Today we are speaking with Rich Maltzman, PMP, co-author of several books on Project Management, including the Cleveland Award-winning Green Project Management, and most recently, Bridging the PM Competency Gap, co-written with Loredana Abramo, PMP. The two co-authors offer assistance in PM competence building via their consultancy Continuous Learning Environment (CLE Advisors).
Loredana Abramo, PMP® Worked 25+ years in 4 continents, Deployment lead engineer, operations and services readiness manager, PMO deputy director, senior quality PgM
Book: Bridging the Project Management Competency Gap
Bio for Rich Maltzman, PMP
Rich Maltzman, PMP, has been an engineer since 1978 and a project management supervisor since 1988, including a two-year assignment in the Netherlands in which he built a team of PMs overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. His project work has been diverse, including projects such as the successful deployment of the entire video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 2006 integration of the program management offices (PMOs) of two large merging corporations. As a second, but intertwined career, Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at:
- Boston University
- Merrimack College
- Northern Essex Community College
- University of Massachusetts– Boston
- Clark University
- Benedictine University’s Asia Institute (Shenyang University of Technology)
Rich has also professionally developed project management professional (PMP®) exam prep courseware, including exams and books. He even edited and was "the voice" for a set of eight audio CDs—a major part of a PMP prep course for an international company, for whom he has also facilitated PMP exam study groups. Rich was selected for the modeling team for the fourth edition of the PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and contributed to the chapters on quality and risk in both the 4th and 5th Edition, and provided input for the 6th Edition as well.