Welcome to the February 2024 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the February 2024 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 138th monthly edition of this practitioner-oriented publication. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 38 new works by 42 different authors representing 16 different countries. The new editions this month bring our totals to 4,949 works by 1,940 different authors representing 90+ countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

This edition starts with a sad and poignant but celebratory Tribute to the late Dr. J. Davidson Frame, PMI Fellow, who passed away recently in Virginia, USA.  David, as he was known to his family and friends, was one of the most influential and respected former leaders of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management professional body. At the time of his passing, he was the academic director at the University of Management and Technology, which he and his wife Yanping Chen founded in 1998.  David was also a friend of mine for over 30 years. His influence and friendships spanned the globe, as this tribute reflects.  It includes personal memories, tributes and condolences from his family and friends around the world.  We are honored to offer this collective remembrance.

One Interview is included this month, courtesy of PMWJ correspondent Yasmina Khelifi in Paris, with Connie Beck, Fellow and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), Australia’s national PM association. Ms. Beck answers Yasmina’s interesting questions related to her background, AIPM activities and her future projections for the PM profession in her country. Check out this interesting interview.

Eight Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in eight different countries.  These good papers are a mix of academic and professional research, by professors, graduate students and very senior project management practitioners.  The topics range from theory and process to practical experience and issues. Rather than describe the titles and authors, I can say that these are substantial works representing many hours of research and writing.  So please review the titles and summaries and read those that may apply to you or your organization. Several are a little dry, several are industry or country specific, and several on topics that should apply to everyone. If you have a reaction or comment on any of these, please send a letter-to-the-editor (email) to me to share with others – or contact the author directly.

Seven Series Articles are included by nine authors in five countries, all of whom are well known experts in the PM field…


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How to cite this work: Pells, D.L. (2024). Welcome to the February 2024 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue II, February. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pmwj138-Feb2024-Pells-welcome-to-the-February-2024-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 program management advisor for the U.S. government.

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, 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/