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Volume V, Issue 1 – January 2016

The project framework

Understanding gates and stages   Advances in Project Management Series SERIES ARTICLE By Robert Buttrick United Kingdom   Projects as vehicles of change Ignore the reborn discipline of enterprise-wide project management at your peril!  .No longer the preserve of the engineering and IT sectors,  project management is fast becoming a core competence which many organizations [...]

Moving beyond project delivery

Reflecting on the life cycle concept as way for organising project work   Advances in Project Management SERIES ARTICLE By Prof Darren Dalcher Director, National Centre for Project Management Lancaster University Management School United Kingdom   Life cycles are fundamental to the management of project work. Indeed, Professor Peter Morris, reflecting on the prevailing state [...]

Before You’re Bound Forever…

  Project Business Management SERIES ARTICLE By Oliver F. Lehmann Munich, Germany     “Make sure before you’re bound forever, That heart and heart will find together. When folly’s gone—remorse lasts long.” – From “Song of the Bell” (Friedrich Schiller)[1] Summary In Project Business Management (PBM), companies come together to do projects as customers, contractors, [...]

Statement of Work

  Project Workflow Management SERIES ARTICLE by Dan Epstein New York, USA   Note: This article is based on the book Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach by Dan Epstein and Rich Maltzman, published by J Ross Publishing in 2014. The book describes PM Workflow® framework, the step-by-step workflow guiding approach using project management methods, practical techniques, examples, [...]

Resilience Implementation Structure for Complex IT Systems

  ADVISORY ARTICLE By Arvind Mundra Philadelphia, PA, USA   The expanse of domains, where the principle of project management can be applied, almost overlaps entire work space in the modern world. When someone refers to project management in typical IT projects, most of us presume that the project would be about developing delivering new [...]

Interview with Ralf Müller

  Soft Skills Should Be in the Center of PM Interview with Ralf Müller Editor-in-Chief, Project Management Journal Professor of Project Management BI Norwegian Business School Interviewed by Yu Yanjuan Journalist, Project Management Review: PMR (China)   Introduction Ralf Müller, DBA, MBA, PMP, is now Editor-in-Chief of Project Management Journal and Professor of Project Management [...]

Representing “other strategic work”

in addition to projects in an organisational strategic management context   FEATURED PAPER By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) Sydney, Australia   INTRODUCTION In some recent articles in this journal I have been discussing projects in the context of their contribution to organisational strategic objectives. However, it is important to note that projects are not the [...]

Earned Schedule Forecasting Method Selection

  FEATURED PAPER By Walt Lipke Oklahoma, USA   Abstract Recent research indicates Earned Schedule (ES) forecasting from Earned Value Management data is generally improved when the performance factor, PF=1, is used. However, the use of the ES schedule performance index, SPI(t), remains as accepted practice and, at times, provides the better deterministic forecast. It [...]

What are the affirmative defenses

to a breach of contract for Project Managers?   FEATURED PAPER By Raphaël de La Salmonière Paris, France   Abstract Uncertainty is a major component of project management, as in contract management. Therefore, since the numbers of breach of contract are so constant and high, it is relevant to try to diminish the uncertainty caused [...]

Exploring Event Project Cancellations

through the Multi-Attribute Decision Making Models   FEATURED PAPER By Janette Chea Paris, France   Abstract Event management has always been one of the biggest challenges when it comes to managing a project because it is one of those sectors where the risk of cancellation is omnipresent. Because of this reason, event planners must protect [...]

New Mechanism

for BOT Contract Dispute Resolution in China   FEATURED PAPER By Yuan Yuan China and France   ABSTRACT Nowadays, the BOT project became the core infrastructure construction method in China. Because of the complexity of the BOT project, there will be many different disputes along with the project construction. Especially, most disputes came from the [...]

