to Management Solutions Group, Inc.
Hello, I'm Gary Heerkens, President of Management Solutions Group.Welcome to
our website! Before browsing the site, please allow me to briefly familiarize you with our company.
Management Solutions Group specializes in project management. We know project management
inside and out. We don't sell products and services -- we offer solutions. Our goal is
to improve the effectiveness of everyone who practices project management -- individuals, teams, managers, and
solutions are as varied as our clients, and include education, methodology development, process improvement, coaching, and
application tools. If you have a problem that's impacting your project management effectiveness, I'm
absolutely certain that Management Solutions Group can help.
so certain, in fact, that I offer every client my guarantee of satisfaction -- an unheard of practice in this business. Simply
stated, if you're not convinced that we've helped you improve your effectiveness in project management...you
owe us nothing.
Our Approach--Total Solutions
Management Solutions Group strives to be a total solutions provider.
Though headquartered in Rochester, NY, we're affiliated with a broad network of talented professionals. Everyone we are
connected with has extensive practical experience. If your need lies outside our expertise, we’ll tap into our network
to get you the best possible support.
unique approach begins with listening. We firmly believe that we cannot offer you effective solutions until we fully understand
you and your needs. Once we do, we will work with you to develop the best response. This kind of collaborative approach is
one of the many things that makes Management Solutions Group unique.
solutions to your problems or needs are as simple as contacting us and requesting an exploratory discussion.
Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, CBM, CIPA, PE, MBA, spent over 20 years
managing a variety of project types and sizes for the Eastman Kodak Company. He also served as staff assistant to Kodak’s
director of project management, developing and delivering project management training programs, developing project process
methodologies, and acting as an internal project management consultant across Kodak.
He is a long-standing education provider for the Project Management
Institute’s (PMI) SeminarsWorld program, and is the project management education provider for the Purchasing Management
Association of Canada. He is a frequent speaker and education provider at major project management conferences
and PMI chapter events. He has been invited to speak at 10 of the last 11 PMI Global Congresses –
including encore requests in 2007 and 2008.
is a contributing editor to PMI's PM Network Magazine. He authored the Project Management title in McGraw-Hill’s
Briefcase Books Series, which was published in 2002 and remains a leading seller today. His current book, entitled The Business-Savvy Project
released in early 2006. He contributes articles to popular project management newsletters and has published many papers on
a variety of project management topics.
is an active member of several professional organizations, including PMI, IAPPM (International Association of Program and
Project Management), APBM (Association for Professionals in Business Management), and IPMA (International Project Management
Association), and has achieved several formal certifications from these organizations. He served three terms as president
of the PMI Rochester, NY Chapter (1998-2001), and was re-elected president in 2005-2006. He is a licensed Professional Engineer
in New York State and has earned an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.