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About the Authors

About the Authors

Lead Author

Timothy W. Pyron, Ph.D., is an independent consultant and trainer for Microsoft Project users. His first book was Que's Using Microsoft Project 3.0 (1991), and he has revised and expanded the book for each release of Project since then. He also authored Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project 98 in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project 2000 in 24 Hours. His books have sold more than a quarter-million copies—not including all the European and Asian translations. Earlier in his career, Tim was an economics professor and a professional classical musician. Tim is the lead author for this book, and in addition to his own assignments (primarily the scheduling engine chapters, tracking, and earned value analysis), he also collaborated with the other authors on the chapters they wrote or revised.

Contributing Authors

Jonathan Brandon is an engagement manager at Project Assistants, Inc., a Premier Microsoft Project Partner and Solution Provider specializing in implementation services, integration, training, and custom software development for Microsoft Project. He has extensive project management experience and is a Rational Certified Consultant trained in requirements management, project management, and object-oriented analysis and design. Jonathan can be reached at jbrandon@projectassistants.com.

Kelvin Kirby has more than 24 years experience as a project management consultant and trainer. His career affiliations include several blue-chip companies, such as Land Rover Ltd., BL Technology Ltd., The Rover Group, Jaguar Cars PLC, Amazon Computers Ltd. (now Computacenter PLC), and ECS. An M.B.A. graduate, Kelvin also has an M.Sc. in information systems and a B.Sc. in engineering. Kelvin has won the PM Times award for Project Management Excellence for the fourth year running (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) and was recently awarded the PM Foundation's highest honor as Consultant of the Year and the PM Foundation's Fellowship Award. In 1990, Kelvin founded his own Microsoft Project consultancy company, Technology Associates International, which is now a global organization with offices around the world and clients in more than 38 countries. Technology Associates is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and one of only nine Microsoft Project Enterprise Premier Solution Providers worldwide. Kelvin was the world's first ever Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valued Professional). He is also the principal author of the recently launched (Dec 2003) ITC2 qualification in Project Management (ECPMP). Once described as the “Red Adair” of Microsoft Project, you can contact Kelvin on +44 (0)1789 292150 or via email at kkirby@techassoc.com.

Milestone Consulting Group provides best of breed enterprise project management (EPM) solutions based solely on the Microsoft solution for EPM. Milestone focuses on developing a complete EPM package by implementing project management best practices, defining a solution architecture, configuring and customizing the EPM environment, educating on the custom EPM environment, and integrating with other enterprise applications. Milestone's solutions help companies reduce project lifecycle time, project cost, and reuse project team best practices. Milestone is actively involved in PMI and MPUG, and pioneered the Microsoft Project Lunch and Learn series. Milestone's clients include Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 clients as well as progressive small and medium-sized businesses. More information may be obtained about Milestone by email at Sales@MilestoneConsultingGroup.com. Milestone has five contributing authors who helped in the revision of Que's Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2003:

Genea Mallow-Jensen, PMP, senior consultant (geneam@MilestoneConsultingGroup.com)

David P. Fischer, co-founder, president, and CEO (davef@MilestoneConsultingGroup.com)

Brandon Thornton, co-founder and principal consultant (brandont@MilestonConsultingGroup.com)

Richard Courtney, principal consultant and director of medium enterprise consulting (richardc@MilestoneConsultingGroup.com)

Daniel T. Renier, principal consultant and director of education (drenier@MilestoneConsultingGroup.com)

Fred Oettle, Ph.D., is the director of project management training for Project Assistants, Inc. Fred is well known for consulting and software development in project management, providing project management infrastructures built around Microsoft Project and Project Central. Fred has also worked as a radio/TV announcer and as a newspaper editor. Fred founded his own general management consulting and training company, and has conducted hundreds of seminars for government and private-sector organizations. Fred can be contacted at foettle@projectassistants.com.

QuantumPM, LLC is a Colorado-based consulting firm specializing in high-quality project management services to the business and information technology sectors of project-oriented firms. The company's focus is improvement of organizational bottom lines through effective project and portfolio management. QPM effects change in the field through alliances with strategic partners such as the Project Management Institute and Microsoft, targeting a balance of philosophy and tools. QuantumPM is a Microsoft Premier Project Partner and a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute. These partnerships allow QuantumPM to provide state-of-the-art products and services to its customers. Additionally, QuantumPM's classes provide students with PMI professional development units (PDUs), which are required to obtain/maintain PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. For more information visit www.QuantumPM.com. QuantumPM has four contributing authors who helped in the revision of Que's Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2003:

Rose Blackburn, PMP, founding partner of QuantumPM, LLC (rmblackburn@quantumpm.com)

Cristian Filip, PMP, senior project manager (cfilip@quantumpm.com)

Patty Jansen, PMP, project manager (pjansen@quantumpm.com)

Russ Young, senior project manager (russ.young@quantumpm.com)

Joël Séguin, PMP, is a project management information systems (PMIS) consultant. Joël started his own consulting firm, GO Project Management, Inc. (go-project.com), a Microsoft Partner, and works as a senior system integrator and business analyst for many customers from a wide variety of industries, from fashion to bulk transportation and construction and pharmaceuticals. He has more than six years of experience teaching Microsoft Office Project and project management, and is currently providing training for a few project management schools both in English and French: International Institute for Learning and Institut de Formation en Gestion de Projets. He provides free advice on newsgroups and received a Microsoft MVP award for his efforts in making Microsoft Office Project an easy system to use. Joël collaborates with the Microsoft Office Project product development team on beta testing and customer requirements for the next versions and the documentation.

About the Technical Editor

Brian Kennemer has worked in the Microsoft Project world for more than six years. He currently works for QuantumPM (www.quantumpm.com), a provider of enterprise portfolio management products and service solutions as well as installation and integration services for Project 2002 and Project Server. Before working at QuantumPM, Brian was a program manager for Pacific Edge Software, where he helped design and support Pacific Edge's project portfolio management system, Project Office. He has also worked for The Boeing Company, where he developed a Project 98-based work management system for tracking work done in the manufacturing of the 767 and 747 jetliners. Microsoft has recognized his knowledge of Project by making him a member of the MVP program for the past three years. He is also active in the MPUG as a charter officer in the Puget Sound chapter of the group and as a columnist for the MPUG newsletter. Brian lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Alicia, his daughter, Alivia, and his two sons, Riley and Jesse.

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