Mark Mullaly is a seasoned management consultant with a passion for helping strategic leaders to deliver results that matter.
Mark Mullaly is a senior management consultant with more than 30 years of experience experience support strategy development and project management in a range of industries, including information technology, communications, utilities, oil & gas, engineering, construction, finance, insurance, the arts and research & development. Mark Mullaly has provided strategic and project management services to a number of leading companies, government departments and not-for-profit organizations throughout Canada. He has led comprehensive organizational development, process implementation, software development and change management projects focussed on the creation of effective project organizations. He is one of the foremost experts in organizational project management in North America, and authored one of the first project management maturity models, which has been used to assess and evaluate more than 650 organizations from around the world.
Mark is a widely respected facilitator, and has supported numerous strategic planning, business planning and organizational development processes in organizations in the public and private sector. His ability to effectively integrate strategy definition with a comprehensive understanding of project definition and delivery have enabled clients to produce practical strategic plans that are grounded in reality and deliver meaningful, relevant and valued results.
Mark Mullaly was a sessional instructor with the University of Alberta School of Business for more than a decade, delivering courses in project management to undergraduate (MIS 424) and graduate students (MIS 624). He was lead instructor and program developer of the advanced project management certificate programs offered by the University of Alberta School of Business Executive Education program. Mark has been active in research for a number of years, conducting both corporate benchmarking studies and academic research. Together with Dr. Janice Thomas of Athabasca University, Mark was co-principal investigator of the research project ‘Investigating the Value of Project Management’, a four-year, $2.5 million research study investigating the value of project management to organizations. Sponsored in part by the Project Management Institute, this study involved more than 48 researchers around the world, and was a comprehensive, mixed-methods study that consisted of 65 case study organizations in 18 countries on 5 continents.
Mark has been writing a monthly column for projectmanagement.com, the leading project management portal, since 2001, and also delivers a highly-rated and widely-attended monthly webinar series. Mark is also a columnist for Municipal World magazine.
Mark has a PhD in strategy and decision making (with a foray into psychology for good measure) from Bond University in Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama & Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo. His career and work is an on-going synthesis of the worlds of creativity and business to deliver solutions that resonate broadly.