Volume VI, Issue 2 – February 2017

In This Edition

The Big Reverse: Politics, Anti-leadership and the Looming Threat to Professionalism – and Welcome to the February 2017 Edition of the PM World Journal
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Letters to the Editor

On Disruptive Political Events
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

In Response to Pat Weaver’s Letter to the Editor regarding the paper titled “Project Management Certifications Benchmarking Research: 2016 Update”, published in the December 2016 edition of the PM World Journal
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia)

Featured Interview

Interview with Mark Dickson, Chair, PMI Board of Directors
By İpek Sahra Özgüler

Featured Papers

A Nexus between Project Management Offices (PMOs) and the Value of Project Management Performance of Public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
By Jeff Moses Ogbu and Benedict Amade, PhD (Nigeria)

Effectiveness of Human Resources Development of Construction Firms in North Western Nigeria
By Tukur Al-Mustapha (Nigeria)

Accounting practices in renewable energy entities: The case of Masvingo Province
By Rejoice Mandizvidza and Benias Mapepeta (Dr) (Zimbabwe)

The Third Reengineering Curve: To re-engineer how we manage knowledge workers
By Charles Villanyi Bokor (Canada)

Learning from Aviation Project Resource Management to avoid Project Failure
By Prof Dirk Nicolas Wagner (Germany)

Comparative research about high failure rate of IT projects and opportunities to improve
By Giuseppe Arcidiacono (Italy)

Quality Assurance in Construction as a Sustainability Approach
By Dr. Mohamed Saad Atwa (Egypt)

Small and Medium Scale Contractors’ Perception of the Factors Affecting Production Cost of Building Projects in Nigeria
By By Dr Emmanuel T. Adu and Samuel Ekung (Nigeria)

An Investigation of the Effects of Cost Overrun Factors on Project Delivery Methods in Nigeria
By Ogaga Linus Okore; Prof Edem O. P. Akpan, PhD; and Benedict Amade, PhD (Nigeria)

Developing Framework for Managing Building Information Modelling Processes
By Oluseye Olugboyega (Nigeria)

Threats Management Principles for Development Programs of High Technology Industries in Turbulent Environment
By Prof Dr Sergey Bushuyev; Denis Bushuyev, PhD; Ruslan Yaroshenko, PhD; and Lyubava Chernova (Ukraine)

Some sources of complexity in programs/projects
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Forecasting Schedule Variance Using Earned Schedule
By Walt Lipke (USA)

Guidelines for Delay Control in Construction Projects
By Prof. Dr. Mostafa Hassan Aly Kotb (Egypt); Dr. Eng. Moustafa Ismail Abu Dief, PhD (Saudi Arabia); Dr. Hatem Shaker El Beheiry (Egypt); and Eng. Ahmed Saad M. Kafafi (Saudi Arabia)

Effective Project Management and leadership in Political Governance: A Dawn of a “New Project Sponsor and Leader” in the Ghanaian Economy
By Dr. Donald Cog Senanu Agumenu (Ghana)

Relevant Skills and Abilities in the Management of People and Teams
By Leonardo Grandinetti Chaves (Brazil)

Customer Projects: What is the Future of the Business? A micro-survey on current trends in Make-or-buy decisions
By Oliver F. Lehmann (Germany)

Series Articles

Where do benefits come from? (Intro to Advances in Project Management article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher (UK)

Managing Programme Benefits (Advances in Project Management)
By Andrew Hudson (UK)

Communicating Risk for Attention and Action (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr David Hillson (UK)

Advisory Articles

Positive Project Leadership – Enhancing Project Team Competency and Effectiveness
By Frank P. Saladis (USA)

The Consultant and The Client Relationship
By Rebecca Winston, JD (USA)

Commentary Articles

Project Failure: A Catalyst for Success
By John McGrath and Philip Martin (Ireland)

Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act: Implications for US State and Local Governments
By Kenneth Perry (USA)

Student Papers

Improving the main contractor-subcontractor relationship through partnering on construction projects
By Tafadzwa Mudzvokorwa (Zambia)

Second Editions

Management Information Systems for Projects and for Organizations: A Comparative Overview
By Russell D. Archibald (Mexico/USA)


AEDP has a new President; PMI Madrid Chapter Mentoring Program (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

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 Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Big Ben, Brexit, Ethical Issues, Construction Projects, Nuclear News and more (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

Book Reviews

Fundamentals of Project Management, 5th Ed. (AMACOM)  
By Joseph Heagney (USA)
Reviewed by Charlie Green (USA)

The Social Project Manager: Balancing Collaboration with Centralised Control in a Project Driven World (Routledge)  
By Peter Taylor (UK)
Reviewed by Susan Riewe (USA)

Leading the Unleadable: How to Management Mavericks, Cynics, Divas and Other Difficult People (AMACOM)      
By Alan Willett
Reviewed by John Poulos (USA)

IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish (McGraw-Hill)    
By Joseph Phillips
Reviewed by Manjit Aerry (USA)

Improving Business Performance: A project portfolio management approach (Routledge)  
By Ramani S
Reviewed by Patrick James (USA)

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


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