Project + management analyst w 12+ years - My Flexible Pencil

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    David M. Kasprzak 2008 to Present blog: Elbit Systems of

     America twitter: @FlexiblePencil

    ; Program Control email: ; Process cell: 603-303-9176 Improvements ; Project management

     ; Policy development & documentation Hello,

    I am a seasoned project and management analyst with over 12 years of experience in 2007 to 2008 proposing, planning, analyzing, measuring and justifying the work of both business units Raytheon ; Reporting Process and project teams. My overall skill set focuses on 2 major areas: Improvements

    ; Program Financial ; Quantitative Planning & Analysis, including cost analyses, forecasting, performance Analysis

    ; ERP, Excel & measurement and variance analysis

    Access tools ; Project management discipline focusing on team-based approaches to problem solving within the context of the overall business strategy 2006 to 2007

    PC Connection Primarily, my background has been in cost & schedule analysis, and in recent years has

    ; Dashboard creation evolved to include process improvement based on the principles of Lean & Operational ; Sales manager Excellence, policy development and business strategy. This experience has given me a support foundation in working with systems such as Oracle and SAP to derive financial data and ; Process

    Troubleshooting performance metrics and presenting both the results and their rationale to personnel at all

     levels. As a result, I have had opportunities to be a part of several projects with Executive-

    level visibility. 2002 to 2006

    BAE Systems I recently completed my MBA in May 2011 with a concentration in Marketing & Strategy. I ; Program Control &

    Master Schedule am eager to utilize my combination of experience & education to lead the Planning &

    ; Manufacturing Analysis function within your organization and continue to grow my skills while developing finance and learning from others. ; Reporting Process


    If you would like to learn more about me, I developed a blog in 2010 entitled "My Flexible

    Pencil" ( to discuss my thoughts on a range of topics 2001 to 2002 such as workplace behaviors, project performance, education and continuous Computer Science

    Corporation improvement. Over the past year, I have had guest posts appear on several Lean and

    ; Proposal Project Management blogs. Development

    ; Advanced Excel I hope you find my background intriguing. If you would like to speak with me, please models for

    forecasting & contact me via email, text or phone. pricing


     1998 to 2001

    Drug Enforcement Administration

    ; CMMi Improvement David M. KasprzakTeam

    ; Executive level staff

    ; Budget formulation

    & justification

    ; Subcontractor


    blog: David M. Kasprzak

    twitter: @FlexiblePencil 20 Martin Lane email: Litchfield, NH 03052

    cell: 603-303-9176


    ; Financial Performance & Cost Analysis ; Project Management

    ; Process Improvement ; Social Media

Work History

    May 2008 to Present - Elbit Systems of America - Commercial Aviation Systems

    Senior Analyst Program Planning & Control

    ; Create complex MS Excel spreadsheets for program management and financial planning and analysis,

    including some VBA macro development, pivot tables, and advanced Excel formulas

    ; Lead projects for defining and improving processes for program controls and financial administration

    ; Contributor to policy & procedure documentation efforts for optimizing project controls and program


    ; Develop and maintain Integrated Master Schedules for large, multi-year programs using MS Project in

    conjunction with Program Management and Functional Leads

Jan 2007 to May 2008 - Raytheon - Integrated Defense Systems

    Senior Finance Analyst

    ; Developed Access databases, Excel macros and other queries for working with SAP and Business

    Warehouse to provide program management with informational, actionable insights into performance


    ; Worked as representative to IT department to provide functional requirements for custom SharePoint

    development and evangelize IT vision for internally developed SharePoint applications to finance teams.

    ; Administered Earned Value Management System (EVMS) on $80M cost-reimbursable DoD contract in

    accordance with company guidelines.

April 2006 to Jan 2007- PC Connection

    Senior Compensation Analyst

    ; Identified errors and loopholes in commission applications resulting in overpayment and lost revenues,

    and recommended solutions to senior management.

    ; Worked with IT department to create new requirements, develop test scripts and validate commission


    ; Modeled sales person performance trends and correlated performance metrics with labor expenditures

    using advanced MS Excel and Access skill set. Worked closely with senior managers to develop customized,

    scorecard-style dashboard with Graphical depiction of trends, and both individual and aggregate-level

    performance indicators.

    ; Calculated compensation for sales force in accordance with established plans.

October 2002 to April 2006 - BAE Systems

    Program Control Analyst / Master Planner

    ; Assisted Engineering and Manufacturing teams with development of proposals, program plans,

    performance metrics and maintained Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).

    ; Conducted analyses of manufacturing metrics to determine support ratios, performance factors, unit

    production costs,

    ; Created Excel applications with macros for analyzing material costs against the Bill of Material.

    ; Risk & opportunity tracking, manpower planning, cash flow analysis, variance analysis and submission of

    customer-required documentation

March 2001 to June 2002 - Computer Science Corporation

    Pricing Analyst

    ; Assisted opportunity capture teams in pursuit of US Government contracts.

    ; Developed proposal pricing models using MS Excel to calculate ROI, gross profit, net profit and other

    financial metrics as required in accordance with internal policy and the Federal Acquisition Regulations


    ; Presented business cases to executive management and prepared cost volumes.

March 1998 to November 2000 - Drug Enforcement Administration

    Program Analyst

    ; Supported the Agency's major IT initiative (Project Firebird) by providing budget development and

    justification support to the Chief Information Officer.

    ; Developed presentations and white papers for senior officials at Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of

    Management & Budget (OMB) and US Congress.

Current activities

    April 2010 to present - My flexible pencil blog. Heavily influenced by Lean / Shingo concepts , My blog offers observations on the workplace and thoughts on Project Management and pursuing Operational Excellence. In June 2010, I appeared on The Lean Nation radio show and guest posts have appeared on prominent Lean and Project Management blogs, including Tim McMahon's A Lean Journey, Mark Hamel's Gemba Tales, Mike

    Wroblewski ‘s Got Boondoggle and are frequently featured by Gina Abudi, President-Elect of the MassBay PMI Chapter, on her web site.


Master of Business Administration, May 2011

    Concentration in Marketing & Strategy

    Rivier College, Nashua, NH

Master of Arts, Political Science, 1997

    Concentration in Comparative Politics & International Relations

    Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1995

    State University of New York at Buffalo

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