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David L. Pells

Addison, Texas, USA
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President, PM World Inc.
Managing Editor, PM World Journal
Managing Director, PM World Library
Fellow, PMI; Fellow (Hon), APM, ISIPM, PMA, SOVNET.

David L. Pells is Managing Editor of PM World Journal, a global eJournal for program and project management, and Executive Director for the PM World Library.  David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management, with over 40 years’ experience in project management.  His professional experience includes a wide variety of programs and projects, including engineering, construction, defense, transit and high technology, and project sizes ranging from several thousand to ten billion dollars. He continues to act in advisory roles for several global programs and organizations.  He served on the board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) twice, and 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 – the national PM society of India), and Istituto Italiano di Project management (ISIPM).

Selected career highlights include: Program management advisor for major NNSA programs, USDOE; Senior advisor to Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Savannah River National Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab on nuclear security and other programs; Executive advisor on multi-billion $ transit programs in Dallas and Seattle; Member of mobilization team & manager of project management reporting system for Superconducting Super Collider (10-year, $10B+ project for US DOE); Program manager, project management process improvements, and advisor on several of DOE’s largest projects at Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Project controls engineer on large international construction projects (for Kaiser Engineers in early 1980s); Program controls analyst on two major projects for US Department of Defense; Project controls & project management support for design/construction of nuclear reactor, environmental restoration program, Space Nuclear Reactor Project, New Production Reactor Program, low-level radioactive waste storage program at INL; executive advisor for multi-billion $ nuclear power plant project in Finland; and currently a program management advisor for the NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration).

Updated: November 2018


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