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Project Manager

Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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January 03, 2018

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From: Mr. Syed Qaiser Yusuf Jan **, ****

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

Sugar Land, TX 77479-8917

Mobile: (314) ***-****,

Citizenship USA Clearance DOD “SECRET” inactive

To: Modis

Attn: Director, Human Resources

1225 North Loop W., Suite 127

Houston, TX 77008

Dear Crystal Kindred,

Attached please find my resume for the job opening of a Houston, TX 77001

Agile Project Manager Job Code: NA in your organization as advertised.

I would like to meet with you to discuss my qualifications in more detail. You may contact me at my (314) ***-**** to schedule a meeting or if you have any questions’.


Syed Qaiser Yusuf


Extensive functional and technical experience -- Lead software, hardware, middle ware, system’s security engineers working in information systems environments in international environments along with a strong application/product development background with full lifecycle SDLC.

Experience include development global applications, support, analysis, deployment, testing & integration, RAD (Rapid Application Development) and DRP (Disaster Recovery Planning) sessions. Aligned teams using Agile development and Scrum processes, conducted workshop such as JAD (Joint Application Development) with Enterprise vision strategy, roadmap, and architecture.

Project Manager Application - Lead and manage key business transformational projects through the understanding of key business processes and provide mechanisms for process optimization/improvement. Coordinate, support, and assist all aspects of a project from original concept through to project closure, ensure governance process adherence, and stakeholder management. IT Project Manager Applications develop project budgets and business cases and ensure that key quality metrics are met.

Responsible for the execution of information technology projects based on the Program Management Office established framework.

Scrum Master led key projects through an Agile Software Development Life Cycle. Coordinate multiple project plans and assignments, direct and monitor work efforts on a daily basis, identify resource needs, and escalate functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.

Managed 137 engineers, analysts at the tone of $190 Million for US (Air Force) project.


Program/Agile Project Manager

Manager, IT Infrastructure

QA, Testing & Integration


Agile/Scrum Master

DOD Experience

US Air Force Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) & Global Transportation (GTN)

US Artillery Air Defense, Air Simulation (GSS & GSA)

US Army Infantry Battle Management

McDonnell Douglas Tactical Aircraft Mission Planning (TAMPS)

US Navy V-22 Osprey

Technical Skills

Data Base Systems: Oracle 9i Developer, Oracle Forms, A/P, G/L, Teradata, DB2, VSAM, IDMS, FOCUS, B-treive, Supra and MS Access

Middleware: XML, EAI, J2EE, EJB, UML, Web Logic, DML, EDI, XML, Java and .Net

ETL: Ab Initio GDE 1.15 & Operating system 2.14, Power Center Informatica 6, 7x, Ardent Data and Data Stage, SAS

System Design: Visio

Methodologies: Brady Botch, Rational Rose, Unified Process and Agile

Project Management: MS Project and MethodM

Web & GUI Development: ASP, Visual Basic, MS Front Page, Consolidations, Connectors, EAI, BPM (workflow) Tools, B2B Integration

Languages: Java, HTML, Teradata V2R5, Teradata E-Business, Micro Strategy 7.1.5 - 7.2.2 Intelligent

Object Oriented Languages : VB, C++, or C#, and .Net

Operating Systems: NT, UNIX, Windows 2000, 3.11, MVS/XA, Open VMS, DCL, JCL, Novel, SUSE Linux 64 bit used for SAP HANA

BI Reporting : Business Objects, Hyperion, Cognos and SAS

Office Automation: Microsoft Office, Lotus Smart Suite

Business Objects: Broadcast Agent

Infrastructure: Redesign

Proficient: Metadata tools, OLAP tools such as Micro Strategy, Hyperion, Brio, SAS, data modeling tools such as Erwin, Data Architect, Oracle Designer

Tools/Software: Teradata V2R5 RDBMS, (Winn-DDI, Manager, Query, Priority Scheduler, BTEQ), SQL, PL/SQL, BTEQ, MS Office Suite, AS/SET Case Tool, Air Simulation (GSS/GSA), Freight Liner/Fleet Asset, Motor Freight Software, Change Configuration Control/Native, DMDB, Strategies for VAX/VMS, ADS/O, Data Validation Revenue Assurance (DVRA), SAP (BODS, 3.2, 4.0, HANA 1.2 SP 04), Waterfall/Agile/Scrum Master, Risk Management

Industries: Utility, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Consumer Packaged Goods, Information Technologies, Chemical, Transportation, Auto Leasing, Manufacturing, Mining and Defense.

