Robert L. (Bob) McGannon, PMP, GWCPM, MPC

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Bob McGannon is Vice-President of Mindavation, Inc. in the United States, Director of Mindavation Pty Ltd in Australia and is the President of the International Institute of Project Coaching. These organizations focus on increasing business’ capabilities in the portfolio management, program and project management and business analysis space by providing delivery consultants, basic through advanced training workshops and coaching. Bob has worked with beginning to advanced program and project personnel from over 15 countries, with a wide variety of industry backgrounds.

Bob specializes in strategic program and portfolio management and has helped set up Project Management Offices on three different continents. He has 25 years of I/T and project management and analysis experience, 18 of those years with the IBM Corporation. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, I/T delivery measurement and quality, business analysis and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe, and is currently working on a consulting engagement with the ATO in Canberra. He has managed project teams as large as 460 individuals, once serving as the IT Delivery manager for IBM, supporting American Express.


Bob is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, is a certified Executive Project Manager with IBM, and is a Certified Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He holds university degrees in Operations Research and Mathematics.  Bob holds a practitioners certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology, and an ITIL foundation certificate. Bob has written papers and articles published internationally and is a contributing author to a book, Advising Upward, which was published in August 2011. He is also the technical editor of the book, The Project Management Coach, published by J. Wiley and Sons.


Bob McGannon


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