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AcceleratedPM

AcceleratedPM, LLC is a privately held company operating since 2006 and is an Oracle Primavera Platinum Partner specializing in the assessment, planning and implementation of Primavera software for project and portfolio management.  Since our beginnings, the growth of the company has been a result of long-term client relationships through successful implementations, delivering tangible results backed by customer testimonials.

Our founders were instrumental in the first enterprise implementation of Primavera software and our senior consultants have deployed Primavera within hundreds of clients throughout North America.  Accelerated PM is successful because we employ great people.  Each of our principals has over twenty years of experience with the Primavera solutions.  Every one of our consultants has been chosen because they are experts not only in Primavera, but in the people aspect of implementing technology.


Our firm provides clients the most comprehensive end-to-end product offering for enterprise-wide project and portfolio management with the following capabilities:

• Best-in-class PM software – Primavera
• Expertise in installation of Primavera and all of its components
• Options for hosting externally
• Project Management processes and procedures development
• Implementation & configuration of Primavera
• Integration capabilities to other core systems
• Staff extension to help increase experience and PM maturity from within
• Shutdown/Turnaround/Outage scheduling planning and execution with robust resource management and reporting

Our employees are Primavera subject matter experts: some who have been working with the Primavera product suite since its inception in 1983.  In addition, we have great depth of experience working in all project-intensive markets such as:

• Power generation and transmission (nuclear and fossil)
• Oil & Gas (Capex and turnaround)
• Construction
• Engineering
• Manufacturing
• Government
• Aerospace and Defense

We have a passion for improving project and portfolio management outcomes!


Partners: 

Dennis D Lane

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


Thomas J Brannan, BSNE, PMP

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, Tom served four years in the United States Navy.  After the Navy, Tom spent 9 years in Project Management for Illinois Power Company and 10 years as a Primavera Consultant  with a focus on Primavera Project Management implementation and Project Management best practices. Tom and partners founded APM in 2006 to build a project management consulting firm capable of delivering superior quality project management schedulers and consultants.

Tom has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in project implementation, control and scheduling. He also earned the project management profession’s most globally recognized and respected certification credential, the PMP (Project Management Professional) in 1998.


Project experience includes:

• Lead Senior Consultant for Shell Canada implementation of Primavera Enterprise for turnaround projects

• Lead Senior Consultant for AEP implementation of Primavera Enterprise for T&D capital projects

• Engagement Manager and Principal Consultant for the Marathon Petroleum Company implementation of Primavera Enterprise for turnaround projects, capital projects and routine maintenance.  This project consisted of data conversion from Artemis, development of improved business procedures, rollout at seven plants, integration with MPC’s timekeeping system and transition to industry best practice standards in project management

• Implemented P3e at Marshall Erdman and Associates, including process design, coding structure, and reporting. The project included data conversion from P3, timesheet integration to payroll, integration to ERP resource information and developing enterprise project management processes for managing projects from proposal to closeout including design, engineering and construction

• Implemented P3e in the T&D department at Omaha Public Power District as Migration process from P3. This process included review and revision of current project management processes, integrating P3e with Indus Passport work management system, converting data from existing P3 projects to P3e

• Engagement Manager for Primavera implementation at Xcel Energy

• Project Schedule and Claims Consultant for St. Louis Bi-state Development Agency’s $400 Million MetroLink Light-Rail Expansion Project

• Implemented P3e for Caterpillar Inc. including developing a web front-end interface to use with Primavera Project Management

• Developed and presented course on Project Management and Building Schedules for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

• Senior Project Consultant for TSA federalization of US Airport Security


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