The Different Drummer
Enabling Great People To Do Great Things
Motivational Keynote Speeches
Action Learning events
Intact teams apply Extreme Project Management® brand project management in real-time to their new or existing project. Produces immediate and sustainable results.
Experiential Workshops are also available in traditional classroom training format.
What They're Saying:
set us free!"
“ Thanks for such a fabulous and inspiring presentation.”
" Doug and his drums have a powerful and unique
message about life and work that sets him apart."
" Doug delivers an inspiring message to managers that
is uniquely practical and motivational at the same time."
" Doug's presentation style made the information he presented
easy to apply to our daily work practices."
“ Insightful. Funny. Thought-provoking.”
" Year after year, Doug demonstrates his unique ability
to attract, inspire, educate and captivate an audience."
" Doug has a keen understanding of the key ingredient
that drives all projects - people...and more importantly, he has mastered
art of convincing you
that you can be great at it."
" Doug's dynamic keynote and drums created a real buzz
Doug’s concepts on Extreme Project Management® were the most valuable
insight into project management I have experienced.”
" Doug has a rare and refreshing approach that is uniquely
suited for today's crazy
world of continuous-change, high-velocity projects."
" His style and presentation make his knowledge so memorable
all who attend
will be able to apply his dynamic approach on their projects the next day."
" Doug's presentation provides a lively, entertaining, and
informative -- yet wildly
different -- perspective about managing project challenges."
No more than one hour after the end of the workshop, I was putting Doug’s
lessons into practice. Outstanding!”
the years Doug's keynote presentations and educational seminars
draw the biggest crowds and highest overall ratings at our events."
Clients have included:
Abbott, AON Consulting, AT&T, AXA (The Equitable), BASF Plant Sciences, Bureau of the Census, Cablevision, Chase Bank, Coca-Cola, City of Seattle, Con Edison, Diversified Business Communications, The Drug Information Association, Duke Energy, Emerald Solutions, Emory Healthcare, Fannie Mae, Fujisawa, George Washington University, General Mills, Hewlett Packard, IBM Conference Group, I2 Technologies, Imark Communications, Ingersoll-Dresser, Lifesavers, The Lewis Institute, Lexis-Nexis, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, MTV, Nabisco Biscuit Co., Ninsteil, North Carolina State University, Oracle, Philips Research, Pfizer, Planters, Project Management Institute, Prodevia Learning, ProjectManagement.com (formerly gantthead.com), Prudential, TIAA-CREF, Schick-Wilkinson Sword, STS Systems, University of California/San Diego, University of Kentucky Medical Center, VasTech, Warner-Lambert, Western Management Development Ctr.
About Doug DeCarlo:
Doug works with clients who undertake projects in very demanding environments: those settings that feature high speed, high change, high unpredictability and high stress. Such extreme projects defy the rigor, rules, bureaucratic practices and linear approach of traditional project management.
Doug serves as consultant, facilitator, trainer, coach and keynote speaker and is a well-known columnist. His work has earned him international recognition as an expert in goal achievement. His grassroots approach for accelerating individual, project and organizational performance produces immediate and sustainable results for clients. He combines proven practices in plain-english project management, team leadership and self-mastery.
Doug is also a Senior Consultant on Agile Project Management for the Cutter Consortium where he was named consultant of the month.
For the last fifteen years -- from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Beijing, China -- Doug has lived in the trenches with over 250 project teams having budgets that ranged from $25,000 to over $25 million. Mission-critical initiatives were in the arenas of: information technology, financial services, e commerce, research and development, process reengineering, continuous improvement, sales generation, new product introductions and organizational change.
Doug's approach to goal achievement and self-mastery is featured as Chapter 7 in the groundbreaking book entitled The World Class Project Manager: A professional development guide.
Doug is the author of the landmark book, Extreme Project Management®: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility.
He is noted for his innovative, motivational and humorous keynote speeches in which he plays live percussion instruments to illustrate the dynamics of working in cross-functional teams.
Doug is a former advisory board member for ProjectWorld, an advisory board member and columnist for ProjectConnections.com and has served on the Project Management Advisory Group of George Washington University. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute and The Drug Information Association.
Extreme Project Management® brand project management is a Registered Trademark of the Doug DeCarlo Group.
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