Russell McDowell

Kanata, ON -
Russell McDowell Kanata, Ontario – Russ McDowell, M. Eng., P. Eng., PMP, PRINCE2, MoP, MSP is a managing partner with Russona Consulting providing both training and senior level consulting in Project/Programme/Portfolio Management as well as Benefits Management. In the Management Consulting business for over 29 years, Russ has provided key Technical and Management expertise in multi-million-dollar initiatives across North America and overseas. Most recently, much of his work has focused on the development and implementation of PMO approaches to project management within organizations. This results in the organizations improving their own capabilities to deliver their projects, rather than relying on outside help for future initiatives. A speaker at conferences in North America, Europe and in the Middle East, Mr. McDowell has also presented for PMI and APMG to world-wide webinar audiences on topics in the PM field. Since 2014 he has helped establish and provide instruction for the AXELOS/APMG certification courses with the Corporate Training Group at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He has volunteered with the Project Management Institute on the development of PMI’s OPM3 maturity model, the initial versions of both the Portfolio and Program Management standards. He has served on the executive of PMI’s international community of practice in organizational project management (CoP-OPM) as well as senior roles in the IEEE Canada and the local chapter of the ACM – SIGCHI.


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