PhD Education, Northern Illinois University, 2015
MBA Project Management Keller Graduate School of Management, 2001
BS Engineering Technology, Purdue University, 1993
Dr. Derrick Walters has a diverse background and resume that includes 30 years of maintenance, engineering, business, management, project management, university teaching, corporate training, and consulting experience. He has held several middle leadership / management positions in engineering, maintenance, and business with progressive responsibilities that have allowed him to enhance and sharpen his project and business acumen. He has been the lead project manager for projects that range from $100K to $200M, and his project teams typically consist of 10-15 cross-functional professionals with advanced degrees in engineering: Civil, Structural, mechanical, and electrical. Also included were maintenance, management, computer networking, database administrators, developers, process engineers, stress analyst, architects, designers, and a team of administrative personnel.
Dr. Walters currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and owns a consulting company, Walters Consulting, LLC. He is a PMI ATP, and PMP who has been teaching PMP Prep courses for the past 15+ years, while also teaching at colleges and universities (online and on-ground) for the past 20+ years. In addition, he advocates the use of computer simulations (CapSim, StratSim, and Sim4Projects) to illuminate and reinforce topics like strategic management, international management and project management. His interests include NBA basketball, NFL football, ML Baseball, Boxing, the UFC, Gospel music, and reading.
Walters, D. (2018) Project Management: Novice-To-Expert! 1st ed., Xlibris: Indiana