J. LeRoy Ward is executive vice president for Enterprise Solutions for IIL, Inc. He is a respected, global expert in project, program, and portfolio management working as both a practitioner and consultant to government and industry worldwide. He is a popular speaker who presents on universal and timeless topics in the field, and whose insights, commentary, and sense of humor are enjoyed by a wide range of audiences. He has authored nine books and more than 40 articles in project and program management. In 2013, he was awarded the Project Management Institute’s Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award.