Project YOU:  Managing Your Career as a Project Professional

    Tony Appleby, MBA, CDir, PMP
    PMI Board of Directors, 2017-2019

    Presentation: "The Value of Project Management" - PMI's 2019 Pulse of the Profession®

    All strategic change is made possible through projects - and project managers help turn ideas into reality for organizations around the world. Thanks to the knowledge and skills of project professionals, more organizations can achieve their strategic goals – within budget. In this presentation, you will gain insights from PMI’s latest research on how champion organizations effectively implement their visions in a world increasingly disrupted by emerging technology - and how you can better help your organization to succeed.


    Tony Appleby is the managing director of the Project Strategy Consulting Group, specializing in organizational maturity and the delivery of strategic transformation. He has led engagements on six continents, partnering with executive and country leadership teams to achieve business objectives through improved operational capabilities and strategic performance management. He is also focused on expanding organizational project management process excellence to government agencies and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

    He is a member of numerous professional organizations and holds a variety of specialized credentials across multiple disciplines, including governance, audit controls and organizational development. He served ten years on the board of directors for a manufacturing concern and is an active member of the U.S.-based National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a Chartered Director and Fellow of the U.K.-based Institute of Directors (IoD). He is an experienced public speaker and has given presentations around the world on organizational project management and strategy execution best practices.

    Prior to consulting, he spent over 20 years advancing his practical knowledge of project and change management across a variety of industries and disciplines. He has directly managed complex, global high-value projects in the healthcare, engineering, technology and research sectors. Mr. Appleby is also a long-time PMI volunteer, having served on the board and as president of the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. He has also supported several global PMI committees and task forces over the past decade, including serving as a member of the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group and four years as the PMI Region Mentor for Southwest North America.

    Mr. Appleby is a former military officer and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in international business. He is passionate about volunteerism and has been helping nonprofit and professional communities since his youth.


    David Barrett
    Professional Speaker, Regular Blogger, Podcast Host, Education Advisor and Author of 5 Books, including 7 Elements of Strategy Execution: Creating a Culture that Will Ensure Strategy Success, The Keys to Our Success: Lessons Learned from 25 of Our Best Project Managers, and the Power of the Plan: 10 Steps to Managing Everyday Projects


    Bio: David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education advisor. 

    He specializes in helping people and organizations Manage the Uncertainty by creating healthy projects and strategies.

    David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.

    And most importantly for all of us, he is one of us. He has been a member of the PMI since 1995.