Project Management

Professional Background

Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., has over 40 years experience as a project management consultant, information systems manager and trainer. He has written sixteen books on project management and information systems management. One of his books, Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, 4th Edition, has been a best seller and is recommended by the Project Management Institute for the library of every project manager. Bob has published articles in over 30 professional and trade journals and has been a key speaker at professional and trade conferences nationwide. He has developed more than 20 project management courses and trained over 10,000 project managers.





From 1963-1970, Bob 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, Dr. Wysocki 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.

Since 1990, Mr. Wysocki has focused on project management consulting and training, specializing in project management methodology design and integration, project support office establishment. He has developed training curriculum and project management assessment tools for organizations, project teams and individuals. 

Bob’s 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, Ohio State University, Peoples Bank, Sapient Corporation, The Limited, The State of Ohio, Travelers Insurance, TVA, University of California – Santa Cruz, US Coast Guard Academy, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo and others.

He is the Series Editor of Effective Project Management for Artech House, a publisher to the technical and engineering professions. He is a member of asapm, the Agile Alliance, APLN, IIBA, the Project Summit Business Analyst World Executive Advisory Board, the Project Management Institute, the American Society of Training & Development, and the Society of Human Resource Management. He is past Association Vice President of AITP (formerly DPMA).



BA in Mathematics from the University of Dallas
MS and Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Southern Methodist University