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
Washington DC Project Management Symposium 2012
PMI Global Congress 2012
PMI Puerto Rico Simposio Anual 2012