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Stephen Mayner


Agile Practice Director, SRA International

Location: Fairfax, VA USA


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Steve is a 25 year veteran in Information Technology, and is a passionate Agile Coach, Trainer, and Evangelist. He began his career as a hands-on application developer and systems engineer. His journey led to increasing levels of responsibility, advancing into management and rising to become the Vice President of IT for a Fortune 500 company. His subsequent roles have included serving as the Chief Technology Officer for a dot com software company, and over the last decade, leading large Federal IT initiatives as Program Manager, Strategist, and Solution Architect for large systems integration companies. In his current position as Agile Practice Director, he leads the Agile Capability Center team and serves as an Agile Coach and software development thought leader. Steve holds two Master's degrees... an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary. His credentials include PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designations from the Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC) certification from Scaled Agile Academy. His professional associations include: Project Management Institute, Agile Alliance, Agile Leadership Network (ALN), Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT), Air Force Association, Association of the US Army, and National Guard Association of the United States. Steve also retired from his parallel career as an officer in the reserve component of the US Air Force in 2003. He is married with five children and one grandson. He makes his home in Southern Maryland, and is an avid runner, cyclist, backpacker, Scouter...and very bad golfer!

Work experience

SRA International, Agile Practice Director
June 2012 - Present, Fairfax, VA, United States

Lead the Agile Practice for SRA International, a mid-size Federal systems integrator.  Develop Agile Software Engineering practices and approaches that are used to support winning and executing Federal software programs. Provide coaching for the implementation of agile processes and tools. Provide thought leadership and solutioning for providing Agile processes and tools to the proposal efforts for new business centered around Agile software development for the Federal government. Lead SRA's Agile Community of Practice.

infoReliance, Division Head/Agile Program Manager
November 2009 - May 2012, Fairfax, VA, United States
Full operational, budget, and P&L responsibility for a $22M/50+ person division within the company. Responsible for network operations, system administration, help desk, systems engineering, and knowledge management programs. Leads CMMI Level 3 assessed software development projects using .NET, web services architectures, SharePoint, and SQL Server with an Agile/SCRUM SDLC. Turned troubled programs into corporate success stories by implementing “orange” concepts to create high performance teams, continuous process improvement and implementation of industry best practices. Key Results: - In the first year as division head, exceeded revenue targets by 32%, profitability targets by 72% - Led successful re-compete wins in the division’s two most strategic accounts - Pioneered innovative performance reporting models that were adopted company-wide - Provided thought leadership in the implementation of ITIL, Agile, and project management best practices

Sabbatical, Executive Director, Non-Profit
May 2006 - November 2009, Huntingtown, MD
Worked with a non-profit organization assisting them in establishing sound business practices, including the implementation of fully integrated financial systems. In this role I managed a $1.4M budget and provided supervision to five staff members. Also traveled around the world on humanitarian efforts such as nutrition programs, clean water projects, medical missions, and leadership training.

SAIC, Program Manager
April 2004 - May 2006, McLean, VA, United States
Bureau of Census Decennial Support Program Led a 60 member program team responsible for the operation of the 2010 Census beta site. The program encompassed data center operations, systems engineering, and software development components. Provided oversight to an extensive CMMI Level 2 testing and quality assurance center for applications developed in support of the 2010 census. Also led a significant effort to implement NIST compliant security, risk management, and disaster recovery planning. Key Results: - Received recognition by the customer and GSA in the first Award Fee board review after assuming the program manager role for creating a “positive turnaround impact in key areas that had previously been identified as weaknesses in the program.” Air National Guard Active Directory Project Led a 26 member project team to design and implement Windows Server 2003 Active Directory throughout the Air National Guard enterprise network (over 300 deployment locations) to meet an Air Force mandated migration date. This $14.5M project collapsed 100+ Windows NT4 domains into a single, centrally managed domain. Recruiting and managed the task assignments for this 40 person project team which included personnel from two subcontractors. Built a Project Management Office (PMO) from the ground up using a staffing model and methodology derived from the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) and Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). Developed and maintained custom project portals using Microsoft SharePoint that significantly improved the project team’s ability to communicate internally, track risks and issues, and manage deliverables. Key Results: - Delivered the pilot project on-time and under budget, resulting in the award of the full implementation project - Delivered the full project on-time, on-budget, with all deliverables accepted by the customer - Customer expressed high degrees of satisfaction during the project closeout

Unisys, Program Manager
November 2003 - April 2004, Reston, VA, United States
Project manager responsible for the successful delivery of a $140M systems integration program for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Developed the program’s project methodology, and developed a comprehensive project management plan using Primavera for the integration of a commercial healthcare financial system with a customer developed patient record program. Through the implementation of sound analytical techniques, identified significant organizational barriers to success with the client and provided leadership to resolve each issue. Led an innovative effort to adapt the an agile/iterative process to the implementation of a commercial software system. Key Results: - Built the program from the ground up, recruiting the entire 20+ person project team - Conducted the market analysis and competitive “bake-off” process that led to the selection of the COTS system

US Air Force, Continuity Planning Officer
April 2002 - November 2003, Andrews AFB, MD, United States
Led a Joint (Army/Air) team as an activated Air Guard officer to develop and implement a Continuity of Operations (COOP) capability for the National Guard Bureau. Analyzed the organization’s mission essential functions, developed alternative approaches, and presented a recommended course of action that was unanimously accepted by the NGB’s General Officers. Applied expert project management skills to meet an aggressive milestone schedule and exceed leadership expectations. Key Results: - Saved over $3M in taxpayer dollars through the creative use of existing facilities - Created a comprehensive 3-year Program Management Plan in less than 30 days - Subsequent exercise of the COOP capability were deemed “highly successful” by NGB senior leadership.

Centralink LLC, Chief Technology Officer
June 2001 - November 2001, El Segundo, CA, United States
Principle technologist for a startup healthcare software development company with products in the long term and acute care segments, focused on a market differentiating strategy of an ASP delivery model combined with lowered barriers to financial and technological entry. Led migration of the company’s clinical and financial applications from client server to Microsoft .NET and XML based architecture. Led the construction of the hosted data center to include overall design, vendor selection, product acquisition, build, test, and implementation. Key Results: - Completed the project pilot in less than four months to meet a pre-established alpha testing date - Created an Application as a Service (AaaS) capability that was a decade ahead of its time

Beverly Enterprises, VP of IT
May 1995 - May 2001, Fort Smith, AR, United States
Responsible for all strategic technology initiatives for this Fortune 500 healthcare company. Managed all aspects of application and systems architecture in 600+ healthcare facilities dispersed geographically across 32 states. Directed multiple nationwide rollouts, including web based clinical and financial front end applications, replacement of over 11,000 desktops and 2,500 printers, Windows 2000 and active directory implementation, and replacement of the Wide Area Network. Developed the strategic shift to a centralized application architecture designed to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of automation in remote facilities. Key Results: - Led a team of 20 systems engineers and up to 150 project members through multiple successful nationwide rollouts - Managed over $50M in contracts for computer hardware, software, and services - Developed the company’s first formal comprehensive RFP process for IT acquisitions - Developed the company’s first IT strategic plan detailing the CIO’s vision and support of the company’s strategic plan - Managed a $1M+ operational budget, and finished annually at or below the budget for three consecutive years


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