Client-focused technical professional with extensive experience solving business problems. Diverse industry experience in banking, healthcare, insurance, and telecommunications. Professional expertise includes Project/Program Management, Agile/Lean, Business Process Improvement, Information Technology, and Coaching & Training. Extensive international experience. Accomplished professional speaker and writer.
Agile Coaching & Facilitating
Business Process Improvement
Software Development Lifecycles
Increased project management maturity by one level on a CMMI scale through development and deployment of a custom project management methodology to over 1000 project managers world-wide
Increased mission effectiveness by 35% and reduced costs by $4 million/month through structured process improvement initiative
Led executive team of volunteer organization; increased membership by 100% while improving customer services
02/2008 to Current
Executive Project Manager/Agile Coach IBM
Responsible for implementing business process improvement initiatives at clients using Design Thinking, Lean/Agile techniques and IBM BPM software.
This includes developing SOWs, staffing, planning, and delivery of BPM solutions.
Provide expertise to tailor agile project management approach to meet project needs and coach clients on agile approaches.
Oversee internal PMO, including coaching internal team members and methodology improvement.
IBM Certified Executive Project Manager.
01/2003 to 01/2008
anaging ConsultantPM Solutions － Havertown, PA
Provided clients expertise on improving operational processes and aligning them with business strategy.
Evaluated client capabilities, made improvement recommendations, developed plans and led improvement efforts.
Assisted in business development activities.
01/1997 to 01/2002
Senior ManagerSPRINT PCS － Overland Park, Kansas
Directed a team of five project managers responsible for multiple projects.
Assumed PMO role to develop processes, tools, and communications to support projects.
Coached project managers and resolved resource and schedule conflicts across multiple business units.
01/1994 to 01/1997
Project ManagerOWENS ILLINOIS － Toledo, Ohio
Responsible for software development projects supporting Sales and Marketing for a company with over
$3.8 billion annual sales.
Responsible for full software development life cycle, including requirement definition, design, development, testing, and roll-out.
Assessed staffing requirements and managed resources.
01/1987 to 01/1994
Commissioned OfficerUNITED STATES NAVY
Held numerous technical management positions in communications and intelligence.
Supervised staffs of up to 35, managed projects worldwide, and interfaced with members of foreign militaries.
BS: Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Illinois － Chicago, IllinoisElectrical Engineering
Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
Project Management Institute (PMI), Newtown Square, PA 2000 - 2016
Involved in local and global activities to support professional project management organization. Served as Chair of 5000 member Specific Interest Group (SIG) and supported local chapter. Founding member of Agile Community of Practice, director of Social Media team and member of Agile Global Standards committee.
Why Agile May Not Be the Silver Bullet You're Looking For. Bob Tarne, 2015 PMI Global Congress Proceeding
Taking off the Agile Training Wheels, Advance Agile Project Management using Kanban, Bob Tarne, 2011 PMI Global Congress Proceedings
Don't Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater: How to Combine and Use Both Agile and Traditional Project Management Approaches, Bob Tarne, 2007 PMI Global Congress Proceedings
Contributing Author - PMP Exam Cram 2, Michael Solomon, 2006, Que Certification
Ten Barriers to Communications, Bob Tarne and Dave Ellingsworth, Proceedings of PMI 2002 Seminars and Symposium
Contributing Author - The Electronic Apple Pie: Deploying Advanced Telecommunications Capabilities to All Americans, Carol Weinhaus, Larry Stevens, Sandra Makeeff, et al, July 21, 1998
Contributing Author - A Guide to Evolving Wireless Services, Carol Weinhaus, Charlene Lagerwerff, Bill Brown et al., December 7, 1998
Agile, approach, business development, business process improvement, business strategy, coach, coaching, client, clients, delivery, IBM, Marketing, processes, Project Management, requirement, Sales, Scrum, Six Sigma, software development, staffing, technical management
MS : Business-Information Technology Management BS : Electrical Engineering Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
Create a job alert for [job role title] at [location].