Ottmann & Partner was founded in 1992 is headquartered in the German town of Röthenbach an der Pegnitz near Nuremberg. Ottmann and his trainers provide project management training to the employees of organisations that implement projects. Ottmann & Partner’s clients profit from the trainers’ extensive knowledge and experience. They teach course participants about developments in the rapidly changing project world and demonstrate possible solutions.
Our trainers are competent in the field of project management and certified by the IAPM. They have been rated as the best project management trainers in benchmarking studies since 2001.
Ottmann & Partner performs management assessments as recommended by the IAPM International Association of Project Managers to assess the status of an organisation’s project work. This assessment identifies any actions which have to be taken in the project. Ottmann & Partner then discuss the results of the assessment with the relevant manager so that they can jointly define project optimisation measures and provide support in their implementation. As a result, standard project management and project consultation structures are created directly within the organisation.
Ottmann & Partner’s project management training products and services are supplemented by further project-related services such as project analysis and statements of work, project planning and control, project documentation, project assessment and project coaching. Project coaching gives managers and future managers the opportunity to brush up their knowledge and learn project management skills that are tailored to their organisation’s specific requirements.
When designing the course modules, Ottmann & Partner paid special attention to providing participants with practically relevant knowledge that they are able to implement in their own projects straight away. Participants actually work in small teams on transfer projects over a several week period. Initially, they are taught the theory so that they can use it in the transfer project, which helps to deepen their understanding of it and its practical application. Participants also learn methods of discussion and argumentation in small teams, and then to present the results of their work. The workshops help them to assimilate the material they have learned and they also promote teamwork, which is absolutely indispensable in projects, as well as communicating methodical competence in management and the essential soft skills.
In addition to modular weekend courses and workshops, Ottmann & Partner provides preparatory courses IAPM certification. At the end of the courses, participants can take an examination leading to an internationally recognised certificate at the competence level covered in the course.
We offer our course modules on fixed dates as public courses and on an in-house basis at the clients’ premises or a location of their choice.
Our service portfolio also includes:
- development of individualised courses that are tailored to the client’s needs
- integration of internal company processes in training materials
- explanation of internal company documents
Please contact us if you are interested in an in-house course.
The Ottmann & Partner team
Dr CJ Fitzsimons
Dr CJ Fitzsimons has been a leadership development consultant, trainer and coach for over 15 years. He is a successful author of textbooks and a member of the International Enneagram Association. At times he was also on the International Enneagram Association’s Board of Directors. CJ was a core member of the team that developed the standard publication “Project Manager”. He is a Certified Performance Coach and Consultant, Certified International Project Manager (IAPM) and trainer at Ottmann & Partner GmbH.
Dr Christopher Hausmann
Dr Christopher Hausmann has a degree in sociology. He is a project consultant, has been a project management trainer at Ottmann & Partner GmbH since 1999 and is a project management lecturer at various colleges and universities. He is also the IAPM International Association of Project Managers’ Senior Official for the Metropolitan Area of Bremen.
Dr Michael Homberg
Dr Michael Homberg has been supporting and advising companies of different sizes in many sectors of industry in their project activities since 1995, and he has also trained numerous project managers up to certification level. He has many own certifications, including Certified Project Management Trainer (IAPM), Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM), Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM), certified "Management Mental Coach Trainer" and Certified PMF Trainer (GPM). Dr Homberg has authored diverse articles and textbooks on the subject of project management. He has been a certified consultant, trainer and training partner with Ottmann & Partner GmbH since 1997.
Kerstin Kreßner has a degree in engineering, with precision engineering and process technology as her specialist subjects, and a degree in business administration. She has been a managing partner in engineering and consultancy firms since 1992 and has also worked as project programme manager. Kerstin is a systemic coach for business processes, holds Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM) certification and is a trainer at Ottmann & Partner GmbH.
Björn Krupezki has many years of project management experience in the logistics, IT and electro mobility sectors. Björn’s teams have been nominated for and won awards, including the Clean Tech Media Award, the Bavarian State Prize and the German Land of Ideas Award, reflecting his outstanding organisational capabilities.
He is Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM), consultant and trainer and he has been a trainer for Ottmann & Partner GmbH since 2009.
Katja Kuchenmeister has a degree in business administration with the specialist subjects of international HR management and business English. She has more than 15 years of experience at international corporations managing projects in the areas of marketing, communications, public relations and the roll-out of online tools. Katja is a Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM).
Dr Thomas Lampert
Thomas Lampert has German degrees in economics and computer science, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance.
He has held various functions in IT, tendering projects and sales management over the last 25 years.
At seminars, workshops and courses Thomas helps organizations to improve their customer orientation and develop new strategies.
He has also written various professional articles and books, such as “Health made Simple” on the development of innovative business models and practice-related literature such as “The Innovative Potential of Cloud Computing” for mid-sized companies.
Dr Angelika Limmer
Dr Angelika Limmer is a certified integrative coach, mediation coach, Streitberg coach, creative coach and has an additional qualification in communication, motivation and creativity techniques. She is also a healing practitioner for psychotherapy. At Ottmann & Partner GmbH Dr Limmer specialises in “burn-out“ and “health is a management issue“.
