Volume VII, Issue 8 – August 2018


PM Talents Are Nutrition of Economic Growth
Interview with Prof Lin Shaopei, Institute of Engineering Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University (China)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Project Management Is about Reducing Uncertainties
Interview with Thomas Walenta, PMI Fellow, PMI Board of Directors (Germany)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Featured Papers

Industry 4.0 Collaborative Research, Innovation and Development (RID) Projects
By Dr. Brane Semolic (Slovenia) and Prof Pieter Steyn (South Africa)

The Effect of Talent Management on Employee’s Job Performance in Banking Sector of Pakistan: Mediating Role of Training
By Adil Hayat, Ajaz Sadiq and Hiba Shahid (Pakistan)

Risk Identification Barriers in Construction Projects in MENA
By Prof Mostafa H. Kotb (Egypt) and Mohamed M. Ghattas (Egypt / KSA)

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Series Articles

The power of communication and the challenge of hidden assumptions (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Communicating Project Management: A Participatory Rhetoric for Development TeamsExcerpt of Chapter 4: On site with The Gardener and The Chef: Project Leadership and Communication (Advances in Project Management)
By Benjamin Lauren (USA)

Agile Projects Don’t Need Risk Management (?) (Risk Doctor Briefing)
By Thomas Wuttke, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP (Germany)

Mission Failure at LIDL – But Actually, What was the Mission? (Project Business Management)
By Oliver Lehmann (Germany)

Disappearing Benefits: You can’t simply pick and choose your investments! (Practical Benefits Management)
By Crispin (Kik) Piney (France)

Stage 5: Achieve strategic outcomes and realise benefits (Organizational Strategic Planning and Implementation)
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

Issue and Configuration Management Process (Project Workflow Management)
By Dan Epstein (USA)

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Commentary Articles

One Project and Three Teams to Rule them All: What can happen when you fail to communicate
By Pablo Cruz, PMP (USA)

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Creative Works

Your contract in zekobekosheko language: Parts 2 & 3
By Almahdy Eltonsy (Egypt)


PMI Madrid Chapter membership monthly meeting– Madrid, July 30th,2018 (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

2018 Summer Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires  (Project Management Update from Buenos Aires – English & Spanish)
By Cecilia Boggi, PMP (Argentina)

Old Projects, Ethical Issues, New Projects, Professional Societies & What can we do about Global Warming? (UK Project Management Roundup)
By Miles Shepherd (United Kingdom)

2018 Southern Cone Tour Congress, PMI Santiago Workshop N°7: Project management in complex IT environments, The race for lithium, Chile’s Piñera meets with Silicon Valley’s tech giants (PM Report from Santiago)
By Jaime Videla, PMP (Chile)

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)

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Student Papers

Public or Private Construction Contract: The Contractor’s Dilemma Resolved
By Jordy Efanga, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France / Congo)

CM-At-Risk V/S Bridging CM at Risk V/S CM-Agency: Which is Better & When?
By Khushboo Rupak Kothare, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / India)

How to manage the dispute in clothing industry
By Mengshu Qiao, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / China)

When Collaborating with Online Tour Agencies, How to Prevent and Handle Disputes in Contracts
By Erhang Zhou, SKEMA Business School, Lille (France)

Incorporating CSR in contracts: more than a necessity, a competitive advantage
By Kristen Zimbardo, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Challenges to creating an eLearning process: An analysis of the contractual terms and conditions using Multi Attribute Decision Making
By Premvadan Solanki, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / India)

A real estate contract: At what point and to what extent does it become binding?
By Alix Sion, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France)

Managing risks on construction projects
By Shangjia Yu, SKEMA Business School, Paris (France / China)

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Second Editions

The Job of the Project Manager
By Robert Youker (USA)

Project Management at Top Business Schools
By Marco Sampietro, PhD (Italy) and Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez (Belgium / Spain)

The Relevance of Project Success Criteria and Requirements in Project Management
By Ágnes Csiszárik-Kocsir, habil. PhD (Hungary)

Mindful Leadership – What is it? How can I apply it to my programs and projects?
By Sandra Menzies, PMP (USA)

Case Study: Portfolio Management in the 2020 Census Program
By Susan Hostetter, PMP and Sherri Norris (USA)

Does Your Project Have a Pulse?
By Lon Roberts, PhD (USA)

Towards a Culture of Innovation: How Agile and Organizational Change Management Contribute to the Success of Culture Change
By Katharina Kettner, PhD (Canada / USA)

Driven to Distraction: Surviving Information Overload in the Age of Connectivity
By Vince Yauger, AIA, PMP (USA)

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Book Reviews

Co-Create: Harnessing the Human Element in Project Management (Business Expert Press)
By author Steve Martin
Reviewed by Srinivas Jonnalagadda (Australia)

The Essentials of Managing Risk for Projects and Programmes, 3rd Ed. (Routledge)
By John Bartlett
Reviewed by Donna Baldassin Light, PMP (USA)

The Practitioner’s Guide to Program Management (PMI)
By Irene Didinsky, PMP
Reviewed by David Kressin, PMP (USA)

Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management: Achieving the Next Level of Capability and Optimization (J. Ross)
By Murali Kulathumani
Reviewed by Sean M. Thomas, PMP (USA)

How to Manage Complex Programs: High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams (AMACOM)
By Tom Kendrick
Reviewed by Dr. Charles Y. Chen, PhD, PMP (USA)

SIMMER DOWN: How to Deliver Successful Projects Despite Impossible Deadlines and Unrealistic Budgets (CALTROP)
By Douglas Brown, PhD
Reviewed by Betsey Katiti, PMP (Uganda / USA)

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