• Leadership – I’m your “Point Person” with full responsibility of Leading, Coaching & Enabling cross-functional teams in successfully executing projects, including Business Planning – Cost estimating – Budget management & tracking – Forecasting – Resource planning & assignment, Status meetings and Problem resolution are just part of that responsibility.  Team sizes have been from 5 to 100’s – and very often geographically distributed around the USA and world.  Management of other Project Managers is common.
  • Problem Solving – Work closely with Stakeholders, Customers, and Users in business analysis & functional requirements gathering, documentation and design using various techniques including:  requirement workshops, JAD sessions, interviews, document analysis, and qualitative questionnaires.  Business analysis deliverables, including:  business process, task and work flow descriptions, business process models, use cases, scenarios and business rules – and mapping requirements into road maps.
  • Business Strategizing & Planning– After identifying the problem to solve – features need to be specified and requirements need to be prioritized and managed.  Contracts need to be negotiated.  Proposals and revenue forecasts need to be prepared.  Budgets need to be forecasted as well.  And ROI analysis needs to be done.
  • Customer Focus– Keen understanding of user requirements.  Seeks to ensure the project and organization is aware and supportive of customer needs.
  • Team Enablement– Ability to creating self-organizing and managing teams and teams that become productive very quickly.
  • Owning & Driving Projects to Completion– Directing the entire product life cycle from “Market Research” – “Requirement Gathering” – “Design” – “Development” – “Test” – “Market Launch” & “end of life”,  plus years of “Technology” hands on work.  Ownership and awareness of a project requires management of all aspects of the project: Resources, Scope, Schedule, Budget as well as Risks, Issues and Changes that can derail any project.
  • Process Improving kaizen” is a well known term for continuous improvement – there is always room for improvement in organizations to deliver operational and cost benefits.  Knowing when and where to kaizen processes is an art.
  • Leveraging Methodologies– Methodologies are just a tool for achieving a successful project.  Many times there are multiple methodologies that can be used in to ensure the best project success.  Methodologies I’ve leveraged include: ITIL – SDLC – AGILE  – LEAN – Waterfall – RUP – SCRUM / XP – SCRUMBAN – KANBAN.
  • Artifact Creating– 20+ years experience in creating effective artifacts and presenting just the right information and amount of information for the audience, such as:  Business Plans, Charters, Budgets, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Marketing Plans, Statements of Work (SOW), Contracts, Business/Marketing Requirement documents (BRDs/MRDs), Risk Management documents, Communication Plans, Project Plans, Road maps, Resource assignments, Project Templates, Training Manuals and Courses, Support plans, Launch Plans, etc.