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Rad, Parviz F., 1942 “
Achieving project management success using virtual teams / by Parviz F. Rad, Ginger Levin.
ISBN 1-932159-03-7 (alk. paper)
1. Virtual work teams. 2. Project management. I. Levin, Ginger. II. Title.
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To My Older Siblings
With whom I have had virtual family ties for most of my life
To My Husband, Morris Levin
With whom I have had collocated ties for much of my life
Parviz F. Rad is a Distinguished Service Professor and Director of Project Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds an M.Sc. Degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his over 30 years of professional experience he has served in governmental, industrial, and academic capacities . Dr. Rad has participated in project management activities and in development and enhancement of quantitative tools in project management in a multitude of disciplines including software development, construction, and pharmaceutical research. He has authored and coauthored over 50 publications in the areas of engineering and project management. Dr. Rad has been recognized as a Professional Civil Engineer, Certified Cost Engineer, and as a Project Management Professional. He is the editor of the Project Management Journal .
Ginger Levin is an Independent Consultant in Project Management with over 25 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science in Project Management program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She earned her B.B.A. from Wake Forest University and her M.S.A. and D.P.A. from The George Washington University, where she also received the outstanding dissertation award. For the past seven years, Dr. Levin has been active in the design and development of capability maturity levels at the organizational and personal levels, has supported Project Management Offices, and has developed numerous educational programs in project management. Prior to her work in consulting, she held positions of increasing responsibility with the federal government.