Senior information technologies Project Manager with 22 years
experience in private and public sectors including more than 8
years experience managing projects ranging from 2 ½ years and
$1.2 million total budget down to 3 months and $50,000 budget.
Extensive track record with small- and medium-sized projects
ranging from $100,00 to $500,000. Well versed in both waterfall
and iterative methodologies including CVP, Agile/SCRUM, and
Started career in 1990 in application development and support, database development and administration, technical design, hardware and software installation, desktop support, and other technical roles. Began assisting project managers in 1998 with requirements gathering, planning, estimation, resourcing, and other management tasks and first held Project Manager title in 2000. Transitioned from technical to purely management roles over the next several years and functioned exclusively as project manager since 2007.
Worked for large- and medium-sized corporations as well as small businesses. Familiar with both complex matrix and traditional, direct-report organizations. Project experience in the petroleum, financial & banking, and travel & hospitality industries as well as the public education sector. Functional experience in retail and franchise marketing & sales, point-of-sale systems, reservations, order fulfillment, supply & logistics, finance & accounting, human resources, digital security compliance, records management, and data retention/destruction.
Focused on net benefits and delivering positive value for the client. Superior organizational, communications, and documentation skills. Ability to analyze situations and exercise intelligent judgment leading to effective solutions. Adept at working in fast-paced environments, managing and prioritizing multiple projects, coordinating team members executing multiple work streams, and resolving resource conflicts. Detail oriented and able to precisely track status, performance, financial metrics, and issue resolutions. Comfortable with all aspects of project and application life cycles from kick-off meeting to closeout report and initial concept to application retirement.
Demonstrated abilities in all aspects of project management and insuring that projects remain on budget, on schedule, and deliver results as promised. Participated in several PMO's and contributed to development of project charter templates, change management procedures, kick-off and gate meeting templates, and budgeting tools. Adept at scaling processes and adapting methodologies to create fit-for-purpose project management solutions.
Direct, hands-on development experience with a variety of 4GL and object-oriented programming languages; relational and multidimensional databases; multiple operating systems and platforms; data modeling; data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL); legacy systems decommissioning and data archiving; wireless networking; and application and desktop support. Additional technical experience gained from managing projects employing current programming languages, database engines, reporting tools, and virtualized hosting environments. Fully versed in formal testing processes (unit, string/integration/system, performance/load/stress, regression, penetration, QA, and UAT testing) with experience writing and executing test cases and functioning as test coordinator. Proven track record in deploying applications to centralized hosting environments and field deployments, user training, bubble support, and hand-over to steady-state support.
Worked as Project Manager on Sales Development team coordinating
information technology projects for Hyatt's group billing
applications. Managed a year-long project to deploy components
of a new, web-based, centrally hosted catering event revenue
management system with interfaces to POS and property management
systems at 100 hotels which is projected to generate $3 million
in cost savings over 5 years and produce a competitive edge with
customers. Managed day-to-day development activities, design and
implementation of production infrastructure components, functional
redesign of core Java application, and defect resolutions.
Coordinated with POS team on software upgrades at hotels. Worked
with upper management and clients to gather requirements and to
support UAT testing and training. On-boarded 4 developers to
technical team, project coordinator for production rollout
activities, and second project manager for user support issue
Also managed to completion a series of 4 small, in-flight projects focused on replacing functionality of legacy Powerbuilder/4GL application user interfaces and business logic with web-based solutions based on Java and Spring framework while retaining the core Informix database structures.
Developed custom accounting system for small business with project
estimating and customer invoicing components. Also wrote user
manual and provided training.
Client: The Art of Restoration
Worked as Project Manager on multiple information technologies
projects for British Petroleum consolidating redundant systems in
post-merger IT portfolio, deploying new technologies, and
specializing in retiring legacy systems and legal/tax-related
data archiving. Projected total net savings exceeded $7 million
over 10 years. Largest project lasted 2 ½ years (including all
phases), had a total budget of $1.2 million, employed a total of
45 technical personnel at 14 external vendors, and had a
stakeholder group of over 100 business personnel. Responsible for
all aspects of project management including charters, requirements
gathering, planning, estimates, budget, schedule, contractor
evaluation and hiring, procurement, engagement with global
services, vendor management, performance and status reporting,
stakeholder management, testing, digital security and privacy
compliance, production implementation, support handover, and
Also worked as an application developer until until mid-2007. Project duties included requirements gathering, functional and technical design, custom programming and database development, data modeling, web site development, quality assurance and testing, end-user training, technical support, and documentation.
Performed independent computer/data services consulting for
clients in the Chicago area. Worked as Regional Leader for
LAN-Soft Office Systems on six-month project (July '03 - January
'04) leading teams of field technicians installing wireless
networking technologies in Chicago Public Schools. Tasks included
team leadership, PC hardware/software assessments, wireless NIC
installation and testing, quality assurance, inventory delivery
and control, technician training, employee evaluation and hiring
decisions, Level 2 problem resolution, issue escalation, customer
relations, and documentation. Tasks for other clients included
Windows and Macintosh desktop support; needs analysis and
recommendations; hardware and software procurement, installation,
configuration, and troubleshooting; employee training; system
Clients: LAN-Soft Office Systems, Checks & Balances, Ad Agency, Jolie Fleur/Ala Carte Flowers, Magna One Hour Photo, Samuels Custom Framing
Worked on multiple information technologies projects for the Amoco Oil Company and British Petroleum developing and maintaining management information systems and consolidating redundant systems in post-merger IT portfolio. Tasks included project planning and management; technical team leadership; requirements gathering; application and database development, administration, and support; data modeling and data extraction, translation, and loading (ETL); unit, system, and integration testing; Y2K compliance; server design and performance tuning; technical and end-user training; documentation.
Developed and maintained an independent computer/data services
consulting business serving a variety of clients in the Chicago
area. Tasks included database development and management; custom
programming; mainframe/server/PC interfaces and data transfer;
Unix administration; data security and recovery; needs analysis
and recommendations; hardware and software acquisition,
installation, configuration, and troubleshooting; BBS management;
training; documentation; technical support.
Clients: Budget Rent a Car Corp., Budget Rent a Car of Canada Limited, Tribune Employees Credit Union, Case Chiropractic & Associates, Arculeo Chiropractic Center, First Chiropractic, Building Recyclers, The Home Stand, Naiditch & Associates
Project Management Professional (PMP)
credential since January 5, 2011
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