This book is based on almost 60 years of project management experience on the part of the senior author, Earl Hall, and more than 15 years experience for the junior author, Juliane Johnson. Both Earl and Juliane have worked on a wide range of projects of all types and sizes.
Dr. Earl Hall has graduate training as an engineer and as a sociologist and economist. Although his engineering career focused mainly on projects particularly jet engine projects he also found time to design and develop servomechanism control systems that produced patents in his name, which are assigned to General Electric.
Juliane Johnson is an information systems specialist who has applied her project management skills in a variety of settings where information systems were needed to implement new concepts, including Internet technologies.
In the early 1980s, Earl, with Professor Dan McNamara, developed the first graduate course in project management for the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Earl and Juliane have taught more than 2,500 senior managers and project managers in intensive seven-week project management workshops hosted by the University of St. Thomas Management Center.