Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., has over 38 years' experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, and training developer and provider. He has written 10 books on project management and information systems management. One of his books, Effective Project Management, 2nd Edition, has been a best-seller and is recommended by the Project Management Institute for the library of every project manager. He has over 30 publications and presentations in professional and trade journals and has made more than 100 presentations at professional and trade conferences and meetings. He has developed more than 20 project management courses and trained over 10,000 project managers.
In 1990 he founded Enterprise Information Insights, Inc. (EII), a project management consulting and training practice specializing in project management methodology design and integration, Project Support Office establishment, the development of training curriculum, and the development of a portfolio of assessment tools focused on organizations, project teams, and individuals. His clients include AT&T, Aetna, Babbage Simmel, British Computer Society, Boston University Corporate Education Center, Computerworld, Converse Shoes, the Czechoslovakian Government, Data General, Digital, Eli Lilly, Harvard Community Health Plan, IBM, J. Walter Thompson, Peoples Bank, Sapient, The Limited, The State of Ohio, Travelers Insurance, and several others.
He is a member of the ProjectWorld Executive Advisory Board, the Project Management Institute, the American Society of Training & Development, and the Society of Human Resource Management. He is past Association Vice President of AITP (formerly DPMA). He earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Dallas, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Southern Methodist University.
Rudd McGary, Ph.D., PMP, has worked in the project management arena both as an educator and a practitioner. Dr. McGary brings more than 25 years of experience in the area to this book. In addition to teaching at Ohio State, the University of Iowa, and Indiana University, he has been a guest lecturer at numerous other nationally known schools.
He has worked with major international companies on their business and project management systems. These companies have included DOW Chemical, ITT, and McDonald's. He has also been the author of columns in various business magazines with readerships of over 100,000. Currently the VP Certification for the Central Ohio Project Management Institute chapter, McGary has helped more than 200 people obtain their PMP certification. Additionally, he has been the CEO of two operating companies and consulted with the CEOs of over 800 privately held organizations. McGary is also coauthor of Project Management Best Practices A-Z.
He lives with his wife, Sharon, sons Clayton and Carter, and the great white dog, Picasso.
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