Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., has over 45 years combined experience as a project manager and business analyst, business process consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer and provider. He has written 26 books on project management and information systems management. One of his books, Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, 7th Edition, has been a bestseller and is recommended by the Project Management Institute for the library of every project manager. He has made more than 100 presentations at professional and trade conferences and meetings. He has developed more than 20 project management courses and trained over 10,000 project managers worldwide.
From 1963-1970 he was a systems consultant for one of the world’s largest electronics components manufacturers. In that capacity he designed and implemented several computer-based manufacturing and quality control systems.
From 1970-1990 he held a number of positions in both state supported and private institutions in higher education as MBA Director, Associate Dean of Business, Dean of Computers and Information Systems, Director of Academic Computing, CIO, and Senior Planner.
In 1990 he founded Enterprise Information Insights, Inc. (EII), a project management consulting and training practice specializing in project management methodology design and integration, business process design, project support office establishment, the development of training curriculum and the development of a portfolio of assessment tools focused on organizations, project teams and individuals. In 2011 he revised the company focus and renamed it EII Publications. His client list includes AT&T, Aetna, Babbage Simmel, BMW, British Computer Society, Boston University Corporate Education Center, Computerworld, Converse Shoes, Czechoslovakian Government, Data General, Digital, Eli Lilly, Harvard Community Health Plan, IBM, J. Walter Thompson, Novartis, Ohio State University, Peoples Bank, Sapient Corporation, The Limited, The State of Ohio, The State of Vermont, Travelers Insurance, TVA, University of California – Santa Cruz, US Army 5th Signal Corp., US Coast Guard Academy, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, ZTE and several others.
He is past Editor of the Effective Project Management Series for Artech House, a publisher to the technical and engineering professions. He was a founding member of the Agile Project Leadership Network and served as its first Vice President and President Elect, a member of IPMA/asapm and the Agile Alliance. He earned a BA in Mathematics from the University of Dallas, and an MS and Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Southern Methodist University.