From Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Beijing, China, Doug DeCarlo has lived in the trenches with over 250 project teams with budgets that ranged from $25,000 to over $25 million. Mission-critical initiatives included information technology, financial services, e-commerce, drug development, process reengineering, continuous improvement, new product introductions and organizational change.
Doug's work is focused on clients who undertake extreme projects, ventures that feature high speed, high change high uncertainty and high stress, where the worldview and practices of traditional project management have proven to be counter-productive.
He is recognized among the leading thinkers who are actively reshaping project management to be compatible with today's new, ultra-demanding projects. His work has earned him international recognition as a consultant, facilitator, trainer, coach, columnist and keynote speaker.
Doug is the author of the landmark book entitled, eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles & Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility. He is also a contributing author to the groundbreaking book, The World Class Project Manager.
In addition to his own practice, Doug has been a Senior Consultant on Agile Project Management for the Cutter Consortium, where he has been featured as consultant of the month. He has served on the advisory board of ProjectConnections.com and the Project Management Advisory Group of George Washington University. Doug is also a co-founder of the Agile Project Leadership Network and heads the Extreme Project Management Department for gantthead.com
During his twenty-two year publishing career in the information technology and computer networking industries, Doug held management positions at Dun & Bradstreet, Capital Cities, IDG Group and International Thomson. He was the founding publisher of Management Technology magazine and NetworkWorld, the voice for managers of information networks.
Doug is noted for his innovative, motivational and entertaining keynote speeches in which he plays live percussion instruments to illustrate the dynamics of today's extreme projects.