Welcome to the September 2022 PMWJ



By David L. Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the September 2022 edition of the PM World Journal, the 121st monthly edition. With this edition, we kick off the second decade of the journal, following our 10-year anniversary edition last month. This month’s PMWJ is another diverse and interesting edition, with 25 new works by 26 different authors representing 15 different countries. The new editions this month bring our totals to 4,399 works by 1,771 different authors representing 90 different countries published in the PMWJ to date and now archived in the PM World Library.

Rather than waxing eloquently on some personal topic, I thought I would try to shorten the welcome article this month by focusing on its real purpose, to simply give more credit and recognition to the contributing authors.

The Interview this month is an outstanding Q&A with Elizabeth Harrin in the UK provided by our Paris correspondent Yasmina Khelifi.  Elizabeth is an award-winning author, blogger and speaker, and perhaps best known as the creator of the popular “Girls’ Guide to Project Management” and more recently “A Rebel’s Guide to Project Management”. The interview is titled “More than Juggling! Some Personal Insights on Managing Multiple Projects”, which is also the subject of Elizabeth’s excellent new book.

Four Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in four different countries.  “The role of human resource management on a merge and acquisition process” is an important new research paper by Yousra Chebbo, a PhD student in Beirut, Lebanon. “Second Order Pareto Analysis”, by Pascal Bohulu Mabelo in South Africa, is an interesting extension of a well-known concept in management and statistics, applied to projects. “The Origins and History of Earned Value Management: ‘A Contractor’s Perspective’” by Paul Giammalvo in Jakarta, Indonesia is a long, detailed response to last month’s paper on the history of EVM by Pat Weaver in Melbourne (a debate of high potential interest to those in the EVM and performance management fields). “Revisiting models of organizational and project contexts” by Alan Stretton in Australia is an important update to his previously published works on the same topic.  In my opinion, Alan is now substantially advancing the project management body of knowledge on a number of critical topics.  I encourage all readers to seriously read his new paper.

Five Series Articles are included by six authors in four countries, all of whom are well known experts in the PM field.  Henny Portman in The Netherlands has contributed “Prioritizing in an Agile team”, the latest in his series on “Sensemaking in the Agile Forest”. Lynda Bourne in Australia has authored a highly relevant new article in her series on “Project Management in the time of Covid”, this one titled “Rethinking Communication”. Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun, well-known American thought leaders have authored an interesting new article titled “The Experience Focused Portfolio Decision-Making” in their series titled “The Connected Future Business Culture: The Great Project Management Accelerator.” The latest useful article in his series on “Practical Project Risk Management” by the UK’s Martin Hopkinson is titled “Pre and Post Mitigation Estimates: A brief guide”. “Gathering Information: Brainstorming” by Jeff Oltmann in Portland, Oregon is his newest contribution in his series of “Quick Tips for Team Leaders”, which should be especially useful to new project managers and teams.


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How to cite this paper: Pells, D.L. (2022). Welcome to the September 2022 PMWJ; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/pmwj121-Sep2022-Pells-welcome-to-this-edition.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 Journalwww.pmworldjournal.com ) and Managing Director of the PM World Librarywww.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/