Henny Portman is consultant, author, international speaker, coach and trainer for both traditional project management (MoP, MSP, PRINCE2, P3O) and agile approaches like AgilePM, AgilePgM, PRINCE2 Agile, AgileSHIFT and SAFe. He performs PPM maturity scans, and his past experience includes directing PMO’s in Europe and Asia for ING and NN Group. https://hennyportman.wordpress.com
The Dead Presidents’ Guide to Project Management considers 40 brief lessons that these great men have bestowed upon us. It is the author’s opinion that the job of president of the United States requires a lot of the same strengths and characteristics needed by both project managers and executive sponsors. Most projects need both a strong, skilled executive sponsor and a project manager (or if an organization follows an agile methodology such as Scrum, then a Scrum master and product owner); and both positions can learn from our dead presidents.
Joseph Puthenpurackal (aka PC) has over 25 years of IT experience in the Banking and Financial Services domain across functions like Application Development, IT Infrastructure, Information Security, IT Services Management and Program / Project Management. He is currently based in Bangalore, India and leads the Technology Operations function at Wells Fargo EGS, where he is responsible for program governance and process excellence across all Technology verticals and helps Wells Fargo run IT as a business. Current real-life experiences in program delivery effectiveness, catalysed by insights from the Good Sponsor workshops form the genesis of these articles.
Jon M Quigley is the author of several books on project management and software development. Mr. Quigley is also a frequent speaker at industry events. Jon is a principal at Value Transformation LLC. Value Transformation is a product development training and cost improvement organization. He has more then twenty years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management.
Joseph Raynus provides industry consulting, mentoring and training for quality and process improvement initiatives, management of conflicting business objectives and development of measurement frameworks. Joseph is the author of several books including “Software Process Improvement with CMM. Raynus is an Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at Northeastern University College of Engineering, where he teaches courses in Information Systems.
David Saul is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at State Street Services. David also acted as State Street’s Chief Information Security Officer and other duties during his 20-year career at State Street including being on the PMO’s advisor committee. Prior to joining State Street David was a project manager at IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center. David has a master’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The inspiration of The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet book came out of a two-day workshop in 2005. This book is a work of fiction. The company in this story does not exist and it was not modeled after any existing or former company. Much of what is depicted in the book is compilation and amalgamation of actual Standish engagements. While there may be events within the book that actually occurred, many have been enhanced or changed to correspond to the story.
Mike Sledge is Chief Operating Officer at Acuity, Inc. As Chief Operating Officer of Acuity, Inc., a firm that helps federal agencies safeguard the country by delivering real results and measurable taxpayer value, Mike is responsible for all internal business operations and process improvements. Prior to Acuity, Mike was Chief Executive Officer at Robbins-Gioia.
Bill Smillie is a former Executive with IBM’s Learning and Knowledge function within its Global Business Services, where he led the professional development programs for all consulting partners and staff worldwide. He also provided thought leadership in project management best practices and delivery excellence, based on his perspectives gained from over 30 years of international programme and project management.
Marilyn Smith is the CIO for George Mason University. Ms. Smith was the former Head of Information Services and Technology at MIT. She also worked at The Hanover Insurance Group and Liberty Mutual Group, and is a graduate of Babson College.