“2014 Points of View”
Diverse voices, common themes,” the year in review podcast shares the story of a profession on the cusp of change, as we heard opinions on what it takes to be a good PM, the role of critical thinking, quality, agile approaches and the role of project management in bringing change to our workplaces and our community at large.
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A seasoned consultant and management professional, Kendall has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2002. His volunteer service in promoting the project management profession has included his work on the international Program Management Standards Committee for PMI and in serving as a volunteer PMP Certification instructor. His volunteer service with PMIWDC has extended over 10 years, and now as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chair of the chapter, he is starting his 7th year as a member of the board. Previous positions he has filled on our board include Vice Chair, Director At Large, Vice President of Marketing, and Assistant Vice President of Communications. He also served as the chapter’s education outreach volunteer and started his volunteer career on the registration desk at our monthly dinners. With a strong admiration for the value of project management as a management science and method of bringing the reality of constraints to public problems, Kendall enjoys employing the basics of project management to way too many areas of his life…including scoping, scheduling and performing risk analysis (much to the family’s chagrin) on family vacations. And, he also uses the PM basics in his consulting practice often.
Beyond volunteering at the chapter, his experience with public service extends through his consulting experience, to his civil service experience at the US Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture. He started his service focus with the US Peace Corps in the Federated States of Micronesia. Kendall’s career has focused on modernization and transformation, particularly in the area of information technology (IT), bringing Project Management, Program Management, and Organizational Change Management practices to bear on government problems. While overseas, he managed multi-cultural international teams in India, Malaysia, and Jordan. These projects focused on education, government operations, and citizen-facing services. For the U.S. Government, Kendall has worked with senior executives and managers to enhance organizational effectiveness within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Energy, and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Kendall holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.