The spark for Project-Assistant.com began over 30 years ago at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). The need for a simplified project management solution was validated while consulting and training over 300 companies.
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Founder and President
Founder Stephen Stofanak was leading certificate courses in project management at the University of New Hampshire and providing consulting throughout New England. Over his 22 years of teaching and consulting, he noticed one thing his adult students had in common – none of them held project manager titles yet managing projects was a significant part of their job. The problem? Because they had no training and were using software designed for experts, their collaborations overwhelmingly created poor communication, budget overruns, missed deadlines, and underwhelming outcomes. He knew these dedicated professionals needed a beginner’s tool that could unite their team and deliver quality results.
Stephen himself is no stranger to the challenges of project management. In every role that he’s had in 35 years of business, project management has always been vital. He has been tasked with leading teams of anywhere from 5 to 130 people, collaborating with multiple stakeholders, and working with companies and nonprofits alike.
During his 23 years at DEC, which specialized in minicomputers, Stephen helped develop the Digital Program Methodology (DPM) that managed systems integration projects. This experience ignited the vision for Project-Assistant.com. He was also a change management consultant. One of his priorities was to participate in applying early rule-based artificial intelligence to help configure and site plan customer computer systems.
As an independent consultant, Stephen delivered guidance to a variety of organizations throughout New England. Project management support included strategic planning, quality management, business process improvements, change management, team development, employee management, and information systems development and implementation.
Project-Assistant.com LLC is a virtual, project-oriented company utilizing expert independent consultants and companies for services.