EarthPM, LLC provides coaching to improve the capability of your project managers, and the long-term success of your projects
Rich has been an engineer since 1978 and a PM thought leader since 1988, mainly as a PMO director. His background features 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.
However, his focus has been more on overall professionalization in improved capabilities of project managers, and increased awareness and recognition of PM as a discipline. 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, Boston
- Harvard University
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 also a noted contributor to the 5th and 6th Edition PMBOK Guides.
Rich has presented at numerous international conferences in Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Costa Rica, The Netherlands, and South Africa, and also at PMI Chapters in the US and internationally, on PM and sustainability, Quality, and PM career development.
Rich has co-authored 5 books on project management topics, including Cleland Award-winning Green Project Management.
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 certified by Change Catalysts in its CQ Certification program (helping organizations with transitional change).
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