What’s New With The ProjectExperts?
August 2020: Goff works with IPMA All Star Team on Certification Webinar
Twelve instructors from nine countries developed and recorded this IPMA Level D certification training course. Using the IPMA ICB4 as the basis, the team prepared 29 modules to support learners in developing the knowledge needed to excel in the IPMA-USA Level D Certification Exam.
The instructors are shown at right, starting at top-left: Stacy Goff (USA), Joana Rzempala (Poland), Miguel Carvalho e Melo (Portugal), Oxana Klimenko (Russia). 2nd Row, left to right: Tim Jaques (USA), Peter Milsom (Canada), Dr. Mladen Vukomanovic (Croatia), Bill Duncan (USA). 3rd row, left to right: Pau Lian Staal-Ong (Netherlands), Prof. Michael Young (Australia), Dr. Joel Carboni (USA), Vladimir Obradovic (Serbia).
The modules include learning objectives that are directly connected to Key Competence Indicators (KCIs) in IPMA’s Individual Competence Baseline, explanations and examples of the KCIs, and sample exam questions, in both multiple-choice and essay formats. More information will follow soon; for those who know what they need, the Curriculum and sign-up process is at: https://ipma-usa.thinkific.com/courses/.
July 2018: Project Management Review (PMR) Interviews Goff
Stacy Goff Interviewed with PMR’s Yanjuan Yu, on a selection of PM topics. Project Management Review Magazine, China. The topics included use of PM knowledge in Sports Car Racing, the core qualities of a competent project manager, and of competent teams. We also discussed our long-standing PM Competence Model, the importance of Product Talent, and how to “honestly” do more with less.
October 2015: Goff named IPMA Honorary Fellow
At the 29th IPMA World Congress, held September 28-30 2015, IPMA’s Council of Delegates named
ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff as an IPMA Honorary Fellow. Stacy (on the left) is shown in the photo with two outstanding contributors we also honored, Roberto Mori at center (Italy) and Tom Taylor at right (UK).
Goff, Mori and Taylor have served IPMA and the practice of project and program management in the four categories of recognition recognized by IPMA’s guidelines:
a) Service to our practice, our stakeholders, and society;
b) Contributions to the advancement of our discipline, through innovations, papers, and presentations;
c) Service to the nation (USA), and the national association, IPMA-USA;
d) Service to IPMA, serving as a project manager, and on IPMA’s Executive Board for four years.
Stacy thanks the IPMA-USA board, who nominated him, IPMA’s current Executive Board, who approved the nomination, the Council of Delegates, who voted to honor him, and the many volunteers in the IPMA Family who continue to contribute to IPMA-USA’s and IPMA’s vision, both of which seek A World Where All Projects Succeed.
April, 2015: ProjectExperts PM methods go online
ProjectExperts’ popular project management and business improvement methodologies are now available in online versions, with their own subscription-based websites. While they have been available for organization licensing and download since as early as 1985, they are now available for individual licensing and immediate use. Several recent changes in project use prompted this update:
- Increasing use of mobile devices for “lightweight” project management; see our article, PM on Tablets: Are We There Yet?
- A significant increase in distributed projects, with teams working in multiple time zones and continents; while we have specialized in these complex project types for many years, others are now experiencing them.
- Increased stakeholder interest in reasonable rigor, balancing the need for consistency with an aversion to unneeded overhead.
Our unique small project method—online, with subscription website
The Small Project Guide (SPG) is our method for the thousands of small initiatives that represent most organizations’ greatest opportunity for performance improvement. You can learn more about it here on our ProjectExperts website; a subscription is required to see all the content at this website.
December 2014: Goff completes four years on IPMA Executive Board
Twenty five countries, thirty six keynotes or major presentations, over 80 meetings (in-person and virtual), and over 360,000 miles in the air. Thirty blog posts and articles or papers, over 40,000 emails, hundreds of press releases, tweets, LinkedIn posts; and four years of nearly-full-time volunteer service.
