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Ray W. Frohnhoefer

Managing Partner / CEO at PPC Group, LLC

San Diego, United States

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 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.

Available For: Consulting
Travels From: San Diego, California, USA

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Company Type: Individual
Phone: 7606852197

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Leadership 33.84
Management 45.31
Risk Management 41.74

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2 Books
Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty
PPC Group, LLC
October 25, 2019
A framework is a simple, basic conceptual structure of a process, modifiable to fit the needs and circumstances of initiatives, whether they be projects, programs, operations, or even a collection of activities. Strong frameworks (known as shikumi in Japanese), allow an organization to change and weather changes quickly. A good framework is usable by a small initiative, but is also usable across the organization and organizations.

Risk Assessment Framework provides a complete framework and a recommended means of implementation to establish a complete, reusable, and sustainable risk management methodology for any initiative. Tools, templates, forms, and guidance provide support for the implementation of the framework. It is up to the initiative manager to review the framework, tailor the framework to be appropriate for the initiative as needed, and select tools and techniques to support the tailored framework.

Whether you are an aspiring, new, accidental, or experienced manager, this book will help you successfully navigate uncertainty for any effort.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Risk Management

Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days
PPC Group, LLC
July 02, 2018
When a manager is pressed to find a project manager for an important client, he looks to Rhett Sero, our to-be hero. He introduces Rhett to Heda Heldenmacher, a noted project management consultant. Heda introduces Rhett to the PROJECT methodology and spends seven days with him to prepare.

Designed to increase success, this book is for accidental and new project managers, beginning project management learners, and those exploring project management careers or looking for a refresher. Told in the form of a business fable, concepts are put in everyday terms and stories make it more memorable.

Everything you need to get started in an easy-to-read book. Each chapter includes a project management tip, reading selections from the PMBOK Guide, and additional learning resources. A set of more than a dozen ready-to-use templates is available online.

This is the story of the invaluable lessons Rhett learns transforming from Sero to Hero!

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Tags: Leadership, Management

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Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days
PPC Group, LLC
May 28, 2019

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Risk Management



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