Barbee Davis

Barbee Davis

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Barbee Davis, PMP, PHR, writes a semi-monthly feature for the Project Management Institute (PMI) international publication, Community Post, in which she guides project managers to more successful projects. She is also an international reviewer for the PMI Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) program.

Experienced in training and consulting, Barbee has written and facilitated technical training for IBM Corporation and other large customers. She has designed and implemented projects in varied industries, and managed large project rollouts for many national corporations.

As co-owner of ExecuTrain of Nebraska, Barbee provided technical training for solution developers and systems engineers, as well as offering end-user training on all platforms. She came to ExecuTrain from Wilson Learning, where she was an accredited facilitator for their Management Development, Sales, Customer Service, Time Management workshops, and automated personnel selection tools.

Currently, Barbee owns Davis Consulting, formed to provide Training and Development workshops, customized training materials, and Project Management consulting services. She has been on staff with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Bellevue University and is proficient in online learning instructional design, having both written for and taught on Blackboard for universities and corporate clients. Ms. Davis holds a degree in Education, a Master's, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) accreditation, and a black belt in Microsoft Project.

Barbee is an experienced presenter, and is available for speaking engagements.



Webcast: 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know September 30, 2009 Join us for this webcast based on the new book, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know, edited by Barbee Davis. You would need several lifetimes of experience to acquire the wisdom of these established team leaders from all over the world.


“ a reminder of different aspects managers may wish to consider in their ongoing work, this book provides quick chunks, and can be picked up and set down without requiring a commitment of time or attention. Probably a good idea for managers.”
— Robert M. Slade, Internet Review Project
“Software engineers and business project managers alike must have 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know, a powerful guide to everything from maintaining top coding quality to defining the conclusion of a project, spotting a good IT developer, and providing a valued, deliverable project. ”
— Diane Donovan, The Bookwatch: The Business Shelf
“This book is more than a reference. It's a tool to find the insight you need to remove the obstacles that are putting your projects at risk and a reminder that what makes or breaks a project is communication and understanding among peers...Put this book in a place where you can easily find it because you'll need its advice sooner or later. ”
— Lyndsey Clevesy, DZone
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— Geoff Lock,
“The book’s very easy to read and has a lot of valuable insight. Highly recommended!”
— Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad
“A new Project Manager would need several lifetimes of experience to acquire the wisdom of these established team leaders, and these pearls and sticking points are just the sort of issues omitted from many larger and more pretentious volumes on the project life cycle.”
— Ira Laefsky,