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Mike Hannan brings over 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. He has managed and consulted on $1B+ project portfolios, and consulted for dozens of large government agencies and seven Fortune 500 companies.

Mike is a frequent speaker at annual corporate conferences, PMI events, and in the Agile & DevOps communities, with extensive experience coaching & training portfolio executives, PMO leaders, PMs and task leads. He is also a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, DevOps, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of project portfolios, and is lead author of the best-selling book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.

Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, and serves on the board of Project Management for Change, a nonprofit dedicated to unleashing to boundless potential of the PM profession to transform and empower communities around the world.  On the personal side, Mike is a happily married father of 3 college-age men, a world-record-setting track & field athlete, and an amateur oenophile.