What Problem Do You Need Solved?
Please allow me to ask you a few questions...
- Do IT issues keep you up at night?
- Did recessionary brain drain leave you with knowledge gaps in your IT processes?
- Is it difficult to keep IT projects in lock step with evolving business requirements?
- Are you struggling to maintain a consistent project success ratio?
- Do cost overruns and project rework impact your bottom line and credibility?
- Have you developed a library of consistent, repeatable and measurable processes?
- Are you ready to respond to an unexpected data center outage?
- How have you helped prepare your business partners to maintain operations in an extended outage?
As an IT Consulting Services provider, I have helped some of the world's leading Fortune 100 enterprises conquer the ever-present challenges associated with business transformation, evolving business processes and managing diverse technologies. With over 20+ years of hands-on experience and leadership, I can solve your most complex IT problems with strategic cost effective solutions. Whether you need high-level CIO services to fortify your IT organization and develop bench strength, or want to transition your organization from ability to capability, implement lean optimization, virtualize non-core operations, harness new technology, or reduce costly overruns and rework, I have the expertise to turn your most difficult challenges into successes. Tell me about the IT challenges you face and I'll help you map out a solution.
- Strategic Agility
- Comprehensive Business Acumen
- Financial Acumen
- Balanced Decision Quality
- Functional/Technical Skills
- Drive For Results
- Manage Execution
- High Integrity
- Conceptual Thinker
- Develop Direct Reports and Others
- Interpersonal Skills
- Building High Performing Teams
Some of the areas I can help you with include, but are not limited to:
System Development Life Cycle (SDLC): I am a foremost expert with the System Development Life Cycle and author of The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC and the Winning With the SDLC series. Let me help you achieve unparalleled project success that meets or exceeds your stakeholders' expectations. Whether you use Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid methodologies, I have the know how to transform your processes to consistently get the job done on time and within budget.
Business Analysis: Before there was an International Institute of Business Analysis, I established and managed a Business Analysis Center of Excellence for a major pharmaceutical company. Over the years I've developed training materials and taught over 100 Business Analysts best practices based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, as well as establishing a Business Analysis Community of Practice. Chapters 3 through 5 of The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC and Winning With the SDLC: Requirements (Vol. 2) are dedicated to teaching the art, practices, processes and techniques of business analysis.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery: When the University of Connecticut needed to establish their Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery program, whom did they call? They called me! While at UConn, I successfully functioned as a transformational leader, built two governance teams, worked across a matrix organization, and drove change when I didn't own or control any of the levers. Among my achievements at the University, I led a project team using Agile methods to design, procure, implement and test a remote Critical Infrastructure Protection site. I can do the same for you and much, much more.
Identity and Access Management: On my very first I&AM project, I invented a method for electronically fingerprinting identities to solve the problem of reissuing credentials to someone who left an organization or changed their name. The electronic fingerprinting technique was so effective that it was accepted by the company's European operation because it supported data privacy laws. The technique could be used throughout this global organization of 120,000+ employees, which had a presence in 80 countries. I spoke specifically about my invention as an invited Guest Speaker/Panelist at the Digital ID World Conference in 2005. The topic was Cross-Domain Single Sign On, Provisioning & Policy: A Panel on Federated Identity Deployments, Expertise: Identity Electronic Fingerprinting.
Web Design and Development: Do you want to put up a new website or migrate an existing site to a premium, professional look and feel? I am a whiz at setting up and designing WordPress websites with the Genesis Framework. I also provide eCommerce and membership management solutions for any size organization. Even though I've worked primarily in executive leadership, I still love getting my hands dirty coding. For me, it's just fun! It keeps me occupied when I'm not focusing on the strategic or writing.
- Agile Variants
- Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
- System Development Life Cycle
- Waterfall Variants
- Microsoft Access
- SQL Server
- Adobe CC Suite
- MS Office
- Accelerated Implementation Methodology (Change Management)
- Business Management
- Capability Maturity Model Integration
- ITIL Foundations
- Organizational Leadership
- People Capability Maturity Model
- Prometheus Strategic Planning
- Six Sigma Green Belt
- Lotus Notes
- People Code
- Visual Studio .NET
- Active Directory
- Internet Information Server
- MacOS X
- Microsoft Exchange
- Novell Netware
- UML, BPMN, and SOMF
- Windows (All Flavors)