Volume VII, Issue 6 – June 2018


Interview with Darren Dalcher Ph.D., HonFAPM, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, Founder and Director of the National Centre for Project Management, UK, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Editor, Advances in Project Management
By Ömer Berkay Dağlı (Turkey / UK)

PPP Should Return to Its Original Goals: Interview with Dr. Wang Shouqing, Professor and Chief Expert, Center for Public-Private Partnership, Tsinghua University, China
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

People Outweigh Methods and Tools: Interview with Reinhard Wagner, Chairman of Executive Council, International Project Management Association and Honorary Chair, German Project Management Association
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Featured Papers

The Application of Cash Flow Analysis in Real Estate Investment Appraisal
By Francis P. Udoudoh, PhD and Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo (Nigeria)

Aspects Influencing Enterprise Resource Planning Projects on Performance of Retail Supermarkets in Nairobi County, Kenya
By Maureen Njoki Munyori and Dr. Karanja Ngugi (Kenya)

Behavioral Change Metrics in an Engineering & Construction Environment
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Time and Cost Performance of Oil Well Drilling and Completion Projects in Warri Delta State, Nigeria: A Situational Analysis
By Ibeawuchi Ifeanyi Echeme, PhD (Nigeria)

Leading Enormous and Complex Projects or Programs
By Charles Villanyi Bokor (Canada)

Explaining the Effects of the Economic Crisis on the Way Construction Projects are Managed: The Case of Greece
By Stavros Barmpas (Greece)

To Study and Analyse Information Filtering Approaches for Responders during Crisis Management
By Vedna Sharma (India)

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Series Articles

Benchmarking for a quick turnaround: The search for performance excellence (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Lean Quality in Construction Project Delivery – a new model and principles (Advances in Project Management)
By John Oakland (UK) and Marton Marosszeky (Australia)

The Great Talent Gap in Project Business Management (Project Business Management Series)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

The Cost of Benefits (Applying Earned Benefits Management)
By Crispin (Kik) Piney (France)

Stage 3: Augment and consolidate strategic initiatives (Organizational Strategic Planning & Implementation)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

The WBS and Preliminary Project Planning (Project Workflow Management)
By Dan Epstein (USA)

Ten Things Every Business Needs to Know (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Dr. David Hillson (UK)

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Commentary Articles

Where the Bodies of Knowledge Are Buried & How Blockchain Will Resurrect Them
By John Schlichter (USA)

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Student Papers

The Complexity of Cancellation Clauses in Entertainment
By Soléne Paillart, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France

Payment Terms and Conditions from On Line Music Streaming Platforms
By Mathieu Sabadie, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Change Management Systems in Construction Projects: Ensuring an Efficient Delivery System
By Edozie Chukwuma, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France & Nigeria)

Dwarves’ Forge or High Tech Manufacturer? Bombardier’s Quality Crisis
By Fei Wang, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & China)

Shariah and Western Banking Compared: A Contractual Assessment
By Sarah Bennani Kemmoun, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Problems of Bidding Process in China
By Peng Wang, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & China)

Research on the risks and opportunities of international railway projects based on FIDIC-EPC contract
By Shangxin Yang, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & China)

Anti-Money Laundering Contract Clauses in Financial Institutions: A Comparison between the Philippines and the United States
By Kimberly Mae Escalera, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France & The Philippines)

How to obtain the best professional contract as a PMO
By Roy Mikhael, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Professional and consulting services for project manager
By Simon Bryard, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

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Second Editions

Risk Management Made Easy
By Susan Parente (USA)

Program Benefits Management: An International Best Practice the U.S. Government Could Use
By Wayne Abba (USA), David L. Pells (USA), Miles Shepherd (UK)

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Good News, Not So Good News, Some Not So Bad News, BREXIT and Some More Good Project News (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (UK)

The People of Project Management in Italy: An Update; PM EXPO Spring Experience 2018; PMS 2018 – the 16th International Conference on Project Management and Scheduling; Forum PA 2018 (Country Report from Rome – English & Italiano)
By Massimo Pirozzi (Italy)

Updates on Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter (May 17th Conference in Otaniemi, Espoo); Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail project (Finland Project Management Roundup)
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

Infrastructure Projects Continue in Argentina; updates on PMI chapter activities in Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Mendoza (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires – English & Spanish)
By Cecilia Boggi, PMP (Argentina)

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Book Reviews

The Business of Portfolio Management: Boosting Organizational Value Through Portfolio Management (PMI)
By Iain Fraser, PMP, PMIF (New Zealand)
Reviewed by Gus Sanchez, PMP (USA)

Boost! How the Psychology of Sports Can Enhance Your Performance in Management and Work (Oxford University Press)
By Michael Bar-Eli
Reviewed by Michael Carlew, PM (USA)

The One Percent Edge: Small Changes That Guarantee Relevance and Build Sustainable Success (AMACOM)
By Susan Solovic
Reviewed by Alice Chiang, PMP (USA)

Listen Up or Lose Out: How to Avoid Miscommunication, Improve Relationships, and Get More Done Faster (AMACOM)
By Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton
Reviewed by Linda Hughes Peterson, PMP (USA)

Megaproject Organization and Performance: The Myth and Political Reality (PMI)
By N.Gil, C. Lundrigan, J. Pinto & P. Puranam
Reviewed by Frank Murphy, PMP (USA)

Project Procurement: A Real-World Guide to Procurement Skills (PMI)
By Ajay Bhargrove, C.Eng, MIE, PMP
Reviewed by Juan J. Martinez, PMP (USA)

Conflict First Aid: How to Stop Personality Clashes and Disputes from Damaging You or Your Organization (Business Expert Press)
By Nancy Radford
Reviewed by Calvin Flemmings, PMP (USA)

The Leader Habit: Master the Skills you Need to Lead in Just Minutes a Day (AMACOM)
By Martin Lanik
Reviewed by Mukuka Chipanta, PMP (USA)

The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain (AMACOM)
By Victor Prince
Reviewed by Linus Toy, JD (USA)

9 Habits of Project Leaders: Experience and Data-Driven Practical Advice in Project Execution (PMI)
By Arun Singhal PE, PMP and Puja Bhatt, PMP
Reviewed by Kimberly S. Varner, PMP (USA)

Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise, 2nd Ed. (J. Ross)
By John C. Goodpasture, PMP
Reviewed by Kevin Martin, PMP (USA)

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