John founded OPM Experts LLC (Atlanta, GA) in 2002 per http://opmexperts.com, a consulting firm delivering solutions in Organizational Project Management (OPM), and the leading provider of OPM3 assessment services. John is an Adjunct Professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, where he teaches strategy implementation through projects. He has implemented many PMO’s, led large-scale organizational change, managed multi-million dollar projects, and been a mentor to all levels of management. He is invited to speak to audiences about project management across the globe.

In ‘98, he was asked by PMI, the global PM advocate, to lead the largest standards initiative ever undertaken by PMI, to develop a standard in Organizational Project Management for industry and government, designed to help organizations assess and develop the capabilities necessary to execute their strategies through projects, i.e. OPM3©. In that capacity, John led a team of 800 people across 35 countries for nearly 5 years. Later PMI hired him to help develop certifications beyond the PMP. His firm has implemented OPM3© in many name-brand companies, e.g. ADP, Battelle Memorial Institute, Harris Corporation, the National Information Center of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Northrop Grumman, Panasonic-Mobile, Pearson Education Measurement, Popular Financial, T-Mobile, Valassis (ADVO), and many others.

"John has contributed greatly to PMI," Greg Balestrero, CEO, PMI Today, 2002. "In John’s role as the leader of PMI’s OPM3 program, he has immeasurably contributed to the growth of the profession," Becky Winston, J.D., Chair of the Board of Directors, PMI Today, 2002.

Specialties
OPM Experts LLC helped organizations of all kinds to assess their maturity and become more capable in choosing and managing projects successfully to advance their strategic intent. Our services provide a fully integrated approach that creates a seemless experience. Our technology helps us assess the way you work, and our know-how allows us to help you realize your potential. See http://www.opmexperts.com. Contact info@opmexperts.com.

Recommendations For John

OPM3 Department Head (Creator)
gantthead.com

“It is an honor to have John as the OPM3 Department Head and Subject Matter Expert within our online community. By leading several hundred of his colleagues in the development of the OPM3 standard for PMI, he has established himself as the leading thinker on the subject of organizational project maturity. He takes his work very seriously and dedicates a great deal of time to developing the skills of others. Any organization looking to expand their capabilities or reach a higher maturity level would be lucky to have John working with them.” November 21, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Dave Garrett
hired John as a Subject Matter Expert in 2009

Author
McGraw-Hill

"I have had the pleasure of working with John on part of a book about OPM3. His insights and guidance helped make this a great experience. However, his willingness to help did not stop at only doing the book. He provided solid advice on other Organizational Project Management issues of concern. Great guy to work with!" January 22, 2010
1st Guy Lazure, Owner, Projectit Performance Solutions Inc
was with another company when working with John at McGraw-Hill

“I am amazed with John's magnitude of knowledge in PMI standards and OPM3. I have been working with him on a book and the experience has been inspirational and educational. His "out of the box" approaches to process measurement is brilliant, he has helped me implement process changes for Central Arizona Project (CAP). I volunteer to provide a case study for one of his projects and was worried that it would be a time fiend and it would impact my work, to my amazement the experience has been wonderful. The phone meetings we have weekly have become transformational for CAP; the knowledge I am gaining will benefit the PMO that I lead. I would encourage anyone to collaborate with John or at least hire his services because it is worth it. The impact has been a positive one!” November 24, 2009
1st Jo Morrison, PMP, PCPM, BS ITPM, Project Management Office (PMO) Manager, Central Arizona Project
was with another company when working with John at McGraw-Hill

“John Schlicter is the editor of a special interest colum on Gantthead.com and a book on implementing the PMI maturity model, OPM3, for a wide range of organizations. The OPM3 model describes a clear path to assure effectiveness, efficiency and value in organizations. I submitted an article to him.

As an editor, John works with writers to clarify their thinking, brings out lessons learned to benefit all readers, and makes sure that innovative thinking -- needed to execute -- is not lost in translation. Process is always important. Frequently, awkwardness of project change is where the genius of project management and leadership happens. Too often, practitioners "homogenize" the truth to the point where readers can not tell what happened or how the work was done.

John has a unique capability to encourage the writer to be courageous and truthful. When he makes an editorial suggestion -- he always adds value so that key points or synthesis of ideas are strengthened. He does this while always valuing the author's voice and style. At the same time, he keeps the focus on the main values of the underlying subject and the over-arching principles. Working with John is an opportunity to learn as well as to add significant value to any consulting or writing engagement you may be jointly doing.” November 21, 2009
1st Ann L. Lovejoy, Practice Leader, Creative Intermedia LLC
reported to John at OPM Experts LLC
Founder, CEO, Factotum
OPM Experts LLC

“At the October 2011 PMICVC PMOLIG meeting, John presented a super, informative, live presentation via the internet. His slides were great, but his comments were outstanding, especially in responses to the group exercise. His answers reveal his in-depth knowledge of the subject, in addition to how to apply that knowledge. His presentation style allowed all attendees to understand and comprehend what he was saying.” October 31, 2011
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
1st Andrew Shulick, P.E., PMP, MBA
hired John as a PMI meeting presenter - no charge in 2011

