Dennis D Lane
Dennis D. Lane, BSME, MBA, PMP
Dennis began his Project Management career in the early 1980's and is amongst the earliest PMP's. Dennis’ career has been dedicated to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management. He has effectively managed many large projects, programs, and groups of programs during his 20 years in the Defense and Aerospace industry, always being an advocate of Process-Based Project Management. He has been a major contributor to companies developing a robust Project Management System capability, including Magnavox, Hughes, Raytheon, Eaton, and DRS Technologies. Dennis has in-depth experiences in developing, understanding, and deploying Earned Value Management (EVMS) and Integrated Program Management Systems (IPMS).
For the past 10 years, Dennis has actively contributed as a Principal Consultant focused in Portfolio Project Management and EVMS. He participates in the PMI Colleges of Performance Management and Scheduling. Dennis served as the Director of Professional Services for a Primavera reseller (PAR) and Professional Services Provider (PSP) for more than 3 years and is currently employed with Accelerated Project Management, a PM Consultancy aimed at combining the best technologies with the best practices in PM.
1986- Invited by a small group of PMI Founders and Fellows to attend People to People for Project Management Professionals between the USA and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (group was lead by Brian Fletcher, PMI Fellow)
1988- Contributing Member and Participant to the NDIA and US Defense Management College, Fort Belvoir VA for Modernizing the United States Industrial Base
1988-1994 Contributing Member and Participant of the PMI Educational Committee, serving under Elvin Isgrig, PMI Fellow
1988- Included in NAVWPNSUPPCEN Crane first class for In House Program and Project Management Training endorsed by Capt Joseph Miceli. Received an Award for earliest Participation in the Earned Value Management deployment at Crane from the Commanding Officer.
1989- Served as Program Manager for the ODDs Program under a well know and tough customer in Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWARS), Mr. Carl Espeland. Used earned value management for 4 major Programs: OCHRE, 3B, B-Band, and I/J Band.
1994- Served as Program Manager for ERAPSCO for the aDAR Program
1992- Served as the Requested Leader of an Audit Team for Evaluating the Joint Ventures Earned Value Management System where two competing companies worked together under a single Joint Venture using a joined WBS.
1995-1997 Served as Program Director of the SCIF Program and overall responsibility for Special Security through Top Secret and all codeword Programs at Magnavox Electronics Systems Company.
1997- Program Manager for TrailBlazer, (International Program using EVMS on FFP Contract for Company’s own benefit)
1994-1995 One of 6 people selected to design and deploy an Integrated Program Management System through CSPEC Requirements and Achieve Certification for the AFATDS Program. The effort included Technical Performance Management and Systems Engineering and Program Management Deployed together, working in concert.
1996- Requested and participate in the merger between Hughes Aircraft and Magnavox to design and rollout best practices in Program Management and EVMS.
1992- Program Manager ADC EX 11-full earned value management program.
1994-1996 Designed and Deployed Manpower Planning and Control Processes for Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
1996-1997 Designed and Deployed Portfolio Project Management Processes for Magnavox and Hughes Aircraft
Papers and Publications:
1. “Mastering Project Management”, Lane 1999
2. “Process Based Project Management”, Lane 1998
3. “Construction Project Management”, Lane, for Construction Estimating Institute of America, 1999
4. “Building and Managing Schedules”, Lane, Brannan, and Thomas 2004
5. “Faster Project- It’s All about Decisions”, Lane 2004
6. “Earned Value Management System at DRS Technologies”, Lane and Schalin, 2005
7. “Getting a Grip on Your Resources”, Brannan and Lane, 2006
8. Original Materials for PMBOK Diagrams Developed by Dennis Lane first published in “Teaming for Quality”, Shuster 1998