Russell D. Archibald, PMP
PMI Fellow, 1989
Russell D. Archibald, now 91 with careers spanning more than 70 years, has broad international experience in engineering, operations, program and project management. PMI member No. 6, Russ was a participant in the earliest discussions regarding the need for an organization of project management practitioners to share information and issues of concern that led to the formation of the Project Management Institute/PMI. Russ presented the first paper, Planning, Scheduling and Controlling the Efforts of Knowledge Workers, at the formation meeting of PMI in 1969 and was a PMI VP and Program Chair for the first PMI Seminar-Symposium in St. Luis in 1970, President of the PMI Southern California Chapter in 1991-2, founding member of the PMI Mexico City Chapter in 1996, and in 2006 was awarded the PMI Jim O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award. A PMI Fellow and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP No. 277), he co-authored with Jean-Pierre Debourse the 2011 PMI research report Project Managers as Senior Executives. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Project Management (APM/IPMA-UK). Russ has experienced three project management related careers: Military/Aerospace (19 years), Corporate Engineer & Executive (17 years), and Management Consultant (34 years to date). Since 1970 Russ has consulted to a wide variety of large and small organizations in 16 countries and has resided in six countries with Marion, his wife of 69 years. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.He is co-author with Shane Archibald of Leading and Managing Innovation-What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program & Portfolio Management (2013 - also published in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), author of Managing High Technology Programs and Projects (3rd ed. Wiley 2003, also published in Italian, Russian, and Chinese), co-author of Network Based Management Information Systems (PERT/CPM) (Wiley 1967). He has contributed chapters to 15 books edited by others, and presented 88 papers at many PMI, IPMA and other conferences. He holds BS (U. of Missouri) and MS (U. of Texas) degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Russ received an honorary Ph.D. in Strategy, Program, and Project Management from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille in Lille, France in 2005. Selected Career Highlight: US Air Force Officer – Senior Pilot (Captain), R&D Project Officer (1943-46, 1951-58). Owner’s Inspector for construction project of 80K bbl/day vacuum distillation unit, Esso Amuay Bay Refinery, Venezuela (1948-51). Project Engineer, temperature/pressure control systems on all USAF bombers (1956-57). Member of USAF Source Selection Team for the XB-70 Mach 3 bomber (1957). Project and Design Engineer and POLARIS Project Controls Manager – Aerojet General and Hughes Aircraft (1958-1968). Assisted in developing the first main-frame computer PERT system, 1959. Adjunct Professor/Lecturer on PM at U. of Calif. Los Angles/UCLA, MIT, Cranfield Inst. Of Technology/CIT (UK) (1962-90). Associate – Booz, Allen & Hamilton (1970-71) – developed and presented the first nation-wide series of seminars/workshops on project management in the USA. Assistant Director, Office of the President – ITT Corporation (1971-74), including Project Director for a nationwide telecommunications project in Mexico. Vice President, Bendix International – Bendix Corporation. Directed a project to close a brake manufacturing plant in Germany and relocate production facilities to France. Established a licensed hydraulic and air brake manufacturing plant in India. (1974-1982). Expert witness for USA state and federal rate-setting agencies for several nuclear power plant and the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline design/construction projects (1982-1986). Senior Program Management Advisor for the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Program for NNSA, USA Dept. of Energy (2007 – 2013).