Like you, technologist and project management professional Sheila Flick has seen the rapid evolution of technology and its ability to change lives. Can people keep up with the changes? Which technology trends will take off and which will fizzle? Can technology solve social problems or exacerbate them?
An early adopter of Lean principles, Sheila travelled the world teaching and implementing Lean principles and leading breakthrough improvement events empowering cross-functional teams. This work solidified her commitment to Agile project management techniques. She’s committed to project success and has continuously held Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2004 through the Project Management Institute.
With over two decades of data analytics, project management, and most importantly, real-life, in the trenches process engineering and technology deployment experience, Sheila shares a clear, focused and calm confidence in leading projects. To achieve project success, people must feel empowered and supported; this is how collaboration happens.
Sheila is the Director of Strategy and Project Management Office for the Technology & Information Solutions department at the Humane Society of the United States. She governs project management and manages portfolios of projects associated with business initiatives that require technological services from concept to funded project, through implementation and sustainment.
Previously she was senior Director of Programs at D+R International. She was responsible for overseeing D+R’s projects and programs, including directing and expanding project work, working with clients to understand their needs, ensuring delivery of high quality service, and managing staff resources. Sheila also managed Software Development and oversaw D+R’s support of the DesignLights Consortium® program. Additionally, she managed the program leads for data analytics and customer delivery. She was previously the Director of Technology at the nonprofit policy and leadership organization Independent Sector. Prior to that, she spent much of her career at Hewlett-Packard (HP) most recently serving as a senior program manager designing and deploying business intelligence solutions for sales and marketing organizations.
Sheila is excited about the democratization of data and the easy access to massive computing power. We are at an important inflection point with technology and Sheila is energized to see lives and organizations improved by it. Her curiosity keeps her moving forward, researching new techniques, collaborating with like-minded peers and implementing the best of the current technology.