About Us

about us


I specialize in providing Program and Project Management Consulting and Services. I am a Project Management Professional and have provided value on programs and projects for over 30 years. Starting as a fully qualified System Acquisition Program manager in the United States Air Force I have worked on programs and projects of all sizes from $100,000 TO $1 Billion. I have extensive scheduling and Earned Value Management experience (including DOD/DCAS initial and subsequent application reviews). I also have experience with IT disciplines including SDLC waterfall and Agile methodologies, change management, all project phases, delivery and rollouts.
I am a Certified Business Manager(CBM) and hold CT Life and Health Producer licenses as well as FINRA (NASD) series 26, 6 and 63 licenses.

Company History


Founded in 2006, Thomas Hurley Consulting LLC was preceded by Thomas Hurley Consulting (1993) doing System Analysis and Consulting on Cost and Schedule Control Systems and in collaboration with FTS Inc (in 1994) worked on the NASA High-Speed Civil Transport Critical Propulsion Components Program at Pratt and Whitney.
Thomas Hurley Consulting LLC is a qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

A Sampling of Career High Lights


Shared Mail Fulfillment (acting Director)ADVO,Inc
“Tom exceeded expectations in the day to day project management (project scheduling, analysis, costing, etc…) of Shared Mail Fulfillment (Version 2.2). Tom managed the expectations of our development partner on both the task and budget levels. The management of the project’s tasks, deliverables, milestones, cost and value were all achieved due to the ability of Tom’s project structure, communications and the balance of using the right project tools.”
Daniel Sheehan CIO October 2001

HSCT CPC Program (Pratt & Whitney) “Tom brings tremendous knowledge to the job, both in his background and his unique understanding of the P&W PPCS implementation requirements. Tom continues to refine his skills and is making key contributions to the HSCT Program.”
Edward Able, P&W HSCT Critical Propulsion Components Program Manager 2/12/95

ITT Defense (Avionics)
“Tom has continued to display initiative and aggressiveness towards his assigned areas of responsibility. As in the previous year, Tom has had to schedule his own work so that he can support two or more programs at the same time… The quality of his work has always been high and is produced on time. His initiative in finding ways to improve the management of programs is yet further proof of his ability in improving the quality of work at this division.”
Howell Streger, Supervisor, concurred by Department Director

ON TIME, ON BUDGET Project Delivery is my specialty !

I have over twenty five years of project management, business and technology experience in government (DOD and NASA Programs), electronics, banking, IT environments (SDLC, Infrastructure, Waterfall, Agile) and energy demand response. Holding PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), APBM Certified Business Manager (CBM) and Scrum Master Certifications, I have experience with initial project analysis, project justification, business case creation, scope, requirements definition, vendor negotiations, change management activities, deployment, tradeoffs, Earned Value (EV) techniques, timelines, testing, test plans, financial management, configuration Management, work breakdown structures and cost/budget experience on all size projects and programs. I have a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Economics with a multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree. I have software application and infrastructure project experience.
Additional training: AFIT System Program Management Course (six week program), IIL certificates in in Project Management and Advanced Program Management, Villanova University Certificate of achievement in Six Sigma Greenbelt, and OSP International Certificate in AGILE Methodologies.

EXPERIENCE


Thomas Hurley Consulting LLC Orange CT (An SDVOSB Eligible Concern) SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER/CONSULTANT; 2/06 to present

Consulting clients:

Program Manager for ARTIS Energy LLC (formerly NXEGEN, LLC an Energy Services Company (8+ years)
Managed: three offshore teams (IGATE, VIAcode, Wipath Communications, other multivendor hardware and software development teams,
program budgets, energy management SaaS program, internal staff coordination, waterfall and Agile methodologies
Security procedures and processes including 3rd party testing for RTIS(R) web based application
Provided: Program Management expertise and application training and documentation reviews including use of MS Share Point, MS Team Foundation Server and Agile process conversion
Developed: OPC Client appliance, major legacy energy data acquisition hardware upgrade, developed Designated Demand Entity modules for ISO-NE, Client portfolio module, version upgrades to main SaaS program, a major hardware server farm upgrade and hot remote disaster failover site.
Patent evaluation and comparisons of patents
Trademark filings
Portfolio: RTIS® SaaS, RTIS® Portfolio Manager, ISO-NE Demand Response, Energy Star Integration, Data Collection Hardware, Disaster Recovery
Hot Failover, Application Security, Infrastructure Upgrade, Outside Services, Client On-boarding Developed and implemented processes and procedures

Northeast Utilities – Project Manager for Work Management Data Reporting Project, Record Management Project
Aetna – Domain Project Manager for twenty application environment moves between computing centers for the Provider and Financial Claims area (8 months)

ADVO, Inc Windsor, CT (Direct Mail Marketing Company)
BUSINESS PROCESS CENTER PROJECT MANAGER, 3/98 to 12/05

