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All instructors in Successful Projects programs have served in senior level project management positions, are excellent instructors, and are PMP® credential holders. They come from a diversity of industries and provide specialty knowledge from different areas of project management.  Individual instructors are all highly-capable of teaching alone and they are also willing to collaborate together with any one of the other instructors in this group to best fit the needs of our individual and organizational clients. 
 
Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow

Keynote Speaker, PMP Exam Prep, Project Leadership

 

Frank P. Saladis is a dynamic and engaging instructor. Students have found his teaching style to be entertaining, energetic, and encouraging as he finds an inspirational approach to a variety of real life situations. He is a professional trainer who presents his thoughts in a lively and logical fashion, which makes him an excellent team member and consultant. He has published numerous leadership and project management books and articles. He is also an internationally known presenter at the Project Management Institute Annual Symposium, Project World and other project management events.

Frank is the owner of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc, a consulting firm that provides training and consulting on professional project management and leadership training. Frank is the originator of the now globally celebrated International Project Management Day. For his contributions to the promotion and development of project management, Frank received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in 2013, the PMI Person of the Year Award in 2006 and the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2015. 

During Frank’s 30+ years in the telecommunications environment, he held the position of National Project Manager for AT&T Solutions Information Technology Services and was a member of Cisco Systems Professional Services Project Management Advocacy organization. His responsibilities included the development of project management offices (PMOs) and the development of internal training programs addressing project management skills and techniques.

Frank is a graduate from the PMI Masters Class and has a Masters Certificate in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University.

 


Published Works:

  • Your Future as a Project Manager (2005) 
  • Audio Book – Your Future as a Project Manager (2005) 
  • Value-Driven Project Management (2009) 
  • What Functional Managers Need to Know about Project Management (2009) 
  • What Executives Need to Know about Project Management (2009) 
  • Bringing the PMBOK® Guide to Life (2009) 
  • Mastering People Skills: A Guide for Project Managers (2012) 
  • Positive Leadership in Project Management – A Practical Guide to Enhancing Individual, Team and Organizational Performance (2013) 
  • A Day in the Life of a Project Manager (2013) 
  • Project Management Workbook and PMP® / CAPM® Exam Study Guide (Multiple Editions) 
  • Author- AT&T IMS Project Evaluation Review Process 
  • Co-Author-AT&T IMS Project Management Guideline

Location: Greater New York City, New York Region

Case studies with Frank Saladis as instructor: Austin Simonis

 
Rich Maltzman, PMP

Sustainability, Project Management Fundamentals

Rich Maltzman

 

Rich Maltzman is an engaging and driven instructor who provides students with a deep, rich learning experience. He focuses on the converting weaknesses into strength while teaching students how to applied learned skills to everyday situations. 

Rich is the co-founder of EarthPM, LLC, a company devoted to integrating sustainability thinking into project management. His integration of a holistic, global view of project management has resulted in international engagements looking for the long-term success of our planet and social systems. 

Rich has an engineering background with a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts, an MSIE from Purdue University, a mini-MBA from Wharton and a Masters Certificate in International Business Management granted jointly from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and INSEAD of France.

Published Works:

  • Green Project Management (2012)
  • Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach (2014)
  • Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel (2015)
Location:
Greater Boston, Massachusetts Region 

 

 

 
Todd Williams, PMP
Creator of Vision to Value Program, providing a focus on strategic alignment and business realization of projects

Todd is an active management consultant and project management instructor. Utilizing over twenty-five years of manufacturing and service industry experience and following his mantra, “Strategy, People, Process, and then Technology,” he specializes in helping organizations building the infrastructures to execute successful projects and rescuing troubled projects.

 


The Vision to Value program teaches project managers six different areas that will help them in their career and in their organizations:

  1. Focusing on delivering value rather than the constraints of scope, schedule, and budget.
  2. Creating an executive leadership structure that effectively supports the project for proper sponsorship.
  3. Building and communicating achievable strategies to meet the corporate goals while accommodating compliance and maintenance projects.
  4. Ensuring that people adopt change through effective change management.
  5. Establishing appropriately lean governance that meets compliance.
  6. Implementing a culture leadership throughout the organization.

Whether you are running a company or a single project, this systematic approach to addressing project execution helps develop a holistic methodology to establish the correct project model for any organization.

In addition to his Vision to Value program, he also writes for The CEO Magazine, American Management Association Playbook blog, ProjectManagement.com, his own Back From Red Blog, as well as support for numerous other periodicals and news sources.

He is an internationally acclaimed speaker doing over 30 presentations/workshops a year throughout the United States, Canada, and European Union.


