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Thomas Walenta


Thomas Walenta, PMI Fellow, member of PMI Board of Directors, former President of PMI Frankfurt Chapter (1998 to 2005), global advisor for PM World Journal, former Program Manager for IBM, is a leading expert in delivering value to business through project and program management. 

The following his his self-introduction on Linkedin:

I am offering perspectives. I help to reduce uncertainty. 

Expert in delivering value to business through project and program management. 
Globally available. Part time or short time engagements.
Non Executive Director. 

My competencies include
* supporting organizations in defining project management structures like PMOs, Portfolios and Programs
* supervising management and setting strategies as Director
* providing training to universities and businesses
* auditing projects and help turning them around
* coaching & mentoring individuals in developing a reputation and career in project management
* speaking at conferences 

Key career milestones:
IBM Apprentice 1974 
Bank Application Developer 1975-1983 (parttime)
IBM Application Developer 1983-1984
IBM Systems Engineer 1985-1987 
Project Manager for Systems Integration for a Utility Company 1988
same for a Social Insurance 1989
Project Manager for Ministry of Justice, rollout to 50 courtyards 1992-1995
PMO Manager for 600 headcount outsourced IT organisation for Insurance company 1995-2000
Program Manager for Investment Banking at a private bank in Frankfurt 2001-2002
CritSit Manager for a multi-country SAP rollout at an Electronics company 2002-2003
Program Manager for SAP rollouts to UK, Eastern Europe Russia 2004-2008
IBM Program Manager / Account Manager for Japanese Electronics company in EMEA 2009-2014
Offering client support in strategic project management 2014-today

Decided to pursue a career in Project Management 1988, abandoned technical skills
PMI Certified Project Manager (PMP) 1998
IBM Certified Project Manager 2003 
PMI Fellow 2012

President of PMI Frankfurt Chapter 1998 to 2005
PMI Board Member 2006 to 2008
Member of PMI's Ethics Review Committee 2011 to 2016
PMI Board Member 2017 to 2019

Speaker at 50+ international events
Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt since 2002 

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