“John Schlichter is a project management consultant who brings considerable experience and expertise to his assignments. My organisation was very please and satisfied with his astute business acumen and the considerable depth of his knowledge on project management maturity models. Within a short time of undertaking the assignment John was fully seized of our business practices as an Inter-Governmental organisation which implements projects in a very a complex and dynamic environment. His analysis was thorough and his recommendations insightful.
Without hesitation I would recommend OPM Experts to anyone who wishes to undertake an in-depth analysis of your organization’s project management maturity.” September 17, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
1st Deborah Nurse
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2011

“John Schlichter is a project management consultant who brings considerable experience and expertise to his assignments. My organisation was very please and satisfied with his astute business acumen and the considerable depth of his knowledge on project management maturity models. Within a short time of undertaking the assignment John was fully seized of our business practices as an Inter-Governmental organisation which implements projects in a very a complex and dynamic environment. His analysis was thorough and his recommendations insightful.
Without hesitation I would recommend OPM Experts to anyone who wishes to undertake an in-depth analysis of your organization’s project management maturity.” September 17, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
1st Deborah Nurse
hired John as a Consulting in 2011

“John has an amazing combination of in depth knowledge in project management with the business sense that won't let you get lost in the forest trying to find your way out. He has a great work ethic and demonstrates personal integrity in the way he approaches his work. If something is outside his area of expertise, he will say so - which is a rare and valuable trait.” June 2, 2011
1st Kevin Stever, Director of Global Compliance, CARE
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“I have collaborated with John in two contexts, both related to knowledge management. The first was in establishing one of the more productive Communities of Practice within KMWG. John took the lead, working effectively with others from different domains, at different levels of expertise, and managed to move this group forward. The second was the Agility Imperative symposium at Emory University. John was one of the major organizers of this event - it was very well designed and executed. He pulled together a team of people from very different environments, made sure they were all well prepared for the discussions - everyone learned a lot. John is also very perceptive - he knows how to manage a situation effectively. He knows how to find the point of leverage. Although he claims not to be a knowledge management expert, he practices knowledge behaviors every day.” March 27, 2011
1st Denise Bedford, Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management, Kent State University, Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“Sitting next to John in graduate school and collaborating with him on business ventures, I can say with confidence that John has a well-rounded package of knowledge, experience and connections to make a positive impact at any organization.” September 27, 2010
1st Kevin Cleary, Regional Sales Manager, ApeSoft
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“John is the OPM master. He has excellent knowledge in PM process and skill to lead organization to acheive higher state in OPM3.” June 23, 2010
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
1st Eric Wong
hired John as a PM Process Consultant in 2010

“It is a pleasure to work with John. We are fortunate to be able to utilize John's expertise in OPM3 for our assessment. His analysis was meticulous and very detailed. He not only pin pointed the gaps but also trained us on OPM3 standardization and measurement areas. His guidance is of immense help in our quest for maturity. We are looking forward to be able to work with him in future as well.” June 23, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
1st Vijay Chauhan
hired John as a OPM3 Consultant in 2010

“John conducted an OPM3 assessment for us and did an excellent job in difficult circumstances. He is extremely well-organized and focused on the mission. He maintains high standards and is process-driven. He works to clear deliverables and manages to educate his clients while he is performing the job at hand. And he adds value by recommending enhancements above and beyond just improved processes. Any organization that desires project management process improvement would be wise to start the journey with an OPM3 assessment conducted by John. He is the expert in the field.” May 29, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Ronald G. Schroll PMP PgMP
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2010

“In my opinion John is the foremost expert on OPM3. Whenever I have questions or a need around OPM3 - he is the "go to guy." His knowledge in the area is second to none, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. He is results-oriented and you are assured of a successful outcome.” February 6, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
1st Gina Abudi
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2006, and hired John more than once

“John is an extraordinary talent to the project management profession. His devotion to his craft is unparalleled. John provided UPS with an overview of OPM3 to our Project Management Community of Practice. His ability to take seemingly abstract concepts and provide concrete examples greatly boosted our understanding of OPM3 model. Before the event, John spent several sessions understanding our culture and how we applied project management at UPS. He was well prepared. The day of the John's overview, he encountered a minor accident on the way to the event. Despite this, he kept his cool and appeared aplomb. He is the consummate professional.” December 26, 2009
1st Peter DiAngelo, PMP, Global PMO Manager, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“John Schlicter is the editor of a book on implementing the PMI maturity model, OPM3, for a wide range of organizations. The OPM3 model describes a clear path to assure effectiveness, efficiency and value in organizations. I submitted an article to him.

As an editor, John works with writers to clarify their thinking, brings out lessons learned to benefit all readers, and makes sure that innovative thinking -- needed to execute -- is not lost in translation. Process is always important. Frequently, awkwardness of project change is where the genius of project management and leadership happens. Too often, practitioners "homogenize" the truth to the point where readers can not tell what happened or how the work was done.

