Bob Maslyn has been in service with the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. for 40 years, about half his career with the Department of Health & Human Services and half with the General Services Administration (GSA.gov), entering government as a change agent in the first year of the Presidential Management Intern Program. During that time span, Bob has experienced numerous management improvements such as Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, Zero Based Budgeting, Balance Scorecard, etc. His focus has always been on transforming government so that it best serves the public (not bureaucrats).
Bob readily gravitated to Agile in 2014 and then to SAFe, especially in its power to transform culturally how an organization works and delivers value. Bob is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), SAFe Agilist, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Project Management Professional (PMP), and certified as a Federal Acquisition Institute Contracting Officer’s Representative and Program Manager.
He is the prime advocate for coaching SAFe practices for GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) Program which has been consolidating 10 government-wide legacy systems into one platform – this is the process of how businesses contract with federal agencies. This is the new System for Award Management, currently called beta.SAM.gov (even though it is in production).
He holds a BA in journalism and two Masters (Public Administration and Social Work), is a native of Rochester, NY, currently lives in Alexandria, VA, and hopes one day to re-locate to New England in the future, perhaps Western Massachusetts.