Welcome to the January 2022 PMWJ



By David L. Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2022 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 113th monthly edition. This month’s PMWJ contains 25 new works by 27 different authors representing 14 different countries. I am very happy to see the PMWJ remain a highly diverse publication, with so many different authors and countries represented in the contents again this month.  It’s something I am definitely proud of.  Speaking of achievements, let’s look back at the last year for a few minutes.

Some 2021 Results

Over 12 monthly editions last year, we published an astonishing 336 different works by 125 different authors residing in 45 different countries (an average of 28 works by 30 different authors in 15 countries every month). Although a majority of our readers are in countries where English is the predominant language, as can be seen in the flag counter on the PMWJ home page, the diversity supports our mission to promote knowledge sharing worldwide. I continue to learn something new every month from authors in many countries; none of us knows everything.  We need to continue sharing experiences and information.  Continuous learning is so critical in the project management field, where no one can possibly experience all there is to know.

Readership seems to be holding steady at around 300-400 unique visitors to the PMWJ website per day (according to our ISP).  Traffic to the PM World Library (PMWL), where all works in the PMWJ are archived, has been slightly higher at around 500/day. Total works in the PM World Collection in the PMWL totaled 4,139 at the end of the year, by 1,696 different authors (each of whom has an author showcase in the PMWL). In May we announced the winners of the PMWJ Editor’s Choice Awards for 2020, in four categories (papers, articles, reports and interviews, case studies and stories).  We will do so again for 2021 works again this year, and much earlier in the year this time.

The PMWJ could not be successful without the support of our advisors and correspondents, for which I am extremely grateful. Many are regular authors and contributors to the journal each month; others weigh in periodically behind the scenes.  During 2021 we were happy and honored to welcome the following five new honorary global advisors: Reinhard Wagner, former GPM and IPMA chair in March; Mary McKinlay, Fellow of both APM and IPMA, in July; Prof Mlalden Radujkovi, PhD, former IPMA chair, in August; Yanping Chen, PhD, PMI Fellow and former director, in October; and Antonio Nieto Rodriguez, Fellow and former chair of PMI, in November.  The PMWJ Honorary Global Advisors Team now consists of 25 Fellows and former leaders of the world’s largest and most influential project management associations.

The following professors were named honorary academic advisors for the PMWJ in 2021: Prof Bill Moylan, PhD, Eastern Michigan University, USA; Prof Natalie Drouin, PhD, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada; Prof Iris Tommelein, PhD, University of California at Berkeley, USA; and Prof Vito Introna, PhD, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy (agreed in 2021, announced on 4 January 2022). The PMWJ Honorary Academic Advisory team now includes 29 highly-respected academic leaders in the project management field at major universities around the world.  We will continue to invite academic leaders to participate as interest in both the PMWJ and PMWL among university students continues to grow.

I was very happy to introduce the following seven new PMWJ international correspondents in 2021: Alessandro Quagliarini (Italy), Antonio Bassi (Switzerland), Yasmina Khelifi (France), Laurie Ferrier (Belgium), Kartikyan Ramamurthy (India), Obi Omoregie (UAE), and Arief Prasetyo (Indonesia).  Our correspondents provide regular reports, articles and interviews and are both invaluable and so greatly appreciated.  The PMWJ International Correspondents Team now includes 25 dynamic project professionals, including several globally-recognized experts and leaders.


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2022). Welcome to the January 2022 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue I, January.Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/pmwj113-Jan2022-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, SOVNET 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 a 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 (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 – Italy); Project Management Associates (PMA – India); and the Russian Project Management Association (SOVNET).  In 2010 he was made an honorary member of the Project Management Association of Nepal.

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/