Philip R. Diab


My Bio

For more than 20 years Philip Diab has led global teams across four continents and in more than 15 countries. He has expertise in the areas of organizational strategy, transformation, and execution. As a tireless advocate and a recognized leader in project management, Philip traveled to more than 30 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, & the Middle East representing the profession and PMI.

Philip is a two time PMI Board of Directors member who served on PMI’s Governance Committee for four years and as PMI Global Chairman in 2008. During that time he met with thousands of practitioners and established a solid understanding of the nuanced approach of project management in the field, particularly as it applies to the topic of his book Sidestep Complexity: Project Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Organizations. Philip’s most recent work includes the development of a new approach to implementing PMOs in organizations built as an online training program. To learn more about it visit

Philip’s professional experience includes work with blue chip global organizations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, and BlueCross BlueShield. His consulting engagements focused on a wide range of strategy and transformation programs in several industry sectors.

Philip holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College. He is also a certified PMP.

  • Strategy & Transformation 85%
  • Large Scale Project/Program Management 90%
  • Business Process Improvement & Change Management 80%
  • PMO Setup & Operations 95%
  • Corporate Governance & Business Models 75%