Who Are We?
Transition Bites is owned and operated by a partnership of three individuals:
The idea for the site came from ProjectBites.com – a project management education portal created by David Barrett. David was approached by Sandy Lawrence in 2021 with the idea of cloning ProjectBites for the Transitioning Military sector.
David has enjoyed a 30-year career in the project management business that has led him to create this education portal.
Most recently he has been a professional speaker specializing in project leadership and strategy execution. He is also a regular blogger, podcast host, author, and education advisor with Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University and the founder of the Masters Certificate in Project Management at Schulich.
David’s career includes the creation and directing of a project management conference business: ProjectWorld and Project Summit, a training company, a software development firm, a speaker bureau and a project management portal called ProjectTimes.com.
He is the author/co-author of 7 books including: ‘The Power of The Plan’, two versions of ‘The Keys to Our Success’, ‘Leadership Perspectives’ and ‘7 Elements of Strategy Execution’.
I’ve enjoyed a 40-year career in project/program and portfolio management. For the last 10 years I’ve worked in the DoD community at both Special Operations Command and Central Command, which fueled my desire to help military transition as they retire their uniform, to evaluate their journey including a career in project management and the PMP. I offer guidance through my books and speaking engagements. I ran my own successful software company for 12 years and can help those interested in focused goals and targeted roadmaps. I have written several articles in the area of project management and military support, which can be found on her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shlawrence/.
My passion and appreciation for the military inspired me to co-author 5 books through GR8Transitions4U.com, which I co-founded, aimed at helping military transition into the corporate workforce; specifically, in the areas of Project Management, Logistics, IT, and Cybersecurity.
I am very excited to share the release of my 6th book in the Military Transition Series titled “The Transitioned Veteran: Success Beyond Service.” Available on Amazon in paperback or e-book.
I have a Bachelors in MIS and a Masters in Curriculum and Technology from USF. Credentials include: PMP, PgMP, PfMP, Organizational Transformation I, several ITIL foundation and intermediate certifications, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Scott is a senior management consultant with over 30 years of experience specializing in financial management and process reengineering. His areas of expertise include: financial analysis, project, business and risk management.
He is a Certified Professional Accountant. He has acquired Project Management Professional, Agile and Lean Six Sigma certifications. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Corporate Canadian Directors. He specializes in the identification, resolution and improvement of management challenges faced in the private and public sectors.
His public sector work has includes Federal Prosecution Services, Natural Resources Canada, Department of National Defense (Army, Air and Head Quarters), Aboriginal Affairs, Industry Canada, and the Crown Corporation – Canada Post. Marquis private sector clients include work with Abbott Canada and Caterpillar in his role as owner and President of the Project Management Centre.