Vijay Kumar Verma, PMP, MBA, P.Eng
PMI Fellow, 2009
Vijay Kumar Verma is a researcher emeritus at TRIUMF (TRI University Meson Facility), Canada's National Research Laboratory located at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He retired from TRIUMF after leading the Project Management Services group for over 35 years, where he provided project management services for projects varying in size, complexity and diversity. A 35-year project management veteran, Mr. Verma is also an internationally renowned speaker, trainer, mentor and author. Mr. Verma has delivered numerous keynote presentations at various conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, China and India, and a webinar for Boeing’s project management community. His presentations have been attended by over 4,000 professionals working in the area of project management and have helped enhance their skills and confidence in many aspects of the profession, including leadership, communication, motivating stakeholders, managing politics and creating high-performance teams in cross-cultural, multi-generational and virtual environments. Mr. Verma’s published works include a three-volume series on the human aspects of project management, which was published by PMI and includes Organizing Projects for Success, Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager, and Managing the Project Team. Mr. Verma received the 1999 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award for his third book, Managing the Project Team, and the 1999 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for his sustained and significant contributions to the project management profession. He also received an Honorary Fellow Award from PMI Southern Alberta Chapter in 2013. In addition to his literary and presentation contributions, Mr. Verma has facilitated several workshops on project management in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa and Asia. One of his most popular workshops is on “Power, Influence and Politics in Project Management.” He has served as president of the PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter (1988-1989). He is a registered professional engineer and holds Masters Degrees in electrical engineering and business administration. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with his wife, three children and five grandchildren.