Tom Kendrick (MBA, MSEE, PMP) recently retired as Program Director for the Project Management curriculum at UC Berkeley Extension, where he continues to teach. He is the author of five PM books: How to Manage Complex Programs (AMACOM, 2016), Results Without Authority, Second Edition (AMACOM, 2012), 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them (AMACOM, 2010), The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right, Third Edition (AMACOM, 2013) and Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project, Third Edition (AMACOM, 2015). Tom frequently presents at conferences and universities on program management, risk management, and related topics.
Tom spent 20 years with Hewlett-Packard, most of it in the Project Management Initiative where he provided leadership for continuous improvement of project management throughout HP. He has more than 40 years of project management experience, managing a wide range of engineering, information technology and networking projects. In addition, he has also directed projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia for Visa Inc., General Electric, DuPont, and ADP Network Services.
Tom has a BSEE from Princeton University, an MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active volunteer for the Silicon Valley chapter of the Project Management Institute and the Project Management RiskSIG. He is a certified Project Management Professional.