Principal Pragmatist, Erin Vang

Erin Vang, PMPErin Vang, PMP, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist with Global Pragmatica LLC®. She has over twenty years of experience in statistical software documentation, quality assurance, project management, and localization, most recently as International Program Manager for the JMP Research and Development at SAS, and previously with Abacus Concepts and SYSTAT.

Vang holds degrees in music performance and math from St. Olaf College and Northwestern University, is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional, and has extensive training in facilitative leadership and conflict resolution. She writes a regular column for Multilingual magazine and has led ENLASO’s annual Thought Leader Forum since its inception. Vang wrote the first JMP Scripting Guide (for JMP 4) and is a recognized expert in JMP scripting, having led numerous large-scale JMP scripting projects and written a variety of minor and major JSL-based custom tools for Fortune 500 clients.

Vang plays horn in professional orchestras throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys cooking, homebrewing, and sea-kayaking. She is collaborating with Mira Z. Amiras in “kaddish in two-part harmony.” For much more on her activities outside Global Pragmatica LLC®, see

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Photo of Vang: Glenn Currie Photography.

Background art: Painting by Zsuzsi Saper, March 2009.

Logo art: Digital photograph by Erin Vang. A photo taken at 4:35pm inside the Akershus Festning in Oslo, Norway in December 2008. My goal was to show how early it gets dark in the winter when you’re that far north, but the iPhone’s complete lack of exposure-control gave me something more interesting instead.