Lisa-Ann Barnes is the president and founder of IreeTec® Incorporated, a company which specializes in project management. She is an expert in project management, speaks at industry conferences, is quoted in trade publications, and is co-author of a book on project management for information technology projects, published by Prentice Hall. She is certified in project management by both the Project Management Institute and CompTIA. With almost twenty years experience in Information Technology, Lisa-Ann has developed an adaptable methodology for project management and has implemented it successfully in many companies around the world. She helps teams improve their project effectiveness through process improvements, strategy development, training, mentoring, project office implementations, and other consulting services.
Lisa-Ann is extremely experienced in working with senior staff to help their organizations develop strategies, set goals, and prioritize needs. Through meeting facilitation, she helps these organizations become more efficient. As an instructional designer, Lisa-Ann helps organizations define audiences, develop training programs, define curriculum, and design and deliver training classes and workshops. She helps teams improve their project effectiveness through process improvements, strategy development, training, mentoring, project management office implementations, and other consulting services.
Lisa-Ann firmly believes that training – especially around project management – is most effective and lasting when it targets real problems. Participants are encouraged to discuss their projects in detail and to apply the concepts to their projects. Because she has such an extensive background as an actionable, practical project manager, she is able to respond to participant concerns and questions in real-time, making sure that participants learn what they need to know to be immediately effective. Lisa-Ann has been an active trainer since 1990, and has taught project management classes throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has developed and delivered several training courses on project management – project management fundamentals, advanced project management techniques, project management tools (including Microsoft Project). Prior to conducting any classes, Lisa-Ann works with the organization to define the objectives of the training initiative, and then tailors the class to meet the specific learning points for each client. She is consistently rated as an effective and knowledgeable trainer by her clients.
Lisa-Ann currently serves as the chair of the Project+ project management certification program by CompTIA, which sets the information technology industry standard for project management. CompTIA is an information technology trade association and purchased the Project+ certification program from the Gartner Group in 2002. CompTIA recently released a glossary of standard project management terms and Lisa-Ann was significantly involved in its creation.
Additionally, Lisa-Ann has recently joined Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies as an instructor in the leadership and project management programs. She is also currently involved in a project management research effort through Loyola University.
Lisa-Ann recently completed seven years serving on the board of Women In Technology International, Chicago chapter working with both entrepreneur and corporate executive activities.