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About Ray

Author ★ Educator ★ Speaker ★ Consultant 

Hi, I’m Ray!

I am an international bestselling author, educator, and Managing Partner of PPC Group, LLC.

I have a passion for helping new and aspiring project managers launch their careers.  My recent books, Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days, Accidental Agile Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Iterations, and Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty, help project managers quickly learn the essential skills they need to start or refresh their careers.

I’m an international program management consultant, speaker, and educator with 35 years of experience managing projects, programs, and portfolios in multiple industries.

For the last 17 years, I’ve been teaching, training, and mentoring project management students from around the world via online and in-class courses. I work with educational institutions such as UC San Diego Extension and California Southern University.  Recent corporate clients have included Breg, Cymer, San Diego County Water Authority, and the US Navy.

My personal mission is to help individuals and organizations improve their practices of project, program, and portfolio management and many of my educational and consulting engagements focus on accidental, new, and aspiring project managers.

My strengths include training, development of innovative frameworks and methodologies, conflict resolution, maturity assessment, and strategic planning.

I hope you will join me soon in an online learning experience.  More courses, books, and other offerings will be coming soon.


Ray provided us with key material for our project managers. We are a young PMO and working to gain consistency in our process and focus. The material helped to reinforce our messaging and best practices.

Qualifications and Experience

I have had a dual career in training and education concurrent with my many project management engagements. I have led engagements in multiple industries, of all sizes, and many areas globally.  Notable projects include rolling out a UNIX development environment to over 400 developers in 16 international locations, testing electronic voting equipment with a team of 30 for San Diego County, and patenting an estimating tool that was put into use by a global PMO. No stranger to virtual, global teams, I have been working with and leading them my entire career.

I was an author, editor, and lecturer for the Edison Engineering Advanced Course in Computers for over eight years, and have been teaching project management and business analysis classes both in-person and online at UC San Diego Extension and other institutions for 18 years.

Learn more about me on LinkedIn.


  • MBA Tech Management, UOP
  • BS Math/Comp Sci, Clarkson
  • PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class


  • CEO/Managing Partner, PPC Group, LLC
  • Director, Project Support Office, EDmin
  • Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


  • PMP
  • CCP
  • Inventor

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