Youcef J-T. Zidane

Youcef J-T. Zidane
University of the West of Scotland | UWS · CAREED

Doctor of Philosophy

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February 2009 - present
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 2014 - September 2017
December 2009 - June 2013
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Field of study
  • Management sciences
September 2002 - June 2003
Technische Universität
Field of study
  • Micro systems

Publications

Publications (47)
Technical Report
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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) in Algeria Toward a Vision Based on Critical Holistic Paradigm and Approach
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This interview was first published in PMR, Project Management Review magazine earlier this year. It is republished here with the permission of PMR. The PM World Journal maintains a cooperative relationship with PMR, periodically republishing works from each other’s publications. To see the original interview with Chinese introduction, visit PMR at...
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Important Things in Managing Projects Interview with Youcef J-T. Zidane, PhD. Interviewed by Yu Yanjuan Journalist, Project Management Review: PMR (China) International Correspondent, PM World Journal Project Management Review - 项目管理评论 https://www.pmreview.com.cn/english/Home/article/detail/id/769.html
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The world is becoming more digitized and digitalized; thus more virtual projects. This paper explores and discusses some issues in building trust in virtual project teams, like cultural differences, geographical distance, language barriers, time zone and how that effects the creation and maintaining of trust in that type of project teams. Neverthel...
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This article presents briefly the theory of the concept “good governance” as promoted by the international development communities. The good governance concept is discussed with regard to its peculiar understanding of participation and democracy. The article discusses the pillars (principles) of the good governance and its base which is trust (valu...
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Algeria's National Innovation System
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Ex-post evaluation is starting to be recognized in the Algerian different government institutions (e.g., ministries); and evaluation is becoming part of any program or project for two main reasons, justify the legitimacy of the programs and projects, and collect lessons learned for the next similar programs and projects. On the other hand, academic...
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Purpose – Projects often face delays and unnecessary use of time due to various factors and reasons, and hence suffer from unfavourable consequences. The purpose of this paper is to identify the universal delay factors from an intensive literature review, complemented by delay factors in major Norwegian construction projects based on empirical data...
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Purpose – With the aim of furthering the understanding of project speed and how to manage the urgent project, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the management challenges involved in delivering a telecommunications infrastructure project in a period of much shorter duration than a similar project. The authors wanted to understand the reaso...
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Projects get complex in the eyes of their project managers, because they try to satisfy all their project’s stakeholders. Personally, as I began my career as junior project manager more than fifteen years ago, I was always making that mis-take. That is not something wrong or immor-al; nevertheless, I guess it is more about how things should be done...
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Time is a fact, and using the term “managing time in project management” does not make sense, at least to me. No one can manage time, time will keep running – we cannot stop it, buy it, store it, recover it or transfer it. We cannot improve it (improve the practices, so that we get better sequences), extend it (extend the deadline but not the time)...
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This study focuses on three important shared values-trust, openness, and commitment-and examines the impact of these values on project performance and outcomes, specifically for science and innovation research projects. To this end, 12 in-depth interviews were conducted with researchers, research managers, and research leaders at the largest resear...
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Several projects encounter delays and unnecessary use of time as a result of to various factors and hence suffer unfavorable consequences. The Norwegian construction industry is no exception. There are factors causing delays in Norwegian construction projects which have many negative effects on all parties, including the projects' outputs and outco...
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Abstract: Purpose This paper studies how the concepts of efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy are used in project management literature. The concepts relate to the degree of success or failure of projects and the degree to which the results are achieved. The purpose of this paper is to review the use of the concepts of efficiency, efficacy and ef...
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The paper focuses on the development of the ex-post conceptual holistic framework for Project Evaluation on Strategic, Tactical and Operational Levels, the PESTOL model, by reviewing different definitions of project success and/or failure and combining the findings with the logic framework. The model reflects the project life cycle by considering a...
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A “Black Swan” is produced when the gap between what we know and what we think we know becomes dangerously wide (Taleb, 2007). This concept is closely related to uncertainty and learning. A Black Swan event is usually a surprise, at least to the observer. However the Black Swan event very much depends on the observer. What may be a Black Swan surpr...
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The new era of project management has tendency to move away from the linear and predictable practice in projects to one that embrace the complex nature and role of the human element and interrelations. This tendency would make projects to become complex nonlinear systems. Though projects incorporate other elements such as technology, tools, methods...
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The construction industry relies on time-to-delivery to gain competitive advantages and increase profit margins. The aim of this paper is to develop a framework for measuring construction project speed. This will be done by identifying a range of key performance indicators (KPIs). This identification of KPIs helps set a benchmark for measuring the...
