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Interview with Glen Alleman

by | May 18, 2021 | Interviews,

Glen Alleman

Glen Alleman

Keynote, Invited Speaker, Master Class Delivery for SW Intensive System of Systems at NIWOT RIDGE CONSULTING LLC

Key Topics:Risk Informed Decision Making on SW Intensive Systems of Systems
Location:Colorado, United States

Glen leads Program Planning and Controls in the DOD, DOE, and NASA business domains. In this position Glen’s brings more than 30 years experience in program management, systems engineering, Risk Management, and general management to bear on the problems of performance based program management. Glen’s experience ranges from real time process control in a variety of technical domains to product development management. Glen's teaching experience includes university level course in mathematics, physics, and computer science. Glen is a Principle and the developer of the Deliverables Based Planning® method applied to Aerospace, Defense, and Enterprise IT engagements. This method is applied from proposal activities through program execution focusing on Integrated Master Plan/Integrated Master Schedule, programmatic and technical risk management, Technical Performance Measures, CAM and PP&C mentoring and training, process improvement, and increasing the probability of success for mission critical programs.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

Introduced to formal risk management, while serving as VP Program Management at a US Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons site. Trained in the Apollo Root Cause Analysis methods which is the basis of all Risk Management. Find the “root cause” of the Uncertainties (reducible and irreducible) that create risk, and identify the corrective and/or preventive actions needed to reduce these uncertainties to increase the probability of project success.

What sub-topics are you most passionate about?

Project Performance Management using Earned Value Management. Systems Engineering applied to complex adaptive systems. Agile software development for SW Intensive System of Systems.

Who influences you within these topics?

Dr. Christian Smart – Risk Management; Gordon Kranz – EVMS.

What challenges are brands facing in this space?

Poor understanding of the immutable principles of the technique area needed to successfully deploy practices and processes.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

With books, seminars, conferences and professional outlets, knowledge is being shared.

What brands are leading the way in this space?

Microsoft Project Management tools; Risk Project (risk management tools).

What are your passions outside of work?

Cycling, skiing.