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Project Manager Portfolio Lead Resume Profile

Plainsboro, NJ

Professional Summary

  • Certified Project Management Professional PMP from Project Management Institute Year 2013 , ID: 1594362 and having successfully lead end to end Project Management of business facing projects with global implementation, and rapidly evolving requirements.
  • Currently working as an Onsite Project Manager in Cognizant Technology Solutions at Titusville, NJ for Global Pharmaceutical Giant for their Web Content management Portfolio, managing different Content based projects for various existing or new products
  • Already in 11th Year of rich customer facing IT experience with most recent role as Onsite Project Manager for Global Pharmaceutical leader Johnson Johnson
  • 4 Years of successful end to end Project management experience with Agile / Scrum as well as waterfall methodology.
  • Competent in creating and managing Project Plans, Release Retrospections, Sprint Plans, Project Schedules, Requirement traceability matrix, Communication plans, Risk Registers etc.
  • Responsible for the project management in various engagements with responsibilities of project delivery, business liaison / stakeholder management, post implementation review and project close out / handover
  • Rich experience in leading Portfolio Management with tasks like - Define Business Process / Work Instructions, Project Prioritization, Continuous Process Improvements, Defect Analysis and Categorization identify the risk, doing risk analysis and providing baseline acceptance criteria and deliverables.
  • In 11th Year of hands-on experience in Project management, software development with specializations in application development in .Net. Framework and Microsoft technologies including SSRS, Web services, XML, SSRS and SQL Server, Project management activities like Scope Management, schedule management, Requirement managements with traceability matrix, defect prevention, Monitor controlling, Quality Assurance, Project Tracking, Project Estimation etc.
  • More than 5 years of enriching experience at onsite USA as Project Management / Lead for global business players like Johnson Johnson, Travelers Insurance, Kimberly Clark, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Effective communication skills and record for coordination between globally located teams.
  • Project delivery under stringent timelines and high pressure.
  • Exceptional ability to maintain and build client relationships, frequent travel meeting one on one with clients, able to comfortably converse with all facets in the clients organization.
  • Acted as liaison between Leadership team and development team, End users and sponsors for Requirements, project Pipelines prioritization, Resource allocation, QA and Project Closures.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, especially with regards to presenting findings to both technical and



VB.Net, C .Net, Java Script, Web services, Drupal

Internet Technologies

HTML, XML, XSLT, ASP.Net, Web Services, WCF

Software Products

Visual Studio .NET 2003/2008/2010, SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS , VBA , MS Excel,


SQL Server 2005, 2008, MS Access


HP Quality Center

Software Configuration

Team Foundation Server TFS , Subversion SVN , MKS

Project Management Tools

Microsoft Project, JIRA

Career Profile

Professional Summary


Roles - Project Manager Portfolio Lead


  • Managing team s of 20-30 resources for new development product launch as well as enhancement projects under Digital marketing portfolio.
  • Responsible for identifying and analyzing new capabilities, customer relations and providing solutions to digital marketing portfolio.
  • Part of Onsite Managers team accountable for overall portfolio delivery as per business targets leveraging global teams of resources across geographies like US, Canada and India for successful project executions with Agile / Scrum methodology.
  • Hosting weekly status meetings with senior management, business and technology teams, coordinate between development teams, marketing agencies, brand sponsors, business analysts for successful end to end project executions.
  • Creating and tracking Projects in JIRA from kick off to closure, closely monitor simultaneous projects for their planning, schedules, resource, work allocation, Sprint planning, requirement brainstorming, release planning, production deployments / Go lives, release retrospections, Quality control and assurance techniques, User Acceptance testing, Load / vulnerability testing.
  • Weekly, monthly reporting to customer leadership about each of the project for its status, Risks, resource utilizations, Risks mitigation plans, schedule and cost variances.
  • Ensure overall adherence to portfolio Work Instructions and standards.
  • Constantly looking out for Value addition to Customer's business and current process for improvements

