Bruce A. McGraw is COO for Cognitive Technologies, a WBE/DBE consulting firm delivering project management, collaborative processes, and organizational effectiveness consulting to commercial and government clients.
Mr. McGraw is a program manager with over 20 years of experience across multiple industries. His ability to craft pragmatic solutions to meet project goals, coupled with experience in all aspects of management, enables him to meet customer expectations with on-time, within-budget deliveries. He has a successful track record leading mixed teams, consisting of client and vendor resources, to accomplish project and business goals.
Previously, Mr. McGraw was a Director for Cap Gemini, where he led successful multi-vendor client project teams in strategy, requirements, assessments, and implementations. Prior to Cap Gemini, he served as a Staff Director for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), where he was the chief architect and program manager for the implementation of a web-enabled enterprise solution, and the program manager for a $200M program requiring management of a cross-functional team and external vendors.
Mr. McGraw holds an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland's University College and a BS in Business from the University of South Carolina. Mr. McGraw is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is an active member in the technology community as an author and speaker. As a thought leader he has authored numerous articles and presented workshops in a variety of topics, including PMOs, predictive schedules, and managing virtual teams. He currently authors a blog at http://FearNoProject.com.
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