Welcome to the June 2023 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the June 2023 edition of the PM World Journal, the 130th monthly edition of this practitioner-oriented publication. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 35 new works by 42 different authors representing 15 different countries. The new editions this month bring our totals to 4,691 works by 1,846 different authors representing 90+ countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

Three Letters to the Editor are included in this edition. Bob Prieto (USA), Martin Hopkinson (UK) and Dr. Paul Giammalvo (Indonesia) have all offered serious feedback about works recently published in the PMWJ. It’s actually nice to get these emails as they prove someone is reading the journal. I would welcome more, so if you have a comment or reaction to something in the journal this month, by all means contact me.

One Interview is included this month, an important exchange with Alan Boddison, Chief Executive of APM in the UK, by Yasmina Khelifi in Paris.  Yasmina is very good at cornering global figures in the PM world to interview; this month is certainly no exception.  Adam has not been at the helm of APM for very long, so this is a good opportunity to see what APM’s top leader is thinking and planning.  Thank you Adam and Yasmina.

Seven interesting Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in five different countries.  “Mega Construction Projects in South Africa: Cultural Complexity” by Gcobisa Mashegoana at Eskom Holdings discusses some of the cultural issues in her country that seriously complicate the implementation of large projects there. In “An Early Warning System for Projects with Rolling Wave Planning Characteristics”, co-authors Dr. Steve Ford, Dr. Jay Hanan and Kelly Benson in Colorado introduce a novel approach for planning projects with medium and long timeframes. Pascal Mabelo in South Africa has authored “Risk Management and Project Life Cycle”, a discussion of two critical aspects of project management.  Pat Weaver in Melbourne is back this month with another ground-breaking paper titled “Predicting Completion of Agile & Distributed Projects.”

Another South African author, Ashley Majika, has contributed a paper titled “Implications of organizational capacity on project delivery of SMMEs in South Africa: A review of literature.” This is most likely a relevant topic for PM professionals in many countries.  “Sustainable Project Management: A multidimensional value-based approach” is another ground-breaking paper this month by a team of authors and researchers in Italy led by Massimo Pirozzi and Alessandro Quagliarini, long time PMWJ advisors and correspondents. Hats off to their team of Francesca Apponi, Francesca Brusciotti, Cecilia Buzzi, Antonio Mendicino, Claudia Milani and Davide Raguso. The final featured paper by Tangguh Wijoseno in Jakarta is on the rather specialized and advanced topic of “Modifying The Lang Factor using Process Plant Project Date Cost in Pertamina for more Precision, Valid and Reliable Class 4 Estimation Purpose in Indonesia.” Tangguh and his paper were referred to us by Dr. Paul Giammalvo.  Thank you, Paul!

Series Articles are included by six regular series authors; we also introduce a new series this month by well-known author, thought leader and PMI Fellow Ricardo Viana VargasDr. Deepa Bhide’s new article in her “Healthcare and Project Management” series is titled “Patient Care as a Project” and is based on her recent experience as a receiver of medical treatment.  It’s a new and important perspective, so please take a look.  Stanislaw Gasik in Poland has authored a new article in his series on “Let’s Talk About Public Projects”, this one addressing “Public Project Governance – What the public administration needs project for.” If you work of a government agency or contractor, please follow and read this series of articles. “The evolution of agile frameworks” is the final article in his series on “Sensemaking in the Agile Forest” by agile PM expert Henny Portman in The Netherlands. This is a wrap; read this one, then revisit others in the series if you missed any.


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2023). Welcome to the June 2023 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/pmwj130-Jun2023-Pells-welcome-to-the-June-2023-pm-world-journal.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/