Volume V, Issue 12 – December 2016

In This Edition

The Potential Impact of Disruptive Political Events and Welcome to the December 2016 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Featured Papers

Practical Guide for termination of construction projects: Hands on application in FIDIC and NEC3 Contracts
By Dr. Eng. Moustafa I. Abu Dief, PhD, CFCC™ (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Dr. Khaled Y. Almedalah (Egypt) and Ahmed S. Elwan (Egypt)

Adding value to project clients
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Technological Factors for Improved Productivity of Manufacturing Projects in the South-East Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria
By Ibeawuchi I. Echeme Ph.D. and Ihuoma Okwara (Nigeria)

The Influence of Non-Standard Work Breakdown Structure on Change Orders and Cost Estimation for Sudan Oil and Gas Projects
By Mohammed El Rashid (Sudan)

Project Dammam – Making a City Smart
By Mark Reeson (UK/Saudi Arabia)

Project Management Certification Benchmarking Research: 2016 Update
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo, CDT, CCP, MScPM, MRICS (Indonesia)

The Impact of Effective Project Control Plans on Buildings Construction Projects
By Prof. Dr. Mostafa H. Kotb, Dr. Mohamed S. Atwa and Ahmed S. Elwan (Egypt)

Series Articles

On the importance of context: Why situational awareness remains an essential focus (Intro to Advances in Project Management Series article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

An Introduction to a Typology of Projects (Advances in Project Management Series)
By Oliver F. Lehmann (Germany)

A Year in Project Communication (Communicating Projects – The Series)
By Ann Pilkington (UK)

Advisory Articles

When You Cannot Do!
By Anil Seth (India)

Diversity Intelligence: Drawing People Towards You Through Awareness
By Paul Pelletier (Canada)

Commentary Articles

Project and Programme Managers are Positive Change Agents: Some key questions and answers
By Prof Pieter Steyn (South Africa)

The Best Project Leaders Admit Their Mistakes
By Ron Taylor (USA)

Second Editions

Planning, Scheduling and Controlling the Efforts of Knowledge Workers
By Russell D. Archibald (Mexico/USA)

Challenges with a Work-Life Balance and Project Management
By Rebecca Brady and Michael Borts (USA)

New Frontiers for Project Management: Earth Science, Monitoring the Planet & Climate Control
By David L. Pells (USA)


ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, convenes in Athens, Greece (Special Report)
By Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

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 Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

PMI Madrid Chapter’s XIII Annual Congress; Interviews with Claudia Alcelay and Charo Fresneda (Project Management Update from Madrid – English and Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PMI Southern Cone Tour 2016; Events in Mendoza, Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Rosario; PMI Buenos Aires Chapter 20th Anniversary Celebration (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires – English & Spanish)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Looking back at projects and project management in UK in 2016; News in November: APM Charter approval, Brexit update, Jaguar’s new plant and big cost growth for Sellafield project (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Book Reviews

The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off and Financing the Life You Want (AMACOM)
By Diane Mulcahy (USA)
Reviewed by Rodger Martin (USA)


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