During her consulting career, she has assisted managers, teams, and organizations become more effective by applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management. Shes helped Engineering organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire technical people, manage projects, and release successful products faster. Her action-based assessment reports have helped managers and teams improve their projects, products, and financial results. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher in the areas of project management, people management, and problem-solving.
Johanna has written over 100 articles and papers, maintains two blogs, and is a frequent contributor for Fast Companys online career center, Software Development, Computerworld.com, and StickyMinds.com. Johanna is a coauthor (with Esther Derby) of Behind Closed Doors, Secrets of Great Management. She is the author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds, and is a coauthor(with Denise Robitaille) of Corrective Action for the Software Industry. Johanna is also a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.