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Dr. John J. Byrne

John Byrne

Dr. John J. Byrne, PMP is an Associate Professor at DeVry University and Senior Faculty at the Keller Graduate School of Management. John has a Doctorate in Business Administration in Management from the University of Sarasota, a MBA degree from Wilmington University, and a BS in Nuclear Engineering. John served ten years in the US Navy as a submarine nuclear reactor operator stationed on the USS Nathanael Greene and the USS Boston.

John is an outspoken advocate of project management. John has spoken at the Project Management Institute Leadership Sessions at PMI's Global Congress and has presented at PMI Global Congress Breakout Sessions in the past. John is a consultant to industry on Project Management and has been a practitioner of project management for over 20 years. Additionally, John does presentations for local chapters of PMI as well as businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. John has written books and articles for PMI’s Educational Foundation's K-12 Education Initiative and is on the PMI Educational Foundation's International Visioning Committee for K-12 Project Management Education.

 


Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Singer Dobson, PMP, is the author of over twenty-five books on topics ranging from project management to military history. A frequent keynote speaker and popular workshop leader in project management, he has given well over 1,000 presentations on three continents. Dobson was part of the original team that built and opened the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, DC, in 1976. As head of game design and marketing for Dungeons & Dragons publisher TSR Inc., Dobson led an exceptional creative team in the development of cutting-edge entertainment products. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

   
His bestselling book Practical Project Management has been called “the best project management book ever written.” Enlightened Office Politics, co-authored with his wife Deborah Singer Dobson was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of 2001 by the prestigious Library Journal. His novels Fox on the Rhine and MacArthur’s War were both selections of the Military Book Club. His game AD&D Battlesystem won the prestigious H. G. Wells Award. His works have been translated into Chinese, German, and Polish. Dobson also received the Samaritan Medal for Peace and Humanitarian Service from the indigenous Samaritan people for his work in Israel and the West Bank. He is the world’s only private owner of an Apollo 7 spacesuit.

 


Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes

J Ian Hughes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton Business School in England and holds an MSc in Operations Management from the University of Manchester, as well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He served for 27 years in the Royal Air Force as a Supply Officer, engaging in various procurement, ICT, logistics, and engineering management roles. His last tour was at the internationally renowned UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham, where he was involved in a variety of Information Management and Project Management teaching and Education Management roles.

 
Ian has presented on procurement issues at an International NATO conference, on Lean implementation to defence staff, and been involved in a wide range of defence related projects including major relocations, ICT system development, business change, Lean implementation, and organisational restructuring.

 


Mark Kozak-Holland

Mark Kozak holland

The Lessons-from-History series was developed by Mark who is very passionate about history and sees its potential use as an education tool in business today. Mark is a successful certified practicing consultant and project manager (PMP, IPMA-D, Cert.APM) with over 32 years’ experience in field of IT. He specializes in helping organizations evaluate how emerging technologies can impact their business. Mark puts a different spin on complex business problems by applying lessons from history. In his book series, Lessons-from-History, he uses relevant historical case studies to examine how projects and emerging technologies of the past solved complex problems. Mark believes that history has great relevance in business today. A good analogy helps to simplify, frame and put today's complex projects into context. It builds up a better understanding and enhances reader retention. Mark has recently completed a PhD with the Salford Business School at the University of Salford (UK) and is a regular guest lecturer at a number of universities.

Mark delivers seminars and workshop for project managers, business professionals, and decision makers, and routinely speaks at conferences, chapter meeting, and at organizations and businesses. Please feel free to contact Mark.

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Glen LeClair

Glenn LeClair

Glenn has 20 years of consulting experience in the technology industry and he has significant skills in the areas of business modeling and ROI/business case construction. His current focus is on developing and delivering ITSM Program Managment in a variety of sectors.

Glenn worked on a variety of assignments in both the public and private sector as a consultant. His industry experience includes the telecom, chemicals, and publishing sectors. In addition, Glenn is a specialist in Information Privacy and IT Governance.

He is a contributing author to a series of titles on IT Governance and IT Service Management

 


Bob Lerner

Bob Lerner

Bob is a retired business executive whose career spanned more than 30 years in the high tech industry. After obtaining his MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business Bob spent more than 20 years working at Wang Global rising to President of Wang’s North American Field Service operation with responsibility for over 4,000 employees and revenues of more than half a billion dollars. In 2000 Bob led a management buyout of a division of the company and was appointed President and CEO of QualxServ, the newly formed enterprise. Under Bob’s leadership QualxServ grew into a global computer services provider employing over 3,000 computer service professionals worldwide. Bob retired in 2009 to spend more time with his family as well as pursue his passion for the study of the business management lessons that can be learned from ancient Rome. Bob remains a consultant to Worldwide TechServices, serves as an Advisor to Work Market, a web-based labor management company, and is a member of both the Simon School of Business Advisory Council and the George Eastman Circle at the University of Rochester.

 


Jerry Manas

Jerry Manas LFH Author

 

Jerry Manas is the author of Managing the Gray Areas (RMC Publications, January 2008) and the international bestseller Napoleon on Project Management (Nelson Business, April 2006), and co-author of 42 Rules for Creating WE (Superstar Press, August 2009). His work, which is at the crossroads of organizational development and project management, has been cited by management guru Tom Peters and highlighted in a variety of publications, including Leadership Excellence, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Chicago Sun Times, and The Houston Chronicle. He has written numerous articles and appeared on radio programs nationwide with the release of his first book, which Kirkus Reviews called, "The ultimate case study in effective project management."

 

Through his consulting company, The Marengo Group, Jerry focuses on the human side of project management, with a specialty in virtual teams. Using the principles of simplicity, engagement, and trust, he is passionate about helping leaders create energized teams that are aligned and focused toward shared goals. Jerry is co-founder of the popular blog site, PMThink!, and a founding member of The Creating We Institute, an international group of critical thinkers dedicated to harvesting new forms of engagement and innovation in the workforce. He is also a founding member of Project Management Institute's New Media Council, as one of the leading influential voices in the online project management space. Jerry can be reached at jmanas@marengogroup.com or on Twitter as jmanas.

 


Ranjit Sidhu

Ranjit Sidhu

Ranjit Sidhu is a skilful trainer and change management practitioner and consultant, with over 20 years’ experience gained on global projects. Over this time she realized that the ability to lead effective teams was key to achieving project outcomes, and that this required a strong focus on communication and influencing skills. Building on her background in change and project management, Ranjit set up the training company ChangeQuest to help organizations manage change successfully by achieving the right balance between process and people based skills. ChangeQuest’s innovative workshops and training courses focus on a high level of interaction and a practical approach. They are specifically designed to blend memorable learning techniques with an enjoyable and practical experience. Ranjit is a talented facilitator, speaker, and writer. She is an accredited trainer for the Change Management Practitioner, the Agile Project Management Practitioner, and PRINCE2® qualifications, an assessor for the APM Practitioner qualification and a certified trainer for NLP.

 

 

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