Volume VII, Issue 2 – February 2018

In This Edition

Gone and Back Again, the Rise of Regional Project Management Conferences, and… Welcome to the February 2018 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor

Letters to the Editor

On the subject of The Stakeholder Management Perspective to increase the Success Rate of Complex Projects by Massimo Pirozzi
By Russell Archibald, PMI Fellow, HonFellow APM

Featured Interview

Interview with Cecil White, Director, Project Management Institute
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Interview with Süleyman Çavuşoğlu, President, PMI Turkey Chapter
By İpek Sahra Özgüler (Turkey)

Featured Papers

Increasing project management involvement in pre-execution phases of projects
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Elements of the Mathematical Theory of Human Systems, Part 3: Mathematics of Cooperation and Confrontation of Human Systems
By Pavel Barseghyan, PhD (Armenia / USA)

Appraising the Potentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a Strategy for Resolving Conflicts on Construction Projects in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria
By Fidelis O. Ezeokoli, Stanley C. Ugochukwu, Kaetonna A. Ilozulike, Prof Nathan N. Agu (Nigeria)

A Smart City Starts and Ends with a Smart Community: Learn to become Community SMART and to Invest in Your People
By Mark Reeson (UK / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Benchmarking Reported Schedules using GAO’s Schedule Assessment Guide Best Practices
By Hilal Al Rashdi (Oman)

Investigating the use Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Managing Construction Claims
By Khaled Al Shami (France)

Quality Management in Construction Projects
By Eng. Mosab Elbashir (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / Sudan)

Cruise from Personal Agility to Organizational Agility
By Raji Sivaraman (Singapore/ USA) and Michal Raczka (Poland)

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Series Articles

Strategy as learning to discover the way forward (Intro to Advances in Project Management article)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

How strategy happens (Advances in Project Management)
By David Booth (UK)

Risk Leaders Need to Dance the TANGO (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

Let’s Talk Money (Project Business Management Series)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Applying Earned Benefit (Introduction to new Earned Benefit Series)
By Crispin (“Kik”) Piney (France)

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Advisory Articles

Decision Analysis: Projects Management and Risk
By Almahdy Eltonsy (Egypt)

How to Get Executives to Act for Project Success
By Michael O’Brochta (USA)

In search of a better Product Owner
By Chandan Patary (India)

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Student Papers

Ensure biomimicry Incremental Innovation: The New Mission of Intellectual Property Contracts
By Betty Menuet, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Managing Request for Change in IT Projects: A Challenge from the Contractors Perspective
By Jérémy Metier, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Raleigh designing its future with “Bélib” Electric car plug-in stations
By Camille Schweitzer, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

A power struggle in the taxi industry: A challenge for Uber and Lyft regarding their Service clauses
By Anne Jacquet, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Green Street Art: Innovation to reach legality and limit pollution
By Laure Matran, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Compensatory Damages in Employment Discrimination: How much is it worth?
By Robin Grimonprez, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Adaptation of Standard Contract Documents (FIDIC, AIA, EJCDC, Consensus Docs) in Chinese Construction
By Shanshan Li, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / China)

Adapting a literary work in France: A real challenge
By Jean-Maxime Feutry, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Analysis & Benchmarking of the SAQ contract for wine importation
By Victorine Leturgez, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

eSports Players Status: Myth or Reality?
By Nicolas Diaz, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

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PMI Madrid Chapter still growing with new Chapter Branch in Asturias, Cantabria (Project Management Update from Spain – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

Updates from Project Management Association Finland (PMAF 2017 Conference), 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)

Carillion Collapse, Classic Cars, Research Projects Abandoned, Speculative Engineering, Oil and Gas Looking Up, Short Reports and Changing of the Guard (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Book Reviews

Extreme Teams: why Pixar, Netflix, AirBnB, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail (AMACOM)
By Robert Bruce Shaw (USA)
Reviewed by Femi Fakinlede, PMP (USA)

Leadership Agility: Developing Your Repertoire of Leadership Styles (Routledge)
By Ron Meyer (Canada) and Ronald Meijers (The Netherlands)
Reviewed by Edward Raibick, PMP (USA)

The Business of Portfolio Management: Boosting Organizational Value Through Portfolio Management (PMI)
By Iain Fraser, PMP, PMI Fellow (New Zealand)
Reviewed by Marta Santos, PhD (USA)

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day (AMACOM)
By Kristi Hedges (USA)
Reviewed by Tiziana Barrow (USA)

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