A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner

Dr. Harold Kerzner shares his insights from his four presentations at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition.


Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to join fifteen of today’s dynamic and engaging thought leaders in Project Management.


Today, Dr_HaroldKerznerI have the pleasure to chat with Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior Executive Director with International Institute for Learning, about the insights he will share in his presentations at the Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011 (see below for links).

Dr. Kerzner is a globally recognized expert on project management, strategic planning, and the author of the best-selling books about project management.

He is the author of the best-selling textbooks: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, now in its tenth edition, In Search of Excellence in Project Management, Applied Project Management and Strategic Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model, and his most recent book, Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence is now in its second edition.

Dr. Kerzner will be speaking about four topics:

  • What Executives Need To Know About Project Management
  • Project Management Office (PMO): Conceptualization To Execution
  • Dr. Kerzner’s 16 Points To Project Management Maturity
  • Recovering Troubled Projects

Coming soon in May 2011, Dr. Kerzner’s new book “Project Management Metrics, Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards” will be released.

The PMI Educational Foundation will administer the prestigious Kerzner Award for 2011. The Kerzner Award is sponsored by International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) to recognize a project manager globally who most emulates the professional dedication and excellence of Dr. Harold Kerzner.

The Interview

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  • You will be presenting on 4 topics at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011. The first topic you will cover deals with What Executives Need To Know About Project Management. You say that one key reason why projects fail is the lack of, or not the right level of involvement from executives. What will executives learn in this session?
  • The other topic you will cover addresses Project Management Office (PMO): Conceptualization To Execution. You say that the introduction of a PMO is a significant organizational change that needs to be carefully planned and aligned with your company culture. What are some of the common mistakes that you help organizations avoid when setting up their Project Management Offices?
  • You will also present Dr. Kerzner’s 16 Points To Project Management Maturity. Can you share with our audience some of the 16 points you will cover?
  • Finally you will talk about Recovering Troubled Projects and provide guidance on how to establish recovery actions and plans for “At Risk” Projects. Based on your extensive research and experience, what are some of the common root causes for troubled projects?

More about Dr. Harold Kerzner:

Harold Kerzner (Ph.D., MS, Engineering and MBA) is Senior Executive Director with International Institute for Learning, Inc.

Dr. Kerzner has received many distinguished honors. Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute has initiated the Kerzner Award granted yearly to a company or individual that has demonstrated excellence in project management. The University of Illinois has granted Dr. Kerzner the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contribution to the field of Project Management.  Also, Utah State University presented Dr. Kerzner with the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to project management.

The purpose of The Kerzner Award, created in 2006 by IIL, is to recognize one project manager globally per year who exemplifies superior performance and outstanding project management methods, skills, and techniques, and who provides important contributions in a business, industry, government, community or not-for-profit environment. The award is named in honor of Dr. Harold Kerzner.

Email: Andrea.Johnson@iil.com

About IIL:

International Institute for Learning (IIL): IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and mentoring. Their core competencies include: Project, Program and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; PRINCE2®, ITIL® and Leadership and Interpersonal Skills. Using their proprietary Many Methods of Learning™ enables IIL to deliver innovative, effective and consistent training solutions through a variety of learning approaches (traditional classroom, virtual classroom, simulations, self-paced online and a blended approach). A PMI® Charter Global Registered Education Provider, a member of PMI’s Corporate Council, an Accredited Training Organization for PRINCE2 and ITIL, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider, IIL is the training solution partner of choice for many top global companies.

Website: http://www.iil.com

Tel: 800-325-1533 or +1-212-758-0177

Email: learning@iil.com

About Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference

pinkPink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition is in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011. The conference will provide a wide range of industry best practices to successfully navigate through the ever changing waters of today’s turbulent business climate. The program covers ITIL, ISO 20000, ISO 38500, ISO 27000, PRINCE2, PMBOK, Sig Sigma, CobiT, Lean IT…and more!

Conference Website: http://www.pinkelephant.com/ITM11

Conference Blog: http://blogs.pinkelephant.com/conference

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  2. […] And no, it’s not about talking with dead people.  He also managed to get an interview with Dr. Harold Kerzner, author of “Project Management: A Systems Approach …” and Dr. Steve Flannes, co-author of […]

  3. Sal Pellettieri
    February 4, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Very useful points. My area of focus is on how we can get students (junior high to university) using these techniques in a simplified way. Any thoughts or resources that I could use to help students learn project management? I have built a website for students to manage group projects online (http://Enterthegroup.com) which is a tool for them, but always looking for educational supplements.

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A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner

Dr. Harold Kerzner shares his insights from his four presentations at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition.


Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to join fifteen of today’s dynamic and engaging thought leaders in Project Management.


