About Us

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About Our Company

Project Widgets has built our reputation by creating Microsoft Project solutions that meet our customers' unique business requirements. We specialize in designing and developing custom Microsoft Project solutions that help our clients maximize the value of their investment. The Project Widgets team of experts will work with your organization to make Microsoft Project easier and more intuitive to use, so project managers can focus on managing their projects instead of managing their project management technology.

As experts in Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management (EPM) suite of products, and a recognized Microsoft Gold Partner in Project and Portfolio Management, Project Widgets can assist your organization with the implementation of Microsoft Project, Project Online, and Project Server. Our sophisticated add-ons to Microsoft Project – our “widgets” – leverage Microsoft’s latest development technologies to enhance your EPM platform and ensure it reflects the uniqueness of your organization.

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Our Mission

Desires to obtain
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Our Vision

Resultant pleasure
The great explorer of the truth, the master-builder human happiness one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself.

Our Value

Except to obtain
To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it.

Meet Our Team

Ira Brown

President and CEO
Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, is a leader in the field of project management and a recognized Microsoft Project expert. He has over twenty-five years of experience helping organizations implement Enterprise Project Management solutions, applying his "front line" experiences to ensure the success of your project. Ira is a widely published author of Microsoft Project books, including co-author of such books as:
  • Que's Using Microsoft Project (Special Edition) from Macmillan Publishing
  • Microsoft Office Project Bible from Wiley Publishing (contributor)
  • Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project in 24 Hours from Macmillan Publishing
Ira graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University, majoring in Marketing and Economics. He and his family reside in Wilmington, Delaware.

Ken Jamison

Senior Project Management Consultant
Ken Jamison has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) for 27 years and has over 30 years of experience as a consultant, project manager, and project controls engineer. As an expert in Microsoft Project, Ken has delivered professional services to numerous Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries, and has created a wide array of Microsoft Project-based processes and tools. Ken was the founding president of the Western New York Chapter of the Microsoft Project Users Group, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rochester Chapter of the Project Management Institute.

Andrew Crawford

Project Management Consultant
Andrew Crawford is a Microsoft Project Certified Professional with more than 10 years of experience managing projects and providing Microsoft Project-related training and instruction, teaching in both classroom and online settings. Andrew graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Westfield State University, majoring in Criminal Justice. He resides in the Wilmington, Delaware area.

Jan Goodman

Project Management Consultant
Jan Goodman has worked in the Project Management consulting industry for more than 15 years. An experienced project manager, she has led marketing programs and provided operational, training and documentation support in diverse environments. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of a top-selling Microsoft Project guide.   After graduating from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, Jan served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. During her Reserve service, she was activated for a brief Desert Storm mobilization and spent several interesting weeks working at the Army's Threat Analysis Center.

Erica Truono

Office Manager
Erica Truono has been a key member of the Project Widgets team for over 5 years. She serves as the company's Office Supervisor, expertly managing all administration and financial matters for our diverse team. Erica graduated at the top of her Delaware Technical and Community College class with a degree in Business Administration and Management. Erica lives in Wilmington, DE with her husband and spoiled pup Bruno.