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Te Wu

Associate Professor, Management

Email:
wut@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-3256
Degrees:
BE, Stevens Institute of Technology
BA, Stevens Institute of Technology
MBA, University of Phoenix
MA, Columbia University
DPS, Pace University
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Dr. Te Wu has been teaching at Montclair State University since 2002. Over the years, he has taught Management Process, Cross Cultural Management, and International Business to the undergraduate. Since 2007, Professor Wu has been teaching both graduate and undergraduate project management courses and also pioneered a hybrid format for the course in 2010. He is currently the lead professor for project management courses at our school.

Prof. Wu has three major "jobs". In addition to his work at Montclair, Prof. Wu is the CEO of PMO Advisory LLC (http://www.pmoadvisory.com), a PMI Authorized Training Partner (PMI ATP). PMO Advisory is one of the few companies in the world offering courses and bootcamps in Project Management (PMP, CAPM), Program Management (PgMP), Portfolio Management (PfMP), Risk Management (PMI-RMP), and Agile Project Management (PMI-ACP). Prof. Wu is a leading expert in Strategic Business Execution with almost 30 years of experience helping businesses become better organized and achieve their objectives. His experience spans across business and IT strategy, program and project delivery, project management office, and operational management. Te is one of few professionals certified in Portfolio, Program, Project, and Project Risk Management. His book on passing the PfMP exam is frequently the bestselling book on Amazon.com.

Volunteering is Prof. Wu's final set of jobs. As a frequent volunteer with the Project Management Institute (http://www.pmi.org), Prof. Wu is currently a co-chairperson leading the development of the next edition of the Standard for Portfolio Management. He was previously a core team member on the Standard for Portfolio Management team and a risk management standard, a member of the CAPM Learning Objectives Task Team, a member of the CAPM Q&A team, and an active member of multiple PMI Chapters (New Jersey and New York). He was a team lead with the American National Standard Institute's Technical Advisory Team 258 (US TAG 258) representing American interests on the International Standard Organization.

At a practical level, Te’s specialty is managing complex business programs and project portfolios. He is expert at using PMO for transformational change, mastering data management, and overseeing offshore delivery and global procurement. Te has worked for a number of global companies, including KPMG, Accenture, LexisNexis, AT&T, Oracle, and Kraft. Working as a management consultant, Te has lent his expertise to a number of world-class clients, including Harley Davidson, Standard and Poor’s, Consumer Union, Time Inc., Bankers Trust, Chase Bank, Corning Inc., AXA Financials, and KCG. Te also works with non-profit organizations and educational institutions such as College Board, Columbia University Teacher School Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, Montclair State University, State University of New York, the Access Group, New Century Education Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Weill Cornell Medical School, and most recently American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Te is a frequently speaker at project management conferences, the latest being the PMI Global Summit in 2022 in Las Vegas, PMI Global EMEA Congress in Rome (May 2017) and PMI China Symposium in Shanghai (September 2017). Prof. Wu also guest speaks at various universities including Stevens Institute of Technology, China European International Business School, State University of New York, City University of New York, and Touro Graduate School of Business.

Te is an alumnus of Pace University, Columbia University, University of Phoenix, and Stevens Institute of Technology and holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Philosophy, dual master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering, Global MBA, and a doctorate in Management and International Business.

How to contact Prof. Te Wu?
1. General Inquiries: Email him at wut@montclair.edu or Connect with him on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/te-wu).

2. Graduate Certificate in Project Management: email him at pm@montclair.edu OR click on this link for more information about the Graduate Project Management Certificate Program (https://www.montclair.edu/graduate/programs-of-study/project-management-certificate/)

3. Te publishes frequently, and you can find them at https://www.pmoadvisory.com/dr-wu-publications/.

Specialization

Strategic Business Execution
Portfolio Management
Program Management
Project Management
Project Management Office (PMO)
Organization Change and Transformation
Global Sourcing (including outsourcing)
Cross-cultural Management
International Business

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Research

  • Understanding Stakeholder Perspectives in the Context of Project Success
  • Strategic Business Execution – Creating a Metric for Sustainable Execution Excellence
  • Managing Conflicts in Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Management and Country Economy
  • Importance of Managing Stakeholder Groups on Projects
  • Establishing & Managing an Effective PMO (Case Study)
  • Effectively Managing Large Programs (Case Study)
  • Co-Navigating towards Project Performance: Managing Project Client Alignment - Collaborative paper with Dr. Thomas Lechler and Ms. Ting Gao (Ph.D. Candidate)

