Welcome to the November 2023 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor, PMWJ

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the November 2023 edition of the PM World Journal, the 135th monthly edition of this practitioner-oriented publication. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 29 new works by 42 different authors representing 15 different countries. The new editions this month bring our totals to 4,857 works by 1,910 different authors representing 90+ countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

A Short Reminder – Why we are here

For our regular readers and authors, this probably isn’t necessary, but for new readers I thought it might be useful to clarify the purpose and objectives for this journal.  What is it all about anyway?  The PMWJ is a practitioner-oriented digital publication.  While its format was modeled on that of traditional academic journals, the PMWJ is not a refereed academic journal.  We don’t keep track of impact factors, although we most likely have one due to the quality and depth of some of our contents.

Rather the PMWJ is intended to be a resource for both sharing knowledge and practical learning.  The journal also provides an important service to professionals who want to both share information and get published (which is an essential step for career development). In that regard, we don’t publish anything anonymously; every work in the PMWJ is accompanied by an author profile with background summary, photo and location – usually with a national flag for their home country.  While many argue that content should stand on its own, I argue that one’s background, education, experience, location and even culture can be relevant to fully understanding an article or paper.

Finally, the PMWJ publishes original works in various categories to both increase variety as well as facilitate contextual understanding and usefulness. We also keep things simple, no complicated submittal process or wait times.  Authors just email an original work to me along with bio and photo; I review and apply our standard format.  All works are then returned to authors for final approval or editing prior to publication.  Neither authors nor readers are charged any fees. The PMWJ is a free online publication; works received by the 20th of each month can normally be included in the next monthly edition.  Please consider sharing your experience, knowledge or research through the PMWJ.  Just send me something to publish.

Now, what’s in this month’s journal?

This month in the Journal

One Letter to the Editor is included in this edition on the topic of project management for disasters and emergencies, by a professional in the UK looking for opportunities in this field. If you are in this business or know of an opening, please read this article and contact Mr. Owan.

One Interview is included this month, courtesy of PMWJ correspondent Yasmina Khelifi in Paris, with Dr. Darius Danesh, CEO of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). I’ve been wondering what AIPM is up to recently. Dr. Danesh answers some of those questions along with some interesting personal observations. Please check out this interesting interview.


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How to cite this work: Pells, D.L. (2023). Welcome to the November 2023 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/pmwj135-Nov2023-Pells-welcome-to-the-Nov-2023-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/