His boss' boss said...
Michael demonstrates his ability to manage a complex project by combining strong technical skills with strong people skills. His customers, co-workers, and managers find him a pleasure to work with. His standards of performance and integrity are exemplary.
What characteristic(s) about Michael set him apart?
The Treasury project was extremely complex for several reasons. First, because it involved connecting Treasury's Pay.gov functionality through a remote and secure facility to various databases, it was technically quite complex. Second, because it was managed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (among others) for Treasury, Michael's job involved supporting and coordinating personnel at Treasury, FRB Cleveland, the secure facilty, various commercial database providers, and at RAF. His abilty to coordinate this collection of ever-changing players and help create a successful project was exemplary.
What skills does Michael possess that were valuable in your work?
His strong technical understanding of information processing coupled with a strong set of people skills outfitted him well for this project (and others).
Were there any particular activities or tasks where Michael excelled?
Coordinating the various stakeholders on the project, most importantly the often-changing bank and Treasury personnel involved in the project.