Meet the PMO Advisory Team of Trainers and Consultants
Trainer, PMP, PMQ (from APM)
Supreet Bains-Sharma is an experienced project management practitioner and independent business owner, running a successful corporate coaching business. She has extensive experience working in global project management in a matrix environment. She has worked on executing large scale organizational transformation, specializing in contact centers and vendor outsourcing. Her project work includes PCIDSS compliance, ITES implementation and support, as well as contact center expansion.
Supreet’s work experience and educational experiences are both diverse and international: she holds a B.A. with a major in Economics from Miranda House College, Delhi University and holds graduate certificates in Advertising & PR and Marketing Management. She is PMP certified from PMI, is a PMQ holder from APM, UK (Association of Project Management), and SCP-SHRM certified, from the Society of Human Resource Management. She is a business professional focused on helping clients deliver results through strategic project implementation.
Bill Dannenmaier, trainer, consultant, and CEO BlackBox Migrations, LLC, (d/b/a BlackBox Partners) has a broad background that crosses industries, functions, and cultures. He has industry knowledge in energy (upstream and downstream), telecommunications, Information Technology (IT), consulting, and the military. Bill has been a part of many organizational environments– multinational corporations, small businesses, non-profit groups, and governments. Bill has lived in four countries, worked in over twenty countries, and travelled to over fifty countries. Bill started his career in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer. After graduate school he worked as a consultant and project manager on projects that involved economic modeling, integration of systems, marketing, process documentation, and starting up companies. As a trainer, Mr. Dannenmaier has taught classes to thousands of students in twenty states and over a dozen countries on five continents.
Mr. Dannenmaier has an MBA from Cornell University; an MA from the College of William and Mary, and a BS from Austin Peay State University. Bill graduated from Officer Candidate School, Surface Warfare Officer Basic and Main Propulsion Assistant schools in the U.S. Navy. Bill is certified as an administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI) and as a Project Management Professional (PMP®).
John is a nationally known expert in Systems and Portfolio/Program management in the Federal/DoD/Intelligence acquisition environment. He spent 21 years as an Air Force officer, which included senior PM for Global Broadcast System (GBS), and program or functional lead on several other major Aircraft, IT and Intel program(s). Post retiring in 2004, John managed a consulting group, conducts research in the economics of portfolio/program controls and industry structures, and teaches at Defense Systems Management College, American University, and Naval Post Graduate School. He started his own consulting firm, Olde Stone Consulting, LLC in 2014. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Economics, and advanced academic work in New Institutional Economics. Certified as a DoD DAWIA Level III Program Manager, Financial Managers, and Acquisition Logistician, as well as Industry Cost Estimator and Project Management Professional certifications. He is also published in defense acquisition journals, co-author of the PMI/INCOSE/MIT guide for Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering, contributor on the GAO best practice guides for cost and schedule, and chaired NDIA working groups, as well as authored several PMI white papers and spoken at the PMI PMO Symposium as well as other conferences.
James P. Hannon, PMP
Jim Hannon has over fifteen years of diversified experience in Information Technology in various industries, functioning primarily as a senior Agilist. He holds PMP, PMI-ACP, and PMP-RMP. Mr. Hannon possesses an expert level of project management and agile skills and has led a multitude of very large and successful multi-organization projects. He has developed the “pro-active PMO model” through the use of Business Intelligence (BI) and leveraging various risk management and project forecasting resources. Mr. Hannon led seven company-wide transformations to Agile and providing remarkable changes to numerous companies. These initiatives involved transforming over 500+ teams and impacting over 100 products. The Agile methods used were Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, and Lean. The transformation efforts were estimated to save close to $25-$50 million in quicker times to market and reduced quality issues. Mr. Hannon is a certified Agile coach and has worked with C-Level executives, worked in transforming teams, played the roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner, and mentored new teams. Mr. Hannon also held the role of Lead Scrum Master in development positions. Mr. Hannon has worked extensively with DevOps groups in multiple corporations to build best practices. Mr. Hannon has extensive experience in tools likes Jira, Jira Align, Version One, and other Agile tools. Mr. Hannon is very active in the Agile and PM community as a speaker and participant in the creation of new ideas. Hr. Hannon created a groundbreaking Agile Project Management course at a leading university and is the lead founder of the BU Agile Innovation Lab at the Boston University Metropolitan College. Mr. Hannon also is an adjunct faculty member for two major universities. culminating in 15 years of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience.