John has a unique capability to encourage the writer to be courageous and truthful. When he makes an editorial suggestion -- he always adds value so that key points or synthesis of ideas are strengthened. He does this while always valuing the author's voice and style. At the same time, he keeps the focus on the main values of the underlying subject and the over-arching principles. Working with John is an opportunity to learn as well as to add signigicant value to any consulting or writing engagement you may be jointly doing.” November 21, 2009
1st Ann L. Lovejoy, Practice Leader, Creative Intermedia LLC
reported to John at OPM Experts LLC

“John helped our program management audit efforts enormously by showing us our weaknesses. We appreciate his insights and contributions to our PMO.” November 20, 2009
Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
1st Salem Alguslan
hired John as a IT Consultant in 2008

“Our company hired John to manage an area of a larger project that was very complex and under extremely tight timelines. John was able to quickly navigate through the maze of tasks, challenges, and staff that this area of the project presented. With his very concise and direct style, he was able to lead the team towards the development of a comprehensive and achievable project plan. He then proceeded to lead the execution of that plan to its successful conclusion. I would definitely consider John a "first call" candidate on projects that are in a tight crunch or for any project for that matter. His skill and knowledge of sound project management practices is very evident.
Regards. Bartel Diks - IT Application Architect” April 22, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Bartel Diks
hired John as a IT Consultant in 2008

“John is a great expert who can guide you to the right direction of your business, with his knowledge and wide network partners I believe valuable results from him you will get. Always working hard and bringing creative ideas and recommendations which are applicable to your organization.” March 20, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
1st Abdullah Tamimi
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2008

“While at WellPoint, I was faced with the need for a project management professional to step into a very complex and impactful enterprise project. I engaged John as a contract Program Director to step to manage one of the many pieces of the puzzle.
His participation on the project resulted in several of the work streams that he managed being brought back on track, thus positively influencing the alignment of other work streams and the overall direction of the project.
John's work was professionally coordinated and I appreciated his effort in managing both a difficult set of work, but also his ability to work with a fractured team.
Given the opportunity to engage John to rescue a high-risk, high-impact project in the future, he would certainly be my first call.
I would recommend him for any such engagement without reservation.

Richard O'Leary” March 19, 2009
1st Rick O'Leary, Senior Manager- IT Program & Project Management, WellPoint
reported to John at OPM Experts LLC

“I attended John Schlichter's OPM3 Workshop at the PMO Summit in Coconut Grove, Florida in October, 2008. I found the Workshop to be extremely well-structured, challenging, and engaging, and it provided me with a very solid understanding not only of OPM3 fundamentals and implementation, but intriguing insight into the basis and creation of the model. The exercises John used forced us to not only retreive information from the presentation but to apply that knowledge in real-time. It was a worthwhile investment of my time and energy. I had also attended John's workshop at a PMI conference in Boston in 2007.” March 18, 2009
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative
1st Rich Maltzman, PMP
hired John as a Consultant/Instructor in 2007, and hired John more than once

“I served on a project team in which John was the project manager. John ensured that all departments involved worked together towards the common goal and always made sure that team members kept in mind the overall objective of the project. John kept everyone up to date as to the status of project tasks and kept team members focused on the task at hand. It was a pleasure working with John; his input made this a pleasurable working experience for me.” March 16, 2009
1st Brittany Cortinas, Business Support Analyst, T-Mobile
worked directly with John at OPM Experts LLC

“I am honored to have met John via the 2008 PMO Summit in Coconut, FL where he presented a thorough overview of OPM3. In this intense and informative workshop, John did a great job explaining OPM3's value and purpose which also included fundamental, intermediate, and advanced topics. In addition, based on John's extensive experience he was able to share insight and techniques regarding how to assess and communicate findings, standardize metrics and how to overcome various cultural and resource challenges. John did a great job articulating how to use the OPM3 model to assess organizational portfolio, program, and project management. This workshop was one of the major highlights during the conference because I actually walked away with an initial plan regarding what to do next. In addition, I was so impressed with John's ability to simplify something that appeared to be so complex that it validated that he is the guy to call if I need any assistance. John definitely proved to attendees that he was an expert and not just knowledgeable. Because John exhibited passion, professionalism, experience and patience, I would highly recommend him for the job!!!!” March 13, 2009
1st Carrie Clark, Director, Global Strategies, R. L. Polk& Co.
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“John facilitated an OPM3 workshop at the 2008 PMO Summit hosted by IQPC. I had some prior knowledge of OPM3 and was impressed by John's thorough knowledge of the details, interrelationships, and implications of the material. His presentation was thoughtful, organized and met the objectives. of particular value was the exercises regarding right-sizing the scope of the organization and right-sizing the scope of the standards to use. John's demonstrated experience using the OPM3 model to assess organizational portfolio, program, and project management and establishing a roadmap to maturity was evident.” March 13, 2009
1st Joseph Faga, Director, EPMO, Nationwide Insurance
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“John is the consummate professional, someone that can sincerely be called upon as an expert in his field of project management. John was instrumental in the successful implementation of the PMO for Panasonic. Through John’s expertise and consultancy we were able to institute a PMO within the local office and begin the training and implementation of the PMO in other international offices (Japan and England). Jon has the ability to work at all levels but is at his best when working with a company’s executives, helping instill the understanding that is required to sustain a successful project management process. I am hopeful that John and I will be able to collaborate again in the future.” February 23, 2009
1st Deborah Thomsen, Vice President, Panasonic
worked directly with John at OPM Experts LLC

