Michael Kaplan is Founder of SoftPMO™ Solutions, a New York-based consulting firm that specializes in improving execution and resource management. He is a recognized leader in program management and serves as an advisor and mentor to senior executives. He founded MAK CON LLC, a consulting firm specializing in large-scale program management, in 2002. In 2009, he re-launched the company as SoftPMO Solutions, incorporating MAK CON LLC’s tools and methodologies into a larger enterprise program management framework.
In more than 20 years of practice, Michael has worked with several of the most successful organizations in the world, including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, to help them achieve the full intent of their most urgent and critically important initiatives.
Michael is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP). His work is built on a solid foundation of research and extensive consulting experience. He loves to develop products and is quite good at UX/UI design. Michael authored one book—SoftPMO Project Execution Guide—and more than 70 blog posts, and created several popular commercial products. His most recent innovations are the SoftPMO Project Management Toolkit and socialpmo.co---a new kind of social media solution.