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Russell D Archibald

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico / USA
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Now 93, with careers spanning more than 70 years, Russ Archibald has had broad international experiences in piloting and designing aircraft, corporate engineering, operations, and program and project management. His three project management related careers have been Military/Aerospace (19 years), Corporate Engineer & Executive (17 years), and Management Consultant (34 years to date).  Russ has consulted to a wide variety of large and small organizations in 16 countries, has trained thousands of people in project management, and has resided in the USA, France, Mexico, Venezuela, Panama Canal Zone, and Peru with Marion, his wife of 70 years. For the past 23 years they have resided in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Russ is founding member number 6 of the Project Management Institute/PMI. After presenting this first PMI paper in 1969 he was President of the PMI Southern California Chapter in 1991-2, founding member of the PMI Mexico City Chapter in 1996, and in 2006 was awarded the PMI Jim O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award. A PMI Fellow and Certified Project Management Professional, he co-authored with Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Debourse the 2011 PMI research report Project Managers as Senior Executives. He was also a founding member in 1970 and is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Project Management (APM/IPMA-UK).

Russ is co-author with his grandson Shane Archibald of Leading and Managing Innovation-What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management (2nd edition CRC Press 2015, 1st edition 2013 also published in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish); author of Managing High Technology Programs and Projects (3rd edition Wiley 2003, also published in Italian, Russian, and Chinese), has contributed chapters to 15 books edited by others, and presented 88 papers at many PMI, IPMA and other conferences in many countries. He holds BS (U. of Missouri 1948) and MS (U. of Texas 1956) degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Russ was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in Strategy, Program, and Project Management from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille in Lille, France in 2005. Russ is also a global advisor for PM World and the PM World Journal.

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Professional Project Management Publications, Presentations and Expert Witness Testimony: 1962-2017


Leading & Managing Innovation – What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management (co-authored with Shane C. Archibald), 2013, 146 pages; West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity Publishing. Italian and Portuguese 2014

Gerenciamiento de Projetos para Executivos – Inclui Portfólios e Programas (co-authored with Darci Prado), Nova Lima, MG, Brasil: INDG Publishers, Portuguese, 142 pages - 2007

Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Wiley, NY, 3rd Edition, 2003, 396 pages. Russian 2003, Italian 2004, Chinese 2005. 2nd Edition, 1992, 384 pages. Russian, 2001, Italian 1994. First edition 1976, Japanese, 1981, Italian, 1985

Network Based Management Systems (PERT/CPM), (co-authored with Richard L. Villoria), Wiley, NY, 1967, 508 pages. Hungarian, 1971.  

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