Claudia M. Baca, PMP, OPM3 Certified Assessor & Consultant
Claudia has been active in the project management industry since 1984, with extensive experience in the information technology, telecommunications, and e-commerce industries.
Claudia is also an experienced writer and technical editor. She is a co-author of the seminal paper, “Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)” presented at the PMI Global Congress Europe, 2003. She also co-authored the “The Past, the Present and the Future of OPM3” presented at the PMI Global Congress North America, 2004. In addition, she is the technical editor of the PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide and the IT Project + Study Guide and co-authored PMP: Project Management Professional Workbook, all published by Sybex. In 2005 she authored Project Management Spotlight on Change Management and PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide Deluxe Edition, both John Wiley publications. She also wrote Project Management for Mere Mortals, published in 2007 by Addison Wesley.
Claudia has a successful history of managing mission critical projects for a major telecommunications company and several Internet companies. She most recently served as VP of Consulting Services for a nationally known project management consulting firm. She lectures and teaches for the Project Management Institute’s Denver chapter as well as for Colorado State University and Front Range Community College. Claudia is a member of the leadership team that produced the standard for Project Management Maturity, OPM3 and is currently working on the second edition of that standard. In addition, she has a master’s certificate in Program Management from Denver University. She earned her PMP in 1995 and was re-certified in 2001 and 2004.
Claudia is a certified OPM3 ProductSuite Assessor and Consultant. She has assessed and improved project management maturity in organizations ranging in size from a nuclear power plant to a 50-employee telecommunication networking company.
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