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Kimberly Wiefling

Kimberly Wiefling, Executive Editor of the Scrappy About Series, is a proven expert in enabling people to achieve what seems impossible, but is merely difficult. She is the author of one of the top project management books in the US, Scrappy Project Management: The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces, a book growing in popularity around the world, and published in Japanese by Nikkei Business Press. She founded Wiefling Consulting, LLC, a global leadership and project management consulting firm, in 2001. She currently spends about half of her time working with high-potential leaders in Japanese companies as the Executive Director for ALC Education’s Global Management Consulting Group, an organization based in Tokyo, Japan. Her work includes facilitating leadership, communication, teamwork, creativity, innovation and execution excellence workshops to enable Japanese companies to solve global problems profitably.

A physicist by education, she began her professional career with 10 years at HP in product development, project management and engineering leadership. She spent several years in the wild and wacky world of Silicon Valley startups, including a Xerox Parc spinoff where she was the VP of Program Management. In 2001 she rose from the ashes of the dot-com bust, launched her consulting practice, and never looked back. In typical Silicon Valley style, Kimberly has helped to start, run and grow about a dozen small businesses, some of which are still in business and profitable.

Kimberly’s clients include Cisco Systems, Symantec, Intuit, HP, Agilent Technologies, Mazda, Daiichi Sankyo, Dow Corning Toray, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the University of California, Siemens, Hitachi, Alcoa, Xerox PARC, NECsoft, NTT DoCoMo, and many more.

Kimberly is contributing to making the world a better place in a number of ways. She’s the co-founder of the Open Kilowatt Institute (OKI) and the founding co-chair of the SDForum Engineering Leadership Special Interest Group (EL SIG). She’s supporting micro-finance for entrepreneurs throughout the world via Kiva, and she supports the economic independence of women in various ways because she believes that this is the most effective way raise the quality of life for all people.
Kimberly has been called a “force of nature,” a label she embraces. She is obsessed with collaboration, and you can reach Her Scrappiness via email at kimberly@wiefling.com.

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