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Senior Project Manager Resume Profile

CA

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Senior Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Full Lifecycle Projects
  • Procurement Management
  • Team Leadership
  • IT Staff Training
  • Independent Project Oversight Consulting
  • Independent Verification Validation
  • Software Engineering IEEE
  • Excellent Communication Skills

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

  • Manage the 26M HIPAA 5010 enhancement project
  • Review and approve project plans, schedules and deliverables
  • Review HIPAA 5010 requirements and the requirements traceability progress in DOORS, monitor acceptance testing and defect resolution
  • Monitor and control project against the project plans and schedule
  • Provide oral and written status reports to the Project Director and executives
  • Manage risks and issues for CA-MMIS Project Office, with primary responsibility to ensure adherence to standards and that items are tracked, worked and closed out
  • Monitor the requirements management planning and setup to ensure full requirements traceability, forwards and back, through acceptance test
  • Develop monthly project status reports for DHCS and CTA
  • Review IV V and IPOC reports, develop responses and provide feedback
  • Present project status, issues and resolution options at executive meetings

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

  • Developed and implementedProject Management plans and processes in accordance with theCA OCIO Project Management Methodology and PMBOK best practices
  • Provided Project Management and best practices to improve Project Management practices within the FI Cal portfolio, advisory services, updates to project management plans and documents, and as-needed Project Management services for intermittent short-term projects
  • Updated Project Charter and Governance documents
  • Successfully managed several high-visibility subprojects including: documenting As-Is business processes and legacy systems developing enterprise architecture documents planning for data conversion and documenting legacy Interfaces and comparing baseline business requirements against State statutes to identify any legislative changes required
  • Assisted with atwo-stage procurement of the Systems Integrator, reviewing deliverables and providing Fit Gap presentations
  • Performed status reporting to executive team with schedules, risks, and issues

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

  • Developed and implementedProject Management plans and processes in accordance with theCA Office of the Chief Information Officer OCIO Project Management Methodology and PMBOK best practices
  • Led Project Management Support team of three
  • Updated Project Charter and Governance documents
  • Developed Project Management plans and processes
  • Assisted with a two-stage procurement of the Systems Integrator
  • Developed a suite of Project Management tools using SharePoint action item tracking, issue management, risk management, deliverable management, and change management
  • Updated system project report
  • Performed status reporting to executive steering committee and OCIO

Confidential

Quality Assurance Manager

  • Executed processes and procedures according to IEEE 12207, IEEE1012, and PMBOK best practices
  • Led ateam of eight Senior Project Managersperforming product and process assessments in many diverse functional areas including:PMO, development, training, implementation,and transition planning
  • Developed and implemented standard project metrics key process indicators to measure effectiveness toward achieving critical success factors identifying areas for improvement schedule metrics, risk management, issue tracking, change requests, alternative processes, help desk, and several others
  • Regularly briefed team on project metrics and made recommendations to State and Federal oversight agencies
  • Reviewed contracts for adherence, satisfaction of requirements, missed requirements, performance, and earned value
  • Reviewedschedules for critical pathand proactively identify risks, resource contention, missed or invalid dependencies, and task layout against WBS and realism
  • Developed Quality Management Plan QMP that the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement liked so well that they sent it to New York and other states as the standard of how a good QMP should be written
  • Performed lessons-learned reviews and implemented improvements

Confidential

Release and Configuration Manager

  • Executed processes and procedures according to IEEE 12207 and PMBOK best practices, and performed many Project Management tasks while also performing configuration and release management duties
  • Facilitated meetings with State, business partner, State distribution unit and county consortia
  • Led the development and implementation of release and configuration management policies, plans, and processes. Worked with a diverse group of State, local, and various vendors' staffs to implement and gain acceptance of the new processes. Updated document to incorporate process improvements.
  • Performed Project Oversight for the business partner's problem resolution, change request and release processes, as well as the State's Alternative Process process. Reviewed problem resolution management plan and configuration management plan and processes. Key participant in defining and setting up CA Dept. of Child Support Services' DCSS ITIL operational processes.
  • Analyzed design and implementation documents, change orders, and State-generated spreadsheets to understand, document, and track the functionality contained within each release. Developed CCSAS-level release notes and distributed to State and county managers. Used Rational ClearQuest and the Change Order Database to track defects and change requests to generate CCSAS release status reports.
  • Established and facilitated weekly CCSAS Production Control Board meetings to coordinate activities of the statewide release team and to ensure all subsystems were prepared for each release
  • Met with the Integrated Test Team weekly, reviewed application testing status, and ensured that all new functionality, change orders, and identified production defects were addressed
  • Validated that documentation was updated, training and change management completed, and that all interfaces were tested and ready
  • Identified, reviewed, and monitored statewide release management schedules, changes, risks, and issues. Used Microsoft office tools to generate reports.
  • Trained State staff to take over release management functions including review of the development lifecycle and software testing activities, which tasks occur in each phase, and which release management needs would be of ongoing concern

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

  • Developed internal company processes and standards for theirProject Managementand IV V practices as well as provided Project Management expertise and quality assurance reviews to consultants in the field
  • Projects supported include the CalPERS Pension System Resumption System, the Dept. of Conservation, Division of Recycling Integrated Information System, and the Dept. of Education's California Student Information System.

