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Volume V, Issue 1 – January 2016

PM Competence Is Key Growth Driver of Developing Countries

  Interview with Ding Ronggui Dean of Department of Management Science and Engineering Research Institute School of Management, Shandong University Shandong, China Interviewed by Yu Yanjuan Journalist, Project Management Review: PMR (China) Journalist’s IntroductionWhen it comes to project management in China, there is a name that we can’t miss: Ding Ronggui. Ding Ronggui, Doctor of [...]

China Brings Cultural Strengths into PM

  Interview with Stacy Goff CEO of ProjectExperts® Co-Founder & Past President, IPMA-USA Former Vice President & Honorary Fellow, IPMA Interviewed by Yu Yanjuan Journalist, Project Management Review: PMR (China) PMR IntroductionStacy A. Goff, IPMA Level D®, PMP®, the PM Performance Coach, is CEO of ProjectExperts®, a USA-based global Portfolio, Program, and Project Management consulting, [...]

Valuation of the Impact of Sawmill Industry

on Ambient Air Quality in Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria   FEATURED PAPER By Chicheta F. Nissi, PhD Department of Estate Management University of Uyo and Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo, Corresponding Author Department of Estate Management, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria   Abstract The major problem in most towns and cities in Nigeria is that [...]

Practical Approach towards Project Control Systems

Using EVM & CCPM Integration   FEATURED PAPER By Essam Mohamed Lotfy, PMP, CCP ELV – Projects Manager, NAFFCO Abu Dhabi, UAE   Introduction Despite widely-accepted project control systems utilities & ways of doing things being used to watch (for changes, unusual things, etc.) the project performance, it was seen/obvious that a large number of [...]

Bankable and sustainable solar projects

as a panacea for environmental pollution and unemployment for millions of African youths   FEATURED PAPERBy O. Chima Okereke, PhD UK and Nigeria   Introduction A conference to enhance the knowledge of project management among African entrepreneurs, businesses, and professionals took place in Yaounde, Cameroon, in May 23rd to 25th 2018.  This was the 2nd [...]

Chief Portfolio Officer

The Industry 4.0 Value Chain Change Agent   FEATURED PAPER By Dr Julian Van den Berg (Australia) Prof Pieter Steyn (South Africa) and Dr. Brane Semolic (Slovenia) Cranefield College   Abstract The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is characterised by increasing digitisation and inter-connection of products, value chains and business models. Competitiveness is improved through [...]

Connecting for corporate social innovation

  Advances in Project Management SERIES ARTICLE By Prof Darren Dalcher Director, National Centre for Project Management United Kingdom   According to the Oxford Dictionary to connect is ‘to bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established’, or ‘to associate or relate something in some respect’. The derivation appears [...]

Risk Management Process

  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, [...]

Dealing with Project Supply Networks

Be a Connective Leader   Project Business Management SERIES ARTICLE By Oliver F. Lehmann Munich, Germany   “Like it or not; commands are out, negotiations are in.” Jean Lipman-Blumen Summary Project Business Management brings together project management skills and business skills for the kind of projects that dominate today’s reality: Projects extending over corporate borders. [...]

The Digital Social Workplace

People over Process   Advances in Project Management Series SERIES ARTICLE By Dale Roberts United Kingdom   Workplace computing has, for the last three decades, been about automating process. The result is that we work together in ways that are stilted. In information science terms, they are nothing more than transactional. Digital social tools are [...]

Stage 4: Execute other strategic work

along with projects   Organisational Strategic Planning & Execution SERIES ARTICLE By Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) Sydney, Australia   INTRODUCTIONThis is the fourth of a series of five articles on organisational strategic planning and execution. I am using the following basic strategic management framework as a common reference base for this series (with some small [...]

Tinkerbell and the Empire State Building

   Recalling what seems to be forgotten   COMMENTARY By Mattias Jacobsson, PhD and Timothy L. Wilson, PhD Sweden   Introduction “I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!!” (Peter Pan) In the 1905 play “Peter Pan; or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”, Sir James Matthew Barrie described how Peter Pan, through his [...]

