Director, Project Management Group
Wes Balakian is Strategy Management Group’s Director, Project Management Group with over 30 years’ experience in the business management field as a project management consultant, trainer, author and technologist. An internationally known speaker, facilitator, and trainer with over 200 presentations, Webcasts, and workshops to his credit, Wes is the original developer and author of the “Ultimate Project Management training program” covering twenty different courses in portfolio, program and project management including exam certification. He also authored Harnessing the Power of Project Management, and five other published books on project management. He’s developed public workshop training curriculum which now spans close to 100 classes. He has authored and facilitated numerous planning off-sites, workshops, and training courses on strategic alignment, strategic planning, performance measurement and management, and information technology. Wes has trained several thousand people from more than twenty countries in how to build, implement, and sustain project management teams and PMO’s that are scalable and repeatable business delivery systems.
Wes is a Project Management Professional® (PMP®), and is an active member of the Project Management Institute Global Operations Center leadership team for the past seventeen years. He has served on the Board of Directors, strategic committees, and held positions of VP of Education and elected Chair in various roles at the institute. Currently Wes is an Advisory board member of the Registered Education Program representing North America. Wes was also newly appointed on a strategic planning committee as an advisor, coach and contributor with the Association for Strategic Planning. He is a member of the Association of Talent Development, The Project Management Institute, and The Association for Strategic Planning. In 2010, True Solutions Inc was named one of the top ten Diversity companies to work for in Texas.