John’s strong project management and IT skills allowed him to lead and manage a team of IT developers; his team delivered the data warehouse solution on time and within budget. John’s solid communication skills held him in good stead, as he kept the program office and our business partner informed throughout the course of the project, always setting realistic expectations, negotiating priorities, providing regular status reporting, identifying and communicating risks, and timely escalating issues and unmet needs. Overall, John’s performance set a standard of excellence to be emulated