A first generation college student and member of the U.S. Air Force turned project management consultant may not be the average background for most college professors. According to Dr. Herbert Remidez, Jr., associate professor of Operations Management in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, he learned to appreciate good planning while in the Air Force. He enlisted at the age of 17, during the time of the first Gulf War and says that is when he gained his first experience in project management. During that time, he was stationed in California, South Korea and Utah.
In addition to serving our country Dr. Remidez has managed IT research and development projects, IT strategic planning and consulted with startup companies, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. His expertise in project management includes published articles in the Communications of ACM, International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, International Journal of e-Collaboration and Computers in the Schools. Currently, his research focuses on improving e-learning, project communications and project estimation.
On October 9, he presented to the Dallas Chapter of the Project Management Institute on implementing a new way of tracking milestones for project management. His presentation centered on the design, implementation and evaluation of a prediction market to support the communication needs of an IT project manager. Prediction markets are online marketplaces, similar to the stock market, that gather information to predict the probability of future events.
At UD since August 2010, he appreciates the opportunity to work with a full graduate concentration dedicated to project management. His plans consist of re-designing the concentration within the next few months to make it more appealing to prospective students. Dr. Remidez appreciates the quality of UD students along with their level of academic experience.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia and has held the Project Management Credential (PMP) since 2003.