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The Smart PM

The Smart PM is a Woman Veteran-Owned Small Business with Certified Project Management Professionals, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, and Smartsheet Solution Providers that love what they do! 


We have developed holistic Smartsheet Solutions for PMOs, IT, HR, Marketing, Finance, and other sectors. Together, we’ll create smarter working environments

for you and your team and the know-how to take it to

the next level.


We are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and provide onsite, virtual, and hybrid consulting options, as well as the ability to travel to your location.

Our Team

Meet our leadership team

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Our Mission

  • To enhance your team with a Smart PM, not another "consultant" 

  • To provide rapid proficiency with Smartsheet and smart solutions

  • To consistently help you deliver extraordinary results without sacrificing your team or time

Recent Podcasts

Now That's Smart - Project Management Office Hours Podcast


Hear the story behind Melissa starting The Smart PM

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Project Management and Technology - Collaborative Connections Radio Show


How much easier would life be if there was an app to streamline your business or you could outsource all of your projects to someone else?  Take a listen.

Show Me Your RAID Log with
Special Guest Melissa McDonald


Our History

  • 2019 MCM PM Consulting founded in Phoenix, AZ

  • 2019 MCM PM Consulting reimagines an IT PMO for first Fortune 500 client

  • 2019 MCM PM Consulting implements integrated Smartsheet PPM solution for Fortune 500 client

  • 2021 MCM PM Consulting renamed The Smart PM

  • 2021 The Smart PM becomes a Smartsheet Aligned Silver Professional Services Partner

  • 2021 The Smart PM implements PMO and Smartsheet PPM solutions for $500M private equity company

  • 2023 The Smart PM expands their services into RAIDLog and Trainual.

  • 2023 The Smart PM is certified as VOSB and WOSB.

Our Clients/Projects

Our Technology Partners

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Trainual helps you solve everything you need to systemize and scale your team from 5 to 500. Training, onboarding, documentation, and delegation in one platform. From AI-driven documentation, automated onboarding & training, one-click role charts, connected roles & responsibilities, to easy  integrations and accessible SOPs. All in one place.

Smartsheet connects the business on a flexible, no-code platform that empowers anyone to create the solution they need with the control and security IT demands. 

From collaboration tools that keep teams aligned, to intelligent workflows that drive productivity, to end-to-end solutions for content and resource management, our platform empowers the entire enterprise to make an impact.



RAIDLOG is a modernized, SaaS based & AI-driven version of an old-school project management tool. Founded on "real project success", the notion that project leaders want help staying on top of their projects and managing the real causes of problems.

Using AI, real-time insights, collaboration features and more, RAIDLOG empowers project managers to see around corners.

Our Credentials

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Our Happy Clients

"I was lucky to have Melissa assigned as my Smartsheet consultant. After assessing our complex needs she came up with solutions that would work for us. She is sharp, quick, and incredibly focused on success. Her project management skills and leadership skills allowed us to establish a successful end project that exceeded our needs. Working with her is a pleasure and I hope to continue to work with her as our organization needs grow and change."

Kelly J., AbbVie HR Communications Assoc. Director

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