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Expert in Aerospace and Defense, Technical Training, Medical Background

Expert ID: 736250 California, USA

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Senior Proposal and Program Manager with a proven 15-year record of accomplishment delivering winning proposals to Federal, State and Local Government solicitations. Expert has enjoyed a challenging, yet highly rewarding career utilizing key proposal development and program management best practices, including the PMBOK, Shipley Method and SM&A methodologies and process improvement strategies. During that time, she has developed a solid reputation for successfully and profitably managing concurrent project teams from proposal through delivery, targeting contract, cost, schedule, and compliance parameters.

Agency/Department experience includes: Department of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, DHHS, local city agencies, NORAD, BCS, NASA, CDC, FAA, FDA, as well as numerous other agencies and commercial stakeholders. Sweet spot is programs in the $100 M - $5 B range. Highly adept at leading business to government and business to business cross functional initiatives from proposal through delivery. Plan, supervise, manage, and monitor team objectives and deliverables. Facilitate all proposal activities; color reviews, schedules, milestones, debriefings, protests, RFP questions/responses, compliance matrix, story boards, annotated mock-ups, resource assignments, bids tracking, content writing, contract negotiations, sub-contractor management, win themes, wall of truth and oral presentations Volume Lead and Writing with a 15-year track record of successfully developing dynamic, creative writing and editing technical and non-technical narrative sections of proposals in response to solicitations from various military, commercial, local, state, and federal government agencies.

Strong technical writing, marketing, journalism, and communication skills. Responsible to review solicitation documents, create the proposal outline, annotate it with the proposal manager, and guide the template development process. Participate in planning sessions to fully understand the business requirements and how to best position the proposal response. Ability to successfully work cross-functionally, virtually, and collaboratively with technical and subject matter experts to develop winning, targeted, responsive proposals from outlines through to final text. Author, proofread, and edit proposal content. Ability to conduct detailed reviews of color team volume drafts for consistency, clarity, and the persuasiveness of the material.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Program Manager Department: Responsibilities: Providing strategic Capture and Proposal Development, Program Management and Integrated Program Planning and Controls consulting services throughout the each phase of the Program Lifecycle.

• Aerospace
• Defense
• Information Technology
• Government
• Engineering
• Software
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Project Manager/ Trainer Department: Responsibilities: Conduct training and lead Proposal, Scheduling, Business Analysis, Project Management, Suppliers & Technical teams thru Contract negotiation & each Phase Gate of the Development Life Cycle on simultaneous, long & short-term project deliverables. Drive quality & efficiency for design, development, test, manufacturing, production & delivery of In-Flight Entertainment, Aircraft Interiors, Hardware/Software Engineering, Manufacturing, Space Based Solar Power, Satellite, Enterprise Solutions, MS SharePoint & Project Server. Identify pain points & advise on best solutions driven by business need & product functionality. Manage requirements, ensuring that scope meets the specific business needs. Develop workflows, schedules, cost & resource models. Conduct Kickoff, Requirements & Design Reviews & identify potential roadblocks. Collaboratively ensure milestones are met thru tracking, analysis & reporting on tasks, deliverables, risks, issues & action items. Identify viable solutions consistent with contractual terms, PMO methodology, regulations & facilitate change. Prep for audits & evaluations in line with CDRLs, DCMA, Aerospace & Defense regulatory guidelines. Closely monitor Scope for potential impact to deadlines, resources & contract. Performs as the strategic interface for business-driven process improvement solutions to enhance quality, efficiency & security within Agile environment. Developed a PMO training site in SharePoint and Project Server, which included end users coaching and workshops.
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: Panasonic Avionics Corporation Title: Project Manger (Special Projects- SME) In-Flight Entertainment Department: Responsibilities: Lead Global Corporate initiatives for Implementation, Design, Deployment, Admin & Training on In Flight Entertainment Enterprise Application and Resource planning efforts in support of In-Flight Entertainment deliverables for both internal and external. Program/Project Management efforts for delivery of goods and services on a global scale to both internal & external stakeholders and customers.

System Installation Engineering - Global Communications - PTS - Structures - Procurement
Develop, manage & lead Weekly Program Reviews between PMO - Engineering

The key focus is to ensure Cross Functional Alignment in Program & Engineering deliverables on potentially problematic programs & ensure ongoing alignment on programs that are currently proceeding as planned. Report, escalate & lead mitigation efforts addressing risks & issues pertaining to communication & scheduling gaps which could prevent the Program Team from obtaining 100% On Time Delivery.

