Languages: German, English
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Thomas Walenta, PMP, PgMP, PMI Fellow, was working as a Project and Program Manager for IBM from 1983-2014. Most recently he was responsible for a program encompassing all business of IBM with a global client in the EMEA region, with teams in India, Japan and across Europe. Thomas builds his first PMO in1995 and started his first program from 2002. He led the PMI Frankfurt Chapter from 1998 to 2005, increasing membership from 111 to 750 and annual budget to 100K Euro. He teaches PM at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and since 2014, he is a project management consultant.
Thomas had a variety of volunteer positions for PMI, among them being final juror of the PMI Project of the Year award, member of the PMI Board nomination committee, auditor for PMI‘s Registered Education Provider Program, writer/reviewer of PMP Exam questions and significant contributor to PMI‘s first standards about Program Management and Portfolio Management. Thomas has served as a member of PMI's Ethics Review Committee 2011-2016. He received PMI’s Fellow Award in 2012.
Thomas is also a member of GPM/IPMA since 1996.
He was elected by PMI membership to serve on the PMI Board of Directors, from 2006 to 2011, and for a second term 2017-2019. Being a speaker on global project management events in global cities like Tokyo, Moscow, São Paulo, Little Rock and across Europe, Thomas extended his professional network significantly and is regarded as an experienced and skillful advisor and mentor.
About the training
Project management is a young and vivid profession. PMI estimates that today 66 million professionals consider themselves project managers, up to 90 million in 2030. PMI reframed project management to ’make ideas a reality’, project management professionals are the individuals to reduce uncertainty and solve problems. Anywhere. Increasing speed of change, digitalization, VUCA, and disruptions can only be contained by becoming better in project management. Not many governments and companies have achieved a level of maturity that provides measurable results. Not many universities are yet teaching project management. Based on 45 years working in projects, 32 years of leading projects, programs, PMOs and 20 years teaching project management I offer you to become better in project management. All workshops can be followed up with individual coaching.
Understand key principles for the PMP exam (PMBoK purpose, exam content outline, process groups vs. project lifecycles, work vs. product, etc.); train exam questions /1-hour mock exam; prepare for the PMP application; review the 7 backbone processes – project integration; understand Project scope; know how to engage with project stakeholders
Understand future skills for project managers; understanding leadership styles; explore and improve emotional intelligence; understand and utilize cultural differences; how to manage crisis; human values and professional ethics as a base for our decision making; create an individual enhancement plan
PMP Preparation support in 3 formats
Project leadership workshop
Project sponsor / product owner workshop
Project crisis management
Program and benefits management
Strategic project management