James P. Lewis
Fairview, North Carolina
Certified to teach:
Project Management: Tools‚ Principles‚ Practices
How to Communicate‚ Influence‚ and Negotiate
Team-Based Project Management
Mastering Project Management
Career Planning for Project Managers
Project Leadership Laboratory
Whole Brain Project Management
James P. Lewis‚ Ph.D. is an experienced project manager‚ who now teaches seminars on the subject throughout the US‚ England‚ and the Far East. His solid‚ no-nonsense approach is largely the result of the 15 years he spent in industry‚ working as an Electrical Engineer‚ engaged in the design and development of communication equipment. He held various positions‚ including Project Manager‚ Product Engineering Manager‚ and Chief Engineer‚ for Aerotron‚ Inc. and ITT Telecommunications‚ both of Raleigh‚ NC. He also was a Quality Manager for ITT Telecom‚ managing a department of 63 quality engineers‚ line inspectors‚ and test technicians.
While he was an engineering manager‚ he began working on a doctorate in organizational psychology‚ because of his conviction that a manager can only succeed by developing good interpersonal skills.
Since 1980‚ Dr. Lewis has trained over 30‚000 supervisors and managers in Argentina‚ Canada‚ England‚ Germany‚ India‚ Indonesia‚ Malaysia‚ Mexico‚ Singapore‚ Sweden‚ Thailand‚ and the United States. He has written articles for Training and Development Journal‚ Apparel Industry Magazine‚ and Transportation and Distribution Magazine‚ and is the author of Project Planning‚ Scheduling and Control‚ Third Edition‚ Mastering Project Management‚ The Project Manager’s Desk Reference‚ Second Edition‚ and Working Together: The 12 Principles Employed by Boeing Commercial Aircraft to Manage Projects‚ Teams‚ and the Organization‚ published by McGraw-Hill‚ and Fundamentals of Project Management‚ How To Build and Manage a Winning Project Team‚ and Team-Based Project Management‚ published by the American Management Association. He is co-author‚ with Bob Wysocki‚ of The World-Class Project Manager‚ published by Perseus in 2001. The first edition of Project Planning‚ Scheduling and Control has been published in a Spanish edition‚ and the AMACOM book Fundamentals of Project Management has been published in Spanish and Portuguese.
He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Psychology‚ both from NC State University in Raleigh. He is a member of the Project Management Institute. He is also a certified Integral Coach(SM)* and a certified Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument** practitioner.
He is president of The Lewis Institute‚ Inc.‚ a training and consulting company specializing in project management‚ which he founded in 1981.
* For information on Integral Coaching, go to www.newventureswest.com.
** For information on the HBDI, go to www.hbdi.com.