Location:
Camas, Washington

 
Stephen Dowling, PMP, PRINCE2

PMP® Exam Prep

Stephen Dowling is the founder of ETM, an organization specializing in providing world-class training programs in project management and project leadership. Through his extensive work experience, he relates theory into everyday working practices. He has a reputation as an exceptional workplace trainer with an enthusiastic, practical and engaging teaching style. Stephen currently delivers project management courses to include CAPM®, and PMP® credential courses.

 

Over the last 20 years, Stephen has worked as a full-time project manager successfully implementing complex change in large organizations through the delivering of many different types of business critical projects. He has an impressive list of growing corporate clients, nationally and internationally, including a number of blue chip companies across the globe including Reuters, Standard Chartered Bank, BA, Dresdner Bank, Shell, Christies and Baxter Healthcare. 

 

Stephen has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in Project Management, Integrated Risk Management, Market Research, and Training & Assessment. He is also PRINCE®2 Practitioner.

 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

 

 
Deb Roch, PMP

Soft Skills and Team Leadership, Project Management Fundamentals

Debbie Roch is a Program Manager consultant with Cartesian, Inc. currently providing Project Management services to a Fortune 500 Telecommunications client. Her prior role was Enterprise Project Management Office Director for HP Enterprise Services. She is an experienced change coach who blends her counseling, training and leadership experiences to assist leaders in embracing positive change and directing their own personal and professional growth. She is a results-oriented teacher with strong business, project management, and client relationship skills. Her technical background in applications development in project implementation helps her understand the complexities in students’ projects. Debbie has years of success at transforming troubled business accounts by creating positive client relationships and delivering program excellence.

 

Her global experience ranges from client interface to requirements gathering in Turkey, system installations in Argentina and program management for a global client server deployment.

 

Debbie has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary, a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She has designed and delivered a variety of seminars to allow individuals to reach their highest potential both in the public and private sectors.

 

Her career highlights include working at EDS (Hewlett Packard) as a Developer and Project and Program Manager in Information Technology for 23 years and at Cartesian, Inc as a Program Manager for 3 years.

 

Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina


Case studies with Debbie Roch as instructor: Reyna Zendejas, Miranda Ackerlund
 
Amy Gau, PMP

Project Management Fundamentals

 

Amy Gau is a project management instructor through university programs and small business administration workshops. She has a talent for effectively communicating technical information to various audiences. Amy is the owner of ANS Technical Ventures, formerly known as Successful Projects AG, a company that provides project management consultants and customized training to companies and individuals. Her customized training includes building a useful business case, building project management processes, leading a project in a team environment, and negotiating an effective plan.   While working at IBM, she formalized her project management passion with end-to-end project management of global projects across multiple areas, including IT, marketing, manufacturing and sales.

 

She has received outstanding achievement awards for her work and has been a conference presenter for Showcase and IBM products. Amy has more than 19 years of experience leading projects for a wide range of companies to include large international IT companies and small non-profit organizations. Her specialty is helping organizations implement workable plans to reach their objectives with efficient use of limited resources and has been honored with the Hometown Hero Award by the city of Rochester, MN for her projects that had a significant positive financial impact on the city.   Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Physics and has completed post-graduate work in Industrial Engineering.

 

Location: Rochester, Minnesota Region

 

 
Ángel Águeda Barrero, PMP, PRINCE2

Spanish Project Management Training, Agile
Angel Agueda

Ángel Agueda Barrero is an excellent instructor with expertise in agile project management and global IT project management knowledge. He is known to teach in a manner that is enjoyable for students as he uses business games to assist in learning project management essentials. Ángel is an accredited PRINCE®2, and Scrum trainer as well as the Scrum Manager Education director in Spain. His focus is to improve project management competencies of accidental or vocational project managers and improve the maturity of organizations by teaching project management in business schools through collaboration with Project Management Institute’s Madrid Spain Chapter. 

 

 

He is currently an independent trainer and project management consultant and has over 20 years of experience in software development and implementation of business solutions for companies such as Microsoft, ING, Siebel and Informática El Corte Inglés,as well as a variety of other international clients. 

  

Ángel has a Masters degree in Information Technology and a Masters in Management Information Systems and Communication.


Location: Madrid, Spain

 
Dan O'Neil, PMP, PgMP

Military and Private Sector Project Management, Project Innovation

 

Dan O'Neil is a senior project manager for the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. In that role, he leads strategic projects, including video visits allowing patients to meet remotely with physicians and clinical redesign leveraging technology and the patient-provider relationship. He has developed and delivered programs that integrate technology and customer service, yielding results across a wide variety of industries – defense, entertainment, transportation, and health care.

He is a West Point graduate who served over 10 years in the US Army and attained the rank of major. His military experience included command of combat engineer companies in Europe, the US and the Mideast as well service on planning staffs at battalion, brigade, and division levels. Following his military service, Dan worked for the Atlanta Olympic Committee, the Walt Disney Company, and Northwest Airlines (now Delta Airlines).

