Former Editorial Director of Il Project Manager in Italy named PMWJ Editorial Advisor



Federico Minelle joins international editorial team for PM World Journal in Rome

28 February 2018 – Dallas, USA and Rome, Italy – PM World has announced that Mr. Federico Minelle has been appointed an International Editorial Advisor for the PM World Journal (PMWJ) and by extension for the PM World Library.  Mr. Minelle recently retired from the position of Editorial Director of the popular Italian professional publication Il Project Manager.  Based in Rome, Italy, he remains Scientific Director for that publication.

Federico Minelle graduated in Physics at “Sapienza” – Rome University, presenting a Master’s degree thesis on Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, he immediately joined the Operations Research group in Olivetti & Co, Ivrea, Italy. Afterwards, for more than 40 years he consulted in Business Organization, Information Systems and Project Management.

Previously as a partner at Accenture and then as senior partner of Italian consultancy firm PRS – Planning, Ricerche e Studi, he managed and monitored significant projects in several industries, mainly in Engineering and Construction (e.g. manufacturing and nuclear power plants, transportation infrastructures) and in Government (ICT and process innovation).

He taught for more than 20 years Business Information Systems in the Computer Science Dept. of “Sapienza” – Rome University, where he currently teaches Project Management & ICT for the academic Master Degree in ICT Governance and Audit. At the same time he taught similar topics to Government officers attending SNA (National Public Administration School) courses.

For the last 4 years he was Editorial Director of the Italian journal “Il Project Manager”, developing a fruitful cooperation with the PM World Journal. Just after retiring at the end of 2017, he was appointed as Scientific Director of the same Italian journal, where he writes editorial notes, papers and book reviews.

In the late ’70 he was co-founder of AICE (Italian Association for Economic Engineering), member of ICEC (International Cost Engineering Council). He is an honorary member of ISIPM (Italian Institute for Project Management).

In the early 1990s he co-authored 2 books on strategies and management of Engineering & Construction business, edited by the relevant Industry Associations, while more recently he contributed to the “Guidelines for Quality ICT Procurement”, edited by the Italian Government Agency for ICT, and to the book “Project Life Cycle Economics”, edited by M. Pica (Gower, 2015).

Federico has authored several papers and seminars on Cost/Benefit analysis for ICT Government projects and on PMO functions in ICT organizations. He is a Certified Project Manager according to the UNI 11648:2016 standard, in accordance with the ISO 21500:2013 international standard (Guidance on project management).

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “We are honored to have Prof Minelle join our editorial team.  He brings both deep understanding of project management in the Italian context as well as knowledge of the publishing industry.  As a member of our executive team, he will be welcome to offer advice and feedback on an active basis.”

Mr. Minelle stated, “Over the last four years, I have become familiar with the PM World Journal and with their editorial goals, which I fully support.  I was happy to see my colleague Massimo Pirozzi named an international correspondent for PM World in January. The PMWJ is already quite popular in Italy; perhaps we can now make it even more so.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management.  To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.