Teaching method is structured around fundamentals with application to actual business application scenarios. Corporate experience in course delivery for project management, cost control and billing applications. Recent freelance on-line training and instruction in EXCEL and GOOGLE sheets, basics, and intermediate macro development.
4. Experienced project management professional, US based, MBA, semi-retired former Project Controls Director and corporate trainer for PM I, PMII and Scheduling Theory courses.: Currently working remotely as a freelance PM.
Project Control Director background, over 20 years experience with custom system design for: financial applications, project: estimates to complete, billing systems, subcontractor time tracking and work authorization systems. ERP implementation projects, Commercial construction, military and commercial Health systems, Oi & Gas Safety programs. Very experienced with EXCEL, MS Project, database inter-connectivity. Corporate trainer for project managment, scheduling and financial applications training.
John Brown is a senior manager with global experience in program/project management for diverse initiatives ranging from enterprise implementations to large-scale process improvements/changes within high-tech settings. He offers unique expertise in sourcing strategies and solutions, budget management, business/systems analysis, employee training, product management, quality control best practices and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. His ability to devise strategies, improve processes, and drive transformation has resulted in operational excellence, multimillion-dollar cost savings, peak performance, and profitability for previous employers.
In 2004, John was appointed as project control director for SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation). Tasked with revitalizing and upgrading project control processes, he redefined development of cost and scheduling models, expense-tracking systems, and formulated estimates that incorporated various project assessments. He ensured regulatory compliance with proposal review requirements, participating as a member of Cost Review Teams. In addition, he assumed Instructor role for SAIC Project Management Courses: PM I, PM II and SAIC Scheduling Course.
Joining LEIDOS Incorporated in 2013, he was appointed to a dual role on the project controls director level and sector lead for cost estimating/BOE policy compliance, representing control board for assessing expenditure and risk analysis. In addition, he created cost reduction initiative to decrease overhead support by 20% across all subsidiary functions while identifying workforce management strategies and meeting essential support service mandated by corporate policy and Sox regulations.
He formed and led a team in the custom improvement/test of 120+ commercial demands. In addition, he successfully organized staff into Agile development groups while utilizing exemplary leadership experience with unique talent to enlist cooperation among team members, and selecting the right policies to drive corporate growth.
John successfully transitioned into a new role in 2016 as senior scheduler at LEIDOS where he led critical initiatives regarding Merger Program with a high complexity and constricted targets. He successfully captured program scope while creating a Master Schedule in Project Server that integrated 30+ projects. Furthermore, he measured methodical outcome/on time delivery of combined IT systems, producing cost savings exhibited in the positive budget regulation. In addition, he is accountable for planning and staffing procedures, implementing vital processes to monitor workforce management trends.
John holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), resides in Las Vegas, Nevada
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