Senior Program Manager (DAWIA III) with an MS in Global Leadership record of conceiving, designing, and implementing successful large-scale technical projects ranging from systems engineering, integration, and infrastructure to software development and hardware engineering in corporate environments and austere combat locations. Proven success scheduling and completing projects on time, within a budget, and to Department of Defense requirements. Possess unique ability to galvanize teams to achieve ambitious results.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Effectively managed multiple project teams of 50 direct report members and 300 indirect report including military, government, and contractors in domestic and Combat locations. Liaised with foreign partners to develop long-term processes that were sustainable with consideration to their government and cultural requirements business and budget targets of $2.3M a month.
Managed multiple independent projects with a value near $15M. Applied project management, acquisition, engineering, financial, contracting, logistics, RDT&E and business process improvements to maintain and develop the next generation of Signals Intelligence capabilities.
Maintained project budgets in compliance with Department of Defense directives and IAW the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
Provided legal justification for spending plans with congressional oversight. Successfully drafted and submitted a supplementary budget proposal for $3M of separate projects' unobligated funds to include essential upgrades to distributed systems deployed overseas.
Established and defined Software Development Life Cycle best practices for separate code.
Foundstone Ethical Hacking
Ensured buy-in from all team members, project owner and stakeholders and included sequences of steps that were quantifiable and achievable utilizing the Capability Maturity Model Integration and PMI methods, respectively
MS Project, MS Visio, MS Office, MS SharePoint, PeopleSoft, Windows, UNIX, LINUX
Business analyst, Personnel
Business process improvement, Policies
Capability Maturity Model, Process Improvement
Cisco router configuration, Processes
Hardware, Program Management
Contract Management, Coding
Database management, Project management
Delivery, Quality Assurance
Direction, Quality Control
Focus, Risk Management
Funds, Server migration
Government, Software design
HP Openview, Software development
IMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Information Systems, SSL
INSTRUCTOR, Systems Integration
Java Programming, Telecommunications
PROGRAM MANAGER III, 05/2013 to 03/2017 DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY – Orlando, FL
Performed Program Management activities on and ensured at least, the following Program Management responsibilities were conducted on Department of Defense programs of interest; Earned Value Management, Quality Assurance, Industrial Specialist surveillance activities, and Contract Management on: Medium Range Ballistic Missile Targets $MMM, Air Launched Targets $MMM, Lightweight Laser Direction Rangefinder $MM and Thermal Weapons Sights $MM.
Ensured the contractors maintained their build schedule IAW the IMS.
Revisited the IMS frequently throughout the program.
Conducted weekly meetings with the Program Support Teams and visited the facilities unannounced.
Incorporated where the facilities should in schedule versus budget for the program to be, and the disparity in where the program was.
Performed monthly Earned Value Management System (EVMS) surveillance on two of the programs as they met the dollar threshold and risk thresholds.
Conducted weekly Program Support Team meetings to ensure the functional specialist were accomplishing their tasks and to disallow the contractor from disengaging, particularly on safety issues.
While performing EVMS surveillance, discovered shortcomings on the contract, with the Missile Defense Agency and the contractor (unable to name due to contract restrictions.).
The deficient EVMS identified short comings, identifying $M of unaccounted for line items in the Program Management Plan.
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, 05/2010 to 01/2013 CENTER FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE – Pensacola, FL
Managed four project teams inclusive of personnel and budget.
Operated, maintained, procured, and developed personnel, hardware, software, and infrastructure, in preparation for going to combat units or the National Security Agency's Extended Enterprise.
Formulated plans and policies with consideration to diverse backgrounds and experiences of military, government, and contractor personnel.
Achieved project goals IAW the Integrated Master Schedules through focus on milestones, critical paths and communicating project status using Earned Value Management and leveling resources where needed.
Implemented Configuration Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) software process improvement methodology to include Extreme Programming (XP) commensurate with Agile sprints.
Ensured buy-in from all team members, project owner.
And stakeholders and included sequences of steps that were quantifiable and achievable utilizing Capability Maturity Model Integration and PMI methods, respectively.
Contained scope creep by adhering to the agreed upon Work Breakdown Structure and source documents, thereby saving approximately $500K in writing new code.
Implemented processes to reuse software and hardware code where feasible without sacrifice to functionality, reliability, or adaptability of applications with SSL and PKI security considerations.
Frontloaded software design with hardware vendor to allow for initial middleware coding to interface with hardware not yet delivered without sacrificing workforce morale, time, scope, quality, or budget.
Managed organizational operations by establishing direction, facilitating team-focused meetings, and tracking risk management through Operations Risk Management matrix consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies.
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, 05/2008 to 01/2010 MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND – Quantico, VA
Managed multiple independent, though reliant, $49.8M projects.
Applied project management, acquisition, engineering, financial, contracting, logistics, Research & Development, Test & Evaluation, and business process improvement to maintain and develop the next generation Marine Corps Signals Intelligence capabilities.
Successfully drafted and submitted a supplementary budget proposal for $3M of separate projects using unobligated funds to include essential upgrades to distributed systems deployed overseas.
Effectively managed multiple project teams of 50 members, military, government, and contractor, across four states and four offshore teams in the design, build, test and delivery of web-based applications, telecommunications, network distribution, database management and analysis systems.
Established build criteria with a combination of COTS/GOTS/MOTS hardware and software.
Objectives and thresholds of system capabilities with change requests considered and integrated into the project plan, with software development adhering to iterative and incremental models as well as traditional Waterfall methods.
Leveraged all possible resources to include major academic institutions and DARPA to reduce contract costs and alleviate duplication of effort on inconclusive project modules.
Established contracts with independent vendors and Department of Defense entities to ensure seamless integration, compatibility and compliance.
Maintained budget in compliance with Department of Defense directives and provide legal justification for spending plan with congressional oversight.
Continuously gathered customer requirements to ensure final product would allow maximum functionality in every configuration necessary for worldwide employment and mission success.
Acted as a liaison with National Intelligence Community partners to ensure compliance and standardization where feasible.
INTEGRATION PROJECT MANAGER, 06/2001 to 04/2007 NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY – Fort Meade, MD
Technical to Tactical Systems Integration Manager that supported worldwide customers given current technological advancements and limitations.
Deployed to Afghanistan in October 2001 and Iraq in 2004, supporting the US and Indigenous Forces in the Global War on Terror.
Ensured server migration and requisite software development efforts remained operational during reconstruction of facilities.
Developed new web-based solutions for project tracking from requirements to launch and delivery requiring XP methods due to the varying data types and formats.
Liaised with foreign partners to develop long term processes that were sustainable with consideration to their government and cultural requirements while maintaining a $M budget.
Global business analyst.
Mined global databases for business patterns and trends to determine gaps in distributed products and ensure accessibility to web-based applications and repositories.
M.S: GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP, 2010 UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO - San Diego, CA
DAWIA CERTIFIED PROJECT MANAGER: 2009
B.S: INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 2007 DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY - Fort Belvoir, VA
CERTIFIED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROCESS: 2005 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - Adelphi, MD