Project Ecology Online was founded in 2018 with the purpose of making a rich archive of project management, change management and facilitation resources that have been developed by experts in the field for over 20 years available to project and program managers who wish to take a more holistic view of project success and deliver projects with a high value to their customers.
Research conducted by graduate students of the Management of IT program at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce over a period of 7 years and involving a total of 74 organizations has shown that project success comprises not only the classical process criteria of whether the project was completed on time, within budget and with its planned scope delivered. It also needs to take into account important outcome criteria, such as the use of the project deliverables by the appropriate stakeholders, growth and learning of the organization as a direct result of the project and demonstrable value to the organization in the shape of improved efficiency or effectiveness.
Our instructional videos and templates give you step-by-step tools and instructions to start your project, understand sponsor and stakeholder requirements and expectations, negotiate consensus, scope, plan and deliver your work and ready the organization to adopt project results.
Our “Chief Ecologist”
Eleonore Pieper has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner, trainer and facilitator in the areas of project management, organizational change management and facilitation.
During this time she has partnered with Fortune 500, healthcare, finance, telecommunication, manufacturing and transportation companies and with IT corporations and government agencies both in the US and in Europe to help them achieve organizational transformation.
Some of her US-based clients include Parkland Hospital, the TCU Neeley School of Business, Capstar Property Management, Hudson Advisors, Lockheed Martin and DART. She established a Program Management Office for Keste LLC in Plano and Andrews Distributing in Dallas and led three large IT change initiatives at Celanese and Ericsson affecting multiple departments and hundreds of employees. She also organized and facilitated a series of workshops for the Department of Defense, allowing them to perform a detailed post-mortem on a crucial security project, and collaborated with the SMU Cox School of Business to deliver customized project management training and change management training as part of the school’s executive education program.
Dr. Pieper holds a Ph.D. from the University of Muenster, Germany and is an International Association of Facilitators Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
She regularly volunteers as an instructor to teach project management and organizational change management courses at the SMU Cox School of Business. She is also currently serving as Chair for the Board of Directors for the Professional Leadership Program for the University of North Texas in Denton, which she has also supported as a mentor for the last 10 years.