Contributing Experts

Contributing Experts

PMWorld 360 Magazine is pleased to be joined by a diverse all-star team of global expert project management professionals. All of our contributing experts are highly experienced Project Management Institute (PMI) certified professionals with extensive and impressive backgrounds. Find out more about our contributors and their areas of specialization.

 

Moira Alexander, Founder of PMWorld 360

Moira AlexanderPMP, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PMWorld 360 Magazine, Founder of Lead-Her-Ship Group, and author of “LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership,” and other ebooks Lead-Her-Ship Group Logoon Amazon. She’s a project management and IT columnist for various top-tier publications including CIO, CMSWire, TechRepublic (CBS Interactive), and a contributor to USA Business Radio and the Price of Business Talk Radio. She has over 25 years of experience in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the US and Canada and has been quoted in various publications including Forbes. Moira also offers online project management and leadership courses.

 

PMWorld 360 Contributor - Eren Akdar

Eren Akdur

Eren Akdur, MBA, MSc., PMP, PMI-RMP, is the current Vice President for the PMI Turkey Chapter, a Program Manager at Roketsan Inc. and has more than 17 years of experience in project management for the defense industry. He is a part-time project management instructor for the MBA Program at Bilkent University, and also teaches fundamentals of project management to junior project managers. Eren writes about procurement management and contracts.

 

Shawn Belling, M.S., PMI-ACP, PMP, CSP - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Shawn Belling

Shawn Belling, M.S., PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, is a globally-experienced project management practitioner and instructor. He is a senior consultant for Farwell Project Advisors LLC and has held executive and management roles in software, consulting, bio-pharma, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance sectors. Shawn is also adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin with over 25 years of project and program management leadership experience. He teaches, speaks and consults on various project management topics and was awarded a PMI Kerzner Scholarship in 2008. Shawn writes about methodologies and project planning.

PMWorld 360 Magazine contributor Dr. Mark Bojeun

Dr. Mark Bojeun

Dr. Mark Bojeun, Ph.D., MBA, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, is the author of "Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics" and has more than 25 years of experience in providing strategic management and leadership through portfolio, project and program management.  His experience includes developing and managing multi-million dollar portfolios, facilitating the achievement of strategic objectives and creating best practice processes for program and project management offices (PMO). Dr. Bojeun is the Chief Technology Officer at Project Concepts (www.pconcepts.net) and speaks around the globe on leadership, team building, emotional intelligence and program/project management. Mark writes about business intelligence and business requirements.
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Salah Bugazia

Salah Bugazia, PMP, MBA, is based in Washington, DC, and London, England. He has over 20 years of background in business and information technology, large project delivery and program management, as well as strong business acumen and hands-on technical expertise. Salah has significant global experience with planning business strategies, managing complex large-scale programs and delivering high-quality results through strong leadership, team and stakeholder collaboration, and effective communication across all organizational levels. Salah writes about business change management and leadership.
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Christopher Cook

Christopher CookPMP, MSPM, has an extensive career in the construction industry. Throughout his career, he has been awarded over 40 construction projects that have yielded a 10% profit for each organization. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Technology Management with an emphasis on Building Construction Management and Master's of Science in Project Management. To find out more about him visit EntrePMeur. Christopher writes about strategy and cost management.

 

Gregory Craig

Gregory Craig, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CMQ/OE, has extensive project management, process improvement and quality management experience across a variety of industries including oil and gas, information technology and defense. He has led both domestic and international projects of significant magnitude and complexity. His current role is at a Fortune 500 company leading a group of diverse individuals focused on analytics and process improvement. A strong business leadership background, he finds joy in helping others who are in various positions of leadership and influence. Gregory writes about business processes and quality management.

 

Brad Curtright, PMP - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Brad Curtright

Brad Curtright, PMP, is the owner of OVRdrive SolutionsHe has over 15 years of project management experience in marketing and information technology. He is highly experienced with managing web development and information technology projects. Throughout his career, he has managed projects that include global website and product development, software development, and the configuration and deployment of various SaaS solutions including productivity, business operations and collaboration SaaS solutions. Brad writes about remote project management and program management.

Sylvie Edwards, PMP, MCPM, STDC - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Sylvie Edwards

 Sylvie Edwards, PMP, MCPM, STDC, CMP has 25 years of project management experience spanning various industries and is the owner of SRE Solutions, catering to clients in need of project management course development, education, project risk management, PMO setup/evaluation or recovery services. She has worked with one of the top five consulting firm, where she led projects in the information technology, banking, government, and securities sectors as well as being a manager in the risk management practice. Sylvie writes about risk management and communication.
Leigh Espy, PMP, SPC, CSM - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Leigh Espy

Leigh Espy, PMP, SPC, CSM, is the author of “Bad Meetings Happen to Good People: How to Run Meetings That Are Effective, Focused, and Produce Results.” She has over 15 years of project management experience with a primary focus on IT project management and has led multimillion dollar international projects and corporate strategy initiatives. Leigh also coaches and mentors project managers and those making a move to a project management career. You can find out more about Leigh at ProjectBliss and LeighEspy.comLeigh writes about communication and project methodologies.

