Brandon Beemer PhD PMP


Objective – Continually expand my leadership and project management skills and abilities.

Professional Experience

Software Expertise

Oracle10g, SQL, PL/SQL, Unix, Perl

Visual Studios .NET, Java, C, C++, COBOL

Cofounder, May 2010 – Current

  • Developed online course curriculem for PMP exam preparation and managed product marketing.
  • Conducted a seminar for Project Management Institute’s Mile High chapter on developing a project dashboard for effective poractive project management.

America Pathways University
Adjunct Professor – Project Management, April 2010 – Current

  • Instructed project management courses designed to teach students PMI’s 5 process groups and 12 knowledge areas.

U.S. Department of Defense- DFAS
Project Manager, July 2003 – March 2010
Departmental Cash Management System (Oracle Database, manages cash accounts for all Air Force bases)

  • Project Initiation – Using customer input, gathered facts about the nature of the work involved in the user’s application areas, workflow, processing actions, and work products. Performed feasibility studies and analyzed information requirements in order to develop new and improved automated information systems to meet user requirements.
  • Project Planning – Prepared cost, budget, and schedule projections for proposed software development projects. Analyzed data and prepared a project synopsis which compares alternatives in terms of cost, time, necessary equipment, and staff.
  • Project Execution – Reviewed proposals for system changes, which consist of objectives, scope, and user’s expectations. Performed risk management by anticipating and investigating potentially unforeseen impacts of candidate alternatives. Made recommendations and suggested technically feasible approaches to customers regarding the most practical and effective IT solution. Tasked system developers accordingly to begin project execution with focus maintained on the project critical path. Performed integration management through a rigorous system development process where each configuration item is sequentially promoted through the following testing phases: unit testing, integration testing, and acceptance testing.
  • Project Monitoring and Control – Managed scope creep through communication management. Documented minutes from all meetings, conversations, and email correspondence with customer; to create project artifacts for tracking purposes. Gathered Weekly Activity Reports from all system developers, to monitor project progress and proactively perform time and cost management.
  • Project Closeout – Prepared final project implementation plan and then tasked and coordinated activities with system and database administrators. Met with customer after completion of project implementation and conducted post implementation reviews for each completed project. Met with Quality Assurance staff to review and audit project artifacts, to assure each project was compliant with CMM (Capability Maturity Model) standards.
  • Made applicable process changes to bring software development process on my system in alignment with CMM (Capability Maturity Model) Level 2 Key Process Areas, had successful CMM Level 2 appraisal in June of 2004 (Previously Level 0), Received Civilian of the Quarter for contribution.
  • Served on a committee of 5 members, over a 3 month period we authored the new Organizational Policy for Software Engineering for DFAS, this policy establishes new requirements for all software engineering processes to be used for DoD Financial System Development. Received Special Act award for contributions made.
  • Developed, led, and managed implementation plan for new Version Management infrastructure to be used by all development teams within my division. Received Special Act award for seamless implementation.

U.S. Department of Defense- DFAS
System Analyst and Developer, July 2002 – July 2003
Defense Joint Military System (COBOL pay systems for all branches of the military).

  • Using advanced programming techniques, interpreted designs and wrote programs, which contained a variety of complex features such as numerous input and output files, complex data manipulation, table handling, on-line processing, and frequent modifications.
  • Designed modifications to internal program structures in files and records and determined detailed sequence of steps in program logic.
  • Developed flowcharts, tables, and narrative descriptions to implement required changes.
  • Conducted research on feasibility of implementing Object Oriented Cobol with Micro Focus Net Express.

PMP ® (Project Management Professional) June 2009

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Information Systems
University of Colorado May 2010
Research Areas: Organizational IT Adoption Strategies, Knowledge-Based Systems, Project Management

Master of Science in Information Systems: Enterprise Technology Management
University of Colorado
GPA 3.72 May 2005

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
DeVry University
GPA 3.32 June 2002

B.A. Beemer and D. Gregg “Advisory Systems Support of Decision Making” in ‘Decision Support Systems’ Published by Springer -Verlag, Heidelberg, 2008 Editors: Frada Burstein, PhD and Clyde W. Holsapple, PhD.

B.A. Beemer and D. Gregg “Mashups: A Literature Review and Classification Framework” Future Internet, 1(1), December 2009, 59-87.

B.A. Beemer and D. Gregg “Dynamic Interaction in Knowledge Based Systems: An Exploratory Investigation and Empirical Evaluation” forthcoming in Decision Support Systems, 2010.

4th Quarter 2005, Defense Finance and Accounting Services, Civilian of the Quarter Award
2nd Quarter 2004, Defense Finance and Accounting Services, Civilian of the Quarter Award
Defense Finance and Accounting Services Special Act Award, August 2003

References available upon request