|1. Scheduling Projects and tasks
Feb 19, 2016 Or May 27 2016
|2. Managing projects and resources
Feb 26, 2016 Or Sat-May 28 2016
|3. Initiating Projects Laying the Foundations for
Mar 4, 2016 Or June 3, 2016
|4. Specifying and Estimating Deliverables|
Mar 11, 2016 Or Sat-June 4, 2016
|5. Building High-performance Teams to fast track
April 1, 2016 Or June 10, 2016
progress to clients and management
Mar 4, 2016 Or Sat, June 11, 2016
|Brian Mullen , M.Sc, MCP, your workshop leader||UBC Robson Square|
Brian Mullen , president of I.S.P. information systems planning corp. has extensive experience in Project Management and improving performance. He has been project leader or project manager for dozens of major software and consulting projects.
He coaches project managers and establishes standards within organizations. Brian is an expert in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server 2007. He facilitates in-house strategic-planning and has provided Project Management training to many companies including several dozen software development firms.
Project Management with Microsoft Project-six days at UBC
Great Companies I have worked for
Other courses I presented
Universities that I have taught at
Skills and Related Projects
Sample presentation on designing object oriented system using postit notes.
This was recorded in 2003 at a client site without rehearsal.
|I.S.P. information systems planning corp.
ISP provides professional consulting and training services
to clients including in-house courses to a wide range of clients.
|University of British Columbia|
Continuing Education Instructor
(1981 to now)
Prince George and Terrace Campuses
(2008 to 2011)
|University of Victoria
|ADMN 411 Project Management|
|Langara College (2000 to 2003)|
|University of Calgary|
(1985 to 2001)
|Continuing Education Instructor . |
Courses included Project Management, Business Reengineering, Database Design, Microsoft Project and Systems Analysis.
Over 1,500 hours of teaching. of classroom teaching.
|Port of Vancouver Project
(1978 to 1980)
|Project Manager, Piers Billing System. A two-year project to
automate for a department of 45 people using a HP 3000 with Image database.|
|Boeing Computer Services, Canada Limited, (1975-78)|
|MacMillan Bloedel Limited (1972-75)|
|Canadian General Electric (1970-72)|
|Harrow High School,London, England, Sept 1968 - June 1969|
|UBC Department of Physics, May 1966 - May 1968|
|Business Skill||Projects and specification methods||Tools|
|Presentations to professional organizations||Over 35 presentations to various professional organizations including:
||Project and Systems Development Methodologies.||
Familiar with all aspects of systems development especially front end
|Project Planning and Project Management||Microsoft Project||Microsoft Project Server 2007 and Microsoft Web Access.||Project Management information systems with Microsoft Project||
Developing custom applications for clients based on Microsoft Project.
||Brainstorming, facilitation and team building
||Building high-performance teams||Business Process Re-engineering
||Benchmarking||Systems development||Information Engineering and Database Design|
Mr Mullen joined MacMillan Bloedel as a systems analyst. He developed the Central Purchasing system and Canadian Transport Accounting system on one of the first Digital PDP11 RSTS timesharing systems installed in Vancouver. He was later promoted to a systems supervisor in the Building Materials group where he worked as a user coordinator for a large Rail and Cargo Sales Information System. This project illustrated the necessity of applying a methodology to systems development.
Mr Mullen joined the Consulting Practice of Boeing Computer Services, Canada Ltd (a subsidiary of the Boeing Corporation) as a consultant. His first assignment evaluated software package opportunities for the IBM system 32. He was promoted to manager of the Consulting Division for the BC region in Vancouver, BC. At Boeing he learned the discipline of project management and the principles of brainstorming while developing a large systems proposal with a team of experts drawn from across the Boeing corporation.
Brian also presented the following courses at UBC and the University of Calgary.
Brian has also presented courses at Langara College in
Prior to forming ISP information systems planning corp in 1979, Brian worked for three world class companies: General Electric, MacMillan Bloedel and Boeing Computer Services, Canada.
Mr. Mullen has spoken over two dozen times to professional organizations including
CIPS, DPMA, the EDP Auditor's Assoc. and various user groups including
Data Administration Special Interest Group (DA SIG) and microcomputer users groups. His topics have included: Rescuing Projects in Trouble, Effective Project Management, Guidelines for Selecting and buying Micro computer software, Tools to improve Analyst Productivity, Matrix Structured Documentation, Prototyping with Data Dictionary 4GL's, Strategies for meeting the Data Resource challenge, Implementing a corporate information base, Using dBase II and Hiding Data Structures in Program Modules. When he spoke to the North American HP computer users group in San Jose California, his talk was written up in Computer World.
Mr. Mullen also helped organize numerous conferences in Vancouver including a presentation by James Martin to a joint DPMA / CIPS meeting in Vancouver that was attended by 365 people. As well he participated in the organization of PMI
Brian has worked extensively with Visual Basic for Project. This provides an inside-out view of Project functionality and data structures. He captures methodologies in Microsoft Project and publishes the results in Microsoft Word. His
Project Management manual contains over 650 pages with a 60 page index. This book can be produced in an HTML format with systematic drill down and roll back capabilities.
Brian was a founding member of the Vancouver PC Users group in 1982 and served as the program chairman for the first 18 months. His micro planning software experience includes: Microsoft Project, Project Vision, Timeline, Insta-plan, Super-project, Visi-schedule and Milestone.
Updated: Aug 25, 2015
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