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Miranda Boyden

Miranda Boyden

Senior IT Program Manager, Operations Manager and Visionary Entrepreneur

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National Guard Bureau

Systems Integrations Program Manager | DAF

Planned and executed enterprise infrastructure upgrades to include vulnerability management systems, firewalls, WAN optimizers, routers, and switches to more than 141+ locations across the country with an estimated cost of $100M. Completed feasability assessments of new requirements and analyzed trends to assess enterprise need versus local; cost benefit strategy. Deployed remote access capability to ~100,000 users. Responsible for high level project estimates and budgets. Present lifecycle project status reviews to executive leadership and stakeholders. Provided updates between cross-functional teams to ensure all issues are communicated via integrated project team meetings. Successfully transitioned projects through multiple organizational re-alignments. Initiated improvements to project management processes and procedures to ensure overall program success due to fiscal restraints and limited resources. Responsible for assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources as needed, and developing a schedule to ensure timely completion of the project. Manages projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, stakeholders, and vendors. Ensures project deliverables are reviewed for quality assurance. Extensive knowledge of project, system development and investment lifecycle processes.

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National Guard Bureau | CTR | Optimization Consulting, Inc.

Engineering Project Manager/ Lead Analyst

Manage a team of 10 IT enterprise engineers, project analyst, information analyst and technical writer. Lead the team in developing FY12 procurement packages for 22 IT enterprise projects totaling $79M for deployment. Ensure enterprise projects has strong schedules and appropriate allocated resources to mitigate project delays that meet the contracted period of performance. Introduced and established within the organization new and efficient policies and procedures for a better corporate workflow; Established lasting business relationships with corporate clients; Initiated and reinforced teamwork ideas and practices among on-site staff; Conducted periodic reviews of work procedures and provided mentoring to project analysts enhancing proficiencies and/or overcome skill vulnerabilities; Developed a strategic workflow plan to assist in mitigating duplication of capabilities and processes across the Air National Guard enterprise network. Practices Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) aligning IT services with the needs of business. Coordinates activities and responsibilities of staff within engineering and with other functional areas (systems engineering, security, test & integration, operations) to ensure project objectives are met. Provides regular status information to customers, including field bases, senior leadership and key staff members, program/project managers, engineers and contracting officers representative (COR). Ensures quality assurance of projects and timely submission of deliverables of all project and technical artifacts. Identifies and manages project risks.

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National Guard Bureau | CTR | Optimization Consulting, Inc.

Project Analyst

Provided lifecycle oversight of $500M Air National Guard IT Enterprise base infrastructure program (modernization and sustainment) as part of an Air Force-Enterprise IT transformation effort, including site survey and engineering design, external fiber installation (outside plant), internal plant wiring (inside plant), and Wireless LAN; Conducted network design reviews to ensure project success and mitigate project delay during installation; Conducts background research to compile and verify Lists of Materials (LOMs), Statements of Work (SOWs), and other contract deliverables; Develops status reviews of project deliverables in Information Transport System (ITS) infrastructure projects; Analyzed and recommended risk mitigation strategies to ensure project success; Generated and updated schedules on project milestones to completion; Provided regular database updates and leadership expertise with spreadsheets and reports for all aspects of project; Participated in issue and project resolution providing mediation among project teams; Implements knowledge and skill in applying program management concepts, principles, regulations, methods, and techniques. Subject matter expert on individual base or contract execution issues for National Guard Bureau leadership and field units. Analyze and recommended risk mitigation strategies to ensure project success. Generate and updated integrated master schedules on project milestones to completion. Gather and maintain financial data for forecasting and budgeting processes and support in the purchasing process. Provides technical and administrative support to the A6 (Communications) Network Division and Directorate level as a participant in the meeting focused on planning and project/program review. Implement knowledge and skill in applying project/program management concepts, principles, practices, laws, regulations, methods, and techniques.

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Career medium 06

Independent Manager

Event Project Manager

Responsibilities : Planned and coordinated two conferences for the Army Small Business Administration utilizing two virtual teams with $2M budget; Responsible for organizational leadership, budget preparation, on-site coordination, and management of 7 cross-functional teams made up of 150 people for conference events; Created integrated planning timelines to coordinate pre-event logistics, exhibited designs and set-ups; Planned the transportation, security, and allocation of all services; Implemented project management practices to guarantee direction, motivation, resources, and effective communication to maximize event planning and execution; Responsible for monitoring operations and post-event account reconciliation; Defined project objectives and scope of multiple events, planned life cycle deployment, budgeted costs, and maintained project documentation from initiation to completion.

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United States Air Force

Operations Manager

Responsible for activating and managing Civil Engineer (CE) command and control centers during wartime efforts. Processed and controlled over 500K work requirements in peacetime, wartime, and contingency operations for work performed by CE work forces. Maintains accountability of resources, scheduling over 5M working hours tracking work for 306 craftsmen. Managed 20+ projects with budgets under $1M; assistant managed 170 unit housing project (~$7M); project manager of Weapons Storage Facility ( ~$8M).

Managed and supervised team of 9 during preparation of work requirements during approval, processing, and completion stages. Recommended method of accomplishment based on existing capabilities. Developed, monitored, and managed work order priority program. Monitors work costs to ensure compliance with legal limits or support agreements. Identified environmental and safety concerns on base with quality assurance inspections. Developed Statement of Works on non-technical contracts, interfaces with host nations on maintenance requirements, purchase agreements, and service contracts. Developed and administers facility manager program for $7.4B base. Analyzed work activities to ensure quality and compliance with policies, current directions, and other publications. Resolves complex issues related to CE cost and reimbursement, work performance, progress trends, standards and policies. Developed labor analysis reports to identify inaccuracies, highlight possible trends, and tracked improvements.

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University of Maryland University College

Master of Science, Information Technology - Project Management

University of Maryland University College

Bachelor of Science, Social Science