Certificate in Project Management
Scott Patton

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Scott Patton
Scott Patton is a subject matter expert (SME) in organizational project management (OPM) and has over 25 years extensive experience in helping organizations develop and improve portfolio, program and project management capabilities.   Scott is co-founder of Georgetown’s project management certificate program.  Early in his career when he was helping federal government clients develop effective project management capabilities, he noticed a dearth of opportunities for his clients to gain the knowledge and skills to manage projects in real-time situations; certifications on project management standards were not enough.  The program was developed, and continues to mature, to address the complexities and challenges Scott has worked with his clients to overcome. Scott is currently and continues to support several public and private clients in improving their ability to delivery mission critical capabilities through portfolios, programs, and projects (PPP). Using program management offices (PMOs), he implements processes and practices, acquires resources, and builds staff skills to support mission requirements. His expertise ranges from his implementation of PPP management process to working with clients to implement more agile environments with this Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) consultant certification. Earlier in his career, Scott worked with large international companies in various industries to assess the effectiveness of project management capabilities and implement cost-effective and beneficial improvements. He has managed complex information technology development and implementation programs. His start in project management began with the management of international technical projects dealing with nuclear material control and accountability. Scott has an MBA from Virginia Tech and is a PMI® certified PMP® and RMP® and was one of the first to obtain the OPM3® Certified Professional.