Principal’s Bio: Stacy Goff

Principal’s Bio: STACY GOFF, the PM Performance Coach, is a US-based Project Management coaching and learning (sometimes called “training”) consultant. Mr. Goff’s professional affiliations include serving as co-founder and 2009-2015 President of IPMA-USA. And, he served two terms (2011-12, 2013-14) as the IPMA® Vice President of Marketing & Events. IPMA is the International Project Management Association–the world’s first professional PM association. In 2015, IPMA named Stacy an IPMA Honorary Fellow, in recognition of his contributions to the profession, and to society.

Stacy StandingGoff has also been a long-serving contributor to the Project Management Institute. By the year 2000, he had introduced over 45,000 pm practitioners to more-effective project management. He helped co-found a PMI® chapter in Colorado Springs, CO, and  participated in the project to develop PMI’s Project Manager Competency Development Framework, 2nd Edition. Significantly, he wrote Chapter 9, Visions for the PM Software Industry, for PMI’s book, Project Management Circa 2025.


Stacy has served as a Project Manager since 1970, and as a project management consultant since 1982. His consulting services focus on improving Project Manager and Stakeholder PM Competence, and PM performance. His methods improve project responsiveness and effectiveness for all types of organizations. Those include engineering, information technology, government, consultancies, pharma, defense/aerospace, health services, finance, insurance, ‘big oil’, and manufacturing.

Global Speaker

A popular, dynamic speaker, he has spoken at dozens of World Congresses, national events and regional symposia. He has done so in dozens of nations, just in the last ten years. In speaking engagements and his workshops, he presents insights of great interest to Executives, Managers, Project Managers, project leaders, technical staff, and team members. He leverages his experience by licensing his workshop materials, tools and methodologies to other consultancies, and to government agencies and enterprises on six continents.


Goff co-authored a comprehensive, 50 page chapter on Project Communication in IPMA-Germany’s extended National Competence Baseline. This revolutionary four-volume reference serves the advanced, competence-based development and assessment of project managers in Germany. It is a standard German university textbook, and a vital reference for IPMA’s advanced range of assessments in Germany. The books are essential for all truly competent project managers.

From the eighties onward, he co-authored and published an automated project management methodology for Information Technology projects. He developed an industry-changing risk management process and framework. And, in PM methods, he developed the unique Small Project Management, workshop, with a universal small project approach. A prolific writer, his articles and webinars appear on this website, and on the IPMA and PMI websites. His articles are translated and re-published (with permission) Worldwide. Recent examples include Poland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, India and China.

Mr. Goff brings a results-oriented approach to the project management world. He creates excitement for high-quality, on-time, in budget project performance, balanced with lasting business benefits. In his writings and presentations, he combines his knowledge of project management with a unique sensitivity for the human aspects of projects. The result: Increased project and business success.

Specialty Areas

A specialty of Goff since the early 1980s is to increase Enterprise-wide project management performance. He achieves this through increased managerial accountability, PM methods, and results-oriented PM Learning. He also offers Project Management Office enhancement, and improved Portfolio planning, management and reporting. Other specialties include:

  • Organizational PM Performance Assessment and Improvement recommendations. He helped develop and uses IPMA-USA PRO, the Performance Rated Organization standard for assessment and improvement of PM Performance.
  • Assessing and coaching to improve Individual, Project Team and Enterprise PM Competence and Performance, using PM CompModel.
  • Project consulting, including Rapid Initial Planning, Project Audit Support Service, PM Plan evaluation, Risk Assessment and Mitigation. When all else fails, he also offers crisis intervention, for existing customers.
  • Customized learning experiences in project management, using our audience-focused learning.
  • Project methods evaluation and enhancement.
  • Train-the-trainer licensing for in-house Project Management instruction.

PM Performance Coaches Increasing Personal, Project, and Portfolio Management Performance