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Sr. Project Manager/program Manager Resume

Newark, NJ

SUMMARY

  • Expertise in Project Planning and scheduling, Budgeting and forecasting, Monitoring and controlling, resource planning, status reporting and keeping the projects in compliance with best practices and internal/external audits..
  • Extensive experience in negotiations for contract/procurement/SOWs, preparing and presenting project milestones/WBS, SOWs, Project Charters to senior executive team.
  • Recognized for successfully delivering medium to large projects (ranging from 500k to multi - million dollar projects, leading large teams of BAs, Developers, Testers, Onshore/Offshore members, vendors, Architects, and Infrastructure resources.
  • Extensive experience in planning at IT Project/Program level, People Management, Team Building, leadership, communication and Negotiation skills.
  • Financial and Insurance experience mainly Property and Casualty, Liability, Workers Comp both Underwriting and Claims divisions.
  • Expertise in Project Management tools, processes and Methodologies based on AGILE/WATERFALL/SDLC. Certified in AGILE Methodology. After successfully completing Agile Trainings/Certification and running Agile Projects successfully, acted as AGILE Specialist for peers/fellow PMs for several projects.
  • Extensive experience in Reporting, Strategic Planning for Dashboards, Senior management’s reporting requirements, providing technical and business expertise so that data can be sliced and diced per management’s expectation whether it was BO Reporting or various ETL Tools/BI Reporting.
  • Subject Matter Expert guiding different projects/businesses with HP PPM (Tool used for Project tracking in terms of Project Financials, Costs, Forecasting, Budgeting using Project Management, Workflow Governance, Business Processes, Demand Management and Time Management).
  • Strong communication skills when working with developers, subject-matter experts, stakeholders, system implementers, change management negotiating schedules during implementation, and application end-users.
  • Onshore-Offshore Co-ordination by involving onsite and offshore teams through Telecons in regular team meetings.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Newark, NJ

Sr. Project Manager/Program Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with Clients/Vendors collectively to execute projects through the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Lead project teams and managing all activities in a project lifecycle (initiation, planning, executing/controlling, and closing) associated with projects that are across multiple departments/cross-functional LOBs.
  • Created Dashboards/reports, Risk Logs/Registers, mitigation plans and h olding weekly Project status meetings with business users/Steering Committee meetings and status reporting to senior management/clients.
  • Created and delivered presentations to senior management on timelines/milestones, Scope, Strategy planning, dashboards, roadmaps.
  • Developed and formulated project plans, Work Breakdown Structures, risk plans, communication plans, resource plans, schedules and budgets, negotiating schedules, milestones and resources with stakeholders/vendors/change control board to meet project objectives.
  • Conducting meetings to review status with project stakeholders - Project Sponsors, Sr. Management, Vendors, Project Team, Business Customers and Users.
  • Worked with business teams to clarify, define and write project requirements, business cases, Project Plans/WBS, Resource plans, Risk management plans, test plans, other documentation and their approval.

Environment: MS-Project, MS-Visio, MS-Office, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint

Confidential, NJ

Sr. Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully implemented IT Application/Technology projects for different initiatives using Enterprise Project Methodology (EPM)/SDLC methodology with the collaboration of EPMO/Business partners - WIM, Corporate Communication, Wholesale and managing other Stakeholder relationships/groups.
  • Developed and revised Scope Statements, Dashboards, Project Charters, Risk Plans, Budgets and presented them to senior management/stakeholders for their review/feedback/approval.
  • Planning Agile sprints, various releases, conducting daily scrums, sprint demos, sprint retrospectives and making sure sprints/releases are complete as planned.
  • Lead project teams and managing all activities in a project lifecycle (initiation, planning, executing/controlling, and closing) associated with projects that are across multiple departments/cross=functional LOBs.
  • Successfully ran different projects using project management processes/ governance processes/ methodologies Tools like STAMP for accounting/Time reporting, CREST, MS Project, Project Management Universal Workstation (PMUWS) for Project Management.
  • Created RACI Matrix, Risk Registers, Dashboards/reports using BI Reporting Tools/PMUWS, h olding weekly Project status meetings with business users/Steering Committee meetings and status reporting to senior management/clients.
  • Risk/Issue Management - Identification of any risks/dependencies/issues associated with a project, escalating them and possibly implementing mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution by conducting periodic risk, issues status meetings.

