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The consulting firm of DLB Associates, LLC provides affordable business and project management consulting services. Our primary goal is helping companies achieve “world-class” proficiency in the delivery of their products and services by improving time-to-market, cost-to-market, and quality-to-market performance enterprise-wide through implementation of project management best practices. 
The expertise and experience of DLB Associates, LLC has helped many organizations achieve their strategic goals and objectives by effectively establishing modern project management practices to manage both large programs and short term projects.

Dennis Bolles is the President of DLB Associates, LLC and has more than 40 years of experience in multiple industries providing business and project management professional services. He has been a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) since 1985 received his Project Management Professional (PMP® ) certification in 1986 (#81) and is a founder/charter member of the PMI Western Michigan Chapter serving on its Board of Directors in several positions since its 1993 inception. Dennis is the PMI Standards Project Manager who led the project core team to a successful completion and on-time delivery of the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition in 2004. He has served on and contributed to multiple PMI Standards over the past 20 years.

He is a published author of many project management articles, served as Key Note speaker at PMI Congresses in St. Petersburg, Russia, Athens, Greece, and Santiago and Antofagasta, Chile. He is a guest speaker at PMI Chapter Dinner meetings and Professional Development Days across the USA, a presenter at several PMI North American Congresses and other Symposiums, and presents Webinars for PMI Chapters and Communities of Practice around the world. He is the author of Building Project Management Centers of Excellence, AMACOM, 2002. He is the Co-Editor of The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook, JRoss, 2011. He is the co-author of the books The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management, AMACOM, 2007 and A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts, PBMconcepts, 2012. Visit his website at for information about DLB Associates, LLC and for information about current and future book projects.


  • Providing guidance for the development of Project Business Management Offices.
  • Providing guidance for the developing corporate project management education and training programs and courses.
  • Providing guidance for the developing strategic planning, business objective development, portfolio, program, and project management processes, tools and templates.
  • Providing guidance for the translating the PMBOK® Guide standard into a workable proprietary methodology.
  • Performing organization project management assessments of performance and maturity planning.

Partial Client List

  • Adventist Frontier Missions
  • American Management Association
  • Donnelly Corporation
  • EDS & AT Kearney
  • Fleet Financial Group
  • FKI, Inc.
  • General Motors Corporation – Multiple Divisions
  • Herman Miller and Micare Division
  • International Institute for Learning (IIL)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Project Management Training Institute (PMTI)
  • Smiths Aerospace Digital Systems
  • Two Men and A Truck