CPAs, PDCA, and Financial Project Management

  COMMENTARY By Regina Parks Texas, USA   Total Quality Management is defined by ISO as a management approach centered on quality and based on the participation of an organizations people and aiming at long term success (ISO 8402:1994). In thinking of all of the quality processes or actions which have been developed in the [...]

SMART FIFA World Cup 2018

  COMMENTARY By Mark Reeson United Kingdom   As always, it seems to have taken forever for the FIFA World Cup to have arrived but when it has we have all become absorbed by what it takes to get through the qualifying groups and then what route it will take to make it to the [...]

Finland Project Management Roundup for July 2018

  Updates about Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter (May 17th Conference in Otaniemi, Espoo); 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 [...]

July 2018 Update from Spain

Event:  The New Real State Industry: Project Management Services and Stakeholders – Madrid, June 14th 2018   REPORT By Alfonso Bucero International Advisor and Correspondent Madrid, Spain   AEDIP organized a new event on June 14th, 2018. That meeting, joined 70 professionals at “Colegio de Ingenieros de Canales y Puertos de Madrid”. This time the [...]

After PM Summit 2018 Ankara

Project Management Update from Turkey REPORT By İpek Sahra Özgüler International Correspondent Istanbul, Turkey     AFTER PM SUMMIT 2018 ANKARA The project management conference PM Summit 2018 Ankara was held in the Turkish capital during 22-23 June 2018.  It was a huge success.  Below are some highlights from this big annual event in Turkey [...]

July 2018 UK Project Management Round Up

Rail Project Problems, IT Woes Continue, Brexit – Again, Energy, More Good News, British Way of Life Under Threat   UK Project Management Roundup REPORT  By Miles Shepherd Executive Advisor & International Correspondent Salisbury, England, UK   INTRODUCTION The report emerges at a very unusual time.  First, UK is basking in glorious sunshine with above [...]

Wholesale Food Service Contract

Resolution of conflicts between distributors and suppliers on the wholesale food service market   STUDENT PAPER By Mikael Aboudarham SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT The wholesale food industry is one of the heaviest industrial sectors worldwide. It employs thousands of people and is responsible for the safety and well-being of billions of people. [...]

Benchmarking change orders (variation order)

in oil and gas contract versus FIDIC, AIA, EJCDC and CONSENSUS DOCS Baselines   STUDENT PAPER By Meryem Benachour SKEMA Business School Paris, France    ABSTRACT Change Orders (variation) are very common in oil and gas projects, they induces a change in the project original contractual scope of work.  They, often lead to project overruns, [...]

Deal with risks

between different franchise agreements   STUDENT PAPER By Aurélie Driant SKEMA Business School Paris, France   Abstract Europe is the most dynamic sector around the world for franchises business, 14 000 franchisors are registered. Moreover, this number is raising up year after year since 1930. According to this information we can think that the franchise [...]

Benchmarking Chinese Construction Contracts

Against Global Standards   STUDENT PAPER By Xingshi Guo SKEMA Business School Lille, France   ABSTRACT During the development of property project, many contracts involved to be signed which greatly affects the success of the project. As the conflict and dispute caused by complicated conditions in those contract, contracts play an essential role in a [...]

Disputes in IT contracts

Source, Impact and Resolution tactics in early stages   STUDENT PAPER By Abhinay Kumar Jha SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT Agreements and disagreements are part of everyday life and when it comes to contracts a disagreement can lead to some serious repercussions. The Information Technology sector in particular has been subjected to major [...]

Contractual Issues of Flights Overbooking

  STUDENT PAPER By Rui Zheng SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT Overbooking is a revenue management measure of airline companies while these years more and more issues show up along with airline companies using this to boost benefits. The author finds three problems which are: the airline contract terms vary among companies and [...]

