About the Author
As a professor in the Department of Business Administration at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Dr. Kathy Schwalbe teaches courses in project management, problem solving for business, systems analysis and design, information systems projects, and strategic technology. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where she taught a graduate-level course in project management in the engineering department. A frequently requested speaker and consultant, Dr. Schwalbe provides training and consulting services to numerous organizations and addresses professionals at several conferences each year. She worked for ten years in industry before entering academia in 1991. She has served as an Air Force officer, systems analyst, project manager, senior engineer, and information technology consultant. Dr. Schwalbe is an active member of PMI, having served as the Director of Communications and Editor for the Information Systems Specific Interest Group (ISSIG), VP of Education and Student Chapter Liaison for the Minnesota chapter of PMI, and member of PMI's test-writing team. Kathy was named Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Association of IT Professionals. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Minnesota, her M.B.A. at Northeastern University's High Technology MBA program, and her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.