ABOUT PRAGMATIC SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Pragmatic Systems International Corporation was established in February of 1997 with two main goals:
- To establish a “boutique consulting firm” that caters to the specific needs of organizations without the high overhead of competing big firms.
- To provide staff augmentation/sub-contracting services to a highly distinguished set of companies.
Pragmatic Systems Core Associates have had to work in fiercely competitive and cost-conscious companies where the need to prove our capabilities is throughout any project engagement. We are experienced and highly skilled professionals who desire to bring projects in on time and under budget.
Pragmatic Systems adheres to a commitment of instilling integrity in our workmanship. Once we agree to provide our clients with a product delivery, that product gets done from inception to proper turnover. As a boutique firm in a tough environment, we are distinguished by our character, our commitment and our pride of delivering what we agreed to provide. All staff on all projects are tried and true; training of staff is NOT conducted at client expense.
Pragmatic Systems is particularly experienced in the travel industry. We have worked in a wide range of industries although we always feel an affinity toward the travel industry. Perhaps that is because we enjoy working with diversified cultures and where we get to practice our foreign language skills.
Pragmatic Systems believes in providing the best value for our clients. Although sometimes considered workaholics, sick the individuals of Pragmatic Systems believe in work-life balance. So we are content to have some time to just focus on leisure activities. Some of us go boating, some play the piano, some paint. The Managing Director also paints in watercolor and gouache and her work is available for viewing at www.littlefaceart.com
Our core competencies are in the areas of project management, program management, data warehousing, “big data” management, start-up “.com” companies, software development, business analysis and testing. We are comfortable with both agile and more traditional waterfall software development life cycles. We often find ourselves selecting a hybrid between the traditional waterfall and agile methodologies.
The principal owner of this company is Sharyn A. Brotz, Managing Director.
Aligned with a close-knit circle of colleagues, the company operates as a consortium of talented individuals who have impressive resumes and even more impressive commitments to integrity and character.
The primary “core” colleagues include a senior software developer, business analyst, statistician, database architect and quality assurance specialist. We also recruit for other specialties on an as-needed basis.
More about the Managing Director
Senior, Technical and Business Saavy Project and Program Manager with certifications and lots of exposure to different industries and challenging problems to solve:
- PMP Certified (Project Management Professional)
- PgMP Certified (Program Management Professional)
- SCPM (Stanford Certified Project Manager)
- CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
- And most importantly- Over ten years of travel industry experience including airlines, cruise lines, and tour operators as well as utility, transportation and oil company experience
Major Development projects and system conversions
Major software development project experience– HANDS-ON
Has overseen the design, development and implementation of a large Intranet development, employing a hybrid of SDLC and AGILE methodologies; delivered on time and under budget, for a tour operator
Provides strategic and global vision to variety of business challenges
Designed and managed the development of a data mart employing statistical analysis and decision support for a major tour operator
Business Analysis and Design Skills including Object Oriented Design Techniques, Strategic Planning, Business / Technical Understanding, ROI completion, Travel Industry expertise
Member of Project Management Institute, International Executive Guild, National Association of Female Executives, ARMA
Credited with managing and delivering on time a $23 million dollar enterprise wide project related to the rewrite and re-engineering of a major business system for a large travel company
Educational Background in Engineering and Computer Science
Contributor to civic organizations and conservation efforts