Practical Project Manager
William Stewart is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has delivered more than 200 onsite project management courses to more than 2,000 people. He has worked for large corporations, the Federal government, academia, and founded a software startup. He has hands-on experience with project management, risk management, systems integration, systems engineering, and software engineering.
Bill is currently a management consultant helping clients work better and get more done. Previously, he founded and ran the cloud company Cirrus Computing for ten years. Before that, he spent 14 years with Lockheed Martin Canada, where he served as the company System Engineering Manager and Software Manager, Project Manager for system integration projects from $250K to $55M, and in a range of senior roles on other projects up to $3B.
His first job was with the Canadian Public Service, to establish and manage a computing center supporting 4,500 personnel, where he developed and deployed software to manage enterprise-wide course scheduling, resource management, personnel management, and payroll, and developed and taught two programming courses accredited by Seneca College.
Bill received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick for a thesis on algorithms that build geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time. While at UNB, he also served as Principle Investigator on a secure network modeling project, and taught eleven undergraduate courses. His professional training includes Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Risk Management, System Architecture, and System Engineering. He has taught courses in Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Cost and Schedule Control, and Negotiating.
Bill is author of the first web published book "The Living Internet" with contributions from many creators of the Internet.He wrote the original "The Fun Standard", a collection of best practices for having organizational fun. He maintains the FreeOpenSourceSoftware wiki.His paper on public financing of political parties was credited in the Canadian House of Commons when the federal party financing bill passed in 2003.He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife and two children.