Kliem, Ralph L. 1951-

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KLIEM, Ralph L. 1951-

PERSONAL: Born November 26, 1951, in Honolulu, HI; son of Arnold (a military officer) and Philomena (a homemaker) Kliem; married January 3, 1981; wife's name Priscilla (a registered nurse); children: Tonia. Education: University of Idaho, B.A., 1974; Washington State University, M.A., 1980; postgraduate study at University of Washington.

ADDRESSES: Home—10402 180th Ct. NE, Redmond, WA 98052. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Safeco Insurance, Seattle, WA, methods analyst, 1983–85; Boeing, Seattle, WA, senior program manager, 1985–. Military service: U.S. Army, 1974–78; captain; received Army commendation medal.

MEMBER: Project Management Institute, Toastmasters International.

AWARDS, HONORS: Employee of the Year Award, Boeing, 1987, for seminar teaching.


(With Irwin S. Ludin) Data Processing Manager's Model Reports and Formats, Prentice Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1992.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) The People Side of Project Management, Gower Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1992.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) The Noah Project: The Secrets of Practical Project Management, Gower Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1993.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) Just-in-Time Systems for Computing Environments, Quorum Books (Westport, CT), 1994.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) Stand and Deliver: The Fine Art of Presentation, Gower Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1995.

(With Irwin S. Ludin and Ken L. Robertson) Project Management Methodology: A Practical Guide for the Next Millennium, Marcel Dekker (New York, NY), 1997.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) Reducing Project Risk, Gower Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1997.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) Project Management Practitioner's Handbook, AMACOM (New York, NY), 1998.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) Managing Change in the Workplace: A Twelve-Step Program for Success, HNB Publishing (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Irwin S. Ludin) Tools and Tips for Today's Project Manager, Project Management Institute (Newtown Square, PA), 1999.

The Project Manager's Emergency Kit, St. Lucie Press (Boca Raton, FL), 2003.

(With Harris B. Anderson) The Organizational Engineering Approach to Project Management: The Revolution in Building and Managing Effective Teams, St. Lucie Press (Boca Raton, FL), 2003.

Leading High-Performance Projects, J. Ross Publishing (Boca Raton, FL), 2004.

Contributor of numerous articles to business and information technology periodicals.

SIDELIGHTS: Ralph L. Kliem told CA: "I enjoy writing about my experiences and project management affords me the material for doing so. I do considerable research to buttress my ideas before writing about project management and try to give the material a unique perspective that sheds new light on the field. Increasingly, I am emphasizing the importance of leading people on projects."