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Independent Consultant Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Certified Project Manager (PMP & GCA) & Project Management Instructor (GCI)
  • 25 years anticipating and creatively solving problems
  • 20 years project management and full life cycle experience; well versed in PM methodologies & SDLC
  • 15 years managing & mentoring project managers (PMs), project leads, developers, & testers
  • 15 years software development & production support
  • 15 years of experience managing cross functional teams
  • 10 years Quality Assurance & process improvement methodologies
  • 7 years professional experience
  • Establishing, expanding, and maintaining PMOs
  • All facets of
  • Developing and modifying project management and quality assurance methodologies
  • Rescuing projects that are headed for failure
  • Management & Project Management Efforts:
  • Process ImprovementInternational Software InstallationManaged $.5M to 10+M size projects
  • Logistics SupportSkill & Needs AnalysisAccounts Payable/Receivable Data Transmission
  • Financial SupportProject Management Integration of data between multiple systems
  • Quality Assurance Efforts:
  • Integrated multiple payroll systemsNeeds analysis & review of material
  • Requirements tracking / management Corporate level assessments of vendor and risk management
  • & Mentoring Efforts:
  • Structured testing PM methodology ; nationally & internationally
  • Mentoring new consultantsMentoring project leads & new PMs
  • IT operations manualMember of corporate IT board
  • Business Units/Efforts Supported:
  • PMOBest PracticesApplication SecurityAccounts ReceivableShop Floor
  • PayrollGeneral LedgerProcess ImprovementNeeds AnalysisInventory Control
  • InsuranceShipping & ReceivingAccounts Payable

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Independent Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • For w3r Consulting - Managed multiple project teams associated with large scale 2 year merger effort; and helped support client’s web and portal workstream.
  • For PulseLearning - manage/rescue ILT & WBT projects; develop process improvements; and run project managers meetings.
  • For Nue Vista - accessed a client’s vendor and risk management processes - 2011
  • For various clients - Advise on technical issues
  • For various clients - Develop web portals
  • For various clients - Advise on project management issues

Founder/President

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Develop web portals
  • Improve clients’ web presence
  • Provide support and

Project Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed geo-diverse, cross functional project team
  • Managed IT disconnect of sold facility
  • Managed analysis effort for conversion to new software platform
  • Managed risk assessment for major changes to WIP project
  • Advised & conducted needs analysis for PMO standards
  • Advised and/or conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Developed best practices, procedures & templates, material & Excellence in Performance program
  • Maintained material and conducted for managers, project managers & business analysts
  • Planned, maintained the schedule, & conducted needs analysis for multiple large & complex projects
  • Advised / conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Rescued multi-year project in serious trouble
  • Helped establish SDLC, PM & process improvement procedures
  • Developed PM tools that PMO recommended others use
  • Mentored PMs

President

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Provided website development, maintenance &
  • Managed development of websites for small businesses
  • Provided on website maintenance

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed geo-diverse project teams
  • Managed PM department; coordinated U.S. & European programs
  • Managed development of PMI certified Project Management courses
  • Managed roll out of PM programs in the US & Europe
  • Advised clients on PMO charters & standards
  • Advised and/or conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Developed working relationships w/ various client mgmt, business & technical units
  • Adapted PM courses for use in Europe
  • Trained & supervised PMs
  • Helped draft & evaluate Request For Proposals (RFPs) & provided pre-sales support
  • Lead test team in integrating multiple large & complex corporate payroll systems
  • Helped establish SDLC, PM & process improvement procedures

Project Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed geo-diverse, cross-functional project teams
  • Managed large & complex corporate Y2K testing effort
  • Managed international installation, integration, & maintenance of Visual Assurance
  • Managed support efforts for financial, manufacturing, inventory & security applications
  • Conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Worked w/ users to define needs; then developers to create solutions

Site Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed geo-diverse, cross-functional team
  • Developed working relationships w/ various client mgmt, business & technical units
  • Provided pre-sales support
  • Helped establish SDLC, PM & process improvement procedures
  • Developed & tested code
  • Advised and/or conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Worked w/ users to define needs; then developers to create solutions
  • Mentored project leads to become project managers
  • Coached PMs

Project Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Integrated various finaincial applications’ data
  • Developed & managed telecommunication link ups for financial transactions
  • Managed cross-functional teams for financial software releases
  • Conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Helped establish SDLC, PM & process improvement procedures
  • Developed working relationships w/ various business & technical units
  • Developed & tested code

Sr. Developer/Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Worked closely with end users and technical staff to develop their ticket reservation system
  • Helped establish SDLC & process improvement procedures
  • Developed working relationships w/ various business & technical units
  • Developed & tested code

Design Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed cross-functional support team for commercial insurance applications
  • Coordinated production roll outs for entire commercial insurance business
  • Conducted scope, risk, resource & communications mgmt
  • Developed working relationships w/ various business & technical units
  • Developed, tested, & managed disaster recovery plans for commercial insurance business
  • Helped establish SDLC & process improvement procedures
  • Developed manuals for computer operators
  • Trained computer operators
  • Developed & tested code

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