“John Schlichter is an extraordinary individual. As the CEO of OPM Experts, there is no better person qualified to help organizations with Organizational Project Management and improving business capabilities through strategy development and implementation. John is recognized worldwide for his contributions to project management and his leadership in directing the PMI standards development effort, the largest to date, for what is now known as OPM3. John is widely credited with being the foremost expert in the OPM3 standard's content and application. I have known John for a number of years and have had the pleasure to see his work first hand. John exudes professional and competence; our firm recommends him highly.” January 15, 2009
1st Mark Price Perry, Senior Vice President, BOT International
worked directly with John at OPM Experts, LLC

“I worked with John as the OPM expert during my tenure at T-Mobile and John played an instrumental and critical role in the development and implementation of OPM. I am confident that John will become a VP and/or CEO of many major corporations. His intelligence, knowledge, and ability to strategically plan is AWESOM and I look to working with him again in this small corporate world.” December 16, 2008
1st Claude Xavier Nogess, Enterprise IT Project Manager (PMO), T-Mobile USA
worked directly with John at OPM Experts LLC

“During John's time at T-Mobile, John spearheaded an OPM3 assessment of the IT-PMO. The OPM3 assessment occured while the organization was restructuring, and while implementing RUP and ITIL, and enjoyed the sponsorship of the CIO. John was very professional during his tenure here and always displayed his integrity while encouraging others to meet their commitments. John always displayed the highest ethical standards. John demonstrated his expertise in Project Management and OPM3 in everything he was assigned to perform. John was a valuable asset to the IT PMO. I highly recommend John and would work with him again.” October 21, 2008
1st Ken Seeger, Senior Manager, IT PMO, T-Mobile
managed John at OPM Experts LLC

“John is a brilliant thinker, hugely enthusiastic about his subject matter, and innovative in the solutions he surfaces and implements on behalf of his clients. Organizations looking for top flight thinking will do well to consult with John.

Meryl Moritz” September 23, 2008
1st Meryl Moritz, Principal, Meryl Moritz Resources
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts, LLC

“John is by far one of the most profound thought leaders I have ever met. His knowledge and commitment to improving organizations is always welcomed. When it comes to portfolio, program or project management maturity John is one of the colleagues I reach out for assistance.” September 16, 2008
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
1st Nathaniel Quintana, PMP
hired John as a Consultant/Trainer in 2006

“John understands the theory and tactical needs of an organization. He is results oriented and is not afraid to tackle challenges head on.” September 8, 2008
1st Kevin Fleuret, Sr. Manager - Configuration Management, T-Mobile
managed John indirectly at OPM Experts, LLC

“John is a good organizer and knows organizational procedures very well and he was instrumental in helping to establish the metrics specific interest group of the Project Management Institute. If I ever need someone who is totally dependable to get something done, John would be my first choice.” September 8, 2008
1st Mel Schnapper, President, Mel Schnapper Assoc.
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts, LLC

“I brought John Schlichter to my company to perform an OPM3 assessment and help us improve our Project Management Office processes. John performed outstanding work and left us with a road map for improvement. He is extremely knowledgeable about the entire field of Project Management, and has particular expertise in OPM3. If you are managing a PMO and want to use OPM3 to bring your organizations project capability to a higher level, then John Schlichter would be an excellent resource.” May 5, 2008
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
1st Ken Golkin
hired John as a Project Mangaement Consultant OPM3 in 2005

“John is a detail-oriented project manager that has an extraordinary grasp of project management protocals. I've worked with John on several high-profile projects at T-Mobile and he was extremely successful in each venture, even when faced with shifting requirements and largely unrelated participants.” April 4, 2008
1st Ben Anderson, Manager, Microsoft Systems, T-Mobile
worked with John at T-Mobile

“If you can put a name on a black box, John can manage it within a global enterprise.

John has demonstrated exceptional skills in project management at an enterprise level in some extremely technical areas. He is able to coordinate both C level executives and software engineers, bringing high risk technical projects to a successful landing in production.

Beyond the typical standard types of endorsements that can be given about his skills and experience, the most important perspective is that he is successful in building new systems and technologies, even within politically resistant and established infrastructures.

Operating at a director level, John is very experienced at the technical tools of project management. He understands the PM tools to build and can effectively use them to coordinate diverse departments and personnel. He is effective in resolving issues and building communications between people who must build new infrastructure and bring new technologies into production. And in the process, he employs a mentoring approach to allow people and processes to work together in a more focused manner.

He gets results, and is good at what he does. I highly recommend him.

