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Summary
Kerry Wills has worked as a Consultant and a Project Manager for Fortune 500 companies on multi-million dollar technology projects since 1995. During that time, he has gained experience in several capacities; as a Program Manager, Project Manager, Architect, Developer, Business Analyst, and Tester. Having worked in each of these areas gives Kerry a deep understanding of all facets of an Information Technology project. Kerry has planned and executed several large projects as well as remediated several troubled projects.

Kerry is a member of Mensa and has a unique perspective on project work, resulting in eleven patents, published work in project management journals and books, and speaking engagements at over twenty Project Management conferences and corporations around the world. Kerry is a passionate speaker who has a reputation for delivering entertaining presentations combined with vivid examples from his experiences.

Kerry enjoys hiking and has summited peaks in New Hampshire, the Colorado Rockies and Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro). He has a wife and two kids and lives in Southington, Connecticut.

Summary of Speaking Engagements and Articles
“The Project Management Kung Fu Theatre”
– PMI Global Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, April 2004
– Southern New England Chapter of PMI, Rocky Hill, CT, June 2004
– Hartford P&C Project Manager Forum, Hartford, CT, September 2006
– Project Summit: New England, Boston, MA, October 2006
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Webinar, June 2015

“Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: A Project Management Case Study”
– Feature article published by PM Today, England, July 2004
– Westchester, New York Chapter of PMI, Tarrytown, NY, February 2005
– Southern New England Chapter of PMI, Rocky Hill, CT, February 2005
– Cigna Corporation, Bloomfield, CT, September 2005
– Project Summit: New England, Boston, MA, October 2005
– Central Mass Chapter of PMI, Marlboro, MA, November 2005
– Rhode Island Chapter of PMI, Providence, RI, January 2006
– Published on allPM.com, March 2006
– Stanley Works Corporation, New Britain, CT, April 2006
– Mass Bay Chapter of PMI, Boston, MA, June 2006
– Hartford Life PM Forum, Hartford, CT, May 2007
– PMI Southwest Ohio Mega Event, Cincinnati, OH, April 2008
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Webinar, May 2012 and February 2013
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2014
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Conference, Westchester, NY, October 2014

“The Ten Uglies of Project Management”
– IT and Telecom Special Interest Group of PMI, January 2005
– Project Summit: New England, Boston, MA, October 2005

“Project Genome Mapping”
– Southern New England Chapter of PMI Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, May 2007
– PMI Global Congress: North America, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2007
– Project Summit: New England, Boston, MA, Oct 2007

“The Evolution of a Project Manager into a Project Leader”
– Southern New England Chapter of PMI, Rocky Hill, CT, January 2008
– PMI Southwest Ohio Mega Event, Cincinnati, OH, April 2008
– Mission Possible PM Event, The Hartford, Hartford, CT, September 2008
– Syracuse University Consulting Club, Syracuse, NY, September 2009
– PMI Global Congress, Washington D.C., October 2010
– Southern New England Chapter of PMI, Cromwell, CT, October 2010
– Ocean State PMI Chapter, Pawtucket, RI, April 2011
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Webinar, May 2011 and September 2011

“Practice Standard for Project Estimation”
– IBM Corporation Project Management Forum, August 2010
– PMI Global Congress: North America, Washington D.C., October 2010
– Featured in an article on estimation in PM Network, October 2011

“Applying Guiding Principles of Effective Program Delivery”
– The Hartford PM Forum, Hartford, CT, August 2012
– Project Summit: New England, Boston, MA, October 2013
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Webinar, November 2013
– IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Webinar, March 2014
– Southern New England Chapter PMI, Annual Conference, April 2014

Summary of Published Work
– Published “Applying Guiding Principles for Effective Program Delivery” by Taylor and Francis in August 2013
– The lead author and Content Lead for the PMI Practice Standard for Estimating published in December 2010
– Published “Essential Project Management Skills” by Taylor and Francis in May 2010
– Published case studies in the Third Edition of “Advanced Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation” by Dr. Harold Kerzner
– Published a best practice in the First Edition of “PM Crash Course” by Rita Mulcahy

Republished Articles
allPM.com articles
PM Hut.com articles
eZine articles
Executive Brief articles
Projectsmart
Projecttimes

Note that all of my webinars are recoded through the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute which has hundreds of webinars and can be accessed by registering here.

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Responses

  1. Hi Kerry,
    I’ve read The Ten Uglies of Project Management article on the PMHut, excellent article and well-written, too! We’d like to republish it with ExecutiveBrief, an online tech management resource for business leaders. Let me know what you think.
    Best,
    Yuliya Musakovska
    Editor

  2. Thought you’d appreciate this article on productivity and effective work: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/05/real_productivity_why_less_is.html

  3. Hi Kerry, I’ve seen your interesting presentations

    I would like to translate some of those in italian to show it in a personal blog, so I ask your permission to do it leaving your name as author and my name as translator.

    Waiting for a kind response, best regards

    Paolo

    • Yes Paolo please – I would ask that you link back to this blog but please go ahead


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