Russell Harley

Russell Harley is a veteran project manager and PMO director, passionate about helping organizations embrace world-class project management practices and "climb out of the quicksand" in terms of gaining control over complex, ever-changing project portfolios. 

The best practices he advocates stem from key learnings acquired from his M.S Degree in Project Management, combined with over 20 years of hands on project management experience in the high technology, telecommunications and clean-energy sectors. For more information or to schedule a free consultation email or go to .

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