Dr. Samuel A. Jones III

Software Development Project Manager & Founder of Stamina Engineering

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Software Development Project Manager


What I Do:

As a Project Manager, I maintain the overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of my projects. Through my education I have gained the skills that allow me ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as understanding project constraints, with cost, time, scope and quality with customer expectations as the central theme.

At the end of the day, my job is to execute my project in a timely manner, finish under budget, meet the overall project requirements, keep my internal and external customers happy, and keep my team members happy. During the various phases of the project management lifecycle; Initiation, Planning, Execution, and finally the Closure phase; I navigate through each one by developing customized goals based on solutions that will specifically address the project needs and circumstances.

What Makes Me Different?

We are currently in an era where most companies view their resources as expendable, pushing their employees past the brink of capacity. This mind set is extremely unfortunate for the overall outlook of the job workforce. Well, my goal is to change this perception. In my opinion, a good project manager or resource manager should always place their teams’ best interest above and beyond the interests of themselves and their firm…this is how I conduct business and always will.

Samuel A. Jones III

Details:

Name:
Dr. Samuel A. Jones III
Age:
36 years
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

My Education


“Life without knowledge is death in disguise.”
- Talib Kweli

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Redan High School

1994 - 1998

College Prepatory Degree

Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

1998 - 2004

Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology

Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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American InterContinental University

2011 - 2012

Master of Business Adminstration
Specialization in Project Management

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

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Argosy University

2013 - 2017

Doctorate of Business Administration
Specialization in Management

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

My Experience


“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”
- Sandra Carey

Info Tech, Inc.

November 2006 - Present

Fulltime - Project Manager
Project Manager
Worked directly with the Program and Project Managers consulting and providing management advice on project proposals, determining goals, time frames, funding limitations, and procedures for accomplishing projects. Coordinating intra- and inter-departmental communications and information flow pertaining to individual project life cycles. Formulating and defining technical scope and objectives for all project deliverables ensuring that they are packaged and delivered as specified in the project work plan. Coordinated assignments and activities of project personnel to ensure project progress on schedule and within budget. Prepared and maintained project status reports and kept management clients, and upper management informed of project status and related issues. Maintained and coordinated technical and project change orders from the original specifications. Relayed specific development information to the quality assurance department for test plan creations.

Scrum Master Duties
Organized and facilitated daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, sprint review meetings, and sprint retrospective meetings. Worked with Product Owner developing product backlogs, sprint backlogs, sprint burndown, and the release burndown. Established effective communication for the team across other development teams and product owners. Worked with product owners to prioritize and facilitate the requirements for sprint. Provided presentations, recommendations and updates regularly to the Director for visibility of team impediments to help mitigate or eliminate them. Managed projects in both Agile and Waterfall development environment. Track and report status and other metrics against goals on an ongoing basis.

Atlanta, Georgia | https://www.infotechfl.com/


ITT Industries - WEDECO

November 2004 - October 2006

Fulltime - Project Manager
Project Manager / (Trained) VBSS Black Belt
Collaborated with senior management to identify relative complex business and productivity issues, functioning as a subject matter expert of Lean Six Sigma methodology. Analyzed, defined, and recommended improvements to impact the business performance, ensuring workable solutions, control plans, and measurable results. Operated as a change agent, skilled in negotiating and influencing upper management by presenting benefits. Partnered with Project Champions and Master Black Belts to ensure projects are meeting business objectives; provided leadership and mentoring to peers in project management. Partnered with Master Black Belts to deploy Six Sigma Methodologies throughout the organization. Methodologies included tools such as the DMAIC Improvement Process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) and Lean (Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, 8 Wastes, 5S, Future State VSM, and Kaizen); Six Sigma Metrics Tracking; and Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis.

Design Engineer
Functioned as a liaison to the Service or Manufacturing department for Bill of Material clarifications/Modifications once the project has been released to production. Tracked the progress of Non-Conformances with the relevant engineer while maintaining the pre-define time frame. Help the Project Engineering department to issue Procedures by formatting them according to actual Standard Operating Procedures and assisted on documentation. Updated and maintained departmental Metrics.

Charlotte, North Carolina | http://www.xylem.com/treatment/us/brands/wedeco


Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

July 2004 – November 2004

Fulltime - Technical Support Specialist
Performed the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments, and mechanical assemblies. Tested and troubleshooted complex analog and digital electronics systems to the component level. Position and align parts and components, securing them in place or removing them using appropriate, various methods including soldering, de-soldering, crimping, fastening, and gluing. Recorded repair actions and inventory transactions in the company database.
Peachtree City, Georgia | http://business.panasonic.com/solutions-automotivesolutions

Published Works


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela

Published Works Coming Soon.

Contact Me!


7020 N Shore Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058

samuelajones1@gmail.com

samuelajones1@stu.argosy.edu

+1 404 395 8431

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