About

Working Strategies Inc. grew out of a desire to impact individuals and organizations that were going through important transitions.  Originally formed in 1998 , the company emphasizes project management and organizational development.   We spend a lot of time helping other organizations build the very best human and project systems possible for meeting new challenges.  When we partner with others, we don’t simply look to fill a role.  We also seek opportunities that stretch us and challenge us to be better at what we do.

Wil McClennen, PMP CMC

With nearly 20 years of experience in project-oriented businesses, Wil is fortunate to have worked in all capacities on countless projects from the $20K improvement initiative to the $40M enterprise-wide colossus.  He has had the chance to be involved with technology, product develop­ment, organizational change, process re-design, and service delivery projects in industries as diverse as automotive, entertainment, pharmaceutical, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, tele­communications, and technology.
 
Through this experience, Wil commits to learn something from every single project he joins … and it’s been quite an education. Wil is a certified professional, but managing projects is experiential work more than anything.  His constant, direct exposure to project dynamics has helped him develop a pretty good ear for what’s working and what’s broken in projects.  Being able to uncover root causes of project outcomes is how Wil helps you to influence your projects in just the right way to ensure success.


Wil's experience includes:

  • Led or supported the development and integration of 5 IT and Enterprise Project Management Offices (PMOs).
  • Ran development programs for several hundred managers and coached more than 60 project managers using live projects.
  • Improved performance consistency by authoring multiple project management methodologies.
  • Senior Project Director to a contract Biotechnology research organization.
  • Provided oversight for the creation of the Practitioner and Advanced Project Management University Certificate Programs.  Designed program competency model and served as subject matter expert.
  • Wrote 5 PMI-approved, multi-day, workshops on general and advanced project management. Created a web-based management simulation workshop that uses mathematical models to approximate human behaviour.
  • Conducted numerous organizational assessments.  Provided short and long-range implementation plans to evolve the organization.
  • Developed multiple project management tools including  a status reporting application to detect spending and progress trends in projects and a parametric time & cost modeller using 600 scope inputs and 27,000 historical data points.


Wil has worked with:

ACNielsen, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bank One, Bayer, Bridgestone, Candle, Cigna, EarthLink, Epicor, Grainger, Maritz, Ontario Ministry of Revenue, PacifiCare, Sony Pictures, State Farm, States of Oregon and Virginia, SunGard, Systemation, Travelers, Washington Mutual, WellPoint, Whirlpool, Verizon Wireless, and others ...