Richard Nyman, Project Manager in Washington, DC, United States
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Richard Nyman

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Washington, DC, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 15, 2020

Rich is a senior agile project manager and agile coach. He has led teams to deliver the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Veteran's Affairs (VA) electronic health records modernization, and served as innovation and agile team lead for the US Marshal Service within the Department of Justice. Rich has a breadth of experience working with large federal and Fortune 500 clients engaged in complex digital transformation efforts.

Project Highlights

District Defend (TM)
Led agile teams to launch a secure device proactively to federal and commercial clients.
President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Led teams to support predictive analytics, operations and management, and continuous improvement and innovation of a critical program within the federal government.
Veteran's Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Records Modernization
Led agile teams to build data analytic products to support roll-out of new EHR systems.

Expertise

Work Experience

Agile Project Manager

2019 - PRESENT
Guidehouse
  • Joined the National Cancer Institute under the National Institute of Health to assess the current agile processes and tools implementation maturity in alignment with their stated mission and strategic goals. Led Retrospective across a team of 40.
  • Ran the implementation of a SaaS predictive analytic offering for Guidehouse with a focus on initiatives related to the USG Mission Act and COVID 19 response.
  • Led a team of 20 to operate and maintain key systems integral to the USG PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief) program under Ambassador Deborah Birx. Ran agile teams and responded to needs in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Organized coaching sessions on communication and media presentation skills for effective presentations to executives and teams. Topics included non-verbal communication, online presence, effective meetings, and understanding your audience.
  • Stood up agile product development lifecycle for Guidehouse, a piece of intellectual property that is now part of the firm's cannon and used across engagements to standardize the way we deliver software solutions.

Management Consultant

2010 - 2019
Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Served as innovation transformation lead to the Navy to support the Sailor 2025 initiative within their HR effort to transform digital tools and services available to the sailor of the future. Led development of roadmaps to define solution delivery.
  • Led agile software development teams as both scrum master, program oversight, and product owner as a part of Booz Allen's Strategic Innovation Group, a section of the firm devoted to bringing products and solutions proactively to the market.
  • Served as innovation and agile team lead for the US Marshal Service within the Department of Justice, transforming manual and paper-based processes to automated solutions using modernized Microsoft technology stacks.
  • Partnered with Intel Corporation, Dell, and HP to open an 8,000 square foot Innovation Center in the heart of Washington DC, an open, collaborative space dedicated to the intrapreneurial efforts sponsored by Booz Allen's Strategic Innovation Group.
  • Delivered several conferences and served on panels on internal Communities of Practice and external agile conferences on topics of agile teamwork, agile in the federal space, and agile and the role of executive sponsorship.

Agile Coach

2008 - 2010
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • Coached scrum teams and provided hands on software development in C# and .NET.
  • Launched two key platforms to 100,000 customer-based transforming paper-based processes to online workflows, creating efficiencies and reducing operating expenses by 40%.
  • Analyzed vendor relationships and brought in several key vendors to assist with agile training and certifications.
  • Briefed senior leadership on status reports including team velocity, release burndowns, sprint burndowns, impediment, and risk reviews.

Software Engineer

2007 - 2008
Excella Consulting
  • Developed OLTP applications for the Real Estate division of the Carlyle Group.
  • Followed agile methodologies including sprints, releases, scrums, burndowns, and impediments using the Version1 tool.
  • Led Community of Practice public speaking discussions to internal audiences to spread knowledge internally to our organization and share intellectual property.
  • Assisted in recruiting efforts and talent retention strategies to keep talent onboard and source new talent in the marketplace by attending recruiting events and developing new requisitions.
  • Pair programmed with junior programmers to mentor and bring new talent up to speed with current processes and procedures.

Quantitative Analyst

2004 - 2007
Corporate Executive Board
  • Researched Fortune 500 companies through analytical methods and interviews to capture thorough data capture effort.
  • Analyzed and synthesized data through advanced statistical methods including regression testing and factor analysis to identify trends in the data.
  • Published report of compiled research across a set of more than 50 Fortune 500 participatory companies showing trends and themes that the data evidenced in our researched.
  • Presented material to CIOs and Vice Presidents of IT walking them through the analysis and trends and answering their questions about the research.
  • Worked collaboratively on teams to develop new research and product ideas to take to market in upcoming product development cycles.

District Defend (TM)

https://www.boozallen.com/s/product/district-defend.html

Led agile teams to launch a secure device proactively to federal and commercial clients.

Unlike other mobile technologies and existing solutions, District Defend is applied below the operating system. This enables a secure enterprise workforce and mobility without compromise. District Defend secures devices through centrally administered, situation-based controls. Using an intuitive web application, administrators can easily set policies that automatically reconfigure the security posture of individual devices. Policies can be enforced at the individual, group, and enterprise levels.

President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

https://www.state.gov/pepfar/

Led teams to support predictive analytics, operations and management, and continuous improvement and innovation of a critical program within the federal government.

The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a United States governmental initiative to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and help save the lives of those suffering from the disease. Launched by US President George W. Bush in 2003, PEPFAR has provided more than $80 billion in cumulative funding for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research since its inception, making it the largest global health program focused on a single disease in history.[1] PEPFAR is implemented by a combination of US government agencies in over 50 countries and overseen by the Global AIDS Coordinator at the US Department of State.[2] It is widely credited with having helped save millions of lives, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. [3] The Latest results (Nov 27, 2018) show PEPFAR has saved over 17 million lives.

Veteran's Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Records Modernization

https://www.ehrm.va.gov/

Led agile teams to build data analytic products to support roll-out of new EHR systems.

Over the next ten years, VA will move from using its current electronic health record (EHR) system—the software that stores health information and tracks all aspects of patient care—to a new system that will link in with the Department of Defense’s patient records and unify all VA facilities on one system. The program that will manage VA’s steady transition to the new EHR is called Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM).

Navy Transformation to Sailor 2025

Led gap assessment of As-Is technical systems across the Navy in and mapped gaps to to-be state, developing a comprehensive roadmap for 5-year planning efforts.

Sailor 2025 is the Navy’s program to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. We are focused on empowering Sailors, updating policies, procedures, and operating systems, and providing the right training at the right time in the right way to ensure Sailors are ready for the Fleet.
2002 - 2003

Master's Degree in Computer Science

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1996 - 2000

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

MAY 2020 - MAY 2022

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠)

Scrum Alliance

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

SAFe® Agilist | Scaled Agile

Scaled Agile Framework Enterprise (SAFe)

DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute

FEBRUARY 2010 - PRESENT

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

Tools

Google Docs, Trello, Jira, Visual Studio, Slack, GitHub, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides

Platforms

Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Paradigms

Agile Project Management, Scrum, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), DevOps, Agile Leadership

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Digital Marketing

Other

Agile Coaching, IT Program Management, General Management, Program Management, User Experience (UX), Squarespace, Blogging, Business Coaching, Product Development, Stakeholder Management, Communication, Scrum Product Owner, Microsoft Azure, Technical Project Management, Technical Program Management, Web Platforms, Project Management, IT Project Management, Technical Leadership, Content, SEO Tools, Coaching, Scrum Coaching, Mentorship & Coaching, Enterprise Coaching, Career Coaching, Training, Training Workshops, Training Materials, Public Speaking, Facilitation, Team Building, Collaboration, Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Product Owner, Agile Program Management, Management Consulting, Training & Training Content Development, Executive Coaching, CMT, Podcasting, Music Production, Software as a Service (SaaS), Videos, Video Editing, Explainer Videos, Software Design, .NET 4, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Risk Management, Pitch Decks, Pitch Preparation, Cloud, SaaS

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