Projects

FAA NAS Architecture Cost Database

During a critical evaluation of the FAA by Congress, TRW was instrumental in helping the FAA create a National Airspace System (NAS) Architecture that address the concerns of all involved. As part of this effort, two types of databases were created: engineering and cost. The engineering databases held information about the systems. Each version of the database comprised a different systems configuration in an effort find the most appropriate. The cost databases mirrored the engineering databases with the applicable costs for the configuration.

Client: 
Federal Aviation Administration
Role: 
Acting Information Systems Manager for TRW
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1995
End: 
1995

Sections: 

Defining a Global Learning Environment

This project had multiple components. The first part was to help the client develop a model that represented five phases of a learner moving through a learning environment life-cycle. When defining any environment, you take into consideration all aspects of the environment. This includes the people, their needs, applicable processes, required and optional resources, and some form of structure to help hold it in place.

Client: 
MSU Global
Role: 
Process Designer and Facilitator
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2007.11
End: 
2007.11
Platform: 
Meeting
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Benchmarking

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Benchmarking course was to explore how to compare your process and measures to the same type of process and measures used by a 'recognized leader' (either internal or external), focusing on internal TRW processes. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
SME reviewer and instructor
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1994
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Tools and Techniques for Problem Solving

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Tools and Techniques for Problem Solving course was to explore a large number of instruments that could be used to assist in the analysis and measurement of the process. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
SME reviewer and instructor
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1994
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Measurement

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Measurement course was to explore the rationale and methods for quantifying various activities within a process, both before and after changing it, in order to determine affect of the change. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1992
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Process Analysis

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Process Analysis course was to explore the methodology of analytically reviewing an ongoing process with the intent of improving it efficiency. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1992
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Awareness

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Awareness course was to familiarize participants with TQM concepts and terms. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1992
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Measurement Basics Workshop

ATSI was asked by their client to track and report performance statistics for courses and customer service. As a consultant to ATSI, I put together a one-hour stand-up workshop on understanding measurements.

The one-hour stand-up covered the following topics:

  • Why measure
  • Measure versus Metric versus Measurement
  • Leading and Lagging Indicators at Intervals
  • Process and Products
  • Objective versus Subjective Measures
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Preparing to Measure
  • Analyzing
Client: 
Advanced Technology Solutions, Inc.
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2008.05
End: 
2008.05
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Web Page Design Level 2

I designed, developed, and delivered IST129 Web Page Design II for Northern Virginia Community College. The course provided a practical "hands-on" experience and advanced skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a website.

The course topics included:

Client: 
Northern Virginia Community College
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1999.06
End: 
2000.05
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Web Page Design Level 1

I designed, developed, and delivered IST129 Web Page Design I for Northern Virginia Community College. The course provided a working knowledge of web page design and construction.

The topics covered in this course include:

  • What is HTML and web page design
  • Development process
  • Needs analysis
  • Design techniques
  • Content design
  • Folder/File design
  • Navigation design
  • FTP processes
  • Legal issues
  • Advanced web page design options discussed in the next course
Client: 
Northern Virginia Community College
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1999.02
End: 
1999.08
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Web-Based Instructional Tools Course

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT772 Web-Based Instructional Tools for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education.

This course is designed to introduce web site and page design and development processes, various web publishing options, and the difference between hand-coding HTML and using a Web application. Students interacted with a variety of web publishing software programs such as Notepad, Composer, Dreamweaver, WebCT, and WS_FTP.

At the end of this course, students were able to

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2000.05
End: 
2004.08
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Procurement Services for Treatment Services Course

I designed and developed the course provide participants with the ability to execute the procurement processes and use the procurement manual. The course had detailed instructor notes to accommodate multiple instructors presenting throughout the course.

At the end of this course, each participant would be able to

Client: 
PEC, Inc.
Role: 
Instructional Designer and Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2002.03
End: 
2002.05
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

PMP Study Guide Sessions

The client wished for his staff to work towards Project Management Professional Certification. I proposed a series of lunch time study sessions designed to explore the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge in preparation for the Project Management Professional exam. The structure of the sessions was designed to allow the participants of the sessions to practice the principles of project management in context with their own project management needs.

Client: 
The Mills
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2005.05
End: 
2005.08
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Project Management Course: Advanced

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT573 Project Management: Advanced for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education.

This course focused on the tool, Microsoft Project 2000, and how it supports the planning, execution, and closure processes of project management. Upon completion of the course, the learner will have a sense that project management involves a multitude of skills. Given the course text, lessons, and activities, students should be able to

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.00
End: 
2004.00
Platform: 
Blended
Sections: 

Project Management Course: Basic

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT573 Project Management: Basic for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education.

The goal of this course was to provide a basic understanding of Project Management as it relates to the development of interactive multimedia instructional (IMI) projects. This course introduced learners to basic project management principles and theories.

