Shawn Alborz

Clinical Associate Professor - Management
Director of MS SCM and MS MSc Programs
SOM 3.711
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Professional Preparation

PhD - Management Information System
University of Melbourne - 2010
EMBA - Business Administration
Peperdine University - 2001
BS - Information Systems Management
University of San Francisco - 1999


Habte, W., Alborz, S., Chen, C. (2016) Viewing Cultural Convergence and Divergence of Nations During Abnormal Times. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, Dallas, USA. 2016 - Publication
Gong, H., Tate, M. Alborz, S., (2007) Managing the Outsourcing Marriage to Achieve Success. Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA. 2007 - Publication
Alborz, S., Seddon, P. B., & Scheepers, R. (2005). The Quality-of-Relationship Construct in IT Outsourcing. Proceedings of at the 9th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 - Publication
Alborz, S., Seddon, P. B., & Scheepers, R. (2004). Impact of Configuration on IT Outsourcing Relationships. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2004, New York, USA. 2004 - Publication
Alborz, S., Seddon, P. B., & Scheepers, R. (2003). A Model for Studying IT Outsourcing Relationships. Proceedings of at the 7th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Adelaide, Australia. 2003 - Publication

Additional Information

Shawn Alborz

Over 20 years of experience in IT at Hewlett-Packard.

  • IT Strategy Development
  • Relationship Management
  • IT Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Operation Management
  • Program/Project Management
  • Contract/Vendor Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Process/Quality Improvement

Hewlett-Packard, Plano, Texas
Senior Program Manager, BPO Product Management, 06/06-11/08

Established program management office (PMO) to oversee the seamless development and delivery of BPO/CRM products and market—readiness projects ($40M). Oversaw teams of project/product managers and analysts, bringing BPO services to market such as CRM, After Market Services and Contact Center Outsourcing.

Senior Program Manager, BPO/CRM Sales & Marketing, 05/05 — 06/06
Set up PMO for Chief Technology Officer to develop 9 concurrent projects ($15M) for a strategic HR application utilizing Agile framework and point solutions (Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Taleo, Seibel).

ESG Consulting, Santa Clara, California
IT Integration Manager, 11/04-05/05
Managed a team of 15 software developers to deploy single sign—on identity management solution (HP Passport) to 7 business units, 20,000 users ($250K). Integrated HP Passport and client applications with Netegrity SiteMinder via Web Services or API methods. Deployed projects on various infrastructures and systems (Vignette, Siebel, Web Logic or Broadvision). Mentored lead personnel within atechnical team environment. 

Hewlett-Packard IT — Bay Area, California
Senior IT Operation Manager, 07/99-08/01
Directly managed a team of 21 software engineers and professionals for a high volume mission critical B2B EDI gateway handling $20B transactions per year ($1.5M). Oversaw the consulting activities, facilitated gated decision—making and performed managerial duties; rccruiting, wage planning, coaching, performance and leadership development.

Senior Consultant Manager, 02/98 — 07/99
Led a team of project managers, software engineers, business analysts and contractors. Provided professional services and consulting to Fortune IOO accounts (i.e. Motorola, Chevron, CIBC) covering Western United States and Canada for the delivery of enterprise-wide solutions for desktop Asset Management Services.

IT Program Manager, 06/95 —02/98
Managed a team of project managers and web developers for design and delivery of two critical web communication portals/intranet for Computer Organization ($225K). Managed vendors/suppliers and service level agreements for news—feed satellite program. Managed the US and EMEA Lotus application conversion program.

IT Project Manager, 02/93 - 06/95
Managed the design and implementation of Process Management Assistant (PMA) application based on E&Y Navigator methodology and the rollout of in North America and EMEA ($200K). Designed and delivered several Lotus Notes application for SAP initiative.

Manufacturing Team Lead 09/89 — 02/93
Managed the evaluation and detemrination of test requirements for manufacturing Multi—layers printed circuit boards (PCB). Served as intemal instructor teaching HP’s proprietary software applications to new hire, employee onboarding and technicians.

  • Project Management Series Certificate, Collin College 2009 (PMI course)
  • Professional Business Process Management Program 2007 (HP)
  • Product Management Certificate, Comell University 2005 (HP)
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership Development Workshop 2001 (HP)
  • Worldwide Project Management Certificate 1998 (HP)
  • Custom Project Lifecycle Methodology I997 (HP)
  • Project Management Institute Dallas Chapter Member