The importance of contract execution management

in project management   STUDENT PAPER By Yang Xu SKEMA Business School Paris, France   ABSTRACT The modern enterprise’s economic contacts and the determination of all kinds of relations are mainly carried out through contracts. As one of the important contents of the modern enterprise management system, contract management is one of the important factors [...]

How to Integrate Claims in Public Private Partnerships

Indian International Airports   STUDENT PAPER By Yashwanth Mula SKEMA Business School Lille, France   ABSTRACT Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasing daily in most developing nations such as India, for bringing innovation with proper expertise to deliver services or products. However, the inefficiency in PPP projects occasionally is because of several reasons which mainly arise [...]

All the Contract Clauses Existing

to Protect Owners and Contractors from Event Cancellations   STUDENT PAPER By Sacha Lefils SKEMA Business School Lille, France   ABSTRACT Event management is a very big challenge as the risk of cancellation is omnipresent. Event planners have to be very careful with this risk in order to protect themselves from non-payment and excessive cancellation. [...]

Innovation Ecosystem Management

Leadership in Project Management and Business   SECOND EDITION By Darrel G. Hubbard, PE, President & CEO D.G.Hubbard Enterprises, LLC California, USA and Peter W. Rogers, CEO P17 Group LLC and Senior Consultant The Experience Praxis Group, Inc. Georgia, USA   INTRODUCTIONInnovation, within business and project management, is strategically positioned ideas implemented to create business [...]

Applying 1970 Waterfall Lessons Learned

Within Today’s Agile Development Process   SECOND EDITION Johnny D. Morgan, PhD Washington, DC, USA   ABSTRACT While working for TRW in 1970, Dr. Winston Royce published an IEEE paper that described the waterfall development process.  In his paper he stated “I believe in the concept but the implementation described is risky and invites failure.”   [...]

Agile Quantitative Risk Management

  SECOND EDITION By Susan Parente S3 Technologies, LLC New York and Washington, DC, USA   ABSTRACT In today’s world of fast paced technology and continually changing requirements and project scope, the need for Agile Project Management has greatly increased. This calls us to ask, how do standard critical project management methodologies like Risk Management [...]

Digital Transformation

through Product and Project Innovation Management   SECOND EDITION By Curt Raschke Richardson, Texas, USA   Technology Transformation and Innovation The phrase “Digital Transformation” has become so ubiquitous in so many different contexts that the only commonality seems to be its use as a marketing concept to sell computer hardware, software and / or consulting [...]

Implementing Change in Organizations

A Manager’s Guide   SECOND EDITION By Robert Youker (Formerly of the World Bank Institute) Maryland, USA   Introduction Workers in organizations are often faced with the problem of introducing change to procedures that may impact the status quo.  Some simple changes result in strong resistance, causing additional problems for management.  Other changes are usually [...]

Agile Project Management for Business

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Agile Project Management for Business Transformation Success Author:  Paul Paquette and Milan Frankl Publisher:  Business Expert Press List Price:  .95 Format:  Softcover, 119 pages Publication Date:  2016      ISBN: 13:978-1-63157-323-1 Reviewer: Sani L. Venkatesan, PMP Review Date: May 2018     IntroductionThe authors intended this book “to provide project management office [...]

9 Habits of Project Leaders 2

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title: 9 Habits of Project Leaders: Experience and Data-driven Practical Advice in Project Execution Author:  Arun Singhal, Puja Bhatt Publisher:  Project Management Institute, Incorporated List Price:   .95/10.35 Format:  Spiral Binder; 65 pages Publication Date:   2017 ISBN: 978-1-62825-179-1 Reviewer: Adriane Rivers, CAPM, PMP   Review Date: May 2018     Introduction 9 Habits [...]

Responsible Leadership in Projects

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    Responsible Leadership in Projects: Insights Into Ethical Decision Making Authors:        Nicholas Clarke, Alessia D’Amato, Malcolm Higgs, Ramesh Vahidi Publisher:     PMI List Price:     .95 Format:  Paperback, 150 pages Publication Date:   Feb 1, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-62825-476-1 Reviewer: John Poulos, PMP Review Date:   May 2018   Introduction  The [...]

