SNA Software Sponsors UMD Project Management Symposium

SNA Software Sponsors UMD Project Management Symposium

Join SNA Software LLC and project management specialists from across the world at the upcoming University of Maryland Project Management Symposium being held April 20-21 at the Adel H. Stamp Student Union building, in College Park, Maryland.

Along with the College of Performance Management, and SNA’s technology partner Intaver Institute, makers of RiskyProject, SNA personnel will have a table to demonstrate the latest capabilities provided by Proteus Envision and SNA’s unique automated data transformation and load capabilities that support interoperability and data integration across PPM domains.

In addition, SNA CEO Nicholas Pisano, will be delivering a non-commercial white paper and presentation on his vision on data integration and PPM interoperability entitled “Frontiers and Boundaries: Establishing an Integrated Project, Program, and Portfolio Management (IPPM) Digital Ecosystem.” He will be giving his talk on April 20, at 1:30pm Eastern, under the Performance Management track. The basis of the talk with be his experience that began with his work on the integrated digital environment while he was a senior Naval Officer at the Pentagon, and his further experiences in private industry and as CEO of SNA Software in learning from other government and industry visionaries.

His talk is expected to be a lively TED-like discussion and Q&A on the nature of data, the methods of integration, the role of data science and analytics, differences in Agile development approaches, and the resulting new mathematics in determining the relative value–and improvements in the value–of data.

Published by Nick Pisano

Mr. Pisano has over 30 years of extensive experience in the software, project, business and acquisition management fields in both government and private industry. He is a retired “mustang” U.S. Navy Commander having been assigned leadership positions of increasing responsibility throughout his military and civilian careers. He has served as a project management policy expert, government contracting officer, contract negotiator, as business manager for nine multi-billion dollar programs in NAVAIR, as a Chief Information Officer, and as a government program manager, aside from various assignments at sea and overseas. He is internationally recognized as the developer and co-developer of several project management techniques and methodologies integrating risk and technical performance, and in the establishment of the DoD policy and vision for an integrated digital environment. In recognition of his contributions in this field he was awarded the 1997 Acquisition Research Symposium David Acker Skill in Communications Award. While serving on active duty he also received numerous personal awards, citations and commendations. He completed his career on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (OUSD(A&T)) where he developed new project management processes and participated in the development of acquisition policy. Since his Navy career Mr. Pisano has held senior positions in various high tech project management companies. Among those were as Senior Director of EPM Product Marketing at Deltek after a successful career as director of sales and marketing of C/S Solutions, Inc., a software company that developed and sold the wInsight and Risk+ products. In this latter position he advised and counted among his customers virtually every major A&D and federal support contractor; U.S. DoD, OMB, and federal agencies; and defense-related agencies in the U.K., Australia, and Japan. Mr. Pisano holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland (Honors), an M.S. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the Combat Studies Institute of the Army Command and General Staff College (Honors), and is a graduate of the senior executive program of the Colgate-Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia. He has also successfully attended advanced formal education in software engineering, project management, contracts law, and on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). His articles have appeared in various acquisition and project management journals and publications, and his posts on major project management websites. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a former board member of the College of Performance Management (CPM), is currently head of the National Defense Industrial Association Program Management Systems Committee (NDIA PMSC) Contracts Working Group, and a charter member of OSD’s PARCA advisory group..

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