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ACE TEAM

AIPMO has developed the ACE (Advisor, Consultant, Expert) certification program to ensure that the best trainers and consultants are selected for AIPMO’s accredited partners.

An ACE professional is someone who is nationally or internationally recognized because they have contributed and continue to contribute to the PMO and PPP community in terms of advising, presenting, teaching, publishing, and consulting using their expert knowledge. ACE professionals take a three-part exam where the first part is the IPMO-Expert exam, where they have to achieve 85% or high pass rate; then there are two further assignments: one consulting and the other an advisory assignment. ACE professionals are expected to help further the thinking and development of PMO management, which is reflected in AIPMO’s BOK and its implementation within industry and government.

AIPMO is responsible for running these ACE training courses to ensure that every AIPMO partner’s course facilitator understands the philosophy behind AIPMO, which is underpinned by our international experience of Projects, Programs, Portfolios (PPP) and PMOs. Once certified as an AIPMO Advisor, Consultant, and Expert (ACE) trainer, the course facilitator can work for any AIPMO certified partner.

Certified AIPMO ACE trainers have demonstrated their international impact through their track record, reputation, and participation on the AIPMO ACE expert training program, exam results, and case study.

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Our ACE Team Members

ROBERT JOSLIN, PhD

Dr. Robert Joslin, Ph.D, CEng, IPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a management consultant/instructor and the founder of AIPMO. Robert is a professor at Alma Mater Europaea – ECM and the creator of the MSc and PhD programs in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMO management.

Robert has more than 35 years of experience in designing, initiating, and international program management delivery of large-scale organizational transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, and strategy development. Robert has designed and implemented hundreds of PMOs and during this time evolved the PMO-specific methodology that formed the basis of AIPMO’s PMO strategic lifecycle framework.

Robert has published books, book chapters, and research papers. He is a peer reviewer for three project management journals and is in the process of co-authoring AIPMO’s Body of Knowledge (BoK), which comprises several books.

ALFONSO BUCERO, MSc

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is the founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting. He managed IIL Spain for almost two years, and he was a Senior Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard Spain (Madrid) for 13 years. Alfonso is a PMI member, and a member of ALI (Asociación de Licenciados, Ingenieros y Doctores en Informática). He was the founder, sponsor, and President of PMI Barcelona, Spain Chapter, until April 2005. He is an IPMA Assessor. He was a member of the CoPAT (Congress Project Action Team) of PMI EMEA 2005 Congress in Edinburgh, 2006 PMI EMEA Congress in Madrid, and PMI EMEA Congress in Budapest. He graduated in the “Leadership Institute Master Class 2007” in October 2007 in Atlanta (PMI Global Congress). He was the second President of PMI Madrid Spain Chapter. He was a PMI Component Mentor for Region 8 South during three years, and a PMIEF Engagement Committee Member. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in October 2010. He also received the PMI Fellow Award in October 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award in October 2017. Since 1994, he is a frequent speaker at the International PM Congresses and Symposiums. He has delivered project management training and consulting services in Spain, Mexico, UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Costa Rica, Brazil, USA, and Singapore. As a project management believer, he believes that passion, persistence, and patience are keys for project success. He authored the book Dirección de Proyectos, una nueva vision, published by LITO GRAPO Editors in IIL Mexico in June 2003. He is a contributor to Chapter 7 of the book Creating the Project Office, published in February 2003 by Jossey-Bass Editors (San Francisco/California), authored by Robert J. Graham, Paul Dinsmore, and Randall L. Englund. Alfonso co-authored with Randall L. Englund the book Project Sponsorship, published by Josse- Bass Editors in May 2006. He has also authored the book Today is a Good Day – Attitudes for Achieving Project Success, published by Multimedia Publishing in Canada in February 2010.

LAURENT KUMMER, DBA(c)

Laurent Kummer, DBA(c), PM² and PMO Consultant, Coach, Author of “The Lean Project Manager,” is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of expertise leading projects and project teams. As a consultant and entrepreneur, he is also involved in academic research on project management methodologies. He is one of the key contributors to PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions that has been released to the public in 2016. As a teacher, he has been sharing his passion for project management through countless classes, lectures and seminar over the last ten years and keeps current by leading several projects at the highest level of the European Commission. He has developed a deep expertise in EU-funded development and research projects. Laurent used to represent the Belgian project management community at the International Standard Organization and has participated at the making of the ISO 21500 standard family on project management. Before this, he spent over a decade leading quality and IT infrastructure programs for General Electric in France, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. During his time in various sectors (Banking, Aviation, Energy, Oil & Gas), Laurent earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification and since then has been a pioneer and active promoter of lean project management to which he authored his best seller “The Lean Project Manager” in 2017. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from the French National School of Electronics and several project management (PMP, PM²) and Agile certifications (Scrum, PM² Agile).

