About Carl

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates.

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.

Carl has recorded presentations for international conferences on DVD and developed on-line training for the Project Management Institute. He was also the architect of ESI International’s landmark programs in distance learning. He serves on the Board of Directors for ProjectConnections.Com and recently recorded an extensive audio training program, The Portable PMP® Prep with Bruce Falk.

Carl has served as a semi-final judge in PMI’s annual “Project of the Year” competition, and served the Federal Highways Administration as a judge in their biennial project competition.

Carl regularly consults and coaches on project management, presentation skills, risk, e-learning, and course development with a variety of organizations. He serves on the board of directors and presents podcasts for ProjectConnections.com. He holds a B.A. from the Ohio State University, and is a Project Management Professional® as certified by the Project Management Institute.

Carl has authored seven texts, including:

  • Risk Management: Concepts & Guidance, 5th Edition
  • The Project Management Communications Tool Kit, 2nd Edition
  • The Risk Management Memory Jogger
  • Project Management: Lessons from the Field

He also authored chapters in Joan Knutson’s “Project Management for Business Professionals” and David Cleland’s “Field Guide to Project Management”. He authored the foreword for Ray Stratton’s “The Earned Value Maturity Model”.


Carl Pritchard, PMP®, PMI-RMP® has authored over 100 articles, multiple white papers, five textbooks and several chapters in other authors’ compendia. He researches and explores topics ranging from team interaction to risk management to energizing project teams. He is also the creator of the Project PoDUcasts on ProjectConnections.com and Critical Path: The Game©, both unique ventures in the project management training realm.


Carl has published several key texts in the project management arena. Ranging from risk to communications, these books represent critical thoughts on key topics in project management.


From podcasts to CDs, Pritchard Management Associates offers a diverse tool set to serve professionals seeking alternative learning approaches.


With over 100 articles published to-date, Carl’s articles range from the practical to the philosophical, examining virtually every aspect of project management from team motivation to analyses of the published standards of the practice.


In-depth analyses of critical topics in project management provide rich insights into the practice and how it is most effectively applied.

“A true Project Management hero with a degree in comedy psychology.”

Carmen Wright, Project Manager, TSYS

“Carl brings knowledge, a seasoned perspective, and a natural humor to his presentation. After
completing his class, I gained a much better perspective on the importance of identifying and describing
realistic risk factors affecting a project.”

Computer engineer, Supercomputer Center, Wright- Patterson AFB

“Carl’s great! I remember the information because he is so good.”

Manager, Norwest Mortgage

“Very charismatic”

Project Manager, Telecommunicationst

“Carl does a great job of explaining project risk and provides a number of tools for students to take back
to their offices to incorporate risk management into their processes.”

Project Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB

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