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J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP
Vice President, Yankee Clipper Group
Academic Dean, University of Management & Technology


Dr. J. Davidson Frame is the Academic Dean for the University of Management and Technology (UMT) and Vice President of Yankee Clipper Group. Prior to joining UMT David was Professor of Management Science and the Chairman of the Management Science Department at The George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management (SBPM).

At UMT, he teaches graduate courses in project management and the management of technology as well as consults with Yankee Clipper clients. His current work focuses on the management of complex systems, particularly in the areas of configuration management, life-cycle costing, cost/schedule control, requirements specification, and the role of project offices in program and project management. Since 1983, Dr. Frame has conducted seminars on project management to more than 20,000 participants in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Frame's experience includes evaluation and implementation of comprehensive project management solutions with federal, state, county and international governments as well as multinational companies such as Lucent, ABB, SITA, Bell Atlantic, Sprint, and Nokia.

From 1981 to 1986, Dr. Frame was Director of George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management's Program on Science, Technology, and Innovation. Before joining the business school faculty in 1979, he was Vice President of Computer Horizons, Inc., where he established a Washington, DC, office and directed numerous studies on the management of government technical projects.

He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He served as the Director of Certification for PMI from 1990-1996 where he directed the revision of the PMP certification examination. He is currently Director of the Education Committee for PMI. He has authored more than thirty scholarly articles, twenty technical reports, and six books, including The New Project Management (1994), Managing Projects in Organizations (1995), The Project Office (1998), and Project Management Competence (1999).

 

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