Certifications Data Processing; Mountain State Institute of Technology; Phoenix, AZ

Education Bachelor of Science – (Physics & Mathematics)


Agile Project Manager; HP

06/2011 - Till date, Houston, TX

Job Description

Manage one or more highly complex or enterprise-wide IT project/program consisting of multiple projects.

Plan, execute, and finalize a portfolio of projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. Define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

Deliver all projects contained in the IT project portfolio on time, within budget and met the strategic and business requirements.

Accountable for the success of assigned projects and programs. Work across all levels of the HP organization to successfully lead cross-functional teams in delivering enterprise initiatives. Primary duties include project/program initiation, planning, business analysis, execution, oversight, and deployment.

Additional responsibilities include leading organizational change management efforts, proactively managing project risks and issues, obtaining and maintaining stakeholder support, developing project documentation, and mentoring junior e-PMO team members.

Track key project milestones and recommended adjustments to Project Managers. Partnered with senior leadership of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise.

Supervise 14 concurrent projects, 50 developers, 10 test engineers offshore/onshore at diversified locations

Job Accomplishments

As Agile Project Manager lead, managed and directed all or part of a project through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible).

Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects, oversaw all aspects of projects.

Coordinated IT and business projects through to completion; including project planning, managing risk and issues, status reporting to all stakeholders, controlling scope and escalation.

As Agile PM maintained overall project momentum by monitoring project accomplishments, quickly addressing issues, and by driving the project forward to key milestones.

Managed different types of projects including software delivery projects, infrastructure projects, with both internal and vendor resources.

Led major multi-faceted, multi-vendor, multi-discipline projects that required considerable knowledge of the business. In some cases, the performed as subject matter expert for the solution. These projects had multiple project managers who were managed by the PM.

Major Accountabilities:

Created and executed project work plans and revised as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

Worked with resource managers to ensure that resource needs were defined and the appropriate resources were estimated and assigned to project tasks.

Created a project estimated spent during the envisioning phase (including internal and external effort) by working with various project stakeholders to create rough order of magnitude effort estimates, external spent estimates as appropriate.

Responsible for directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identified resource needs, performed quality review; and escalated functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.

Tracked key project milestones and adjusted project plans and resources to meet the needs of customers.

Coordinated communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacted the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being managed. Assisted in partnering with senior management of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise.

Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques.

Managed one or more cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity.

Created and administered the project budget which included both hours and dollar estimates and tracked actual vs. budget results throughout the project lifecycle. Notified the appropriate parties when consequential variances were identified.

Managed all day-to- day operational aspects of a project including: scope, schedule, budget, communications, risk management, and issue management.

Effectively applied project management methodologies and tools to all projects and enforces project standards.

Worked with the delivery team and the testing team to ensure that any product/project delivered into production was as bug free as possible.

Conducted project review meetings as necessary that included a meeting agenda, meeting minutes and an action item list with individual assignments and commitment dates.

Minimized exposure and risk on any project.

Conducted end of project follow up reviews to ensure that project value was realized.

Kept abreast of trends in the field of project management best practices through training, attendance at

conferences and trade publication read and incorporated those practices into as appropriate.

Maintained vendor relationships as appropriate.

Reviewed vendor contracts and held vendors accountable for delivery.

Became the product manager post implementation based on being the subject matter expert on the


Sr. Scrum Master

Worked closely with product owner and team members to decompose stories, design features, and prioritized tasks.

Ensured the coordination of individual team deliverables were synchronized as necessary to achieve product releases. Accepted user stories into the current product, ensured that all user stories met established acceptance criteria, which each story has passed acceptance testing and that operational readiness activities have been completed and accounted for.

