To Whom It May Concern regarding Andrew Stephens:
My name is Layne Young; I have work in IT with the Indianapolis/Marion County government for 31 years (16 with Indy Parks and 15 with ISA [Information Services Agency].) I serve as a liaison with Indy Parks and the ISA.
I have know Andrew Stephens for about 9 years. During that time, Andy has provided a variety of IT skills to improve processes and decision making within the department. Over the past 2 years Andy’s role has change from operation to department analyst and he ahs had a much larger role with data analysis.
I have worked ‘hands-on’ with Andy on several projects but would cite 2:
- GAPS Replacement was a business process re-engineering project for a non-tax revenue tracking system. The project integrated a database with SharePoint utilizing workflow processing. Andy served as a business analyst and application developer.
- Summer Lunch was an extensive program that utilized a SharePoint extranet to assist with the logistics and analytics of managing a $0.5 million grant to provide lunches to needy children within Indianapolis. The benefits of the project were expressed in time and dollar savings, better management decision making information and a document picture of the process. Andy served as the business analyst, technology and application developer.
Andy is very gifted in learning new technologies and applying them to solve business problems. He is assertive, inquisitive and innovative. Any would be a tremendous recourse to any employer.
A. Layne Young | Business Relationship Manager
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is my personal recommendation for Andrew Stephens. Until recently, I have been Andrew’s immediate supervisor at Indy Parks and Recreation. I found him to be a self-starter, approaching work with dedication, enthusiasm and a smile.
Besides being a joy to work with, Andrew is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas that integrate his experiences and vast knowledge base. Andrew works effectively across many divisions and departments to manage projects that involve technical systems to build performance metrics. He has built reports that merge data from multiple databases that
resulted in up-to-date information and efficiencies.
Additionally, Andrew is eager to assist others as needed. He develops and trains staff in the use of the performance measures and reports. He has the unique ability to be able to take a highly complex idea and communicate it in understandable terms.
I highly recommend Andrew for employment. He is a team player and would be a great asset to any organization. Please feel free to contact me for additional information.
Dear Human Resource Manager:
I am writing this letter go give you my letter of recommendation of Andrew (Andy) Stephens. Over the last 3 years I have had the pleasure to train and work with Andy on many projects impacting the Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County. In every project or engagement Andy has been a resource and a leader that I can always depend on to deliver.
Andy is the City’s first internal Six Sigma Black Belt. In order for Andy to achieve tis certification, he had to successfully complete two black belt projects, mentor 2 successful green belt projects, teach lean six sigma training sessions and pass the final Black Belt test. Through his hard work and dedication to the City and his Department he has delivered on all requirements. Andy has become a true change agent always challenging old processes and is increasing the value of services to our citizens.
In all of my interactions with Andy I have found him to be of outstanding character and integrity. Andy has a can do attitude that is contagious. He is able to lead projects to successful completion. His analytical thinking helps him navigate to the correct resolution.
Manuel Mendez | Director of Audit and Performance | SSBB
As part of my studies at UIndy, I completed a project management course. Dr. Knapp, who built the Project Management Office up at Raytheon, asked that the class focus on a real life problem at our place of business. The problem that I wished to focus on was on the product portfolio of the parks department. While we offered many products at facilities that were similar, most of them were called different names from location to location. This proved difficult to develop an interface for customers to find the programs. The following documents are examples of the project management documents, policy manual, and a link to the FunFinder search.
Program Management Documents
Activity Naming Timetable Gantt
Indy Parks and Recreation Program Naming Policy
Online Search Feature (Select “View or Refine by Activity Type” on the left)