William Stewart is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with more than a quarter century of experience using the PMI processes to manage projects from $250K to $55M. He has delivered more than 220 onsite PM courses to more than 2,200 people. He has worked for large corporations, government, academia, and founded a software startup. He has in-depth experience with project management, risk management, systems integration, and software engineering. He is author of the book Deeply Practical Project Management, and has managed projects in the domains of organizational improvement, business process, system integration, software, construction, real estate, research, training, and others.
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 in aerospace where he served as company System Engineering Manager and Software Manager for a functional organization of more than 50 people, Project Manager for system integration projects up to $55M, and in a range of senior roles on other projects up to $3B.
His first real 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 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 in 1992 for a thesis on algorithms that build geodesic domes in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time. While at UNB, he also 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.