Author: Rich Murphy

Rich Murphy has been generally recognized as one of the “thought leaders” in the project management software field. He started his project management career as the lead scheduler on a 7 year/$4 billion engineering and construction project. Rich eventually moved full time into the project management software field with one of the leading vendors in the industry. Over the next 20 years Rich and his team developed some of the leading PM systems including one of the first multi-user, multi-project Windows based systems. Rich has a long history with Microsoft Project; he was one of the original beta testers of Microsoft Project for Windows. And in August 2000, Microsoft acquired Project Enterprise which Rich and his team had developed. As part of that acquisition, Rich joined Microsoft and was appointed as the original Solution CEO for Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management solution based on SharePoint. Many of the concepts in Project Enterprise (such as the Enterprise Global and Enterprise Resource Pool), became the basis for Project Professional and SharePoint based Project Server and later included in Microsoft’s Project Online cloud offering. Contact rich at