Bio Rob Allen has over 30 years of professional experience in lean, six sigma, project management, systems engineering, product and IT development projects. Rob was a key contributor to several deployments of lean sigma and project management organizations, most notably with Honeywell, TE Connectivity, and Siemens. Included in Rob's experience are multiple certifications, and he has applied his diverse skillset on a range of physical products such as: Gas turbine engine control systems Laser surgery equipment Implanted medical devices Integrated circuit emulation systems Touch displays Exterior doors His experience in industry-specific and transactional processes includes: Home health service end-to-end processes Shop floor layout and resource level-loading Distribution centers & logistics Documentation control and configuration management SAP S/4HANA Implementation (agile/scrum processes) An experienced team leader/facilitator, Rob helps businesses quickly identify priorities and techniques for managing projects, rapid problem-solving, and transformation to future states. Expertise Project Management/PMO Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and follows generally accepted standards for project management best practices. Developed project management training curriculum and case studies. Led project management organizations (PMOs) which applied project planning best practices to over 120 projects, including project P&L, resource management, project portfolio management and project governance. Lean Six Sigma / Kaizen Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Led dozens of green belt and black belt teams through the DMAIC thought process using various lean sigma tools and Minitab software. Perfected the kaizen improvement methodology through detailed preparation checklists and event timeline standard work. Led over 20 manufacturing and administrative process improvement kaizen events. Design for Six Sigma DFSS blackbelt and key contributor to a major DFSS deployment. Developed DFSS curriculum, and state-of-the-art design quality scoring methodology. Core team MBB who trained over 1,700 engineers across a large aerospace company, including DFSS for hardware and software. Lean Product Development Led complete deployments of Lean Product Development based on PRTM's "Product And Cycle-time Excellence" (PACE) framework. Project management office (PMO) leader responsible for day-to-day execution of doing the right projects' and 'doing projects right. Enabled sound business decisions to be made on an extensive portfolio of projects by applying project financial and resource management analysis. Requirements Management / Systems Engineering Early adopter of systems engineering fundamentals for ensuring robust requirements for complex systems. Developed requirements definition and management training curriculum. Developed and applied requirements management processes and databases such as IBM's Rational DOORS. Agile/Scrum Certified scrum master. Managed a workstream agile/scrum process as the scrum master for an SAP S/4HANA implementation. Planned and executed agile sprints and completion of work items according to a burndown schedule. Supply Chain / Information Technology Follow generally accepted standards for supply chain best practices per the APICS supply chain council www.apics.org Developed IT requirements and user stories which met internal customer needs. Collaborated with supply chain process participants by clarifying information flow, tasks and hand-offs between departments. Continuous Improvement Operating Systems Developed continuous improvement assessments for evaluation of business process performance and operational excellence. Applied comprehensive improvement programs designed to achieve world-class performance across multiple sites. Team Training and Development Performed more than 710 hours of DMAIC and DFSS classroom instruction for over 500 students using participant-centered adult learning techniques. Facilitated over 18 kaizen teams for collaborative problem-solving and solution implementation. Implemented core team structures and project governance processes. Mentoring and Coaching Mentored and coached several green belts, black belts, and lean sigma team members from various levels of the organization. Facilitated executive-level steering committees on governance processes and business decision-making.