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Randy Englund

Randall Englund's Project Management Consultancy helps discover and create organic systems that optimize results from project-based work: his presentations create an experience about why, what, and how to create an environment for successful projects; his workshops are the catalyst for individuals and teams to assess the environment, adopt and adapt proven practices, and create action plans that optimize project success; consulting engagements discover, design, and apply these practices to achieve more within the organization. Creating a memorable and actionable learning experience is key to every engagement.

Randy's work-as an author, speaker, trainer, partner in advanced project management training and adjunct professor at California universities-draws upon 22 years as a senior project manager at Hewlett-Packard Company and 10 years at GE. With cultural anthropologist Dr. Robert J. Graham he co-authored the books Creating an Environment for Successful Projects (Second Edition) and Creating the Project Office: a Manager's Guide to Leading Organizational Change. With Alfonso Bucero he co-authored Project Sponsorship: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success. These works come from reflection and action as a program and project manager on complex projects in high tech.

He has an MBA in management and BSEE, is a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP), and a Certified Business Manager (CBM). He regularly speaks and presents workshops around the world for the Project Management Institute and other organizations. Find him on the web at www.englundpmc.com. A session with Randy Englund is noteworthy for the images and sounds invoked through multimedia.


Managing People in Projects
By Randy Englund
"Experience is knowledge, everything else is just information" A. Einstein Managing People in Projects goes far beyond controlling the constraints of time, quality and cost but also requires managing the... Read More»

Lessons from Literature
By Randy Englund
As I was putting together materials about creating the project office, I was reminded of some powerful lessons that are universally applicable to most all work. An effective technique during... Read More»

You Want Me to Sell What?
By Randy Englund
All professionals, and most everyone for that matter, can advance their causes and their careers by recognizing the need for and developing sales skills. So what are the sales skills... Read More»

Managing from the Heart
By Randy Englund
I've had the on-going privilege of facilitating an on-line course for the UC Extension. Participants engage in story telling about topics on management and leadership. Here is an example describing... Read More»

Qualities of Effective Leaders
By Randy Englund
Participants in a course on “Management, Leadership, and Team Building in the Project Environment” were recently challenged to post an essay about a leadership quality or qualities that they have... Read More»

Why Not Link Projects to Strategy?
By Randy Englund
Barriers to Implementation It is relatively easy to develop models for selecting portfolios of projects that are thorough and integrate objective and subjective data. When all is said and done,... Read More»

Project Portfolios in Turbulent Times
By Randy Englund
Growth in organizations typically results from successful projects that generate new products, services, or procedures. Managers are increasingly concerned about getting better results from the projects under way in their... Read More»

From Commander to Sponsor
By Randy Englund
In the action and historical drama film Master and Commander, Captain Jack Aubrey (played by Russell Crowe) of the British frigate HMS Surprise, faces a problem about how to make... Read More»

Negotiating with My Sponsor
By Randy Englund
Upper management support is crucial for project success. Their support in sponsoring projects, however, often falls short of what is necessary to ensure project success. Why? Is it ignorance, lack... Read More»

Prioritizing Project Work
By Randy Englund
Any attempt at leading change in how an organization links projects to strategy is bound to meet resistance. The concept of prioritizing receives almost unanimous intellectual support. Implementing it into... Read More»




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