Practical Project Management, LLC in Neenah, Wisconsin, has grown into a successful training and consulting company thanks to all the great recommendations Barbara has received from past clients. I am glad you're satisfied with my work, and grateful for your kind words.
"Barb's presentations were interactive, lively and engaging for participants. I would highly recommend Barb if you are looking for a great subject matter expert that can present and engage participants. She works hard to be sure that participants can apply the knowledge received in the sessions."
"Barb is a unique individual as she is gifted as being a flexible trainer and facilitator by seizing in-the-moment instances to exploit a learning opportunity. ... Barb's work is marked by personal optimism and commitment to the people with whom she works."
"I believe Barb's ability to connect with students and develop useful skills they can apply to their daily work is a result of her terrific communication skills, excellent organization, and strong real-life experience in project management. I recommend working with Barb to anyone who wants practical project management experience to guide their organization."
"Excellent instructor good material, good preparation, good understanding, great talent pulling it all together."
"Excellent format - very engaging and informative. The case study/group activities were great. Good personal examples that tied well into topic being discussed. Barb has exceptional experience which we could all relate to."
"This was a very meaningful learning experience. The subject was very relevant to everyday project management and it was presented in a way that kept interest high throughout the course."
"This was one of the best classes I've taken and will be immediately useful in my job and life."
Testimonials for Consulting
"In working with Barb, I have found her to have expert knowledge of best in class project management standards and practices . Her insights and experiences implementing PMO’s were invaluable to the success of our efforts. Barb’s high energy approach and positive attitude coupled with past leadership experiences implementing and managing PMO’s, has prepared us well for the road ahead in maturing our project management practices.”
"Ms. Schrage was instrumental in the formation of an effective project support office. Specifically she provided the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of project management principles
Experience in establishing corporate PMO initiatives
Ability in serving as a much needed catalyst to link various internal resources and provide guidance and direction."
"Barb brings enthusiasm, project knowledge, change management and a strong work ethic to the table. She always keeps her eye on the goal, to deliver business results. I would not hesitate to recommend Barb should your company strive to improve its project management or portfolio management capabilities."
"I would recommend Barb for any team-large or small, sophisticated or just learning the art of project management. I can attest to her integrity, ability to deliver on large scale projects over time building relationships along the way that will sustain us for many years to come. I would not hesitate to hire her again."
"Barb was able to very effectively help us develop documentation and procedures that easily fit within our organization. Today the work Barb completed was adopted within our organization globally with very little rollout strategy due to the quality or work and the ability to adapt strong PM skills to our culture. Barb is very detailed oriented and asks great questions when identifying expectation and strategy, I feel her ability to quickly understand our procedures and processes was vital to the success of the project. Barb is and will continue to be our first stop on any PM related projects that I will have in the future."