Alston Hodge, CSC, PMP

Assistant Vice President at Farm Credit Mid-America

Location
Louisville, Kentucky Area
Industry
Financial Services

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Alston Hodge, CSC, PMP's Overview

Current
  • Assistant Vice President, Application Development at Farm Credit Mid-America
  • Certified Scrum Coach at Scrum Alliance
  • Facilitator at Louisville Agile Forum
Past
  • Director of Application Development at Farm Credit Mid-America
  • Enterprise Agile Coach at HUMANA
  • Agile Practice Manager, Project Management Practice Leader at CIBER, Inc.
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Alston Hodge, CSC, PMP's Experience

Assistant Vice President, Application Development

Farm Credit Mid-America

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Louisville, KY

Certified Scrum Coach

Scrum Alliance

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) Kentucky

Facilitator

Louisville Agile Forum

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months) Louisville, KY

Director of Application Development

Farm Credit Mid-America

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

May 2012November 2012 (7 months) Louisville, KY

Enterprise Agile Coach

HUMANA

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HUM; Insurance industry

April 2011May 2012 (1 year 2 months) Louisville, Kentucky Area

Enterprise Agile coach, providing mentoring, training and coaching for over 40 scrum teams. Established the monthly Scrum Gatherings within the company. Also established an awards program to recognize top performing teams, and facilitated the Agile Community of Practice.

Agile Practice Manager, Project Management Practice Leader

CIBER, Inc.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; CBR; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2003April 2011 (8 years 4 months)

Leader of the Agile Practice within CIBER, Inc., with over 300 certified scrum masters in the US, Europe and India.

Managed a team of 20 senior project managers and 15 project planners in local CIBER office. Responsible for tracking assignments and performance, ensuring training and certification of practice members as Project Management Professionals and ScrumMasters, and promoting Project Management best practices.

PMO Project Manager

CIBER, Inc.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; CBR; Information Technology and Services industry

March 1998August 2007 (9 years 6 months)

Supported a Fortune 50 insurance company that provides auto, fire, health and financial services. Served as senior project management consultant in start up of the Project Management Office (PMO), assisting the PMO director, 3 portfolio managers and 16 program managers on management and coordination of multiple projects within programs. Portfolios of 600+ projects totaling over $2B. Served as manager of the Program Support Team, responsible for mentoring program and project managers with failing projects, leading audit teams that assessed struggling projects and programs and provided guidance for turning them around.

Led numerous business process reengineering efforts to bring organization from Level 1 to Level 4 maturity in 9 years. Worked with executives of other offices in Systems Department (Resource Management, Compliance, Application Development) to develop/implement overall strategy that improved quality and delivery time of IT projects. Responded to executive-level ad hoc requests for information and performance analysis.

Department Manager

Lockheed Martin

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry

August 1995March 1998 (2 years 8 months)

Responsible for directing the Property and Materials Management Department of 102 employees with annual operating budget of $7M. Reduced department operating costs by 13% and material delivery time by 20% within 6 months. Directed the department’s first customer services improvement program, improving customer satisfaction performance by 10% in first 4 months.

Developed business performance plans, strategic plans and self-assessment program for department, which was later adopted by other departments in the Division. Developed performance metrics and implemented first performance tracking program for 6 customer service areas. Implemented first employee development and awards program for department. Directed business process re-engineering project, creating 70 business process flowcharts within the division. Speaker at the 41st annual Materials Management Conference, Knoxville, TN, presenting “Strategic Planning for Materials Management Organizations” (October 1997).

Directed team supporting HP3000-70 mainframe and client server (DEC AlphaStation 255/233) for company’s materials management information system. Responsible for implementation of web-based delivery tracking system for 96,000 material orders per year. Contracted and coordinated the installation of software for new fuel control system to record and report 2,500+ transactions per year. Directed successful implementation of enterprise property management information system accounting for tracking over 53,000 sensitive property items.

Program Director

Lockheed Martin

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry

April 1993August 1995 (2 years 5 months)

Directed the Capital Assets Planning Office, responsible for strategic planning and managing $48M capital program, consisting of 34 research facility construction and capital equipment projects on a 13,000 acre research reservation.

Led business process reengineering team to streamline program capital budget planning cycle, compressing cycle-time by 50% and reducing planning costs by 25% within 1st year. Received letter of commendation from Secretary of Energy (Hazel O’Leary) for leading reengineering projects.

Project Manager

Lockheed Martin

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry

19891993 (4 years)

Managed a collection of environmental and waste management projects for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Required close coordination with local, state and federal regulators throughout these projects.

Preparation of feasibility studies and design for 5 environmental monitoring and data collection stations. Project complicated by characterization and disposal of RCRA waste generated from excavations.

Design and construction of $900K process waste system upgrade, including installation of weirs and sampling/monitoring instrumentation in 5 process manholes and at the treatment plant.

Design of a high risk $1M restoration project to upgrade outfall and stormwater sewer system. Sewer lines were located adjacent to unstable radioactive process waste equalization basin.

Abatement of asbestos insulation contaminated with lead and mercury in a chemical processing plant.

Asbestos and lead paint abatement for a biological research facility without impacts to research operations.

Ergonomic improvements for animal handlers at a government genetic research facility. Received Lockheed Martin President Award for unique design and “World-Class Teamwork Award”.

Alston Hodge, CSC, PMP's Skills & Expertise

  1. Certified Scrum Master CSM
  2. Extreme Programming
  3. Project Coordination
  4. Program Management
  5. Portfolio Management
  6. Project Management
  7. Agile Project Management
  8. SDLC
  9. PMP
  10. Agile Methodologies
  11. Process Improvement
  12. Scrum
  13. Business Analysis
  14. SharePoint
  15. CRM
  16. Strategic Planning
  17. Leadership
  18. Software Development
  19. PMO
  20. Business Process
  21. Team Leadership
  22. Management
  23. Project Planning
  24. Strategy
  25. Coaching
  26. Start-ups
  27. Project Portfolio Management
  28. Enterprise Software
  29. Waterfall
  30. Training
  31. Vendor Management
  32. Software Project Management
  33. Change Management
  34. Requirements Analysis
  35. IT Strategy
  36. Resource Management
  37. Business Process Improvement
  38. Requirements Gathering
  39. Integration
  40. IT Management
  41. Enterprise Architecture
  42. Business Intelligence
  43. Visio
  44. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  45. Project Delivery
  46. Quality Assurance

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Alston Hodge, CSC, PMP's Organizations

  • Rotary Club of Bloomington-Normal Sunsise

    President (2005-2006)
    • June 1999 to December 2006

    Distict #6490

  • Rotary Club of East Louisville

    Member
    • May 2012 to Present

    District 6710

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