Mark Mullaly's goal is to change the world--at least so far as project management is practiced. There is no denying that project management has positively influenced organizations today; now it is time to take it to the next level. The evolution until now has improved how individual projects are managed, but by approaching projects as an integrated whole, organizations stand to realize even greater gains. Projects are successful today despite the organization, not because of it. By integrating an understanding of projects into the management framework, companies can begin to realize quantum rather than incremental improvements. Since founding Interthink Consulting, Mark has focussed on creating the tools that allow companies to realize their full potential.

Mark started his career almost 20 years ago in professional theatre, working as a stage and production manager, later discovering that he was in fact a project manager by another name. Since making the transition from theatre to business, Mark has worked in a variety of industries, including information technology, communications, utilities, insurance, finance, engineering, construction and high tech.

As president of Interthink Consulting Incorporated, a company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Mark has been a pioneer in the development of organizational project management capabilities. Interthink is renowned for its Organizational Project Management Baseline Study and PM:RoadMap organizational assessment tool, both of which are based on Interthink's project management maturity model. This model was developed in the early 1990s, and was one of the earliest in the marketplace. Most recently, Interthink introduced Focus:Project Manager, a project manager assessment tool that combines the dimensions of personality and skill to support the development of effective project managers.

Mark is a popular and engaging speaker who has been invited to address conferences across North America. His widely read column, Project Management in Practice, appears monthly on gantthead, and he is a sessional instructor in project management with the Faculty of Business at the University of Alberta. Mark is the Past President of the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Project Management Institute.