In 1995 I began my journey in Project Management. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was not very good at it. In fact I had no idea what I was doing. Over the years I stumbled through projects, some were actually successful. Once I began my studies to become a PMP, I began to realize how lost I was. My eyes were opened to a new world of knowledge as a project manager.
My second awakening was when I stumbled across this methodology called Agile. Once again, I learned how lost I had been while maneuvering the raging flow of waterfall. I soaked up every opportunity to learn including becoming a Certified Scrum Master. I jumped at the opportunity to become an Agile Certified Practitioner with the PMI-ACP. Recently I became a Scaled Agile Certified Consultant. I like to think of myself as an Agile Evangelist.
Project Management is my career, Agile is my passion.
Children and Family Services, CIO / Director of IT / Project Manager
June 2002 - September 2011, Vincennes, IN, US
Key change agent in bringing technology to the paper desktop in the organization. Managed all of the IT infrastructure projects including buliding the IT Data Center, creating a secure wireless campus, upgrading the cable plant from 10BT to gigabit fiber, upgraded phone system from Centrex to VoIP. Initiated a systems project to create a paperless campus for client information acting as Scrum Master and later as Product Owner. Utilized PMBOK, Scrum, and Kanban methodologies.
Alestar Consulting Group, IT Consultant
August 2000 - May 2007, Vincennes, IN, United States
Independent consultant, providing development, deployment, and maintenance of websites. Projects include Vincennes Chamber of Commerce, Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mid America Air Center.