Volume VII, Issue 12 – December 2018


Interview with Manon Bradley, Development Director, Major Projects Association (UK)
By Ömer Berkay Dağlı (Turkey)

Featured Papers

Balancing the Business Case for BIM in Project Environments
By John McGrath and Jansi George (Ireland)

Building Information Modelling and its Application in Building Construction Projects
By Benedict Amade, Ulari Sylvia Onwuka, Joy Okwuchi Chizitere Oguzie, Effiong David Umoh and Prince Nathan Uduma (Nigeria)

Delay Factors Impacting Construction Projects in Sana’a-Yemen
By Prof Dr. Wael Alaghbari (Yemen), Rasha S. N. Saadan (Yemen), Prof Dr. Wail Alaswadi (Saudi Arabia) and Dr. Basel Sultan (Saudi Arabia)

Smart Contracts for Project Managers – Boom or Bust?
By Mégane Gouin (France)

Qualitative Study of Futuristic Technologies in the Workplace: Impact of AI/Drones on Project Management and Contracts
By Anthony Saba (Lebanon & France)

Pro’s and Con’s of Temporary vs Permanent Employment Contracts for Project Managers
By Veena Sakunthala (India)

A Perspective on Strategies of Shadowmatch: An Evolutionary Focus Within Organization Practice
By Dr. Erik D. Schmikl (South Africa)

Is the Fact the Olympic Games Run Late or Over Budget a Project Management Failure?
By Laurianne Vaity (France)

The Use of Drones in the Oil and Gas Industry: A 4.0 Contract
By Penda Sow (France)

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Series Articles

Project Society in the Making (Managing and Working in Project Society)
By Prof Tim Brady (UK) and Prof Rolf Lundin (Sweden)

A Health Check for a Portfolio with Customer-Facing Projects (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

The Benefits of the Earned Benefit Framework: Counteracting the Common Causes of “Project” Failure (Applying Earned Benefits Management)
By Crispin (Kik) Piney (France)

Outsourcing and Resource Management Process (Project Workflow Management)
By Dan Epstein (USA)

Overcoming Fear of Failure (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson

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Advisory Articles

Project Management and Toastmasters: Understanding their synergy in developing knowledge and skills
By Raju Rao (India)

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Commentary Articles

A commentary on strategy formulation-related causes of “project” failures in an organisational strategic context
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Ineffective Risk Management and the collapse of Carillion
By Dr. Robert Chapman (UK)

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International Congress PMI Tour Cono Sur 2018 (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires – English & Spanish)
By Cecilia Boggi, PMP (Argentina)

PMI São Paulo Chapter celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary (Project Management Report from São Paulo)
By Mauricio Lopes (Brazil)

Updates from Project Management Association Finland, PMI Finland Chapter, Olkiluoto 3 and Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plants, Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension, Raide-Jokeri light rail transit project (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Project Management in Italy: PM Expo 2018 (Report from Rome – English & Italiano)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Annual Congress of Project Management: Project management and new technologies (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

AFTER 2018: PMI Turkey Chapter, Istanbul Project Management Association (IPYD), Turkish Professional Project Managers’ Institute (TPYME) (Report from Istanbul)
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

BREXIT, Problem Projects, Rail Programmes, New Nuclear, Other Projects, APM Awards (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Student Papers

Effective Tactics for Delay Analysis
By Pratyush Kumar Chaturvedi, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France &India)

Is Estimating the Cost of a Mobile Application Development really so Easy?
By Shuchi Sethi, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & India)

Using Islamic Law for Alternative Dispute Resolution: Is Sharia Sufficient?
By Abdul Wahid, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Using Multi-Attribute Decision Making to Define, Prioritize and Manage Software Requirements
By Haoyu Wang, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & China)

Pros and Cons of Using Local Content for Renewable Projects
By Sumit Kumar Chauhan, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France & India)

Contract Lifespan Management for Data Processing Projects
By Mamtha Manoharan, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Cost of Creating Winning Proposals for Oil and Gas
By Abhinav Sharma, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France & India)

Can Project Management Dispute Resolution Methods be Used to Resolve Disputes in the Esports Live Streaming Industry?
By Guohao Su, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & China)

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Book Reviews

Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management:  Achieving the Next Level of Capability and Optimization (J. Ross)
By Murali Kulathumani
Reviewed by Justin Tuley (USA)

A Holistic Approach to Lessons Learned: How Organizations Can Benefit from Their Own Knowledge (CRC Press)
By Moria Levy
Reviewed by Manjeeta Sitaula, PMP (USA & Nepal)

PMI-PBA Exam Practice Test and Study Guide (CRC Press)
By Brian Williamson
Reviewed by Lawrence Reid, PMP, CSM (USA)

Bridging the PM Competency Gap: A Dynamic Approach to Improving Capability and Project Success (J. Ross)
By Loredana Abramo, PMP & Rich Maltzman, PMP
Reviewed by Abdullah Abuzaid, PMP (USA)

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