Brian  Williamson Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Brian Williamson


Avaap

Brian Williamson (PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP, ITIL Expert, and Certified Fraud Examiner) is an Executive Director of PMO with Avaap; serves on the Post University graduate business school project management degree program advisory board; is a PMI subcommittee member for the Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects; and is the lead trainer for PMO Advisory.

Biography

Brian Williamson is a strategic portfolio, program, and project management executive, with over 20
years of experience managing and implementing large-scale enterprise software applications. He has extensive experience in the microverticals of financial management, supply chain management, and human capital management spanning several industry verticals. Over the course of his career, he has been very fortunate to have worked with a number of industry leaders including Praxair, Western Connecticut Health Network, Avaap, PMO Advisory, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young, Infor, and Oracle, to name just a few.

At the time of this publishing, Brian is counted among the less than 20 people globally to hold all the renewable certifications from the Project Management Institute: Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA ®), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®), Program Management Professional (PgMP®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®), Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®), and Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP®).
Brian also holds the designation of ITIL® Expert in IT Service Management, having earned the
following credentials from Axelos: Foundation in IT Service Management (v2011), Release Control
and Validation (RCV), Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA), Operational Support and Analysis
(OSA), Service Operation (SO), and Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC).

He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and has received extensive training in Six Sigma. Brian holds two Masters degrees from Polytechnic University, New York: Management of Technology (MoT), and Information Systems Engineering (ISE); a Bachelor of Science degree from Teikyo Post University in Waterbury CT; and an Associate degree in Specialized Business from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

As a consultant, trainer, and coach, Brian has mentored many industry professionals using his
own material and methodology aligned to the PMI Standards and Practice Guides. Brian has also
coauthored and contributed to a number of books on portfolio, program, and project management, and now business analysis.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    He is an expert at business analysis, strategic planning, leading transformational change, and helping organizations align their portfolios to their mission, vision, goals, and objectives.

Books

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Articles

ERP Focus

Five requirements management considerations for ERP implementation


Published: Mar 16, 2018 by ERP Focus
Authors: Brian Williamson
Subjects: Information Technology

ERP projects are strategic investments in an organizations future; designed to improve business process and drive efficiencies, they should not be viewed as IT projects, although IT has a key project role. A focus on requirements management can help organizations overcome the doldrums of missed expectations and poor execution. A holistic focus on all requirements, will result in higher levels of user adoption, and an increased ROI, resulting in tangible benefits.