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Senior Pmo Project Manager Resume Profile

Experience Highlights

A collaborative team builder and agile minded senior project manager with specific interest in SCRUM and other empirical project and product management methodologies, in both startups and long established matrix organizations. I now offer 7 years as a lead project manager and over 10 years of general management experience primarily in the IT, telecom and engineering sectors. I have been completely responsible for schedule and budget with P L for projects ranging in size from the low hundred thousands and a few months to multi-year, multi-region projects with budgets in excess of 25mm utilizing as many as 20 outside vendors. I have been directly responsible for the implementation and integration of over 4000 telecommunications facilities nationwide.I have the distinct advantage of coming to project management from a very technical background. My personal background involves 15 years of Linux/Unix/Windows server administration and enterprise grade hardware assembly. I greatly enjoy programming and scripting for automation of tasks. I enjoy building great teams, focusing on team growth by improving internal processes and performance with technical but usable solutions. In that capacity I have a track record of offering my clients straightforward solutions to complex problems.

Work Experience


Team Leader

Serve as the lead project manager on Sprint Network Vision and AT T UMTS LTE network and engineering integration projects, ultimately upgrading both networks to 4G LTE. I also serve a secondary role as account manager for SBA accounts with General Dynamics Wireless Services, Samsung, and Goodman Networks. Responsible for scope, vendor, risk, schedule and budget management. Responsible for managing, directing and mentoring administrative staff of six, not including external vendors. Drafted and ensured adherence to project guidelines and lead SBA corporate presentations to key stakeholders. Leading project kickoff, through status meetings to project closeout. Heading up internal SBA process improvement utilizing Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project scripting, and implementation of new project management software.

Senior PMO Project Manager/Business Development

Self-owned consultancy with successful repeat engagements on a series of telecommunications and IT infrastructure upgrade and migration projects on various wired, wireless, fiber, optical networks and most recently software development. Most recently working as a startup consultant for agile/scrum based companies. Familiar with both Jira and Pivotal Tracker for full SDLC development. Familiar with Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent optical network and 4G LTE equipment. Lead projects from planning to closeout affecting up to 10M subscribers. Assisted clients in Enterprise PMO startups and expansions, significant time spent on process and quality improvement, utilizing six sigma, lean and ITIL continual service improvement and quality techniques. Utilizing Pivotal Tracker to track and report progress on projects managed from an Agile/SCRUM framework. Experience implementing and optimizing new PMO processes utilizing PPM Clarity, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 for executive reporting. Over fifteen successful full project life cycles ranging in budget from 100k-5m with exceptional time spent on stakeholder management. Significant contributions to corporate knowledge bases and lessons learned databases. Notable time spent traveling to telecom and energy conferences resulting in the award of development contracts valued at over 100k . Extensive experience negotiating service agreements with all entities private, corporate, trusts and government entities . Negotiated on behalf of my clients upgrades for over 600 telecommunications facilities. Experience with all forms of regulatory compliance i.e. NEPA, SHPO, Phase I/II/II, FAA, SOX, HIPAA, and PCI. Familiarity with building network maps in Microsoft Visio, Google Earth, Microsoft MapPoint, Mapinfo and Granite.

PMO Project Manager II

Client facing PM responsible for managing all network engineering activities and employees in the largest sub-market for AT T Mobility in Michigan/Indiana approximately 1600 facilities. Ultimately resulting in expansion of 3G and the launch of 4G LTE service in the State of Michigan and Indiana. Directly responsible for internal construction and site acquisition managers as well as their staff. Totaling seven direct reports and more than twenty indirect reports excluding outside vendors. Project lead on scheduling, supply chain, quality assurance, safety, vendor contracts, client-facing status reporting and budget with profit loss responsibility. Responsible for approving and rectifying all POs for any dollars spent in market as well as employee time cards. Was chosen amongst existing PMs to spearhead and run a close out tiger team responsible for finding and closing out unbilled dollars for the entire MI/IN turf. Resulting in a net gain in excess of 2mm

Project Manager: Site Acquisition

Primarily managing scope and vendors for the AT T Mobility / Centennial Wireless merger based out of AT T's office in Farmington Hills, MI. After the Centennial projects success, I was brought in with General Dynamics senior management to help build our office, staffing plans, schedule and initial models for our newly awarded AT T contract in DeWitt, NY. Hired by and reported directly to the General Dynamics Program VP. Worked directly with the Program VP to report weekly to AT T executive management. Directly responsible for around 800 sites with reporting duties for over 1500. Eventually leading to running the entire LTE site acquisition program in NY. Responsible for database maintenance in all company databases Siterra, CASPR, Oracle, Primavera. Working directly with our construction team to both supervise crews and jobs as well secure new vendors for GC and A E work. Responsible for creating and reviewing RFPs for additional services and ensuring they come in at cost. Reviewed all new AT T sites for all forms of regulatory compliance before they were full integrated into the AT T portfolio. Performed pre and post-con walks as well as punch lists as necessary. Gained extensive knowledge on Ericsson, Samsung and Alcatel Lucent 4G LTE equipment and installation.

Startup Consultant: Sales/Development

Recruited at company inception to help with growth and development of an ecommerce startup. Directly involved throughout the entire SDLC with design and development of the mobile application as well as the initial portal. Spurred sales growth and eventually the launch of the Boston, MA and Nashville, TN markets. QA, bug testing and design advice in both PHP and MySQL for the backend as well as the web app. Experience using targeted research to find new customers and grow the business. Experience with primary b2b sales, but also directly to customers. Spearheaded the advertising strategy to get our test markets launched.

Service Manager

As a medium sized outsourced IT department, we performed physical installations as well as managed and secured commercial networks. Responsible for maintaining the helpdesk for office networks of more than 100 computers, VOIP phones and printers maintaining 99 uptime SLAs. Familiar implementing ITIL change management respective to helpdesks and other managed services. Scoped and quoted jobs deploying computers, wired and wireless networks, phone systems, POS systems. Strong understanding of security and quality auditing, attack mitigation and compliance from client projects in the healthcare and finance industry hospitals, banks, doctor's offices etc . Responsible for managing and defending over 10 office networks including outside VPN access. Designed and maintained CMS based ecommerce web portals for our corporate clients using primarily Joomla and Drupal. Provided software consultations resulting in sales of database, project management and CRM software. Constructed over 100 computers for client use and maintained under warranty. Experience using industry specific test equipment to diagnose and solve issues. Responsible for training other field techs, and clients as necessary. Great understanding of all facets of office computer networks as well as high end storage solutions NAS, SAN etc . Experience building computer systems and networks according to engineering diagrams.

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