Successfully managed IT projects involving 20 branches, business partners, Corporate Headquarters, and multiple vendors including IBM Global Services with ERP and simultaneous multiple projects experience

Upgraded IT systems to align with new business unit applications

Change Management – Documented processes, training and system changes necessary to implement projects including mentoring of business analysts and other Business Process Center managers on process changes for new application rollouts

Experienced with Business Process Management including maintenance changes, system enhancements and Help Desk support

Provided training and change management on implemented applications

Member of Safety, Disaster Recovery and Enterprise Contingency Planning Teams

Business and IT Portfolio List :
Group Management System Oracle Upgrade Project (Windows XP deployment)
Label Replacement Project,
Shared Mail Fulfillment Project (ERP)
Crossbow Stress Testing
Inline Inkjet Project
Carrier Route Break Project
Oracle Accounts Receivable Project
Peoplesoft HR Implementation Project
Multiple Newspaper Initiative Projects
Graphics Gallery Project
Sales Compensation Project
Y2K
System Delivery Redesign (Oracle 11i ERP implementation)
Results: On time, on budget deliveries saving over $450 thousand annually
Project Management Office :
Created and implemented a Project Management Office including:
a web-site for project communication,
data and documentation purposes;
RFI, RFP, Business Case,
source selection and project initiation procedures;
project financial reporting and scheduling systems implementation;
work breakdown structures and project management training.
This resulted in the successful delivery of the Y2k and subsequent projects
and certification of new project managers.
First IT recipient of President’s Club Award, A+ Execution Award

FTS INC, East Hartford, CT/West Chester, OH
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST; 8/94 to 3/98
Pratt & Whitney High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) Program

Implemented and Managed Client’s Cost and Schedule Control System on the Critical Propulsion Components (CPC) Program and integrated with NASA and GE scheduling systems/teams

Created Work Breakdown Structures and performed other Program tasks as requested

HSCT CPC P&W lead Program Office team member; office supervisor/FTS Designated Site Coordinator responsible for assisting client site personnel with issues and questions, serving as a Point of Contact with P&W, customers and act as FTS liaison.

Routinely managed Earned Value, project cost and schedule between General Electric, NASA, and P&W Program Offices and assured the contract delivery and cost milestones were met

Interfaced with and mentored FTS staff, P&W project leaders, P&W Director, Program Managers and their support staffs located in Florida and Connecticut

Cited contributor to P&W Small Disadvantaged Supplier of the Year (1995) award to FTS

THOMAS HURLEY CONSULTING, Orange, CT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT; 11/93 to 8/94

Consulting Systems Analyst/Programmer for Pratt & Whitney’s Cost and Schedule Control System Software (West Jupiter, FL)

ITT DEFENSE (Avionics and Electronics), Clifton, NJ
PROGRAM MANAGER B, 10/87 to 11/93

Airborne Self Protection Jammer Pre-Production Verification Program

Designed, developed and implemented a Program Management Scheduling System (ARTEMIS) for the division

Regularly interfaced with program staff, Senior Program Manager, Program Director and Program Vice President in a matrixed environment of engineering and other disciplines resulting in the ASPJ PPV and initial ASPJ follow-on contract, two large multi-million (Navy and USAF) dollar projects, delivered on schedule with a cost avoidance of $1-2 million per month

Prepared and analyzed program critical path schedules resulting in efficient, timely management attention to program challenges

Supervised, mentored, trained staff for ASPJ Program

Created program work breakdown structures and responsibility account matrices

Created interfaces between the Schedule System, the Cost Management System and the Cullinet Manufacturing Resource Systems (MRPII), which eliminated the need for additional staffing and provided program level exception reporting

Consistently produced zero defect Extended and Subsequent Application Reviews (SAR) with Finance and DCAS.

Weapon Replaceable Assembly (WRA)-6
Start-up management activities
F-22 CNI Program (USAF)
Received Team F-22 CNI Most Valuable Player Award

Norden Systems Division, United Technologies Corp., Norwalk, CT
PROGRAM PLANNER, CAPITAL/FACILITIES MANAGER (Joint-STARS) 4/85 to 10/87

Prepared schedules and Work Breakdown Structures, including critical path analysis and summary level reports while working closely with project engineers and other program specialists on radar project (USAF)

Assured cost and schedule integration for earned value reporting.

Managed, analyzed and coordinated facility and capital equipment requirements for the Joint STARS Program Office A-6E Radar Spares Program (NAVY)

Assisted operations and floor personnel in tracking assemblies and expediting parts for the radar system

A-6E Radar Spares Program (NAVY)

Assisted operations and floor personnel in tracking assemblies and expediting parts for the radar system

First Bank/ Connecticut National Bank, New Haven, CT

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (Bank Officer); 11/82 to 4/85

Designed, developed, implemented and maintained the bank’s Commercial Information Systems. Managed the Commercial Lender Call Reporting Department and prepared budgetary and management information for the Senior Vice-President of the Commercial Banking Division

USAF Aeronautical System Division, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
SYSTEM ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER, CAPTAIN, 9/78 to 10/82
F-16 Vital IV Visual System

Managed all aspects of a $13.3 million multinational (Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Israel, Egypt, Venezuela) acquisition in support of a $1 billion F-16 Weapon System Trainer acquisition, including: a matrixed program staff of engineers, contracting officers, test managers, configuration manager and other specialists; conducted vendor contract negotiations; prepared Statements of Work and contract including vendor oversight

Delivered ahead of schedule and on budget

B-52/KC-135 Weapon System Trainer Program

Served as Assistant Program Manager and Source Selection Administrator on a $625 million simulator acquisition between Singer-Link Division and Boeing.

