Barbara  Karten Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Barbara Karten

A graduate of project management in corporate environments, Barbara now focuses on the value of project management in non-corporate environments, including promoting the benefits of project management as a life skill for individuals, and the benefits of project management for schools and nonprofit organizations to manage and organize their projects.


Barbara Karten, PMP, has over 20 years of management, project/product/program management, and consulting/training experience.  Since 2003, she has been an independent consultant and trainer delivering project management and business systems analysis training, PMP (Project Management Professional) Exam Preparation, general project management courses for PDU (professional development unit) accumulation, PMI (Project Management Institute) Chapter sponsored study groups and project management courses both on line and on ground for graduate and undergraduate programs at local universities.

During her career, Barbara worked with nonprofit organizations (focused on human service systems development and operations), government agencies (including employment and training systems), consulting organizations, and technology companies.  

In addition to her work with nonprofit human service agencies and for-profit technology companies, Barbara taught project management at local universities including University of Phoenix, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Northeastern University.  She developed and updated PMP curricula and course materials for academia and local project management training providers. She has presented at industry conferences as a panelist and a presenter.  

Barbara is the past president of the Central Mass PMI Chapter, and is the Central Mass PMI Chapter liaison to the PMIEF (Project Management Institute Education Foundation), which addresses the project management needs of nonprofit organization, educational organizations, and NGO’s.

Barbara supports project management skills as core competencies for life, education, career, and personal projects. People with project management capabilities are competitively positioned to succeed.


    MCIS, Masters Computer Information Systems, Boston Univ
    MUA, Masters, Urban Affairs, Boston Univ
    PMP, Project Management Institute, 2003
    MCTS, Microsoft Technology Specialist, MS Project 2010

Personal Interests

    Travel, tennis


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