David Boyd is an adjunct professor in the Masters of Information Systems Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches IT project management and advanced IT project management.
Mr. Boyd received his Masters of Business Administration Degree from Tulane University and has pursued a long and successful career as a project manager and executive with major strategy and IT consulting firms. He founded and heads David Boyd & Associates, a successful strategy, IT, and operations consulting practice that serves large government agencies, software vendors, and systems integrators. He is a frequent speaker at government IT and operations focused conferences. He has also been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon, University of California, and other universities.
His interests include: 1) the synthesis of investment management, project management, system development life cycle, human resource, and quality disciplines into a coherent approach for IT project justification, definition, estimation, and management; 2) rationalization and improvement of large scale IT procurement practices in state and local government; 3) policy driven IT strategies and practices in tax agencies; 4) alternative requirements and design approaches to reduce cost and improve outcomes on large IT projects 5) use of decision analytics tools to improve complex processing in tax and revenue agencies; and 6) establishing coherent data management and performance measurement strategies in large public sector entities.