Cheers, Don Brown” April 2, 2008
1st Don Brown, Identity Management Lead Analyst, T-Mobile
worked directly with John at T-Mobile

“I was very fortunate to be able to spend a week with John Schlichter of OPM Experts participating in an OPM3 assessment of our maturity relative to the management of projects at Harris Corporation. John is extremely well versed in OPM3 and has exceptional clarity in speaking about the model, analyzing project artifacts and interviewing project team members to produce significant, concise and actionable findings from a focused assessment process. It was a tremendous learning experience for me personally and a practical assessment report for my company to implement. I look forward to working with John again to extend the OPM3 to other areas of the company.” March 25, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Cathy Frank
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2007

“I was on the steering committee for a project that John managed. John's knowledge of project management and business etiquette was nothing short of outstanding. John's ability to manage the critical path was phenomenal. At times the project seemed destined to stall, but John ensured that people were committed to moving it forward. Additionally, John has an amazing capacity to keep a meeting on track without offending the longwinded or belligerent. In my ten+ years in the industry I've never seen a project manager as effective as John.” March 10, 2008
1st Jeremy Jackson, Manager, Enterprise Microsoft Systems, T-Mobile
worked directly with John at T-Mobile

“John was a the T-Mobile project manager on the Identity Management project which Deloitte was involved in implementing. HE is extremely knowledgeable in project management methodology and was able to resolve many issues off the bat and start the project on the right footing.” March 10, 2008
1st Ali Esfahani, Sr. Consultant, Deloitte
was a consultant or contractor to John at T-Mobile

“John was project manager on one of the largest enterprise-wide Identity Management projects in the nation. This was one of the largest and most important IT projects in the company and was sponsored by the CIO. I worked with him from the proposal phase through the negotiation of the statement or work through the actual functional and technical design phases. John applied his unparalleled knowledge of project management to the processes and project management on the project resulting in several benefits and was always efficient, fair and responsive. He got ahead of several problems before they became full blown issues and kept the large project and extended team focused and moving along towards meeting the milestone dates as planned. It was a pleasure working with John and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.” January 22, 2008
1st David Mapgaonkar, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
was with another company when working with John at T-Mobile

“John is a visionary and a leader. He demonstrated this quite well running the OPM3 program which I was a part of in various capacities. In my opinion, OPM3 would not be what it is today without his leadership.” January 21, 2008
1st Venkat Mangudi, Program Manager - Business Solutions, HCL Technologies
worked directly with John at OPM Experts, LLC

“I met John while I was the President of the Costa Rica PMI chapter and he presented a conference in Costa Rica.
John proved to be a real expert on OPM3 and Project Management and we continued a business relationship in the following years.” January 15, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
1st Adolfo Cruz Luthmer
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2004

“We brought in John Schlicter to Panasonic Mobile during a time when we were struggling to introduce project management techniques into our company. John provided an expert diagnosis of the situation, and developed a roadmap for us to take our organization to the next level. We could not have done it without him--and I would recommend John without hesistation.” January 15, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
1st Dr. Jim Marion, PMP
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2004, and hired John more than once

“John is a highly skilled, knowledgeable OPM3 appraiser. He provided a valuable service to my organization as an appraiser of our project management capabilities. John's appraisal report was accurate, concise and characterized by insightful recommendations. If you are seeking to increase your organizational capabilities in project, program and portfolio management, contacting John would be a wise first step.” September 27, 2007
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
1st Mark N. Scott, PMP
hired John as a OPM3 Appraisal Service in 2007

“John is a very bight and creative management consultant. He was a student and advisor on modeling, maturity models and project management innovations.” September 5, 2006
1st Benn Konsynski, Professor, Emory University
worked with John at OPM Experts, LLC

“John came to the UK to present OPM3 at a number of our PMI UK Chapter events, John provided an excellent presentation on OPM3, clearly John is an authority on OPM3 and an astute speaker. He was very well received by our membership and recomended as a speaker.” January 20, 2006
1st Kevin Phillips, PMP, MSP, PRINCE,
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts, LLC
“OPM3 is the Global, virtual effort since 1998 of over 800+ PM volunteers with diverse backgrounds across boundaries of virtually any industry & size from over 35 Countries. OPM3’s architecture is prepared after analyzing and reviewing 27 contemporary maturity models.
I had the privilege to work on this wonderful mission under the vision and dynamic leadership of John.” December 31, 2005
1st Saji Madapat,
worked indirectly for John at OPM Experts, LLC
Program Manager / Director
Project Management Institute

“I was fortunate to work for John when the Project Management Institute was developing OPM3. John was a brilliant Project Manager leading a worldwide team of PMs to develop a coherent, measureable Maturity Model around Project Management comparable to CMMI. This was a bold undertaking with a long list of challenges but John was up to the task and produced an excellent product.” May 10, 2009
1st George Kramer, Sr. IT Project Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
was with another company when working with John at Project Management Institute

“I am honored to have met John via the 2008 PMO Summit in Coconut, FL where he presented a thorough overview of OPM3. In this intense and informative three hour workshop, John did a great job explaining OPM3's value and purpose. In addition, based on John's extensive experience he was able to share insight and techniques regarding how to assess and communicate findings, standardize metrics and how to overcome various cultural and resource challenges. John did a great job articulating how to use the OPM3 model to assess organizational portfolio, program, and project management. This workshop was one of the major highlights during the conference because I actually walked away with an initial plan regarding what to do next. In addition, I was so impressed with John's ability to simplify something that appeared to be so complex that it validated that he is the guy to call if I need any assistance. John definitely proved to attendees that he was an expert and not just knowledgeable. Because John exhibited passion, professionalism, experience and patience, I would highly recommend him for the job!!!!” March 13, 2009
1st Carrie Clark, Director, Global Strategies, R. L. Polk& Co.
was with another company when working with John at OPM Experts LLC