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

  • Developed and executed processes and procedures according to IEEE standards and PMBOK best practices, and developed OSI best practices plans and processes templates
  • Reviewed EBT vendor's plans, processes, and deliverables. Verified vendor product compliance with contract and business requirements, e.g. case management, financial transactions, debit card replacement, and payment reconciliation
  • Developed and implemented best practices Project Management processes and plans that formed the foundation of the Project Management Office PMO that successfully managed the 450M EBT project. Master Project Plan, work plans, Risk Management Plan, Communication Plan, Charters, policies, and templates for the best practices website
  • Reviewed prime vendors processes and products, provided feedback to improve processes, and identified product deficiencies
  • Responsible for Systems Engineering using IEEE standards e.g. IEEE 12207 and best practices including the System Development Lifecycle and appropriate software testing
  • Reviewed and revised the annual Advanced Planning Document Update APDU , worked with county and State staff, including the Department of Finance and the Department of General Services, to gain consensus and approval on project changes and to adjust fiscal year funding levels
  • Managed 18 project office staff, including three Quality Assurance staff facilitated the County Welfare Director and the Advocacy quarterly meetings, and briefed the project sponsors and CDSS in a monthly basis
  • Employed standard MS Office 2000 products, MS Project, Visio, and Rational Requisite Pro for requirements management, iManage for document management, Risk Radar and the Software Engineering Institute's Risk Taxonomy and HHSDC-developed management tracking software to manage deliverables, issues, action items, invoicing, and deficiencies.
  • Developed Change Management Plan and facilitated change approval through the change control board and Go/No Go release process.
  • The EBT project fulfilled all requirements on budget and five months ahead of its baselined 40-month schedule. The California Center for Digital Government selected EBT as the State's best Project of the Year. California's Chief Information Officer, Clark Kelso, personally recognized the EBT project leadership team and selected the EBT Project Director as the State's Project Manager of the Year. Furthermore, the Legislative Analyst Office cites the EBT Project Management Office as the model for new projects to follow.

Confidential

  • Led and grew the Western Region State and Local Operations consulting business by working with State and local CIOs and expanding the core IV V offering focusing on IEEE standards and industry best practices as they relate to the System Development Lifecycle and software testing, to include IV V, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Project Oversight, and systems development.
  • Involved in training 24 project managers, 14 of which subsequently earned Project Management Professional certification through PMI.

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

  • Executed oversight processes and procedures according to IEEE standards and PMBOK best practices
  • Provided Independent Project Oversight/Quality Assurance services IAW PMBOK and IEEE 12207 for the EDD TEAM project. Joined project two years into a two-year schedule and phase one of four phases was just beginning systems test.
  • Performed project trend analyses and provided risk and issue analysis and recommendations to the State project manager, vendor project manager, and the Executive Steering Committee on a weekly basis. Recommendations were accepted and implemented, including scrapping an existing Phase 3 schedule, the most critical phase, and restructuring the project schedule according to the Work Breakdown Structure, task dependencies and available resources using MS Project. This new schedule allowed State operations staff to better plan training, transition, manpower adjustments and operational impacts during peak periods.
  • Updated the Project Management Plan, helped define project processes, reviewed various project products and assessed risks using both the State's Risk Assessment Model and the Software Engineering Institute's Risk Taxonomy model. Helped to set-up and monitored the 14-month Phase 3 schedule and provided weekly progress reports against the schedule.
  • Assisted and mentored the State and vendor Project Managers in developing the final Phase 4 work breakdown structure, dependencies and resource requirements. This resulted in an attainable schedule and delivery date that addressed EDD's needs and was accepted by executive stakeholders.
  • After working on this project, was promoted to be Director of Logicon's State and Local Office

Confidential

  • Executed development processes and procedures according to Military Standards and specifications, many of which are now IEEE standards e.g. Software Development Lifecycle, Quality Assurance, Program/Project Management
  • Directed development and acquisition of support infrastructure,in accordance with IEEE 12207, for the 1.2B Range Standardization and Automation program Phases I II as well as the 150M Spacelift Range Operations Control Center. Responsible for Systems Engineering, Risk and Issues management, Quality Assurance, Cost, Schedule, and Performance on the 650M Range Standardization and Automation Phase II Project.
  • Managed approximately 30 government and contractor personnel. Implemented industry best practices and processes including earned value metrics, which quickly identified problem areas allowing better focus of limited resources in managing this large project. Proactively reviewed processes and draft products early in the lifecycle, identifying inefficiencies and noncompliance early and ensuring quality was built-in versus tested-in later.

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