Here’s a list of the brightest minds and influential thinkers who are shaping the project management industry today.
If you want to stay top of the latest in project management and related topics like change management, business strategy, and leadership, make sure you’re following these movers and shakers: the top project management influencers of 2019.
130 Top Project Management Influencers Of 2019
1. Bob Sutton – https://www.bobsutton.net/
Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford, where he co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Institute of Design. He has published over 200 articles in academic and popular outlets, along with seven books. He won the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, and awards for the best paper of the year in the Academy of Management Journal and in the Academy of Management Review. He is regarded as one of the top influencers in business.
2. Susanne Madsen – http://www.susannemadsen.com/
Susanne Madsen has been building a successful career for the past 17 years leading large change programmes of up to $30 million for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase. She is a fully qualified Corporate and Executive coach, an NLP Practitioner and a regular contributor to the Association for Project Management (APM). Susanne is the author of two books, “The Project Management Coaching Workbook” and “The Power of Project Leadership”. In addition to coaching and training, Susanne regularly speaks on the topic of project leadership and stress in project management for organisations and at conferences.
3. Michael Kaplan – https://www.illumio.com/
Michael Kaplan is a Program/Project/PMO Technology Leader who engages and influences, employees, stakeholders, and vendors to deliver large-scale programs and projects. He delivered 27 projects over ten months, generating $2.8 million in revenue, and $980,000 in profit while maintaining chargeable utilization of 85%. He also authored SoftPMO PMBOK® Guide-aligned methodology and evolved it into a collaborative solution for delivering projects using SharePoint and Project Server.
4. Lindsay Scott – https://www.arraspeople.co.uk/
Lindsay Scott is the Director of PMO Learning, a training organization within the PMO field. She is also a PMO Mob Collector for PMO Flashmob which is a learning and social meetup group for PMO professionals. As well as this, she is a Conference Organizer for The PMO Conference (UK’s largest conference for PMO’s). On top of this, Lindsay is the project management careers columnist for PMI’s Network magazine and co-editor of the Gower Handbook of People in Project Management.
5. Hala Saleh – http://www.halasaleh.com/
Hala Saleh is the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Expedia. With over 15 years in the technology industry, she is a successful Project Manager and Business Strategist. Using her past experiences and love for delivering value and people-driven products, she has the ability to solve challenging problems. She combines her love for technology and start-ups through her coaching, training and workshops; 27 Sprints.
6. Carlos J. Pampliega – http://salineropampliega.com/
Carlos J. Pampliega is the founder of Castilla Leon Leadership and Salinero Pampliega. He has combined his love for project management and architecture to enhance his communication skills, leadership and team development. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Project Management Institute of Spain.
7. Falk Schmidt – https://falkschmidt.me/
Falk Schmidt is the CEO of FS/CS GmbH, an organization which guides businesses through the strategic and organizational change process in digitization. He is also a lecturer in data protection in Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen. With more than 20 years of experiences in strategic innovation consulting and operational project management, he is an expert in business process optimization and user-centric systems.