Today, Dr_HaroldKerznerI have the pleasure to chat with Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior Executive Director with International Institute for Learning, about the insights he will share in his presentations at the Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011 (see below for links).

Dr. Kerzner is a globally recognized expert on project management, strategic planning, and the author of the best-selling books about project management.

He is the author of the best-selling textbooks: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, now in its tenth edition, In Search of Excellence in Project Management, Applied Project Management and Strategic Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model, and his most recent book, Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence is now in its second edition.

Dr. Kerzner will be speaking about four topics:

  • What Executives Need To Know About Project Management
  • Project Management Office (PMO): Conceptualization To Execution
  • Dr. Kerzner’s 16 Points To Project Management Maturity
  • Recovering Troubled Projects

Coming soon in May 2011, Dr. Kerzner’s new book “Project Management Metrics, Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards” will be released.

The PMI Educational Foundation will administer the prestigious Kerzner Award for 2011. The Kerzner Award is sponsored by International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) to recognize a project manager globally who most emulates the professional dedication and excellence of Dr. Harold Kerzner.

The Interview

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  • You will be presenting on 4 topics at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011. The first topic you will cover deals with What Executives Need To Know About Project Management. You say that one key reason why projects fail is the lack of, or not the right level of involvement from executives. What will executives learn in this session?
  • The other topic you will cover addresses Project Management Office (PMO): Conceptualization To Execution. You say that the introduction of a PMO is a significant organizational change that needs to be carefully planned and aligned with your company culture. What are some of the common mistakes that you help organizations avoid when setting up their Project Management Offices?
  • You will also present Dr. Kerzner’s 16 Points To Project Management Maturity. Can you share with our audience some of the 16 points you will cover?
  • Finally you will talk about Recovering Troubled Projects and provide guidance on how to establish recovery actions and plans for “At Risk” Projects. Based on your extensive research and experience, what are some of the common root causes for troubled projects?

More about Dr. Harold Kerzner:

Harold Kerzner (Ph.D., MS, Engineering and MBA) is Senior Executive Director with International Institute for Learning, Inc.

Dr. Kerzner has received many distinguished honors. Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute has initiated the Kerzner Award granted yearly to a company or individual that has demonstrated excellence in project management. The University of Illinois has granted Dr. Kerzner the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contribution to the field of Project Management.  Also, Utah State University presented Dr. Kerzner with the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to project management.

The purpose of The Kerzner Award, created in 2006 by IIL, is to recognize one project manager globally per year who exemplifies superior performance and outstanding project management methods, skills, and techniques, and who provides important contributions in a business, industry, government, community or not-for-profit environment. The award is named in honor of Dr. Harold Kerzner.

Email: Andrea.Johnson@iil.com

About IIL:

International Institute for Learning (IIL): IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and mentoring. Their core competencies include: Project, Program and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; PRINCE2®, ITIL® and Leadership and Interpersonal Skills. Using their proprietary Many Methods of Learning™ enables IIL to deliver innovative, effective and consistent training solutions through a variety of learning approaches (traditional classroom, virtual classroom, simulations, self-paced online and a blended approach). A PMI® Charter Global Registered Education Provider, a member of PMI’s Corporate Council, an Accredited Training Organization for PRINCE2 and ITIL, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider, IIL is the training solution partner of choice for many top global companies.

Website: http://www.iil.com

Tel: 800-325-1533 or +1-212-758-0177

Email: learning@iil.com

About Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference

pinkPink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition is in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011. The conference will provide a wide range of industry best practices to successfully navigate through the ever changing waters of today’s turbulent business climate. The program covers ITIL, ISO 20000, ISO 38500, ISO 27000, PRINCE2, PMBOK, Sig Sigma, CobiT, Lean IT…and more!

Conference Website: http://www.pinkelephant.com/ITM11

Conference Blog: http://blogs.pinkelephant.com/conference

Listen now:

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3 Responses to A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner
  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by IIL, Samad Aidane PMP. Samad Aidane PMP said: I chat with Dr. Harold Kerzner on his talk at the 15th Annual International IT Management Conference http://bit.ly/f92ung #Pink11 #PMOT […]

  2. […] And no, it’s not about talking with dead people.  He also managed to get an interview with Dr. Harold Kerzner, author of “Project Management: A Systems Approach …” and Dr. Steve Flannes, co-author of […]

  3. Sal Pellettieri
    February 4, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Very useful points. My area of focus is on how we can get students (junior high to university) using these techniques in a simplified way. Any thoughts or resources that I could use to help students learn project management? I have built a website for students to manage group projects online (http://Enterthegroup.com) which is a tool for them, but always looking for educational supplements.

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A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner

Dr. Harold Kerzner shares his insights from his four presentations at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition.


Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to join fifteen of today’s dynamic and engaging thought leaders in Project Management.


