PMV helps nonprofit organizations achieve a wide range of projects and goals by facilitating the volunteer activities of professional Project Managers, and by educating nonprofits in the theory and practice of project management.
Nonprofits rely on PMV to connect them with Project Managers interested in volunteering to help improve their chances of project success. We work with nonprofits to define the specific requirements of each project, and then post them as Opportunities that Project Managers can volunteer for depending on their interests. The nonprofits are responsible for interviewing and selecting final candidates, as well as the terms of engagement. PMV offers ongoing support to both the nonprofit and the volunteer Project Manager throughout the project, and also facilitates a “Lessons Learned” session for all stakeholders at the closeout phase of the assignment.
After a 12-year IT management career in the natural gas sector , learning how not to run projects, Peter moved on to project management consulting and after 15 years, now considers himself a true “generalist” project manager. Experienced in managing projects of all stripes, in a variety of sectors including Resources, Research, Academics, Municipal government, Provincial government, Crown corps and Not-for-profits, he is most proud of project rescues where he has guided organizations through project turnarounds to recover from near disasters. It is this experience he will bring to the NFP clients to ensure projects are structured properly to enable successful outcomes. Peter holds his MBA from Simon Fraser University, PMP certification, is an experienced and certified professional coach. A life-long learner, Peter is currently working on his Change Management Professional certification with the Association of Change Management Professionals. A sports enthusiast, Peter has recently picked up his squash racquet again, enjoying the competition and physical workout that provides.
Sandro comes with four decades of experience as Engineer and Project Manager for the Oil and Gas industry. He has been responsible for a variety of projects in Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Italy, leading multicultural teams, accumulating successes and … failures. This has given him extensive experience in the scoping, organization, planning and control of projects, as well as in the functioning of successful teams and the need to always practice respect and promote cooperation.
After a long career in a worldwide technical company, Murray has been a volunteer member of pm-volunteers.org since 2012. During this time, he has helped 28 non-profit organizations in the scoping of their projects.
In addition to delivering several workshops, Murray also managed the workshop program during 2014, expanding it to several cities in British Columbia.
Christopher Phillips is a Professional Engineer and experienced Project and Program Manager. He has his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He has more than a decade of experience in the Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, and Oil and Gas industries.
Chris’s areas of expertise include: team management and leadership; project, program and portfolio management; merger and acquisition advisory; post-merger integration; business operating model development, conceptual infrastructure and application design, requirements gathering and business analysis; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); process, governance, and organizational design; and systems implementation. He has gained international experience through job placements throughout the United States and the Middle East.
Dale completed his undergraduate business degree at Cornell University and has worked with various businesses in Bermuda, New York, Toronto and Winnipeg. In Winnipeg he taught Business Management for almost eight years at Red River College until he realized he also needed more education on teaching and instructional design in order to become more effective at what he did. Dale completed his Master of Education at the University of Calgary. After moving to Vancouver, Dale worked for an electrical utility as an instructional designer and then as a learning and development project manager responsible for developing and managing Leadership Programs and Professional Development courses. Dale also brings experience working for municipal government after recently assisting with the launch of the Project Management Office and supporting project management training and education programs at the City of Vancouver.
Haydn has twenty years of experience implementing change and over ten years leading change as either a project manager, program manager or in the project management office (PMO). He has experience in a number of business sectors including Investment Banking, Government, Telecommunications, Mining, Media and Aviation both domestic and international. His focus has been system implementation projects but has also lead international multi-disciplinary implementation projects. Haydn holds a PRINCE2 certification and is a member of the Project Management Institute as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology from the University of Bristol.
Pietro has over fifteen years experience in project and operation management, acquired in the aerospace industry. He has successfully managed projects in Canada and Germany, from the development of large proposals, to the procurement of a complete satellite based Earth imaging system. After graduating as an electrical engineer he worked for 10 years in a technical capacity. His time is now divided between consulting professionally and coaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs and NFP groups. He enjoys learning about new domains and community based activities, while making a contribution with his extensive planning, organization and project execution experience.
Shawn has been Executive Director of PMV since February 2014 succeeding the organization’s founder Bob Prenovost. Over the course of an eclectic career he practiced law; taught as an adjunct professor at UBC law school and Kwantlen Polytechnic University business school; served in Special Advisor and Chief of Staff positions with two federal cabinet ministers; was Project Officer at the Asia Pacific Initiative; and held multiple management positions at BC Hydro. Volunteerism has been a part of his lifestyle for many years. Shawn is an avid cyclist and welcomes ride companions.