About

Robert R. Feldbauer

Hi, I’m Robert Feldbauer. I am the founder and President of MPM Global, LLC. Welcome to my website and blog.

My Content

I provide consulting, speaking and training with a primary focus on improving decision making and managing the unexpected on complex projects and advise senior leaders and provide an objective perspective for their organization’s projects.

For years, I have been involved in leading major projects from the Owner’s perspective to include several new hospital projects over $1B USD. I have hard fought experience combined with years of formal study and research of project management theory and practice. It is my contention that traditional project management tools and methods alone do not ensure project success and can even be the cause of failure if followed blindly. Knowledge and awareness of appropriate processes are required to understand and manage complexity. My mission is to be your trusted advisor for improving your understanding and leadership capabilities related to complex projects.

To that end, I write on project leadership, culture, team building, complexity and high reliability. On occasion, I will write about other leadership topics I hope you’ll find interesting that may not fit neatly into one of these categories. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to use on your projects and elsewhere in your professional life.

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My Biography

I have 20+ years healthcare senior executive experience with extensive project experience. I most recently served 6 years total in Qatar and United Arab Emirates in healthcare organizations with affiliations with US healthcare systems. My recent healthcare organization role was serving 3 years as Chief Operating Officer at a 400-bed teaching hospital in the UAE while simultaneously serving in a systems-level leadership oversight role for 4 new replacement hospitals being built in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. I have previous C-Suite and multi-department leadership experience in academic medical centers, health systems and hospitals.

I was hand-selected in 2005 as one of the first 50 healthcare engineers The Joint Commission hired as Life Safety Specialist surveyors. I then served as Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International’s Consulting Practice Leader for Engineering and Safety, where I led the development of Joint Commission Resource’s Health and Safety Design consulting and education service. My JCR/JCI consulting clients included several world class healthcare institutions.

I have been a board and committee member of several national and regional professional associations, most recently elected as Vice President for the American College of Healthcare Executives – Middle East North Africa. I previously several national committees for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), including the Facilities Management; Planning, Design and Construction (PDC); Advocacy; and Education committees. I also served on ASHE’s special task force which developed ASHE’s highly successful “Healthcare Contractor Certificate” program. My leadership roles include with the Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Tri-State Society for Healthcare Engineering.

I have received numerous awards and recognition for his work in healthcare to include honors such as ASHE’s Emerging Leader award and Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering’s Engineer of the Year.

Education and Credentials

My current management research is with the University of Liverpool finalizing my Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) doctoral thesis, which is an inquiry into the applicability and usefulness of high reliability concepts to improve project management practice.

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My prior education accomplishments include a Masters of Project Management, a Masters of Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management.

I am a board certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (FASHE). 

Speaking

Speaking Engagements

I am an oft-requested speaker on topics related to healthcare facilities, organizational leadership and managing project complexity. To discuss my availability for your organization, conference or trade show, please email me directly.

Publications

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My publications include feature articles in Health Environments Research & Design Journal, Arab Health magazine, Facility Care magazine, and an ASHE Management Monograph.

My Contact Information

You can contact me via email or follow me on LinkedIn or Twitter.