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Dr. Ginger Levin is a senior consultant and educator in portfolio, program, and project management with more than 40 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Her specialty areas include program management, business development, maturity assessments, metrics, organizational change, knowledge management, and the project management office. She is active in providing training to others as they study for their PgMPs®. She is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in its master’s degree program in project management and at SKEMA, France and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in their doctoral programs in project management. Before her consulting and teaching career, she was President of GLH, Incorporated, a woman-owned small business in the Washigton, DC area for 15 years, specializing in project management. Earlier, she had a career in the U.S. Government, working for six agencies in positions of increasing responsibility for 14 years.
Dr. Levin is the author of Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers and the coauthor of Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model, Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management—Second Edition (2008); Project Portfolio Management; Metrics for Project Management; Essential People Skills for Project Managers; Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams; The Advanced Project Management Office: A Comprehensive Look at Function and Implementation; People Skills for Project Managers; Business Development Capability Maturity Model; and ESI International’s PMP® Challenge! She was a major contributor to ESI’s PMP® Study Guide.
Dr. Levin is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a frequent speaker at PMI® Congresses and Chapters and the International Project Management Association. She is certified by PMI® as a Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a Program Management Professional (PgMP®), and she was the second person in the U.S. to earn the PgMP® designation. She is also certified as an Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) Professional.
Dr. Levin holds a doctorate in public administration from The George Washington University, where she also received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on large organizations. She also holds a master of science in business administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor of business administration from Wake Forest University.
J. LeRoy Ward, ESI Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Management, is responsible for ESI’s worldwide product offerings and international partnerships. His 17-year career with four U.S. federal agencies has served to complement Mr. Ward’s delivery of project management programs to clients around the world.
Mr. Ward has authored numerous articles and publications, including Project Management Terms: A Working Glossary; with Ginger Levin, Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model, PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, PMP® Exam Challenge! and, with Carl Pritchard, The Portable PMP® Prep: Conversations on Passing the PMP® Exam, a nine-disc audio CD set. A dynamic and popular speaker, Mr. Ward frequently presents on program and project management and related topics at professional association meetings and conferences worldwide. Since 1991, he has worked to provide the most comprehensive guidance to project management professionals, helping them to pass the PMP® Exam.
Mr. Ward holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and a master of science degree in technology management, with distinction, from The American University. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the International Project Management Association, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Project Management Institute (PMI®). He is certified by PMI® as a Project Management Professional (PMP® No. 431) and a Program Management Professional (PgMP®), and he was one of the first to earn the PgMP® designation.