Project Management Institute

In Memoriam

Paul C. Dinsmore

Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, PMI Fellow

We are sad to share the passing of one of our PMI Fellows, Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP

Paul C. Dinsmore was a PMI Fellow, mentor, and founder of two PMI chapters in Brazil. He was a member of PMI's community since 1977 and was a notable contributor to both project management theory and practice. His direct contributions to PMI include a variety of articles in PM Network® and in PMI Seminars & Symposia papers. Paul was also author or co-author of 20 books, some of which have been published in Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

In 2007, Paul received PMI's David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award as a co-author of the AMA Handbook of Project Management. In 1986, he received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award, and in 1994 he was named a PMI Fellow.

Paul was founder of two PMI Chapters in Brazil in the late 1990s (São Paulo in 1998 and Rio de Janeiro in 1999). He also served on the board of the PMI Educational Foundation and was a member of the Standards Committee. He acted as chairman of the board of DinsmoreCompass, a consulting and training company based in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Paul saw parallels in life and project management and said, "Life can be seen as a project, because it is finite, unique, and can be compounded by phases." He made a powerful impact on the project management profession and community, and he will surely be missed.