Aaron MacDaniel, MBA, PMP, CSM
BetterPM.com – Head Instructor
Aaron has over ten years of experience as a senior project manager and program manager. He has served as leader, manager, instructor, and software engineer working with education, technology, telecommunications, and healthcare companies. He has worked with Microsoft Research, Kaplan Test Preparation, Ciena Systems, Nortel Networks, Partners Healthcare, Harvard Medical School, Kaiser Permanente as well as other leading companies and institutions across US. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University, an MBA from Babson College, and is a certified Project Management Professional as well as a Certified Scrum Master.
Since starting BetterPM.com, Aaron has helped over 100,000 students prepare for the PMP exam from this website and the very popular mobile apps on the iTunes and Google Play stores. BetterPM continues to innovate with top-notch online project management education in both traditional and Agile project management.
Aaron has consulted with a variety of large companies since founding BetterPM, including Kaiser Permanente, where he led a large portion of the project to upgrade claims and other insurance systems in preparation for Obamacare.
Prior to founding BetterPM.com, he was a Manager within the higher education and healthcare consulting practice at Huron Consulting Group. During his time with Huron, he worked with 4 of the top 10 research universities in country, helping with a variety of strategic and technology implementation projects.
Over the course of his career, Aaron has worked on numerous projects involving training course development. Some of the topics included project management standards, software development methodologies, process standardization, and new product introduction. He has developed course syllabuses and material, trained and evaluated instructors, led classroom training, and worked with top university staff across the country. He has also been a part-time GMAT instructor and tutor with Kaplan Test Preparation.