Welcome to the June 2024 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the June 2024 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 142nd monthly edition of this practitioner-oriented publication. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 36 new works by 45 different authors representing 15 different countries. The new editions this month bring our totals to 5,080 works by 1,977 different authors representing 90+ countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

One Letter to the Editor is included in this edition on the topic of Better Progress Measurement, in response to the advisory article in the May PMWJ by Jean Luc Ozoux.  The email came from our faithful reader and contributor Dr. Ken Smith in Manila.  Ken has weighed in based on his decades of experience with this very topic.

Two Interviews are included this month. PMWJ correspondent Ipek Sahra Ozguler in Istanbul has interviewed Dr. Robert Joslin, founder and President of the Switzerland based Association of International Project Management Officers (AIPMO). PMWJ correspondent Yasmina Khelifi in Paris has contributed an interview with Deanna Landers, PMI Fellow and past Chair of the PMI Board of Director.  Deanna is founder and Chair of the Board of Project Managers Without Borders, based in the USA and recently acquired by PMI. Check out these very interesting interviews to learn something about important PM organizations that you probably did not even know existed.

A record 11 Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in five different countries.  As usual these good and serious papers are a mix of academic and professional research results, by professors, graduate students and senior project management experts and professionals.  The topics are directly or indirectly related to program and project management. Rather than mention all of 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 one or two. Several are a little dry, several fascinating, a couple on significant topics, and a couple on entirely new subjects.  These authors are making serious contributions to the global PM body of knowledge with new topics, new models and new information. You will be both impressed and surprised by some of these.

Four Series Articles are included this month, three by returning authors and one by a new team of contributors.  Dr. Deepa Bhide in India is back with another powerful article related to “the Future of Healthcare and AI” titled “Empowering Healthcare with Ethics and Efficiency”. This is another outstanding and important work; if you are involved with any aspect of healthcare, please read this new piece.

Dr. Stanislaw Gasik in Poland has authored the next in his series on “Let’s Talk About Public Projects”, this month’s article titled “Advanced project support”.  Dr. Gasik deeply understands the issues, challenges and nuances related to implementing program and project management in the public sector.  His series of articles comprise a master class for those working in any public agency, at the national, state or local levels.  There are projects and programs in every government agency and at every level, thousands of initiatives that require effective project management. If you are a PM or PMP engaged in public service, read and learn from Stan Gasik. He’s an international expert; if you have a question, send him an email.


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How to cite this work: Pells, D.L. (2024). Welcome to the June 2024 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/pmwj142-Jun2024-Pells-welcome-to-the-June-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 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/