Joseph Adams, Project Manager in Rutland, VT, United States
Joseph Adams

Project Manager in Rutland, VT, United States

Member since June 6, 2018
Joseph is a project manager and business developer proficient in ASP.NET (C#), Microsoft SQL Server, and cross-platform web/mobile development using Corona (Lua). He is mission- and team-oriented with a focus on skill replication and team mentorship. The ideal projects for Joseph are opportunities to educate stakeholders while performing tasks and holistically addressing the organization's needs.
Joseph is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Took on the role of lead NIST assessor and implemented practices for how NIST assessments should be executed in the future. I've helped multiple organizations root out gaps in their security posture and implement effect remediation.
  • Took a ground-up machine learning and reporting effort from concept to delivery in higher ed, government, and big data.
  • Took a multi-year project through to completion for the US Military as the lead.

Expertise

Education

Employment

  • Projects Lead - NIST

    2021 - PRESENT
    NaviSec
    • Implemented organization-wide policies on how NIST assessments should be executed.
    • Took the lead on multiple NIST assessments and tabletop planning exercises.
    • Documented findings have led to measurable improvement in client-company security postures.
    • Assisted with coaching and remediation to help client-company teams understand the context of security standards and how policies protect company information assets.
  • President

    2007 - PRESENT
    Adam Jones Productions
    • Built multiple fully-functional social-networking style systems, front to back, including a mobile application and API interface.
    • Supported statistics-based process analysis systems used by the military to mitigate mission risk exposure.
    • Created and shipped over 20 software projects to the web and mobile application stores.
    • Assembled an original IP web portfolio that in 2009 generated over 12 million views per month, along with mobile apps that generated a combined 80,000 downloads.
    • Converted a very large military system from SQL Server to Oracle.
  • Product Manager

    2014 - 2019
    Cosmital Designs
    • Handled effective product design, data-driven feature development/iteration, and team management with a focus on delivering high-quality software that met our clients' business and market goals.
    • Researched technology platforms and emerging trends to make proper platform recommendations to clients.
    • Managed contracts and client relationships, as well as proposal preparation and invoicing.
    • Responsible for presenting opportunities to clients formally, understanding the content of a good presentation, as well as strong communication skills.
    • Applied Lean methodology, and how "microversioning" leads to validated learning and market development.
  • Sergeant, Acting Communications Chief

    2002 - 2006
    US Marine Corps
    • Served three tours of duty in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in a combat role.
    • Implemented multiple practices that are currently Marine Corps policy.
    • Served consistently in higher-ranking billets throughout enlistment.
    • Awarded multiple commendations for field service excellence.
    • Held multiple instructor billets including combat readiness and technical training roles.

Project History

  • Navisec
    Took on the role of lead NIST assessor and implemented practices for how NIST assessments should be executed in the future. I've helped multiple organizations root out gaps in their security posture and implement effect remediation.

    Acted as the lead for all NIST assessments, working with a diverse range of SMB and MMB groups on gathering, organizing, and evaluating their security posture in advance of formal third-party audits.

    The discipline requires an in-depth understanding of business process mapping, data classification, industry-specific information compliance frameworks like HIPPA, NIST, FMB, and others, and risk management. An additional component is coaching and compliance consulting to help organizations remediate findings and a natural "forensic-style" where details matter.

    "They're called data 'leaks' for a reason: all it takes is a tiny crack for them to get out."

  • CU-Boulder Analytics 360 Platform
    Took a ground-up machine learning and reporting effort from concept to delivery in higher ed, government, and big data.

    While working as the product manager for the University of Colorado - Boulder I took the wide requirements of multiple university departments and translated them into specific deliverables. Concurrent with this were stakeholder meetings, serving as the team's scrum master, and managing timelines and resources for execution.

    Additionally, I established the process by which new report requests would be received, analyzed, and put into development to serve the university's needs.

    Role:
    Product manager, scrum master, and data architect.

  • Aviation Operations Risk Management (AvORM)
    Took a multi-year project through to completion for the US Military as the lead.

    This system was a multi-year effort on behalf of US Air Force - Air Mobility Command. The scope of the project was to create a mission planning and risk management tool for the company and field-grade officers to use in daily workflow. The purpose was to create an easy system to operationalize risk management principles and create a reference tool for large-scale data-analysis and military flight operations quality analysis (MFOQA).

    Role:
    Technical project lead that involved a heavy feature design and scoping effort. Deliverables were decided upon based on business analysis of requirements and planned with hard dates in mind.

  • Talon Manufacturing Execution System
    Led a team of four to the deployment of a fully custom manufacturing execution system.

    This was a project that was a full process manufacturing control system. From the input of the initial sale into Microsoft Dynamics, the system did the following:

    • Calculated optimal scheduling for manufacturing jobs
    • Provided a manual terminal where the schedule is confirmed or modified
    • Issued instructions to the automated fabrication stations that constructed the product (10 stations)
    • On manual inspection of the completed part, updated shipping information, and auto-printed part labels

    The project was built using ASP.NET, SQL Server, and integrated with Microsoft Dynamics, Zebra Printers, and Kepware Allen Bradley servers.

    Role:
    I was the project lead in charge of gathering business requirements and generating the task execution based on rigid timelines. Coordinated the efforts of multiple team members including architects, external machine vendors, and DevOps to develop and deploy the solution.

  • Digital Claim Pro
    Architected and built a fully automated vehicle accident triage system for auto insurance companies.

    The system is designed to work with telematics service providers that notify a connected service when a vehicle has been in a collision. Using the telemetry data provided the system analyzes the severity of the collision and not only determines the probability of the vehicle being repairable or total loss, but also deploys emergency services, vehicle recovery, and damage appraisal as appropriate.

    This allows a very small team of insurance agents to manage a much larger fleet than possible using existing tools, and reduces the triage time from days to literally seconds.

    Project is not publicly available for demo

Education

  • Master's Degree in Business Management
    2011 - 2013
    Florida International University - Miami, FL
  • Professional Development Course in Small Unit Leadership
    2004 - 2005
    Marine Corps University - San Diego, CA

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