Professional Experience

  • Practice Manager, Oracle Corporation (2000 - 2003)
  • Senior Change Management Consultant, Accenture (1997 - 1999)
  • VP, Program Management, Access Group Inc (2003 - 2007)
  • Director of Execution Management, Handshake Dynamics LLC (2000 - 2003)
  • Founder & CEO, International Technical Development Corp (1994 - 1997)
  • Global Project Director, KPMG (2007 - 2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, Instructional Specialist and Assistant Professor, Montclair State University (2002 - Present)
  • CEO, PMO Advisory LLC (2012 - Present)
  • Advisory Board Member for the Project Management Program, Stevens Institute of Technology (2018 - Present)

Consulting

  • Management Consulting, PMO Advisory LLC. (May 2018 - Present). Provide a variety of project management and strategy implementation advisory services to leading organizations.
  • Management Consulting, KPMG. (June 2007 - November 2012). Managed the global project services, which includes consulting work for internal organizational endeavors and occasional client-facing engagements

Honors & Awards

  • Project of the Year - Honorable Mention, Project Management Institute - New Jersey Chapter ( 2015)

Refereed Published Articles

  • T. Wu, A. Eisner (2018). Relationship between Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Project Success and Project Planning. International Review of Management and Business Research
  • Wu (2019). Achieving organizational-wide support: The effective use of a project charter in an enterprise project . Journal of Critical Incidents
  • T. Wu (2021). Digital Project Management: Rapid Changes Define New Working Environments. Journal of Business Strategy
  • T. Wu (2020). Managing Nuances in Performance Reporting of a Complex Program. Journal of Critical Incidents
  • T. Wu, Z. Zhu (2020). The chief project officer: a new executive role for turbulent times. Journal of Business Strategy
  • T. Wu (2023). Elon Musk needs to be ruthless if he's going to transform X into a killer app. Here's what he should do, according to a Fortune 500 project management expert.. Business Insider
  • Y. Zhang, T. Wu (2021). Will AI Bring Baidu Back to the High-Speed Growth Train?. Journal of Applied Business and Economics
  • T. Wu, H. Nguyen, Y. Jung, I. Ren (2023). Not the usual project management: A better way to prepare for major disruptions. Journal of Business Strategy
  • T. Wu (2023). Overcoming The Human Element In AI-Powered Projects. Healthcare Business Today
  • T. Wu, R. Misra (2023). Why Big Projects Fail — and How to Give Yours a Better Chance of Success. Harvard Business Review
  • T. Wu (2024). Rethinking Groupthink: There are times when groupthink can positively impact project success. Psychology Today
  • T. Wu (2024). How to Develop Impactful Mental Shortcuts: You Can Boost Productivity through Effective Heuristics. Psychology Today
  • T. Wu (2024). Why Introverted Personalities Make Great Project Managers. Psychology Today

Books & Chapters

  • T. Wu (2016). The Sensible Guide to a Career in Project Management in 2016. iExperi Press
  • T. Wu, (2015). Sensible Guide to Passing the PfMP Exam - 1st Edition. iExperi Press
  • T. Wu (2015). The Sensible Guide to a Career in Project Management in 2015. iExperi Press
  • Wu, D. Ross, G. Sikma, S. Butler, N. Clemens, P. Chatzipanos, A. Demaria, R. Joslin, W. Long, S. Mandhan, D. McKee, D. Power (2017). The Standard for Portfolio Management, 4th Edition. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu, R. Alton, F. Anbari, N. Holdcraft, J. Hseih, A. Johnson, R. Souza (2017). Q & As for the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu, B. Williamson (2018). Making Choices: Aligning Strategic Business Execution with Strategy Through Project Portfolio Management. iExperi Press
  • T. Wu (2018). Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to the Standard for Portfolio Management. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu (2018). Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to the Standard for Portfolio Management. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu (2018). Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to the Standard for Portfolio Management. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu (2018). Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to the Standard for Portfolio Management. Project Management Institute
  • S. Butler, T. Wu, P. Wu (2018). Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to the Standard for Portfolio Management. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu, P. Chatzipanos (2018). Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to the Standard for Portfolio Management. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu, G. Sikma, D. Ross, K. Dakakni, C. Edwards, N. Kons, O. Lazar, G. Szalajko (2019). The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. Project Management Institute
  • T. Wu, B. Williamson (2019). The Sensible Guide to Key Terminologies in Project Management. iExperi Press
  • T. Wu (2020). ISO 21500:2021 Project, programme and portfolio management — Context and concepts. International Organization of Standization
  • T. Wu (2020). Optimizing Project Management. Taylor Francis Routledge
  • T. Wu (2021). The Sensible Guide to Program Management Professional (PgMP) Success. Taylor Francis