A Nice Combo: EarthPM Hosts Project Management Training at the Fall Workshop

EarthPM is collaboration between Rich Maltzman and Dave Shirley focused on consulting, course development and training in Project Management and Sustainable Project Management. Here is a little bit more about the organization and the presenter training they are developing for Fall Workshop!

A slice of warm apple pie with a little scoop of natural vanilla ice cream on top. An enjoyable course in which you get a top grade. Lennon and McCartney. Dinner and a movie. A car with great fuel efficiency that also gives an exhilarating ride.

Some things were meant to go together.

At EarthPM, we have a sense that this is the kind of match achieved by our contribution to EcoCAR 2.

Our focus has always been on the intersection of sustainability and project management.  And you are working on a project with a sustainable outcome.  Like we said – a perfect match.

We invite you to check out our blog and our postings at projects@work – in particular, this automotive entry.

We’ve been asked to put together a workshop for the EcoCAR 2 program. This workshop is a customized project management training course that will give the students a combination of broad concepts and specific applications for their environment.  Together, we should have some fun and we hope presenters will take away an understanding of project management principles and processes.

Here’s a little more about us…

Rich Maltzman, PMP (since 2000), has been an engineer since 1978 and a Project Management supervisor since 1988, including a recent two-year assignment in the Netherlands, in which he built a team of project managers overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. His project work has been diverse, including projects such as the successful deployment of the entire video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, to the 2006 integration of the PMOs of two large merging corporations. As a second, but intertwined career, Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at Boston University’s Corporate Education Center, Merrimack College, Northern Essex and Middlesex Community College, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, and at commercial enterprises like AS&E and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Additionally, Rich has developed PMP-exam prep courseware, edited and was “the voice” for a set of eight audio PMP prep course CD’s for an international company, and co-authored Green Project Management (2010), a 2011 Cleland Award Winner for excellence in project management literature. Rich was also selected for the Modeling Team for the 4th Edition PMBOK Guide to be published by PMI in 2008, contributing to the chapters on Quality and Risk, and has presented papers on Project Management at conferences in Huizen, the Netherlands, Mexico City and Long Beach. He has also presented at three international conferences, including the PMO Symposium in San Antonio, TX, the PMO Summit in Coconut Grove, FL, and the PMSA “Good in Green” conference in Durban, South Africa.

Currently, Rich is a Senior Manager, Learning and Professional Advancement, at the Global Program Management Office of a major telecom concern, and CEO of EarthPM, LLC. He is also developing a course in Green Business for APMG, International and developing an on-line Green/Sustainable Project Management Certification Course for The Sustainability Learning Centre.

Dave Shirley, PMP (since 1996), has been an instructor and consultant, with more than 30 years experience in management and project management, in the corporate, public, and small business arenas, in the areas of the environment, construction and telecommunications.  He has presented at such prestigious organizations as The Conference Board and the PMI® Global Congress.

Dave has also focused on consulting and teaching at the graduate level, having developed curricula and is currently teaching at Boston University, including classes in Project Management, IT Project Management, and Green IT, as well as teaching classes on Environmental Issues and Corporate Social Responsibility at Southern New Hampshire University. Dave has also taught classes at Northern Essex Community College and New England College.

Previously, he was a distinguished Member of Technical AT&T/Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, Program Management Director, Lucent Technologies, and Director at Northern Essex Community College’s project management certification program. He also presented a paper on Project Management at a conference in Mexico City, co-authored Green Project Management (2010), and authored Project Management for Healthcare (2011).

Currently, he is a Senior Consultant for ESI International, a project managmenet consulting and training organization, and CEO of EarthPM, LLC. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from the Windham College in Putney, Vermont, a Honors MBA from Monmouth University, a Master’s Certificate Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and Master’s Certificate Project Management from American University

Again, we think EarthPM and EcoCAR 2 make a great combo, and we look forward to a very productive partnership!

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