Project Management for the Presidential Transition
with Christopher McIntire
This discussion will be focused on the 2020 Presidential Transition as an education of the process that happens behind the scenes every 4 years, and the disfunction that exits when the wrong project management model is applied. Complicated by COVID and the GSA (General Services Administration) not making the final determination of who won the election for weeks, this experience was a comedy of errors, and model for how not to manage major projects. Now that the pain has subsided, Chris is here to share the story.
Christopher McIntire started his career as a computer programmer in the US Air Force in the 80s. As communication between mainframes and minicomputers paved the way for the Internet, his focus moved to consolidating various Air Force base computer infrastructures, developing a shared services model that still guides much of his organizational decisions today. After leaving the Air Force in '95, Christopher provided contract support for Air Combat Command, the US Air Force in Europe, then moved to Cisco Systems as the Optical Engineering Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2009 he returned to federal contracting as a Principal Design Engineer for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), then Director of Engineering at the Department of State, then the Director of Operations at the General Services Administration. While at GSA, he was had picked to be the Program Manager for the 2020 Presidential Transition Team. He is currently the Chief Strategist and Operations Director for the EPA End User Services contract. Christopher is a PMP, has several ITIL certifications and a BA in Information Systems from Saint Leo University.
|Event Date||10-29-2021 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||10-29-2021 3:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||09-20-2021|
|Cut off date||10-29-2021 12:55 pm|