Clifton S. Gardner

IT Consultant Software Developer Project Manager Systems Integrator PMP CSM, Scrum Alliance CSPO, Scrum Alliance

More About Me

Enthusiastic. Growth minded and “T-shaped”, Clifton is a tech enthusiast who enjoys creating software solutions. He believes success lies as much with people as with process. Believes in self-improvement and relishes working with teams that enjoy their work and seek to make things better. Clifton has extensive experience in the software development field and has had roles from developer, business analysis, and management.

Certs and Awards

CSPO – Scrum Alliance, 2016

CSM – Scrum Alliance, 2015

PMP, 2007

Lockheed Martin Sales Award, 2001

DB2 UDB - IBM, 1999

Lockheed Martin Excellence, 1998

Interests

Just a few things...

Continous Integration & Delivery

Getting closer and closer to delivery at the speed of thought! Not quite, but as business cycles are getting faster, we need to counterbalance this with methods of delivering software faster

Container Technology

Docker appears to be a wonderful technology which can help prevent the dreaded "works on my machine" problems and vendor lock-in

DevOps

Have you read "The Phoenix Project"? Enough said.

Design Thinking

Human center design approach helps you focus on the customer. I'm interested in this perspective particularly when the solutions aren't readily apparent or you need to validate a hypothesis about a problem and need data on how well your ideas address the problem

Professional Timeline

Employment and Consulting Positions

  • Jan 2011 -

    SAG Corporation, Annandale VA

    IT Consulting and Software Development

    Provide client management, application design, and software development services. Support SAG’s internal IT needs: windows domain administration, network and firewall administration, make recommendations as needed

  • Jun 2009 -

    MyGolfClubTeeTimes.com

    Chief Everything

    Conceptualized and developed a service designed to engage entire groups of golfers to share and manage their tee times as a group. This service started as a Java mobile application and has migrated into a cloud and container based service.

  • Mar 2010 - Dec 2010

    Fannie Mae, Herndon VA

    Sr. PM

    Support the Enterprise PMO conducting quality review of business cases and change requests; Monitor schedule and budegt performance indicators; support project managers with guidance on tools and procedures.

  • Nov 2007 - Jun 2009

    Cablevision, Bethpage NY

    Sr. PM

    Serviced Cablevision’s Consumer Operations business unit and their projects as their Project Management Office (PMO). Manage project life-cycle, scope, budget, resources, and schedule; Manage, identify, prioritize, resolve issues / risks / actions; Systems analysis, Use Case and requirements development and management, Test planning

  • Mar 2003 - Aug 2007

    Avis Budget Group, Parsippany NJ

    Sr. PM

    Supported mulitple projects managing internal and external stakholder (1,500+) interfaces; Conducted gap analysis and risk assessments in consideration of enterprise policies and guidelines for application systems development and handling of restricted confidential data. Determined appropriate technical strategy and required products to sanitize PII data.

  • Aug 1997 - Aug 2002

    Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge PA

    Sr. Staff Systems Integration Engineer

    Supported multiple engagements, recipient of Lockheed Marin Excellence Award (1998) and Lockheed Martin Sales Success Award (2001)