Craig A. Perue is a Research Fellow at the Mona School of Business & Management where he conducts research in innovation and entrepreneurship. He lectures project management in the MBA program as well as the Department of Computing. As one of the earliest certified PMPs in Jamaica, Craig has been involved with the PMI Jamaica Chapter since 2004 and has served the Chapter in several volunteer leadership positions since 2012, including as President from 2013 to 2014.
Craig's earliest management experience was as a Quality Manager in the UWI's Pesticide Research Lab, working to make it the first lab in Jamaica to be ISO certified for testing pesticides. Following this he became an IT Manager in the UWI Mona's IT Department. In addition to numerous technical certifications in Microsoft, Cisco, and web technologies, Craig has been a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Ethical Hacker, a trained ISO9000 Lead Implementer, and a Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence. In 2008, he took his first pilgrimmage to Silicon Valley, where Craig received his training at the Expert Level in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Some of the notable projects Craig has been involved with, include developing the first one-stop eLearning facility in the Caribbean. In 2004, Craig and his youthful team of computer scientists, multimedia specialists and teachers, deployed OurVLE, a branded version of the open source Learning Managmeent System, Moodle. In doing so they made UWI one of the first four universities in the world to deploy a sophisticated eLearning infrastructure. This included developing and delivering several baccalaureate and masters degrees in medicine and education online across the Caribbean - many of them, the first of their kind in the world.
Craig's involvement with Agile projects dates back 12 years. He served as a Scrum Master in the Faculty of Social Sciences, before rolling out a Risk Management framework for the Inter-American Development Bank. He has served as an Advisor to the Minister of Education, where he used his skills in Six Sigma and Analytics to save the government of Jamaica over a billion dollars, and he has served as a Project Manager and Startup Coach with the World Bank.
His service to the project management profession now includes serving on the Projects Committee of the Universal Service Fund, and as President of the newly incorporated Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Caribbean Chapter.