Philip’s bio sketch

Philip DyerPhilip Dyer has over 30 years experience in managing high technology, software development, telecommunications, and general business projects and in consulting with and instructing clients in the practical application of project management techniques. Philip started his career as a software engineer at an Air Force research facility in Tennessee. There he developed real-time process control and data processing systems and introduced structured design and programming techniques.

During his 15 year career with Digital Equipment Corporation, Philip managed software development projects for customer custom applications and nationwide telecommunications and general business projects. He instructed staff and customers in practical project management and was on the team that developed Digital’s university-level project management curriculum. Philip also managed customer service staff, was a regional operations manager for customer support call centers, and U.S.-wide telecommunications program manager.

Since leaving DEC in 1990 and establishing his private practice, Philip has consulted with clients and taught university-level project management applications in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, power distribution, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, and for Olgethorpe University, Keller Graduate School of Management, and the American Management Association. His clients have included a diverse range from large corporations to law firms and Chambers of Commerce, and he has worked to bring practical project management techniques to small business owners and volunteer organizations including the March of Dimes. He was a Technology Program Manager for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games preparing for the 1996 Olympics and a Venue Technology Manager during the 1996 Games.

Philip became an instructor — accidentally — after starting in private practice, and following the 1996 Olympics moved more into full-time instruction. He’s taught classes — in project management, leadership and communications, team building and management, creative thinking and mind mapping and MBTI® — in corporations and federal and state governments, including agencies in the national intelligence community. He has extensive experience in both physical classroom and virtual classroom instruction.

Philip holds a B.S.E.E. from Tennessee Technology University and did graduate work in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He has been a consultant to the Board of the ASTD Atlanta Chapter and an officer of the PMI Georgia Chapter. Philip was certified as a Project Management Professional in 1993 and is an MBTI® Certified Practitioner. Philip holds Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance.