Jeffrey Pullen

Paper and Presentation: Exploring the Perspectives of Private Sector Project Managers as to Project Portfolio Management Practices Involving Financial Systems Projects

Abstract: The presentation will reveal some of the perspectives of private sector project management practitioners regarding the successful strategies used to deliver financial systems megaprojects to the executive branch of the US federal government on time, within budget, and within scope.

Participants will hear what PPM practices were discussed during my study and how they may be applicable to federal agencies who are proceeding with modernization efforts.

PMI Talent Triangle: Ways of Working

Biography: Dr. Jeffrey Pullen is employed full-time by the Department of Justice as the Departmental Financial Systems Program Manager, overseeing the Department’s financial management and payroll systems. He has an extensive background in accounting, information systems, and project management. Professor Pullen knows first-hand the commitment his students are making for he was a by-product of the ‘working-adult part-time student’ environment. Each of his academic degrees was earned while working full-time: from UMUC a B.S. in Business Management / Accounting (1992) and an M.S. in Information Systems (1996); from Strayer University an M.S. in Accounting (2006); and from Keller Graduate School of Management an M.S. in Public Administration (2011) and an M.B.A in Project Management (2012). He holds an active license/certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute as well as a Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) at the Senior Level. This program is for acquisition professionals in the Federal Government performing program and project management activities and functions. He recently completed doctoral degree at Capella University. He is presenting his capstone project from Capella University. The title of his project is “Exploring The Perspectives Of Private Sector Project Managers As To Project Portfolio Management Practices”