According to PMForum Managing Editor David Pells, “Bob Youker is one of the world’s true experts on global project management. As the former focal point for project management training at the World Bank, he has experience in many countries and has traveled the globe several times over. I have known him for twenty years now and have grown to highly respect his knowledge and advice on many topics. It is really an honor to have him join our advisory team.”
Robert (Bob) Youker is an independent trainer and consultant in Project Management with more than forty years of experience in the field. He is retired from the World Bank where he developed and presented six-week project management training courses for the managers of major projects in many different countries. He served as the technical author for the bank on the Instructors Resource Kit on CD ROM for a five week training course on Managing the Implementation of Development Projects.
Bob has written and presented papers at many Project Management Institute (PMI®) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) conferences over the years, many of which have been reprinted in PMI® publications and in the International Journal of Project Management (UK).
Mr. Youker is a graduate of Colgate University and the Harvard Business School, and studied for a doctorate in behavioral science at George Washington University. His project management experience includes new product development at Xerox Corporation and project management consulting for many companies as President of Planalog Management Systems from 1968 to 1975.
He has taught in Project Management Courses for AMA, AMR, AED, ILI, ILO, UCLA, University of Wisconsin, George Washington University, the Asian Development Bank and many other organizations. He developed and presented the first Project Management courses in Pakistan, Turkey, China and Africa for the World Bank. A few years ago Mr. Youker conducted Project Management training in Amman, Jordan financed by the European Union for 75 high level civil servants from Iraq who implemented the first four World Bank projects in Iraq.
One of the most globally experienced and knowledgeable experts in the project management field, Bob Youker is a former Director of PMI, IPMA and asapm, the USA member organization of IPMA. Most recently he has been consulting for the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation on project management training in Africa.
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