Work Package Readiness

Major Milestones defined for Kickoff, PDR, SRR, CDR, MROD, Drawing Release, Aircraft Delivery:

• Program Number Assignment
• Statement of Work
• Parts List
• Program Plan
• Kick Off Meeting Date
• Program Schedule Review
• Score Card Report
• Quality Gates
• Risks
• Issues
• Mitigation & recovery planning
• High Risk Short Flow turnaround
• Requests to commence work w/out requirements
• Action Item Tracker

• MROD (Material On Dock)
• Contractually Committed Dates
• Program Table alignment
• CPL Update
• Ship set Numbers
• MROD Issues & Risks
• Parts List Accuracy
• High Risk Short Flow turnaround
• Lead Time commitments
• Supplier
• Airline
• Action Items

Implementation, Design, Deployment, Administration, Training & Governance of Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) & Databases:

• SharePoint
• Project Server
• Project Web App
• Project Professional
• Business Intelligence
• Power BI
• Excel Services
• Performance Point Services
• End user training & coaching
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Northrop Grumman/ US Navy Title: Program Manager Contract (FA-18/ Growler JMPS Interactive E-Learning) Department: Responsibilities: Lead Project initiatives through proposal, design, development, delivery of Digital Solutions, Advanced eLearning, Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) Solutions, Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) Joint-Interactive Multimedia Instruction (J-IMI)Mission Planning Training SW Engineering, Radar Systems, Digital Signal Processing & Critical Data availability on the aircraft.

• Manage complex cross functional planning & execution activities for multiple ongoing projects
• Develop cost, schedule & resource models to during RFP & project initiation efforts
• Facilitation of project requirements, scope, definition of all tasks, dependencies, dates & deliverables
• Performs as the strategic interface between the business and tech in order to improve the efficiency & effectiveness of the Enterprise Business tools & analytics
• Advocate & manage scope requirements for stakeholders. Closely monitor changes impacting deadlines. Establish intervention plans. Perform audits
• Lead implementation of PM guidelines, processes & policies
• Manage oversight by monitoring performance, providing guidance on deliverables
• Lead Meetings & mitigation efforts for risks, issues, action items, potential critical delays
• Communicate priorities, business decisions, mitigation & status reports. Drive process improvements
• Lead proposal & scheduling activities through preparation of proposals, SOW & requirements specifications, business plans, budgets, cost, pricing & contract negotiations
Project Planning & Controls
• Conduct training & coaching
• Lead the planning, initiation, development & management of full scale Initiatives identifying scope, tasks, milestones & deadlines
• Performed analysis of project cost, budget & schedules
• Develop metrics, graphs, burn downs, s-curves, revenue, cost forecasting & headcount reports
• Provide guidance for development & review of CDRLs
• Review Eng Work Auth & facilitate requests for additional budget & resources
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Parker Hannifin Title: Project Manager/ Program Planning and Control Lead Department: Responsibilities: Project Management duties to support overall program performance and maintenance for Motion and Control technologies and systems for Aerospace, Military and Commercial OEM markets. EVMS Analysis and Management
Resource Re-Allocation and Capacity Planning
Initiation, Development and Management of Master Program Schedules utilizing Project Server 2010
Change Management (Scope Creep, Baseline Change Management, CDRL Tracking and Management)
Headcount forecasting
Ability to properly delegate work assignments by matching responsibilities with the abilities of the individual.
Engineering Work Authorization and Engineering Work Order Management and Analysis
Cost Analysis, Budgets (ETC, EAC, EWA, SEET, Budget Analysis and Adjustment, ODC, CPR, Program Log, Earned Value Analysis)
Critical Path Analysis
Test Equipment (Tracking Hw Deliveries, Managing Delays and Mitigating Issues with Suppliers and all related activities)
Full and complete working knowledge of all FAA/FCC Regulations and Standards
Heavy interaction with all facets of engineering (Electronics, Electrical, Software, Hardware, Remote Electronic Units, Micro-Controlled Electronics, Lab development, Testing, Validation/Verfication)
DMM (Daily Management Meeting) Implementation and Deployment utilizing Inchchstone methodology, Training/Mentoring, Implementation and daily Management
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: Boeing Title: Program Manager Contract Department: Responsibilities: Lead Project and scheduling efforts for development & delivery of Systems & Sub Systems for various types of special projects & deliverables which included Simulation Mass Data Center Upgrade & Migration, Control Systems, Electromechanical, Actuators, Test Ranges, Dynamics Modeling & Simulation, Pneumatic Controls, Galley Inserts, Aircraft Interiors, Actuator Design, Wireless Braking System SW/HW/SYS, Infrastructure, Test Ranges and Dynamics Modeling .

