Listen to Billy S Mwape share his fascinating story and the exciting news of the birth of his new son! Billy joined us from Zambia as our first guest in 2021 and our first guest joining from Africa. He shares the Zambia culture, challenges he pushed through in 2020 and the exciting future he is building.

Billy was a featured speaker in the TED@PMI event in 2020 and he shared the experience with us. As parents we know that it is a hard job but it is especially challenging with a child with special needs. Billy shares how he and his family used the concepts and tools he has learned from Agile to help with his special needs child. You can watch his talk here –

2020 was a challenging year but Billy helped to stand up a new PMI chapter, PMI Zambia during the global pandemic. The chapter founders had to establish the chapter remotely working to build membership and value to the Project Management community in Zambia. Billy also shared he is building a music based Project Management Master Class. The class will preach unity and leadership bringing PMs together through the rhythms of music.

PMO Joe also shared the launch of a new global PMO Leadership community. The site provides PMO Leaders and team members access to Blogs, Books, Coaching, Consultants, Podcasts, Peer to Peer interaction, Speakers, Technology and Training. Use code PMOH to receive 20% off a Community Membership.

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Abil Consulting Limited is a Zambian registered company established by a highly powered and experienced couple on 30th May, 2018 to help management teams and Individuals make the big decisions: on Strategy, ICT Governance, technology adoption and Project Management Training.

Abil Consulting Firm provides affordable premium services especially to the under-serviced segments like the SMEs in Southern Africa. The Firm recognizes a big gap in quality training for project management and ICT governance and has pledged to bridge the gap by partnering with Individuals and organizations for true progress.

Billy S. Mwape

Billy S. Mwape is a Strategist, Project Manager, Risk and ICT Expert, TED speaker and Author with over 15 years of experience in the Banking and Mining sectors. He has among many others managed the following projects; ERP systems, Data center implementation, VoIP Systems, PABX systems, Corporate Governance systems, Credit Scoring system, Automation, Systems integration, Strategy formulation and Fund acquisition.

He holds a Master of Business Administration – Strategic Planning from Heriot Watt University, BSc. Computer Science from Copperbelt University and a Diploma in Telecommunication Systems from City & Guilds of London Institute. He is currently pursuing his Certified Expert in Risk management with Frankfurt school, Doctorate in Business Administration with Heriot Watt University and PMI-ACP.

He is a proven business and community leader with a passion for Project management and leadership training. He holds the following leadership roles: Vice President – Project Management Institute (PMI) Zambia chapter, Chairperson for Watt Club Zambia (Heriot Watt University Alumni), Area Director for toastmasters, Lusaka, Zambia. He believes that Project Management and leadership training is key to the attainment of organizational/national strategic goals, hence his passion to inspire African leaders through training and presentations.

Billy has the following professional certifications: PMP, COBIT 5, CCNA, MCT – Exchange server 2013, MCTS – SQL server 2008. He also has 10 years’ experience in computer programming using Java, C#/ASP.NET, Python, C++ and Ladder.

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Project Management Office Hours is intended to provide Project Management professionals a place to drop in and discuss Success Stories, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned. Project Management Consultant Joy Gumz has shared with us, “Operations keep the lights on, strategy provides the light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.”

Each of us has a unique story to tell, but collectively we share a message that organizations who embrace Project Management Best Practices perform better than those which don’t. Organizations which align Projects to Strategy perform better. Organizations with Engage Executive Sponsors deliver better results. Organizations which measure Project Management performance outperform those which don’t.

During our Project Management Office Hours, we hear directly from Industry leaders how to make an impact in our profession. How we, collectively, will Advance Project Management Best Practices, One Listener at a time!


THE PMO SQUAD focuses exclusively on PMO and Project Management consulting. Corporate America is full of Accidental Project Managers running projects who haven’t been trained to be PMs. To help solve this problem THE PMO SQUAD is on the Leading Edge with PMO As a Service. PMO As a Service allows our clients to focus on their respective core competencies while THE PMO SQUAD delivers Project Management expertise. Contact Joe at 678-591-7868. Follow The PMO Squad on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Your Host

Joe Pusz started THE PMO SQUAD to bring real world PMO Leadership experience to the consulting space and to advocate for Project Management through his blog The old saying is “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Following this mindset Joe left Corporate America in 2013 to start THE PMO SQUAD and work with fellow Natural Born Project Managers to advance Project Management Best Practices.