Links - Resources and Companies
There are several categories of resources here.
Birmingham, Alabama companies Birmingham has a strong business
community and there are many great companies based here. I have had the privilege
of working for and with many of these companies and hold each of them in high regard.
InternationalThe premier world-wide medical rescue company. With its own fleet
of fixed wing aircraft, AirMed offers unparalleled service. Whether it is fee-for-service
transport or an affordable membership program that provides great peace of mind.
Transportation can be arranged for world-wide returns home, specialty transport
to a domestic hospital, or return of mortal remains. I proudly serve as Director
of IT for AirMed.
- eXspend An expense management solution offered
as SaaS. This company offers great expense management solutions accessible
to the smaller organization but robust enough for the large enterprise. All
at an affordable price. eXspend's leadership team includes quiet giants
in the Birmingham IT community who have consider it a privilege serving.
- Brasfield & Gorrie A large construction
company committed to excellence. While I was serving as development manager
I was mentored by a talented IT Director and CIO, both of whom instilled a solid
foundation in IT project management. They took the best of construction basics
and blended it with MSF, SDLC and old fashion communication and documentation.
Professional Organizations and Non-profits There are great opportunities
worldwide as well as right here in Birmingham for professionals.
- PMI - Project Management Institute.
Offers project standards and certifications for organizations needing to improve
and increase efficiencies. With a deplorable failure rate for projects across nearly
all industries, PMI searches for ways to address these with improved standards and
certifications for practitioners. Membership offers access to communities of practice
in a wide range of interests. I have been a member off and on since 2004 and PMP
certified since 2004. !! PMP certification is no "magic bullet" guaranteeing success.
It is only the beginning and success is still only through discipline and focus.
- PMI - Birmingham
Chapter. Birmingham has a strong PMI chapter with community involvement.
Monthly meetings feature a wide range of speakers including "Birmingham celebrities"
as well as speakers from across the southeast. I have also found they offer
opportunities for community involvement through the local colleges and technical
- Tech Birmingham is
a Birmingham area group that offers networking and even training opportunities.
It also provides entrepreneur summits for startups. Tech Birmingham works with
area vendors as sponsors as well as local volunteers to support much of their work.
I have volunteered for the Tech University (through the Birmingham PMI chapter)
which were day long training sessions offered free to area IT workers.