GEMSOC LLC
General Management Systems and Organizational Cybernetics
About Us
GEMSOC LLC was founded in 2008 to provide a ready resource for organizations requiring training and consulting in Project Management, Systems Engineering, and Process Improvement. Our team of experienced consultants develops and delivers courses and materials tailored to the clients’ workforce Training and Learning Objectives. Our focus is on communicating the practical ways to succeed in meeting the challenges of the continually changing technology.

We believe that the best chance for success in Project Management, Systems Engineering, and Process Improvement can be achieved by:

  • Learning and applying the principles proven by active practitioners in the field
  • Having workgroups that include all stakeholders to organize develop and share their vision and understanding of their processes
  • Having workgroups who commit to and follow their processes
  • Using simple language, avoiding jargon, acronyms and tribal nomenclature
  • Committing to and practicing continuous process improvement

At GEMSOC, we apply those concepts in our products and services. In addition, we offer:

  • Vision – staying aware and tuned in to future developments
  • Honesty – in all dealings internally and with clients
  • Quality – a full guarantee on all products
  • Reliability – providing consistent and effective performance
Meet the Staff

Chris Fristad is the President of GEMSOC LLC. He brings over 20 years distinguished executive experience in streamlining corporate and government operations, optimizing technical and human resources, and proactive business development. Chris has had outstanding success in developing highly skilled cross functional teams and driving performance beyond corporate expectations. He has garnered an impressive history in program/project management, process re-engineering and strategic planning.

In earlier work, he spearheaded a senior project management team to develop, “Large Construction Project Manual Guidelines for Preparing a Project Execution Plan” for Kellogg, Brown and Root Government Operations. At MPRI, as Project Manager, Team Leader, and Trainer for Activity Based Modeling he trained client’s core business teams, demonstrated that multiple models can be successfully developed and fielded without significant disruptions to the organization.  As Program Manager, Trainer, and Senior Consultant for CSM, he determined client requirements, course tailoring and logistics for delivery of course materials, mentoring and consulting services. 

Chris is a Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP®) and Past President of the PMI WDC Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Chris is a past president of the PMI WDC Chapter and served as a Director at Large for many years.  He began his tenure as the president in 2003 by setting a vision and mission for the Washington DC Chapter; implementing new processes and re-engineering the board to become more strategically oriented rather than operationally focused.

Chris has an MBA and Bachelor of Science Degree from George Washington University.  He is a graduate of the first Master’s Program, PMI Leadership Institute and a Graduate, Naval School of Health Care Administration.
  • Rotarian, Member of Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Leesburg
  • Leader of the Year award, Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute

Bill Flury
 is an experienced consultant specializing in process improvement and project management. Prior to his retirement he worked as a project manager with MITRE Corporation and SRA International developing and implementing major government information systems. In recent years, at the Center for Systems Management (CSM), he has developed courseware and taught Project Management, Software Engineering, System Engineering, and Process Improvement to corporate and government agency clients

At MITRE, Bill managed the first installation of a computer network and developed management aids and decision support tools for the senior staff at the White House. He developed improved methods for managing presidential initiatives involving many agencies and private organizations and for dealing with crisis situations.

At SRA International he was Deputy Director of the Defense Systems Division and was Principal Designer and Program Manager for development of the Joint Operations Planning and Execution System, now the Global Command and Control System (GCCS). At SRA Bill managed 85 projects with a perfect cost, schedule and performance record.

At CSM, Bill developed and ran a process improvement practice that has conducted over 100 process assessments. Bill has been a frequent facilitator of process improvement workshops for government agencies and their contractors.

Earlier a Presidential Interchange Executive on loan from MITRE at U.S. Customs he prepared the design and the development plan for the first, nationwide import processing system.
As an Adjunct Professor at American University, Bill has taught software project management and engineering, human factors in information systems, engineering, and the Graduate Seminar in Information Systems. 

Bill holds a B.A., from Princeton University, Special Program in Near East Studies and a Master of Science in Technology Management from American University. He is also an Authorized CMMI® Evaluator (Version 1. 2, CMMI for Services 1.3).

Bill has recently published an e-book on Process Improvement. You can find it at:
GEMSOC LLC
PO Box 161
Leesburg, Virginia  20178


(540) 229-0473
FAX (703) 443-1730
cfristad@gemsoc.com
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