HEALDSBURG, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest association for project managers, recognized Métier’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Clark, with the PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award at a PMI Professional Awards ceremony in New Orleans, LA. The award is a prestigious honor given to leaders in the project management industry who have demonstrated leadership and innovation within the profession. Named after the late Eric Jenett, one of the founders of PMI, Douglas Clark is only the tenth individual to receive this exclusive recognition. The Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award is not awarded on a regular basis; rather, only when a deserving nomination is presented.
“I am incredibly honored to receive this award among pioneers in the project management industry”
“I am incredibly honored to receive this award among pioneers in the project management industry,” said Douglas Clark. “I truly believe that project management is the answer to solving our world’s great business problems. We are at the era where the project is the mechanism that delivers valuable, new ideas to the market. We’ve seen the shift to projects as the economic value of the world’s stock markets. In many ways, our profession is the most important knowledge domain on the planet. That stimulates my passion to guide this era with innovative concepts to help organizations get their projects to market as fast and efficiently as possible.”
Mr. Clark was selected to receive this award for his innovative contributions to the project management industry and profession. Mr. Clark started his career in project management as a cryptologist for the U.S. Air Force and National Security Agency. Mr. Clark learned a great deal about government and commercial project management during his tenure with Lockheed Martin, IBM and LANSystems. After founding Métier, Mr. Clark has helped federal and state governments, Fortune 500 and Global 200 companies and programs of national significance with project management. As an example, Métier partnered with Sears Holdings Corporation in their Business Management System (BMS) V2.0 Transformation Program, which resulted in a PMI® Distinguished Project Award. This project leveraged PMI standards and Métier’s expertise to roll out project portfolio management best practices across 32 business units of the organization.
One of Mr. Clark’s many notable contributions to the industry was his founding role for PMI’s College of Scheduling and leadership for the first Practice Standard of Scheduling. In this endeavor, Mr. Clark was charged with building consensus amongst hundreds of PMI members from numerous countries and cultures around the world. The group built a framework to extend the dialogue on how best to sequence work for many years to come.
Additionally, Mr. Clark has felt a calling to educate those entities who can be most helped by learning project management concepts. Mr. Clark developed a training curriculum for wounded warriors returning from overseas, that would result in a CAPM® or PMP® certification and a new career path for the service member. He brought in other experts from Métier to give their time to this program. It resulted in an international corporate social responsibility award from the American Business Awards. Mr. Clark also provides his time on a gratis basis to help school districts and city governments learn project management skills so that they can lead transformation initiatives. Mr. Clark has instilled the concept of giving back in project management throughout Métier, resulting in a number of staff members engaged in PMI and other industry standards and community education. In addition, he is a well-known speaker, leader and published author in his field.
Mr. Clark developed a broad patent portfolio to enhance the project management industry. The concepts in his patents are focused primarily on natural language processing and how we can use words and their performance to better manage our delivery of projects. As Chief Executive Officer of Métier, Mr. Clark provides the vision, product direction and service standards for Métier’s project portfolio management offerings, PPM Central® and PMO Central®. Mr. Clark was the first in the world to develop a PMO managed service offering supporting PMI industry best practices, integrated with enterprise software.
Métier, The PPM Company, offers the industry's most innovative and cutting edge solutions in project portfolio management (PPM). Métier's award-winning PPM-as-a-Service and PMO Services offerings are set apart from the rest of the industry by an extensive portfolio of industry-enhancing patents. Métier's solutions are designed to target and ease communication, collaboration and reporting to enhance decision-making in the enterprise. In addition to numerous awards for innovative corporate culture, Métier has been ranked five times as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. Métier's own philanthropic program, Protectors to Project Managers, was named Community Involvement Program of the Year by the American Business Awards. Métier has also been honored by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay, placing first in category three years in a row. For more information about how Métier can help your organization workforward®, please visit www.metier.com or call 1.877.965.9501.