Welcome to the July 2022 PMWJ



By David L. Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the July 2022 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 119th monthly edition. This month’s PMWJ contains 35 new works by 51 different authors representing 14 different countries, one of our largest and most diverse editions. Much of this growth is due to our including this month a featured paper with seven co-authors, three student papers by a total of 10 co-authors and four second edition papers by five different authors.  More on these below.  As in all of our more robust editions, this one also contains excellent interviews, featured papers, articles, reports and books reviews.  A tribute and personal story are also included this month, so please enjoy this new edition.

We begin with a Tribute to the late Professor Emeritus Peter Allan Thompson by his colleague Prof. Stephen Wearne in the UK.  The eminent Prof Thompson was co-founder and leader of the Project Management Group at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST).  Prof Thompson passed away in late 2021 at the age of 91, so this is a belated tribute.  Thank you, Stephen!

Two excellent Interviews are included in the Interviews category, but note a third interview in the report from Italy by Alessandro Quagliarini in the reports section below. The interview provided by PMWJ correspondent Yasmina Khelifi in Paris is a wonderful Q&A with award-winning musician and orchestra conductor Dr. Tiffany Chang. Dr. Chang offers some tremendous personal observations and leadership lessons relevant for project managers from the world of classical music.  The second interview by PMWJ correspondent Spring at PMR in Beijing is with Elmar Kutsch, author and associate professor at Cranfield School of Management in the UK.  Elmar is author of the well-received books The Art of Organisational Resilience and Mindful Project Management. Don’t miss these excellent interviews.

Two significant Featured Papers are included this month.  “A framework for internship programmes in South Africa” is co-authored by Alice Lubega and Cecile Schultz, Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management based in Pretoria.  PM internship programmes are well-established in Germany and the UK. Now South Africa has a solid model that can also change lives and support the future PM profession there.

The second featured paper may have even more impact.  “Project, Program and Portfolio Management for the National Recovery and Resilience Plans in the European Union” is co-authored by a team of PM leaders organized by ISIPM (Istituto Italiano di Project Management).  Co-authors are Federico Minelle, Massimo Pirozzi, Alessandro Quagliarini, Francesca Apponi, Francesca Bursciotti, Damiano Buzzi and Marianna Mancone.  According to the author’s abstract, which is worth repeating here: “The European Union (EU), in order to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and also to make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient, and, in general, better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions, decided to allocate special additional funding called Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), which is a temporary instrument that makes available to the EU Nations about €750 billion in loans and grants. The Recovery and Resilience Facility is based on six “pillars”– i.e. green transition, digital transformation, economic cohesion, productivity and competitiveness, social and territorial cohesion, health, economic, social, and institutional resilience, and policies for the next generation – and is composed of 27 National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs), one for each EU Country…


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2022). Welcome to the July 2022 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VII, July. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/pmwj119-Jul2022-Pells-welcome-to-the-July-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

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