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.00
End: 
2004.00
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Finding the Cause: Workshop for Technical Assistance Providers

MACC's mission is to build the capacity of the mid-Atlantic state education agencies to develop statewide systems of differentiated technical assistance for schools and districts identified for improvement. In this session, MACC wanted to build a shared understanding, amongst TA providers, of the data and processes used to help states identify causes of problem and appropriate solutions.
I was asked to create and present a session that would enable the participants to:

  • Recognize commonly used terminology and concepts associated with problem/cause analysis
Client: 
Mid-Atlantic Comprehension Center
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2006.01
End: 
2006.02
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

GoinGreenHome.info

My client for this site already had a Drupal site in place and wanted to build a second Drupal sites so that he could chronicle his green home building experience, to share what he has learned, and to inspire others.
We used the existing Drupal installation, thus creating a multi-site configuration. We reused the theme from the current site and simply edited to fit the look and feel he wanted for this site.
My responsibilities were:

  • Setup the second site and install the database (D4 site)
Client: 
Sener Learning Services
Role: 
Web Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2007.05
End: 
2007.06
Platform: 
Web-Drupal
Sections: 
Technology: 

Instructional Systems Design Course

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT705: Instructional Design for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education for five semesters. EDIT705 is a core course to their Instruction and Curriculum programs. I was the first instructor to offer this course partially online.

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Adjunct Faculty
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.07
End: 
2004.08
Platform: 
Blended
Sections: 

Principles of Technology Management Course

The purpose of this course was to introduce aspects of AV technology management organizations responsible for providing technology services. It was designed for those who are not familiar with AV/IT technology management and need an introduction. It covers basic management tasks, customer service tasks, and AV/IT technology basics.

The goals of this course were:

Client: 
InfoComm International
Role: 
Instructional Designer and Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2005.02
End: 
2005.06
Platform: 
Online
Sections: 

AV/IT Certification and Training Needs Assessment

ICIA chose to use a two-day facilitated meeting with members of the AV community as a means for identifying certification and training needs. In an effort to ensure the data collected was not swayed by personal experience, ICIA decided to ask an independent contractor. This open forum approach was intended to answer questions associated with training certification for AV/IT topics. The event included discussions about the audience, existing programs, and prerequisites.

By the end of the two-day facilitated sessions, ICIA had:

Client: 
InfoComm International
Role: 
Facilitator and Instructional Designer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2004.07
End: 
2004.07
Platform: 
Meeting

Sections: 

Principles and Practices of Adult Training

Principles and Practices of Adult Training (a product of IDCM Innovations) provides an overview of the core theories and techniques used to create and deliver effective adult instructor-led technology training/workshops.

This workshop will focus on key aspects of:

  • Adult learners and what that means to adult training
  • Workshop techniques that support effective technology training
  • Developing and delivering technology training

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

Client: 
Alexandria City Public Schools
Role: 
Instructor and Course Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.08
End: 
2003.08
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 

Technology Manager Training Needs Assessment

ICIA chose to use a two-day facilitated meeting with members of the AV community. In an effort to ensure the data collected was not swayed by personal experience, ICIA decided to ask an independent contractor.

Client: 
InfoComm International
Role: 
Facilitator and Instructional Designer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2004.04
End: 
2004.04
Platform: 
Meeting

Sections: 

Drupal Doc Planning Sprint, Toronto

Addison Berry invited me to facilitate the Drupal Doc Planning Sprint held in Toronto (March 2009). There isn't much I can say about the event that hasn't already been said by Addison on her post A different kind of doc sprint.

Client: 
Addison Berry
Role: 
Facilitator
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2009.03
End: 
2009.03
Platform: 
Meeting
Cindy, cat herder
Sections: 
Topics: 

Velocity Tool Training

This was a classroom training for the web-based Velocity tool, a project management system providing a multi-user environment with real-time data updates so that anyone in the company can instantly see the modifications carried out by others. The tool supported functionality for all phases of project management – including working with the project, working with the project schedule, requesting resources, and managing project costs.

I was responsible for:

Client: 
Nextel
Role: 
Instructional Designer and Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2004.05
End: 
2005.02
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 

Nextel Enterprise Pro Basics

This was an instructional design and web development project and an extension of the Process Design Course project. The purpose of this three-module course was to introduce Nextel process engineers to the basic functionality of Enterprise Pro.

I was responsible for:

Client: 
Nextel
Role: 
Instructional Designer and Technologist
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2005.06
End: 
2006.11
Platform: 
Online
Sections: 

ESCORT and Eastern Stream Center Sites

This project grew from being one site to two sites. During the planning and requirements stages, it was revealed that most of the content for each site was the same. Drupal was evaluated and tested for a multi-site, single-database solution.

My responsibilities on this project were to:

Client: 
State University of New York
Role: 
Web Systems Consultant
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2005.12
End: 
2006.07
Platform: 
Web-Drupal

Sections: 
Technology: 

KMS Technical Solutions Site

The client for this site requested a basic web site made with Dreamweaver. My core responsibility for this project was educating the client on:

  • Web site technology options
  • Hosting services and criteria used to compare them
  • The relationship between HTML and CSS
  • Basic web site file/folder structuring
  • The functionality of Dreamweaver and how it manages sites and site layouts
Client: 
KMS Technical Solutions
Role: 
Web Developer and Instructor
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2009.04
End: 
2009.04
Platform: 
Web-Dreamweaver
Sections: 
Topics: 

Sener Learning Services Site

The Sener Learning Services site is an ongoing development project. The first site was developed as a Dreamweaver site and included a blog and search.

When I discovered Drupal, I proposed that the client convert to a Drupal site. The next stage of this project is to take this D4.6.8 site to D6.x.

My responsibilities on this project included:

Client: 
Sener Learning Services
Role: 
Web Systems Consultant
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2004.12
End: 
2006.03
Platform: 
Web-Drupal
Sections: 
Topics: 
Technology: 

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