Project Manager

Analyst.

Consultant.

Leader.

My name is Andy and I want to be your partner. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a focus on Data Analytics and Process Analysis. No matter what your project is, and no matter what challenges we face, we have the tools and the knowledge to meet those challenges together.

Partner Level Relationships
Value Driven Project Management
Hybrid Program Management
Character Based Leadership

High-energy Project Management Professional with over 8 years of experience in Project Management with a focus on Business Analysis.

I have had experience in project management, business analysis, customer relationship, sales, and business development, experienced with identifying the clients needs-gap, performing detailed analysis, presentations, delivering solutions, and implementing those solutions using sound project management principals.

I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with distinction. I currently am studying Analytics at Northwestern University and previously studied Project Management at DePaul University, Chicago.

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Expert Knowledge
In addition to the formal education in Project Management, all PMPs have to continually complete additional training to retain their professional certification. 
Responsible and Ethical.
PMP’s adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as published by our certifying organization, the Project Management Institute, and take our responsibility to our profession very seriously. 
Professional
PMPs follow a proven process and adhere to industry guidelines and best practices to ensure successful project completion.

Value Based Project Management

No one undertakes a project simply because they can.
 
Every project is initiated for the sake of some larger value or organizational strategic objective. Value based project management focus on the value needed to be created by a project in addition to the project deliverables. Using the same principals as Program Management, Value Based Project Management examines the value created by the project and ensures the project helps fulfill the organizations strategic goals.

Ensures project remains aligned with strategic objective.

Traditionally deliverables are not necessarily tied to a specific value or organizational objective, but rather they themselves are the purpose for the project. Too often however we complete a project only to find that while the project delivered exactly what was asked for, it failed to fulfill the purpose for which we needed the deliverables for in the first place.

Value based project management examines the value and purpose of the project in addition to the project itself to ensure that the deliverables support the strategic objective of the business. Attaching value to a deliverable ensures that the deliverable not only meets the requirements of the project, but that it supports the strategic objective of the organization.

Value as a deliverable.

Value based project management also uses value projections as deliverables to ensure that the project is successfully delivering the intended value. Similar to how traditional project management focuses on tangible deliverables, value based project management identifies specific goals which can be tested via metrics and uses these as the deliverables. 

Specializing in IT Projects, Business Development, Solution Formulation, and Solution Implementation.

Andy offers a comprehensive range of services related to IT Project Management and Business Development. Solutions focus on current business processes and unique company culture, needs, and goals. All solutions are created with a goal based approached.

The success of Solution Implementation is Successful Project Objective Delivery.

Many consultants are focused on business analysis and solution formulation… but the solution is worthless unless it is properly implemented.

As a Certified Project Management Professional, Andrew focuses on not only identifying a solution, but ensuring that the solution is properly implemented in order that its objectives and value is achieved, using proven project management principals and techniques.

My Philosophy

I am a certified project manager with a fascination for data. By combining my interests in both analysis and project management, my focus is not only on implementing a solution, but implementing the right solution, using proven project management principals and techniques.

My area of experience is related to IT Project Management and Business Development. Solutions focus on current business processes and unique company culture, needs, and goals. I perscribe to the Value Based approach to project management, which treats value as a deliverable.

Referrals

Robert McLeod

President, MRDesignWorks

“I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew for over 5 years. He started by bringing us his much-needed Drupal Content Management skills to our team. Andrew managed all of our projects for the last 5 years. Andrew is a pleasure to work with and his PMP skills are top notch. Our clients have been impressed with Andrew as well. Andrew is a team player with excellent communication skills.”

Teressa Jaramillo

Legal, Capital One

“I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew on several projects over the past few years. He is an extremely knowledgeable account manager and is able to recognize and address our firm’s business needs. He is always willing and able to answer questions and provide information. Andrew consistently works with our firm to meet extremely short deadlines.”

Jimmy Lee

President, Goldshield Detectives

Andrew has been my “Go To” person for technical advice, planning and project management. I am very pleased with his performance and my company has profited as a result of his expertise. I I have personally recommended him to other associates based on his performance on the projects he has assisted me with. I strongly encourage other to contact him for project management and IT advice.

Matt Gerbatsch

Field Sales, Anixter

“Andrew and I worked together as members of an alumni association. He was a great leader and mentor while guiding this successful organization. His dedication to the association was only second to his commitment to its members. Andrew will continue to be a invaluable part of any team as he exchanges knowledge with all those around him.”

Jarold Bean

Vice President, Windy City Limousine

I had the pleasure of working with Andrew for about two years at Windy City Limousine. I always found Andrew to be a pleasant, hard working person who was never afraid to take on a challenging task. He was definitely one of our most dedicated employees. I highly recommend Andrew to any organization. He is a team player, a great person and a true, out of the box thinker.

George Jacobs

President,
Windy City Limousine

“Andrew worked for Windy City for a number of years. You could not find a person more willing to take on projects, learn more, and multi task. Andrew works hard and is effective at anything he tries. We were very happy with him when he was with us.”

Justin Shook

Advisor,
DeVry University

Andrew and I worked together for several years in the Alpha Tau Omega Theta Theta Alumni Association. He was reliable to offer counsel and aid whenever needed and provided a strong organization head for people to follow. Andrew provided support to members and gave a concise sense of direction of goals to follow.