Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth Harrin
Elizabeth Harrin
  • A project manager and project leader in healthcare technology in the U.K.
  • Author of eight books about project management
  • Fellow of the Association for Project Management
  • Finalist in the Management Book of the Year Awards 2014 for "Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World" (now in its second edition)


Elizabeth Harrin is a former writer for The Balance Careers covering project management. Her writing covered all facets of how to be successful in a project management role.

In 2000, Harrin began working in project management in the financial services sector (including two years in Paris, France) before moving into the health care industry. She has experience leading multi-million dollar projects with large teams and also knows the challenges that come with getting smaller initiatives off the ground and completed. She’s particularly interested in stakeholder engagement and team communications. She coaches mid-grade project managers looking to improve their skills. She authored an online course on project reporting.

She is the author of six books about project management and general business skills. Harrin is the award-winning blogger behind the blog A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, which aims to help teams get work done and improve project communication. She is widely published on project management topics and has contributed to numerous websites and magazines.

Harrin is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management and a member of the Project Management Institute.


  • "Project Manager" (BCS Guides to IT Roles)

  • "Collaboration Tools for Project Managers"

  • "Customer-Centric Project Management"
  • "Better Networking Skills: Networking Tips for Professionals" 
  • "Overcoming Imposter Syndrome" 
  • ProjectManagement.com


Harrin graduated with degrees from the University of York and Roehampton University in the U.K.

She is certified in PRINCE2, a structured project management method and certification program. She is additionally certified in MSP (Managing Successful Programs) and P3O Practitioner (Portfolio, Program, and Projects Offices). Developed by the U.K. government, this program helps organizations build support structures that enable the successful delivery of their portfolios of change programs and projects.


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