Over twenty years of technical, business, and management experience building applications, reporting systems, and building/leading information management teams. An articulate management professional with innovative skills and experience managing projects of various magnitudes. Proven ability to develop and implement leading edge strategies that bring expected behavior within the organization as a method to improve asset utilization, decision making, cost reduction and increase revenues. Skilled leader that effectively communicates change and new concepts to all levels from senior executives to knowledge workers that drive change and competitive advantage within the organization. Dependable and flexible, bringing new energy and added dedication to your organization with versatile interpersonal and management skills. The ability to interpret the business needs and drive the solution to implementation. Experience leading teams of various sizes, managing their tasks and supporting them in their efforts to successfully “Get the job done”.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Business Process Re - engineering Project and Change Management
- Risk Management Strategy development and Alignment
- Organizational Development and Continuous Improvement Data Migration and Implementation
- Requirements Identification and Documentation Data Warehousing Design and Governance Information Management Strategies and implementation Client Relations and Retention
Project manager Reporting and Analytics -
Project manager Reporting and Analytics RMMIS. Led the Reporting and Analytics team to replace the current BI Solution with a COTS. Led requirements Gathering effort developing a methodology and several templates to be used to identify and document user requirements. Managed, scope, cost, risks, schedule, and resources. Led meetings with the stakeholders to identify current needs and new trends that will be valuable going forward. Instilled a business transformation mindset to use analytics as a major process across the enterprise. Managed the Certification process for the Reporting Subproject tracking MECT and MITA compliance. Defined an Enterprise Information management strategy and presented to upper management for approval and executive support.
Technologies utilized: MSProject, Office 2013, Sharepoint, Visio, AGILE, Waterfall, Bizagi, Bosch Rules Engine
BI Delivery Consultant
Serve as senior business consultant for the Information management and analytics division where I help develop enterprise wide strategies for clients in regards to managing their data and how to increase its value. Using reporting tools and data/project management methodologies as well as functional data analysis, I design and implement solutions that increase efficiency and add value to client operations. Some of my responsibilities include managing project teams, facilitating JAD sessions, requirement identification and documentation, process (re)engineering, creation of data warehouse schemas and data models and process flow diagrams, advising clients on long term enterprise goals, strategies, and tools. Clients include Symantec, State Farm Insurance, State of NJ, HPiT, and State of Colorado. Used HP’s General Methodolgies for Project execution.
Served as a consultant to implement a Data Governance Framework and Strategy for the State of Colorado Medicare Division of the DHHS. I met with current stakeholders and documented current Information management responsibilities and processes. Documented current landscape and led JAD sessions that drove to the “TO BE” goals and strategies. Led presentation to Senior directors to get executive acceptance. They are currently in the implementation of this at the enterprise level with a seven year strategic goal of implementation.
Technologies utilized: MSProject, Office 2013, Sharepoint, Visio, Waterfall,
Completed a comprehensive analysis of ETL Processes, Data Architecture, Data Governance and Analytics efforts of HP’s Channel Sales Division. This is HP’s Hardware Sales Channel at a world wide scale. I worked as the team lead of three other consultants doing process, architecture, and data governance analysis and requirements definition work. The goal is to enable our Sales Channel teams to define and implement a robust and efficient network of data marts and warehouses. Defined Analytic Processes, Data Sources, Functional and Non-Functional requirements, Facts and Dimensions, and Business drivers which exist in our Sales Channel Business model. Documented and presented our findings and suggestions Senior managers and directors. We identified our Key Performance indicators and delivered them with conceptual Data Models. This enabled our sales teams to increase revenue, profitability, efficiency, as well as forecast ability.