GÜNTHER SINGER, PhD

Dr. Günther Singer, MBA, is Professor and specializes in human resources, change management, online education, and the accreditation of institutions in higher education. He is CEO of the Life and Career Design Consulting GmbH and owner of ChangeStrategy Consulting. He designs and implements corporate change processes, conducts audits, and supports organizations as a coach and management developer. As a professor, he focuses on graduate and post-graduate courses at Universities and Business Schools. As Executive Coach, he supports decision-makers.

In his career, he has held various positions: CEO, Academic Director, Dean, Senior Researcher, Sales Manager, and Regional Director Europe for a US Accreditation Organization. Here are examples of projects he worked as a consultant, typically involving concept of the project, implementation, training, and/or coaching of key-performers:

  • Air Navigation Industry: process consulting for top-management – company strategy development and implementation
  • Automotive Industry:  retail Group – change consulting due to the restructuring of sector due to new European Union regulations
  • Bank: post-merger change management consulting, training of coaches
  • Electric Power Industry: process coaching due to re-structuring
  • High-Tech Company: change management due to the introduction of process management.
  • High-Tech Company: implementation of skill management and development
  • Higher Education: internal and external quality assurance – various countries and different types of institutions
  • Industrial Production Plant of a multinational corporation: implementation of lean management, team development
  • Industrial Production Plant of a multinational corporation: implementation of self-managing teams
  • Media Industry: implementation of performance management
  • Public Administration: training of managers as coaches
  • Multiple industries and companies: management development
  • Multiple industries and companies: team development and facilitation of workshops
  • United Nations: Human Resources Development and Consulting Services

RALF MÜLLER, DBA

Dr. Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management and former Associate Dean at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway, as well as adjunct and visiting professor at many other institutions worldwide. He lectures and researches in PMO, leadership, governance, organizational project management, and research methods, which is also the subject of his approximately 200 academic publications.

He received substantial awards, among which are:

  • 2015 PMI Research Achievement Award (a life-time achievement award)
  • 2012 IPMA Research Award, which he received together with Profs. Monique Aubry and Brian Hobbs (University of Quebec á Montreal) for their studies on PMOs
  • 2009 Project Management Journal Best Paper of the Year Award

Before joining academia, he spent 30 years in the industry consulting large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries for their project management, governance, and PMOs. He also held related line management positions, such as the Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.

DARREN DALCHER, PhD

Dr. Darren Dalcher is Professor in Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University Management School and Director of the National Centre for Project Management. He has built a reputation as leader and innovator in the area of practice-based education and reflection in project management and has designed, developed, and launched the UK’s first professional doctorate in project management. He has written over 250 refereed papers and book chapters and published over 30 books. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese. He is Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Journal of Software: Evolution and Process and Editor of two established book series focused on managing projects and change initiatives, published by Routledge. Professor Dalcher is an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management and a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society. He is part of PMI Academic Insight Team, the International Advisory Council of PM World Today, the CMI Academic Council, the British Computer Society Fellows Advisory Group, and the APM Group Ethics and Standards Governance Board. He is the Academic Advisor and co-editor of the recently released 7th edition of the APM Body of Knowledge.

MACIEJ BODYCH

Maciej Bodych, MBA, PMP, PfMP, ACP, PMO-CP, is an expert in project, program, project portfolio management, and PMO. He specializes in organizational and individual development. He has delivered projects and training for companies in the Gas & Oil, Productions, IT, Financial, and public sectors in Poland, Germany, the UK, Ukraine, Switzerland, and other countries.

Since 2003, he has been involved in Project Management Institute (PMI®) activities. He served as the President of the Warsaw Branch and the Polish Chapter, as well as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since 2010, he has worked at the headquarters of PMI® (USA). Currently, he works for the PMI Global Board in the Certification Governance Council (CGC).

Since 2010, he has served as the President of WHITECOM Project Experience, a company specializing in training, setting up PMOs, and project management and project portfolio organizations.

He is a co-author of the book “PMO: Practical project and portfolio management in organizations.

