Carl Pritchard is the principal & founder of Pritchard Management Associates.

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.

Carl has recorded presentations for international conferences on DVD and developed on-line training for the Project Management Institute. He was also the architect of ESI International's landmark programs in distance learning and authored (with J. Davidson Frame) the project management CD-ROM, Managing Projects in Organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for ProjectConnections.Com and recently recorded a 9-CD audio training program The Portable PMP Prep with J. LeRoy Ward.

Carl has served as a semi-final judge in PMI's annual "Project of the Year" competition, and served the Federal Highways Administration as a judge in their biennial project competition.

Carl regularly consults and coaches on project management, presentation skills, risk, distance learning, and course development with a variety of organizations. He serves on the board of directors and presents podcasts for He holds a B.A. from the Ohio State University, and is a Project Management Professional™ as certified by the Project Management Institute.

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"Carl is by far one of the best corporate educators I've experienced."
Project Manager, Gruppe Schneider
"Great! An enormous amount of information covered thoroughly and efficiently."
Project Manager, Information Systems
"Carl's great! I remember the information because he is so good."
Manager, Norwest Mortgage
"Presence and obvious expertise coupled with a personality that you cannot help but like"
Manager, Origin Technology
"Carl is a natural teacher"
Project Manager, SCE
"It is rare you have an expert facilitator for an excellent [set of] course subject matter. Carl Pritchard is that expert!!"
Project Manager, SCE

Carl Pritchard has authored several texts, including:

  • Recognize the critical elements of a project charter
  • Build or critique a project objective
  • Expand a project objective into a work breakdown structure
  • Network the activities into a cohesive schedule
  • Evaluate activities for their potential costs
  • Identify the critical communication activities for project implementation

He also authored chapters in Joan Knutson's "Project Management for Business Professionals" and David Cleland's "Field Guide to Project Management". He authored the foreword for Ray Stratton's "The Earned Value Maturity Model