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IT Project Management, Project Finance Management, Process Improvement

Location:
San Diego, California, 92131, United States
Posted:
May 19, 2017
Email:
ac0d73@r.postjobfree.com

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Paul Sbardella

858-***-**** ac0d73@r.postjobfree.com

Comprehensive understanding of financial constraints in the business environment. Strong leadership skills, advanced perspective of business processes and systems ensuring reliable execution of responsibilities.

Proven track record of delivering affordable and innovative solutions to achieve company’s objectives.

Excels in prioritizing spending to meet business objectives and developing solutions that improve efficiency.

Professional with strong experience in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) evaluating software products along with providing effective systems planning, process standardization, software design and development.

Experienced utilizing Agile, Waterfall, Stage Gate Review and Enterprise Unified Process methodologies.

Areas of Expertise Include:

• Project Management • Systems Implementation • Process Improvement

• Client Needs Assessment • Application Development • Risk Management

• Business Analyst • End-User Adoption • Budget Oversight /Cost Analysis

Certified: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL Foundations, Enterprise Architecture, Scrum Fundamentals

Southern Illinois University, Occupational Education – National Dean’s List

Professional Courses - PMP Certification, APICS, Change Management, Creative Problem Solving

Advanced Excel, Project, Visio, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Cognos, SharePoint, VBA, SQL

• 2013-2017 Freelance Work and Professional Training

•Account management to ensure delivery of services meeting client expectations per SOW

•Developed Excel templates; Interactive Dashboards, B&P Pricing Models, Financial Metrics, Software Mgt

•PMP Preparation, Lean Six Sigma, ITIL Foundations, Scrum Fundamentals, Change Management

• 2012-2013 Structure Networks, Tustin, California

ITSM Service Delivery Advisor: Contract employment to Sempra Energy SDG&E. Responsible that operational needs are addressed in a timely and professional manner. Primary escalation point for all service delivery issues. Provide direction and support for delivering an impeccable level of service to employees.

•Continual improvement of the IT services, processes and capabilities service assets supported.

•Translate business needs into requirements, process development, and enhancements.

•Conduct research to determine process flaw/root cause and report to management.

•Guided team activities to ensure services are delivered in a timely and agreed upon manner to meet company business and service delivery objectives.

•Increased compliance of service delivery KPIs and service level agreements (SLAs).

•Monitor and report on department metrics, assuring that target goals are being achieved.

•Ensure knowledge documents are created and maintained in support of service delivery offerings.

Major contributor in provider selection for Service Desk, Desk-Side Support and Cross Functional Services, including Statement of Work (SOW) development.

• 1997-2011 Alliant Techsystems, San Diego, California

IT Project Manager: Responsible for leading a group of talented IT professionals across six locations. Responsible for oversight and direction of the ERP environment including solution analysis, design, implementation, integration and system maintenance. Responsible to ensure process and controls are defined and executed to achieve Sarbanes–Oxley (Sarbox or SOX) compliance goals.

•Implementation of the Deltek Costpoint ERP system in six locations across three states.

100% on time, 9.4% under budget of $8.9M.

•Provided effective systems planning, process standardization, software design and development.

•Established business system processes and methodologies that are robust, reliable and scalable.

•Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and evaluating software products.

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•Identified and mitigated un-optimized pain points of IT organization, processes and infrastructure.

•Developed a unified change control management system.

•Directed all phases of multiple Enterprise Application Development projects including charter development, scope planning and definition, project execution, monitoring and cost control.

•Utilized Agile, Waterfall, Stage Gate Review and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies.

•Integrated change-management psychology into program design and decision making.

•Created an optimized “Virtually Centralized” IT organization, resulting in a cost reduction.

17% under budget of $8.1M.

Overcome inefficiencies of centralized or decentralized organization, capturing benefits of each.

Promoted group cohesion and the sharing of knowledge.

Elimination of most single points of failure and increase quality of IT services.

•Guided, design and implementation of SharePoint centered repository.

•Delivered multi-location applications using common operating instructions in a scalable installation.

•Partnered with leadership and functional owners to analyze business requirements and develop solutions to achieve system enhancements.

•Collaborated with functional subject matter experts conducting value stream mapping, analyzing gaps in business processes and formulated best practices continuous improvement activities.

•Development of functional area Organization Operating Instructions (OOIs) and process flows

•Interfaced with all levels of the organization to identify opportunities and execute real-time solutions

•Developed and supervised strategic improvement project teams providing best value and effective mission critical solutions. Delivered cross-functional improvements valued at $3.5M

•Developed, implemented comprehensive processes, architecture principles and governance structure.

•Chaired the Change Control Board.

•Simplified accountability and control over the management of projects, processes, resources & costs.

Project Finance Manager: Managed a financial team performing project financial statement analysis, variance analysis and financial forecasting for over 140 active projects. Developed and delivered presentations on analysis results and recommendations to senior management.

•Designed, developed and implemented solutions, allowing for improved and more accurate reporting

•Extract, validate, analyze and interpret financial data for the purpose of determining performance

•Established performance metrics to determine effectiveness: stakeholder satisfaction, schedule, cost

•Presented corporate EACs, Program Reviews and Fiscal Period Forecasting (month, quarter, year)

•Established business system processes and methodologies that are robust, reliable and scalable

•Developed financial functional area process flows and operating work instructions

•Streamline operations to decrease cost, improve operational efficiency and improved profitability

•Simplified accountability and control over the management of projects, processes, resources & costs

•Interfaced with all levels of the organization to identify opportunities and execute real-time solutions

•Developed and managed timely project origination, monitoring and closeout procedures

•Improved location forecasting and planning accuracy and reduced month-end project costing procedures from ten business days to less than two business days

•Established tactical and strategic financial planning and strategies with business teams

• 1996-1997 Neostyle Corporation, San Diego, California

Distribution Manager Managed all facets of distribution operations - receiving, inventory control, order fulfillment and shipping.

• 1994-1996 Norris Communications Inc., Poway California

Purchasing And Materials Manager. Managed of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, warehouse, production conversion and shipping. Utilized integrated demand management of long-run trends to deliver optimal output including changes in seasonal shifts.

• Veteran, United States Navy - Submarine Service, Secret and Top Secret clearance (lapsed)



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