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Project Manager

Location:
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Posted:
May 19, 2017
Email:
ac0d33@r.postjobfree.com

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STELLA .S. IHENACHO

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*** ******** **** *** ************* Georgia, 30043 404 *** **** ac0d33@r.postjobfree.com PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Over 7 years’ Experience in Project/Program management with a track record in leading technical teams within dynamic environments: Taking technical programs from concept to implementation within a high degree of quality, budget and schedule. Motivated, energetic, hard-working, able to come up to speed quickly on new applications and environments.

Leader with a unique combination of leadership, business, and technical expertise with problem analysis, defining goals and objectives, process change, implementation and with effective communication skills at 0all levels of the organization.

Demonstrated ability managing offshore and onshore teams, budgets and schedules, detailed project estimation and planning, earned value management, risk management.

Resourceful, creative problem-solver with proven aptitude to analyze and translate complex customer requirements and business problems and design/implement innovative custom solutions.

Proven ability to interface and coordinate with cross functional teams and cultures, analyze existing systems, wants and needs, design and implement database solutions

Established team specific Business-IT engagement and delivery models. Led and managed business, technical and functional team deliverables, plans, risks, quality and processes. Worked with specific functional business units in scope analysis, budget planning, activity estimation, staffing and training.

Defined Enterprise Reporting Strategy that enables an end-to-end approach for gathering reporting requirements, report design and creation, user adoption and training, security, distribution, and presentation.

Experience of handling Projects from USD 200k to USD 20 Million

I have the experience of handling Projects with varied challenges on Requirements, UI Testing, Development and Integration.

SQL E-Business: Managed Implementations, Upgrades, Migrations & Production support programs

Biggest Team Size Handled – 150

Experienced with Microsoft Office Tools (Project, Word, Excel, Power Point), Agile/SCRUM.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROGRAM MANAGER, April 2014 – Present

SpacePointe

Lead all phases of Information management projects, from concept through deployment, including need assessment, system requirements determination, planning, scoping, scheduling, budgeting, development, testing and implementation;

Responsible for overseeing the launch, test, verification and upgrade of various projects to existing product lines such as new features on Retail websites, App development, mobile software platforms etc;

Managed the day-to-day technical direction and management of 25 - 40 engineers, business analysis, quality control and network personnel;

Managed onshore and offshore teams in Africa, Asia, and North America- Project Coordination and Communication Plan execution for delivery teams

Currently managing two projects: One is the design, testing and implementation of PointePay- a mobile POS system with business management features- the first of its kind in Africa. This Mobile POS is implemented on the device of about 2000+ vendors across Africa and Asia. This application is a one stop shop for business owners to manage inventory, fulfilment, employee, reward system and process payments;

My second project is managing PointeMart- an online retail market place- implementing updates, new features, process mapping and releases.

Researched and developed inter developmental projects increasing customer acquisition and the overall sales margin of the company by 70%;

Liaison between Technical Team, User Group, Client Manager and our Management;

Giving Architecture design, technical and documentation approach to Teams;

Responsible for regular delivery reviews and oversight of engagements that have financial business processes as critical components;

Ensuring delivery compliance & delivery metrics related to On time delivery, defect density, utilization, operational standards, etc;

Mix of the following activities, mentoring, solution architecting, business pursuit, operations, and delivery management;

Participate in monthly review calls with customers along with delivery managers and engagement team;

Involved in all kinds of Organization wide initiatives related to delivery excellence, resource retention, career development framework and margin improvement;

Performed business analysis: elicited information, defined scope, documented requirements, assessed risks, developed software design specifications, and managed UAT;

Managed local programs including: segregation of duties between development and production; implementation of best practices and improvement processes: clean code principles, pair programming, and test-driven development;

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PROJECT MANAGER, January 2012 – March 2014

London School of Business and Finance

Responsible for delivery of strategic, cross-departmental projects within time, cost, scope, quality defined boundaries and document generation; Duties included: leadership across cross-functional teams, new product development, establish development and process methodologies, and collaborate with the sales and marketing teams for product development;

Implementing and executing marketing and business development projects and Managing business developers in ensuring they attain their sales target;

Managed onshore and offshore teams in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Managed strategic global and local programs; Provide leadership to multiple teams and follow-up with team leaders to regularly review issues and monitor progress on assigned projects.

