A Leader in Project Management: Steve DelGrosso’s Remarkable Journey to PMI’s Highest Award

Since 1982, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has celebrated remarkable individuals in the project management field. These extraordinary professionals have poured their hearts, talents, and expertise into making significant contributions to the world of project management and the PMI for over a decade. This year, the prestigious PMI Fellow Award was bestowed upon Steve DelGrosso, a dedicated lecturer from the Department of Business Management, and the award stands as the highest honor one can achieve within the PMI.

Imagine the moment when this remarkable recognition was announced at the PMI Global Summit, the organization’s flagship event. It’s a celebration of dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the art of project management.

Steve DelGrosso, alongside the esteemed Jean-Claude Dravet of SKEMA Business School and the remarkable Deanna Landers of Project Managers Without Borders, now belongs to the esteemed group of PMI Fellows. These individuals represent a virtual “Who’s Who” in the world of project management.

Steve DelGrosso

Let’s take a moment to get to know Steve DelGrosso better. He’s an experienced information technology executive, a maestro in leading complex, transformational programs. In his previous role as the director of IBM’s Project Management Center of Excellence, he was pivotal in steering IBM’s global Enterprise Project Management Office. His teams were responsible for crafting IBM’s corporate project management methodology, establishing a project performance measurement system, and setting the educational standards that guide professionals in this field.

Not only has DelGrosso left an indelible mark on IBM, but he’s also been a leader at the very top of the Project Management Institute. He served as the chair of the PMI Global Board of Directors and is currently a valued member of the PMI Certification Governance Council board support committee. He’s not just a leader but a mentor too, as he imparts his knowledge to eager minds within the Engineering Management program at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.

It’s worth mentioning that Steve DelGrosso’s educational journey took him through the University of Miami (FL), where he earned his BSIE and MS degree in Management of Technology. His credentials also include professional certifications as a Project Management Professional and a Certified Scrum Master.

The Project Management Institute

And as for the Project Management Institute itself, it’s not just any organization. It’s the leading authority in the world of project management. Their mission is to advance the profession and positively impact project success. PMI’s dedication to empowering professionals to excel in project management practices is evident in their ever-expanding global community, the invaluable knowledge they share, and their best-in-class certifications.

With each step they take, individuals like Steve DelGrosso and organizations like PMI are driving positive change, not only within their own spheres but in the world at large. They inspire us all, a reminder that passion and expertise can truly make a difference. So, let us be inspired by their remarkable journey and consider the incredible impact we, too, can make in our chosen fields.