Bob McGannon

IT, project management & intelligent leadership master

Bob McGannon

Bob has more than 30 years of IT, project management and business analysis experience, 18 of those years with the IBM Corporation. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery service measurement and quality, business analysis and advanced project management. Bob has managed globally dispersed project teams as large as 460 individuals, and is a strong believer in the power and leadership of the individual and the teams they work in. Bob is also the founder and director of Intelligent Disobedience Leadership and Mindavation - specialises in advanced leadership techniques, strategic program and portfolio management. Bob has established Project Management Offices on three continents and worked with business leaders from more than 15 countries, with a wide variety of industry backgrounds.

Bob has worked on global projects while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe, once serving as the IT Delivery Manager for IBM, supporting American Express. Bob is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, is a certified Executive Project Manager with IBM, and is a Certified Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. Bob holds university degrees in Operations Research and Mathematics. Bob holds a practitioners certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology, and an ITIL foundation certificate. More recently Bob wrote a book titled ‘Intelligent Disobedience: The Difference Between Good and Great Leaders’ (being released on 17 March 2018 by Routledge, Oxford).

Bob has also had white papers and articles published internationally and was a contributing author to the books ‘Advising Upward’ and ‘The Keys to Our Success: Lessons Learned from 25 of our Best Project Managers’.