Welcome to the June 2022 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the June 2022 edition of the PM World Journal, the 118th monthly edition. This month’s PMWJ contains 30 new works by 38 different authors representing 14 different countries, another diverse edition with strong works by very experienced experts and professionals. Publishing today, May 30th and the earliest we have gone live in years, I was surprised with the depth and range of submittals this month. The ongoing support of advisors, correspondents and previous authors is greatly appreciated.  This month also sees some renewal of book reviews and second editions, which also explains the uptick. But it’s great in any case.  I hope you enjoy this edition.

Three Letters to the Editors are included this month, from Max Wideman in Canada, Reinhard Wagner in Germany and Kik Piney in France. Max and Reinhard weighed in on my May editorial about the war in Ukraine, which I thought might produce more reactions.  Indirectly, I’ve heard from other readers who support my position.  Perhaps it was too forceful and opinionated for others though.  Kik Piney, on the other hand, wrote to offer a different source of schedule and budget overruns in response to Ken Smith’s May advisory on root causes of schedule delays.  Read these feedback pieces by very experienced PM professionals and send us a reaction (or two).

Three Interviews are also included, two by Yasmina Khelifi in Paris and one by Ipek Sahra Ozguler in Istanbul.  Yasmina has interviewed another PMWJ correspondent, Angélica Larios in Mexico City, who has teamed up with Ipek to publish a new book titled “Perspectives of Latin American Women in Project Management”, which is the general topic of the interview.  Yasmina’s second short but interesting interview is with Eiji Taoka, the IT systems director for the Tokyo Olympics. Ipek’s interview is another great one, this month with Joe Cahill, Chief Customer Officer at the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest PM professional organization.  Mr. Cahill is former acting PMI CEO and one of the highest ranking and most influential officers at PMI, so his comments and perspectives are always worth reading.  This interview is a good example!

Another set of three, Featured Papers, includes major new works by Dr. Dale Deardorff in California and Bob Prieto in Florida.  Dale’s paper reflects continued work on his theme of “Pracademic Project Leadership” while Bob’s contribution is on the ever increasingly important topic of “Environmental, Social and Governance Risks in the Engineering and Construction Sector.”  Prof Antonio Bassi in Lagorno, Switzerland has submitted a paper with seven co-authors, a result of their research on Resilient Project Management at the University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).  I want to thank these authors for their important contributions this month.

Series articles are monthly contributions by leading thinkers and writers on topics that we think should be of high interest to PMWJ readers.  These are all authors that we know well, who have been invited to share their knowledge and views in the PMWJ on a regular basis. Four such articles are included this month.  Dr. Reinhard Wagner in Germany has contributed a new instalment in his series on “Projects and Project Management for a Sustainable Social Impact.” Henny Portman in The Netherlands has authored a new article in his series on agile PM, “Sensemaking in the Agile Forest”, this one titled “Is an agile team always autonomous?” Martin Hopkinson in the United Kingdom has provided a new brief guide in his series on “Practical Project Risk Management”, this month on a “Top-Down Multicycle Risk Management Process.”  Jeff Oltmann in Oregon has contributed a first set of simple tools in a new series on “Quick Tips for Team Leaders”, based on his decades of executive and advisory roles in technology organizations.


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How to cite this work: Pells, D.L. (2022). Welcome to the June 2022 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/pmwj118-Jun2022-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/