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Project Manager Management

Location:
Aurora, Illinois, United States
Posted:
December 28, 2017

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Dale Collins, PMP, ITIL, MBA, MSMIS, CSM

Aurora, IL

630-***-**** ac3uba@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

An experienced PMP certified project manager with excellent leadership, organizational, communication and time management skills. Excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills. An energetic team player with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and provides coaching . Experience in managing cross-functional virtual teams and multiple projects in various stages of the SDLC using Waterfall or Agile Methodologies. Detail oriented, self-starter and excels at multitasking. Technical skills include Microsoft Office Suite, Strong Excel skills, Microsoft Project, Rally, SharePoint and Mac OS. Experience in video production and editing using Final Cut Pro Suite, Motion design and Soundpro.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AT&T (via Kelly Mitchell), Schaumburg, IL 3/2016 – 9/2017

Senior Technical Project Manager – Technology Solutions and Business Strategy

Directed all phases of the system development management lifecycle, from inception through completion for cross-application Web based IT projects using Agile and Waterfall Methodologies.

Led technology projects to successful completion, on time and within budget

Managed project financials with budgets ranges of $856K to $3.6M

Managed coordination of groups engaged in project work

Engaged cross functional teams, including offshore, supporting the implementation of the project

Developed and maintained detailed project plans and integrated schedules

Managed project deliverables to ensue they were in line with the project plan

Tracked tasks progress

Recorded and managed project issues, risks and escalated as needed

Provided weekly detailed Status summaries to executives

Deployed 4 projects on time and within budget

AT&T (via Nextgen), Hoffman Estates, IL 5/2015 – 9/2015

Senior Project Manager – Mobility & Home Solutions /Business Voice Over Internet Protocol

Directed all phases of the system development management lifecycle, from inception through completion for multiple complex Web application development IT projects using Common Cloud Platforms.

Acquired resources needed for the project and product development

Prepared and implemented detailed project plans including definition of scope, requirements, objectives resource allocation and task schedules and milestones

Held Kickoff meetings, led Weekly Project Status review meetings with representatives from all functional teams to monitor project progress (planned vs. actual) and to ensure the project remained on schedule Functional teams included; Client Representative, System Engineering, Software Development, and Testers

Managed, tracked projects budgets and completed true-ups monthly

Identified risks, developed risk mitigation strategies and communicated status and risk issues to stakeholders

Managed the day-to-day development and testing issues by working with the various stakeholders

Reported Project status to stakeholders and upper management weekly

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ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES (via GTA), Naperville, IL 7/2012 – 2/2015

Technical Project Manager – Services Network Design Integration and Operation

Managed the deployment of 4BR (4 Branch Receive) and Remote Electrical Down Tilt (RET) software features. Worked with Project Management Office and the Remote Integration Testing Center to schedule the Radio Frequency and Performance teams requested sites. Worked with PMO teams for plans to resolve open exceptions that impacted performance KPIs. Escalated issues as needed. The 4BR feature was deployed in over 9,600 sites. The RET feature was deployed in over 10,000 sites

Managed priority list of sites for Ethernet Backhaul (EBH) conversion. There were 60 performance issues resolved

Managed 4G/LTE related issues. Tracked Customer Assistance Requests (ARs)

AT&T (via Nextgen), Hoffman Estates, IL 10/2010 – 7/2012

Business and Network Solutions IT Program/Project Manager

Directed all phases of the system development management lifecycle, from inception through completion for multiple complex application development projects using the Information Technology Unified Process (ITUP) and PRISM to ensure projects were delivered on time, with high quality within budget.

Coordinated the efforts of multiple geographically diverse Cross Functional teams located in the US and internationally to complete program content based on project request

Led Weekly Project Status review meetings with representatives from all functional teams for monitoring project progress (planned vs. actual) to the ensure project remained on schedule. Functional teams included; Client Representative, System Engineering, Software Development, and Testers.

Managed, tracked projects budgets and completed true-ups monthly

Identified risks, developed risk mitigation strategies and communicated status and risk issues to stakeholders

Reported Project status to stakeholders and upper management weekly

TriZetto Group, Naperville, IL 3/2009 – 7/2010

Project Manager

Directed all phases of the healthcare IT solution projects for medium to large software application development initiatives using iterative and agile methodologies.

Prepared detailed project plans for releases

Led/Facilitated daily standup meetings

Tracked and communicated team velocity and sprint/release progress

Collaborated with Scrum Master to ensure the Burn down charts were up to date

Led/Facilitated estimation meetings and sprint planning meetings

Led weekly Project Status review meetings with representatives from all functional teams

ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Naperville, IL 6/1999 – 9/2008

Product Line Program/Project Manager

Directed all phases of the software development management lifecycle, from inception through completion for multiple complex TDMA/CDMA/3G software and infrastructure projects using Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards to ensure projects were delivered on time, with high quality within budget.

Coordinated the efforts of multiple geographically diverse Cross Functional teams located in the US and internationally to complete program content based on project request

Led weekly Project Status review meetings with representatives from all functional teams Prepared detailed project plans based on the work breakdown structure (WBS)

Reported Project status to stakeholders and upper management weekly

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Naperville, IL 4/1990 – 6/1999

Application Bring-up Engineer/Tester

Acting Application Bring-up (ABU) Technical Manager – Coached and mentored a team of 13 people (7/96-9/96 & 12/97-6/98) responsible for installing new application software in a lab environment using one-on-one sessions, Performance Appraisal Record reviews, focused feedback to match the strengths and needs of the group. Collaborated with the 2 other bring-up managers and application group members to set the direction and responsibilities of the group.

EDUCATION

MBA, Marketing, North Central College, Naperville, IL

MS, Management Information Systems, North Central College, Naperville, IL

BS, Computer Information Systems, DeVry Tech, Lombard, IL

Agile Certified ScrumMaster, MicroTrain, Lombard, IL

Business Analysis Fundamentals, MicroTrain, Lombard, IL

ITILv3 Foundation (Syllabus update 2011) Certificate, MicroTrain, Lombard, IL

Microsoft SharePoint Foundations Level 1&2, MicroTrain, Lombard, IL

Microsoft Project 2010 Level 1&2, MicroTrain, Lombard, IL

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 2.0(Certification exam pending), MicroTrain, Lombard, IL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Licenses: Life, Securities (Series 6 & 63), Variable Annuity and Certified TV Producer



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