Welcome to the February 2023 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the February 2023 edition of the PM World Journal, the 126th monthly edition. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 27 new works by 26 different authors representing 16 different countries. The new editions this month bring our totals to 4,542 works by 1,803 different authors representing 90 different countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

Three interesting Interviews are included this month. PMWJ correspondent Ipek Sahra Ozguler has interviewed Mr. Hakan Kantas, Business Continuity Manager at Halkbank AS in Istanbul.  PMWJ correspondent Yasmina Khelifi in Paris has interviewed Ricardo Naciff, President of the PMI France Chapter. The third interview is with PMWJ Honorary Academic Advisor Prof. Darren Dalcher in the UK, initiated by a former correspondent who could not complete the interview. It’s now a wrap! These are all outstanding discussions on topics of interest to many of you.

Four Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in five different countries. “Decrypting the DNA of Megaprojects: A Model-based Management Approach using the Viable System Model” is by Michael Frahm in Germany and Dr. Martin Pfiffner in Switzerland. “Effectively managing negative and neutral stakeholders: a critical challenge” is a new paper by Massimo Pirozzi in Rome. “Scheduling Challenges in Agile & Distributed Projects” is an interesting new paper by Pat Weaver in Australia. “Pracademic Program Leadership: The Firefighter’s Guide to Planning Success” is a new paper by Dr. Dale Deardorff in California. These are serious additions to the PM body of knowledge, so please review and read if you have interest in these topics.

One Student Paper is included this month. We were happy to receive and publish a very well researched and written paper by Indonesian high school student Zavier Naafi Rahmansyah.  The paper titled “’Project Managing’ Your Best-Choice University using Multi-Attribute Decision-Making” is an excellent example of using the MADM model for evaluating options, in this case, selection of a university to attend.  Thank you to Dr. Paul Giammalvo in Jakarta for forwarding this paper to us for consideration, and congratulations to Zavier for the paper’s excellent contents.

Six Series Articles are included by six authors in five countries, all of whom are well known experts in their respective PM field…


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2023). Welcome to the February 2023 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue II, February. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/pmwj126-Feb2023-Pells-welcome-to-this-edition.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/