Beth Ouellette

Beth J. Oulette, PMI-PBA, PMP, PgMP, PMI Fellow

PMI Fellow, 2018

Beth Ouellette, PMP, PgMP, PBA, MBA, CDA, DALSM, CDAI, CDAC, PMI Fellow, and CEO of The Ouellette Group, works with teams across the globe implementing value-added Portfolio, Program and Project Management best practices.  With her unique blend of business management and technology skills, she has been exceptionally successful in assisting executive teams with organizational strategy, alignment of programs to that strategy, and outlining processes to best implement those strategies. Whether the methodology is traditional, agile or even a hybrid, the best practices which fit the organizational needs will be discovered, outlined, and implemented with Beth’s guidance and a Disciplined Agile Way of Working.  Many custom-tailored training programs have been delivered across the globe as a result; some include Negotiating through Change, Strengthening Team Communications, Establishing a PMO for Strategic Success, Data Management, and Certification Prep Training. She partners to deliver DMM Assessments, Data Management Strategies, providing a “reality check” of the organization’s current state and then creates a strategic and tactic plan to bridge to the exec strategy and guide the organization to its desired state. 

She has experience in partnering with senior executives across the globe, she has hands-on experience in the following industries: US Government Agencies, finance, banking, insurance, retail, utility, telecom, manufacturing, small business, academia, and the entertainment/luxury industry.  Her prior experience includes:  setting up and managing the Cross-Business, Corporate-wide Program Office to reengineer the securities trade life cycle at Prudential Financial, where she reported to the COO and EVP for the initiative., and setting up and running IT PMO reporting to the Company’s CIO, which coordinated over 400 programs and projects, and accounted for $2.4 billion dollars of IT work. The Ouellette Group created the Master’s Certificate Program in PM for CUNY SPS and Graduate Center and has been an adjunct professor since the NY State DoE approved the curriculum. 

Her presentations and writings are global and varied.  She presented at PMI’s Leadership Institute Meeting for the past several years, the PMI National Congress 2014, 2016, many PMI Chapter Events, including Professional Development Days 2011, 2013, 2015,2016, 2017 multiple Project Zone conferences 2009 - 2013, Project Management Forum, PMINJ Seminar@Sea, Delivering Project Excellence, CIO Forum, Enterprise Application Strategy Conference, IT World Congress, Women in Technology, and Women in Computing.  She has been published in Brazil, Canada, India and USA.  

As a PMI member since 2000, and an active volunteer since 2006 Beth continues to contribute to the PM Community globally.  She received the prestigious PMI Fellow in October 2018.  She also received the “Component Leadership” of the Year Award in 2010 for work with the PMINYC chapter and the “Distinguished Contributor Award of the Year” in 2009 for the Content Integration Analyst work on the PMI Standards Teams. Currently she serves on the Chapter Member Advisory Group 2016-2019 making contributions to the betterment of chapters globally; She recently Co-Chaired the Committee to build a collaborative bridge between the Educational Foundation and PMI Chapters globally. Other roles include: Requirements Management Steering Committee Member 2012-2014, Requirements Management CoP Knowledge Management Lead 2012-2015, Channel Management team member 2010-2011, PMINYC board of directors from 2008-2010 (President 2009), Co-Author and Core team-Program and Portfolio Management Standards from 2003-2006, Content Integration Analyst-December 2008 release of PMBOK, Portfolio, Program and OPM3 Standards.  

Beth holds a Finance MBA from NYU’s Stern School, a BA in Education from Eastern Michigan University, and an AA in Computer Programming from Greenville Technical College.  She is an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate Program and School of Professional Studies where she provided the content and partnered in the initiative to create a Project Management Certificate Program. She lead the creation of this multi-course program which was approved by the NY State DoE in 2008, and is an ongoing program for the CUNY SPS and Graduate Center Programs since then. She has served on the DAMA NYC Board of Directors in varying capacities since 1999.