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April 21, 2018

KSC-014 Michael Dobson, project management consultant, author, and lecturer.

MICHAEL SINGER DOBSON is an internationally known project management consultant, author, and lecturer. He’s the author of twenty books on various aspects of project management, office politics, organizational dynamics, and personal growth. A popular seminar leader and keynote speaker, Dobson brings a practical real-world background, good humor, and a dynamic personal style to make his topics come alive.


His book ENLIGHTENED OFFICE POLITICS (with Deborah Dobson) was named one of LIBRARY JOURNAL’s Top 100 Business Books for 2001. His novels FOX ON THE RHINE and MACARTHUR’S WAR (both with Douglas NIles) were both selections of the Military Book Club. His simulation game BATTLESYSTEM (also with Doug Niles) won the H. G. Wells Award.

His professional career prior to becoming a consultant includes:
•Vice President of Discovery Software International, marketing and project management for commercial software development
•Vice President of Games Workshop (US), marketing and business development for a UK-based game and toy company
•Director of Marketing and New Product Development for TSR, Inc., a Wisconsin-based game company
•President of Michael Dobson & Associates, a career counseling firm
•Senior Consultant of The Résumé Place, Washington, DC, specializing in Federal employment strategies
•Presentation Specialist/Museum Technician, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, helping to build the world’s most popular museum, with both curatorial/project management and public operations roles

His client list has included the U.S. Navy’s nuclear program, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Union Carbide, NASA, GSA Public Building Service, Australian State Rail, and many others. He recently authored the “Decision-Making” chapter for a NASA-sponsored textbook on systems engineering. He’s given well over a thousand seminars on three continents. Michael is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

He lives in the Washington, DC, suburbs with his wife and frequent co-author Deborah Singer Dobson, an organizational development executive, their son James, two Shelties and a tarantula—and the only Apollo spacesuit in private hands.

Reach him at For Michael’s fiction, visit

Before starting Timespinner Press and the The Story of a Special Day series, Michael Dobson had already written over 25 books, including novels, management and project management books, and historical studies.
Dobson was part of the original team that built and opened the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He wrote and developed exhibits, authored articles for Smithsonian books on aircraft, and managed public operations of the Albert Einstein Spacearium. In the 1980s, Dobson was head of game design and marketing for TSR, publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, leading an exceptional creative team in the development of cutting-edge entertainment products.
His bestselling book Practical Project Management has been called “the best project management book ever written. His book Enlightened Office Politics (co-authored with his wife Deborah) was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of 2001 by the prestigious Library Journal. Two of his novels were selected by the Military Book Club, and he won the H. G. Wells Award for game design for AD&D Battlesystem. His books have been translated into Chinese, German, Polish, and other languages.
In 2010, Dobson was awarded the Samaritan Medal for Peace and Humanitarian Service by the indigenous Samaritan people for his work in Israel and Palestine. He is the world’s only private owner of an Apollo spacesuit.

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