Ricardo Triana

Key Note Speaker



Ricardo Triana is an independent consultant in organizational project management for private and government organizations across the United States, Europe and Latin America. He specializes in consulting and training about advanced project management topics (organizational project management, portfolio and program management, troubled projects and the strategic PMO) as well as  interpersonal skills (change management, leadership, conflict management and negotiation).

A seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder with 20 years of experience in organizational project and quality management (OPM3, CMM, ISO), Mr. Triana has collaborated with large consulting firms at the regional and global levels, European financial services companies and global online education providers. Currently he is the Managing Director of Practical Thinking Group, acting as consultant in private and government organizations across Latin America, Brazil and US managing several programs and projects across different industries, including government, mining, construction, telecomm, financial services, information technology and development projects among others. Additionally, he acts as a Project Management Advisor with the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) and is a Program Management and Leadership Consultant with the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB).

A Colombian and Mexican citizen and resident of the United States and Chile, Mr. Triana has lived and worked in several countries during the last 15 years. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese; an intermediate level of fluency in French and Italian and has a basic knowledge of Greek and Latin. He holds a BSA with a focus on language and pedagogy. He is also a certified facilitator to improve communication and reduce conflict through the SDI – Strength Deployment Inventory.

As member of the PMI Board of Directors 2010–2015, Mr. Triana is the Chair for 2014, served as Vice Chair during 2013 and was also the Chair of the Strategy Development Oversight Committee (SDOC) during 2012. He is a graduate of PMI® Leadership Master Class, a former president of the PMI South Florida Chapter and has held volunteer leadership positions with local and global communities, (Director for the PMI IS-SIG, mentor for the PMI Consulting SIG), on standards projects (content provider for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fourth Edition, quality control leader for OPM3® – Second Edition, 2008), and has actively supported the PMI global congresses.

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Title & abstract of Ricardos speech:

“The Value of Project Management” PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession®

The 2017 Pulse of the Profession® presentation, you will learn what PMI’s latest research reveals in project and program results. For the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent and being completed within budget. While this progress is likely due to many factors, the presentation identifies the organizational investments that PMI research shows helps organizations achieve their strategic initiatives and realize their business goals. You will learn what those organizations we identify as Champions do that differentiates them from underperformers.

About The Congress

The 1st Joint Congress of PMI Chapters in Germany is a new series of events jointly organized by the four German PMI Chapters. The objective is to bring both executives and decision makers as well as portfolio, program, and project managers together to facilitate the exchange of views and ideas while supporting close collaboration.

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