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Frank T. Anbari

PhD, PE, PMP
anbari@drexel.edu
215.895.0928

Degrees:

Ph.D., Project Management and Quality Enhancement, Drexel University
M.B.A., International Business and Finance, Drexel University
M.S., Civil / Structural Engineering and Engineering Management, Drexel University

Program Affiliation:

Project Management

Personal Statement:

  • Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies (2009–present) Program Director / Clinical Professor, Project Management Program
  • The George Washington University, School of Business (1999–2009) Program Director / Chair, Project Management Academic Committee / Assistant Professor / Associate Professorial Lecturer
  • Penn State University, University of Texas at Dallas, Wilmington College, Skema Business School, Danube University, Vienna University of Business and Economics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and University of Technology Sydney Visiting Professor / Adjunct Professor / Doctoral Dissertation Advisor
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) Project Manager–Technical Systems
  • Day & Zimmermann Lead Civil/Structural Engineer
  • American Water Works Service Company
  • Project Engineer
  • Private, public, and international organizations Consulting and training in the planning and implementation of project management and Lean Six Sigma strategies

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Design of Experiments
  • Lean Six Sigma

Academic Distinctions:

  • Co-Recipient (2008 and 2010) of the International Project Management Association IPMA® Outstanding Research Contribution. International Project Management Association (IPMA®), Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Continuing Education Director’s Award (1999) for commitment to the mission, leadership and vision of Penn State University, and for advocacy for external constituencies.
  • Drexel Fellow (1989), LeBow College of Business, Drexel University.

Research Interests:

  • Online education in project management
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Earned value management and earned schedule
  • Project risk management
  • Lean Six Sigma strategies

Publications:

Articles:

  • Turner, J. R., Anbari, F. T., and Bredillet, C. N. (2013). “Perspectives on Research in Project Management: The Nine Schools,” Global Business Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.3–28.
  • Kwak, Y.H. and Anbari, F. T. (2012). “History, Practices, and Future of Earned Value Management in Government: Perspectives from NASA,” Project Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 77–90.
  • Lipke, W., Zwikael, O., Henderson, K., and Anbari, F. T. (2009). “Prediction of Project Outcome: The Application of Statistical Methods to Earned Value Management and Earned Schedule Performance Indexes,” International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 400–407.
  • Bani-Ali, A. S., Anbari, F. T., and Money, W. H. (2008). “Impact of Organizational and Project Factors on Acceptance and Usage of Project Management Software and Perceived Project Success,” Project Management Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 5–33.
  • Walker, D. H. T., Anbari, F. T., Bredillet, C., Söderlund, J., Cicmil, S., and Thomas, J., (2008). “Collaborative Academic/Practitioner Research in Project Management: Examples and Applications,” International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 168–192.
  • Anbari, F. T. and Lucas, J. M. (2008). “Designing and Running Super-Efficient Experiments: Optimum Blocking with One Hard-to-change Factor,” Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 31–45.
Books:
  • Anbari, F. T., Editor and Contributing Author (2013). Q&As For the PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition. Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.
  • Kwak, Y.H. and Anbari, F. T. (2010). Project Management in Government: An Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM). IBM Center for The Business of Government, Washington, DC.
  • Turner, J. R., Huemann, M., Anbari, F. T., and Bredillet, C. N. (2010). Perspectives on Projects. Routledge, London and New York.
  • Anbari, F. T., Editor and Contributing Author (2009). Q&As For the PMBOK® Guide–Fourth Edition. Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.
  • Kwak, Y. H. and Anbari, F. T. (2008). Impact on Project Management of Allied Disciplines: Trends and Future of Project Management Practices and Research, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.

Chapters:

  • Anbari, F. T. and Umpleby, S. A., (2006). “Productive Research Teams and Knowledge Generation,” in Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Use in Innovation Networks and Clusters: A Comparative Systems Approach Across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Chapter 2, pp. 26–39, edited by Carayannis, E. G., and Campbell, D. F. J., Praeger, Westport, CT.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2005). “Innovation, Project Management, and Six Sigma Method,” Current Topics in Management, Vol. 10, pp. 101–116, edited by Rahim, M. A., and Golembiewski, R. T., Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2004). “Effective Project-Management Information Systems,” in Field Guide to Project Management, Second Edition, pp. 448–466, edited by Cleland, D. I., Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

Presentations:

  • Anbari, F. T. (2012). “The Earned Schedule,” PMI® Research Conference 2012, Limerick, Ireland, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2011). “Advances in Earned Schedule and Earned Value Management,” Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Congress 2011–North America, Dallas, TX, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2011). “Incorporate Lean Six Sigma into Your Overall Organizational Business Strategy,” Six Sigma for Service and Transactional Environment, San Diego, CA.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2010). “Integrating Innovation Projects and Lean Six Sigma Projects in the Organizational Portfolio,” INFORMS 2010, Austin, TX, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2010). “Distance Education in Project Management,” Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Congress 2010–North America, Washington, DC, Project Management Institute.
  • Anbari, F. T., Cioffi, D. F., and Forman, E. H. (2010). “Integrating Performance Measures to Exert Effective Leadership in Managing Project Portfolios,” PMI® Research Conference 2010: Defining the Future of Project Management, Washington, DC, Project Management Institute.
  • Anbari, F. T., Khilkhanova, E. V., Romanova, M. V., Ruggia, M., Tsay, C. H. H., and Umpleby, S. A. (2010). “Cultural Differences in Projects,” PMI® Research Conference 2010: Defining the Future of Project Management, Washington, DC, Project Management Institute.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2010). “Learn How to Manage Multiple Projects with Fewer Resources,” The 2010 Project Management Excellence Summit, Arlington, VA.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2010). “Build a World-Class Project Management Office: Implement Key Techniques to Align Your PMO to Organizational Goals,” The 2010 Project Management Office Summit, Arlington, VA.
  • Anbari, F. T. (2009). “Maximize Outcomes and Improve Processes by Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Information Technology,” Lean Six Sigma for IT, Arlington, VA.

Case Studies:

  • Anbari, F. T., Dwiharto, S., Givpoor, K., Nandyala, C., Perez G., E. C. (2007). The Raul Leoni (Guri) Dam, Case Studies in Project Management. Case Study with Teaching Note. (Anbari, F. T., Editor). Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.
  • Anbari, F. T., Critten, D., Deneny, T., Goculdas, K., Pottruff, K., and Ruiz, J. (2006). The Mars Pathfinder Project, Case Studies in Project Management. Case Study with Teaching Note. (Anbari, F. T., Editor). Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA.