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Senior Project Leader / Agile Consultant Resume

Columbia, SC

OBJECTIVE:

IT Project Manager / Program Manager with more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry. Extremely knowledgeable in the use of Process Improvement Techniques that contributes to better organizational performance, building effective teams, solving problems, improving implementation time frames, lower overall cost and aligning technical resources with corporate objectives.

SUMMARY:

  • Improved business processes with IT solutions.
  • Provided leadership in design, delivery, and support of products and systems.
  • Coordinatedwith multiple development teams working concurrently on large projects.
  • Supervised and facilitated vendor contract relationships.
  • Participated and lead QA and UAT projects.
  • Strong understanding of Agile software development, SDLC, and Business Analysis practice.
  • Supervised vendor compliance with Statements of Work.
  • Well versed in SDLC Waterfall, Confidential, Agile project management methodologies and implementing PMBOK principles.
  • Participated in negotiations and management of all vendor involvement associated with projects and strategies.
  • Problem Solving Project Management Using Confidential (Initiate, Plan, Execute, Control and Closure) Techniques Written and Interpersonal Communications Training.

TECHNICAL & PROJECT LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS:

  • Custom Software Development
  • Account Management
  • Change Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • System Migrations/Integrations
  • Enterprise wide Implementations
  • Requirements Analysis
  • ROI Analysis
  • Costing & Budgeting
  • Project Scheduling
  • Testing/QA/Rollout/Support
  • Six Sigma, Waterfall & Agile
  • Cross - Functional Supervision
  • Team Building & Mentoring
  • Client Relations & Presentations
  • Contract Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Onsite Coordination

SKILLS SUMMARY:

  • Project Management: Systems Engineering, System Migrations/Integrations, and Enterprise wide Implementations.
  • IT Project Lifecycle: Requirements Analysis, ROI Analysis, Project Scheduling, Testing/QA/Rollout/Support.
  • Value-Added Leadership: Cross-Functional Supervision, Team Building & Mentoring, Client Relations & Presentations, Business & IT Planning, Vendor Management.
  • Business Architecture:Analysis, Business Case, Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, Entity-Relationship, and Cost-Benefit Analysis.
  • Technical Delivery:Business Requirement, Technical Design, Test Plan, Implementation Plan, Defect Tracking, Prioritizing, Root-cause analysis, ITIL, Incident Management, CAB representation, Governance, SLA.
  • Application Delivery:Product backlog, Backlog refinement, Sprint Backlog, User Stories, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospect.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Languages: ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, Classic ASP, COBOL, VB Script, HTML, Java Script, Natural, SQL, Java

Databases: Oracle 10g, 8i, SQL Server, Sybase, Adabas 6.0, MS Access, Db2

Operating Systems: Solaris, Redhat Linux, Windows 7, Windows 10

Process Flow: UML, Rational Rose, MS Visio

Tools: Rational Suite - ClearQuest, Rose, Requisite Pro, Visual Source Safe, Microsoft SharePoint, Team Foundation Server, JIRA, Mercury Quality Center, CA - Service Center, HP ALM, Kanban

Productivity Software: Microsoft Project 2013/2010, MS Visio 2013/2010, MS Office 2013//2010

Networking / Web Technologies: SSO, VPN, Web Services, SOAP, WSDL, .Net Framework, Java, JBPM, EDI 278, 834, and 837.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Columbia, SC

Senior Project Leader / Agile Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and monitored project plans, risk management plans, and project documentation from scope to post implementation.
  • Identified items that impact the scope, budget, risk, and resources of the work effort.
  • Responsible for the development, execution, and maintenance of project communications.
  • Identify the impact of issues arising from the work efforts and/or resource requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring all work efforts have appropriate documentation for audit purposes.
  • Coach, develop, and mentor other team members.
  • Involved in Daily Scrum, Sprint review and Retrospect meetings and made sure the meeting minutes are captured and incorporated into the next sprint.
  • Eliminated the blockers and isolated the team from external sources.
  • Developed comprehensive project plan for solutions implementation; inclusive of project planning, scheduling, resource planning / coordination, risk management, communication planning, etc.

Tools: /Methodologies: MS Project, MS Visio, MPS, MS Excel, MS Power point, Quality Center, Waterfall, Agile

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Senior Project Manager / Program Manager / SCRUM Master

Responsibilities:

  • Actively lead the planning process, project stages and customer engagement during the implementation and adoption phase.
  • Drive collaboration between functional teams and client to achieve milestones and deliverables.
  • Lead configuration and testing of software to meet needs of client organizations.
  • Created and improved configuration / implementation processes and procedures.
  • Developed comprehensive project plan for solutions implementation; inclusive of project planning, scheduling, resource planning / coordination, risk management, communication planning, etc.
  • Organized and planned the implementation road map to ensure product quality, predictability, and compliance.
  • Involved in the Daily Scrum, Product Backlog, Backlog refinement, Release planning, Sprint review and Sprint Retrospect.
  • Isolated the team from the barriers and eliminated the blockers and made sure the team progressed in releasing the promised sprint.
  • Managed BI and Enterprise Data ware house initiatives.
  • Managed the Project budget, estimation and forecasting for multiple projects.
  • Responsible for creating and managing external and vendor relationships (including the SOW and managing to implementation (deliverables and schedules).
  • Responsible for driving targeted milestones and achieving implementation schedule.
  • Identify and manage issues and risk throughout the project.
  • Ensured PMO project management standards and methods are effectively deployed to deliver the desired results.
  • Worked extensively on Healthcare EDI transactions EDI 278, EDI 834 and EDI 837.
  • Provided expert guidance to address critical and/or outstanding issues impacting the implementation.
  • Worked with product and technology teams to develop the cut over plan.

Tools: /Methodologies: MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Power point, JIRA, Quality Center, Waterfall

Confidential, Jacksonville, FL

IT Project Manager Sr. (Consultant) / SCRUM Master

Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize the change requests identified and make sure to adhere to the timelines promised.
  • Managed project risks, issues/problems, and activity progress to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Partner with IT technical staff and Business Sponsor to ensure the design accomplishes both business and technical requirements
  • Accountable for managing and monitoring project performance of multiple projects with multiple internal and external dependencies, complex or multiple scopes, including: providing guidance to the management and core team.
  • Identify items / issues that jeopardize the cost, quality or timeliness of project deliverables.
  • Identify, negotiate, communicate and manage project changes.
  • Made sure daily scrum meetings are scheduled and made sure the team progressed in releasing the iteration promised on time.
  • Managed the budget, estimation and forecasting for multiple projects.
  • Eliminated the blockers and isolated the team from external sources.
  • Reporting status of project, including project risks, to customers, project team, supervisor, Project Offices, governance and other key staff
  • Oversee product documentation and archiving. Adheres to the Project Management standards for project closure.
  • Worked on mapping and validating the data elements for EDI 834 and EDI 837 transactions.
  • Responsible for creating and managing external and vendor relationships (including the SOW and managing to implementation (deliverables and schedules)

Tools: /Methodologies: MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Power point, JIRA, Quality Center, Waterfall

Confidential

Onsite Coordinator / IT Project Manager (Consultant)

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Onsite Coordination on a day to day basis.
  • Prioritize the change requests identified and make sure to adhere to the timelines promised.
  • Managed project risks, issues/problems, and activity progress to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Creating discovery documentation and identifying the existing features and functions.
  • Creating RFP's and software proposal documentation.
  • Performed verification, validation of the application against the BRD/FSD, requirements traceability matrix.
  • Assist with problem resolution or risk mitigation as needed.
  • Provided status report on a weekly basis to the senior management on the project status and health.
  • Developed and managed work breakdown structure (WBS).

Tools: /Methodologies: MS Project, MS Visio, .NET, TFS, SQL Server, Oracle, MS Office, JIRA, Quality Center, Waterfall

Confidential

Senior IT Business Analyst / IT Project Manager / Product Owner

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted in the development, delivery, mentoring, and root cause analysis of the existing system.
  • Acted as a delivery expert between IT and the Business.
  • Created the Project Scope document, Work breakdown structure, project plan, resource assignment and tracked the project.
  • Identified the risks and created mitigation plans when needed.
  • Performed verification, validation of the application against the BRD/FSD, requirements traceability matrix.
  • Created Process flows and designs with Microsoft Visio.
  • Negotiated schedules adhered to the project deliverables and made sure the delivery dates were met.
  • Evaluated and tested complex new/modified programs and applications.
  • Developed and managed work breakdown structure (WBS) in collaboration with Information Technology team members.
  • Monitored system functionality and made sure the performance to ensure standards are met.
  • Demonstrated understanding of license and support agreements to ensure compliance and requirements are met.
  • Managed the IT initiative BMA transition.
  • Created Project estimates, created status reports and organized future work load.

