Even with the best of intentions, projects fail. Even the best laid project plans, as they say, often go awry. Most, if not all, organizations have a vision to get where they want to be. This may involve initiating a project to improve efficiency and productivity, or launching a product to ensure profitability. However, at times, the needed resources such as skilled and experienced project managers are not available. Other project complexities include getting the required data, communicating the correct information, making timely decisions, and trusting the right people. For Kay Fleischer, these are the keys to successfully translate vision into reality, and this work of translation is where she has had great success.
Introducing Kay M. Fleischer, Project Professional
Kay Fleischer has MA and MBA degrees. She has certifications in LAN/WAN Technology and Telecommunications Technology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She is a Project Management Professional since 1998. Kay has been in various project management roles in different industries. She has been a senior project manager, a program manager, a solutions lead, a consultant, and an IT PMO manager. She has worked on IT infrastructure projects for global firms, data centers for airlines, disaster recovery solutions for financial companies, product development for manufacturing firms, and most recently as program manager for an outsourcing company.
Founder and CEO of Fryklund Group
In 2003, Kay Fleischer founded the Fryklund Group, Inc., a Chicago-based project management and consulting firm attending the manufacturing and service industries, the public, private and non-profit sectors. The Group is composed of a team of dedicated professionals who has extensive knowledge of different business environments coupled with an ability to react quickly to changing needs. Some of its program and project-related specialties are strategic planning, program/project management, program management office, project reviews, management audits, productivity improvements, and crisis management.
Volunteer PM and Author/Editor
Kay Fleischer was the President of the PMI Chicagoland Chapter in 2004 to 2006. She was also the Director of the PMI Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the PMI, for three years that began in 2007, where she helped developed program and grant policies. In 2005, she was involved in developing the Post Disaster and Reconstruction Methodology and Training Project. She was also a core team member of the Post Disaster Program Management Initiative. She was a PM with the International Rescue Committee that launched the initiative in addressing post-war communication needs in Kosovo. Her articles about Internet Project Kosovo, and The humanitarian side of PM, which she co-authored, are available at the PMI Marketplace. Kay also sits at the editorial board of ProjectsatWork.com.
Providing Personalized Services and Targeted Solutions for Effective Results
Kay Fleischer and the Fryklund Group recognize that organizations exist in their own unique environment. Her experience in setting up and connecting communication facilities within six months in war-torn Kosovo, a fragile and fluid environment, helped her learn about the need for concise project scope, scheduling by milestones rather than dates, and the importance of simplicity and having flexibility. It is her and the Group’s mission to provide high quality services and targeted solutions that elicit trust and confidence from their clients. These personalized consulting services are then delivered professionally, cost effectively and in an ethical manner. Connect with Kay through her LinkedIn page.