Ken Wagner MPM, PMP, has thirty plus years of executive level experience in program and project management, working in state and federal government, defense and commercial industries. He is a Senior Oracle Primavera Technical Consultant and Oracle certified Enterprise Portfolio Implementation Specialist for the implementation of Project Management Offices. His role with Cassell Consulting brings that experience to clients implementing and utilizing Oracle Primavera, and Project Management Best Practices and Standards.
During Ken’s varied career he has served as Assistant Environmental Program Director for a four state region including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. He has been an interim project controls manager for Washington State Ferries Terminal Engineering, implementing Primavera Enterprise Project Management software, and improving project scheduling standards to support resource loading, earned value management and reporting for a program budget of over $200,000,000 for all the Ferry terminals in Puget Sound. Ken additionally has served as the Enterprise Project Management consultant to the fortune five hundred HP to Compaq merger team, which included developing the training and support, best practices and standards for the management of day-to-day operations in the companies’ largest division (World Wide Operations division) covering over 25,000 employees in 27 countries. Through the implementation of an Enterprise Portfolio and Program Management methodology the HP – Compaq merger was deemed as the most successful IT merger to date. And as project and program (team) manager for the DOD he managed highly technical and classified projects with budgets greater than $1 billion that required supervising more than 200 resources.
Additionally, he is a fourteen year member of the teaching faculty for City University of Seattle, teaching eight of the 14 courses in the Masters of Science in Project Management program and other courses supporting the MBA and undergraduate degrees in business management. Areas of expertise for teaching include project scheduling; cost and financial management, earned value management, portfolio and program management, communications and risk management as well as performance monitoring. He received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011.