Welcome to the June Edition

David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the June 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 11th edition of this web-based publication serving the world of professional program and project management (P/PM).  This month’s edition contains 38 new articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 40 authors in 16 different countries, again reflecting the global nature of our readers and contributors.  An additional 40+ news articles about projects and project management around the world are included, with around 20 countries represented this month.

I want to begin this paper by addressing three editorial issues: new banner, message and image; monthly invitation to authors; and PM World Library status.

New banner, message and image

As our regular readers will have already noticed, we have changed the banner on our website, updating to much more dynamic images and colors.  We have also modified our message to emphasize “knowledge sharing” related to program and project management; we believe this more accurately reflects the mission of the PMWJ.  While the journal continues to support continuous learning, that will be the primary mission of the PM World Library.  These changes will do doubt effect our image in the PM profession, we hope for the better.  I want to thank Stacy Goff in Colorado, Ewa Bednarczyk and Dana Kowal in Poland for their help with these changes.

Invitation to authors

We regularly publish a “call for papers” for the PMWJ, but sometimes we forget.  This is a reminder that we are constantly seeking good articles, papers and information about program and project management.  If you are an experienced program or project manager, project management professional, or leader of a professional organization, please consider sending us a ‘Commentary’ article about some topic of personal interest.  If you are an academic leader, graduate student, researcher or professional with a paper resulting from serious research, consider submitting a ‘Featured Paper’ or ‘Student Paper’.  If you are a PM expert, consultant or executive with a solution to share, send us an ‘Advisory’ article for the next edition.  We publish a wide variety of articles and papers, case studies and reports, book reviews and news stories.

Gain some visibility for yourself or your organization; share your knowledge; publish an article in the PMWJ.  Contact [email protected].

PM World Library update

Many of you know that we have been working on a new PM World Library (PMWL) to provide a searchable archive of all works originally published in the PMWJ.  The new PMWL is now live in a Beta version at www.pmworldlibrary.net.  There is much work to do there but you can see the direction we are headed.  If you have any comments or suggestions, they would be welcomed at [email protected].

Now – In This Edition

The June edition begins with four Featured Papers by five authors in four countries.  Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President at Fluor Corporation in the USA, has authored another paper titled “Project Categorization and Assessment Utilizing Multivariate Statistical Techniques.”  Pavel Barseghyan, PhD in Armenia has provided another unique mathematical look at project management in his paper “Communications and Contacts in Massively Interconnected Systems – Part 2: Connectivity Functions and Differential Equation of Connectedness.”  Anca Onuta in Romania has authored “How does project management fit into structure of global organizations of former government companies”. Alfonso Bucero in Spain and Randall Englund in the USA have authored “How to develop your personal skills for project success.” These are all serious papers; we hope they are interesting and useful to readers.

Seven Series Articles are included this month. Prof Darren Dalcher in the UK has authored “Managing change: organizations, people and the search for perfection”, an introduction to this month’s Advances in Project Management series article by Gower author Donal Carroll.  Donal’s article is titled “Managing value in organizations.”


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About the Author 

david-pellsflag-usaDAVID 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.  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, has spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].   For more information, visit www.pmworldjournal.net and www.pmworldlibrary.net.