In addition to agile methods I am interested and active in traditional project management. I hold PRINCE2 and PMP certifications, am a contributor to the PMBOK Guide versions 3, 4 and 5. I am co-author of the PMI Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide and RMC's best selling PMI-ACP Exam Prep book. I frequently present at PMI Global Congress conferences and teach a 2 day “Agile Project Management” course for the PMI as part of their travelling SeminarsWorld program.

I am a faculty member of the University of Calgary where I teach as part of the “M.Sc. Software Engineering” program. I am also a frequent contributor to project management and agile publications including Cutter Consortium, Agile Journal, and ProjectManagement.com.

I am engaged in my local PMI Chapter and am very fortunate to have been recognized with the following awards:

2005 - Winner - PMI-SAC Award - “Distinguished Contribution by an Individual”,
2007 - Winner - PMI-SAC Award - “Best Project Management Literature”,
2010 - Winner - PMI-SAC Award - “Project of the Year”.
2013 - Winner - PMI-SAC PMI Fellow
2013 - Winner - IEEE Outstanding Contribution Award

The PMI and Agile events I attend often vary considerably in their philosophy, but rather than feeling torn, I believe they are both valid in the appropriate context. However, for the software development projects I have worked on in the last 25+ years, the context has seemed to suit agile methods or a hybrid approach more often than pure traditional methods.