Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, CSM

formerly of Professional Project Services, LCC

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Strategies for Project Sponsorship Released!

CoverI am thrilled to announce publication of my first book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship. This was a team effort with Peter Taylor (aka The Lazy Project Manager) and Ron Rosenhead. Published by Management Concepts Press, this book is already making waves in the project management community. Please read on for more information or visit our page at  You can even get a download of our 17 item Project Sponsor Checklist for following the page.

“The project sponsor is critical to project success, yet it is a role that is often assigned to a member of the organization with little knowledge or training in project management practices. In this book, the authors address this challenge from three vantage points – that of the project’s manager, the project sponsor, and the organization.”

Management Concepts Press

Press Flyer from Management Concepts Press

What our readers are saying…

“Strategies for Project Sponsorship is a unique blend of practical, step-by-step tools; hard-won wisdom from the PM trenches; and solid, research-based recommendations…This book should be in every project manager’s tool kit and in every project sponsor’s briefcase.”

Michael Greer

Full review…

“SPS is a well written, well structured, waffle free zone, brimming with practical advice for project managers and sponsors alike.  The book covers the entire project life cycle and clearly explains how the roles and responsibilities of the project sponsor should interface with those of the project manager at each stage of the cycle.”

Jon Hyde, One Eight Consulting

Full review…

Press Release: Small Business Consulting in Olympia

Pic of Vicki JamesProfessional Project Services
Olympia, WA 98502



Contact: Vicki James
Office: 360.951.1873

Professional Project Services announces small business consulting in Olympia and surrounding areas.

Professional Project Services is pleased to announce that help is now available to small businesses in the South Sound. Whether your requirements are wide-ranging or more specific, Vicki James, Principle, is well-prepared to meet your consulting needs.

Diagnosing the Pain

Is work keeping you up at night? Do you need a hand in figuring out what is causing you the biggest headache? Are you looking at making a change with your business? Perhaps a new location, technology upgrades, new point of sale system, alternative marketing methods, or other growth is in store in 2012. Vicki can help you find the cause of your pain, explore options to treat the source, and evaluate each option so that you understand the impacts to decide the choice that bring you the greatest business value.


  • Discover software tools to support working from remote locations such as home
  • Explore a variety of options for developing and maintaining a business website based on your needs (e.g., local web designer, web-based content management)
  • Show you how to use social media tools and accounts to effectively promote and market your business
  • Create a clear vision and mission for your business through development of a Strategic Plan


Implementing Change

Vicki will design and lead activities to carry out change effectively. This includes thoughtful planning and communication with you, your employees, and your customers to create an atmosphere of cooperation, collaboration, and excitement for what is to come. Vicki has a wide range of tools available to make any transition smooth, painless, and effective for your organization.

Along with 12 years’ successful experience providing consulting services to support changing business needs, Vicki also holds certification in both business analysis (CBAP) and project management (PMP). Her prior six-year experience as a financial analyst means she understands the bottom line. Vicki has the skills you need to help you achieve your short-term and long-term business dreams.

Visit the Professional Project Services Small Business Pain Reliever page for more information. Here you can preview a sample Options Analysis Report and sign up for your complimentary, no obligation consultation ( Vicki is always happy to refer you to others in her large professional network if she sees that there are better options for your situation.

Professional Project Services is located 60 miles south of Seattle in Olympia, Washington. Vicki can meet with you personally from Marysville to Portland, and offsite services are available anywhere.

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