That experience is all all behind Stacy Goff, principal of ProjectExperts, as he continues to support his volunteer successors. The new IPMA Executive Board will continue Stacy’s efforts to advance the global practice of program and project management.
This is no trivial challenge for the successors. Goff worked to establish IPMA’s Strategic Plan, and supported the development of IPMA’s updated vision: Promoting competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed.
So what’s next? Goff continues to support the project performance improvement efforts of IPMA-USA. He continues to serve his global customers through his consulting practice, ProjectExperts. His corporate, governmental and consultant clients continue to benefit from his experience, and now it will be a bit easier to arrange a consultation in his PM Performance specialty: Improving portfolio, program, project and personal performance.
Meanwhile, he is re-focusing on a number of open projects, including a range of project management books, designed for both professionals and educators. This project started in 2008, but was suspended with his significant time commitments to IPMA. He is resuming his popular articles and blog posts, continuing his major-event speaking tours, and of course, will continue to be the Voice of Our Customer for IPMA.
December 2013: Another year of service to the practice of project management
2013 was another year of adventuresome travel, as ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff again carried the message of competent and performing project management around the World. He engaged in meetings and events in The Netherlands, Warsaw, Paris, Lima Peru, Wuhan China, Dubrovnik Croatia, London, and Moscow. In Dubrovnik, he served as IPMA World Congress Advisory Board Chair, in his role as IPMA VP of Marketing & Events.
Of course, he also participated in key events in the USA, including Dick Rutledge’s famed Resource Planning Summit in Chicago, University of Texas-Dallas, PM World Journal and Dallas PMI Chapter’s stellar PM Symposium, and the PM Institute’s North American Global Congress in New Orleans.
Goff continues coaching clients, consulting on projects, and performing training. And, Goff serves as president of IPMA-USA. Embracing PMI’s recognition (finally!) of the importance of leadership and interpersonal skills in project management, this year he presented a webinar for the Project Management Institute’s Information Systems Community of Practice.
His topic, Navigating the SSS’s: Engaging Stakeholders for Project Success, was among Project Management Institute’s most popular webinars to date. Over 3000 people signed up for the event. Unfortunately, the Institute could only accommodate 1000 people. Still, nearly 1000 people actively participated, in what some proclaimed to be their most-interactive webinar. The recording remains available at the Institute’s website (membership required), and you can see a pdf of the slides here.
Late in 2013, Goff also presented as lead Keynote at the Project Management 2013: Mission Possible! conference in Moscow, Russia. His Periodic Table of Competence Elements, showing IPMA’s three areas of essential competences (see photo at above right) was especially popular in Russia, where Mendeleev originated the Periodic Table concept. His session was voted by participants as the best of the day. His prize will require learning Russian: Two great books on Project Management.
December 2012: Goff continues serving IPMA-USA, IPMA
In 2012, Goff was re-elected as president of IPMA-USA, and as Vice President of Marketing & Events for IPMA, International Project Management Association. In addition to coaching clients, consulting on projects, and performing training, he continues to support the advancement of project management worldwide through his speaking engagements and volunteer work for not-for-profit PM associations.
Goff performed the IPMA Keynote at the 6th PM Symposium of UTDallas/Dallas PMI/PM World Journal in August. See the slides for this well-received keynote session, Tomorrow’s Five Greatest PM Challenges–That We Must Solve Today. The keynote was also recorded, and is available on Youtube. This was one of a dozen 2012 events that featured Goff as a major speaker.
December 2011: Goff Speaks to a Dozen Audiences in Nine Countries in 2011
2011 was a very busy year for ProjectExperts, and for CEO Stacy Goff. He spoke at major project management events in nine countries during the year; many were keynotes. Countries and events included Iran’s 6th PM Congress, the PMAN (IPMA Nepal) Symposium in Kathmandu, PMRC Congress in Xi’an, China, IPMA Festival of Knowledge in Ann Arbor, Michigan, UTD Dallas PM Symposium, and with the AMIP (IPMA Mexico) Symposium. Photo at right, in Xi’an, China, thanks to Les Squires.