Environment: MS-Project, MS-Visio, MS-Office, PMUWS, CREST, STAMP, Enterprise Project Methodology (EPM), Agile Methodology, SharePoint

Confidential, Newark, NJ

Sr. Project Manager/Program Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully implemented Web/Digital projects involving complete Front End Redesign for better user experience, make the Website more user friendly, Accessibility compliant, Mobile capable along with their Customer facing CRM Upgrade,. For all the projects handled so far at Confidential, these were delivered successfully within Budget and Schedule.
  • Managed projects for redesign of Websites, Content Management Systems, Front End/CRM Projects within Cost/Budget.
  • Implemented various Projects - Security related and other projects. Worked closely with Security Team to work on the Security requirements/projects for the Confidential divisions.
  • Prepared and presented Proposals/Funding Releases/Scope Statement/BRDs/Project Plans to Senior Executive team.
  • Creating Dashboards/ reports for management reporting, holding weekly Project status meetings with business users/updating project plan and status reporting to senior management/client.
  • Worked with Clients/Vendors collectively to execute projects through the Confidential ’s Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) inclusive of identifying, specifying and analyzing business requirements and processes, Ensured alignment with Clients on scope, requirements, testing, UAT and support.
  • Directing teams in the areas of planning, scheduling, governance, implementation, testing, technical direction and standard development practices.
  • Planning Agile sprints/ Sprint 0/various releases, conducting daily scrums, sprint demos, sprint retrospectives, making sure that testing iterations are completed within sprints before it can be planned for releases/implementation.
  • Certified in AGILE Methodology. After successfully completing Agile Trainings/Certification and running Agile Projects successfully, acted as AGILE Specialist for peers/fellow PMs for several projects.
  • Maintaining Requirements/User stories in JIRA for safe book keeping, defect logging/resolution, version control and assigning tasks for testing/requirements to different stakeholders.
  • Developed and formulated project plans, Work Breakdown Structures, risk plans, communication plans, resource plans, schedules and budgets, negotiating schedules, milestones and resources with stakeholders/vendors/change control board to meet project objectives.
  • Conducting meetings to review status with project stakeholders - Project Sponsors, Sr. Management, Vendors, Project Team, Business Customers and Users.
  • Handled various SAP BW projects for which data was residing in Datawarehouse DB and data was sanitized/cleansed using ETL Tools/BI Reporting Tools so that various management reports can be built for better reporting structure.
  • Identifying any issues or risks associated with a project, escalating them and possibly implementing mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution by conducting periodic risk, issues status meetings.

Environment: MS-Project, MS-Visio, MS-Office, Web Applications, Java, .NET, SAP CRM, HP PPM, Java, SharePoint, HP Quality Center, SAP BW, HP Clarity, Datawarehouse, BI Reporting/Tools, JIRA.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Sr. Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully implemented projects for different mergers/acquisition/divestiture workstreams - Financial Module, Actuarial, Enterprise Risk, and Underwriting insurance, HR, Record Retention and others.
  • Good experience with Actuarial/Risk Modules, worked closely with Financial/Actuarial/Risk (Credit, Market, Operational Risks)/Retirement/Compliance and Audits Workstreams for Requirements and seamless transition.
  • Experience in managing multiple different Financial Instruments’ projects/areas like Dividend/Fixed Income, Equities, Annuities, Mutual Funds/ETFs Investment Options’ projects in Financial environment.
  • Leading Financial and Insurance projects (Property and Casualty, Liability, Underwriting, Claims divisions, within budget/schedule/scope constraints.
  • Successfully managed and completed Divestiture projects for Confidential within budget and scope for all the Web Applications/Websites.
  • Prepared and presented project milestones, SOWs, Project Charters to Senior executive team.
  • Coordinating with Business users, IT Team, Management Team and Third party Vendors for designing/enhancing Business process area/work.
  • Managing resources and allocation of tasks to the team members and involved in testing, QA for delivery.
  • Creating Dashboards/Portlets/reports using BI Reporting/Tools/ETL Tools, h olding weekly Project status meetings with business users/updating project plan and status reporting to senior management/client.
  • Identifying any issues or risks associated with a project, escalating them and possibly implementing mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution by conducting periodic risk, issues status meetings.
  • Negotiated resource allocations to projects with Recourse managers, facilitatee team meetings, review/walk-throughs and lessons learned sessions

Environment: MS-Project, MS-Visio, MS-Office, Java, Clarity, HP PPM, Data Warehousing, Java/J2EE, SharePoint, HP Quality Center, BI Projects.

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