Met periodically with onshore and offshore developers to review and improve processes, communications and documentation.

Coordinated and completed assigned activities of Host Air and Air Connectivity project to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.

Managed day-to-day scrum activities and influenced team members to leverage, follow and supported agile software development practices. Empowered the team to self-organize.

Fostered qualities of high performing teams.

Facilitated team discussion and conflict resolution.

Identified and removed impediment’s, prevent distractions. Built, groomed and maintained the team’s product backlog.

Identified gaps/risks early and established mitigation plans.

Organized and facilitated Scrum ceremonies, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum related meetings. Served as liaison between technical and non-technical departments.

Reviewed and prioritized the backlog in preparation for sprint planning; provided the team with user story details and priorities during sprint planning and gave final approval on sprint plans. Assisted Product Owner, as needed, with backlog maintenance and grooming.

Managed monthly capitalization processes and change management processes. Assisted Product Owner in planning, change management and risk management.


Thorough understanding of team dynamics capability to de-escalate tense situations, increase transparency and self-improvement

Facilitating and leading scrum ceremonies. Experience as a Scrum Master working with one or preferably multiple teams. Good understanding of Architecture and Development Standards and Guidelines

Independently plans own work and is accountable to meet schedules and deliverables

Experienced managing multiple priorities in a dynamic, geographically dispersed environment. Experience with scrum tools including Jira (or similar tool), Release Burn-ups, burn-downs, etc.

Proficient mentoring other scrum masters and team members to more effective agile processes. Self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

Job Technologies

MS Office, Security Infrastructure (PKI, VPN), XML Message oriented middle ware and EAI enterprise application integration, Java (J2EE, EJB), UML (Rational Rose) Web Logic, HTML, Internet protocols (TCP/IP, SMTP), CRM, Teradata Warehouse V2R5 RDBMS, RAS, SAN, and IBM.

Development technologies: C#, VB.NET, .NET Framework 3.5+, ASP.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), SQL/T-SQL, SQL Server 2005+, JavaScript/AJAX/JASON, HTML, ExJS, JQuery, and JavaScript library. Agile/Scrum methodology, Jira, Rally, SAFe, rapid application development techniques, knowledge of Rational Team Concert (RTC).

PM, Program Manager; WellPoint

06/2008 - 6/2011 Denver, CO

Job Description

Manage Practice and projects, acquire new client’s, projects, provided leadership for a re-engineering, enterprise infrastructure, integration and migrate core business applications to Data Warehouse, including n-tier architecture solution, resolving the current Global Transportation (GTN) problem/enhancements under the banner of GTN21 program with 137 engineers and a budget of $190+ Million for US (Air Force).

Job Accomplishments

Provided Data Warehouse Program management and Project planning, Project Management at WellPoint (Dental Data Warehouse billing application) and on Debit side and Fraud Prevention data warehouse at MasterCard.

Created the architecture briefing in hardware, software, security, COTS/GOTS interoperable and configuration management data warehouse solution with multiple scenarios for US Air Force on the GTN21 program, used the best of the brood, cutting edge, robust, and scalable technology that can be used in future.

Directed and coordinated activities of implementation and carrying out objectives of a program.

Ensured that the design, scope and high level estimates for client solutions were appropriate and strategic.

Management, included development, implementation and evaluation program policies, procedures and standards. Evaluated information concerning customers’ conceptual needs and estimated and coordinated program activities and associated costs.

Responsible for day-to-day operational management of all activities and functions in the designated program area within the Information.

Ensured projects were staffed appropriately.

Developed and monitored program budgets, provided technical advice and/or oversight to staff or other departments related to respective programs. Led Lessons Learnt and Root Cause Analysis efforts.

Determined program service levels and enhancements.

Reviewed / approved weekly timesheets in a timely fashion. Ensured timely reporting and approval of billing was in place.

Relied on experience and judgment to plan and accomplished goals.

Provided overall leadership, direction and advice to the project teams. Accepted responsibility for problems escalated from the team members.

Attended Technical Steering Committee to present new solution designs.

Implemented program management standards to ensure client satisfaction. Provided to Sales initial design and scope document and high level estimates.

