Welcome to the October 2022 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the October 2022 edition of the PM World Journal, the 122nd monthly edition. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 30 new works by 33 different authors representing 14 different countries. The new additions this month bring our totals to 4,429 works by 1,780 different authors representing 90 different countries published in the PMWJ to date and archived in the PM World Library.

Two Interviews are included this month, by PMWJ correspondents Yasmina Khelifi in Paris and Ipek Sahra Ozguler in Istanbul. Yasmina has provided her interview with Mr. Stéphane Derouin, co-founder of the PMI France chapter many years ago who I originally met in Paris in 1996.  It’s great to hear from him again, to read his answers to Yasmina’s questions, and to learn that he is still so active in the PM professional world.  Ipek’s interview with Dave Garrett is her second this year with PMI’s Chief Strategy and Growth Officer. As was her first one in March, this interview is again interesting and enlightening.  Please read these two interviews.

Five Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in five different countries, maybe more.  Doctoral candidate Tatiana El Sayah Kharma in Beirut has authored an interesting research paper titled “The role of project human resources management in organizational health projects.” Two more academic research papers are by authors in Sri Lanka and Dubai.  “Incorporating Sustainable procurement practices in the Construction Industry in Sri Lanka: Benefits and Challenges” is co-authored by Prof. Rangika Halwatura and K. A. Buddhika P. Kodithuwakku at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, although Mr. Kodithuwakku is actually working in Denmark. “Project Portfolio Management Governance Processes: An insider view on factor leading to disintegration” is a very interesting paper by doctoral student Mithun Nagawade and professors Dr. Pranab Pani and Dr. Monica Gallant at the S P Jain School of Global Management in Dubai.

Following several email exchanges with Dr. Andrew Grandage at Western Carolina University in North Carolina, he has provided a research paper based on his study of project management in state government agencies in the United States.  His important paper this month titled “Enterprise Project Management: The State of the States” provides a snapshot of where things stand in many U.S. states. Hopefully more research on this important topic will follow.

The final featured paper this month is another by Alan Stretton in Sydney titled “Re-affirming the importance of users in all project contexts.” Alan appears to be the leading experienced voice trying to clear the air on a topic that is far more important than it seems to be in various PM standards and guides. Alan and I have discussed this at length, and we’re in agreement.  It’s a big picture topic much like the one about doing the right project.  If users don’t use the outputs of your project, if they don’t realize the outcomes, the project will be deemed a failure. Users are that important for every project!  Why isn’t that sinking in yet!

Six Series Articles are included by leading PM experts in five different countries…


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2022). Welcome to the October 2022 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/pmwj122-Oct2022-Pells-welcome-to-the-October-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.

To see other works by David Pells, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/david-l-pells/