Ron Smith is a Senior Program / Project Manager (PMP®) with experience in international teams and clients. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Minor in Business. Ron specializes in software development, legacy conversion, marketing, business projects, IT infrastructure and tool selection. Ron has in depth experience managing other Project Managers as their direct report as a Senior Project Manager role providing oversight and support including governance, mentoring and coaching.
Ron has considerable experience with outsourcing models having had oversight over a large number of concurrent project teams including both internal resources and external vendors. Ron has strong experience with North American, European, and Indian vendors and has taken great knowledge from the cultural differences from each region.
Ron has worked across organizational units encompassing the business owner, executive steering, senior management, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Software Development, Infrastructure, Vendor Management, Operations, internal and external Trials, as well as Training. Ron has rolled out and used enterprise-level organizational processes to manage large initiatives.
Ron is proficient in estimation practices and techniques and has taught others to master these using theory and various tools. Ron has assisted several organizations in defining and implementing corporate project management processes and information systems to track and monitor project portfolios.
Ron and his team were showcased in a client magazine highlighting the quick recovery of a troubled project.