“OPM3 was a very complex program and involved volunteers from a variety of companies and industries in varying degrees of maturity. Under John's leadership, I served for two years as a contributor. To his credit, John was able to inspire, motivate and guide a large group into some of the most uncharted waters of the project management profession. I was most impressed with John's ability to listen, especially when you disagreed with him; he always gave a fair hearing. Without question, such integrity deserves my respect and my recommendation.” January 5, 2009
1st Michael Paul Ervick, Project Manager (PMO Staff), Nextlink
reported to John at Project Management Institute

“John has result oriented approach with open mind for ideas & out of box suggestions. His leadership is helpful to explore resolution to any issue of business challenges. Work with him on complex problems is highly enjoyable.” May 13, 2008
1st Muhammad Mirza, President-PMI KPC, Project Management Institute
reported to John at Project Management Institute

“A person of keen and visionary foresight, John Schlichter is a thought-leader in the field of Organizational Project Management (OPM), and a sought-after speaker, assessor, and consultant. John is world renown as an expert in OPM (the art and science of advancing an organization's strategic intent through projects successfully, consistently, and predictably). As the VP of Professional Development for the Information Technology and Telecommunications SIG, I have engaged John repeatedly to present OPM3 to PMI's IT&Telecom SIG, which is the PMI's second largest Specific Interest Groups. Attendance to John's most recent presentation set the record for highest attendance, and was far higher than any of the SIG's esteemed speakers to date. John has developed a reputation for formulating strategy and translating it into action to produce success for his customers, as he did as the overall leader of PMI's OPM3 Program when I was a member of the OPM3 Integration Team, and he has shared his knowledge generously with members of the profession.” May 10, 2008
1st Vasilj Petrovic, PgMP, P.Eng. PMP, VP Professional Development, PMI - Information Technology and Telecommunications
was with another company when working with John at Project Management Institute

“I worked on the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) for PMI, having John as lead a global team of project management experts as the overall Program Manager and subject matter expert. John did an excellent job building the team and managing to keep focused a diverse group of people. He is a proactive leader, truly an asset to every organization.” May 5, 2008
1st Mauro Sotille, PMP, President, PMI-RS Chapter
worked indirectly for John at Project Management Institute

“John Schlichter is a recognized expert in project management and particularly skilled in the areas of organizational project management maturity. John brings to the table years of experience having worked with companies and project offices of all shapes and sizes. I have known and worked with John since 2004 and would highly recommend him to any organization seeking to understand and advance project management and organizational capabilities.” April 17, 2008
1st Mark Price Perry, Senior Vice President, BOT International
worked directly with John at OPM Experts, LLC

“John is extremely creative and thoughtful individual. He has first rate knowledge about decision processes and project management. If you add to that knowledge and skill set - an entrepreneur's spirit, you come up with John at his best. Intelligence and creativity do not always go hand in hand - in John they are both present.” April 3, 2008
1st Benn Konsynski, Professor, Emory University
worked directly with John at Project Management Institute

“I you can put a name on a black box, John can manage it within a global enterprise.

John has demonstrated exceptional skills in project management at an enterprise level in some extremely technical areas. He is able to coordinate both C level executives and software engineers, bringing high risk technical projects to a successful landing in production.

Beyond the typical standard types of endorsements that can be given about his skills and experience, the most important perspective is that he is successful in building new systems and technologies, even within politically resistant and established infrastructures.

Operating at a director level, John is very experienced at the technical tools of project management. He understands the PM tools to build and can effectively use them to coordinate diverse departments and personnel. He is effective in resolving issues and building communications between people who must build new infrastructure and bring new technologies into production. And in the process, he employs a mentoring approach to allow people and processes to work together in a more focused manner.

He gets results, and is good at what he does. I highly recommend him.

Cheers, Don Brown” April 2, 2008
1st Don Brown, Identity Management Lead Analyst, T-Mobile
worked directly with John at T-Mobile

“John directed a sensitive and high priority information security project for T-Mobile, which Deloitte was involved in implementing. John is extremely knowledgeable in project management methodologies, and was able to resolve many issues off the bat and start the project on the right footing.” March 10, 2008
1st Ali Esfahani, Sr. Consultant, Deloitte
was a consultant or contractor to John at T-Mobile

“John is a very professional, serious and creative consultant” March 8, 2008
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
1st Finn Svenning, PMP
hired John as a Business Consultant in 2005

“John has been an inspiration to many of us. He organized an effort whose extensive scope was singular, and mobilized hundreds of professionals. John is a leader.” February 22, 2008
1st Luis Augusto dos Santos, MSc, PMP, President, Project Management Institute, Sao Paulo Brazil Chapter
worked indirectly for John at Project Management Institute

