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The Smart PM

At The Smart PM, we don't believe in guesswork. Instead, we believe in delivering concrete results. We'll streamline your operations, enhance collaboration, and empower your teams to thrive. Say goodbye to uncertainty and hello to efficiency, clarity, and unparalleled success with The Smart PM by your side.

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

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 Leadership

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Our Mission

  • To transform your chaos into efficiency and clarity

  • To provide rapid project or Smartsheet proficiency 

  • 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

Melissa McDonald and The Smart PM Podcast

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

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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 partners with RAIDLog

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

Our Clients/Projects

Our Partners

RAIDLOG Project Mangement Tool Partner

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.



We deploy the best team in the industry to deliver Agile, Hybrid and Traditional Project Management and PMO solutions and resources to clients across the United States.  We serve multiple industries, and we support clients of all sizes from the local start-up to global Fortune 200 conglomerates.  All companies have projects, but few companies deliver projects successfully.  

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

Change Management Professional, CMP
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Smartsheet Certified Solution Architect
Smartsheet Certified Sales Consultant

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

Veteran-Owned Certified, VOSB
Women-Owned Certified, WOSB
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RAIDLOG Project Mangement Tool Partner
NaVOBA Certification
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