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Executive Summary

I am a people-centered leader who believes in developing strong and positive relationships with the team while leading them to achive. I believe in leading myself before leading others. I also believe that everyone needs to be led differently not only based on their personalities, but also based on where they are in their career. I am a PMP-certified project manager. My career spans 20 years in which I’ve had the opportunities to lead engineering related projects as well as Information Technology projects (software development, integration, M&A, and infrastructure) some with multi-million dollar budgets. 

Summary of Skills
  • Leadership / Management: Strong leader of multifunctional disciplines and all levels of staff, provided oversight and mentoring of functional managers, project managers, and individual contributors
  • Project leader for multiple software and hardware integrations: Custom software development using Agile, scrum, and Kanban methodologies. Waterfall planning methodologies using PMI PMP as a base methodology. Software integrations, new hardware platforms, datacenter builds, telecommunication projects, and many more
  • PMO development: Assisted leadership in developing enterprise level project management methodologies for three different organizations
  • Direct Strategic Management: over 20 years of experience leading simultaneous programs and projects encompassing multi-million-dollar portfolios and corporate growth initiatives throughout the entire project lifecycle
  • Lifecycle Support: experience with complete lifecycle support concepts of industrial and computing equipment
  • Cross-Functional Liaison: between various stakeholder groups including, but not limited to: Executive Leadership, Information Technology, Engineering, Facilities, internal teams, and external suppliers such as county and federal governments, Schneider Electric, Northrup Grumman, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, and others
  • Methodologies: Agile (SCRUM and Kanban), waterfall, risk management, earned value, and others
  • Other Software Technologies: Understanding of back office environments such as cloud infrastructure and Microsoft technologies
Experience

DXC Technology – April 2019 – May 2020

Advisor, Project Management

  • Project Manager and leader over multiple project teams. Financial, scope, and schedule management were the main focuses as well as staffing, contract, stakeholder, and communication management
  • Projects included multiple Microsoft Dynamic365 CRM Implementations and customizations per customer specifications using the Agile Project Management methodology (Santa Clara County Sheriff, theMET, AMB Group, and others)

 Enable Midstream Partners – April 2015 – March 2019

Program Manager – via TEKSystems

  • Program Manager for multiple programs and projects. Duties include budgeting, scheduling, estimating, and documenting all aspects of the programs as well as communication to all levels of the organization
  • Programs include SCADA consolidation, migration, and upgrade; datacenter buildout; control room buildout; disaster recovery planning; Pi enterprise historian; plant optimization; Operations Technology (OT) Integration; and mergers / acquisitions

 Chesapeake Energy Corporation – September 2014 – March 2015

Sr. Project Manager – via independent contract

  • Primary project manager for the Application Delivery and Monitoring Management team
  • Projects managed: Java Runtime Environment upgrade, Network Performance Management hardware installation, Automated Software Uninstall, Automated Software Install, MS Office 2013 Assessment and Deployment

 Access Midstream – July 2013 – September 2014

Interim IT Supervisor and Project Manager

  • Interim supervisor for the IT Infrastructure environment: network operations (datacenter and field) as well as the IT construction teams. Chosen as Supervisor of Architecture group prior to the Williams Acquisition as well as successor to current IT Infrastructure Manager
  • Worked to initiate, standardize and document departmental processes and policies as they relate to project management, IT facilities and network infrastructure

Devon Energy Corporation – May 2012 – May 2013

IT Project Manager – via Principle Technologies, Inc.

  • Software Integration for Master Data Management program: worked with multiple software platforms to ensure proper integration into the MDM system
  • Oversaw and mentored Project Managers, Business Analysts and external suppliers to ensure completion of deliverables, construction, audio/visual installation, computing infrastructure, and reporting tools

Harris Information Technology Services – February 2005 – May 2012

Supervisor / Project Manager – USPS Maintenance Technical Support Center

  • Led team of 20 direct reports comprised of technical writers, trainers, software developers, drafters and Engineering Analysts (exempt and non-exempt)
  • Staffing duties included development of staffing plans, hiring, and training. Mentor for other project managers
  • Developed more structured project management approach
  • Developed standardized processes and operating procedures to comply with ISO 9000 certification requirements
Education

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (graduated with High Honors)

Colorado Christian University

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Project Management

 

Other Training

  • Global Leadership Summit (2018)
  • Catalyst Leadership Conferences
  • John Maxwell Leadership
Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute (PMI) – May 2008 – Present

References

James managed several complex projects for me during his tenure with Harris IT Services and did an outstanding job. He always conducted business honestly and ethically. He earned the customer’s respect through his professional actions and commitment. He helped provide solutions that were relevant, innovative, timely and affordable which consistently exceeded customer expectations.” ~ Steve Speegle – Fiscal Services, Moore Public Schools

“Working with James (Jim) for well over a year on a high visibility project was a great experience. I learned a lot from him with regards to how a project can and should be managed. His experience and adaptability allowed him to lead our project to a successful conclusion, both early and under budget, while producing a high quality project that pleased our customer. His leadership skills were essential in taking a diverse group of individuals, with varying backgrounds and skill levels, and forging those individuals into a highly successful team. I would recommend Jim without hesitation and I would be more than happy to work for or with him again.”  ~ Charles Gallagher – Technical Support, KnowB4, Inc.

“It is with great confidence that I write this recommendation for Jim Shaffer. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jim for about a year, and during that time Jim was the consummate professional. He was always upbeat, pleasant, and diligent about meeting upcoming project deadlines. I believe Jim can accomplish anything he sets his mind to, and would make a great addition to any company that he chooses to join.” ~ Reed Early, MBA, RPL – Sr. Land Analyst, Flywheel Energy, LLC.

“James worked with me as a project manager for Harris Corporation. He was instrumental in creating a PMO for the contract with USPS. As the PM for his functional area we worked together to build an accurate and timely reporting structure for a $100M contract. His work ethic is outstanding and I highly recommend him.” ~ Dale Brown, MBA, PMP – Business Consultant, Program Manager, and Small Business Owner.

“Jim is a highly skilled project management professional who is proficient at managing complex capital projects – to this end, he routinely strives to understand and balance the needs of different stakeholders to avoid compromising his project’s schedule & costs. I have worked with numerous project managers throughout my career and can state unequivocally that he was among the very best at doing this. In short, I would strongly recommend Jim to anyone without a moment’s hesitation.” ~ Sean Heinroth, Strategy and Operations, EY Parthenon