Volume VI, Issue 1 – January 2017

In This Edition

Farms, Food and Project Management, the Trend that Isn’t and Welcome to the January 2017 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Letters to the Editor

On Disruptive Political Events
By Max Wideman (Canada)

Featured Papers

Is “program” an appropriate universal descriptor in the project-related context?
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

How to Effectively Change the World
By Celso Ramos, Edson Marinho, Juliana Cariello, Pietro Guedes, and Luiz Rocha (Brazil)

Project Management Capabilities & Competences for Successful Entrepreneurship in Nigeria
By Dr. Uzoma F. Amaeshi (Nigeria)

Business Analyst, Cost Engineer, Project Manager and Systems Engineer Compared – A Key Word Analysis of Current Job Descriptions To Analyze Project Management Related Job Roles and Responsibilities
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo, CDT, CCP, MScPM, MRICS (Indonesia)

Causes of failure and abandonment of projects and project deliverables in Africa
By O. Chima Okereke, PhD (UK / Nigeria)

Better Project Management Communication by Fostering Understanding
By Dr. William A. Brantley, PMP and Mary Z. Ashlock, PhD (USA)

Series Articles

Changing for the better? Living with the inherent paradox of change (Intro to Advances in Project Management article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Enterprise-wide transformation programs do not succeed without Change Management! (Advances in Project Management)
By Sankaran Ramani (India)

Who Dares Wins (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Rose-Hélène Humeau, PMP (France)

On the Road to Project Society – A Swedish Story (Managing and Working in Project Society)
By Torbjörn Wenell, Eskil Ekstedt and Rolf A. Lundin (Sweden)

Advisory Articles

Improve Your Diversity Intelligence: Eliminate Your Blind Spots
By Paul Pelletier (Canada)

Commentary Articles

Resilience, a new perspective for Project Management actors
By Roberto Mori (Italy)

Student Papers

Preparing employees for technological change: An investigation into what communication content employees want and how they want to receive it in the face of technological upheaval
By Charlotte Wallis (UK)

Second Editions

Five Decades of Project Management: Where It Came From – Where It’s Going
By Russell D. Archibald (Mexico/USA)

NASA’s Project Management Leadership LAB: Think-Act-Reflect
By Lawrence Suda (USA)

10 Key Arguments Why Project Management Continues To Grow
By Martin Sedlmayer (Switzerland)

A New View of the Precedence Diagramming Model – Towards a Vectorized Event Scheduling Technique
By Kik Piney (France)


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)

Award Winning Wines, Wineries and Project Management in Mendoza (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires – English & Spanish)
By Cecilia Boggi (Argentina)

Book Reviews

Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, 2nd Ed. (Wiley)    
By Russ J. Martinelli and Dragan Z. Milosevic (USA)
Reviewed by John Holderman (USA)

Project Management of SMBs (Zannack) 
By Gren Gale (UK)
Reviewed by Joanna Aldridge (USA)

The Social Project Manager: Balancing Collaboration with Centralised Control in a Project Driven World (Routledge)  
By Peter Taylor (UK)
Reviewed by Heather Creer-Rygalski, PMP (USA)

Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity (CRC)   
By Eduardo Victor Lopez and Alicia Medina
Reviewed by John Shea (USA)

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty case studies from around the world (CRC)
By Jamal Moustafaev
Reviewed by Edward Raibick (USA)

Project Performance Review: Capturing the Value of Audit, Oversight and Compliance for Project Success (Routledge)     
By Alexia Nalewaik and Anthony Mills
Reviewed by Vickie Carvajal (USA)

IT Project Management: A Geek’s Guide to Leadership (CRC)       
By Byron A. Love (USA)
Reviewed by Johnny Gan, PMP (USA)


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Profession News

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Industry News

News from Fascinating Projects & Programs

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