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Senior Consultant Resume

New Carrollton, MD

SUMMARY:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management who has led teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines.
  • Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
  • Proven leadership known for mitigating risk factors through careful analysis of financial and statistical data.
  • Business acumen with driven results as I anticipated and managed change effectively in rapidly evolving global business environments.
  • Defined processes and tools best suited to each project.
  • Moved between agile and waterfall approaches depending on project specifics and client goals, creating detailed project road maps, plans, schedules and work breakdown structures.
  • Experienced project manager offering over five years of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects; Confidential, Masters in Project Management; degree in Information Security Management; and seven years of computer programming and business experience.
  • Business strategist; plan and manage multimillion - dollar projects aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage and bottom-line gains.
  • Excellent communicator; leverage technical, business and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams.
  • Expert in agile and waterfall project management methodologies. Able to manage large project teams and known for high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Waterfall and Agile Project Methodologies (SDLC) Management of Key Project Deliverables
  • Coordinate, Schedule and Lead Project Team Meetings Demonstrates Leadership and Initiative
  • Create Custom Work Queries for Project Planning/Tracking Solution Development to Critical Problems
  • Document Business Process Flows/Use Case Diagrams Goal Oriented and Customer Focused
  • Professionalism within a Diverse Team Environment Positive Work Attitude/Team Player
  • Exceptional Communications Skills (Verbal; Written; Interpersonal) Self-Motivated and Disciplined
  • Basecamp Project Management Tool Clarity CA Project Portfolio Manager
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) Microsoft Project
  • Confidential /Jazz Rational Team Concert (Requirements Composer/CCM/RQM) Jira Software
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 8/ 7/XP) Microsoft Visio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New Carrollton, MD

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Confidential professional who developed plans and processes to define and implement standardized reporting within the Confidential Rational CLM environment for various Process Owners and Delivery Partners this was key in providing support and leadership in the formulation of key deliverables for Rational CLM Reporting Strategy and Migration.
  • Served as Scrum Master for Agile efforts; facilitated and managed project tasks through ceremonies: sprint planning, backlog grooming, and sprint retrospectives. These efforts supported four Process Owners groups across multiple workstreams and resulted in streamlining and eliminating redundant efforts.
  • Received accolades for the implementation of metrics and tracking of workforce efforts that identified return-on-investment strategies.
  • Facilitated stakeholder meetings to gain alignment while providing technical recommendations and documented requirements for future reporting needs this impacted overall effectiveness of Rational Tools Initiative.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Confidential professional who mentored IT Project Managers and team members on project compliance within the CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) System tool and providing continued process improvement.
  • Enhanced reporting detail to upper management on project portfolio statuses, scheduling, risks and budget.
  • Streamlined PMO process templates as needed and ensure job aids and training tools on PMO processes were current which directly resulted in a significant reduction of service-desk tickets.
  • Provided business and systems analysis for requirements gathering and integration in Rational Team Concert.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Business Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Confidential professional who provided direct support on Confidential software projects including business analysis, requirements gathering and software testing.
  • Participated in Agile Scrum activities including daily stand ups, sprint retrospectives and updating the product backlog using Confidential Rational Team Concert (Jazz) software tool.
  • Completed development of test cases/scripts, test case execution and defect test execution utilizing Rational Quality Manager (Jazz) tool; coordinated and/or performed test case peer review to ensure that documented requirements are met and UAT sign off is obtained.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Business Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Served in a hybrid role as Scrum Master and Business Systems Analyst using Agile Scrum methodology to manage multiple software development projects within the GIS Certification Programs.
  • Worked closely with stakeholders, subject matter experts (SME’s), developers and testers to proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks and devise contingency plans for successful project completion.
  • Monitored project progress by tracking project dependencies and milestones, groom the product backlog utilizing Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), prioritize user stories, coordinate and lead project team meetings and provide updates to project timelines, process workflows, and weekly status reports.

Confidential, Washington, DC

IT Communications Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Confidential professional who managed a global IT project implementing a new automated process through Microsoft SharePoint to streamline the Weekly Scheduled System Maintenance communication process and increased global efficiency by 40% resulting in a reduction in down-time of systems.
  • Led IT Project Communications efforts of technical projects to develop end-user communications for new software deployments and upgrades to global network technologies, system resources and applications.
  • Gathered stakeholder requirements, identified responsibilities, and documented existing processes to develop updated procedures executed during technical outages to increase promptness of end-user notifications and enforce technical guidelines.

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