Welcome to the October 2023 PMWJ



By David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the October 2023 edition of the PM World Journal, the 134th monthly edition of this practitioner-oriented publication. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and very interesting edition, with 33 new works by 35 different authors representing 15 different countries. The new additions this month bring our totals to 4,827 works by 1,892 different authors representing 90+ countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

Two interesting Interviews are included this month. PMWJ correspondent Yasmina Khelifi in Paris has interviewed Lenka Pincot, Chief of Staff to PMI CEO Pierre Le Manh. Lenka not only discusses her own introduction to project management but reveals more about some of PMI’s strategic initiatives with which she is intimately involved.  The second interview is also terrific, a Q&A with Dr. Yan Liu, a young Chinese scholar, by Ms. Evelyn Chao.  Evelyn is a high school student in Washington, DC who is passionate about project management and the founder of the nonprofit organization PM Ready Inc. (www.pmready.org) a web-based platform for inspiring other young people and fostering intergenerational conversations about project leadership. Check out these interesting interviews this month.

Seven Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in five different countries.  Three papers are by young professionals in Indonesia whose papers were prepared during a 6-month long Graduate-Level Competency Development/Capacity Building Program developed by PT Mitrata Citragraha and led by Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo to prepare candidates for AACE CCP or other certifications. These deeply researched and referenced papers by Samuel Yonathan Montang, Muhammad Fadhli Zilikram and Glenn Cahya Dwi Ramanhan advance estimating, scheduling and cost management in Indonesia’s important oil and gas industry.

The four other featured papers also address important topics in the PM field.  “Navigating the Transition from Project Management to Product Management” is by Devang Patel, Sakhi Aggrawal and Kevin Dittman at Purdue University in the U.S. “An Introduction to Urgent Emergency Project Management” is by Prof. Dr. M. F. Harake in France. “Circular Economy: What does it mean for project professionals” is by Raju Rao, a very experienced PM professional in Chennai, India.  Pascal Mabelo in South Africa is the author of “Risk Management and Project Context”, another hot topic these days.

Six Series Articles are included by true thought leaders in six different countries.  Dr. Deepa Bhide in India is back with another powerful article related to “Healthcare and Project Management” titled “Team Management in Healthcare Projects”. Dr. Stanislaw Gasik in Poland has authored the next in his series on “Let’s Talk About Public Projects”; this month’s article is titled “Projects in state development stages” in which he discusses projects in the context of a country’s stage of development (with different models considered). This seems like a very significant yet seldom considered context related to projects and project management in the public sector. It seems that every month I engage with these two authors regarding their series as well as various issues in their respective sectors – healthcare and government.  These are incredibly important industries that have been underserved by the project management professional field (and literature), in my opinion, even though they represent massive portions of the global economy and affect billions of PM stakeholders.


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2023). Welcome to the October 2023 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/pmwj134-Oct2023-Pells-welcome-to-the-Oct-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/