Program Number: C020-20052014
An Examination of the Roles & Responsibilities of Modern-Day Project & Program Managers
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 1.5
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 0.0
Rick is also Founder of Programmatic Sciences, a consultancy that specializes in helping organizations to improve their abilities to manage programs that are complex or that are facing significant uncertainty. In this capacity he is often asked to advise and assist organizations seeking to refine their models for managing programs, to improve their organization’s competency models for program managers and leaders, and to deliver targeted education, training, and coaching in the “science” of program management as it applies to their organization’s unique needs.
Rick’s professional expertise in program management is well recognized. He is a member of a small team of program management professionals currently collaborating on a complete revision of the Project Management Institute’s “The Standard for Program Management (third edition)” (publication scheduled for December, 2012). This Standard will provide the basis for the Project Management Institute’s future certification of all Program Management Professionals. Rick is also a frequent speaker at professional symposia focused on the advancement and integration of organizational capabilities in program, project, portfolio, resource, and performance management.
Prior to his work with the University of Pennsylvania, Programmatic Sciences, and the PMI, Rick served as a scientist and program leader in the pharmaceutical industry. He was Vice President of Project and Portfolio Management at Wyeth Research, where he was responsible for program, project, portfolio and resource management activities leading and supporting the development of innovative medicines. Rick personally led teams responsible for development and registration of three currently marketed pharmaceutical products. His original research in pharmacology and biochemistry has been published in 80 manuscripts and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.
Rick received his B.A. with honors in Research Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Ohio State University. He completed his postdoctoral training in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Topic: An Informal Gathering
introducing the LCI
Topic: Quarterly Panel Discussion (PMO Tools)