Fortune 500 Company Hybrid-Cloud Deployment
Project manager for provisioning and hardening 45 VMs & O/S, configuration of individual and master application Ansible playbooks. Worked closely with client and third party for deployment of cloud and on prem infrastructure. Managed cutover to new Nexus 9K switches. Maintained project status in WorkFront.
Fortune 100 Company WiFi and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Upgrade
Project Manager for 150+ building upgrade for deployment of Aruba AP215, AP225, AP275 access points and DAS infrastructure. Managed deployment of DAS head-end and infrastructure in administrative buildings and sound stages.
Fortune 500 Subsidiary Cyber Security Vulnerability Remediation
Project Manager for vulnerability remediation for Windows and Linux hosts. Developed and coordinated remediation protocol, managed vulnerability remediation approval and scheduling, and facilitated project communications to ensure no production impact.
Online/Mobile Banking Service Provider Security Audit
Project Manager for information security assessment consisting of policy review, architecture analysis, device audit, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and PCI gap analysis.
Hospital Technology Refresh
Project manager for 200 bed hospital technology refresh. Conducted project kickoff, developed detailed work breakdown structure, managed communications with key stakeholders.
Fortune 500 Company -- Infrastructure Upgrade and Migration
Critical application and infrastructure upgrade initiative to move from an aging legacy iSeries environment to a new IBM Power 7 hardware and software environment. In addition to installing and configuring new highly scalable and redundant i770 environments, the project successfully migrated all legacy iSeries development, test and production environments hosted in 12 LPARS with minimal disruption to global business partners. Worked closely with Wipro and Cognizant on this project. 25,000+ hour global project.
Major University Medical Center -- Storage
Project Manager for implementation of a 2 petabyte EHR storage and enterprise backup solution.
Fortune 500 Company -- Backup Network
Managed backup network architecture analysis project for 1400 server network.
Major Entertainment Company -- Network Migration
Managed $1.3M data center/LAN/WAN upgrade project replacing older Cisco technology with current Cisco products and migrating the network. Project involved client’s corporate, online, and broadcast environments in 4 business locations and a data center located across the US.
Cash Logistics Company -- Network Security and Redundancy
Managed enterprise network security and redundancy upgrade. This project included 100+ branch offices and a data center. Core was replaced with redundant Cisco Cat 6509 switches in two data centers. Cisco Security Agent was deployed to 100+ servers and 1500+ workstations. New wireless access points were deployed to all branches. Worked closely with Cisco and IBM.
Air Freight Company -- Application Development
Engagement/project manager for development of new invoicing software for the largest US Section 134 air freight company.
Cash Logistics Company -- "Smart Safe" Product Management
Managed development of CashLink "smart safes" used for cash management in convenience stores, fast food restaurants, and quick service restaurants.
Cash Logistics Company -- Manufacturing Outsourcing
Managed outsourcing of manufacturing. Planned and managed 50,000 sq. ft. plant closure.
Department of Defense
Managed support for multiple Air Force flight test programs at the Air Force Flight Test Center. Project Manager for development of installation packages for US Navy surface combatant underwater fire control systems. Held Top Secret/SBI clearance.
MatrixPM uses best-practices as much as project circumstances and the customer environment will allow. Do you hear crickets when you ask about risk in your organization? I do - all the time. If you can't think of risks on a project, you're not thinking hard enough (or possibly, at all)!
Our Project Leadership Principles:
And a Few Other Guiding Principles
Proper prior planning prevents poor performance -- with the following in mind:
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?
The longest path from start to finish is a short cut.
The problem with communication is the illusion it has been achieved.
And finally, from Peter Drucker:
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
MatrixPM will always seek to identify and minimize risk on projects. Over the years I've spent a good deal of time in between projects in the mountains and I've come to appreciate the similarities between mountaineering and technology projects. The mountains are beautiful, hazardous, and occasionally deadly. Here is what Friedrich Nietzsche had to say about the mountains:
"Mountain climbing is a risky activity and not to be taken lightly no matter how easy or benign your chosen peak might seem. Remember: Looks can be deceiving. The mountains are filled with danger and drama. Lightning can stab out of a clear sky. Thunderstorms quickly form and drench you with rain and sleet. Rockfall and avalanches sweep down mountain faces. Difficulties can slow you, forcing you to bivouac in the open. You or your climbing partner can have an accident, causing all kinds of complications. If you’re a novice and inexperienced in the ways of the mountains, then it’s wise to go with more experienced companions or a guide. You can learn from them what it takes to be safe in the mountains so you can return another day for a new adventure."
Sounds like a technology project to me!
More of my thoughts on projects that have gone sideways, project management principles and cyber security here: Meditations on Project Management and Cyber Security
United States Naval Academy Graduate, student naval aviator, Surface Warfare Officer
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