EarthPM and their green project management concepts are collaborations of Rich Maltzman and Dave Shirley

Rich Maltzman

Rich Maltzman, PMP, has been an engineer since 1978 and a Project Management supervisor since 1988, including a 2-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, to the 2006 integration of the 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:

  • Boston University’s Corporate Education Center
  • Boston University Metropolitan College Master’s Degree in PM program
  • Merrimack College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell

Rich has also professionally developed PMP-exam prep courseware, including exams and books. He edited and was “the voice” for a set of 8 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 4th Edition PMBOK Guide, contributing to the chapters on Quality and Risk, and was also a noted contributor to the 5th Edition PMBOK Guide.

Rich has presented at numerous international conferences –  in Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, and South Africa, and also at PMI Chapters in the US and internationally, on PM and sustainability, Quality, and PM career development.

Currently, Rich is a Director, Learning and Professional Advancement, at the Global Program Management Office of a major telecom concern.

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. From a Project Management standpoint, Rich received his PMP in 2000 after earning the Stevens Institute’s Master’s Certificate in 1999.

Rich is currently co-authoring a book with Ranjit Biswas, PMP, entitled “The Fiddler on the Project”, a portion of which is being collaboratively written on the web via a wiki, http://fiddlerontheproject.wikidot.com, and posts regularly on his blog, Scope Crêpe, http://scopecrepe.blogspot.com.

Dave Shirley

Dave Shirley, PMP, has been an instructor and consultant, with more than 30 years experience in management and project management, in the corporate, public, and small business arenas.  He has presented at such prestigious organizations as The Conference Board and the PMI® Global Congress.

Dave has also focused on consulting and teaching at the graduate level, having developed curricula and is currently teaching at:

  • Boston University:
  • Project Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Green IT


  • Southern New Hampshire University:
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Issues

Dave has previously been associated with:

  • Northern Essex Community College
  • New England College

Dave’s educational background includes a BA in Geology from Windham College, Putney, VT, and an honors MBA from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.   From a Project Management standpoint, Dave received his PMP in 1997 after earning the Stevens Institute’s Master’s Certificate in 1997. He also has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from American University.  He and is a senior instructor for ESI International a leading project management education and training company.

Previously, Dave also developed, directed, and taught a project management certification program at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA.

As a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff with AT&T and Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, Dave was responsible for managing the first light-wave transmission products as well as several quality efforts. He was also AT&T’s project manager for the first fiber-to-to-the-home effort in Connecticut and was the Lucent Technologies program management director managing several large telecommunications companies’ equipment deployment. Dave has many years experience in developing, leading, and managing teams as well as experience in environmental regulation compliance.

Dave and Rich are currently developing a foundational course in green business practices for APMG.

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