How will the Internet of Things (IoT)

revolutionize contract management for Projects and Programs Management?   FEATURED PAPER By Thibault Kibler Lille, France   INTRODUCTION The Internet of Things (IoT) is the extension of the Internet to things and places in the physical world. While the Internet does not usually extend beyond the electronic world, the IoT represents the exchange of information [...]

The Best Project Financing Option

for Infrastructure Projects in Developing Nations   FEATURED PAPER By Sisira Lohawiboonkij Thailand and France   ABSTRACT Around the world, infrastructure investment gaps have been a significant problem, and even more severe in developing nations where the needs for more infrastructure facilities are particularly massive. Thus, to address the investment gaps, this paper revolves around [...]

Report from Melbourne

IRNOP XIV conference in Melbourne, Australia   REPORT By Dr Jouko Vaskimo International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor Espoo, Finland   IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects) XIV conference was held in Melbourne, Australia on December 9 … 12, 2018. The conference, a biennial series started in Sweden in 1994, took place at [...]

Finland Project Management Roundup for January 2019

  Updates about 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     INTRODUCTION This roundup continues the coverage of Project Management Association Finland, PMI [...]

January 2019 PM Update from Spain

Interview with Elisabeth Matt and Ana Briseño, PMI Madrid Chapter Volunteer Leaders   REPORT By Alfonso Bucero International Correspondent Madrid, Spain     PMI Madrid Chapter – the importance of volunteering At the end of the month of November took place the PMI Madrid Chapter’s annual Conference, which also celebrated its 15th anniversary of existence. The [...]

January 2019 UK Project Management Round Up

Good News, BREXIT, Professionalism in the UK PM, Project Management Standards   REPORT By Miles Shepherd Executive Advisor & International Correspondent Salisbury, England, UK   INTRODUCTION I had hoped that much of BREXIT would be behind us by now but it seems that, like many commentators, I was fooled by the vote possibilities.  More of [...]

Vision India 2025

Will the Elephant Dance?   SECOND EDITION By Raju Rao Chennai, India   Abstract Many futuristic vision documents have been published in India at the country or state levels and by various agencies. The most well-known of them is India Vision 2020. Translating the vision into reality is a real challenge considering the complexity, issues [...]

Does outsourcing of PMO Functions improve Organizational Performance?

Qualitative study evidence from a case study in South Africa   SECOND EDITION By Waffa Karkukly, PhD Ontario, Canada   Abstract This paper presents a qualitative case study, part of larger study that includes a quantitative study as well to investigate and analyze: first, the reasons and impact of outsourcing PMO functions namely (project delivery, [...]

Model for professionals’ sports,

it could be a dream   STUDENT PAPER By Romain Chapron SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT When I was young, I said, “Why could I not become a professional soccer player?”. But how many kids, students or teenagers have already thought of that? It’s a dream for everyone who are passionate for a [...]

Is the current FIFA regulation equally fair

for players and clubs?   STUDENT PAPER By Anta Diop SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT  Underneath the sport aspect of football and the well-known FIFA competitions like the Football Worldcup or the UEFA Champions League, lays another aspect which we could call the « business » aspect of Football. Indeed, the football world is one [...]

How to turn Brexit’s devastating impacts into opportunities?

  STUDENT PAPER By Jules Dorlin SKEMA Business School Paris or Lille, France    ABSTRACT Brexit will take place by March 2019 and deeply impact project management contracts. Thus, as it is an important part of any project managers’ job to plan and limit the risks that could negatively impact the project, visualize Brexit’s possible [...]

Litigations between artists and recording companies:

A trial of strength   STUDENT PAPER By Vali Rachel Eymard SKEMA Business School Lille, France    ABSTRACT This paper was written as part of the international project contract class conducted by Dr Paul Giammalvo within the Msc Project and Program management and business development in SKEMA Business school. This paper will enable artists and [...]

Explore different contracts of intellectual property

in movie industry (USA) for Project Managers   STUDENT PAPER By Colombe Gruau SKEMA Business School Paris, France    ABSTRACT As the project management science evolved, the influence of intellectual property components and contracts over the objectives of the projects has increased. Contracts need to fit in this changing environment. Contracts can play a meaningful [...]

