Mike Hannan brings over 25 years’ experience in project management as an entrepreneur, executive, project portfolio manager, program manager, process engineer, and software architect. His background in project management started in the early 1990s at NASA, where he supported large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. He then spent 10 years managing enterprise IT programs, military weapon-system modernization initiatives, and military and veteran healthcare projects. He has managed and consulted on project portfolios valued at over one billion dollars, and consulted for dozens of large government agencies and for eight Fortune 500 companies.
He has an MS in Information Technology from George Washington University, an MA in International Affairs from American University, and a BA in Arts and Sciences from Penn State University. He is also lead author of the best-selling book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance (Fortezza Consulting, 2014), and has been published in PM Magazine, a publication by Morgan State University’s graduate program in project management.
In his spare time, Mike serves as a founding board member of the nonprofit Project Management for Change, whose mission is to enable the project management discipline to accelerate the realization of positive social outcomes.