Alan Stretton named Global Advisor by Project Management media entity PMForum

September 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Dallas, Texas, USA—September 20, 2007 — PMForum, Inc. announced today that Alan Stretton, globally respected project management authority and Fellow of AIPM in Australia, has been named a global advisor to the company. Global advisors provide advice and guidance to the company’s editorial team on ways to better serve the world of professional project management. PMForum operates, one of the world’s most popular project management websites, and produces the popular monthly PM World Today eJournal.

According to PMForum Managing Editor David Pells, “Alan Stretton is one of the most experienced and widely respected project management experts in Australia and worldwide. After a long career as engineer, project manager and construction industry executive, he spent another 20 years as teacher and professor of project management. We are honored to have him join our advisory team.”

Alan Stretton, PhD, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and former chair of the PMI Standards Committee, is one of the world’s most widely respected figures in the project management profession. Alan retired from his second project management-related career in 2006, as Adjunct Professor of Project Management in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia, which he joined in 1988 to develop and deliver a Master of Project Management program. Alan has a BE Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tasmania and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford (UK). He was Tasmanian Rhodes Scholar for 1948. He was awarded an honorary PhD in Strategy, Programme & Project Management by Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille, France in 2005.

Prior to joining UTS, Mr. Stretton worked in the building and construction industries in Australia, New Zealand and the USA for 38 years, which included the management of construction, R&D, information and control systems, internal management education programs, and organizational change projects. At the end of 1987, Alan retired from his first career after 26 years at Lend Lease Corporation, now one of the world’s largest construction and property development companies. Since 1982, Alan has been involved in the development of PM-related courses and curricula at major universities in the Sydney area, and in the development of professional standards for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA and AIPM in Australia. Alan Stretton was elected a Life Fellow of AIPM in 1996. Since 1977, Alan Stretton has published over 70 professional articles and papers related to project management, including 34 presentations at various project management conferences around the world.

Other well known professional leaders who have become global advisors for PMForum include Russ Archibald in Mexico (PMI Fellow; PMI member #6); Martin Barnes, PhD, in the UK (APM Fellow, former chair of APM and IPMA, current President of APM); Gilles Caupin in France (IPMA Fellow, former Chair of IPMA & the French PM Association AFITEP); Paul Dinsmore in Brazil (PMI Fellow, author, consultant); Morten Fangel in Denmark (former chair & Fellow of IPMA, founder of Danish PM Association); Adesh Jain in India (current Chair & Fellow of IPMA, President of PMA in New Delhi); Eric Jenett in the USA (Founder, Fellow & former Chair of PMI); Brian Kooyman in Australia (Fellow & Past President of AIPM); Harvey Levine in the USA (Fellow & Past Chair of PMI); Louis Mercken in Belgium (former Chair of PMI); Peter Morris, PhD, in the UK (APM Fellow, former Chair of APM and IPMA);Marcio Prieto in Brazil (Founder of PMI Brazil & PMI Sao Paulo); Hiroshi Tanaka in Japan (Former chair of JPMF, Founder & President of PMAJ); Professor Vladimir Voropajev in Russia (Founder & Fellow, Russian Project Management Association SOVNET); Max Wideman in Canada (PMI Fellow; former PMI Chair); and Rebecca Winston in the USA (PMI Fellow; former PMI Chair). Additional information about PMForum’s Global Advisors can be found at

PMForum, Inc. administers and operates, the world’s first project management website and one of the world’s leading sources of project management news and information. PMForum also publishes the monthly online PM World Today e-Journal, where articles, case studies, papers and viewpoints by leading project management authorities and experts from around the world can be found. Free subscriptions are available at

SOURCE: PMForum, Inc.