Goff continues to serve the global practice of project management as president of IPMA-USA, and Vice President of Marketing and Events for IPMA. And, his articles and blog posts remain among the most popular pages at the IPMA-USA website.
Of course, even with all these activities, ProjectExperts continues to serve the PM Performance improvement needs of our clients.
The International Project Management Association is the World’s first project management professional association. Most people don’t know that its earlier name was INTERNET, some 25 years before the name was adopted for other uses. Goff’s role with IPMA will include broadening business and government recognition for the World’s only professionally-assessed Program and Program Management certifications.
IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA’s annual World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year – the 27th IPMA World Congress will be in Dubrovnik, Croatia in October 2013. Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.world.
Goff Also Serves as IPMA-USA President
ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff also serves as President of IPMA-USA, the USA Member Association of IPMA. A co-founder of IPMA-USA and active Officer and Board Member for over nine years, and then elected in 2009, Goff will serve as President for a 3-year term.
Goff chairs stream and speaks at 2010 IPMA World Congress in Istanbul
The IPMA World Congress in Istanbul, in November 2010 was not only stunning, it was an event memorable for a variety of reasons. For example, the opening Keynote was by the Prime Minister of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Chairing a stream at the Congress mostly means demonstrating project management skills, assuring that all the vital signs of project success are managed for the benefit of the most-important stakeholders–the attendees and speakers. Goff’s Congress paper, Four Opportunities to Improve your Project Portfolio Performance, is available here on the ProjectExperts website. A video of an expanded version of the presentation is also available for IPMA-USA members.
Goff speaks at UTD/PMForum/PMI Dallas 2010 conference
ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff spoke twice at the August 2010 UTD/PMForum/PMI Dallas Symposium; he also spoke at last year’s Symposium. His paper, Four Pathways to Organizational Assessment and Increased PM Performance is available here at the ProjectExperts website.
Participants in the Panel included IPMA Chair Miles Shepherd, PMI Dallas President John Cole, and IPMA-USA President Stacy Goff. Their discussion covered the future of project management, with significant audience interest in the future of advanced certifications.
Goff’s articles promote chapter 9 in PMI® Book, Project Management Circa 2025
As part of the promotion for Project Management Institute’s recently-published book, Project Management Circa 2025, Goff has written articles that expand on his chapter 9, Visions for the PM Software Industry.
Those articles include one appearing at CIO Magazine, The Future of IT Project Management Software. The article has also been republished at sister publication ComputerWorld, thus reaching a much-larger audience.
Another article appears in Dr. Dobbs Journal. This was interesting, because this is a developer-centric publication, and project management is a anathema to most developers. However, it was relatively easy to identify visions for the future that developers can appreciate.
2009 News: Goff speaks at PMI conferences in 2009
ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff spoke at two PMI Conferences last Summer and Fall (2009). August 13-14 Goff spoke at the 3rd Annual Project Management Symposium, sponsored by University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas PMI Chapter event, held in conjunction with University of Texas at Dallas. Goff premiered his latest efforts to improve PM Performance, in Essential Insights in Meeting the Rising Demand for PM Performance. Goff also spoke on a panel, together with Veikko Vallia, Secretary General of IPMA, and with David Pells, Editor of PM World Journal, about the Future of Project Management.
On October 29 Goff presented twice at the Milwaukee/Southeast Wisconsin PMI Chapter’s Professional Development Day. In the first session, Goff adapted his Essential Insights in Meeting the Rising Demand for PM Performance. In a second presentation, he discussed his chapter in a new book published by PMI, Project Management in 2025. This presentation explored what PM Practitioners and Professionals must do to prepare for their future, based on scenarios from Goff’s chapter, Visions for the PM Software Industry of 2025.