Günter Markowitz has a degree in engineering and certification as Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM). For more than 15 years he has been working as project manager, trainer, course leader and coach. In the many years he spent as change and strategic project manager he built up an extensive repertoire of project management competencies. Günter is an IAPM Senior Official for the European Metropolitan Area of Vienna and trainer for Ottmann & Partner GmbH.
Benjamin Michels has been a project manager for almost 10 years and a project management trainer since 2008. He specialises in management, marketing and e-commerce organisational projects. In his courses he supports future project managers in diverse sectors of industry.
Christian Neusser completed a bank clerk apprenticeship before gaining a degree in business administration and a further qualification as controller and rating analyst. He is also a qualified trainer and coach. He holds various certificates, including Certified Senior Project Manager (GPM Level B) and Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM). He has worldwide consultancy engagements in the fields of project management, financing and restructuring, and he coaches and trains project managers. Christian has been a project management trainer for Ottmann & Partner since 2008.
Dr Roland Ottmann
Dr Roland Ottmann studied mechanical engineering, business administration and management. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from a UK university and a Ph.D. from a French university. For more than 30 years he has been working as a project manager, consultant and project management trainer. He is a certified trainer and senior project manager.
Ottmann was Chairman of the “Fachverband Projektmanagment” project management association in the German Association of Management Consulting Firms (BDU) for four years, spent ten years as Chairman and Managing Director of the German Association for Project Management (GPM) and held various positions at the International Project Management Association (IPMA). He initiated the German and International Project Excellence Award and was the project manager responsible for the Project Excellence Model. For ten years he was a member of the Excellence Award jury. Today he is a Delegate in the GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement’s Delegates Assembly, Chairman of the IAPM International Association of Project Manager’s Council of Experts and the IAPM’s Vice-President.
Ottmann has already provided training to more than ten thousand project managers at 150 companies around the world. For more than 20 years he has been Managing Partner of Ottmann & Partner GmbH. He has written diverse text books, including the standard publication "Project Manager" and “The Naked Project Manager“, which won the IAPM "Book of the Year" award.
Prof. Dr. Arne Petermann
Arne Petermann holds a doctorate in economics and has more than 10 years of experience as lecturer and management trainer. In addition to lecturing at German and foreign universities, he manages projects in the automotive and healthcare industries. His focus is on organisation and management.
Ingmar Petermann has a degree in industrial engineering with the specialisations of information and communication systems. He has been working as a project manager, consultant and project management trainer for more than 10 years. Ingmar is a Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM). He is also the IAPM Official for the European Metropolitan Area of Berlin and trainer for Ottmann & Partner GmbH.
Thomas Röllecke has many years of experience in the roll-out and use of knowledge management at international corporations and extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects in Germany and abroad. For 25 years Thomas has been holding courses and workshops in Europe, Asia and the USA. He is a Certified Project Director (IPMA Level A), member of the German Knowledge Management Association (Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement e.V.) and a trainer for Ottmann und Partner GmbH.
Dr Katrin Schickhoff
Dr Katrin Schickhoff is a Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM), project consultant and certified project management and management trainer. She has worked as a research assistant coordinating Federal Ministry for Education and Research projects and she managed an environmental protection programme for small and medium-sized enterprises in Berlin. Dr Schickhoff is the IAPM Official for the Metropolitan Area of Berlin.
Udo Schmidt is a Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM) and Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM) with more than 30 years of experience in quality and project management. He has held diverse management positions at corporations such as Krupp and Körber, including Project Manager and Head of Project Management for large equipment and machinery construction in turnkey projects and Quality Officer with responsibility for the roll-out, maintenance and optimisation of process-oriented management systems. He is a voluntary assessor and also trains assessors for the EFQM model (business excellence) and the IPMA model (project excellence). Udo is an IAPM Senior Official for the European Metropolitan Area of Hamburg and trainer for Ottmann & Partner GmbH.
Harald Steinmüller was Senior Project Manager and later Chief Technology Officer and Development Director at Electrolux, where his involvement in diverse international development projects enabled him to gain valuable project experience. Today he supports and advises companies implementing international projects as a freelance project partner. Harald is also a textbook author.
He has been a project management trainer for Ottmann & Partner GmbH since 2013 and is an official training partner of the IAPM International Association of Project Managers, moreover he's the Chairman of the International Project Management Council of Experts of the IAPM since 2015 .
Dr Hans Stromeyer
Dr Hans Stromeyer has a degree in medicine and a Master of Business Administration. Until 1999 he worked at the German Aeronautics and Space Research Centre (DLR), where he ultimately held the function of Head of Astronaut Training and Simulation. In 1997 he received the German Project Management Award for his work as project manager of the DLR’s MIR'97 project.
Later on he worked as assessor, jury member and jury chairman for the IPMA (International Project Management Association) Project Excellence Award.
Today he is President of the IAPM International Association of Project Managers, Certified Project Management Trainer (IAPM) and Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM).
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