“John's leadership & vision on a massive undertaking of the OPM3 initiative was exemplary and a true testament of his passion for the PM profession.” February 21, 2008
1st Dr. Ashley Pereira, Senior Engineering Manager & Six Sigma BlackBelt, Honeywell Aerospace
was with another company when working with John at Project Management Institute

“John led a highly complex project to develop the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model for PMI. I was project manager of a different project in the PMI standards program, and observed John's leadership of this highly complex project.” February 16, 2008
1st Nigel Blampied, Chief, Statewide Project Management Improvement, Caltrans
was with another company when working with John at Project Management Institute

“I worked with John on the OPM3 initiative at PMI and enjoyed his leadership. As Program Manager, John followed up with team members to ensure the project stays on track and meet/exceed expectations. He also respected the inputs from the team members and recognized the contribution of each one. I would welcome the opportunity to work with John on another project.” January 21, 2008
1st Yves Racine, President, Project Management Maturity Improvement Inc.
worked directly with John at Project Management Institute

“John was a detail oriented and very focused Director for PMI's OPM3 Product Development Initiative. I was on the Standards Member Advisory Oversight Committee at the time. John was brilliant he was highly intelligent, kept track of all details and high level management and reporting very focused and hard working.” January 21, 2008
1st Cynthia (Cindy) Berg, PMP, Volunteer/Member, Project Management Institute
managed John indirectly at Project Management Institute

“John is a person of great energy, innovation, and flexibility. He hones in on a target and actively achieves the objectives. He is thirsty for knowledge and reads voraciously. We don't know John's limits. I recommend him without reservation.” January 20, 2008
1st Dr. Stan Rifkin, CEO, Master Systems Inc.
reported to John at Project Management Institute

“I've known John for more than four years as business partners. John is both a highly intelligent and conscientious consultant who can be trusted to deliver quality. I highly recommend John's services.
Rich Dougherty” January 16, 2008
1st Rich Dougherty, CEO, Expert Choice, Inc.
was with another company when working with John at Project Management Institute

“John was our first Leader of the OPM3. This was a new maturity model for Project Management initiated by PMI and John had the task of driving it. I was a Risk Management team member then, and was amazed at his organizational and coordination skills of leading this Global program.
It also demonstrated his knowledge of this new subject then, and his ability to build a team, share the thought process and work on the OPM3 model with the Global team.” January 16, 2008
1st Vivek Dixit, Voluntary work -- Knowledge Management, PMI (Project Management Institute)
worked directly with John at Project Management Institute

“I worked with JOHN as a member of his team to create the OPM3 standard of PMI. JOHN was equally opened to analyze all inputs or suggestions coming from all the parts of the world in a virtual team of about 200 people.
It was a challenge and I am sure that thanks to JOHN all team members are very positive about this experience.
THIERRY” January 16, 2008
1st thierry soulard, Program Manager, Philips semiconductors
was with another company when working with John at Project Management Institute

“As PMI’s Program Manager for OPM3, John led the program and motivated the various sub-project teams while simultaneously sharing subject matter expertise on managing the interaction and relationships of an organizations projects, programs, and portfolios.” January 15, 2008
1st David Evenson, Project Mgr Sr/Programme Mgr, EDS
worked indirectly for John at Project Management Institute

“I worked with John on the OPM3 Standards project sponsored by the PMI where he lead a global team of project management experts as the overall Program Manager and the original architect of the organizational project management maturity model. John is a tremendous subject matter expert on organizational project management, process improvement, and organizational development arena. He is a fantastic leader and I learned a lot from him working on this ground breaking project and recommend him without any hesitations!” January 15, 2008
1st Lutfur Rabbani, Co-Lead of OPM3 Network Model, PMI - OPM3 Program
worked with John at Project Management Institute

“John directed the original team that developed OPM3 for PMI and I was the technical writer on the team. John demonstrated remarkable talents in this position, which I observed over several months. He is a brilliant strategist, a strong, decisive, project leader, and a creative, visionary thinker in his field.” January 15, 2008
1st Paul Wesman, Owner, Wesman Corporate Communications
worked directly with John at Project Management Institute

“During the time as project manager of the PMI Standards team that developed the PMBOK(R) Guide - Third Edition I interfaced with John as he led the team to develop the PMO3 product for PMI. John's knowledge of organizational assessments and his vision to define the standard's and outstanding team leadership skills resulted in the development of a great PMI product. I heartily recommend John as a provider of OPM3 assessments and consultant services.” January 15, 2008
1st Dennis Bolles, PMP, Owner, DLB Associates, LLC
worked with John at Project Management Institute

“John demonstrated great leadership and visionary foresight as Program Manager of PMI's OPM3 development effort. Very knowledgeable of our specific subject-matter, John was able to motivate and inspire all of us to work towards our common objective. He was able to adeptly address specific issues at a granular, detail level, while at the same time not loosing sight of our overall objective.” January 14, 2008
1st Nik Kalantjakos, OPM3 Assessment Team Leader, Project Management Institute
reported to John at Project Management Institute