Technologies utilized: MS Project, Office 2013, Sharepoint, Visio, Waterfall, HPGM
Served as lead ETL and DW architect for Ontario Ministry of Health RFP. This was a 15 million dollar project. Designing and architecting solution for communicable disease Data Warehouse. Designing the data models and security models for new DW and Report Delivery system. I was tasked with designing the architecture for initial DW loads as well as incremental loads that will keep the application databases in sync with the DW. Documented the functional requirements and tied them into the data models. The need is to integrate the existing application data as well as a new application that is being developed to track disease, population, immunization, and provider information. Was in charge of design sessions, communicating with the Ministry with questions and issues, Estimated resources needed to complete the effort, and estimating the hardware needed to support the solution. Lead a team of other architects to develop the complete BI solution including Information Delivery, Analytics, and Governance.
Technologies utilized: MS Project, Office 2010, Sharepoint, Visio, Waterfall, Informatica, Atlassian(JIRA)
Conversion team lead and Project manager for New Jersey CASS (Assistance Eligibility system) project leading a team of 9 developers and 2 Business Analysts. Performed process analysis and re-engineering to improve efficiency and costs. Removed dependency on a third party tool saving project over $100,000.00. Managed defect resolution process, driving team to make these a priority by adding estimates and deadlines and holding bi weekly meetings to go over progress and issues. Developed an automated process that will save the team over 100 hours of future manual work. Developed an onboarding document to help make new employees productive within first two days of being on the project. Drove team to break out tasks not on the project plan and get estimates and set deadlines in a more detailed and manageable manner. Managed Change request process to manage scope and determine estimates for completion of the work. Modified the existing 9,000 line Conversion project plan to remove redundant effort and define processes to client satisfaction. The resulting plan was consolidated into less than 3200 tasks making it much easier to report accurate status updates and identify issues earlier.
Technologies utilized: MS Project, Office 2010, Sharepoint, Visio, Waterfall, Oracle, Toad,
Process improvement engineer
Developed and re-engineered several processes for a Reporting Delivery Group Supporting xpedx in Cincinnati Ohio. To better support their client and to develop a robust and high quality delivery system, I was asked to review their processes, redesign the ones that were flawed or inefficient, create new ones where needed, and document the processes at a detailed level. This included developing a configuration management plan and implementing version control software, Creating a “One stop” Onboarding document for new hires, creating a “Best Practices” guide for developing Crystal Reports, and developing process guides for creating/modifying reports. I also integrated a new test/QA environment to help resolve issues found by the client while reports are still under development. I led Process review sessions with team leadership and identified issues and resolutions. I also filled in on a few report modifications during my assignment. I am currently completing this assignment. I attempted to implement CMMI methodology and some form of it is still being used by the client today.
Technologies utilized: Crystal reports, Oracle, Toad, MSProject, Office 2010, Sharepoint, Visio, Business Objects
Conversion Team Lead and Project manager
Data Architect, Team Lead and Project manager for CFS Project Data Conversion team. Managed team of up to 14 data analysts and 15 ETL developers developing processes to load legacy application County Court data into the databases for new CSES and FCCMS applications. Interface with client and upper management setting priorities, delegating tasks to meet deadlines. Designing solutions based on customer and application requirements. Delivering metrics of weekly progress to ensure meeting the project plan for conversion team. Developing testing strategies and technologies to prove our conversion is acting correctly to the customer’s satisfaction. Responsible for design and access to our testing environments for ad hoc testing. Interviewed and hired new development staff. Estimated effort and assigned resources. Updated weekly team progress to project plan and updated status report which was delivered to upper management on a weekly basis. Liaison between Testing team, Training team, IT Support group and the conversion team. Conducted requirements gathering effort.
- Facilitated Joint Application Design (JAD) and other design sessions.
- Coordinated activities with client and external agencies and interface partners.
- Oversight and administration of all project administration deliverables.
- Creation, Oversight and administration of detailed work plan and dashboards. Identified and documented Risks both internal and external to the project via risk management meetings and a risk tracking application. Helped set up our project schedule determining estimates and priorities, as well as assigning/leveling resources. Responsible for release management and Change management for all conversion related code/data.
Technologies utilized: MSProject, Office 2010, Sharepoint, Visio, SQL Server 2008, .NET 2.0/3.0, TFS, vb.net, C#.net, Visual studio, CoreFTP, Erwin