Kim Heldman, PMP

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Kim Heldman, PMP has over 18 years experience in Information Technology project management. She is the Chief Information Officer for the Colorado Department of Transportation and is responsible for all IT resource planning, budgeting, and project management for a $1 billion organization with 3,300+ geographically dispersed employees.

Kim has served in an executive leadership role for several years and is regarded as a strategic visionary with an innate ability to collaborate with diverse groups and organizations, instill hope and improve morale, and lead her teams in achieving goals they never thought possible.

Kim has extensive experience in the government sector managing projects of various size and scope. She serves on the Executive Governance Committee (EGC) in the Governor’s Office of Information Technology that is responsible for oversight and governance of IT State certified projects. In her role as co-chair of the Colorado CIO Forum, Kim assisted with the recommendation and review of statewide IT policies, standards, and initiatives. Kim is also the co-founder of the Colorado Project Management Users Group open to all State agency CIOs and IT project managers. She contributed to the development and implementation of project management policies, standards, and methodologies for projects statewide. The User Group’s work was instrumental in helping to establish legislation requiring all major IT projects in the state of Colorado to have certified project managers conducting the project.

Kim is the best selling author of the PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, published by Sybex Inc., now in its 4th edition. Thousands of people worldwide have used the Study Guide for their successful preparation to sit for the PMP® Exam. Kim is also the author of Project Management JumpStart 2nd Edition and Project Manager’s Spotlight on Risk Management. She is the co-author of Excel 2007 for Project Managers, and PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide Deluxe Edition (2nd Edition).

Kim also writes on leadership topics and speaks at conferences and events. She lives in Arvada, Colorado with her husband Bill and three grown children.

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