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I have served on the Board of the Western Idaho Chapter of PMI as the VP of Finance since 2012 and moved into the President Election position in 2016. I have worked in the Project Management and IT industry for more than 20 years. I was associated with Hewlett-Packard (HP) for 16 years before leaving to work full time in training and development. I conduct classes for the technology, project management, and web commerce courses at the University of Phoenix. When not working I take trips to photograph landscapes and wildlife and work on publishing my books and training material.
I am originally from New York and currently reside in Atlanta Georgia. I am a former Scholarship Chair for the Atlanta PMI chapter. I have worked in the IT industry for 16 years and served as a Project Manager for 11 years. I am the founder and organizer of Agile Atlanta, which is an Agile user group in Atlanta Georgia. I formed my own boutique agile consulting company 421 Agile and have been consulting for five years now. I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family and driving my 2015 Jeep Wrangler with the top down.
I have strong IT and Business experience in managing large, complex initiatives. I have been part of the team that spearheaded the Enterprise PMO office at Horizon BCBS of NJ and moved the company into a matrixed organization. I customized and rolled out Planview (PMIS tool) that was adopted by the entire NJ BCBS organization. I have headed up several large cross-functional, multi-platform Projects including a $40 claims migration Project for BCBSNJ. Following this I was Director at HP and headed up a $100M Program for the State of NJ. Presently I am an IT Business Relationship Manager/ Liason based out of New York for a major Insurance company in Philadelphia. I have mentored and trained large numbers of Project Managers and technical staff. When not working my passion is to travel and hike the great outdoors.
I’m a Certified IT Security Professional and Project Manager offering 10+ years of expertise in directing a broad range of IT projects and initiatives. Planning, analysing and implementing solutions in support of medium to large sized projects exceeding business objectives in Infrastructure, datacentre consolidation, migrations and IT Security. Proficient in coordinating and directing all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating, and guiding agile project infrastructure and network security teams. Collaboration experience with onshore and offshore resources for successfully delivering geographically dispersed and time zone driven projects including European Union and Asia. Well versed with PMO ISO27001 processes, compliance, software development and responding to the needs of the project and Internal/External stakeholders. Adept at gathering functional requirements, assisting in design, architecture, testing, and support of production tools.
Trains and coaches teams and organizations to become happier and more productive. He draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, and political science. Richard is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room. His book Behavior-Driven Development with Cucumber is due out from Addison-Wesley later this year.
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