Agile Project Management

  BOOK REVIEW Title:  Agile Project Management for Business Transformation Success Author:  Paul Paquette and Milan Frankl Publisher:  Business Expert Press, LLC List Price: .95 Format:  Soft cover Publication Date:  2016 ISBN:  13:978-1-63157-323-1 Reviewer:  Charlotte A. McKenzie, CPLP®, PMI-ACP, PSM, ITILv3 Review Date:  April 2018     Introduction I have been an Agilest from as [...]

Digital Resilience

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat? Author: Ray A. Rothrock Publisher:  American Management Association List Price:   .95 Format: Hard cover, 256 pages Publication Date: 2018       ISBN: 978-0-8144-3924-1 Reviewer: Kevin D. Martin, PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SA, Review Date: May 2018     IntroductionThe subtitle grasped my [...]

Digital Resilience 2

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat? Author:  Ray A Rothrock Publisher:  AMACOM List Price:   US.95 Format:  Hardcover, 256 pages Publication Date:   2018  ISBN: 978-0-8144-3924-1 Reviewer:     Jennifer Arroyo, PMP Review Date:   May 2018      Introduction The new reality of cyber security is [...]

9 Habits of Project Leaders 3

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    9 Habits of Project Leaders: Experience and Data Driven Practical Advice in Project Execution Author:  Arun Singhal and Puja Bhatt Publisher:  Project Management Institute, Inc. List Price:   .95 Format:  65 pages, soft cover, spiral Publication Date:  2017      ISBN: 978-1-62825-179-1 Reviewer:     Lisa Brooks, PMP Review Date:   June 2018 [...]

Attributes of Project-Friendly Enterprises

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    Attributes of Project-Friendly Enterprises Author:  Virral S. Anatatmula, Parviz F. Rad Publisher:  Business Expert Press (BEP) List Price:  .95 Format:  Soft cover, 192 pages Publication Date:   2016 ISBN:  9781631572142 Reviewer:     Kimberly Brown, PMP Review Date:   May 2018     Introduction  Very in-depth description of how project management [...]

Business of Portfolio Management 3

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    The Business of Portfolio Management: Boosting Organizational Value through Portfolio Management Author:  Iain Fraser Publisher:  Project Management Institute, Inc. List Price:   .95 Format:  Hard cover          , 166 pages Publication Date:   2017 ISBN: 978-1-62825-372-6 Reviewer:  Leigh MacPherson Review Date:   May 2018   Introduction The Business of Portfolio Management by [...]

The Business of Portfolio Management 2

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  The Business of Portfolio Management: Boosting Organizational Value Through Portfolio Management Author:  Iain Fraser Publisher:  Project Management Institute, INC. (PMI®) List Price:   .95 Format:  Hard Cover, 166 pages Publication Date:   2017     ISBN: 978-1-62825-372-6 Reviewer: Dirk D. Huck, MBA, PMP Review Date: May 2018   Introduction This book is an easy [...]

Patterns of Strategy

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:  Patterns of Strategy Author:  Patrick Hoverstadt, Lucy Loh Publisher:  Project Management Institute List Price:  .95 Format:  Soft cover, 406 pages Publication Date:  March 3, 2017 ISBN:  978-1138242678 Reviewer:  Dr. Charles Y. Chen, PMP Review Date:  June 2018      Introduction Patterns of Strategy offers a framework that helps one understand [...]

The Leader Habit

  BOOK REVIEW Book Title:    The Leader Habit: Master the Skills You Need to Lead in Just Minutes A Day Author:  Martin Lanik Publisher:  AMACOM List Price:   .00 Format:  Hardcover, 256 pages Publication Date:   April 2018 ISBN: 978-0814439340 Reviewer: Montrae C. Jemison Review Date: May 2018   Introduction Everyone has an aspect of themselves [...]

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