Sector Director for Program Control
Virtual Fall 2021 Integrated Program Management Division Meeting : 748 Discussion
Shane Olsen is the Sector Director for Program Control at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. He also serves on the Northrop Grumman Corporate (NGC) EV Council, where he supports process improvement and tool initiatives across the company and also leads engagement between NGC and the NDIA Integrated Program Management Directorate. Shane is a leader in the organization focused on supporting key goals to achieving affordability, promoting process excellence and integrating agile practices into the business processes.
Prior to his role at Northrop Grumman, Shane served as the Director of the DCMA Earned Value Management Center. In this role, he led the organization’s policy development and execution of all EVMS reviews conducted by DCMA. He also supported OSD efforts such as Better Buying Power, the creation of the EVMSIG, and publication of DoD guidance on implementing Agile in an EVMS environment. In his 10 years with DCMA, he remained focused on improving the utility of program cost and schedule performance data to support the DoDs goals in delivering product on time and at cost. Shane also held positions in scheduling at Lockheed Martin and served 8 years as an officer in the US Air Force as an Acquisition Program Manager on complex acquisition programs from concept development through sustainment phases.
Shane is a recognized Industry leader on the process of Earned Value Management and has supported government and industry panels on Program Management and Cost Management. He holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Florida, Gainesville.