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Project Management

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
August 30, 2017

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Slava Nozhnik, PMP, CSM

(816) ***-**** Kansas City, MO

“…an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

Executive Summary

PMP Certified Project Manager with over 10 years of experience in the Financial Services and Healthcare industries; Expert at navigating political landscape in the matrix organization to drive projects from ideation to successful delivery; Specialize in implementing best of breed vendor systems and in-house development; Exceptional interpersonal skills to build long-lasting relationships with Business and IT partners to lead strategic business transformation initiatives.

Business Knowledge

Financial Services, Mutual Funds, Financial Reporting

Private Wealth Management, Customer Relationship Management

Business Workflows, Data Warehouse, ODS, Data Entitlements and Security

Healthcare, HIPAA Compliance, Claims Processing, Claim POS

Project Management

Tools: MS Project, Clarity, SharePoint, JIRA, Power Point, Excel, Magic

Skills: PMP Certified; Consensus Building, Estimating, Project Planning, Project Risk Management, Status Reporting, Vendor Management, Leadership, Analytical, and Problem-solving

SDLC: Agile, Scrum, Certified Scrum Master, Waterfall, PMO

Documentation: Project Proposal, Budget and Duration estimates, Statement of Work, Effort-based Plan in MS Project, Project Risk Management Plan, Vendor Management Plan, Test Plan, Change Management, and Deployment Plan


07/2009 -06/2016

DST Systems Inc. / Argus Health Systems, Kansas City, MO

Project Manager,

Agile Projects 2014 - 2016

Automated Claim Purge Process periodically purged claims from Reporting DWH freeing 20% of the disk space and improved overall DB response time by 50%.

Customer Billing System accurately and timely generates Executive Reports, Customer Invoices, and Customer Statements. The project analyzed, redesigned, internally implemented, tested all billing algorithms, new reports/statements design and resulted in ROI of $3.5MM from increased revenue and new IT efficiencies.

Ensured development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, transparency and consistent delivery

Promoted Agile SDLC methodology by educating and mentoring team members

Chaired Project Risk Assessment meeting and managed mitigation of project risks

Planned project by identifying team’s Time Box, dependencies and constraints

Worked closely with Product Owner to develop and report on the Product Roadmap

Developed and reported Project Velocity and burn-down charts to stakeholders

Facilitated Retrospective Sprint meetings, conducted Sprint Goals Reviews

Coordinated deliverables and interdependencies with external teams

Tracked and communicated team velocity and sprint/release progress

Contributed to the development of organizational team standards and best practices

Waterfall Projects - 2009 – 2016

Sharelot Integration with Salesconnect allowed fund sponsors to understand advisers investing profile.

IRA Mailing Maximizer for T. Row Price identified IRA participants that did not meet their maximum allowed annual contribution limits for a given year to generate mailing to encourage maximizing their retirement investment.

Cigna UAT Environment Implementation allowed Cigna to load customer data and conduct independent testing. 12 month / $4 MM project created interrelated Operational Data Store, Reporting DWH and Mainframe environments. DST secured a very valuable customer that paid for the project and for its utilization.

Off-Shore Development Environment Implementation ensured compliance with HIPAA regulations that prohibit non-US based personal, including development and testing to have access to any part of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Managed projects through classical Waterfall SDLC

Developed Project Charters to establish guidelines for communication and tools

Identified and managed project risks by conducting Risk Assessment sessions

Created a Work breakdown structures and resource estimates for all projects

Developed and maintained Project Plans in MS Project

Instituted a Change Management process to organize code builds in QA and UAT

Provided client and senior leadership with regular project status reports

Served as a liaison between internal and external technical and non-technical teams

07/1999 -06/2009

DST Systems Inc., Kansas City, MO

Sr. Software Developer / DB Administrator, Financial Services IT

TA2000 Mutual Funds Processing System

Collaborated with project stakeholders, business analysts as a System SME

Provided technical design, implementation, testing and production support

Education / Certifications


Scrum Alliance, Kansas City, MO

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) # 677250


Project Management Institute, Kansas City, MO

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) # 2036713


New Horizons, Kansas City, MO

Agile Methodologies

PMP Certification Preparation Program

Atlassian SDLC Management Toolchain

09/2004- 12/2015

DST Internal Training, Kansas City, MO

Project Management, Project Risk Management

Business Analysis, Requirements and Stakeholder Management

Organizational Behavior, Conflict Resolutions

Financial Markets and Investment Strategies

HIPAA Compliance annual certification.

Claim Life Cycle

Prescription Benefits Analysis

09/1989 -06/1994

Tashkent State Polytechnic Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

M.S. in Economics and Engineering

B.S. in Economics and Engineering

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