Project Management, Software Development Methodology, (Waterfall and Iterative Approaches),
IT Risk and Controls
Six Sigma ,Change Management
Requirements Gathering and Definition, Use Case Development
ERP Applications: SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards
Bachelors in Business Management,
Usha Patil has 8 years of experience in project management specific to business and IT process improvements. Usha has a proven track record results from a solid understanding of project management methodologies, self-motivation, passion, ability to manage multiple complex projects in a matrix organization, and a strong sense of commitment. Usha has served as a trusted advisor for global companies and advised Senior Management on ways to improve their organization. She has demonstrated leadership capabilities by managing numerous teams, financial aspects of projects as well as managed and tracked project milestones, KPIs and other key project metrics.
Usha has demonstrated her leadership capabilities through driving phases of system implementations, managing and mitigating IT risks, and implementing controls and processes for global IT organizations including ERP platforms. Usha has worked for top tier firms including KPMG’s IT Advisory Practice, Accenture, and a boutique professional services firm, Entigo.
Confidential,IT Advisory Services, September 2004 through March 2009
Managed book of business with over 15 clients and revenue exceeding $ 1 million. Clients included Northern Trust, Navistar Financial, Marine Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, OfficeMax, AAR
Managed contracting and financial aspects of engagements including proposal development, SOW development, client billings, and financial metrics.
Responsible to establishing, tracking, and adhering to project budgets and profit margins.
Responsible for business relationship management, analysis, project schedule and timeline development and management, resource identification and team management, to assigning tasks and monitoring progress.
Led and managed reporting in the areas of scope management including identification and communication of “scope creep.” Reporting included project financial management activities including key metrics such as ROI, ETCs, etc.
Responsible for resourcing strategies including evaluating skills to ensure that team members have the needed skills to complete project tasks.
Established schedule management procedures to ensure that the client at agreed-upon milestones are met. Utilized MS Project to track tasks.
Led key discussions with C-level executives to gain an understanding of global companies’ strategic vision. Provided insight as to benchmarks noted in the industry and potential IT risk implications and methods on how to mitigate these risks.
Helped drive executive committee reports and interviewed Senior Management to gain an understanding of global companies strategic vision.
Drove projects with the persuasive influence to Senior Management in the efforts of documenting and testing processes, systems, and controls in support of financial statement audits as well as Sarbanes Oxley audits for a leading provider of Investment Management, Asset and Fund Administration
Identified and developed controls for ERP applications including SAP, Peoplsoft and Oracle platforms. Developed test plans and performed testing over the application controls relevant to financial reporting
Provided advisory services in evaluating findings identified during Sarbanes Oxley audits and determined the significance of the findings as it related to financial reporting
Led team in establishing an IT control framework for the nation’s Largest Owner and Operator of Assisted Living Corporation
Managed a SAS70 projects and business process outsourcing focusing on the evaluation of IT controls both general and application-level (JD Edwards) for a Leading Property and Corporate Facility Management with assets and portfolios valued over 70 billion dollars
Defined strategies for the nation Largest Owner and Operator of Assisted Living Properties on their IT Sox remediation effort. Evaluated environment at the operating system (Unix) and application layer (Peoplesoft). Additionally, provided guidance in the creation of procedural documentation that was leveraged to communicate remediation strategy.
Led efforts in understanding financial processes and identifying key internal controls over financial reporting for Leading Building Products Distribution Company.
Confidential,Business Analyst , September 2003 through September 2004
Proven aptitude to analyze and translate complex customer requirements /business problems into solutions supported by actionable tasks and deliverables providing substantial improvements to revenue, productivity, and quality.
Assisted on implementation projects for Fortune 500 manufacturing clients in the areas of software design and testing through use case definition, data mapping, and developing technical design document. Technologies included ILOG and Tibco messaging. (Clients: Harley-Davidson, Caterpillar Financial).
Served as a design lead in defining business processes and requirements. Served as the liaison between the business organization and the technical teams to translate and communicate desired requirements.
Tested customized warranty claims processing software. Testing involved writing, executing and maintaining test scripts using
Confidential,Analyst, September 2002 through March 2003
Worked on the Continuous Improvement Team to develop process flows and place metrics around processes to identify future Six Sigma Initiatives.
Directed a cleanup effort for a web-portal utilized throughout the Retail Investment Business Unit. Collaborated with technical teams to decide on approach in updating an existing web-portal.
Directed process design meetings to capture current processes including system impacts, and interim procedures resulting from system conversions.
Analyzed process flows to identify redundancy and inefficiencies. Built out process flows and established timeframes for processes including lead-times for Six Sigma projects.
Confidential,Analyst, July 2001 through August 2002
Developed process flows and use cases for a customized web-enabled eMortgaging solution incorporating components such as workflow, general ledger, stipulations, credit decisioning, and cross-sell products (Client: Bank of America).
Developed business and UI requirements in accordance with compliance rules and regulations use Rational Rose and UML diagrams.
Developed and executed test scripts for eMortgaging solutions. Tracked issues in Tivoli ticketing system.
Implemented change controls per enhancement to web application, production fixes and continuous process improvements.
Posted procedures to company’s internal Associate eLearning Guide for the use of all associates.