Wayne V. Herbert


Houston Contact Information


5629 Valerie                                         Email:  Wayne Herbert's Email 

Houston, Texas  77081, USA                 http://www.herberts.org/wayne

Phone:  713-774-9216


Singapore Contact Information


39 Watten View                                   

Singapore, Singapore  287166

Phone:  +65 9170 8938




·         30+ years experience in project management, technical management, general management, software design and development, marketing, and sales.

·         Strong project management skills in scope and requirements definition, work plan development, cost and schedule estimating, earned value management, risk management, issues management, contract management, problem solving, and project communications.

·         Excellent leadership and team building skills.  Strong written and oral communication skills and a proven ability to interact at all management, technical, and user levels.

·         Broad applications experience, varied hardware platform experience (mainframes, PC’s, workstations, web servers), and strong analysis and programming skills.

·         Thoughtful, pragmatic, analytical, and intelligent with a team oriented approach.  Good business sense, strong technical skills and a value added focus.



·         Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E), 1997, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 3.5 GPA (out of 4.0), specialization in systems, controls, robotics.

·         Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certificate Number 199797, Project Management Institute (http://www.pmi.org).

·         Certified Computing Professional (CCP), Certificate Number 019163, Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (http://www.iccp.org).

·         Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), Certificate Number 0009738, Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (http://www.gisci.org).



Parcel Mapping System for Anne Arundel County, Maryland:  Project and technical lead on a two year project to design and implement a double baseline parcel mapping system spanning multiple departments (tax, planning, IT, utilities, and executive offices). 

Accomplishments:  Created working committees spanning all departments, developed system requirements and scope document.  Prepared cost and schedule estimates and developed detailed work plan.  Oversaw installation of workstation based digitizing stations and integration with mainframe systems.  Managed and trained programming and data entry personnel.   Developed milestones and acceptance criteria.  Monitored progress, solved problems and prepared regular status reports. 


Computer Assisted Dispatch for Harris County, Texas:  Project co-lead on an eighteen month project to implement a GIS based computer assisted dispatch and reporting system for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. 

Accomplishments:  Developed work plan, cost and schedule estimates, and resource requirements.  Developed interface procedures and conducted meetings to deal with issues arising between the user department, central IT, the hardware vendor , as well as other contractors on the project.  Prepared reports and conducted presentations and demonstrations.  Developed change control procedures, test plan and user acceptance criteria.  Conducted status and issues meetings.


City of Houston/Harris County Cooperative GIS Effort:  Co-created and managed the first cooperative IT venture between the city and the county for the development of an integrated GIS database. 

Accomplishments:  Worked with top level county executives to obtain funding.  Created the scope definition and work plan, negotiated contracts for personnel, developed quality control methods to assess data accuracy.  Coordinated the activities of multiple agencies in the acquisition of documents and databases.  Developed long range plan for integration of GIS databases into other applications. 


Computer Assisted Redistricting:  Project and technical lead for a system that was used to redistrict 7 states and 11 cities over a period of two years. 

Accomplishments:  Designed software, developed work plan and resource requirements to implement a PC/Unix workstation based redistricting system.  Installed hardware and software in multiple cities, provided user training, developed data acquisition and entry procedures for each city, and handled issues and problems at each installation.


Programming Manager, Harris County, Texas:  Directed the activities of 5 project leaders/systems analysts and supervised a staff of 29 in a fully projectized large scale IBM mainframe development environment. 

Accomplishments:  Developed requirements specifications, prepared cost/benefit analyses, and created standing multi-departmental committees for the evaluation and prioritization of project requests.  Allocated staff resources to projects planned and in process.  Developed and taught training courses.  Created user acceptance and testing procedures and chaired development status meetings.  Created change control procedures to manage an inventory of 1200 programs.  Managed contracts, and prepared executive summaries for the Director of IT and Commissioners Court.


Key Maps, Inc. Automation Project:  Project and technical lead for a map publishing company to introduce computer automation into an essentially manual operation.  The work consisted of initiating, planning, executing, and controlling numerous smaller projects to create an integrated IT function.  To varying degrees, all of the projects required a variety of project management skills:  Requirements and scope definition, work plan and budget development, procurement planning and execution, issues management, and status reporting. 

Accomplishments:   Installed servers, software, routers, firewalls, and voice/data cabling throughout the building.  Installed POS equipment and retail accounting support packages. Designed and implemented the company’s Ecommerce catalog, online shopping, and back office fulfillment system.  Implemented electronic data interchange with largest customers.  Developed the company’s databases and software system in support of its map publications.  Specified data organization, backup, security, and disaster recovery procedures. 



·         PMBOK framework and project management models.  Ten Step project management methodology and templates.  Tech Republic project management processes.  Deloitte Touche lifecycle development methodologies.

·         Courses and readings covering leadership, effective communications, conflict resolution, group dynamics, negotiations, and effective planning.

·         Accounting and financial:  Integrated financials (P&L, cash flow, general ledger, balance sheet), operational financials (A/R, A/P, inventory, purchasing, various sales analyses), POS, project accounting, and financial analysis (time value of money).

·         Governmental accounting:  Fund and cost accounting; appropriations, encumbrance, and purchasing, voucher and payment systems, auditing and reconciliation.

·         Banking systems:  Demand deposit accounting, savings, and installment loans.

·         Geographic information systems (GIS) and related systems:  Political (lists, labels, phone banks, polling, redistricting, contributions), demographics, and route planning.

·         Internet and web:  Solid knowledge of IP communications essentials, experience in active server pages (ASP, Cold Fusion, PHP) and web development.

·         Development languages:  C, COBOL, Fortran, Basic, Object Pascal, PHP.

·         Databases:  Model 204, MS Sql, My Sql, Access.

·         Development platforms:  IBM mainframes (MVS), HP (MPE), DEC Vax (VMS), Unix workstations, and Windows based PC’s.

·         Specialty software:  Multiple financial packages, seismic data processing, CICS, LISP AI language, and MATLAB scientific modeling.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.



Catalyst Project Solutions, Pte. Ltd                                                                        Singapore

PMO Practice Manager                                                                                         2004-Present

Key Maps, Inc.                                                                                                Houston, Texas

Manager, IT                                                                                                              1997-2004

Automation Dynamics, Inc.                                                                             Houston, Texas

Principal/Software Consultant                                      Full Time 1987-1993, Part Time 1993-1997

Contemporary Technology Corporation                                                         Houston, Texas

Vice President/Project Manager                                                                                 1983-1987

Harris County Central Data Processing                                                         Houston, Texas

Programming Manager                                                                                               1974-1983

The NCR Corporation                                                                                     Houston, Texas

System Analyst/Programmer                                                                                      1969-1974

First City National Bank                                                                                 Houston, Texas

Computer Operator 1968-1969



·         United States

·         United Kingdom (British Citizen with right of abode)

·         Canadian



·         Member, Project Management Institute

·         Member, Greater Houston Partnership (Houston Chamber of Commerce)

·         Member, HSNS High School Oversight Committee

·         Member and Elder, Mankind Project International

·         Board Member and Publications Chairman, Rice Engineering Alumni Association

·         Founding Director, Texas Economic and Demographic Association

·         Founding Director, Past President, Texas Fathers for Equal Rights

·         Outstanding Honors Student, Deans List, University of Houston Honors College, 1993, 1994

·         Awarded full four year Roy and Lilly Cullen Engineering Scholarship, 1994


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