Goff chairs session, speaks at 2009 Helsinki IPMA World Congress
ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff Chaired a Seminar (Stream), PM As A Social Animal, and spoke on the soft-side of Program and Project Management in his session, Which Animal in the PM Zoo Are You? An interesting and exciting exploration of multicultural exposure to the soft side, the Seminar and Speech were also recorded for webcasting.
Balancing Goff’s lighthearted approach to the topic was Dr. Ewald Krainz (Austria), who specializes in group dynamics. Dr. Krainz offered the latest work in the areas of styles and teamwork. To cap off the Seminar, Goff and Dr. Krainz held a panel discussion to explore the subject further with the audience.
2009: Goff speaks, moderates Expert Seminar in Zurich
Stacy Goff was one of 50 Project Management Consultants, University Professors, Trainers, Certification Assessors and IPMA officials in the 2009 Expert Seminar in February. He spoke to one of his favorite topics, Improving PM Performance in the Classroom and Beyond: A Framework for Developing PM Talent in the Contextual and Behavioural Competences. He also co-moderated one stream of the session. See the photo of the seminar participants below. IPMA-USA co-founder and PMCert Chair Bill Duncan also participated; he is the one on the right in the white shirt.
2009: Goff featured on PM Podcast
2009: Goff writes chapters of key PM books
ProjectExperts CEO Stacy Goff has completed work on two chapters of interesting books. Kompetenzbasiertes Projektmanagement (roughly, Competences in Project Management) includes a 50 page chapter on Project Communication, written by Goff with the significant assistance of Dr. Florian Dorrenburg. The resulting four-volume set has now been published in German. IPMA and German Project Management Association are discussing translating this monumental work to English.
The second book, edited by the late Dr. David Cleland, looks ahead to PM in 2025; Goff’s chapter covers Visions for the PM Software Industry in 2025 and Beyond. This book was published by the PM Institute in Fall 2009. Goff has made presentations about his topic to chapters, universities and Enterprises, based on the book’s release. With permission, we have the chapter available here on our website.
2008: Goff speaks at 2008 IPMA World Congress in Rome, Italy
Arrivederci, Roma! Goff presented twice at the 2008 IPMA World Congress in Rome, Italy. The first paper, Collaboration and Competences in Business Development and Program/Project Management, was written by Goff and Howard Nutt, Executive Director of Business Development Institute International. The paper emphasizes the value of pre-/post-proposal collaboration between all the parties of an engagement, including Business Development, Contract Managers, and Program/Project Managers.
The second paper was written by Mrs. Leanthia Lewis of the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, and presented by Goff. The paper, Risk Management For Development Projects In The Public Sector, cautions about the risks of unmanaged development in developing nations. Mrs. Lewis’ paper has since been re-published (in Russian) in the formal publication of the Russian Member of IPMA, a high compliment to her insights and efforts.
2006: Goff speaks at 2006 IPMA World Congress in China
Goff presented at the IPMA World Congress in Shanghai, China. The paper, “Distinguishing PM Competence in Training and Development, Organizational Assessment and Certification” introduced the concepts behind PM CompModel, and presented attendees with a complimentary copy of the newest version of PM CompModel, aligned to IPMA’s ICB 3.0, the IPMA’s Competence Baseline. Read the article.
Goff interviewed on PM competence in PM PodCast
Hear Stacy Goff’s comments on PM Competence and certifications on Cornelius Fichtner’s The Project Management Podcast, episode #055. Tune in!
2005 News: Goff speaks at 2005 IPMA World Congress in India
ProjectExperts’ CEO Stacy Goff presented a paper at the IPMA World Congress in Delhi, India. The paper, “Risk Management: Key to Project Intelligence” traces 20 years of ProjectExperts’ industry-changing methods used in our product, KnowRisk®. Read the article.