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the President at OSP International LLC, a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). He is the founder and owner of The Project Management PrepCast, a regular show in the format of a traditional radio show, which teaches project managers the foundations for passing the PMP Exam. Cornelius and his team have coached over 27,000 project managers on their way to becoming PMP certified. Cornelius writes about project management training and certification.
PMWorld 360 Magazine Contributor - Jerry Foley

Jerry Foley

Jerry Foley, PMP, PMI-PBA, RTPM, CCNA, MCSE, ITIL has over 25 years of Enterprise Project Management experience. His expertise is in multi-million dollar, multi-year IT Infrastructure projects for municipal, healthcare, and military clients, and Fortune 500 companies. He lectures and teaches PMP prep classes, serves as a board member of the local PMI Chapter, and participates in the PMI Day of Service for non-profits. A former Marine, Jerry’s teams benefit from his creative solutions, passionate leadership, and implementing his “improvise, adapt, and overcome” tenacity for successfully completing his projects. Jerry writes about Business Analysis and Document Management

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Mustafa Hafizoglu

Mustafa Hafizoglu, PMP, BS, M.Sc., is the co-founder and previous President of the PMI Chapter in Turkey, Program Director at Space & Defence Technologies Co., a part-time instructor at Middle East Technical University. He has 20 years of experience in hardware and software development projects, in the aerospace and defense industry. Mustafa established the PMO at SDT Space and Defense Tech and co-authored the book: Project Management Analytical Approaches. He’s also a speaker at PMI Global Congress and various international seminars. Mustafa writes about program management and risk management.

Elaine Jackson - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Elaine Jackson

Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b, is the founder of HolisticPMC and a certified sustainability expert, allowing her to HolisticPMC Logoclaim SME status when speaking on green project management and delivering professional learning events. With 15+ years of experience in training, consulting, and coaching approaches, she enjoys teaching project managers and senior executives proven techniques that lead to successful and confident project delivery. Toastmasters SME is a claimed title she holds with over 17 years of expertise as a professional speaker. Elaine writes about sustainability and project trends.

Dr. Glen Jones, Ph.D., PMP - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Dr. Glen Jones

Dr. Glen Jones, Ph.D., PMP, is the president of GMJ Leadership. He is an accomplished leader with over 26 years of GMJ Leadership Logoexperience in the development and management of large, complex international projects within the energy industry. Glen is currently a leadership coach and project management consultant performing project management audits, project audits, and 360 personnel assessments. His education culminated with his Ph.D. in project management from Northcentral University. Glen writes about strategy and governance.

Phil Katz - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Phil Katz

Phil Katz, PMP, SA, ITIL, has 25 years of project management experience spanning various industries and currently works at a major insurance company managing infrastructure projects and providing infrastructure support to application development. He remotely leads large and globally diverse project teams. His experience extends into the area of infrastructure procurement, and he advises stakeholders on the best way to navigate that process at a fortune 100 company. Phil writes about procurement and remote project management.

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Paul Kesler

Paul Kesler, PMP, CSM, SSBB, is an experienced project and program manager with industry experience in Software Publishing, Payment Solutions, Financial Services and Receivables Management industries. His experience includes leading business strategy execution, working with C-Level and Senior leaders of various business lines to meet company annual goals and objectives. Paul is comfortable leading business projects like Go To Market launches of new cloud products and leading technology implementations and integrations such as Salesforce. He is also an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Project Management Institute (Atlanta Chapter). Paul writes about change management.

Gerald Leonard, PfMP, PMP, MCTS, CQIA, ITIL, COBIT - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Gerald Leonard

Gerald LeonardPfMP, PMP, MCTS, CQIA, ITIL, COBIT, is the CEO of Principles of Execution (PofE), a Certified Minority Business Enterprise, Strategic Project Portfolio Management and Culture Change consulting practice with over 20 years of experience working with Federal and State Governments and large multinational corporations. He works with organizations and professionals who want to develop a culture that works, leveraging agile strategies to do more with less and improve your bottom line results. Gerald is the author of “Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works” and an upcoming book, “Symphonic Culture: Unify, Strategize, and Execute Collectively for Optimum Results.” Gerald writes about strategic portfolio management and organizational culture change.
Tapera Mangezi, PMP - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Tapera Mangezi

