Jim Wrisley has over 30 years of experience in project management with significant emphasis on Earned Value Management. He has conducted independent assessments of project management systems for over 300 organizations resulting inrecommendations on how to strengthen the disciplines associated with baseline establishment, performance measurement, and baseline control. He has managed client engagements for the design, implementation and training of management processes in a wide variety of environments including biomedical research and product development, telecommunications infrastructure, aerospace and defense, public utility, environmental restoration, energy research, and engineering and construction. Many of these projects involved owner imposed project management requirements, while others were driven by internal management’s desire to integrate sound project management principles into their enterprise-wide management model. His depth and breadth of experience in the EVMS and predecessor requirements, has made him a much sought after facilitator for the advancement of integrated project management processes. Jim is an active member of the NDIA Procurement Committee’s Management Systems Subcommittee, the Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI’s College of Performance Management.
Jim received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from Colgate University and completed the Master of Business Administration course requirements at University of Minnesota.
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Economics, Colgate University
Master of Business Administration course requirements completed, University of Minnesota
15 Via Verona
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418-3749
Phone: (561) 694-1646
Fax: (561) 694-1648
Harry Sparrow has over 30 years of project management experience. He has served as a management consultant to both private industry and government clients such as AgustaWestland, CH2MHill, Lucent Technologies, Northrop-Grumman, Westinghouse, Honeywell, Boeing, Xerox, Logicon, MacDonald Dettwiler, Illinois Power, Ericsson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bio-Rad Laboratories and MK-Ferguson. He has been seminar leader for numerous public and in-house seminars addressing project management systems and has been guest lecturer for organizations such as the PMI, AFIT, NCMA, AACE and APICS. Harry is a former president of the Performance Management Association (now the Project Management Institute’s College of Performance Management), an international non-profit professional organization dedicated to the discipline of project management and performance measurement, and an active member of the Project Management Institute. He is an active member of the NDIA’s Program Management Systems Committee, was the recipient of the 1998 David Packard Excellence of Acquisition Award. Harry is one of the named authors of ANSI 748 (EVMS Guidelines), the PMI’s EVMS Practice Standard and the DOD’s Over Target Baseline (OTB) Handbook.
Harry received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from South Dakota State University and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics, South Dakota State University
Master of Science, Industrial Administration, Purdue University
829 Chiles Avenue
St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone: (707) 967-0420
Fax: (707) 967-0504
Kim Smith has over 30 years of experience in program/project management, with a specialty in training/educational program development. He has served as consultant to many commercial, aerospace, defense, and energy related clients in the field of program/project management with special emphasis in Project Management, Project Scheduling, and Earned Value Management (EVMS). He has served as an instructor for hundreds of seminars, public and privately sponsored, concerning all aspects of project management, and has developed EVMS certification training programs for many clients. He has also performed as Project Manager for the design, development and implementation of many earned value management systems. He has helped various contractors in their preparation for Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) and led “Mock” Validation/Certification Reviews for clients seeking approval of their EVMS. Mr. Smith was a faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he designed, directed, and taught comprehensive courses in acquisition management. He was the Course Director for the Air Force’s System Program Management Course.
Kim received a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Systems Management from University of Southern California.
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Florida State University
Master of Science, Systems Management, University of Southern California
4510 Troy Road
Springfield, OH 45502
Phone: (937) 964-8710
Fax: (937) 964-8710
Basil Soutos is Director of Earned Value Management (EVM) Washington Area Operations. He is responsible for client engagements, business development, and conduct of public seminars. Mr. Soutos has over 23 years experience in the field of Integrated Project Management, with special emphasis in Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) and related Project Management disciplines including: Program Control, Schedule Management, Financial Management, Quality Assurance, and Configuration Management. Prior to joining PMA, Mr. Soutos served in various Earned Value Management leadership roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) and Welkin Associates Ltd. He was responsible for development and implementation of Welkin’s EVMS capabilities at NGA and CSC’s Federal Sector Organization. Mr. Soutos was also the lead EVMS Instructor at NRO, NGA, and CSC. Mr. Soutos facilitated over 50 NRO, NGA, and CSC Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Contract Implementation Reviews (CIR), and EVMS Surveillance Reviews. In addition, Mr. Soutos has provided EVM Basics and Advance training to 4,000 students at NGA/NRO including its Mission Partners, and CSC’s Federal Sector Business Units.
Basil received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Millersville University and completed the Master of Business Administration course requirements at Strayer University.