Russell Archibald, PhD

Global Advisor – Project Management Profession


Founding Member, Fellow, PMI
Fellow (Hon), APM
Chairman Emeritus, Archibald Associates llc

San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

Russell Archibald, PhD (Hon), MSc, PMP, PMI Fellow, is a globally recognized author, consultant and lecturer on project management.  With a career spanning more than 65 years, Russ has broad international experience in engineering, operations, program and project management. He has experienced three project management related careers: Management Consultant, Corporate Executive, and Military/Aerospace. Since 1982 he has consulted to a wide variety of large and small organizations in many industries worldwide. Russ is a Fellow and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) (member No. 6, one of the five original trustees), an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Project Management (APM) in the UK, and is listed in Who’s Who in the World (1985).  He is the author of the best selling book, Managing High Technology Programs and Projects (3rd edition 2003) (published in five languages), co-author of Network Based Management Information Systems (PERT/CPM) (1967), and author of 12 chapters in 9 books edited by others.  Russ has presented 70 papers over the years at PMI, International Project Management Association (IPMA), and other conferences in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, and is widely published in periodicals on professional project management. He holds Bachelor of Science (University of Missouri 1948) and Master of Science (University of Texas, Austin 1956) degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  As a pioneer in the field, Russ received an honorary Ph.D. in strategy, program, and project management from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille (ESC-Lille), France in 2005, and he received the Jim O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award from the PMI College of Scheduling in 2006. His personal website can be found at www.russarchibald.com, and he can be contacted at [email protected].