is President& CEO of Canada's NDV Project Management Services, Inc., one of the first recognized company members of the Project Management Institute (PMI)'s Registered Consultant Program (RCP No. 110081) and a global training and consulting company that conducts project management training and provides solutions for leading corporations throughout the world. He has had more than 30 years of active, progressive, domestic and international consulting and training experience in the field of project/program/portfolio management on major construction, aerospace, defence and high-technology projects with leading Canadian and American Corporations such as the SNC-Lavalin Group, Lockheed Martin, CAE, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Parsons Group, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), IIL (International Institute for Learning), among others. He served as Program Control Manager for the multi-billion dollar Canadian Patrol Frigate (CPF) program, the largest and most complex shipbuilding construction defense program in Canadian history for Lockheed Martin Canada (formerly Unisys Defense Systems Canada) before founding his training and firm specializing in project management training and consulting in 1995.
Dr. Nghi M. Nguyen is a sought-after consultant in project management seminar training and follow-up consultancy services with a passion for helping organizations define and implement effective, efficient and sustainable project management processes and solutions. His audience is international, global and includes corporations, universities, governments and non-governmental organizations. His training ensures the development of useful skills, his consulting practice emphasizes doable recommendations for real company and individual benefits.
As a well-known, internationally recognized project management consultant and trainer, Dr. Nguyen has assisted clients with project management approaches to effectively and efficiently complete projects and attain their objectives. He is a specialist in project management training, consulting, definition, development and identification of project objectives, constraints and methodologies. He has managed and participated in projects in most industries, including many in the Oil and Gas, Energy ones.
Dr. Nguyen has worked as a project management consultant for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on projects associated with the International Space Station (ISS) program, the 16-nation effort led by NASA to build the permanently orbiting laboratory in space, the largest and most sophisticated international engineering project ever undertaken in the history of the world as well as for SNC-Lavalin International, one of the world's leading engineering construction companies, on China's Three Gorges Dam hydro-electric development project, the largest construction project in the world to date, and was involved in a number of important projects in the Information Technology (IT) and Oil and Gas (O&G) sectors, among them was the construction of the $ 5 billion Hibernia Oil Production Platform in St John, Newfoundland, Canada.
A long-time member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASCE course instructor since 2003 as well as a more-than-30 year member of PMI, Dr. Nguyen is currently delivering related project management seminars for ASCE in the USA, Canada and Vietnam as well as other locations for other training organizations worldwide. He has been delivering project management seminars to audiences all over the world and trained thousands of project managers on a variety of topics associated with international project management standards since 1995. Over the years, participants in his seminars have acclaimed not only his practical knowledge, but also his ability to explain complicated concepts in a manner which is practical, exciting and informative. He teaches professionals to discover their true potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Through his work, he has helped thousands of project management professionals worldwide apply his project management strategies and processes that produce consistent results and is continuing to build on over two decades of successful project management training and consulting delivery.
An internationally recognized speaker, author and presenter, Dr. Nguyen has written and presented numerous technical papers on project/program management related topics in international conventions and congresses in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, sponsored by professional associations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), the American Consulting Engineering Council (ACEC), The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International, American/Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE/CSCE), the Pan-Pacific Business Association (PPBA), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Caribbean Council of Engineering Association (CCEA) and the Paris-based association Francais des Ingenieurs et Techniciens d'Estimation et de Planification de Projets (AFITEP).
Educated at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Dr. Nguyen holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction & Project Management and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1995, and also a part-time professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University since 1996. He has also lectured at the McGill Executive Institute in its Management Development Program as well as under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Maastricht MBA (A joint programme between the Maastricht School of Management of the Netherlands and the School of Industrial Management of Vietnam's National University) and is a registered civil engineer and project manager in both Canada and the USA.
Dr. Nghi Nguyen is internationally recognized as one of the world's sought-after industry experts in project management training, having been successfully delivering seminars in Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Cyprus, China, HongKong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, the U.A.E, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Barbados and Colombia. He served as a member of the Canadian Advisory Council (CAC), set up by The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and was part of the international committee that participated in the development of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)'s project management standard, as ISO 21500: 2012 for Project Management as well as served as the Final Draft Reviewer and Contributor to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Fifth and Sixth Edition, the latter released by PMI in the Fall of 2017, both considered by project management professionals worldwide as globally and internationally accepted project management standards.