STACY A. GOFF, IPMA Level D®, PMP® the PM Performance Coach, is CEO of ProjectExperts, a US-based Project and Program Management consulting and learning experience (sometimes called “training”) company. Mr. Goff’s professional affiliations include serving as a founder and 2009-2015 President of IPMA-USA; and served two terms (2011-12, 2013-14) as the IPMA Vice President of Marketing & Events. IPMA is the International Project Management Association—the world’s first professional PM association. In 2015, he was named an IPMA Honorary Fellow, in recognition of his contributions to the profession, and to society.
Goff is a long-serving member and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). By the year 2000, he had introduced over 45,000 pm practitioners to PMI. He helped co-found a PMI chapter, participated in the project to develop PMI’s Project Manager Competency Development Framework, 2nd Edition, and wrote Chapter 9, Visions for the PM Software Industry, for PMI’s visionary book, Project Management Circa 2025.
A Project Manager since 1970, and project and program management consultant since 1982, his consulting services focus on improving Project and Program Manager and Stakeholder PM Competence, and PM performance. His methods improve project responsiveness and effectiveness for all types of organizations, including engineering, information technology, government, consultancies, pharma, defense/aerospace, health services, finance, insurance, and manufacturing.
A popular and dynamic speaker, he has spoken at dozens of World Congresses, national events and regional symposia in dozens of nations, just in the last ten years. In speaking engagements and his workshops, he presents insights of great interest to Executives, Managers, Project Managers, project leaders, technical staff, and team members. He leverages his experience by licensing his workshop materials, tools and methodologies to other consultancies, and to government agencies and enterprises on six continents.
Goff co-authored a comprehensive, competitive-practice-oriented 50 page chapter on Project Communication in GPM, IPMA-Germany’s extended National Competence Baseline. This revolutionary four-volume reference is used in the advanced, competence-based development and assessment of project and program managers in Germany. It is a standard textbook in Universities, and is the vital reference for IPMA’s advanced range of assessments in Germany. The books are essential for all truly competent project and program managers.
From the eighties onward, he co-authored and published THE Guide, an automated project management and systems delivery methodology for Information Technology projects; KnowRisk®, an industry-changing risk management process and framework; MinProj, an enterprise-wide Business Improvement and Project Management methodology, and Co-Pilot: Small Project Guide®, a universal small project management approach. A prolific writer and speaker, his articles and webinars appear on this ProjectExperts website, on the ipma-usa.org website, and on the IPMA and PMI websites. His articles have been translated and re-published (with permission) Worldwide, with recent examples in Poland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, India and China.
Mr. Goff brings a results-oriented approach to the project and program management world. He creates excitement for high-quality, on-time, in budget project performance, balanced with lasting business benefits. In his learning experiences, presentations, or in consulting, he combines his knowledge of project management with a unique sensitivity for the human aspects of projects. The result: Increased project and business success.
A focus of Goff and his ProjectExperts firm since the early 1980s has been increased Enterprise-wide project management performance improvement. He accomplishes this through increased managerial accountability, PM methods, results-oriented PM Learning, Project Management Office enhancement, and improved Portfolio planning, management and reporting. Other specialties include:
- Organizational PM Performance Assessment and Improvement recommendations, using PRO, the Performance Rated Organization standard for assessment and improvement of PM Performance. See more about PRO at the IPMA-USA website.
- Assessing and coaching to improve Individual, Project Team, Managerial and Enterprise PM Competence and Performance.
- Project consulting, including Rapid Initial Planning, Project Audit Support Service, PM Plan evaluation, KnowRisk® Risk Assessment and, when all else fails, crisis intervention.
- Customized learning experiences in project management and project estimating.
- Project methods evaluation and enhancement.
- Train-the-trainer licensing for in-house Project Management instruction.