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Honorary Industry Advisors

The individuals included among PM World’s Honorary Industry Advisors have achieved distinguished careers leading to executive positions in specific industries and organizations.  They have also achieved significant qualifications and honors from project management professional organizations; in some cases, they are globally recognized experts in both their respective industries as well as in project management. Most have advanced degrees in construction, engineering, project, program or technology management. These individuals have agreed to support the mission of the PM World Journal and Library, to advance knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to project and program management.  PM World is, in turn, honored to have their support. To learn more about these distinguished leaders, click on her or his name below.


Darci Prado, PhD
Executive Consultant, FALCONI
Author, Educator, Researcher
Creator of the Prado-PMMM maturity model and Prado-MEPCP methodology
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Industries: Consulting, many public and private organizations in multiple countries; organizational project management maturity expert; executive advisor on innovation, strategy, project management, PM maturity


Dr. Michael O'Connor
Current Executive, Enterprise PM Leader
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Society for Quality
Member, PMI Global Executive Council
Minnesota, USA

Industries: Medical Devices, Bioengineering, Product Development, Manufacturing, Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management PMOs


Bob Prieto
Former CEO, Executive positions (Fluor, Parsons Brinkerhott, others), Major projects consultant, Member of multiple corp boards
Fellow, Construction Management Association of America
Member, National Academy of Construction
Jupiter, Florida, USA

Industries: Strategy, Program Management, Mega & Giga Projects, Engineering, Nuclear Power & Waste, Renewable & Conventional Power, Infrastructure, Mining, Construction, Artificial Intelligence, Risk Management


Thomas Walenta
Advisor, Author, Speaker, Former PM Executive (IBM Europe)
Fellow, Former Director, Project Management Institute (PMI)
Frankfurt Area, Germany

Industries: government, insurance, banking, electronics, industry products, retail, automotive, others ;  systems implementation (including SAP rollout), system integration, software, outsourcing, strategy; all aspects of project, program, portfolio management