Performed business analysis: elicited information, defined scope, documented requirements, assessed risks, developed project design specifications, and managed UAT.

Creating training and developing programs to enhance process and product knowledge;

Provided detailed project estimation and planning;

Risk analysis and mitigation plans;

Developed the client relationship, made numerous technical presentations, analyzed business systems and customer integration needs; consulted with customer's technical teams to determine effective and workable business solutions;

Performed test demonstrations, management of test group, generation of test documentation to be delivered to customers;

Organised Performance appraisals, launched personal development plans and Training Need Analysis;

Evaluating performance of stakeholders- independent educational agents and academic institutions;

Collaborating with a wide range of ‘Shared Services’: Admissions, Administration, Techsupport, International, Sales and Marketing departments;

Maintaining required UKBA benchmark on our products- training and weekly reports;

Handling all Human Resource matters for the international development department- Europe, Asia and Africa;

BRANCH MANAGER, August 2011 – January 2012

CORAL – London, UK

Lead in implementing/applying standard processes, change management, risk management, issue management, quality assurance, estimate variances and project communications;

Acquiring and collaboration of new projects and ventures with other company branches;

Organising and administration of day to day activities to ensure smooth running of operations;

Developing new business opportunities and maximising merchandising within the branch;

Ensuring all transactions is processed swiftly and efficiently;

Responsible for key critical path deliverables, projected timeline, key accomplishments, key decisions and impacts, resource impacts and dependencies, risks and issues, activities dashboard, key open design decision review;

Developed multiple project plans, communication plans, presentations and reports;

Ensured that projects satisfy all required policy, audit, financial and technology guidelines;

Actively promoting cross selling opportunities;

Managing various clients’ accounts and the point of contact between clients and company; STELLA .S. IHENACHO

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OPERATIONS MANAGER, October 2010 – March 2011

National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs’ (NACUE) - London, UK

Organised, participated and administered education fairs, boot camps and start ups events;

Developed, nurtured and maintained effective relationships with key speakers;

Increased membership by managing social networking and marketing sites;

Identified staff training needs and developed suitable training schemes;

Recruitment, selection and vetting of new employees;

Lead and managed business, technical and functional team deliverables, plans, risks, quality and processes;

Worked with specific functional business units in scope analysis, budget planning, activity estimation, staffing and training;

Single-handedly created a HR structure and effectively recruited and selected assets into company;

Lead all phases of Information management projects, from concept through deployment, including needs assessment, system requirements determination, planning, scoping, scheduling, budgeting, development, testing and implementation;

Transformed key business metrics to a process and database design technology solution that promotes a consistent and easy to use data analysis and reporting;

Developed systems and work flows that increased productivity of the department by 80%. PROJECT COORDINATOR, October 2009 – October 2010

TASMAC London School of Business – London, UK

Involved in brand awareness in Africa through a scheme of innovative scholarships;

Seeking out Trans National Education (TNE) opportunities in East, West and Central Africa

Recruitment and selection of quality agents in Africa ;

Communicating with agents and students to coordinate overall marketing effort in accordance with corporate goals;

Managed coordination across multiple stakeholders from both IT and Business to ensure project objectives are met. Balanced schedule, scope and budget within the program and re-negotiated with sponsor as needed;

Transformed key business metrics to a process and database design technology solution that promotes a consistent and easy to use data analysis and reporting;

Created Project Prioritization Process, Resource Allocation/Management Matrix, Budget Tracking templates;

Effectively communicated Project Status via weekly and monthly reports to stakeholders and executives including updates to Project Timelines, Scope and updated Mitigation Strategies;

Work with End User Business Community, Architects and Various Team Managers to define enterprise strategic roadmap and framework that enables an end-to-end approach for organizations data capture and reporting need through Use Cases, User Stories and Business Process Models;

Project life cycle - from analysis to production implementation, with emphasis on identifying the source and source data validation, developing particular logic and transformation as per the requirement and creating mappings and loading the data into different targets;

Helped track project staff, determine project tasks, establish timelines, establish estimates-to-complete, prepared and communicated project statuses, identified and responded to risks and issues and managed change requests;

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EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

MBA, October 2009 – February 2011 Cardiff University, Wales, UK Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, October 2005 – July 2009 Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria



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