DANILO ARBA

Danilo Arba, EMBA, CCE, P3GP™, is a senior management consultant with over 20 years of experience in Project and Program Management in major projects, with values up to multi-billion USD, across a range of industries including construction, healthcare, sports facilities, commercial, residential, high-speed rail lines, and IT, both in the EPC industry and PMOs. With broad yet in-depth experience across all aspects of the project life cycle, process development, and stakeholder management, Danilo delivers large, complex projects and programs by focusing on understanding project scope and benefits and utilizing a structured approach to deliver key organizational outcomes with projects and programs. Danilo is a Certified Cost Engineer with an Executive MBA from Politecnico di Milano and pursuing a PhD/DBA on artificial intelligence in Project Management. Adept at building and leading cross-functional teams, he is an expert presenter and able to forge solid relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. Danilo has worked in a variety of locations and across different cultural backgrounds throughout Europe, MEA, Africa, and South-East Asia, and he has implemented and led Project Controls and Project Management Offices (PMO) with on/offshore teams up to 110 people, providing reliable intelligence to Steering Committees and enabling informed decision making.

ARTHUR GOETSCH, MBA

Arthur Goetsch gained his experience in project and programme management over the last 25 years in various industries. Arthur started his career as an aeronautical engineer in the defence industry, managing projects for the design and development of high-tech defence equipment.

Arthur then joined an international management consulting business where he continued managing consulting projects and formed part of the project management competency. Arthur then started implementing programme management office capabilities for multi-national corporations in various industries covering oil and gas, financial services, fast moving consumer goods and transport.

Arthur is currently working with Dr. Robert Joslin to develop a maturity model to assess PMO maturity and determine the areas of development required to evolve a PMO to operate at a higher level of maturity.

MATT SWAN

Matt Swan, MPM, BEng, IPMO-E, is Head of Projects at the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI), developing Australia’s national precision medicine capability and first comprehensive cancer centre, focused on children’s cancer. He is an associate lecturer in undergraduate and graduate programs in project management at the University of Sydney.

He is co-authoring AIPMO’s book on PMO competencies, and has contributed to competency frameworks for the Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS) and the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM).

Matt has advised the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) as an industry advisory group and observational board member, co-founded Future Project Leaders, and judged the project management achievement awards.

He has 17 years of experience in designing and delivering, major and megaprojects, in research infrastructure, business transformation, construction, and mineral processing. He has worked as a consultant and trainer, developing the capability of organisations and thousands of project management professionals across banking, construction, defence, for-purpose, government, infrastructure, and logistics sectors.

CHRISTIAN MUELLER-GORMAN

Christian Mueller-Gorman is a goal-focused and solution-oriented professional with extensive experience in managing and scaling mid-sized enterprises specialized in developing business strategies, driving transformation, and implementing procedural changes to enhance organizational effectiveness.

He has worked for various organizations, including Iskander Business Partner GmbH (Munich), T-Mobile International (London),  AI Academy Sri Lanka, and  STI GmbH (Munich & Zurich). His latest consulting projects are with the following: Telefónica Germany (O2), E.on Deutschland, Allianz Group, Daimler/Mercedes, and Schwarz Group (Lidl & Kaufland).

He has worked extensively in formulating & executing company strategy; developing new business models for leveraging new revenue streams or carve outs; and mentoring Startups in e-commerce, health, and consulting sector from early stage to Series A funding.

Some of his certifications include: Certified SCRUM Master; Project Management Professional (by PMI); ITIL v2 – Foundation; and PRINCE 2 – Foundation.

Christian is fluent in English and German.

HENRY VERSTER

Henry Verster, BEng, BEng Hons, is a seasoned management consultant with more than 23 years of experience, with a main focus on Program Management, Business Strategy & Optimization, Supply Chain Management, and Organizational Design (OD & TOM).

During his 25 years of experience, Henry has worked at international management consulting companies where he was responsible for delivering multiple projects and programs in various industries, covering Financial Services, Mining, Information, Communication & Telecoms (ICT), and Consumer Business sectors.

Over the years, Henry has become a skilled practitioner in the establishment of PMOs and the delivery of large-scale programs and projects for multinational companies.

Henry is currently consulting to industry, assisting organizations in successfully implementing PMOs and improving the effective delivery of complex and budget-constrained programs and projects.

Henry holds two degrees in Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial (Hons), as well as certificates from the Gordon Institute of Business Science for ‘Managing Multiple Projects’ and ‘Strategy, Leadership, and Change’ curricula.