Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps organizational leaders see problems and risks in their product development so they can remove impediments.

Johanna is the author of these books:

  • – Project Portfolio Tips: Twelve Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start & Finish

  • – Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio

  • – Essays on Estimation

  • – Manage Your Job Search

  • – 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 is writing a book about agile and lean program management. She writes columns for and, and writes two blogs on her web site,, as well as a blog on