Thomas H. Crawford


2800 Briarglen Drive · Atlanta, Georgia 30340 · (404) 626 - 3806

tom@tomcrawford.com

 

SUMMARY

 

Possess over 30 years of IT technical and managerial experience, 15 in training / Learning Solutions.  Have planned, developed, authored and delivered Learning Solutions to thousands of delegates in dozens of corporations and organizations on three continents.   In addition to training, delivers pre and post engagement consulting and mentoring services.  Professional Speaker, Viet Nam era veteran; travel is not an issue.

 

 

Some of the Topics I have taught / can teach, do and mentor

 


Enterprise Architecture

  • Architecture of Enterprise Systems
  • Client/Server and Distributed Computing
  • Directions in Information Technology
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) - 2011

 

Business Analysis

  • Essential Skills for the Business Analyst
  • Requirements Gathering Techniques
  • BA Facilitation Skills
  • Use Cases
  • Business Process Re-engineering


Management

  • Planning /Organizing / Controlling
  • Setting Goals and Objectives
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Managing IT Professionals
  • Project Management

 

Relational Databases

  • Database Analysis & Design
  • SQL Language
    • PL-SQL (Oracle)
    • T-SQL (SQL Server)
    • SEQUEL (DB2)
    • ANSI SQL

 

Reporting

  • Crystal Reports (8.5+)
  • Visual Basic For Applications (VBA)
  • MS Office (2003 / 2007)

 

XML

  • Structure and Namespace
  • DTDs and XML Schema
  • XSLT
  • XSL-FO

·         Parsing (SAX, DOM, JDOM, others)

Java

  • Java Standard Edition
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • Struts
  • JDBC
  • Support Multiple IDEs

 

Web

  Client: 

  • HTML
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • JavaScript / Jscript
  • HTML DOM & W3C DOM
  • DHTML
  • AJAX

  Server:

  • Active Server Pages (JScript & VB Script)
  • Java Servlets  &  Java Server Pages
  • Struts
  • SOAP / Web Services
  • Perl

 

UNIX

  • Fundamentals
  • Shell Scripting (Korn, C, BASH)
  • Advanced Tools Data Tools and Techniques
  • Regular Expressions
  • Many UNIX and Linux Platforms


 

 

WORK HISTORY/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

IT LEARNING SOLUTIONS       (1996 - Present)

tomcrawford.com, llc                                      2008 - Present                                                         

Advanced Concepts Center (LM & LLC)   1999 - 2008

QA Training                                                    1996 - 1999                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

IT Consultant/ Mentor/ Learning Solutions Provider

·         Design, develop and present Learning Solutions, produced in conjunction with customer’s IT strategies, conduct IT training sessions.  Programs focus on project management, Internet and web technologies, database access and usage, XML, Java, UNIX

·         Designed, developed and presented LM ACC’s first commercial e-learning courseware.

·         Developed and presented programs to numerous organizations in the US, Europe and Asia

·         Authored courseware for DHTML, XML, Java, UNIX programming, and AJAX.

·         Learning and Consulting Solutions developed for  Strategic Architecture processes, IT Infrastructure, Program and Project Management, Database Analysis and Design, OO Analysis and Design, Web Site Development and Programming (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, AJAX, J2EE Web Tier, Struts), XML, Java, UNIX Fundamentals and Shell Scripting, SQL,  Business Analysis and Skills Analysis

·         Consulted, mentored and trained hundreds of web developers who developed sites for: Bank of America, American Express, The Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, Acxiom, and McKesson Corporation.

·         Learning and Consulting Solutions delivered to numerous organizations, including:

·         Insurance (Kemper, Fortis, Allmerica, NJM, Reliance Insurance, Reliance National, US Life)

·         Finance (J.P. Morgan, American Express, Bank of America, T. Rowe Price, Vanguard)

  • Gov’t (DARPA, Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, USAF, South Korean Defense Ministry)
  • Commercial (Acxiom, McKesson, Lockheed Martin, Zeneca, Chevron, Cognos, HP, Northwest Airlines, The Home Depot)
  • Academic (Belmont University)

 

 

 

SOUTHERN COMPANY   (1977 – 1995)                                                 

 

IT Architecture

Manager, The Architecture Group                                                                             

Project Manager, Information Resources Architecture                                                        

Manager, Applications and Data Architecture Implementation                                

 

·         Headed first technology selection group formed within the Southern Company.  Actions resulted in selection of single IT architecture across eight operating units.

·         Laid groundwork for future and current architectural practices still in use today.

·         Spoke nationally and internationally about our IT Architectural success.

 

 

Applications Development

Client Manager, Revenue Employee and Marketing Services                                   

Supervisor, Engineering Systems                                                                               

Engineering Programmer                                                                                           

 

·         Managed the restructuring of Applications Development Organization (320 people, $50 million), reducing costs by over $2 million annually.

·         Directed programming group of 100 people with annual IS budget of over $25 million.

·         Developed and managed projects in Engineering, Finance, HR and Revenue that saved millions of dollars and provided competitive advantage through enhanced customer service.

·         World’s best COBOL programmer.

·         Developed mainframe, client/server and multi-tiered applications as a Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Project Manager and Program Manager.

 

                                                                                               

EDUCATION

 

Master of Science of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

United States Army, Atomic Demolition Munitions School.

US Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Society for Training and Development

National Speakers Association – Georgia Chapter

 

 

SKILLS

 

Programming Languages: COBOL, FORTRAN, CICS, Java (SE & EE)**

Operating Systems: MVS, UNIX (Solaris, HP/UX, AIX)*, Linux (Numerous)*

Database: DB2*, Oracle, MS SQL Server**, Sybase, MySQL*, HSQLDB

Web Client: HTML**, CSS**, DHTML**, xhtml*, JavaScript**, Prototype, XML**, AJAX*, DOJO

Web Server: ASPs (JScript & VB Script)*, Java Servlets**, JSPs**, Struts**, Perl*, PHP, Drupal

XML: XML**, DTD**, XSLT**, XSL-FO*, XML Schema**, XQuery, DOM**, SAX**, JDOM **

Development Methodologies: Waterfall**, Iterative**, RAD**, Agile*, others

Analysis and Design:  Requirements Gathering*, Use Cases*, JAD**, RAD**, iRise, UML2, others

Reporting Tools: Crystal Reports*, VBA, sed*, awk*, SQL**, MS Office**

Development Platforms/IDEs: Eclipse*, WSAD/RAD*, MS FrontPage**, Dreamweaver* 

Other: Photoshop

 

*    - 5+ years experience

** - 10+ years experience