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Project Management

Location:
Glendale Heights, Illinois, 60139, United States
Posted:
March 13, 2011

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Jim Sharma

**** ******** ****

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

(630) ***-**** abhq24@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

Consulting experience to CIOs of major corporations on Project Portfolio Management

(PPM) / Project Management processes and best practices for their organization.

Project management industry experience in Oil, Gas, Electronics, Manufacturing,

Mining, Energy, Insurance, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Government,

Transportation/Supply Chain Management, IT, and Media.

Over 10 years of Portfolio and Project Management experience in the area of design,

implementation of IT Technologies, Computer Networks, Software Application

Development, Infrastructure, Mergers, Migrations, and Business Process.

Over 10 years of experience with Project Budget Management, Earned Value

Management, Cost Estimating Scheduling, Cost/ Benefit Analysis, ROI, and Net Present

Values.

Over 10 years experience of successful delivery of large, complex projects and programs within a

consultancy, or a multinational organization.

Ability to lead a team in projects and to get it done on time and under budget.

Experience working with MS Project Server 2010, MS Project Server 2007, MS Project

Portfolio Server (Builder, Optimizer, Dashboard, and Efficient Frontier), SharePoint, MS

Project Professional 2007/2010, and Project Web Access.

Experience and knowledge of SDLC principles (Waterfall, RAD, Fountain, Spiral,

Iterative, Agile, Scrum, and Extreme Programming).

Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills.

Excellent mentoring, team management and leadership skills.

Able to travel 80% + in US or Internationally.

SKILLS

Project Management Microsoft Project Professional 2010/2007, Project

Server 2003/2007/2010, Portfolio Server 2007,

SharePoint 2007/2010, Planview, Clarity PPM,

Performance Point Server, PowerPoint & Visio.

Project Methodologies PMI, PMBOK, & Prince2.

Applications SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle, SQL, &

Informatica.

Education The University of Illinois

BS in Finance, 12/93

Microsoft Enterprise Project Management

University

Project Portfolio Server 2007

Flawless Consulting Seminars by Peter Block

Organizations & Training

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Member of MPUG-Global

Member of Project Management Institute (PMI)

EXPERIENCE

9/2010 to Present

RCM Technologies

Enterprise Project Management Consultant

• Implemented Project Server 2010 to Zimmer Holdings, Millipore, and Covidien.

• Designed Workflow diagrams utilizing Visio for customization.

• Gathered requirements for project portfolio management, demand lifecycle

management, project processes, security, business intelligence reports, project

web app views, resource management, training requirements, custom SharePoint

workspaces, enterprise custom fields, lookup tables, phases, and stages.

• Created Visio diagrams for project portfolio and project management processes.

• Configured enterprise custom fields, lookup tables, security, OLAP cubes, pwa

views, calendars, resource pool, Enterprise Global, task settings, enterprise project

types, workflow phases, workflow stages, project detail pages, business drivers,

and driver prioritization.

• Created customized training materials based upon Zimmer’s Workflow and

project lifecycle management process.

• Installation of project server 2010 in a production environment and creation of

project server application.

• Configured Excel services, performance point services, and secure store services

for reporting.

5/2010 to 9/2010

UMT Consulting

Senior EPM Consultant

UMT Consulting is a consulting company (Microsoft Partner of the Year 2010) that

specializes in enterprise portfolio and project management solutions to clients.

• Implemented Project Server 2010 to Winston & Strawn for a global deployment

across the entire organization.

• Utilized Solution Starters Kit to develop a custom dynamic workflow, and

Workspace Project Custom Field Web Part for project status reports.

• Lead a team of developers for Active Directory Customization of enterprise

resource fields.

• Configured enterprise custom fields, lookup tables, security, OLAP cubes, pwa

views, calendars, resource pool, Enterprise Global, task settings, enterprise project

types, workflow phases, workflow stages, project detail pages, business drivers,

and driver prioritization.

• Trained project portfolio managers and CIO on business drivers, prioritization

scores, portfolio analyses, and efficient frontier modeling.

• SharePoint project workspaces customization of web parts, lists, libraries, and

columns.

• Created custom excel 2010 reports and deployed performance point dashboards.

4/2009 to 5/2010

Senior EPM Consultant

• Implemented Enterprise Project Management Solutions and Tools to

Sony Electronics and National Fire Protection Agency.

• Designed, configured, and exceeded client expectations for enterprise project

management solutions. Implemented and/or modified system configuration to

exceed client business requirements and designed solutions (using customized as

well as out-of-the-box functionality). Utilized Best Practices for the configuration,

administration, and governance all components of the MOPS architecture.

• Provided end to end support for Project Server users. Designed detailed

configuration plans, product research and analysis, buy or make analysis, and

implementation/maintenance procedures.

• Created EPM Dashboard views leveraging Performance Point Server.

• Evaluated project and integrated master schedule data for anomalies and business

reporting value.

• Implemented Enterprise project and portfolio management solution deployment

planning and upgrades.

• Created Training materials and delivered end user training on Enterprise

project/portfolio server 2007.

• Created custom project/portfolio reporting solution (SRS) on SQL Server 2005.

• Utilized SharePoint for collaboration, document management, risks, issues, and

Project Status Reports, and custom project workflows.

• Setup Custom Enterprise fields, Lookup Tables, Generic Resources, Time & Task

Tracking, Categories, Users & Groups, Project Templates, Dashboard Views,

Security Templates, and Enterprise Global in Project Professional, Calendars,

OLAP cubes, and Project Web Access.

