||Lewis M. Gedansky, Ph.D. PMI Director
– Governance and Executive Programs
Lew Gedansky discussed the current state
and the potential future of the practice and profession of project management
along with the role that PMI expects to continue to play in those areas.
The presentation touched upon the current level of acceptance of project
management, benefits being realized from project management, potential
for additional growth and application of project management, and the challenges
for the future of project management. In covering those topics, information
was shared about the actions being taken by PMI to support the profession
and its practice, the demonstration of acceptance of project management
by various organizations, and the ever-expanding list of industries and
application areas utilizing project management.
Mr. Gedansky has been with the headquarters
staff of the Project Management Institute for over seven years. Prior to
joining PMI, Lew spent 27 years in the paper industry, mostly in project
and program management. His primary focus was on product and process development
and commercialization, and on technology strategy and integration.
In his current role, Lew reports to the CEO of PMI and works with the Board
of Directors and other staff executives and personnel on a variety of programs
pertaining to organizational governance and executive operations. His prior
roles at PMI include Director, Center for Operational Excellence, PMI Research
Manager, PMI Standards Manager, PMI Educational Foundation Manager, and
the primary information resource for the PMI Knowledge & Wisdom Center.
Lew has a bachelor degree from Union College and both of his graduate degrees
from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA USA. He is a member of
the American Society of Association Executives, and the Delaware Valley
Society of Association Executives.
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