Michael Greer

Project management author & trainer
Male |Los Angeles, United States

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About Michael Greer

For more than two decades, I’ve been helping new project managers become more effective. Through my books, articles, workshops, and public speaking appearances, I’ve tried to demystify the field of project management (PM) and make it accessible to new and part-time project managers. My step-by-step PM books have been adopted by many universities and businesses. In recent years I’ve focused on providing customized, on-site workshops and consulting support for people who need to improve their PM skills and processes.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Face to Face Teaching

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Project Management (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Project Management, Managing Teams
Management (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Project Management, Managing Teams
Project Management (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Private Coaching, PM
Teaching Experience

Project Management Consultant, Author, & Trainer

Michael Greer's PM Resources, United States

Jun 1983 - Present

Project Management

I've taught many, many basic PM classes to help PM newcomers become more effective quickly. I emphasize practical, hands-on methods and easy-to-use tools.

Note: I had to choose a "state" above, so I chose my home state of California. However, I have taught all over the U.S., as well as in United Kingdom, Canada, and Chile.

Here's a link to the description of my current target audience:

Much earlier in my career, I taught Instructional Design related classes at the college/university level and high school English.

Professional Experience
Biography & Client List
Please see links below for details,, California, United States
Jun 1983 - Present


List of Clients Served:

What I teach:


Graduate school work

University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

Sep 1979 - Sep 1982

Attended while working full-time as a consultant for Tratec/McGraw-Hill, developing custom training materials for Fortune 100 corporations .Decided to stop working toward my PhD and quit consulting company to become full-time, independent training development consultant. Soon began publishing articles related to managing training development efforts. (See publications.)

Graduate school work

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, United States

Jan 1976 - Jun 1977

Part-time work toward my PhD ended when I was recruited from my full-time job in San Antonio as Director of Learning Resources Center (St. Mary's University) to work in a training & development consulting company in Los Angeles, CA (Tratec/McGraw-Hill)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States

Jan 1973 - May 1975

Redesigned & taught several courses in the teacher education/preparation program as a graduate school teaching assistant

Bachelors, English

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States

Jan 1970 - May 1973

Graduated "Cum Laude," in under 4 years

Professional Exams & Certifications

Secondary Education, English

Pennsylvania, United States

Year Of Passing: 1973

Associations & Membership
ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement)
California, United States
Aug 1984 - Aug 2000

•1997: ISPI Service Award for contributions to the field of Human Performance Technology
•1996: ISPI Certificate of Leadership for creating the first-ever conference track devoted exclusively to Project Management (PM)
•1992: ID Tool of the Year Award for the text ID Project Management, Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Division of Instructional Development
•1990: Outstanding Article Series, Project Management: The Series, Performance & Instruction; National Society for Performance and Instruction, 1990 [10-article series]

Publications and Research
Several Books; Many Articles, Blog Posts, Podcasts, and Videos
Please see my web page "Greer's Publications" for details

Please see the "Greer's Publications" web page for a comprehensive list: http://michaelgreer.biz/?page_id=39

by ashley posted on 03 December, 2010

Michael is a project management genius. He puts everything in stupidly simple terms. Just awesome! Worth the extended time!

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