9/2008 to 3/2009

Catapult Systems

Senior Enterprise Project Management Consultant

Catapult Systems is a consulting company that specializes in enterprise portfolio and

project management solutions to clients.

• Implemented Enterprise Project Management Solutions and Tools to

Cook’s Children Hospital and BP.

• Utilized the five stage project lifecycle framework of Envisioning, Planning,

Developing, Stabilizing, and Deploying to implement EPM solutions to clients.

• Defined client requirements and designed project management processes.

• Installed and configured Project Server 2007 as a software tool for standardization

of projects, consistent delivery, resource utilization, time tracking, task updates,

budget costs, graphical stoplight indicators with a dashboard view were created to

provide executives early warning signals regarding schedule, and a single

repository for project documents for team members.

• Configured Custom Enterprise fields, Lookup Tables, Generic Resources, Time &

Task Tracking, Categories, Users & Groups, Project Templates, Dashboard Views,

Security Templates, and Enterprise Global in Project Professional, Calendars, and

Project Web Access.

• Integrated Outlook with Project Server 2007.

• Built the OLAP Cube and created Data Analysis Views for reports.

• Created and delivered customized training materials related to project professional, project server,

and portfolio server for end users.

• Designed, developed, and implemented project portfolio management solutions to

optimize business and financial value of investments for client companies.

• Provided Portfolio and project tracking recommendations, developed governance

processes, evaluated reporting systems, and investment data activities.

• Facilitated project prioritization, resource allocation, and project approval

decision making that support corporate business strategy.

9/2007 to 7/2008

Pcubed

Senior Enterprise Project Management Consultant

Pcubed is a global management consulting company that is a leader in portfolio, program, and project

management.

• Implemented Enterprise Project Management Solutions and Tools to

Chevron, BlueCross BlueShield, Baxter Healthcare, SAIC- Fredrick,

National Institute of Health, and National Cancer Institute.

• Designed and delivered rapid deployment of enterprise class project management solution based

around the Microsoft Project Server 2007 tool-suite. Configured the Project Server 2007

components, loaded a select group of project plans, built customized reporting, and instructed a

selected group of project managers and executives on how to manage projects.

• Consultant to CIOs and Executives for Project Management best practices that consisted of Project

Management concepts, tools and methodologies, project scheduling/planning, quality management,

risk management, change management, benchmarking, cost/benefit analysis, performance metrics

and measurements, resource/work planning, WBS, documentation, and root/cause analysis.

• Developed and refined the Analytical Hierarchy Process formula for pair wise

comparisons to Chevron for portfolio management decision making.

• Defined client requirements, designed processes, developed and managed project plans, and lead

teams to deliver services.

• Created and configured Custom Enterprise fields, Lookup Tables, Resources, Time & Task Tracking,

Categories, Users & Groups, Project Templates, and Enterprise Global in Project Professional,

Calendars, and Project Web Access.

• Built the OLAP Cube and created Data Analysis Views for reports.

• Deployed Project Portfolio Sever 2007 solution. Gathered high level requirements

templates, security, and management, defined governance workflows, developed

standardized business case templates, and utilized the Portfolio Optimizer.

7/2006 to 7/2007

AT&T

Project Manager

AT & T is the largest telecommunication company in the US and one of the largest in the

world. It is one of the World’s largest providers of IP-based communications services for

businesses, with an extensive portfolio of Virtual Private Network (VPN), backed by

innovative security.

• Project management for Managed Services with focus on a new EVPN offer to

the federal government (USPS) client, Sears Holding, and Cardinal Health.

• Implemented network solutions based upon IT security and reliability which

decreased downtime and saved the companies over $7.6 million.

• Conducted project meetings and ensured adherence to quality standards and

reviewed project deliverables. A 97.3% rate was achieved for accuracy as a result

of high standards for quality.

• Achieved a successful on-time project completion on each three projects. Each

project was completed under budget and under the time allocated.

• Directed, managed, planned, and administered the complete system lifecycle

activities for multiple projects.

• Created the project scope, determined the resources required, defined the project

schedule, assigned tasks, managed change control, created documentation, carried

out implementation, and handled the turnover to production support.

• Acted as single point of contact for all projects and participated in full lifecycle of

software development and implementation of those assigned projects.

• Took projects from original concept through final implementation.

• Interfaced with all areas affected by the project including end users, computer

services and client services.

• Developed detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and

status reports.

• Conducted project meetings and was responsible for project tracking and analysis.

• Ensured adherence to quality standards and reviewed project deliverables.

• Recommended and took action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.

• Communicated with Program Manager, Sector Director or above regarding status

of specific projects.

• Implemented initial network installation and migration of Cardinal Health

existing service environment to a new EVPN environment based upon IT security

and reliability.

• Conducted project meetings and ensured adherence to quality standards and

reviewed project deliverables.

• Updated project status, timelines and progress for managers to view via MS

Project Server.

• Managed the integration of vendor tasks and provided technical and analytical

guidance to the project team.

• Resolved time sensitive issues and conflicts to expedite and escalate the client’s

needs.

• Developed a detailed installation and migration plan for each customer site.

• Coordinated with other project managers and vendors for the delivery and

installation of hardware, software, and circuits.

• Connected and communicated with other project managers and off-shore teams

via Que Time and SharePoint as well as utilized Lotus Notes and MS Outlook

email client server.



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