Welcome to the May Edition


David Pells,

Managing Editor 

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ), the 10th edition of the new web-based publication serving the world of professional program and project management (P/PM).  This month’s edition is another full issue, with 28 new articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 34 authors in 15 different countries, again reflecting the global nature of our readers and contributors.  An additional 45 news articles about projects and project management around the world are included, with 20 countries represented this month.

I want to begin this paper by addressing three editorial issues: copyright, call for papers, and PM World Library.

Copyright must be respected

All authors who submit works for the PMWJ must own or obtain copyright for the contents of his or her article, paper or report.  We hope that all work is original, so copyright is clear, but that is not always the case when referenced works are included.  We have tried to simplify the process with our Author Agreement, but at the end of the day we depend on authors to honestly address and clear up any potential copyright conflicts.  I mention this topic this month because we have now had several copyright infringement complaints about works published or offered for publication.  To better understand our policy on copyright, please visit


Call for Papers

We regularly publish a “call for papers” for each edition of 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 PM professional leader, 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 that you want to share with the world, 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 you or your organization, share your knowledge, publish an article in the PMWJ.  Contact [email protected].

PM World Library in Beta

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 May edition begins with one Letter to the Editor. Mike O’Brochta in Virginia, USA was happy to see the two articles about professional ethics in the April PMWJ, by Prof Darren Dalcher and the Revd. Michael Cavanagh.  Please see his comments.  If you have any reactions to anything published in the PMWJ, send us an email.  Sharing knowledge, including reactions and perspectives, is the main mission of the PMWJ.

Nine authors in 6 countries have contributed Featured Papers this month.  Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President at Fluor Corporation in the USA, has authored another paper entitled “PMO and the Tollgate Process.”  Jeffery Tyler in Colorado, USA is the author of “Teaching Earned Value as a Simple Methodology”, based on his experience both managing defence programs as well as teaching at the university level. Trian Hendro Asmoro in Jakarta, Indonesia has provided an interesting paper entitled “Exploring Gold Equivalency for Forecasting Steel Prices on Pipeline Projects. Professors Vladimir Voropajev, PhD and Yan Gelrud, PhD in Russia, writing this month with Dr Lev Averbakh in New York, are the authors of “Modeling the Project Management Tasks Under the Risk and Uncertainty Condition with a Cyclic Alternative Network Model”. Dr David Dombkins in Australia has authored “Realising Complex Policy – Using Systems-of-Systems.”  Pavel Barseghyan, PhD in the USA has provided another unique mathematical look at project management in his paper “Communications and Contacts in Massively Interconnected Systems – Part 1: Rents Rules and Connectedness between People.”  Mark Reeson in UK has authored “Measuring the Convergence of Sustainability and Project Management – Where the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ falls short: P5 in Action – The Enhancement of the Model”. These are all serious papers; we hope they are interesting and useful to readers.


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About the Author 

flag-usadavid-pellsDAVID 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.