Oliver F. Lehmann, MSc, ACE, PMP

Trainer for Project Management & Project Business Management

Based on decades of professional work as a practitioner and trainer, expect challenging seminars that are packed with insights, fun, and real-life stories.

I am your trainer to bring these topics to your project managers and project business managers:

  • Essentials in Project Management
  • Essentials in Project Business Management for
    - Buyers of project work
    - Vendors
  • Expert topics, such as
    - Business development
    - Risk management
    - People management
    - Connective Leadership
  • Preparation for PMP and CAPM certifications
  • Developing and delivering growth programs for your employees with a focus on project business
  • Custom topics meeting your specific requirements

Further services:
  • Keynote speaker for your conference
  • Coach, workplace and structured
  • Mentor
  • Auditor
  • Project Business Healing Day facilitator
  • Project business mediator
Trainer profiles:

Volunteer experience:

  • Project Business Foundation
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PMI Southern Germany Chapter

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Public Speaking

Upcoming events

The Return of Process Groups 

18 Jan 2023, presentation at PMI Germany Chapter, addressing PMI's new Process Groups Practice Guide and its relevance for practitioners and exam candidates (PMP, CAPM). The event is free.

Details and registration

Legal Acumen for Project Business?

30 Jan 2023, online talk with Sarah Schütte, lawyer with a focus on project business. The event is free.



Conflicts in Project Business (German)

30 Jan 2023, 7 PM CET, Presentation at PMI Germany Chapter. Topic: Conflicts in Project Business.

Details and Registration

Project Business - Lessons from NASA

24 Feb 2023, online talk with Ed Hoffman, former Chief Knowledge Officer at NASA with a focus on project business. The event is free.




Managing Risks in Project Business

16 Dec 2022, online talk with Dr. David Hillson, the "Risk Doctor". 


Introducing Process Groups: A Practice Guide

28 Nov 2022, presentation at PMI Germany Chapter in Ulm.

Download the presentation slide deck

Certification for Project Business

21 Nov 2022, online talk with Lee R. Lambert, a founder of the PMP certification. 



As a long-time professional trainer, speaker, and author I have upskilled employees from many companies.

Here is a selection of names you may recognize.

  • Airbus
  • Allianz
  • Bosch
  • DB Schenker
  • Fujitsu
  • General Motors
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Honda
  • IBM
  • Integrata (Recommendation)
  • IU International University
  • KPMG
  • Linde Group
  • Lufthansa
  • Management Circle
  • Marcus Evans
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Microsoft (Recommendation)
  • Munich Chamber of Commerce - IHK (Recommendation)

  • Olympus SI
  • oose Innovative Informatik
  • Oracle-Peoplesoft (Recommendation)
  • OSP International
  • Project Business Foundation
  • Project Management Institute - PMI (Recommendation)
  • Reply
  • Roland Berger
  • SAP (Recommendation)
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Shipley
  • Siemens
  • Teamviewer
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Telefonica
  • The Project Group
  • T-Systems (Recommendation)
  • Turner & Townsend
  • VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure


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Situational Project Management - The Dynamics of Success and Failure

There are no "best practices" in project management. The same practice that was successful in one project situation may fail in another.

But which approaches and behaviors are beneficial in which project situations? And which are detrimental? Research gives clear advice. 

Auerbach Publications
ISBN 9781498722612

Order from publisher

Read as Taylor & Francis E-book 

Project Business Management

The essential and authoritative book for individuals and organizations involved in Project Business.

Describes the specific challenges and risks of Project Business for buyers, sellers, and other players and how to address them along the project business process from Make-or-Buy decision to final close-out of the contract. 

Auerbach Publications
ISBN 9780367522070

Order from publisher

Read as Taylor & Francis E-book

Articles in PM World Journal 

Papers and articles with a focus on project management and project business management, seen from different perspectives and with different areas of focus.

For buyers and sellers. Award winning.

PM World Library
ISSN 2330-4480

Free download from publisher


Project Management Institute (PMI®)

(Since 2002)

Project Business Foundation®

2019 - 2022

  • Co-Founder
  • President

Since 2022

  • Owner

Note: The names and logos of PMI, Project Management Institute, and the Project Business Foundation are marks owned by their respective holders.