PRLog - Dec. 19, 2012 - CENTREVILLE, Va. -- IDSI is proud to announce that one of our Senior Program Managers, Kerry Thomas, has completed the Program Management Professional (PMP) ® Certification program from the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® and will be officially receiving her certification as a PMP®. As stated on the PMI’s® Official Website, “PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.” In order to even apply to for a PMP®, one must have either a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects and thirty-five hours of project management education, or a High School diploma (or equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience and 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and thirty-five hours of project management education. To officially receive the certification, candidates must take a formal exam. (www.pmi.org). Ms. Thomas met those qualifications easily and passed her exam with flying colors.
Kerry Thomas, Senior Program Manager for IDSI’s Performance Systems Division
Ms. Thomas has over fourteen years of professional experience in the areas of program/project management and training/educational material development. Kerry is a Sr. Program Manager for the Performance Systems Division of IDSI. She has been with the company over 11 years providing Project Management skills on projects such as the U.S. Army’s Distributed Learning Education and Training Program (dLETP), Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications (CSDA) Training Effectiveness Evaluation, and other DoD and industry projects. She started working at IDSI as a Management Analyst supporting the US Navy at NAVAIR PMA 205 supporting the Crew Resource Management Program.
While at IDSI, Ms. Thomas’ management activities have covered all areas of program and project management, acquisition lifecycle management, budget analysis and cost estimates, needs analysis, requirements identification and justification, training effectiveness evaluations, documentation of project status and milestone tracking through the development of Integrated Master Plans (IMPs) and Integrated Master Schedules (IMSs), project task identification and prioritization through work breakdown structures (WBS), and technology review for program application. Acquisition management skills include development and evaluation of Statements of Work (SOWs) and Statements of Objectives (SOOs); assisting in the development of government estimates; program research; and the development of various military instructions and policy documents. Ms. Thomas is also a key player in the IDSI business development process and has helped IDSI win multiple major contracts.
IDSI is a woman-owned, small business providing cost-effective training, modeling and simulation, and human performance services and solutions. Our methodologies reflect an academically disciplined approach integrating current research, leading-edge technologies, and practical experience to provide solutions that can be implemented in real world operational environments. We take great pride in both the dependability of our proposed solutions as well as in the substantiation of both the effectiveness and efficiency of the solution itself. As a result, we enjoy significant repeat business from our customers. For more information on IDSI, please visit our website, www.idsi.com.