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Expert Interview with Sanaz Sadeghian
Sanaz Sadeghian MSc., PMP, PMI-SP, is a young professional in project management. She is the president of the Project Management Club at Boston University (BUS-PMC) and has published articles in scheduling and planning. She has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and more than four years of experience in Oil&Gas and construction industries. Sanaz has also focused on consulting and researching and she is a teaching assistant at the graduate level at the MET Department of Boston University. She has been recognized for her excellent cross-functional knowledge, leadership, and communication.
Linkedin Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanaz-sadeghian-msc-pmi-sp-pmp-33757785/
Expert Interview with Dr. Michael O'Connor
Dr. Michael O'Connor, Ph.D., MSPM, MSTM, MBA, has over 27 years of professional experience in the Medical Device Industry. He is the Director of Strategy and Project Management with Medtronic, Plc, and his corporate experience also includes 3M and Pfizer. Michael is an Adjunct Faculty Member teaching at the Graduate level Project Management, Project Capstone, Procurement, Culture / Organizational course(s). In 2012, he was selected as an American Society for Quality (ASQ), Quality Fellow, and in 2014 selected as a Medtronic, Technical Fellow. Michael also writes for PM World 360 about leadership and quality.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelgoconnor/
Expert Interview with Ken Boyd - Cost Accounting
Ken Boyd writes blogs, articles, whitepapers, and provides video content. He is the Co-Founder of Accountinged.com, and owns St. Louis Test Preparation (accountingaccidentally.com). Ken is the author of Cost Accounting for Dummies, Accounting All-In-One for Dummies, The CPA Exam for Dummies and
1,001 Accounting Questions for Dummies. As a former CPA, Auditor, Tax Preparer and College Professor, Boyd brings a wealth of business experience to educating an audience
3 Sure Fire Tactics To Align Culture With Strategy
According to Forbes magazine, “65% of organizations have an agreed-upon strategy but only 14% of employees understand it, and less than 10% of all organizations successfully execute it.”
Expert Interview with Stuart Easton - Strategic Alignment
Today we are speaking with Stuart Easton he is the CEO of TransparentChoice and is a veteran of the software space. His back ground includes stints working on reporting and data analytics and he is passionate about improving business outcomes for his customers. Stuart lives in the UK and enjoys hiking, mountain biking and playing with his kids. This recording will be our 3rd discussion, and we have a lot to chat about, so let gets started.
Strategically aligned projects are:
57% more likely to achieve business goals
50% more likely to finish on time
45% more likely to finish on budget
Expert interview with Rich Maltzman
Today we are speaking with Rich Maltzman, PMP, co-author of several books on Project Management, including the Cleland Award-winning Green Project Management, and most recently, Bridging the PM Competency Gap, co-written with Loredana Abramo, PMP. The two co-authors offer assistance in PM competence building via their consultancy Continuous Learning Environment (CLE Advisors).
Loredana Abramo, PMP® Worked 25+ years, in 4 continents Deployment lead engineer, operations and services readiness manager, PMO deputy director, senior quality PgM
Book: Bridging the Project Management Competency Gap
Bio for Rich Maltzman, PMP
Rich Maltzman, PMP, has been an engineer since 1978 and a project management supervisor since 1988, including a two-year assignment in the Netherlands in which he built a team of PMs overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. His project work has been diverse, including projects such as the successful deployment of the entire video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 2006 integration of the program management offices (PMOs) of two large merging corporations. As a second, but intertwined career, Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at:
Northern Essex Community College
University of Massachusetts– Boston
Benedictine University’s Asia Institute (Shenyang University of Technology)
Rich has also professionally developed project management professional (PMP®) exam prep courseware, including exams and books. He even edited and was "the voice" for a set of eight audio CDs—a major part of a PMP prep course for an international company, for whom he has also facilitated PMP exam study groups. Rich was selected for the modeling team for the fourth edition of the PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and contributed to the chapters on quality and risk in both the 4th and 5th Edition, and provided input for the 6th Edition as well.
Rich has written and presented papers at international conferences of PMI and IPMA (International Project Management Association), and the Conference Board in South Africa, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, and Mexico City and at PMI Congresses in North America. He also presented, on request of the Government of Malaysia, at their Green Technology conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2013.
Rich’s educational background includes a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, and an MSIE from Purdue University. In addition, Rich has a mini-MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a master’s certificate in international business management granted jointly from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and INSEAD of France. Rich received his PMP in 2000 and was certified by Change Catalysts as a CQ Certified Change Management Professional in 2015.
Rich has co-authored two other books – Green Project Management (CRC Press, ©2010, Cleland Award Winner) with David Shirley, PMP, and Project Workflow Management with Dan Epstein, in 2014. A new book, Driving Sustainability Success in Projects, Programs and Portfolios, published in October 2015 by CRC Press. J. Ross will be publishing another book, co-authored by Rich and with Loredana Abramo, PMP in late 2016, Bridging the PM Competency Gap.
Rich blogs regularly at earthpm.com and at “People, Planet, Profits, and Projects”, in the “Perspectives” section of projectsatwork.com, a PMI web site.
Bio for Loredana Abramo, PMP
Loredana has twenty five years of experience in deploying telecommunication networks for inte