Robert A. Blake, PMP -- Work



Question: How do you eat an elephant?
Answer: One bite at a time.

"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go till you come to the end; then stop." -- Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

"Begin with the end in mind..."
-- Steven Covey, "Habits of Highly Successful People"

My Work

I am a PMP & ITIL Certified Information Systems Project Manager with a passion for project management. My focus is in the area of information technology (IT)

The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” Formal projects exist in every industry worldwide, from automotive and construction, to aerospace and pharmaceuticals. I specialize in the area Information Technology Infrastrucure and Operations. My work usually involves coordinating project teams installing hardware, networks, telecommunication lines, and so forth.

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About The Project Management Institute (PMI)

With more than half a million members and credential holders in over 170 countries, PMI is the leading membership association for the project management profession. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a non-profit professional organization with the purpose of advancing state-of-the-art of project management. PMI sets standards, conducts research, and provides education and professional exchange opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish professionalism. PMI also offers a comprehensive certification program for practitioners with different levels of experience. The Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential, which I hold, recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources.

I have been enjoying this line of work for nearly 15 years. If you would like to exchange ideas about project management, feel free to drop an e-mail to


Robert A. Blake

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Formal project management, using the PMI methodology, involves basically 5 cyclical proccesses:
    Project Initiation
    Project Planning
    Project Execution
    Project Control
    Project Closure
Additionally, Project Managers who hold the PMP certification have demonstrated expertise in a number of "Knowledge Areas" which include:
    Integration Management
    Scope Management
    Time Management
    Cost Management
    Quality Management
    Human Resource Management
    Communications Management
    Risk Management
    Procurement Management