Ginger  Levin Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ginger Levin

Portfolio, Program, and Project Management Consultant and Educator
Self Employed

Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP (2nd in the world), OPM3 Certified Professional, is a Senior Consultant. She is the author or co-author of 13 books.


Dr. Ginger Levin is a Senior Consultant and Educator in project management.  Her specialty areas are portfolio management, program management, the Project Management Office, metrics, and maturity assessments.  She is certified as a PMP, PgMP and as an OPM3 Certified Professional.  She was the second person in the world to receive the PgMP.  As an OPM3 Certified Professional, she has conducted over 20 maturity assessments using the OPM3 Product Suite tool.

In addition, Dr. Levin is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she teaches in its M.S. in Project Management Program, for SKEMA (formerly Esc Lille) University, France, and RMIT in Melbourne, Australia in their doctoral programs in project management.  

In consulting, she has served as Project Manager in numerous efforts for Fortune 500 and public sector clients, including Genentech, Cargill, Abbott Vascular, UPS, Citibank, the Food and Drug Administration, General Electric, SAP, EADS, John Deere, Schreiber Foods, TRW, New York City Transit Authority, the U.S. Joint Forces Command, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Prior to her work in consulting, she held positions of increasing responsibility with the U.S. Government, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Personnel Management, and the General Accounting Office.

Dr. Levin is the author of Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers, published in 2010.  She is the co-author of  Program Management Complexity:  A Competency Model (2011), Implementing Program  Management: Forms and Templates Aligned with the Standard for Program  Management Second Edition (2008), Project Portfolio Management, Metrics for Project Management, Achieving Project Management Success with Virtual Teams, Advanced Project Management Office A Comprehensive Look at Function and Implementation, People Skills for Project Managers, Essential People Skills for Project Manager, The Business Development Capability Maturity Model, and ESI’s PMP Challenge! PMP Study Guide, and the PgMP Study Guide.  

Dr. Levin received her doctorate in Information Systems Technology and Public Administration from The George Washington University, and received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on large organizations.


    US Government - six agencies, 1970-1984
    GLH, Incorporated - co-opwner and President, 1983-1996
    Self Employed Consultant and Educator, 1996-Present

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Program management, portfolio management, knowledge management, the PMO, metrics, maturity assessments


Featured Title
 Featured Title - Program Management - 1st Edition book cover


Overview of Implementing Program Management

Published: Jun 25, 2012

Provides a program management methodology for use by program management practitioners and team members Mirrors the latest PMI Program Management Standard Follows the full program management lifecycle from pre-program preparation to closure Includes reports, forms, documents and templates available on CD-ROM for easy customization to the unique needs of each organization and its programs Category:

PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

Published: Jun 25, 2012

Watch Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, and co-author of PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition, speak about how this new edition can help you pass your PgMP exam.