Approved project deliverables, changes to project scope, schedule, and staffing hours. Reported on activities of the program, via various documents and program review meetings.

Ensured program was staffed appropriately to deliver expected results and to meet client SLAs.

Initiated measures to maintain and improve client satisfaction according to company guidelines.

Project Manager; NCR Teradata

9/2005 - 6/2008 O’Fallon, IL

Job Description

Manage all activities associated with the development of an Enterprise Data Warehouse.

Oversee development database conversion from legacy systems to Oracle and to NCR Teradata for US Army Logistics, Cingular Wireless Decision Support System Data (DSS), ROLAP/OLAP, CRM Warehouse and Lucent Technologies Financial Data Warehouse which saved over $2 Billion over 6 months period.

Job Accomplishments

Reduced overall Operating expenses by over $1Million P/A.

Worked as a Functional PM, managed the timeframe of projects.

Significantly improved overall Customer Satisfaction rates as measured by reductions in Trouble Tickets and Service Quality surveys.

Led USPS Mail Operation and Finance Portfolios for contract employees, made sure all the projects are ready in-terms of procurement, remediation, and integration testing, CM, QA, SAN and created Data Marts through Erwin for Data Warehousing.

Initiated a Unix/Oracle based mail tracking application initiative that acted as the focal point for subsequent enhancements that included full real-time integration into the internal Global Settlement and Claims & Adjustments process, ETL Based interfaces into numerous external Claims & Adjustments systems, Intranet based electronic delivery of Global Financial Settlement Reporting and Global Business access to parameter driven and customizable real-time MIS Reporting.

Delivered mail tracking application, and a data warehouse capable of supporting analysis for Sales, Marketing, Finished Goods Inventory, Market Development Funds, Customer P&L, and Production Planning.

Generated over $500K P/A in additional income through better Cash Management capabilities.

Consultant, Core Technology; Tapestry Computing

8/2003 - 9/2005 St. Louis, MO

Job Description

Manage the Technology Center and guide the team in directing business towards the new technology trends through identifying and establishing strategic objectives.

Job Accomplishments

Improved the accuracy and reliability of complex Customer Billing leading to more timely Customer remittances.

Managed over 20 large projects at client locations throughout the mid-west region with responsibility for all technical decisions, fostering client relationships and directed the efforts of the on-site Tapestry consultant teams.

Built an initial project plan, estimated work effort, gathered business requirements and designed a technical architecture, risk management, issue management, tool selection, dimensional modeling, and built a metadata strategy.

Led the on-going training and education of consultants through innovative use of various training methods including technical workshops, round-table discussions, boot camps and formal classes.

At Hallmark through a consolidated architecture that included Database, Sy-Base Triggers and MQ-Series components, created a fully integrated Operational and ERP/CRM based Product/Service delivery infrastructure that Reduced Operating expenses by over $600K P/A and decreased Customer Billing cycles by 3 weeks.

Project Manager, Senior Consultant; Oracle Corporation

9/2000 - 8/2003 St. Louis, MO

Job Description

Oversee projects for various Industries, create, manage, test, and running the databases.

Develop applications to validate potential client (s) for Oracle Corporation.

Job Accomplishments

Implemented and supported databases for Hallmark retail stores.

Created application for Oracle Corporation to qualify potential clients for business.

Led Application analysis, design and development of Oracle Forms 4.5 and Reports 2.5.

Programmed Trucking applications and provided performance tuning of the Oracle database.

Performed review of various sub-projects to determine the overall project status and made recommendations.

Trained client site managers on project planning and control, risk management, status reporting, issue management, estimating and change management. As a team leader, installed and maintained the databases.

Led reviews, meetings, and briefings, ensured adherence to configuration management procedures, CM and QA.

Primary technical system architect, provided application support and development of data models for the Information Technology Department of the Energy Group’s Power Division.

Led procurement's business processes including Supplier Management, Supplier Sourcing, Contract development and maintenance, electronic catalogs, transaction processing and payments, including those settled via P-Card, data reporting and analysis and Data Warehousing project, disaster recovery for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) in merging the sub-gas companies databases 6 Tera Bytes.

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