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Utilizing time effectively and efficiently is one of the important factors that can determine the success of achieving desired results of projects. Nevertheless, several projects come across delays and unnecessary use of time due to various reasons, and hence suffer from unfavorable consequences. Construction industry is not exceptional. There are...
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The desirability to deliver construction projects within the schedule or more even longer ahead of it is questioned. Nevertheless, most of the construction projects are delivered behind of schedule and even exceed it to more than conceived. So the necessity to find new methods, processes and techniques to challenge the delivery time of the construc...
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This paper is about developing a holistic framework for project evaluation; it is applied in a case study of an Algerian highway megaproject. This project has attracted the attention of all the local media and even many of the international media. Several media discussions on the project are limited to the completion of the project itself seen in a...
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An Algerian highway megaproject has been assessed – to what extent and how it is successful – based on five measures; the main success was more on the tactical and strategic levels measured in terms of effectiveness, relevance, impact and sustainability. Many internal and external stakeholders contributed to the failure of this megaproject at the o...
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The paper establishes the relation between the problems associated with defining the project success criteria at the project initiation phase to the potential challenges when it comes to the project execution and close out. A targeted literature review identified; 1) basing the definition on narrow set of criteria, 2) using ambiguous criteria, 3) h...
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The new era of project management has a tendency to move away from the linear and predictable practice in projects to one that embrace the complex nature and role of the human element and interrelations. This tendency would make projects to become complex nonlinear systems. Though projects incorporate other elements such as technology, tools, metho...
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A " Black Swan " is produced when the gap between what we know and what we think we know becomes dangerously wide (Taleb, 2007). This concept is closely related to uncertainty and learning. A Black Swan event is usually a surprise, at least to the observer. However the Black Swan event very much depends on the observer. What may be a Black Swan sur...
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The construction industry is active within its environment. The desirability to deliver construction projects within the schedule or even ahead of it is examined. Nowadays, this industry relies on time-to-delivery and time-to-market to gain competitive advantages and increase profit margins. This has created an increased demand for a high performan...
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The new era of project management has a tendency to move away from the linear and predictable practice in projects to one that embrace the complex nature and role of the human element and interrelations. This tendency would make projects to become complex nonlinear systems. Though projects incorporate other elements such as technology, tools, metho...
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Today, in new product development projects, “NPDs”, time is the cutting edge. The time to market in new product development projects is a key factor in the competition between innovative companies. Research has shown that time can be managed, and speed too. Our concern in this paper is to study the time factor in the case of new product development...
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Time to market in NPD projects has not the same emphasis and value compared to time to delivery in construction projects. Due to the different attributes, stimuli, environments of each type of projects, we cannot apply all the learnings from NPD projects directly into construction projects. Nevertheless, knowing that NPD projects exhibited the same...
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Projects have become popular work form in modern organizations. Megaprojects can be seen as the wild beasts in the project world, they are hard to tame, known for their complexity, vast size, expensive cost, and long time frame. These projects bring big changes in the geography of countries and life of people. Some of these megaprojects become land...
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If you question yourself what may be the only certainty that you will face in the near or far future, you will find a simple answer, which is “Change”; it is the only certainty, endless and constant in life. Projects are also one of the sources of change in this world; however, they are not safe from it. Project change is unavoidable, whether that...
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How can Project Manager achieve success without a full team?
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Questions (3)
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I need an advice or recommendation about one of the best software for system dynamics modeling. Performance and easy to use.
Project - SpeedUp
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Langston (2013) has defined project speed as “the ratio of scope over time,
this KPI is another that should be maximized. Speed is a function of Project Procurement Management, namely outsourcing strategies and parallel supply chains. Scope is treated as an output and time as an input, so the more utility provided per unit of time the faster is the delivery process”.
My confusion is Speed vs. Velocity, in physics they are not the same, but why they are used in Project management interchangeably? from my point of view Project Velocity  is when we are having the right speed
Project Pace, another term where it has been used to reflect the two other terms interchangeably (Speed, Velocity).
Confusion between project duration and project life cycle need clarification too.
I am little convinced (till now) that : Project Speed; Project Velocity; Project Pace; Project Duration and Project life-cycle are different terms that should be defined. 
to sum-up -  How can we define these terms in project management field: Project Speed; Project Velocity; Project Pace; Project Duration vs. Project life-cycle?
Thank you in advance for your time. 

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"SpeedUp Project" in Norway. This project has ambition to find new philosophies, principles and techniques for shortening the project lifespan (Planning by 50%, execution by 30%).