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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 for seven Fortune 500 companies.

Mike is professional speaker at industry events, including annual corporate conferences, PMI events, and in the Agile community, and has trained PMs and project & program leaders at all levels. He is also a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios, and is lead author of the 2014 book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.

Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, and volunteers as CEO 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.  He has also served as a board member of the PMI Washington DC chapter.  On the personal side, Mike is a devoted father of 3 college-age men, a national champion track & field athlete, and an amateur oenophile.