector. Building information modelling (BIM) is also getting more and more attention since professionals are wondering what are [...]

How Instagram’s Terms and Conditions violates French law

  STUDENT PAPER By Guillaume Belisle Fabre SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT Terms and Condition are the only formal contract that links all user of a social network such as Instagram. This contract – which is based on the company headquarter’s state law – is the same for every user no matter the [...]


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