Tools: /Methodologies: MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Power point, Use Cases, Quality Center, Waterfall

Confidential

ITS Principal I (Project Manager / Business Analyst)

Responsibilities:

  • Acted as liaison between Health Plans, IT Corporate stakeholders, and vendors.
  • Performing detailed requirement analysis, process flow for moderate to complex processes.
  • Identified risks in the projects and provided multiple solutions.
  • Defined Project Scope, schedules, milestones, risks and developed mitigation plans.
  • Validated data modeling concepts and their application: entities and tables, relations and constraints, attribute data types and column data types.
  • Created estimates, distributed work, created status reports and organized future work load.
  • Evaluated and tested complex new/modified programs and applications.
  • Monitored system functionality and made sure the performance to ensure standards are met
  • Extensive experience in planning, managing, and scheduling projects for regulatory reporting.
  • Created status updates and reports for senior management on a weekly basis.
  • Managed the IT initiative Data Mart project.
  • Familiar with PHI, HIPPA, Medicare, Medicaid, Long term Care, LTSS, SNP etc.,
  • Performed other duties as assigned.

Tools: /Methodologies: MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Power point, JIRA, PEGA, Quality Center, Waterfall

Confidential

Senior Consultant / Architect

Responsibilities:

  • I have analyzed the complex ASP, COM/DCOM system and provided a detailed plan of upgrading the system components for converting to .NET(C#/VB.Net).
  • I was responsible for promoting some critical enhancements such as ‘Active Directory Authentication’ to the existing system which improved the overall usability of the system.
  • I have modified the existing packages (stored procedures) and created new packages written in PL SQL.
  • Discuss the issues, resolutions and other project related info with the Client and the Stake holders.
  • I have written ‘Run All’ and ‘Rollback All’ scripts in TOAD (for ORACLE databases).
  • I have provided mentoring and tutoring for the existing project analysts in their day to day maintenance of the system.

Tools: /Methodologies: .NET, ASP.NET, C#/VB.NET, SQL Server, Oracle, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power point, Waterfall

Confidential

Software Consultant (Programmer Analyst)

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Application development, and consulting.
  • Involved in Business Process Re-Engineering, presenting technical alternatives to clients to meet the business requirements.
  • Adept at translating client’s business requirements into robust, scalable solutions.
  • Enhanced the functionality of the system and incorporated new business rules into the existing system.
  • Proficient in requirement analysis and defect tracking using tools such as Rational Requisite Pro and Rational Clearquest.
  • Worked extensively in problem identification, reporting, tracking and communication etc.,
  • Provided engineering support to business units and external groups.
  • Involved in the migration of the Legacy system (mainframe) to a web based system with EntireX middleware.
  • Involved in the lessons learned and post implementation review process.
  • Worked with Senior Management and the Stake holders to discuss the Scope of the project.
  • Involved in Business Process Re-Engineering process, presenting technical alternatives to clients to meet the business requirements.
  • Involved in the Post-Implementation review process.
  • Enhanced the functionality of the system and incorporated new business rules into the existing system.
  • Involved in formulating QA Test Plans, Procedures and best practices in business.
  • I have used the defect tracking tool Rational ClearQuest to investigate, delegate and track defects to completion.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Tools: /Methodologies: .NET, ASP.NET, C#/VB.NET, Natural, Adabas, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power point, Waterfall

Confidential

Graduate Assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and documenting the requirements and perform the Web Design and Maintenance.
  • Perform Network Administration and Support.
  • Proficient with tools and technologies such as Spectrum, Microsoft Network Monitor.
  • Involved in problem report and tracking using ARS Remedy User.
  • Leading the Internship training program sponsored by Enterasys Networks in 2003.
  • Involved in configuration of VLAN’s, VPN’s, Firewalls and Routers.
  • Well versed with Ether Peek to monitor the network.

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