Senior Program Manager with a record of conceiving, designing and implementing successful large-scale projects ranging from systems engineering, integration, and infrastructure to software development and hardware engineering in corporate environments and austere locations. Proven success completing projects on time, within 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 up to 50 direct report members and 355 indirect report including military, government, and contractors in domestic and overseas locations. Liaised with foreign partners to develop long-term processes that were sustainable with consideration to their government and cultural requirements while achieving business and budget targets.
Managed independent projects valued near $16M. Applied project management, acquisition, engineering, financial, contracting, logistics, Research & Development, Test & Evaluation and business process improvements to maintain and develop the next generation Marine Corps Signals Intelligence capabilities.
Maintained project budgets in compliance with Department of Defense directives and provided legal justification for spending plans with congressional oversight. Successfully drafted and submitted a supplementary budget proposal for $23M and received it from separate projects' unobligated funds to include essential upgrades to distributed systems deployed in combat.
Established and defined Software Development Life Cycle best practices for separate code requirements.
Ensured buy-in from all team members, project owner and stakeholders and included sequences of steps that were quantifiable and achievable utilizing the Capability Maturity Model Integration and PMI methods.
Academic, Project management
Budget, Quality Control
Business analyst, Quality Assurance
Business process improvement, Research
Cisco router configuration, Risk Management
Hardware, Server migration
Contracts, Software Development
Creativity, Software developers
Database management and analysis, SSL
Databases, Systems Integration
Database development and integration, Telecommunications
Decision-making, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM MANAGER III, 10/2012 to 12/2017 DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY – Orlando, FL
Performed Program Management activities on the following programs: Air-Launched Targets ($MMM), Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Targets ($MMM), Lightweight Laser Direction Rangefinder ($MMM) and Thermal Weapons Sight ($MMM)
Gathered data by holding weekly meetings with the Program Support Teams and Visiting the facilities unannounced
Incorporated where the contractor should be as far as the schedule and spend rates and, where the government program managers laid out plans for the program to be, and the disparity in where the programs were
Performed Earned Value Management on two programs as they met the dollar and risk thresholds
Held weekly Program Support Team meetings to ensure the functional specialist were accomplishing their tasks and to disallow the contractor from disengaging, particularly on quality issues
Engaged both the customer (government) and the supplier to ascertain where the shortcomings were and the steps, that were required to take to alleviate the disparity
Interacted with customers and clients to identify business needs and requirements
SENIOR TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER, 02/2010 to 04/2013 CENTER FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE – Pensacola, FL
Managed five project teams and a $M annual budget to operate, maintain, procure and develop personnel, hardware, software and infrastructure.
Formulated plans and policies with consideration to diverse backgrounds and experiences of military, government and contracting personnel.
Achieved project goals 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.
Established and defined Software Development Life Cycle best practices for inexperienced software developers to provide a framework for database development and integration testing.
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.
Managed organizational operations by establishing direction, facilitating team-focused meetings, and tracking risk management through theOperations Risk Management matrix consistent with established goals, objectives and policies.
Motivated and insulated project teams from difficult cross-functional team friction, varying ideas of methods, and coding preferences while under an imminent deadline.
Saved the project from failure by providing development parameters to the teams without sacrificing technical creativity.
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, 05/2008 to 01/2010 MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND – Quantico, VA
Managed multiple independent, though mutually reliant, $MM 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 $M of separate projects budgets using unobligated funds to include essential upgrades to distributed systems deployed overseas ($MM).
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.
Established contracts with independent vendors and Department of Defense entities to ensure seamless integration, compatibility and compliance.
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.
PROGRAM 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.
Ensured server migration and requisite software development efforts remained operational during the reconstruction of facilities.
Liaised with foreign partners to develop long term processes that are sustainable with consideration to their government and cultural requirements while maintaining an $8M 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.
Interacted with customers and clients to identify business needs and requirements.
Coached team members on productivity strategies, policy updates and performance improvement plans to accomplish challenging goals.
Met with project stakeholders on a regular basis to assess progress and make adjustments.
Delivered training for staff development, change management and materials, process and technical controls.
Planned and executed meetings to connect organizational representatives, community members and clients.
Controlled resources and assets for deployment department activities to ensure compliance with industry standards and government regulations
M.S: GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP, 2010 UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO - San Diego, CA
DAWIA CERTIFIED PROJECT MANAGER III: 2009
CERT SFTWR ENGINEERING PROCESS, NSA FORT MEADE, MD
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR: 2009 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - Adelphi, MD
B.S: INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 2007 DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY - Fort Belvoir, VA
Ministry of Defense, UK
Additional coursework taken to better understand my project team members and enhance decision-making:
HP Openview Network Node Manager, Cisco router configuration, Information Assurance, Java Programming, OC-3/OC-12 Multiplexer maintenance, Software Process Improvement, Information Systems Security Engineering, Software Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
M.S : GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP , 2010 DAWIA CERTIFIED PROJECT MANAGER III : 2009 CERT SFTWR ENGINEERING PROCESS, NSA FORT MEADE, MD
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR : 2009 B.S : INFORMATION SYSTEMS , 2007 Ministry of Defense, UK
Additional coursework taken to better understand my project team members and enhance decision-making:HP Openview Network Node Manager, Cisco router configuration, Information Assurance, Java Programming, OC-3/OC-12 Multiplexer maintenance, Software Process Improvement, Information Systems Security Engineering, Software Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
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