J. DAVIDSON FRAME is professor and dean of academic affairs at the newly created University of Management and Technology, a graduate university focusing on the management of projects, technology, telecommunications, information technology, and risk. From 1979 until 1998, he was on the faculty of The George Washington University (GWU), where he served as chairman of the Department of Management Science; director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Innovation; and director of the International Center for Project Management Excellence. He established GWU's master of science degree program in project management, which grew within two years to be the world's largest program of its type.
Prior to joining the GWU faculty, Frame was vice president at Computer Horizons, where he led some thirty projects involving software development and quantitative model building. From 1990 to 1995, Frame was director of certification at the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest society of project professionals. From 1996 through 1998 he was PMI's director of educational services.
Frame has consulted with and trained executives at many organizations, including AT&T, Lucent Technologies, NCR, SITA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Asea Brown Boveri, IBM, Motorola, GTE Internetworking (BBN), 3M, Fidia Pharmaceuticals, CUNA Mutual, China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Executive Office of the President, the federal courts, the Internal Revenue Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Australia Graduate School of Management, the Korean Industrial Technology Agency, the World Bank, and the United Nations. Since 1983 he has trained an estimated twenty thousand executives in the