Dr. Andrew Makar is an IT program manager with experience delivering technology solutions across projects, programs and portfolios in Automotive and Financial Management industries. He is an enthusiastic leader with a focused interest in effectively translating project management theory into practical application. In addition to his IT management role, he is an author, instructor, and lecturer on a range of project management topics including PMO management, ERP implementation, application portfolio management and infrastructure management.

He frequently publishes on Gantthead.com, Projects@Work (www.projectsatwork.com), and TechRepublic (www.techrepublic.com). His effective "founded in theory and proven in practice" project management techniques can be found at www.tacticalprojectmanagement.com You can also find him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/andymakar

He is also an adjunct professor at Lawrence Technological University. When he isn't working, writing, or teaching, he's found playing with his kids and learning the occasional card trick or two. He can be reached at andy@amakar.com