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RssFUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL PMO SR. PROJECT MANAGER - 18yrs. Exp, 650+ Project Releases, SDLC Waterfall & AGILE Methodologies

Seeking a career with an industry leader who is serious about their core values and colleagues. A career that offers the opportunity to utilize my vision, value, leadership, and governance, to employ consistent processes, developing new ideas and concepts, driving out complexity, identifying risks, resolving issues, consulting and aligning with all Stakeholders to deliver quality projects on time and under budget. To gain a purposeful partnerships between my colleagues and clients, exciting challenges and a rewarding future working for an organization that invests in their colleagues development. The ability to succeed in the delivery with customer-focused quality systems, advanced technologies to align the activities of my colleagues enabling project candidates to be compared and prioritized leading optimal IT investments aligned with the strategic business and customer goals. To be compensated fairly, to obtain a permanent position with the ability to be challenged, to master new professional skills and advance in a world class organization.

Project Manager

Somerville, TN

About Me

Industry:

Information Technology

Occupation:

Project Manager

Ideal Companies:

Accredo, Smith & Nephew, FedEx, Sedgwick, Nike
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

Yes

Location:

Somerville, TN

Work Experiences

11/2007 - 4/2009

FedEx Corporation

Manager

  • • Implemented and Managed the FedEx Services e-Commerce Project Management Office (PMO).  Accomplished the delivery of large-scale, high-risk projects; utilized and applied PMO management skills to satisfy and efficiently serve all stakeholders, governance, and alignment of e-Commerce Automation teams toward a core set of common shipping-related services reducing the overall enterprise system footprint from four shipping engines to one.  Lead the design, implementation and adoption of the PMO including services, standards, processes and tools; served as the critical link to all project stakeholders through process management consulting, collaboration and support.  Drove out complexity and laid the foundation for FedEx’s future by ensuring that “FAST” (FedEx Automation Services Transformation) Legacy migration project was built on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) foundation; standardization on a core set of services used; complexity reduction exemplified enabling speed-to-market.  Ensured PMO parameters were met for all projects; executed project control components as related to Costs, Risks, Quality, Communication, Planning and Change.  Coordinated with Sr. Business Leaders and IT Mgt. to maintain configuration of IT priorities in compliance with business goals. • Engineered and Launched PMO Communication, Planning and Reporting Tools.  Communicated strategic objectives down to the program, project and feature level by designing and implementing a SharePoint central project repository site which provided project communication tools including migration status reports, scorecards, dashboards, issues logs, roadmaps, development documentation, project/company objectives, architecture standards, and presentations that served as the PMO foundation providing visibility and exemplifying increased efficiency of business processes, and improved team collaboration.  Aggregated and communicated project status up to the executive level and Automation Technology Overview Council.  Accelerated overall project success by designing multiple reporting tools providing measured project success visibility for legacy parity or functional equivalence, containment, migration of those specific services and engines.  Designed, developed PMO presentation materials; facilitated meetings for Project Alignment, Feature Roadmap, and Technical Deep Dive sessions.

11/2003 - 12/2007

Thomson/Technicolor

Manager

  • • Directed Multiple IT Projects and Components.  Managed a portfolio of concurrent cross functional multi-million dollar projects for the world’s leading provider of solutions for the creation, management and delivery of Media & Entertainment industries Hardware, Video & Gaming DVDs.  Served as the subject matter expert (SME) on all custom software applications used within the organization. Collaborated with Clients, Stakeholders and Business Sponsors to define requested features and functionality.  Assembled project processes across a geographically dispersed project development team.  Accomplished delivery of large-scale, time sensitive, high-risk projects; utilized and applied PM management skills to satisfy and efficiently serve all stakeholders using the SDLC phased methodology. • Engineered and Launched PM Communication, Planning and Reporting Tools.  Developed Project Plans, Project Scopes, Functional Specifications, Operational Instructions, User Guides, Test Conditions, Test Scripts, GUI Designs and Report modeling.  Identified project risks and solutions to ensure project timelines; executed project control components/risk management.  Aligned Client RFP requirements to scope and architecture software design; facilitated client project planning sessions and functional design reviews under the Client Relationship Management umbrella.  Implemented a central control function to provide standard tools and processes for managing project status tracking, monitoring the health of the project, as well as issue control and risk mitigation.  Facilitated client project workshops, meetings, system readiness, project deployment and client acceptance signoff.

2/2000 - 8/2003

Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.

Manager

  • • Directed Multiple IT Projects and Components.  Managed all IT projects serving as the primary link to all project stakeholders through process management consulting, collaboration and support, bridging all communication gaps; adapted PM methodology, standards, processes and tools.  Facilitated the multi-million dollar Enterprise Legacy System Retirement project; served as the subject matter expert, collaborated with Clients, Stakeholders and Business Sponsors to define requested features and functionality.  Managed and aligned all departmental system project requirements, architecture design, development, change management, risk assessment and testing controls to satisfy and efficiently serve all stakeholders using AGILE & SDLC phased methodology. • Engineered and Launched PM Communication, Planning and Reporting Tools.  Developed Project Plans, Project Scopes, Functional Specifications, Operational Instructions; User Guides; Test Conditions, Test Scripts, GUI Designs and Report modeling.  Implemented project development reviews, status reporting, project control, risk and change management processes.

1/1991 - 1/2000

JOSTENS, INC

Manager

  • Managed 16 direct reports (6 FTE Developers, 5 Consultants & 5 FTE Business Development Analysts). Executed and set PPIs (Personal Performance Indicators), performed performance reviews, set objectives and career goals. Directed the implementation of over 324 full scale Client Service Recognition Programs. Served as the Client critical link. Provided detailed analysis and executive presentation reviews to Clients and Sr. Management. IT Business Unites support included: Sales, Marketing, Operations, Traffic and Clients. Directed the Enterprise Legacy System Migration and Retirement from AS/400 to Oracle for Memphis, TN operations. Developed and implemented System Modules: WMS Reporting System, WMS Sales System, WMS User Performance Tracking System, WMS Operations Shipping System, WEB Point Banking Systems. Directed all Memphis Y2K Conversion efforts. Wrote and Implemented the Memphis IT Disaster Recovery Plan.

Education

1998

Certification Degree

State Technical Institute

  • Information Technology Software Application and Programming, Database Theory and Design

1997

Certification Degree

University of Memphis

  • Business Management, Process Analysis & Professional Writing; Strategic Sales and Marketing Techniques; Lessons in Leadership; 7 Habits of Effective Business Communications; Effective Time Management

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