Managed Program Office classified information security and personnel security briefings

Received an AF Commendation Medal for saving over $300,000

PRIMERICA 11/2005- Present
Part Time Life Licensing Instructor
Agent licensed 11+ years life and health, Securities series 6, 63 &.26 licensed

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Wright State University; Dayton, OH; Master of Science in Applied and Social Economics; (April 1, 1980 – March 20 1982;) GPA 3.88
Wayne State University; Detroit, MI; Master in Business Administration in Operations Research Management; Sep 15, 1976 – June 20, 1978
Michigan State University; E. Lansing, MI; Bachelor of Science in Social Science; (Multidisciplinary major in: Mathematics, Geography, and Political Science (International Relations; 2 years Chemistry/Physics); September 15, 1972 -June 11, 1976 graduated with Honors
Air University(USAF): Squadron Officer’s School; Air Force Institute of Technology System Program Management Course, Fully certified System Acquisition Program Manager Rating (1980)
Civil Air Patrol: Region Staff College; National Staff College
PMI: Project Management Professional, Certificate 27630 (current) issued 20SEP2000
International Institute for Learning: Project Management Certificate (Aug 2000) and Advanced Project Management Certificates (Jun 2005)
Villanova University: Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (MAY 2009)
OSP International LLC: The AGILE Prepcast Program –certificate (JUN 2016) Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC) Scrum Study (8/17/2017-2020) License Number 588076 Scrum Master Certification (SMC) Scrum Study (8/30/2017-2020) License Number 589656
Association of Professionals in Business Management: Certified Business Manager Certificate 001511, issued July 26, 2002
Professional Licenses: CT Producer – Life/ADD & Health License (2250574), Series 6/63 License, Series 26, CRD 519 3810
Additional: Mercury Test Director, Loadrunner; IBM ManageNow, Clear Quest, MailStream, SDLC Methodology, Morningstar Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, Share Point, Team Foundation Server; Scheduling Systems: Primavera, Artemis, Deltek (Open Plan Professional), PlanView

PAPERS

“The ITT Experience – Developing an ARTEMIS Mainframe Application for Gantt Style Chart Preparation” ARTEMIS PROCEEDINGS MANUAL 1989, ARTEMIS User’s Association National Conference, pgs 48-108 “Funding of Public Primary and Secondary Education in Ohio from 1970-1978: A Better Way?” 1982, Wright State University, 101 pages

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Civil Air Patrol (USAF Civilian Auxiliary): LTC, MI Group 15 Cadet Programs Officer, MI Wing Cadet Program Development Officer, MI Wing Director of Cadet Programs, OH Group 7: Cadet Programs Officer, Inspector General, Group Grievance Committee, CT Minuteman Composite Squadron: Squadron Commander, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Leadership Officer, Emergency Services Officer, Search and Rescue Officer, Senior Programs Officer, Aerospace Education Counselor The Spaatz Association: Vice-President; Director, Bylaws Chairman (1994- Present) Town of Orange – Committee for Orange Television (2000 – Feb 2003) oversaw Orange Government Access Television (OGAT) Amity Region 5 Board of Education (Mar 2003 – Nov 2003, Dec 2005- Present), Past Board Chair and Vice Chair, former Secretary, Policy Subcommittee Chair, past Curriculum Member

AWARDS/CITATIONS

Connecticut State House Legislature: Citation for Life Saving Civil Air Patrol: General Carl Spaatz Award #305, Frank Borman Falcon Award, MI Wing Commander Appreciation Citation, OH Wing Commander Letter of Appreciation, Grover Loening Aerospace Award, Paul E. Garber Award, Charles Yeager Aerospace Education Award, CT Wing Emergency Services Officer of the Year; Gill Robb Wilson Award, Wing Commander Commendation Award (2), Unit Citation Awards (5) Disaster Relief Ribbon, Search and Rescue Ribbon, Rescue “Find” Ribbon, Command Ribbon, Leadership Ribbon w/Silver Star, International Air Cadet Exchange Ribbon Beta Gamma Sigma, The National Honor Society of Business and Management – 1982 USAF: AF Commendation Medal, AF Training Ribbon, AF Longevity Service Ribbon

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

Air Force Association, American Legion (Post 0127), Project Management Institute, Disabled American Veterans, Member of Orange CT Chamber of Commerce