Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman
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Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” helps organizational leaders see problems and risks in their product development. She helps them recognize potential “gotchas,” seize opportunities, and remove impediments. Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. She is the technical editor for Agile Connection and the author of these books:

  • Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
  • Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Cost or Schedule
  • Project Portfolio Tips: 12 Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start and Finish
  • Manage Your Job Search
  • Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Real Value in Your Project Portfolio
  • Hiring Geeks That Fit
  • Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
  • The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
  • Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management
  • Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People

She writes columns for and projectmanagementcom and blogs on her website,, as well on

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