Welcome to the August 2022 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the August 2022 edition of the PM World Journal, the 120th monthly edition. With this edition, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the journal, a major milestone that we are very proud of. So I want to start this welcome article with a sincere thank you to all of the advisors, correspondents and authors who have brought us this far.  Through July, we have published 4,341 works by 1,753 different authors in 90 different countries. Thank you so much to all of you who have contributed over these last ten years.

This month’s PMWJ contains 32 new works by 34 different authors representing 17 different countries, another diverse edition with strong works by very experienced experts and professionals.

As usual, we start this month with Letters to the Editor; this month they are personal congratulations for this journal milestone from Yanjuan Yu (Spring) in China and Gaurav Dhooper in India.  Thank you to both for your wonderful tributes. Under Tributes then is included a wonderful set of congratulations from authors, advisors and correspondents around the world that was facilitated by Yasmina Khelifi, our brilliant and active correspondent in Paris.  Thank you Yasmina and everyone who contributed. I am both grateful and humbled by these personal comments (from people in 10 countries, a great reflection of our international readership).

Yasmina Khelifi in Paris and Spring in Beijing have contributed two outstanding Interviews this month. Yasmina’s interview is with Dr. Ricardo Vargas, Current Executive Director of PMI’s Brightline Initiative, past Chair of the PMI Board of Directors and former Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group.  Spring’s interview is with Tim Creasy, respected change management author, researcher and speaker, who is also Chief Innovation Officer for the change management consultancy Prosci, which is active in multiple countries.  Don’t miss these interesting conversations this month.

Five outstanding Featured Papers are included this month from authors in five different countries. Engineer Daniela Pedrini in Italy has authored “How COVID-19 will Impact the Future of Project Management and the Work of Healthcare Technicians (but not only them).”  Dr. Arif ud Din in Pakistan has contributed “Project Manager’s Competencies in Nonprofit Projects of Pakistan.”  “Inflation Hedging Potentials of Residential Real Estate Investments in Akwa Ibom State” is a research paper by Dr. Mbosowo Ebong Ekpo, Hosanna Moses Attai and Aniedi Akaninyene Isok in Nigeria.  Dr. Paul Giammalvo in Indonesia has contributed a major paper titled “Thirty+ Years of Developing and Assessing COMPETENT PROJECT PRACTITIONERS using Project Based Learning – Notes from the Field and ‘Lessons Learned’”. Patrick Weaver in Australia has made another significant contribution to the history of project management with his new paper “The Origins and History of Earned Value Management.”  Please read at least one of these papers to increase your knowledge and broaden your perspective.


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2022). Welcome to the August 2022 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VIII, August. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pmwj120-Aug2022-Pells-welcome-to-the-August-2022-pmwj.pdf

About the Author

David L. Pells

Managing Editor, PMWJ
Managing Director, PMWL


 David L. Pells, PMI Fellow, HonFAPM, ISIPM, PMA, is Managing Editor and publisher of the PM World Journal (www.pmworldjournal.com) and Managing Director of the PM World Library (www.pmworldlibrary.net). David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 40 years of experience on a variety of programs and projects, including engineering, construction, energy, defense, transit, technology and nuclear security, and project sizes ranging from thousands to billions of dollars. He occasionally acts as project management advisor for U.S. national laboratories and international programs, and currently serves as an independent advisor for a major U.S. national security program.

David Pells has been an active professional leader in the United States since the 1980s, as founder and president of several PMI chapters, founder of PMI’s first SIG (Project Earth), and member of the PMI board of directors twice.  He was founder and chair of the Global Project Management Forum (1995-2000), an annual meeting of leaders of PM associations from around the world. David was awarded PMI’s Person of the Year award in 1998 and Fellow Award, PMI’s highest honor, in 1999. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK; the Instituto Italiano di Project Management (ISIMP) in Italy; and Project Management Associates (PMA) in India.

Former managing editor of PM World Today, he is the creator, editor and publisher of the PM World Journal (ISSN: 2330-4880).  David has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from Idaho State University in the USA.  He has published widely and spoken at conferences and events worldwide.  David lives near Dallas, Texas and can be contacted at editor@pmworldjournal.com.

To see other works by David Pells, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/david-l-pells/