Ralf Müller, DBA, MBA, PMP
PMI Fellow, 2016
Dr. Ralf Müller has contributed to the advancement of project management both as a practitioner and as an academic. He spent the first 25 years of his career in the industry, consulting with large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries for their project management, governance, and PMOs. He also held related line management positions, such as the Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation’s Teradata Business Unit. During that time, he was a co-founder of the first European PMI chapter, the Frankfurt Chapter in Germany, and among the first PMP certified professionals in Europe. Later he moved into academia where he published a substantial, research-based, body of knowledge on project governance and leadership. His work is available in approximately 200 academic publications, including 12 books. Currently he is Professor of Project Management at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo. Among the awards he received are the 2015 PMI Research Achievement Award (a life-time achievement award), the 2012 IPMA Research Award which he received together with Profs. Monique Aubry and Brian Hobbs (University of Quebec á Montreal) for their studies on PMOs, and the 2009 Project Management Journal Best Paper of the Year Award.