Tony Johnson, DASSM, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, CAPM
Tony Johnson is the CEO and Founder of Crosswind PM, the Founder and President of PM Training Alliance, and the Chief Learning Officer for Learn PM Anyware. He has the following industry credentials:
- PMI: DASSM, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI Certified Trainer (for PMP, DASSM, DASM)
- Scrum Alliance: CSM, CSPO, CSP, CSP-SM, CSP-PO
- IIBA: CBAP, CCBA
- PMTA: Certified Training Provider
- Comptia: Project +
With over 20 years of experience, Tony has a broad range of industry experiences including telecommunications, financial, consulting, hardware, software development, education, IT, and manufacturing. He has been a trainer and curriculum developer in technology, electronic commerce and Project Management. He is an award-winning member of Dallas, Texas PMI® Chapter, Tony Johnson is a past member of the Chapter’s education committee. Mr. Johnson has been the keynote speaker in speaking engagements at PMI & IIBA Chapters worldwide. He is the author of 46 books for the CBAP, CCBA, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PgMP Exams and agile frameworks. Products created also include audio content, exam simulation apps, flashcards, placemats and PMTV online training. He participated in PMI’s pilot program for Disciplined Agile training and courseware review. He was on the core team that wrote PMBOK Guide seventh edition as well as a contributor of over ten PMI standards publications. Tony has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Finance and an MBA in Operations & Strategic Management from Dallas Baptist University.
Trainer, PMP, PSM, and Six Sigma Black Belt
Fernando is a certified Project Manager (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and double Six Sigma Black Belt. He is an experienced professional, with more than 25 years performing project planning; as well as leading and successfully executing the design, administration, and operation of complex telecommunication networks and technological system and software development projects for several multinational companies. As part of his extensive service portfolio, Fernando has supported his customers to successfully execute highly complex projects, which required the leadership of self-organized, multidisciplinary, and multicultural teams.
Trainer, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP
Mike Otero is a certified Portfolio Management (PfMP), Program Management (PgMP), Project Management (PMP), Agile Project Management (PMI-ACP) and Lean Six Sigma (Verizon) Professional. As a strategic thinker, Mike has simplified and operationalized complex initiatives with expertise in strategy ideation and execution in the domains of Wireless, Telecom, Customer Experience, eCommerce, Omni/Multi-Channel, Sales and Marketing, Zero Based Budgeting and Pharma domains. Mike is an effective communicator across all executive (CxO) levels, globally and domestically. He has extensive knowledge and experience in program, project lifecycles, and new product development. Mike is adept at navigating global, compliance, and heavily regulated landscapes and has delivered dozens of programs ranging from $10M – $500M for Fortune 50 enterprises. Mike has an MBA from Centenary University with a concentration in Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and pre-Law from Montclair State University and has completed several Strategy Programs from Cornell University in addition to training from George Washington University for Project Management and UT Dallas for Program Management.
Trainer, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP
Trainer, PMP, PMI-ACP
Anthoney Pavelich has both the Project Management (PMP) and Agile Project Management (PMI-ACP) from the Project Management Institute. He attained his MBA concentrated in Project Management as well from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. Anthoney has a varied background in many industries such as banking, supply chain, warehouse management and development, higher education, government – all spanning over 17 years. He owns his only consulting and coaching business, PavPro Consulting, working with clients to run projects and improve their project management processes. Anthoney also hosts his own podcast “The Biker PM”, where his topics cover project management and entrepreneurship. He is also adjunct faculty at Sheridan College, teaching in the Project Management and Business Analysis certificate programs. Anthoney has also volunteered with PMI to deliver PMP Prep courses as well as with Endeavour Consulting helping non-profits developing projects.
Trainer, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, CSM, IAPP
Charmagne Tellis is a senior-level Technology Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) professional with close to 20 years cross-functional experience leading enterprise strategic and tactical Application Development projects, programs and portfolios across numerous technologies in the Management Consulting, Marketing and Retail industries. She holds certifications from the Project Management Institute in Portfolio Management (PfMP)®, Program Management (PgMP)® and Project Management (PMP)®. She also is a certified Scrum Master (CSM) and holds certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) on Data Protection. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Master of Arts degree from New York University. Charmagne spent 12 years at the prestigious McKinsey & Company management consulting firm leading global Financial Systems projects. Most recently, she has focused the past eight years on applying her consulting industry background to the PMO and PPM space. She established and managed a PMO for several years at a leading privately held education recruitment and job search marketing company. Currently, she is a Senior Manager of IT Enterprise Project Portfolio Management at a leading global New York based luxury Retailer where she is a key contributor to driving the maturity of the PPM framework. In her free time, she enjoys giving back by serving as a mentor for the Project Management Institute, New York City Chapter.
Trainer, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL, Six Sigma
CEO/Trainer, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP
As a college professor at Montclair State University, Stevens Institute, and CEIBS, Te has been teaching project management, general management, international business, and organization change since 2003. Te is one of few, estimated at less than 200 in the world, professionals certified in Portfolio (PfMP)®, Program (PgMP)®, Project Management (PMP)®, and Risk Management (PMI-RMP)®. Te served as a core member on PMI standard committees for portfolio and risk management and a team lead representing the United States on the International Standard Organization Technical Committee 258 for Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management. He is also a researcher, author, speaker, and board member of three education institutions. His latest book, Optimizing Project Management (CRC Press, 2020), enables professionals to achieve project success through a consultative approach by tailoring project management processes.