About the Author

Kim Heldman, MBA, PMP, is the deputy enterprise architect for the state of Colorado and the chief information officer for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Kim is responsible for managing projects with IT components ranging from small in scope and budget to multimillion dollar, multiyear projects. She has over 19 years experience in information technology project management. Kim has served in a senior leadership role for over 11 years and is regarded as a strategic visionary with an innate ability to collaborate with diverse groups and organizations, instill hope, improve morale, and lead her teams in achieving goals they never thought possible.

Kim has extensive experience in the government sector managing projects of various size and scope. Currently, Kim is working with the governor's Office of Information Technology assisting in the oversight of one of the largest projects ever undertaken in the state of Colorado. She is also about to kick off a major upgrade project for the Department of Transportation's ERP system.

In addition to her project management experience, Kim also has experience managing application development, web development, network operations, infrastructure, security, and customer service teams.

Kim wrote the first edition of the PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, published by Sybex, in 2002. Since then, thousands of people worldwide have used the Study Guide in preparation for the PMP® Exam. Kim is also the author of Project Management JumpStart 2nd Edition and Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management and co-author of Excel 2007 for Project Managers. Kim has also published several articles and is currently working on a leadership book.

Most of the Real World Scenarios in the Study Guide are based on Kim's real life experiences. The names and circumstances have been changed to protect the innocent.

Kim continues to write on project management best practices and leadership topics and she speaks frequently at conferences and events. You can contact Kim at [email protected]. She personally answers all her email.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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