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Senior Project Manager Resume

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SUMMARY

Senior Project Manager 14+ years’ experience

  • Managed design, development, testing, and release of database tools for Microsoft Language Excellence
  • Managed cross-functional teams for Microsoft Learning (8+ years): hired and managed staff, developed clear vision and goals, drove multiple projects from start to finish
  • Managed overall content plan for Microsoft Learning; shipped 750-1000+ hours of technical content annually. Achieved on-time delivery rate of 95%+
  • Recognized as exceptional in budget forecasting; managed budgets up to $10 million
  • Recognized as exceptional in envisioning, organizing and launching new programs; ran proof-of-concept pilots
  • Designed, developed and delivered technical and project management training for Microsoft engineers and external customers
  • Recent coursework in Visual Studio, Visual Basic,C#, XML and scripting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Project Manager,Confidential(Engineering Excellence) 2008 to present

  • Drove design, development and release of Terminology Studio 1.5 and TRES 1.1
  • Managed the Localization Tools cross-divisional community: identified and prioritized deliverables, assigned owners, set timelines and tracked progress. Reported status regularly to senior executives
  • Designed, developed and delivered two in-person project management courses: Managing Localization Projects and Managing Global Projects (Redmond, WA and Dublin, Ireland)
  • Developed a 250+ page online project management resource guide for localization engineers
  • Conducted in-depth needs analysis for Microsoft localization engineers; currently developing a programming boot camp for localization engineers based on this analysis
  • Delivered 2 sessions at the 2009 Dublin Engineering Forum; one on international customer requirements, the other on leading change in localization groups

Lead Project Manager,Confidential 2000 to 2008

  • Managed fivecross-functional teams that developed online and in-person technical training for Microsoft customers
  • Created and managed annual content plans; delivered 750 to 1000+ hours of content annually
  • Managed budgets of up to $10 million
  • Achieved on-time delivery rate of 95%+
  • Developed and implemented Microsoft Courseware’s plan to transition from in-house to outsourced content development. Drove vendor selection, negotiation, and performance management
  • Designed Microsoft Courseware content acquisition strategy
  • Defined content model, workflow, production processes
  • Hired project staff; defined roles and responsibilities
  • Identified 3rd party content providers
  • Shipped 100+ courses in the first year
  • Drove collaboration between Microsoft Courseware and Partner Readiness: aligned schedules, built shared templates, collaborated on vendors and materials. Shipped 20 courses at a savings of $200,000+
  • Designed a new model fore-Learning developmentthat cut costs by 50% on 4 proof-of-concept pilots
  • Prepared partners to deliver Microsoft Exchange Server training by organizing two successful boot camp events and holding hands-on labs at Tech Ed and the Microsoft Exchange Conference

Content Project Manager,Confidential 1996 to 2000

  • Designed and developed Windows and Exchange Server technical training
  • Managed needs analysis, vendors, scheduling, budgeting, design, development, software testing and release

Manufacturing/Training Manager,Confidential 1991 to 1996

  • Managed a production department for 1.5 years; training manager for 2.5 years
  • Designed, developed and implemented technical and management training programs

Education
MBA, Information Technology
BA, Environmental Sciences

Professional Development
Visual Studio, Visual Basic, C#, XML, Scripting, SCRUM/Agile, Program Management, Scenario-Focused Engineering, Writing Functional Specifications,Software Development Lifecycle,Developing International Software,Intro to World Readiness, Technical Writing, Leading Virtual Teams, Cross-Group Collaboration, Management Training,Vendor Management,6-boxes: HPT; Working towards PMP certification

Computer Skills
Microsoft Office applications: OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio,
Microsoft Project, Project Server, SharePoint, Windows Server, Exchange Server, Product Studio, Source Depot, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

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