Professor, Barney Seidle Chair in Construction Engineering
Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel ,

Visiting Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2205 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

  Additional  Praise for “Breaking the Code of Project Management”

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Read  a  recent interview with Dr. Laufer


This is an extraordinary book and an exceptional resource for project managers. The experience I had in reading Breaking the Code was repeated flashes of “That’s it!” A series of “nuggets of wisdom” that I would want to pass on to protégé project managers. . .  Scott Tibbitts, Managing Director, SpaceDev Inc.; Founder, Starsys Research Inc.

Breaking the Code of Project Management combines the rigor of Good to Great with the conviction of Organizing Genius and the spirit of In Search of Excellence. No project manager can afford not to read and re-read this superb book. Dr. Edward J. Hoffman, Director, NASA Academy of Program and Project Engineering and Leadership


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Dr. Laufer is a chaired professor of civil engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where he also served as the dean of the faculty. Currently, he serves as the director of the Center for Project Leadership at Columbia University and as a member of the editorial review board of the Project Management Journal.
During the last 20 years, Dr. Laufer has conducted research and taught at three U.S. universities. In his research, he has attempted to develop a “theory of practice” by uncovering, formulating, and articulating the “tacit” knowledge of more than 150 competent project managers from more than 20 advanced organizations.
Throughout the years, he has tested the results of his research in real-life settings, most intensively at
Procter & Gamble and at NASA.  Dr. Laufer has authored or co-authored five books on project management.
He has served as the editor-in-chief of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership Magazine, ASK, Academy Sharing Knowledge, as well as a member of the advisory board of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership.
Dr. Laufer has led seminars for executives and project managers in a wide variety of organizations, including AT&T, Bechtel, DuPont, Exxon, General Motors, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Mobile, Motorola, NASA, Procter & Gamble, Stone and Webster, Texaco, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Defense.