Douglas Brown: Practice Lead, Enterprise Architecture and Program Management.
Douglas Brown is VWI’s Practice Lead for Enterprise Architecture and Program Management. He and his team members assist clients in designing, building, and carrying out their practices to provide better results using a step-wise approach that delivers value on a regular basis and sets the stage for making further investments in process management.
Prior to joining VWI, Dr. Brown worked with Gartner providing advisory services to senior IT managers in 20 different Federal agencies. He was prepared for that role through his service as a Federal senior manager.
He was appointed to the US Securities & Exchange Commission as the Assistant Director of IT for Project and Portfolio Management, where he implemented IT planning and oversight processes, tailored to be appropriate for a smaller agency to achieve Level 3 of the GAO IT Investment Management (ITIM) model. He then moved to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, where he served as the Chief of IT Governance, to include capital planning, program management, and enterprise architecture (EA). During his time at DTRA he and his branch developed CIO policies and processes to manage IT operations; they instituted program budgeting and review processes; and he led an inexperienced staff through initial EA training and development of the agency’s first published EA artifacts, which in turn gave shape to the first IT strategic plan. He was also given the mission of regaining control of the agency-wide IT infrastructure contract, identifying and forestalling a potential $6 million (25%) overrun without impacting essential services.
Prior to entering Federal service, Dr. Brown worked for Robbins-Gioia, a specialty project and program management consultancy, instituting management processes in both commercial and government organizations, and for the Logistics Management Institute on a variety of issues such as public-private ventures, environmental management and facilities management, to include serving as principal analyst for the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission.
Dr. Brown received his Doctorate from The American University and a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy. He is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Program Management Professional, holds Level lll Acquisition certification from the Defense Acquisition University, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Now retired from the Army Reserve, he had assignments in a variety of specialties: vehicle maintenance, personnel management and IT management.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Project Management 101: Getting Things Done in Government
There is a science to project management called the PMP exam. However, there is a true art to actually getting big projects done in government. Hear from young successful government leaders on how to get projects done in government – navigating the bureaucracy to building teams and alliances.