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Senior It Project Manager And Release Manager Resume

Minneapolis, MN

SUMMARY:

Adept communicator with a track record of developing deep relationships with all stakeholders, leveraged to drive high quality results. Eight years experience managing complex project and program initiatives.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Senior IT Project Manager and Release Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong and trusting relationships with cross functional team members and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Manage and coach two scrum teams and their scrum masters, helping to facilitate all necessary meetings within the scrum cycle.
  • Utilize and made changes to the use of VersionOne to track and manage work of the scrum team.
  • Implement new reporting tools and filtering capabilities in order to increase productivity and create more transparency with business partners.
  • Manage and track multiple budgets for projects of varying sizes between 20K to MM.
  • Lead and manage team of 24 including BA, QA and Developers, including the hiring and movement of employees onshore and off.
  • Advocate and spread knowledge of agile methodology and the value that this process brings to an organization. Coordinated with many other teams throughout Capella that wanted to know more about the process, and helped to guide other teams into agile practices.
  • Create, manage and execute upon project plans and larger organizational level program plans.
  • Lead discussions around scope management, risk management and change management activities to ensure projects stayed on track.

Confidential, St. Paul, MN

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Led and managed team of 10 - 15 resources on and offshore, for projects of $500K to $50M which were crucial to onboard new clients.
  • Leveraged tools such as Confluence and JIRA to track, manage and communicate project status.
  • Planned and organized Agile Sprints with development team to ensure work met client specifications.
  • Collaborated with offshore team to ensure quick management and completion of JIRA tasks.
  • Helped to create new project standards and processes to move company forward in Agile knowledge and use.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Led teams of 8-15 resources, both on and offshore, for projects of $50K-$35M.
  • Collaborated with business partners to clarify/define project requirements and business cases, including the development of business requirements documents, statements of work and Visio flows.
  • Managed up to 15 large projects concurrently while meeting compressed timelines.
  • Redefined project documentation and streamlined processes including escalation and large revenue timelines.
  • Created and delivered presentations to mid/senior level management on project goals and results.
  • Utilized both Waterfall and Agile project management methodologies.
  • Performed project-sizing activities with development teams to determine project scope.

Confidential, Saint Louis Park, MN

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed teams of 10-15 people for individual product implementation.
  • Collaborated with representatives from each group within the company to define and support a smooth company transition.
  • Worked with employees and outside vendors for system based access and purchases to support employees throughout transition.
  • Created Visio flows and documentation for use by each department in order to streamline processes and create unity.
  • Standardized information security and ensured each employee had been trained.
  • Formalized audit processes to maximize partner confidence with product offerings.
  • Followed through on the development of new products to implement in a timely manner, increasing revenue.
  • Utilized agile methodology to ensure new product roll out was implemented quickly, with multiple phases to ensure maximum usability.
  • Created test cases and carried out testing for new products to ensure reliability and work through system issues, utilizing JIRA to manage work efficiently.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized agile and waterfall methodologies dependent upon project and client need.
  • Supervised teams of 8-20 team members on projects between $100K to $50M in budget.
  • Met with all developers and project stakeholders, on and off shore, to lead kickoff, checkpoint, development planning, implementation and post-implementation meetings.
  • Mapped out timelines, milestones, communication processes using Sharepoint and a tool specific to Confidential, similar to Microsoft Project.
  • Executed test cases, reporting, monitoring, retesting, updating defects and reporting risks
  • Created test plans/scripts and documenting project requirements.
  • Set priorities for projects, met deadlines, worked independently and communicated with managers, and internal staff throughout projects.
  • Clarified client requirements, business needs and project objectives, via feedback sessions and client meetings, in collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Lead subject matter expert and direct point in a cross matrixed environment.

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