I'm a project manager

avid beliver of agile development
but still have full respect for SDLC approach as well

I am currently working as an IT project manager in United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a global corporation based in Mebane, NC. My office is in Tampa Bay, FL area. I bring and lead bright people together in order to generate the best solutions for our audience's demands.

Things I Can Do

As a certified project management consultant with 13 years of planning and implementation experience, I developed solid expertise in the areas of project management, total quality assurance, staff recruitment, training, customer service, exceptional organizational and communication skills.
The teams that I lead was able to deliver several successful projects with efficiency, highly standardized deliverables, operations, processes, risks and technical issues, among others.

My proactive leadership and liaison between executive, business and technical actors, let's me focus on unified communications with political savvy and tact. This also helps me engage in crucial conversations with the client using a consultative approach. As a senior consultant, I also constantly provide guidance for oversight, and utilizing pro-active approaches in managing client’s expectations. I also hold dual citizenships from Turkey and the United States. Bilingual (Turkish and English).

  • Build and Lead global technical teams (US, Costa Rica, India, France, Turkey)
  • Manage projects from initial interviews to completion
  • Ensure project success via continuous control (SDLC/Waterfall,Agile/SCRUM)
  • Create project documents; use cases, traceability matrices, business flows, etc.
  • Gather requirements by interviews, Kaizen events, etc.
  • Translate Functional requirements into Technical reqs.
  • Drink much coffee

A Few Accomplishments

Last 13 years, I was fortunate enough to work with great people in great companies. Every company, every project and every new face added so much both to my professional and personal lives. My clients were from several different industries such as biomedical device manufacturer to world's largest beer maker, insurance giant to telecom mogul and finally to United Technologies Corporation which owns industry giants like Carrier, Otis, Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney and more.

Continous Education and Certifications

As Henry Ford stated “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” I am one of those who intend to stay young. In today's high-speed society, not only the technology that we use but also the the ideas that shaped these technologies are changing rapidly. To not to be left behind, I believe in continuous education and certifications.

Some of my certifications and technical trainings:

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me anytime by filling out the form below or emailing me directly at tolun@tolunozarslan.com . All messages received after hours will be returned the next business day. I look forward to speaking with you!