Working together with others at Mayo, Dan has created course offerings in communications, leadership and Disney-style customer service for health care.

Dan earned an MBA with a Health Sector Focus from Duke University and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is dedicated to helping students complete their personal and professional objectives.

Location:
Rochester, Minnesota Area

 

 
Eric Rogers, PMP

Construction Project Management

Chris Rogers

Eric Rogers has an enthusiastic teaching style that engages students through his experience as a project manager in the fast-paced construction industry. Eric is an excellent mentor for construction project management students and is fluent in understanding the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PmBOK®) and the construction extension to the PmBOK. 

 

Eric has over 5 years of construction project management experience and is currently the Project Manager within the utility division of M.J. Electric. Here he manages electric, fiber optic, telephone, and cable construction projects ranging from $50,000 to $15 million. Eric suggests that construction project managers start with a good understanding of the PmBOK but also encourages individuals to read the Construction Extension to the PmBOK. 

  

Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Northern Michigan University. He also has a Certificate in Project Management from the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management Program through the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.


Location:
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Case studies with Eric Rogers as Instructor: Jared Harmond
 
Lane Peters, PMP, PE

Construction Project Management
(Currently filled - Not accepting new students at this time, however interested parties can be put on a wait list.)

Lane Peters is an engaging instructor with expertise managing engineering and construction projects.  He frequently uses real world examples from his past projects to enhance students learning.  Lane has extensive knowledge in both the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PmBOK®) and the construction extension to the PmBOK.

 

Lane has over 10 years experience managing engineering and construction projects in the electric utility field.   He is currently Site Manager of Dairyland Power Cooperatives' Genoa Generating Site.  He has managed many diverse projects ranging from nuclear dry cask storage to air quality control retrofits on large coal fired generation plants valued at over 100 million dollars.

 

Lane has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from Viterbo University and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.  

Location: Greater La Crosse Area, Wisconsin 

 
Eric Pool, Ed.D., PMP, CSM

Healthcare IT Project Management

Eric Pool is a Senior Project Manager in Information Technology at Mayo Clinic where he practices project management through a lens that combines organization development and quality management. He is successful with creating a heightened level of efficiency through effective quality control in project management. He has experience managing diverse projects including those in the fields of information technology, human resources and supply chain management. Eric is also a Certified ScrumMaster. 

Eric is an introspective instructor who listens to the needs of his students. Eric is currently teaching project management with a focus on healthcare at Normandale Community College. 

Eric has a Masters degree in Management - Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and a Doctorate in Organization Development with a focus on Project Management from the University of Saint Thomas.

Location: Rochester, Minnesota Region

 
Gary Scherling, PMP, P2P, PMOC

Specialist in IT Project Management, Agile/Scrum, and PMO

Gary Scherling is a project management consultant and mentor with experience in IT project management, agile/scrum and PMO. He has a unique approach to presenting information and training integrating most individual learning styles. Gary has strong communication skills and gets his point across simply, which has been instrumental in his management of critical complex projects. His passion for project management and seeing the success of fellow managers is evident in his pursuit to start a special interest group – PMO Ottawa, and involvement in the local PMI chapter.

 

Gary has worked with significant accounts internationally in addition to smaller clients and individuals as an effective mentor. His business career includes work in various IT projects, SAP migrations and upgrades, PMO set-ups, customer support, process methodologies, ITIL based service management, facilities management and federal government outsourcing. Gary has continually shown versatility and drive in defining and delivering IT solutions using project management, process analysis, and innovative thinking as he identifies the best solution. He understands the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge, and has expanded his project management certification with PRINCE2, a practice approach widely adopted in Europe, and the complete Agile project management, focusing on Agile/Scrum for IT development. Gary has developed and delivered various presentations and papers on project management and portfolio management, and has contributed to PMI standards in program and portfolio management.

 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

 
Mark Tuscano, PMP

Mark TuscanoProject Management Fundamentals, Large Corporate Infrastructure Projects

Mr. Tuscano is a leader with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services ABS (Applications & Business Svcs) practice where he provides leadership to projects, programs, portfolios, and PMOs- helping clients plan, govern and deliver large-scale IT initiatives.  Mark has 30 years of international experience in delivering both applications and infrastructure initiatives with Fortune 100 clients within the Manufacturing, Financial, Consumer Retail, and Communications industries.  He brings demonstrated expertise in applying the techniques of project and program delivery to help clients implement/transition/transform technology, eliminate expense, optimize processes– and get the job done.  

Mark is a recognized leader in the PM industry and is past president of the New York City chapter of PMI.

Location: New York City

 
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