“John was instrumental in formulating the concept and the implementation of the PMI OPM3 standard for assessing and advancing the maturity of organizations to perform project, program and portfolio management.” January 14, 2008
1st Fred Abrams, Owner, The Dayton Group, Inc
worked directly with John at Project Management Institute
“Around 2000- 2002 I worked as a volunteer with many others on the Organisational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) being developed as a Project Management Institute project. John was director of this programme. His enthusiasm and approachability helped inspired a large team of us for every corner of the globe.” January 14, 2008
1st Peter Goldsbury, Owner, Strategic Expertise Ltd
worked indirectly for John at Project Management Institute

“As a "pro-bono" contributor to an Organizational Project Maturity Model that the Project Management Institute was developing, I viewed John's approach as very efficient and effective. We met our milestones with a high-quality product that exceeded virtually everyone's expectations. I think John demonstrated exceptional skills in coping with the usual bureaucratic challenges and technical obstacles associated with a very large virtual team.” January 14, 2008
1st David Lanners, CFPIM CIRM CMQ/OE CQA CQE PMP, Executive Consultant, LCS International, Inc. LCSI
worked indirectly for John at Project Management Institute

“I worked with John during his initial tenure as lead for the Project Management Institute's effort to develop its Organizational Project Management Maturity Model standard. His commitment and drive were significant contributors to the success of this effort. He demonstrated strong leadership skills in keeping a very diverse group of volunteers focused on creating a finished product that would benefit the project management community.” January 14, 2008
1st David Violette, Project Manager, Duke Energy Corporation
worked directly with John at Project Management Institute

"John was the Program Manager for the OPM3 Program. The OPM3 would not have been developed in the manner it was without the vision and hard work that John put into this standard over the years. It resulted in a standard designed for industry and government, designed to help organizations assess and develop their project, program, and portfolio management (P3M) capabilities. The OPM3 helps executives understand where to invest to develop strong Strategic Alignment of their organization and to strengthen their change management initiatives. John worked as the Program Manager in a completely virtual environment and proved himself a prolific communicator and energetic participant in the advancement of the project management profession.” April 20, 2007
2nd Gary Elliott, M.S., PMP, NSA 4011, Integration Team Member, Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) Project Team, Project Management Institute
worked indirectly for John at Project Management Institute
Director, Program Management Office
The Weather Channel

“I recommend John Sclichter. As he was very instrumental in developing and implementing The Weather Channel's Project Management Office (PMO). John took personal interest in 13 project manager's enrolled in this new program spanning across all enterprises within TWC. I personally have benefited from this rigorous training in 3 months. As with many major organizations time constraints and projects would not always afford this training time. But John would personally encourage us to continue, because he knew it would pay-off for many of us one day. He would always remind when passing his office to read his huge "Mind Map" of the entire enterprise. Well, now I can do the same thing with no issues. His solid project methods and professionalism are keys to his great success! I do recommend John, he can get the job done!” April 5, 2008
1st James Richards, IT Production Control Manager/Change Manager, The Weather Channel
worked with John at The Weather Channel

“As President of The Weather Channel Networks I was the primary customer of the Program Management Office which was set up by John Schlicter. This was first PMO the company had and its task was to work with the company's senior management (EVP's, CFO, CIO, and IT VP's) to select, prioritize, and provide oversight of the company's business critical major projects. John's position required constant negotiation and balancing of interests, but produced successful project results during an economically challenging time for the industry.” February 24, 2008
1st Patrick Scott, President, The Weather Channel Networks
managed John indirectly at The Weather Channel
Director, Program Management Office
Metamor Worldwide

“John has demonstrated an excellent work ethic as well as an excellent ability as a project manager. He successfully managed a large complicated project fro a very demanding customer and achieved excellent results. I heartly recommend John.” June 3, 2009
1st LARRY CEASE, President, Larry Cease
managed John at Metamor Worldwide

“John came to T-Mobile to develop our Organizational Project Management capability, and has walked the talk on T-Mobile projects repeatedly. He is detail-oriented and has an extraordinary grasp of what it takes to manage projects effectively. I've worked with John on several high-profile projects at T-Mobile and he was extremely successful in each venture, even when faced with shifting requirements and largely unrelated participants."” April 7, 2008
1st Ben Anderson, Manager, Microsoft Systems, T-Mobile
worked with John at T-Mobile
Management Consultant (acting VP Bus Dev)
Launch Inc.

“John worked for me in the early days of NJH Security Consulting as VP business development. The company thrived and was later sold to Internet Security Systems (ISS). We developed Internet security audits, as well as doing work on B1/CMW systems.” November 30, 2009
1st Nicolas Hammond, CEO, NJH Security Consulting
managed John at Launch Inc.
Student
PMI sponsored course

"John taught the OPM3 course I attended. He understands the impact of having and not having a good operational model. He led the development of OPM3 from inception of the program in 1998 through delivery of the prototype to PMI in 2002 (almost 5 years), and he knows how to apply it to determine how well an organization is structured and where it is weak and where it is strong."” January 20, 2010
1st Tommy Aldred, IT Management Consultant - PMO, Ga Department of Labor,
studied with John at PMI sponsored course