INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS PRACTICE
Mr. Allen is an initiative-driven, energetic, versatile, and meticulous technological professional with over 25 years of successful hands-on Federal Government and Commercial Information Technology Project and Program Management expertise in all phases of diverse technology projects. He is adept at aligning customer mission with technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage, and bottom-line gains, managing multiple program Task Orders and project teams. Mr. Allen is equipped with the ability to leverage technical, business, and financial acumen and effectively collaborate with customer CO, COTR, PMO and Program respective teams. Excellent communicator who is capable of bringing enthusiasm and awareness to programs and projects, applying expert judgment to the removal of impediments, identifying, and mitigating program risks, keeping teams focused and delivering success in rapidly evolving and dynamic environments.
Mr. Allen areas of expertise and success factors includes be an expert leader managing enterprise-wide Program Management Office (ePMO) federal government contracts, to include Cost Plus (Cost+), Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Labor Hours, Task Order Management, Time and Material (T&M) aligning customer goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements. Having a reptation for success as acting Subject Matter Expert having a hands-on project and program management approach in all phases of diverse Web, Database and Business Process technology projects. Mr. Allen is an expert in Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies, with ten years’ experience in Agile Scrum, to include Agile Transformation. Mr. Allen has successfully transitioned, trained, and coached eleven (11) SDLC programs into Agile/Scrum and/or Kanban and XP methodologies with a solid understanding of how to leverage technical, business, and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams.
In addition, Mr. Allen brings working knowledge and experience in Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting environments, having led and managed project teams in matrixed/non-matrixed environments using Agile Scrum methodology. Has erected four (4) PMOs, created and analyzed program financial reports and statistics, wrote program artifacts, and has effectively collaborated with stakeholders across numerous Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) of fast-paced, deadline-driven customer environments.
Certifications: PMP, CSM and ITIL Foundations