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About the Author

Stanley E. Portny, president of Stanley E. Portny and Associates, LLC, is an internationally recognized expert in project management and project leadership. During the past 30 years, he's provided training and consultation to more than 120 public and private organizations in fields such as finance, consumer products, insurance, pharmaceuticals, information technology, telecommunications, defense, and health care. He has developed and conducted training programs for more than 30,000 management and staff personnel in engineering, sales and marketing, research and development, information systems, manufacturing, operations and support areas.

Stan combines an analyst's eye with an innate sense of order and balance and a deep respect for personal potential. He helps people understand how to control chaotic environments and produce dramatic results while still achieving personal and professional satisfaction. Widely acclaimed for his dynamic presentations and unusual ability to establish a close rapport with seminar participants, Stan specializes in tailoring his training programs to meet the unique needs of individual organizations. His clients have included ADP, ADT, American International Group, Burlington Northern Railroad, Hewlett Packard, Nabisco, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pitney Bowes, UPS, Vanguard Investment Companies, and the United States Navy and Air Force.

A Project Management Institute–certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Stan received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering and the degree of electrical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stan has also studied at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management and the George Washington University National Law Center.

Stan provides on‐site training in all aspects of project management, project team‐building and project leadership. He can work with you to assess your organization's current project‐management practices, develop planning‐ and control‐systems and procedures, and review the progress of ongoing projects. In addition, Stan can serve as the keynote speaker at your organization's or professional association's meetings.

To discuss this book or understand how Stan can work with you to enhance your organization's project‐management skills and practices, please contact him at Stanley E. Portny and Associates, LLC, 20 Helene Drive, Randolph, New Jersey 07869; phone 973‐366‐8500; fax 973‐366‐0077; e‐mail Stan@StanPortny.com; Web site www.StanPortny.com.

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