The past six
years I have been a Visiting Assistant Professor at
Industry Experience: Unisys Corporation 05/83 – 8/99
1997 – PLUS+ recognized as one of twenty Best IT Practices in Federal Government
1996 - Federal Systems Program Manager of the Year
1996 - Federal Systems Program of the Year
1/98 – 8/99 Director, eNTerprise Solutions McLean, VA
7/95-12/97 Manager, PLUS+ Program
At the request of former government customers, assumed management of the Government Services Administration Public Building Services (GSA/PBS) systems migration program. Developed a strategy to support current PBS business practices with an equivalent functional migration and meet the political objective to be off the legacy platform by the end of 1996. The strategy maintained equivalent functionality while providing a client/server environment with On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) using PowerBuilder client front ends and enterprise COBOL server applications. The end user environment was Microsoft Windows based. The Year 2000 solution was implemented. The most innovative portion of the solution was building a synchronized data-bridge from the legacy mainframe databases to Windows NT SQL databases to provide an open Intranet Information System development environment. Wrote Statements of Work (SOW) and proposals using two separate contracts to receive over $20.0 M of non-competitive delivery orders to finance the system migration. The migration lead to the purchase of $25M additional hardware for their enterprise giving the PLUS+ program over $45M of noncompetitive awards. The staffing of the project required the creation of a migration factory using three geographically disperse Unisys sites and a strategic subcontractor with a combined staff of 125+ resources working together through a Wide Area Network to share common enterprise server resources, LAN tools and development environments. A key component of the program was the highly successful $10.0 M fixed price task order for a major portion of the migration.
- 7/95 Manager,
Provided marketing and technical support to the business units within Unisys Government Systems Group (GSG). Primary responsibility was to consult with GSG marketing units on the resources, technologies and development methodologies required to develop innovative solutions to help broaden their market segments. Generated $4+M of services during this period.
- 4/94 Manager,
Developed a strategy to incorporate multiple Unisys resources to pursue an emerging market segment opportunity in the telecommunication industry. Managed the analysis, design, development and implementation of an information platform (IP) product based on Bellcore standards 1087 and 1325. Tools used included the Unisys READS, an automated requirements analysis and tracking tool. The CASE tool Software through Pictures was used for design to POSIX standards. The software development methodology followed the Unisys Total Quality Process (TQP) methodology throughout the development cycle. This adherence ensured the project supported the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) based software development improvement initiatives. Modular design to facilitate maintainability. All code written in ANSI-standard C to provide portability. The Unix IP system design meets the 99.999% up time require through total redundancy of all features and capability of software to support the loss of components without the loss of data. The IP also provides a standard Application Programming Interface (API) to provide the customer with the option for multiple application developers. During two years of management the project from the initial customer visit to initial contract award of $8.8M, the staff grew from 5 to over 40. By July 1995, the project became a Unisys corporate program with a development staff over 75 and supporting both foreign and domestic customers.
- 6/92 Manager
- 5/90 Project Manager
Managed the Public Building Service Information Systems (PBSIS) application support group. During this time the group migrated three legacy systems to new environments. One system was migrated to an mini-computer environment using a CASE tool. The other two systems migration required complete rewrite in the new environment. Additionally, the group developed and provided custom training to PBS users for these applications.
- 8/88 Supervising
Managed a computer center and supervised the system support for a General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS) project. Responsibilities included administration of A-Series mainframe, administration of several databases, and support for the legacy systems migration and data conversion teams. Technical lead for the design, development, and implementation of custom high volume data transfer utilities.
6/85 - 6/87 Senior Programmer Analyst
As staff engineer, responsibilities included design, installation, administration, and maintenance of the multiple site computer systems including Unisys A-Series, UNIX, and BTOS/CTOS LANs. Developed several custom programs in support of site production efforts. Developed and administered integrated courses in office automation products. After the Challenger problem managed a guidance code review team of 13 system engineers for the Titan 34D recovery program.
10/84 - 6/85 Project Lead Engineer
Managed a software development team in an Army micro BTOS
The responsibilities included system development, systems installation,
interfacing with hardware manufacturing, customer interfacing, configuration
control board participation, and plant and field-testing. Led initial systems
installations and customer training in the
5/83 - 9/84 Programmer Analyst
Provided design, code, and maintenance of various functions of the Navy Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS) program following Government standards. Additionally assigned to various independent projects and frequently used as an instructor in Software ReUse methodologies.