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     Date Submitted:14-02-2013
     Last Modified:14-02-2013 (04:54)
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     Current job:Chairman - Change Control Board
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLeadership, Project Management, Configuration Management, Software Development, Quality, Decision Making
    CV

    BUSINESS SUMMARY

    Senior level management of software development tasks, including resource allocation, priority management, personnel leadership, visioning, motivation, budget compliance and accomplishing goals – on schedule.

     

    20+ years experience supporting NASA Johnson Space Center – Houston, Texas.

     

    Chairman of Unity Houston Board of Directors.

     

    Ability to speak clearly, persuasively, and forcefully before an audience.

    Current experience in new business development and leadership in information technology applications.

     

    Ability to organize thoughts into a coherent form and target to a team in the most effective way possible, including proposal teams.

    Extensive experience in project management, leadership, consulting, and reengineering of Information Systems.

     

    Strong organizational skills, effective productivity habits, and a strong sense of discipline.

    Combined in-depth leadership in leveraging technology to support client's business objectives.

     

    Maintain a large, carefully cultivated network of valuable relationships.

    Accomplished in strategic focus, clear communication, strong personal/team skills, and continuously improving methodologies.

     

    Ability to evaluate information, sort the potentially valuable from the trivial, analyze its relevance and meaning and relate it to other information via critical thinking skills.

    Proven, value-added management/leadership experience in assisting clients at leading technology organizations deploy new technology, implement quality activities, infrastructures, and resources required for improvement and profit.

     

    Proven decision-making skills that leads from analysis to action, knowing what to do based on the information available, quickly and effectively to achieve business goals.
     

     EXPERIENCE CHRONOLOGY

    2008 - Present - Chairman of Software Configuration Management Control Board for United Space Alliance Flight Software Element.

    Completed a Level 5 CMMI certification in Software Development at United Space Alliance.

    Internal advisor to the Boeing Company in Business Process Reengineering involving a new business development effort.

    Manager of Software Development Team of 12 programmer/testers for Space Shuttle

    application tools used to build and test flight software.

    Benchmarked comparative industries and technologies to define best practices and practical cost reduction strategies, while holding safety and quality performance constant.

    National Director for the National Management Association, a professional association that is focused on leadership and personal skills development.

    Developed a process and quality metrics collection and production system which is currently in use to monitor and correct process.

    Implemented Lean Six Sigma culture within current organization.

    2003 - 2008 - Project Manager for United Space Alliance in the development and design of techniques and reconfiguration processes for enhanced communication and reliability.

    Responsible for resource estimating, developing project time-lines, tracking resource consumption and leading others to achieve quality, milestones and deadlines.

    Responsible for directing the implementation of an ISO 9001 quality system for United Space Alliance.


    1997 - 2003 - Chairman of the United Space Alliance Software and Procedure Change Control Board.

    Responsible for Configuration Management of all software and process changes and discrepancies, including action assignment and trending.

    Developed comprehensive metric sets to graphically display trends and focus management attention.

    Implemented electronic workstation documentation technology that provided interactive. display of current, approved procedures, and established a review and authorization process for on-line changes and modifications - 39% cost reduction realized.


    1990 - 2007 - Manager for Rockwell Space Operations Company in the Flight Software Production and Operations Department.

    Developed teams, processes and procedures systems to enhance the production of error-free, mission critical flight software for all Space Shuttle Flights.

    Implemented continuous improvement programs utilizing management metrics, and emerging technological innovations to support strategies of higher quality, lower cost, and motivated cross-functional work teams.


    SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     

    Awarded Joint Service Commendation Medal during combat assignment in US Army.

     

    Specialize in complex, technical and management negotiations with commercial customers.

    Managed programming development and production staff through the use of effective project schedule planning, tracking, and problem management.

    Developed, implemented and maintained formal Configuration Management plans which incorporated ISO9001 Quality Assurance standards and SEI Capability Maturity Model features.

    Facilitated the rapid implementation of a Total Quality Management program at Rockwell International, with emphasis on continuous process improvement and managing with metrics to affect specific changes to the work processes to eliminate defects.

    Proficient in Windows/Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and MS Project.

    Served as Director of Harris County Municipal Water District #67 with the responsibility to oversee multiple million-dollar budgets, as well as legal, engineering, and financial consultants.

    Education in Information Systems and Management – Associate Degree from San Jacinto College – May 1981, under graduate hours in Management Systems, Information Management and graduate hours in Mediation Techniques and Future Studies from University of Houston – Houston.

     

    Received Certified Manager (CM) rating from Institute of Certified Professional Managers located at James Madison University – April 2005.


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