Tapera Mangezi, PMP,  PMI-PBA, SMC, is the founder and director of Proximate Academy, a project management training and consultancy company. He is also a certified senior SAP plant maintenance consultant and project management consultant with many years of experience in working on various projects within the utilities, energy, and public sectors, and the manufacturing, logistics, facilities, and mining industries. Tapera has a strong engineering background and also holds various other certifications. Tapera writes about business analysis and business processes.
Alison Mills-Long, PMP, CMQ/OE, RMT, TNLP - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Alison Mills-Long

Alison Mills-Long, PMP, CMQ/OE, RMT, TNLP, is the owner of Empowered by Source and has over 27 years of Empowered By Sourceexperience in the financial services industry in the disciplines of project management, operations, and vendor management. She is a founding member of the PMI Columbus, GA Chapter and has served in continuous officer positions for over 20 years and is a member of the American Society for Quality. Alison is the developer and lead instructor for Columbus State University Continuing Education Project Management Certificate Program. Alison writes about project scope and training.

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Dr. Michael O'Connor

Dr. Michael O'Connor, Ph.D., MSPM, MSTM, MBA, has over 27 years of professional experience in the Medical Device Industry. He is the Director, Strategy and Project Management with Medtronic, Plc, and his corporate experience Medtronic Logoalso includes 3M and Pfizer. Michael is an Adjunct Faculty Member that is teaching Graduate level Project Management, Project Capstone, Procurement, Culture / Organizational course(s). In 2012, he was selected as an American Society for Quality (ASQ), Quality Fellow, and in 2014 selected as a Medtronic, Technical Fellow. Michael writes about leadership and quality.

Josh Ramirez, PMP, MSM-PM - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Josh Ramirez

Josh Ramirez, PMP, MSM-PM, is a consultant at Evanclaer and is experienced in business operations management, Evanclaer Logoproject management, and project controls. He has worked at several national laboratories and other projects throughout the Department of Energy and is pursuing a Ph.D. in business psychology. He has a Masters’ degree in project management, is an adjunct professor of project management and conducts training courses that integrate the behavioral sciences with project management. Josh writes about culture and behavior, as well as Metrics and KPIs.
Megan Russell - PMWorld 360 Contributor

Megan Russell

Megan Russell, PMP, is an experienced program manager with a demonstrated history of success working in the technology and online education industries. She has consulted in the past and is a subject matter expert in digital and remote project managementstakeholder and relationships management, and project communications. Currently, Megan works to develop and maintain the curriculum at LinkedIn Learning in project management, product management, supply chain, and general business. She enjoys volunteering on various advisory councils and working in leadership positions on women and diversity first groups. Megan writes about customer relationship management and remote project management.

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Jan Schiller

Jan Schiller, PMP, PSM1, FLMI, is a partner with Berkshire Consulting, LLC. She specializes in revealing the path Berkshire Consulting Logofrom where an organization is to where they want to be. Over the past 30 years, Jan has been focused on linking strategy to results with project management in the financial services, investment, health, beverage, learning management and life sciences industries. She has helped her clients with the adoption of project management best practices; streamlining business processes; address regulations; achieving competitive advantage and much more. Jan writes about scope and portfolio management.

PMWorld 360 Magazine Contributor - John Stenbeck

John G. Stenbeck

John G. Stenbeck, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, is the Founder of GR8PM, Inc. (pronounced “Great PM”).  John is a GR8PMthree-time Amazon #1 Best Selling author. His industry-leading project management books have sold almost $3 million. He has been a guest on VoiceAmerica talk radio, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Fox News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. John has also been featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union. He is a sought-after Keynote speaker because he enables executives and professionals to become powerfully productive leaders! John writes about methodologies and stakeholder management.

PMWorld 360 Magazine Contributor - Patrick van Abbema

Patrick van Abbema

Patrick van Abbema, PMP, CBAP, ITIL, CSM, CSP, is the Senior Management Consultant for AltNexus Corp. and ALTnexus Consulting Logoprovides consulting expertise on enterprise service strategies for various public and private sector clients across the USA, Canada, and Europe. He has over 25 years of progressive accomplishments as a senior management consultant in Information Management (IM), Information Technology (IT), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Organizational Change Management (OCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Bimodal IT solutions. Patrick writes about business analysis and business processes.  

Thomas Weller, PMP,CSM - PMWorld 360 Magazine Contributor

Thomas Weller

Thomas Weller, PMP, CSM, has been bringing together business requirements and solution providers for 25 years, in various positions. He is a strong believer in people, their abilities, and inherent desire to deliver the best solutions, and that business owners or their representatives want the best for their organizations. For Thomas, communication is key - finding the purpose and an optimal approach to challenges motivates him every day to pack his bag serving clients all over the world. He specializes in troubled projects, having turned around many projects for global market leaders, many times helping with transitioning from classic to agile project methodologies.  Thomas writes about business requirements and deliverables.

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