Hey! I’m Derek and I’m the voice behind The Critical Path blog and author of Zombie Project Management (KDP 2011). Over the last 25 years, I’ve held titles like U.S. Marine, Start-Up Founder, Project Manager, and Federal Government Project Management Office (PMO) Advisor, helping start-ups, private corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. As a Certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) and PMI-ACPsm (Agile Certified Practitioner) through the Project Management Institute and both a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner through the Scrum Alliance, I identify the customer’s needs and wants and then proposes the best approach to deliver value and meet their goals.
I have been involved with the PMI-ACP development process since the PMI North American Congress in 2010. As one of the few independent reviewers of the PMI-ACP curriculum, I modified, revised, updated or deleted elements to ensure that the exam was comprehensive, contemporary (reflective of current practice), concise, and clear. Now that the exam has exited the pilot phase, I have transitioned to a new role as Co-Lead of the PMI-ACP Support Team.
Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference 2011
WorkOut 2011 Work Management Summit
Project Management Symposium 2012 (Washington DC)
PMI Global Congress 2012
PMI Puerto Rico Simposio Anual 2012
Project Management Symposium 2013 (Washington DC)
PMI Southern Maryland Chapter – October 2013