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David Pells,

Managing Editor


Addison, Texas, USA – Welcome to the December edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based publication serving the world of professional program and project management (P/PM). As stated on the PMWJ website, the objectives for the journal include:  (1) to support the creation of new P/PM knowledge; (2) to provide more recognition and visibility for authors, the ones who create that knowledge; (3) to support the sharing of P/PM knowledge with those new to the field or in organizations and locations where additional P/PM knowledge and information are needed; (4) to provide an easily accessible repository of P/PM knowledge and information; and (5) to advance the application of professional P/PM for solving more of the world’s problems.  Each month we will issue a Call for Papers, inviting experts, researchers and practitioners worldwide to share their knowledge by submitting an article or paper for publication.  If you have knowledge to share, or an article or paper to publish, contact [email protected].

This month’s edition of the PMWJ includes 34 articles, papers, reports and book reviews from 17 different countries, reflecting the continued globalization of our readers and contributors.  Authors in 6 countries have contributed Featured Papers in this issue.  Dr. Pieter Steyn in South Africa has authored an interesting paper entitled “Sustainable Strategic Supply Chain Leadership and Management.”  Alan Stretton, PhD in Australia has co-authored a stimulating paper with Terrence Blythman entitled “Alternative Scenarios for the Future of Project Management. Patrick Weaver in Australia is the author of an important new paper – “Henry A. Gantt, 1861-1919: Debunking the myths, a retrospective view of his work”. Allesandro Bolloni in Italy has provided a paper on “Benefits Realisation Management for Enterprise Success.”  Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President of Fluor Corporation in the USA, has athored “Comparison of Design Bid Build and Design Build Operation and Maintain Project Delivery.”  Russell Archibald, who lives in Mexico, has teamed up with Ivano Di Filippo and Daniele Di Fillippo in Italy to author an important new paper on“The Six-Phase Comprehensive Project Life Cycle Model.”  These are all serious papers; we hope they are useful to our readers this month.

Three Series Articles are included this month. Prof Darren Dalcher in the UK has organized an “Advances in Project Management” article by Dr. Göran Brulin and Dr. Lennart Svensson in Sweden, “Sustainable Change in Large Projects”.  Professors Brulin and Svensson are the authors of the book “Managing Sustainable Development Programmes” published by Gower in 2012.  Darren has also provided an introductory article entitled “Sustainability and Success”.  The team of Russ MartinelliTim Rahschulte and Jim Waddell at the Program Management Academy in Oregon, USA are authors of “Senior Management Enablers for Distributed Project Teams” in their “Program Management Commentary” series.

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About the Author

DAVID PELLS

Managing Editor, PMWJ

David L. Pells is Managing Editor of the PM World Journal, a global eJournal for program and project management, and Executive Director of the PM World Library. He is also the president and CEO of PM World, the virtual organization behind the journal and library, and of PM World Services, an executive P/PM advisory firm.  David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 35 years of experience on a wide variety of programs and projects, including engineering, construction, defense, energy, transit, high technology, and nuclear security, and project sizes ranging from several thousand to ten billion dollars. He has been an active professional leader in the United States since the 1980s, serving on the board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) twice.  David was awarded PMI’s Person of the Year award in 1998 and Fellow Award in 1999. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK; Project Management Associates (PMA – India); and of the Russian Project Management Association SOVNET.  From June 2006 until March 2012, he was the managing editor of the globally acclaimed PM World Today eJournal.  David has published widely, speaks at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].