Properly delegate work assignments by matching responsibilities with the abilities of the individual
Develop Integrated Master Schedules for multiple projects to meet fluctuating contractual, budgeting & resourcing requirements
Improved & sustained scheduling, workload prioritization & critical path management through CA-7 event-based automation
Ability to think through potential scenarios & drive thorough examination of solution options
Develop Risk and Opportunity Plans
Conduct intensive interfacing with Sub-Contractors, Customers, Engineering Team, VP of Program Management & Finance to analyze complex schedules & resource issues. Develop viable action plans for risk mitigation
Lead & implement Daily Performance meetings to analyze program performance versus current plan to ensure that contractual, budgeting, resource planning, work schedules & engineering requirements are met
Perform in-depth critical path analysis
Perform Variance Analysis with cost, resources & develop supporting reports
Develop metrics for status reporting, budget analysis & forecasting
Conduct Earned Value analysis (EVMS)
Manage Risk and Opportunity Assessments & implementation of resolutions as required
Interface with Finance to implement Baseline Change Requests (BCR) & resolve budget to scheduling variances
Ability to build standards, but also navigate to have a flexible/adaptable approach for each project
Work with team & customers to conduct post mortems, organize & prioritize feedback into actionable improvements (Lessons Learned)
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: Thales Raytheon Systems Title: Senior Project Manager/ Program Scheduling and Controls Department: Responsibilities: Lead Project and Scheduling efforts for Digital Solutions, RFID, NORAD, BCS, Radar Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Global Positioning, Advanced Imaging, Air Traffic Controls, IT, GUI, SW, HW, SYS, Electronics, Wireless, Infrastructure SW Engineering and Hardware Engineering

Served as a primary liaison with DoD and I.F.E. customers.
Conducted intensive interfacing with Engineering and IPT Leads to analyze complex IMS schedules and develop viable action plans for scheduling and resourse risk mitigation.
Lead and implemented Critical Chain analysis. Performed in-depth critical path analysis.
Developed metrics for status reporting. Wrote MS Project and MS Excel macros to facilitate daily assignments.
Conducted Advanced Earned Value analysis (EVMS).
Performed IMS schedule integration with cost and resources.
Prepared Cost Performance Reports (CPR). Managed Baseline Change Requests (BCR).
Ensured all I.F.E. and DoD Customer requirements are met through intense interfacing with Engineering team and external 2nd and 3rd Party Vendors.
Demonstrated ability with Risk and Opportunity Management.
Interfaced with Finance to implement Baseline Change Requests (BCR) and resolved scheduling, cost and resource variances.
Demonstrated leadership ability. Facilitated and conducted status meetings.
Ability to properly delegate work assignments by matching responsibilities with the abilities of the individual.
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: E A Solutions Title: Project Manager/ Program Planning and Controls Department: Responsibilities: Developed Proposal schedules & prepared effective presentations utilizing RFP & SOW. Conduct MS Project Training Workshops
Write program schedule standardization processes and develop related documentation to facilitate training & process ease of use as related to Project Server implementation
Partner with Stakeholders to define project engineering needs and deliverables to ensure continuous process improvement is implemented
Ensure proper procedures are followed for developing and implementing Integrated Master Schedules
Work closely with all Engineering teams to ensure that schedules are executed to the agreed upon plan & that engineering requirements, Resource requirements, interdependencies & durations are clearly defined
Perform cost analysis. Call out risks/contingency plans as appropriate. Provide RIO Charts
Drive cross-functional team deliverables & schedules
Provide dynamic critical path management via Automated processes
Utilize Earned Value Management procedures to ensure product delivery, cost & budget requirements are being met utilizing Project
Conduct Advanced Earned Value management & analysis (EVMS)
Integrate Master Schedule with program budgeting, cost & resource requirements. Prepare Program Cost Performance Reports (CPR), Estimate to Completion (ETC) & Estimate at Completion (EAC)
Partner with other PM's to combine several project tracts into single program status to feed into larger Dashboard / Master Schedule
Partner with other PM's to determine project priorities & Resource Leveling opportunites
Develop charts, macros in MS Project & Excel to manage project performance, resources & cost Develop metrics for weekly/monthly status reporting & forecasting
Utilize Process Improvement strategies & 6 Sigma to improve resource & scheduling best practices
Promote companywide standardization processes for scheduling & resource management
Conduct Critical Path analysis. Address & resolve critical issues utilizing strategic planning

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Microsoft SharePoint Administration (Issued 2016)
CATIA V5
Six Sigma

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