PMI® Exam Preparation Instructors

Boston University Metropolitan College pioneered project management as an academic discipline, with a rigorous curriculum designed and taught by some of the most accomplished individuals in the business. All instructors hold PMI credentials and have extensive experience in their fields.

Jim Hannon, MBA, PMP, PM-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP
Lecturer in Project Management & Agile

MBA, Framingham State University; BS, Suffolk University

Jim Hannon has over fifteen years of diversified experience in the information technology and financial services industries, functioning primarily as a project manager and executive. His skills in project management and agile are at an expert level, and his proven track record as an action-oriented project manager and agilest has produced results year over year. Mr. Hannon has developed the “pro-active PMO model” through the use of business intelligence (BI) and leveraging various risk management and project forecasting resources.

Mr. Hannon holds certifications from the Scrum Alliance and the Project Management Institute and holds Green and Black Belt Six Sigma Certifications from Villanova University. He is pursuing a PhD in information technology and project management.

Vijay Kanabar, PMP
Director of Project Management Programs

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Administrative Sciences Boston University
PhD, University of Manitoba; MS, Florida Institute of Technology; MBA, Webber College

Dr. Kanabar has unique expertise spanning both business practice and computer science. A certified Project Management Professional, he has advised numerous organizations on training and technology needs, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Staples, United Way, and Fidelity Investments. Kanabar is an internationally published scholar and is recognized by local and national media as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security. He earned and maintained his PMP credential since 1995 and has guided more than a hundred students towards earning the PMP.

David Shirley, MBA, PMP
Author and Lecturer, Boston University Metropolitan College

MBA, Monmouth University, Masters Certificates in Project Management, American University and Stevens Institute of Technology.

Mr. Shirley is a consultant, educator, course developer, and project management and information systems trainer. He has more than 35 years of professional project management experience, and has been a PMP since 1997. Shirley has consulted with major pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers, the banking industry, information technology companies, and the U.S. government. Additionally, Shirley authored Project Management for Healthcare (CRC Press, 2011) and co-authored Green Project Management, Cleland Award Winner 2011, (CRC Press, 2010), with Rich Maltzman, and he is often a featured speaker at project management conferences.