Richard Scudder

Richard Scudder

Project Management and Information Technology

Travels from:

Conifer, Colorado

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Richard Scudder, PhD, has designed and presented courses on project management and electronic commerce in several countries, including China, Chile, Peru, and Mexico. He is an expert in project and systems lifecycles, process management, database and data warehouse design, and estimating/measuring information systems. He has developed highly successful workshops on project management, project leadership, electronic commerce, and IT strategy.

From 1982 to 2016, Dr. Scudder taught at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business, one of the world's highest-rated business schools. He was professor and chair of the Information Technology and Electronic Commerce department. In addition to his activities managing the department, he taught courses including: database management, business intelligence, data warehousing, systems analysis, electronic commerce, and project management. He was also the chair of the Enterprise Project Management Institute at Daniels, as well as the Director of the Masters Program in Information Technology. During his 34 years at the college, he helped develop and teach courses in the MBA, including the MBA core. From 1996 to 1998, he served as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Denver.

Some of his clients have included:

  • InfoMatics: Seminars on Electronic Commerce/Information Technology (Hong Kong & Shanghai)
  • YiRen: Seminars on Electronic Commerce/Information Technology (Beijing Government Officials)
  • Infotech of Mexico: Information Technology and Strategy
  • Seminarium of Chile: Electronic Commerce Strategy/Agile Project Management. (Presentations in Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Mexico)
  • Qwest: Training programs on Information Technology Project Management, General Project Management, Project Risk Management, Advanced Project Management, and Project Scheduling Software
  • Western Management Institute of Beijing: Project Management
  • Marsh, Inc: Project Leadership
  • McKesson: Project Management and Advanced Project Management

As President of Scudder and Associates, he has also has been a successful Information Systems consultant for many organizations, including:

  • Coors: Developing information systems metrics
  • National Demographics and Lifestyles: Designing software development procedures
  • Citicorp Diners Club: Designing systems development life cycles
  • Colorado Association for Commerce and Industry: Database system development

Prior to his work as a professor and consultant, Dr. Scudder was Manager of Management Training for Manville Corporation where he designed and developed management training courses. He also acted as an internal consultant on organizational design projects.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business intelligence
  • Database and data warehouse design
  • Electronic commerce
  • Estimating/measuring information system
  • Information technology
  • IT strategy
  • Portfolio management
  • Project leadership
  • Project management
  • Strategic process management
  • Systems lifecycles
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Training Topics
    • Business intelligence
    • Data warehousing
    • Database management
    • Electronic commerce
    • Project management
    • Systems analysis