I just heard the sad news that Rita Mulcahy, founder of RMC Project Management and a true pioneer in project management, has passed away after her five-year battle with breast cancer. My condolences go out to her husband and two young children. She will be missed. You can find her short obituary on the RMC website.
Rita was a well-known and popular figure in project management. Her exam prep books and other materials have enabled thousands of folks to pass some pretty tough certification exams, including me. When I sat the PMP exam many years ago, there were very few sets of preparatory materials available and no training classes to be found. Rita’s first book of exam prep questions and summaries got me through the PMP exam on my first attempt. May her project management legacy live on and her pioneering efforts continue to enable success.