Welcome to the December 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal


David Pells

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA


Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 41st edition of the Journal contains 30 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 37 different authors in 14 different countries. News articles about projects and project management around the world are also included. Since the primary mission of the journal is to support the sharing of knowledge related to program and project management (P/PM), please share this month’s edition with others in your network.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience (and stories) related to program and project management. A wide variety of original works are included in the PMWJ each month. Share knowledge and gain visibility for yourself and your organization; publish an article or paper in the PMWJ. See our Call for Papers and review the Author Guidelines for the journal. Then just email your original work to [email protected].

This month in the Journal

This month I am changing my approach to this editorial. Rather than review the contents, I would like to share my view on the works included this month. We begin with an interesting interview of PMI chair-elect Antonio Nieto-Rodgriguez, provided by our correspondent in Istanbul, Ms. İpek Sahra Özgüler. This is our second interview in a row of a PMI board member from Turkey, demonstrating a certain interest in the opinions of PMI leaders by readers in that country.

The five Featured Papers this month are all focused on advanced topics aimed at organizational leaders – such topics as benefits, maturity, strategy and value. Interestingly, the authors are in five different countries suggesting that such advanced topics are now permeating the profession worldwide. This is a positive trend, also suggesting that professional project management is gaining acceptance in more countries. It’s great that the PMWJ is now reflecting those developments.

Our series authors continue to address important aspects of P/PM; their works this month are again educational, informative and valuable. So please read them. Most have been in the P/PM field for decades and really are thought leaders in our profession. Each month their works contribute significantly to the project management body of knowledge.

Advisory and Commentary articles are contributed by individuals who have knowledge, experience or opinions to share. They are often focused on specific issues or tools, and this month is no exception. Advice is offered related to strategic information processing, agile methodology, balancing PRINCE2 with PMBOK processes, and two fascinating career related topics.


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About the Author



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. David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 35 years of experience on a variety of programs and projects, including energy, engineering, construction, defense, 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. 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; Project Management Associates (PMA – India); and Russian Project Management Association SOVNET. From June 2006 until March 2012, he was the managing editor of the globally acclaimed PM World Today eJournal. He occasionally provides high level advisory support for major programs and global organizations. David has published widely, spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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

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