Sunday, April 23, 2017

Aligning People and Process to Drive Performance

Shawn E. Rathbun, PMP

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Title: Senior Consultant

Education

B.S. Mathematics & Computer Science \ University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S. Logistics \ Michigan State University
Certified Project Management Professional
Certified LEAN / Six Sigma Black Belt

On Life

Family is everything.  My husband and I have had the time of our lives raising three beautiful children to adulthood.  I’m proud to say all three of them are engineering graduates of Michigan Technological University, enjoying life with successful careers of their own.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and a myriad of activities, including bicycle touring, mountain biking, swimming, hiking, most winter sports and various handicrafts.  I also love to travel and have had some remarkable experiences traveling all over the world.  My ultimate travel experience was the summer of 2014 when my husband, Jim and I completed a 4,000 mile tandem bicycle trip from Bar Harbor, Maine to Anacortes, Washington.  Planning, patience, and perseverence resulted in memories to last a lifetime!  No matter where I travel, however, there is always a special place in my heart for the Copper Country of Michigan’s upper peninsula.

On Work

I’ve spent my career developing, implementing and managing information systems for large, multi-national corporations.  More recently, my career has focused on project management both in IT, as well as in business, with teams all over the world.  I love working with people and am just as comfortable working with a technical team as with a business team.  I have found that people want to do a good job and our role as leaders is to clear hurdles and equip our teams with the appropriate knowledge, tools and encouragement so that they can be successful, doing what they do best.

On Service

What attracted me to DPT is the focus on customer needs with strategy and process leading the way ahead of technology.  This meshes well with my personal interest in managing the human side of change.  The better we manage the human side of change, the better the probability of project success.