Thomas Walenta appointed Global Advisor for PM World in Germany



PMI Fellow and former member of PMI Board of Directors added to global advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

17 October 2014 – Dallas, TX, USA and Frankfurt, Germany – PM World has announced that Thomas Walenta has agreed to serve as a global advisor for the organization. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), a PMI Fellow, and a long-time professional leader in Germany. Thomas joins an illustrious group of former executives and fellows of the world’s leading project management professional bodies who have agreed to act as advisors for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. See all PM World Global Advisors here.

141017-pmwj28-walenta-PHOTOThomas Walenta, PMP, PMI Fellow, was working as Project and Program Manager for IBM from 1983-2014. Most recently he was responsible for a program encompassing all business of IBM with a global client in the EMEA region, with teams in India, Japan and across Europe. He led the PMI Frankfurt Chapter from 1998 to 2005, increasing membership from 111 to 750 and annual budget to 100K Euro.

Thomas had a variety of volunteer positions for PMI, among them being final juror of the PMI Project of the Year award, member of the PMI Board nomination committee, auditor for PMI‘s Registered Education Provider Program, writer/reviewer of PMP Exam questions and a significant contributor to PMI‘s first standards for Program Management and Portfolio Management.

In 2005, he was elected by PMI membership to serve a 3 year term on the PMI Board from 2006 to 2008. Being a speaker on global project management events in Tokyo, Moscow, São Paulo and across Europe, Thomas extended his professional network significantly and is regarded as an experienced and skillful advisor and mentor. Thomas is serving as a member of PMI’s Ethics Review Committee since 2011. He is based near Frankfurt, Germany.

According to PM World President and Managing Editor David Pells, “I am happy to welcome Thomas Walenta to our global advisory team. I have known Thomas for more than 15 years, have followed his PMI career from a distance and highly respect his contributions to the PM profession over the years. We are honored that he has agreed to join our team.”

Thomas Walenta stated, “The PM World Journal and Library are uniquely positioned as neutral global initiatives, supporting project management knowledge sharing among members of PMI, IPMA and other professional bodies. They play an important and powerful role in the global project management community. It is my pleasure to join the PM World advisory team and support that mission. I look forward to working with David and the other well-respected members of his team.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global online publication produced by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world. PM World also produces the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.