Staffing Project Teams

The difference between being employed in France and China   STUDENT PAPER By Ling Li SKEMA Business School Paris, France and China    ABSTRACT The global talent market is increasingly competitive. In order to attract high-valued talents for a global project and remain competitive, it is essential to understand the better why employees stay in [...]

Alternative Dispute Resolution at trade shows

What are the options for your events?   STUDENT PAPER By Adriana Rabe SKEMA Business School Paris, France    ABSTRACT Trade shows industry is a growing industry where disagreements between stakeholders can compromise the events. This paper presents the different approaches to a dispute to find the more appropriate method while managing conflict in events [...]

Benefits of using Lean IPD

as a Strategy for Better Project Management   STUDENT PAPER By Saimon Satyanathan SKEMA Business School India and Paris, France    ABSTRACT The construction industry sees tremendous potential to improve the effectiveness and performance of projects. Thus, there is much wisdom in adopting Lean IPD which offers lean principles and a focus on collaboration and [...]

Mastering Import & Export Management

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Mastering Import & Export Management, 3rd Ed Author:  Thomas A. Cook with Kelly Raia Publisher:  AMACOM (now HarperCollins Leadership) List Price:  $85.00 Hardcover and $53.99 eBook Format: Hardcover and eBook, 688 pages Publication Date: August 2017   ISBN: 978-0-8144-3820-6 Reviewer: Patt Chowdhury, MBA, MM, CAPM Review Date: December 2018    Introduction Mastering [...]

Project Management Theory and Practice, 3rd Ed

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title: Project Management Theory and Practice, 3rd Ed. Author: Gary Richardson and Brad Jackson  Publisher: Auerbach Publications List Price:  $99.95 Format: Hardcover, 610 pages Publication Date: July 2018          ISBN-13: 9780815360711 Reviewer: Elena Koulich, PMP Review Date: December 2018   Introduction If a group of seasoned project managers shared all the things [...]

A Compendium of PMO Case Studies – Volume II

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title: A Compendium of PMO Case Studies – Volume II: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts Authors: Dennis L. Bolles and Darrel G. Hubbard Publisher: PBMconcepts List Price: $74.95 Format:  Soft cover, 480 pages Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978-0-98584484-4-6 Reviewer:  Masood Said, PMP Review Date: November 2018   Introduction This book, A [...]

Q&As for the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Q&As for the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition Authors:  Unknown Publisher:  Project Management Institute List Price:  $29.95 Format:  Spiral bound, 352 pages Publication Date:  2017 ISBN: 9781628254617 Reviewer: TJ Semiz Review Date: November 2018   Introduction I am currently studying for my PMP exam. Therefore, I will not review the book [...]

The Four Pillars of Portfolio Management

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  The Four Pillars of Portfolio Management: Organizational Agility, Strategy, Risk and Resources Author:  Olivier Lazar Publisher:  CRC Press / Routledge List Price: $79.95 Format:  Hardcover, 170 pages Publication Date: October 2018 ISBN: 9781138601321 Reviewer: Jan Watson, MBA, PMP Review Date: December 2018   Introduction Olivier Lazar details the four pillars [...]

January 2019 PM Update from Buenos Aires

Analysis of 2018 and outlook for 2019 in Argentina   REPORT By Cecilia Boggi, PMP International Correspondent Buenos Aires, Argentina     It’s just finished a very difficult year for the Argentine Republic. According to the preliminary balance of 2018 done by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Argentina’s economy contracts [...]

SITProMP

A Simplistic Approach towards Managing IT Projects   FEATURED PAPER By Monjur Ahmed, Arthur Maria do Valle and Guss Wilkinson Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Hamilton, New Zealand   Abstract Simplistic IT Project Management Practice (SITProMP) is a generic framework towards IT Project Management or ITPM. ITPM is somewhat different than Project Management in other [...]

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