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Paul R. Williams, PMP

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Paul R. Williams, PMP has over twenty years of project, program & portfolio management leadership experience with information technology, innovation management and strategic business initiatives in the investment, banking, insurance, legal, manufacturing and professional services industries.  Mr. Williams is credited with being one of the pioneers of ‘Visual Project Management,’ a revolutionary new approach for leveraging visual thinking and communication strategies in project management practice.  He has been featured in a number of worldwide publications including three appearances in PM Network, the official monthly periodical of the Project Management Institute, is the author of three books on innovation and project management, and is a frequent speaker on project and innovation management topics at conferences and media events across the United States.

Through his project and innovation management professional services firm, Think For A Change, LLC., Mr. Williams delivers educational, thought-leadership, coaching and consultation capabilities within the following niche areas:

PMO Management Services:

  • Transitional PMO Leadership
  • Traditional PMO Formation and Restructuring
  • Alternative PM Governance Structures
  • PMO Effectiveness Assessments
  • Project Portfolio Financial Management

Innovation Leadership Services:

  • Organizational Structures for Innovation Management
  • Innovation Portfolio Management
  • Innovation Process Development and Implementation

Executive Coaching Services:

  • Project Management Governance
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Innovation Management

Specialty Services:

  • Visual Project Management Concepts
  • War Room/Idea Center Design Services
  • Keynote and Other Presentation Services

Professional Development Services:

  • Project Management Simulations
  • Innovation Management Training
Think For A Change, LLC. celebrates 15 successful years of professional services business in May of 2015! 


Additionally, Paul R. Williams currently serves as the Leader of Project Management for Plan Administrators, Inc (PAi), and in that role is responsible for the leadership of the project portfolio management function at PAi including the integration of project management processes with SDLC and Agile execution approaches, oversight of a portfolio-based strategic project roadmap and accountability for a phase-gated project cost/benefit governance system.