Today, Dr_HaroldKerznerI have the pleasure to chat with Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior Executive Director with International Institute for Learning, about the insights he will share in his presentations at the Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011 (see below for links).

Dr. Kerzner is a globally recognized expert on project management, strategic planning, and the author of the best-selling books about project management.

He is the author of the best-selling textbooks: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, now in its tenth edition, In Search of Excellence in Project Management, Applied Project Management and Strategic Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model, and his most recent book, Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence is now in its second edition.

Dr. Kerzner will be speaking about four topics:

  • What Executives Need To Know About Project Management
  • Project Management Office (PMO): Conceptualization To Execution
  • Dr. Kerzner’s 16 Points To Project Management Maturity
  • Recovering Troubled Projects

Coming soon in May 2011, Dr. Kerzner’s new book “Project Management Metrics, Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards” will be released.

The PMI Educational Foundation will administer the prestigious Kerzner Award for 2011. The Kerzner Award is sponsored by International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) to recognize a project manager globally who most emulates the professional dedication and excellence of Dr. Harold Kerzner.

The Interview

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  • You will be presenting on 4 topics at Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011. The first topic you will cover deals with What Executives Need To Know About Project Management. You say that one key reason why projects fail is the lack of, or not the right level of involvement from executives. What will executives learn in this session?
  • The other topic you will cover addresses Project Management Office (PMO): Conceptualization To Execution. You say that the introduction of a PMO is a significant organizational change that needs to be carefully planned and aligned with your company culture. What are some of the common mistakes that you help organizations avoid when setting up their Project Management Offices?
  • You will also present Dr. Kerzner’s 16 Points To Project Management Maturity. Can you share with our audience some of the 16 points you will cover?
  • Finally you will talk about Recovering Troubled Projects and provide guidance on how to establish recovery actions and plans for “At Risk” Projects. Based on your extensive research and experience, what are some of the common root causes for troubled projects?

More about Dr. Harold Kerzner:

Harold Kerzner (Ph.D., MS, Engineering and MBA) is Senior Executive Director with International Institute for Learning, Inc.

Dr. Kerzner has received many distinguished honors. Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute has initiated the Kerzner Award granted yearly to a company or individual that has demonstrated excellence in project management. The University of Illinois has granted Dr. Kerzner the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contribution to the field of Project Management.  Also, Utah State University presented Dr. Kerzner with the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to project management.

The purpose of The Kerzner Award, created in 2006 by IIL, is to recognize one project manager globally per year who exemplifies superior performance and outstanding project management methods, skills, and techniques, and who provides important contributions in a business, industry, government, community or not-for-profit environment. The award is named in honor of Dr. Harold Kerzner.

Email: Andrea.Johnson@iil.com

About IIL:

International Institute for Learning (IIL): IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and mentoring. Their core competencies include: Project, Program and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; PRINCE2®, ITIL® and Leadership and Interpersonal Skills. Using their proprietary Many Methods of Learning™ enables IIL to deliver innovative, effective and consistent training solutions through a variety of learning approaches (traditional classroom, virtual classroom, simulations, self-paced online and a blended approach). A PMI® Charter Global Registered Education Provider, a member of PMI’s Corporate Council, an Accredited Training Organization for PRINCE2 and ITIL, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider, IIL is the training solution partner of choice for many top global companies.

Website: http://www.iil.com

Tel: 800-325-1533 or +1-212-758-0177

Email: learning@iil.com

About Pink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference

pinkPink Elephant’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition is in Las Vegas on February 20-23, 2011. The conference will provide a wide range of industry best practices to successfully navigate through the ever changing waters of today’s turbulent business climate. The program covers ITIL, ISO 20000, ISO 38500, ISO 27000, PRINCE2, PMBOK, Sig Sigma, CobiT, Lean IT…and more!

Conference Website: http://www.pinkelephant.com/ITM11

Conference Blog: http://blogs.pinkelephant.com/conference

Listen now:

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3 Responses to A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner
  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by IIL, Samad Aidane PMP. Samad Aidane PMP said: I chat with Dr. Harold Kerzner on his talk at the 15th Annual International IT Management Conference http://bit.ly/f92ung #Pink11 #PMOT […]

  2. […] And no, it’s not about talking with dead people.  He also managed to get an interview with Dr. Harold Kerzner, author of “Project Management: A Systems Approach …” and Dr. Steve Flannes, co-author of […]

  3. Sal Pellettieri
    February 4, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Very useful points. My area of focus is on how we can get students (junior high to university) using these techniques in a simplified way. Any thoughts or resources that I could use to help students learn project management? I have built a website for students to manage group projects online (http://Enterthegroup.com) which is a tool for them, but always looking for educational supplements.

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