Mike Filson

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. - Henry David Thoreau

Mike Filson

BACKGROUND

  • 15 Years Sales, Management, Corporate Education & Training
  • 6 Years – Project Management
  • Project Management Institute
    – Project Management Professional Certification
  • Project Management Institute
    – Professional Scrum Master I Certification

EDUCATION

Indiana Wesleyan University
– BS Management
– AS Management

SPECIALTIES

  • Project Management
  • Special and Complex Projects
  • Expert Level Technical Skills
  • Facilitation and Training
  • Data Management and Assessment
  • Process Improvement
  • Team Growth, Leadership, and Development

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Insurance
  • Financial

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Skilled facilitation of project delivery leveraging industry wide project management and software development lifecycles.
  • Advanced stakeholder analysis & management experience.
  • Comprehension and application of Waterfall, adaptive, and Agile delivery fundamentals.
  • Knowledge and experience with project team level as well as executive level communications and reporting.
  • Conducted Project Kickoff Meetings for both IT and Business.
  • Created and maintained project SharePoint sites.
  • Collected and summarized IT estimates for all tier levels.
  • Developed numerous project diagrams, PPT’s, status reports, spreadsheets, and other project artifacts.
  • Facilitated requirements sessions and discussions between multiple IT teams and Business areas.
  • Finalized requirements, receiving all approvals necessary.
  • Conducted design walks and obtained necessary design approvals.
  • Monitored construction progress of all IT build work.
  • Monitored all IT teams progress through the project lifecycle.
  • Led daily/weekly/monthly status team meetings.
  • Developed and executed deployment plans, including communication updates, back-out plans, and production support models.
  • Provided oversight on testing phase and managed defects through Quality Center.
  • Conducted all product close activities to successfully complete project.

Mike Filson

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. - Henry David Thoreau

Just being in the same room that Filson’s in, you grow, you get better, you deliver at a higher level. He’s made a career out of engaging the people on his team and pouring himself into them. From his time at AT&T in sales, consistently recognized for being in the top 10% of his department, to his time as a corporate trainer where he was recognized by senior leadership, he’s designed and delivered customized training solutions focused on everything from sales to customer service. As a Director at Bulldog, he leads all training initiatives, including onboarding all new team members and creating and delivering ongoing courses for the entire Bulldog team. His favorite thing about his work at Bulldog is being able to be a teacher, as well as, a practitioner. In the work he delivers as a top tier Senior IT Project Manager, Filson sets a bar so high it leaves no question why he’s the one standing at the front of the classroom.

FUN FACTS

What's your nickname?

Filson

Favorite Hobby:

Learning, cooking, and drinking wine. He also really enjoys learning about cooking and wine.

Favorite thing about being a Bulldog:

Being pushed to be my best self, at least until tomorrow when I'll be pushed to be better.