Roles - Onsite Lead / Manager

Responsibilities -

  • Project Lead / Manager for New System development Project for revised pricing and insurance rates filing system. Reverse engineering old legacy application DB2, C , and COBOL . Proposing technology framework for the application that included but not limited to VB.Net 4.0, SSRS reporting and SQL server framework.
  • Responsible for success of overall Project with end to end Project Management and Technical solutions providing with Reverse engineering old legacy system based on Mainframes, SSRS reports development solutions for business problems in the form of CRISP application for Insurance rates deviation filing with all 50 State Department Of Insurance.
  • Responsible for successful deliveries in Agile model with regular status updates to all stakeholders, gathering continuously changing business requirements, preparing analysis Understanding documents, Planning for sprints in terms of schedule, scope and Budget.
  • Timely presenting Project Progress reports with various metrics like Schedule and Scope variances, Defect Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Resource Allocation variance, Requirement Stability Index, Requirement traceability Matrix, Risks Registers and Quality control measures.
  • Worked closely with enterprise business owners, Solution architects to facilitate effective communication exchange.
  • Constantly looking out for Value addition to Customer's business
  • Effective Offshore team management in terms of mentoring team, doing code reviews, guiding team with Domain.
  • Accountable for compete stakeholder management including End Users Agents , Solution Architects, Technical team as well as Customers Credit Unions

Roles - Project Lead


  • Managed 7 member offshore project team on a maintenance project using ASP.Net, VB.Net, SQL Server, JavaScript, Team Foundation Server, Crystal reports. This was one of most business critical application in terms of day to day business transactions handling.
  • Successful management of both Support as well as development teams with prompt technical solutions to business queries, Prioritizing service tickets, Developing and deploying code changes, providing Ball park, Definitive estimates and regular status sharing with customers.
  • Responsible for communicating with stakeholders to provide accurate reporting and information regarding the ongoing projects and initiatives. Internal Project Management framework was exclusively used to prepare and maintain project and quality plans, providing regular reports to various stakeholders.
  • Was responsible for a sudden enterprise initiative form customer to migrate all project servers from windows 2003 to 2008 in terms of Planning the migration, business continuity and systems integration with new servers.

Roles - Team Lead

Responsibilities -

  • Developing changes as part of business needs and implementing them through Agile methodologies into sprint level execution
  • Handling a team at offshore to look after day to day performance of legacy applications that are used by business folks for day to day claim processing.
  • Taking care of deployments of code changes done by onsite as well as offshore teams to various internal environments on daily basis, communicating the daily, weekly and monthly progress of various sprints to customer management.
  • Proactively coordinating and helping other project teams stake holders in terms of data exchange, sprint schedules application changes.


Technologies - ASP.Net, VB.Net, SQL Server, JavaScript, SVN, HP Quality Centre, MKS

Roles Onsite Lead, Onsite Coordinator, Project Lead

  • Project 1- Contact View - This application was a single threaded interface between policy holder, prospective customers of an insurance company and telesales, business user team. This application was under Personal Insurance LOB. This UI is used extensively by these stakeholders to update, remove or terminate the quote for given policy. Also, this application is used for generating periodic reports, decline letters pertaining to existing as well as prospective customers of company. Responsibilities included maintaining code with enhancements as per version calendar, gathering requirement, analyzing them, proposing possible solutions for problems in question, coding, reviewing the code and coordinating with offshore, deployments of code and testing

Roles Responsibilities

  • Onsite Coordinator, Handling offshore Team for timely deliveries
  • Developer responsible for code changes at client site
  • Test case execution, defect tracking in Quality Centre.
  • Interacted with end business users to obtain a more clear understanding of their requirements.
  • Technologies used are VB. NET 1.1,2.0, ASP.NET., SQL Server 2005, Web Services /XML/SOAP/XSLT, MSHTA
  • Maintaining status reports and communicating it with customers


Roles Responsibilities

  • Onsite Coordinator
  • Requirement gathering, Prototyping, Development, testing and deployment of application
  • Test case Execution and client interactions
  • Leading 4 member offshore team
  • Technologies used are VB. NET 1.1, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2000, Web Services /XML/SOAP/XSLT, DB2, CICS

Technologies - ASP.Net, VB.Net, SQL Server, JavaScript, SVN, HP Quality Centre, MKS

Roles Project Lead, Team Lead, Sr. Developer, Developer


Roles Responsibilities

  • Interacting with technical architects from onsite.
  • Requirement gathering analysis, Design, Development, testing and deployment of application to various environments
  • Suggesting client's technical team with various approaches for business Issues.
  • Technologies used are VB. NET 1.1, ASP.NET., SQL Server 2000, Web Services , Jscript, Infragistics


Roles Responsibilities

  • Gathering requirements from Onsite team. Reverse engineering old Microsoft word based review forms for upgrading into .Net based web application.
  • Responsible for proposing and developing web services for data flow through databases, customizing enterprise portal definition framework for need of the project.
  • Technologies used are VB. NET 1.1, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2000

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