Harlan is a proven leader and Project Management Professional with over 30 years of experience in business management, web development, software development and technical communication projects and programs. He has a track record of expertly managing departments, business units, complex multi-million dollar projects and programs with remotely located teams. He has a strong background in business management, and Project Management Office (PMO) implementation.
Harlan demonstrated leadership ability as an operational, project, and program manager. He also
successfully led technology organizations for large corporations such as Hewlett Packard/Compaq (e-14 Commerce Manager) and Mercer Consulting, managed technology projects for web design firms and a Top Five consulting firm, implemented project management offices (PMO) and conducted project management training in corporate and government environments. Harlan is currently an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University where he is teaching an upper level class in Advance Project Management.
Harlan is able to use his extensive experience to provide real world guidance for students. He also has sat through many major certification exams, and knows how to teach the courses to help students pass. Harlan employs the “teach from back of the room” approach by incorporating activities that allow students to teach themselves and use “teachback” opportunities. This engages students and makes them actively involved in their own learning.
- Project Management Office (PMO) Implementation
- Client Relationship Management
- Web Technologies and Development
- Strategic Planning
As an expert in Project Management: Harlan began his career as a Project Management Professional after earning his BS from New York Institute of Technology. Early in his career he began working in Project Management, where he was able to show his leadership and ability to successfully take on internal and vendor projects. After this, he became a Consulting Project Manager where he had multiple notable clients. In this position, Harlan mastered the art of Project Management, going on to become the Senior Project Manager and PMO Consultant for Dewpoint, Inc. Since then, he has been a PMO Implementation Manager, PMO Setup Practice Lead, and most recently the Project Manager of the
Ecommerce program for Meijer.
Harlan’s passion for project extends beyond his work. He is a former President of the Project Management Institute Michigan Capital Area Chapter and has recently relocated to Austin, TX. He is also the contributing author for “Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World” (2013) and “Project Pain Reliever: A Just-In-Time Handbook for Anyone Managing Projects” (2013).
Primary Expertise: Project Management, Agile, PMO Implementation, Strategic Execution, Writing, Leadership
Education/Credentials: PMI-ACP, BS from New York Institute of Technology, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, Planning and Managing Projects from Integrated Project Systems, Writing Winning Proposals from Shipley & Associates, President of the Project Management Institute Michigan Capital Area Chapter