Charlie Slaven

    Charlie Slaven

    March 22, 2018 | Technical Track

    PRESENTATION: Transformation to Agile

    More to come!


    Charlie Slaven is the Director, Catapult Solution Group and a Project Management Professional with a long history in information technology, project management, lean six sigma process improvement and design, and quality management systems. He is currently building an integrated solutions practice focused on solving problems in a very short amount of time for businesses of all sizes. This employment is following his prior role with The Christ Hospital Health Network as the Director, Lean and Continuous Improvement and, previous to that, he was a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with The Kroger Company, There he taught Lean Six Sigma, mentored and coached project leaders. He also led, supported or co-led a large number of projects including the organizational transformation of Human Resources. He has had many experiences to draw upon including ownership roles in three consulting and training organizations, being in the General Manager, Quality role for an international software company, held with GE Aviation many information technology leadership roles and was in public accounting with roles in audit and consulting.

    Charlie has conducted, developed and delivered consulting and training courses on various topics: Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9000, SEI CMMI, project management, contact center excellence, strategic planning; software measurement, development methodologies, quality assurance, testing, and requirements engineering and quality management systems, leadership, and creating high performance teams. He is a frequent speaker and enjoys a widely shared expert status reputation. Charlie has accomplished this work with many public and private organizations throughout the U.S., U.K., Europe, Australia, Canada, SE Asia, South Africa, South America and Japan in varied industries and governmental organizations. He has managed and led many quality management system and business process engineering projects and programs, and software development, enhancement and support projects; contact center assessments, management system implementations, computer audit engagements and computer based turnkey solution projects. He has taught at three Universities and is currently teaching in a Masters of Informatics program.

    Charlie’s formal education includes an MBA, Accountancy, and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Finance, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He has held many professional organization leadership positions, and most recently he is the Executive Director, Strategy for the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Charlie began his career as a CPA and has continued to be a lifelong learner. Along his journey of continual improvement, he was certified as a CMA, CPA, CQA, ISO 9001-3 Assessor, COPC Assessor, CSQE, and TMAP trainer, ITIL Foundations Certified Professional, CDP, CQM, Scrum Master, CSSBB, CSSMBB, Function Point Trainer / Coach, Prince2 Foundations Project Manager, SAFe 4.0 Agelist, SAFe 4.0 Practitioner and Certified Change Management Professional.

    Mr. Slaven specializes in increasing workplace excellence and building the next generation of leaders. He is associated with many curriculum partners and the programs to help people work better together, creating organizations that adapt and execute faster with greater profitability. Supporting his passion for process, he continually drives for solutions that are faster, cheaper and better while delivering superior results through strong teams.

    On a personal basis, Charlie is married with 3 married and successful children who have given him 7 grandchildren. His wife is a high school teacher of business and technology. Charlie enjoys reading, travel, golf, his beach home and watching his grandchildren in their varied activities.