RIP: Rita Mulcahy

Rita Mulcahy is well known in the project management arena, having written the best and most successful PMP exam prep book as well as establishing RMC Project Management.

Today I am saddened by the news that Rita passed last Saturday after a protracted battle with breast cancer.

Rita was an internationally recognized expert on project management techniques, advanced project management theory, risk management and project management certification. Rita had over 15 years and US $2.5 billion worth of hands-on project experience, as well as over 10 best-selling project management resources to her credit. She spoke to thousands of executives and project managers each year, and had a reputation for helping people to learn and to have fun while doing it.

Rita’s company, RMC Project Management grew into an industry leader helping tens of thousands of project managers become professionally certified. Today, RMC Project Management continues to offer hundreds of Project Management training products including: books, e-books, e-learning courses, instructor led courses, live on line courses, and a variety of kits and self study materials. The company continues to grow with divisions in publishing, warehousing, distribution, online books, and real estate.

I used Rita’s exam prep to study for and pass my PMP exam. I had hoped to hear her speak one day and maybe even attend a class she personally led. I will settle for continuing to read her books and attend courses presented by her company.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of breast cancer foundation.

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