In response to This War Changes Everything…



11 May 2022

Ref: Pells, D.L. (2021). This War changes everything, Old themes revisited, Black Elephants (again, bigger) and a New View of Risk, editorial, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue V, May. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/pmwj117-May2022-Pells-war-changes-everything-editorial.pdf

Dear David,

I would like to compliment you most sincerely on the wonderful summary of events you have presented, that lead up to where we all find ourselves in today’s world of war and pseudo peace.

What you have presented is, for the most part, factual information that should be implanted in the minds of all those fortunate enough to be living in the (so-called) free world. Why, because there is no doubt that there is a climax yet to come – which is sure to be even worse in terms of the number of people affected, and the extent of their adversities.

In other words, Step One is to achieve general and widespread recognition of the real world as we now find ourselves in. And having made that assessment and having it accurately documented, Step Two should be what is or should be our plan for moving forward?

I think that would be an admirable training exercise in project management planning, starting with a portfolio or program of projects to deal with. It might even provide the basis for a competition under the auspices of the PM World Journal to galvanize real action.

Best regards,

R. Max Wideman 

Ontario, Canada

How to cite this work: Wideman, R. M. (2022). In response to This War Changes Everything…, Letter to the Editor, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/pmwj118Jun2022-Wideman-response-to-editorial-on-Ukraine-war-Letter-to-Editor.pdf