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IT Project Manager

Rockville, Maryland, United States
April 04, 2018

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Elese G. Lupuloff, PMP

***** **** ***** ***, *********, MD 20850


Highly organized project manager with over 14 years of success leading large-scale, multi-team projects from inception to completion and post-implementation support in public and private organizations across diverse industries, including consumer products, life sciences, utilities, federal and county government. Consistently achieve project goals and objectives within time and funding parameters. Collaborative leader of project teams; demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with internal and external project stakeholders at all levels, across functions, onsite and offshore. Background in programming and business analysis.


•Successfully delivered eleven full lifecycle projects

•Developed and maintained project plans, schedules, funding, and provided teams with project leadership for projects ranging from small deployments (< 3 team members, ~ $ 50K) to large deployments (> 65 team members, ~ $ 15M).

•Demonstrated ability to provide meaningful project metrics, status and reporting to management

•Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and across functions, including finance, procurement, supply chain, sales and compliance


MS Office 365 • MS Office Suite • MS SharePoint • MS Project • Adobe Acrobat • MS Project Server with PWA (Project Web Access) • MS Visio • Skype for Business • Plainview Enterprise • Clarity • HP ALM • HP Quality Center • Service Now • Remedy • Team Foundation Server (TFS) • SAP • Waterfall • Agile • SDLC Framework


R121 (Client: Emergent BioSolutions) Gaithersburg, Maryland 8/2016-12/2017

IT Project Manager– Implementation of Serialization Solution

Successfully managed and implemented IT portion of program to implement enterprise wide COTS software application to generate, track and trace serial numbers of manufactured products. Responsibilities included: working with Stakeholders; project team and vendors to ensure requirements were met; review of deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and feasibility; facilitation of regular weekly reviews of project status; provide monthly assessments of overall project health and financials; montoring of risks to the project and addressed issues as they arose; proactively identified possible risks and determined mitigation strategies; management of complex schedule in MS Project and management of MS SharePoint as a repository for project artifacts. Also, supported contract negotiation process with service vendors and reviewed project invoices submitted by vendors for accuracy.

AINS, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland 9/2015-8/2016

IT Project Manager– COTS SaaS Implementation and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Projects

Project Manager over multiple projects utilizing Agile framework. Duties included: client interfacing, management of project schedule and project budget, responsibility for all contractual deliverables, facilitated Sprint daily stand-up meetings with the AINS project team utilizing Kanaban. Worked with client and project team to define product backlog priorities and enhancements for each Sprint was managed effectively, drove Sprint planning, development, testing, implementation and retrospective activities to completion. Conducted weekly meetings with client and AINS project team to ensure status, future tasks and issues were understood by everyone. Managed schedule with MS Project.

Responsible for oversight of operational and development services in support of the Department of State’s Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) vetting program to ensure RAM and RAM Portal applications were running properly, that the system was available, monitored and areas for continuous improvement were identified and implemented.

Responsible for oversight of operational and development services in support of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Audit Resolution and Corrective Actions Tracking System (ARCATS) case management solution using AINS’ Case Management System software on a COTS SaaS platform. Managed resources, release planning and status reporting.

Responsible for the implementation of the Pro Bono Tracking system for Department of Justice (DoJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) using AINS’ Case Management System COTS software on a SaaS platform.

Sita Corporation (Client: Hasbro) - Rumford, Rhode Island 5/2014 - 8/2015

Project Manager – Full Lifecycle Implementation Project

Led the implementation of ERP application, including integration with custom applications.

Developed work breakdown structure (WBS) to baseline, monitor, adjust timelines, identify critical paths, adjust tasks and resources using MS Project Server 2013.

Utilized MS SharePoint as a repository for project artifacts, including action item list, risk register, change log and project deliverables.

Prepared and published weekly status reports.

Presented to senior management, stakeholders and PMO on project status, costs, change requests impact and feasibility, alternatives, issues and recommendations. Escalated issues as necessary.

Interfaced with business leaders and project team members across multi-site locations.

Facilitated steering committee meetings, directed IT and business project teams and ensured adherence to deadlines.

Worked with systems integrator, IT and business project team members to systematically gather requirements from multiple operating areas across in the organization.

Led design, configuration, development and data migration test load activities.

Managed QA integration and UAT testing preparation, execution and reporting using the HP ALM tool.

Oversaw the planning and execution of cutover and go-live activities.

Facilitated lessons learned and gate review meetings at the end of each project phase.

The Bayer Group (Client: Coca Cola Refreshments) - Atlanta, Georgia 10/2012 - 1/2014

Project Manager - Full Lifecycle SaaS SAP Sourcing Application Release Upgrade and SAP Business Warehouse Extractions

Partnered with the business sponsor and subject matter experts (SMEs) to drive concurrent projects; managed work plan deadlines and ensured project deliverables were created and approved on time. Presented to senior management project status, costs, change request impact and feasibility, alternatives, issues and recommendations. Led activities covering requirements elicitation, MS Visio As-Is and To-be design flowcharts, configuration, development and data migration test loads. Managed QA Integration and UAT testing preparation, execution and reporting using the HP Quality Center. Managed schedule, milestone tasks and reviewed team’s time entry using Planview Enterprise. In addition, managed the planning and execution of Cutover and Go-Live activities

Successful completion of full lifecycle technical and functional enhancement upgrade project COTS SaaS application. Modules upgraded included Contract Lifecycle Management and Suppler Management.

Successful completion of full lifecycle project to automate Business Warehouse vendor, material master, contracts, profit center and cost center extracts to Zycus for business analytical reporting

Mentored junior project manager in the management of project to extend supply chain solution for Coca-Cola’s print shops. The scope of the project included configuration of application, integration of inbound graphics from Design Machine and outbound interface to FedEx. Required oversight of project schedule, development of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) documents, preparation for Steering Committee meetings, risk and issue tracking and facilitation of Business Requirements workshop

Led IT technical support team to address defects (break-fix) and enhancement opportunities in the SAP procurement area. Work involved ensuring critical defects were addressed within a 24-hour window; working with the business to prioritize enhancement issues and ensuring the solutions were adequately tested before transported into the production environment. Service Now was used as the tool to manage requests.

Member of team to define and support release management strategy for organization. Defined process, procedures and minor / major release schedules.

Bayforce (Client: Consumers Energy) - Jackson, Michigan 10/2011 - 7/2012

Project Manager – Implementation of SAP GRC Application, Billing Enhancements and O&M support enhancements

Managed portion of the SAP portfolio following the SDLC framework at a large electric and natural gas utility. Managed concurrent projects, tracked and managed project schedules, budgets, risks, issues, change requests and project team member’s time against specific project. Used Clarity Open Workbench to manage, track, and analyze project schedule and team’s time entry against tasks. Also, managed systems integrator’s contract, performance and quality of deliverables.

Completion of Project Preparation and Business Blueprint phases for implementation of SAP GRC 10 Process Controls

Managed SAP enhancement for the re-configuration of existing solution for SAP Enhanced Message Management Analysis (EMMA) (also known as Business Process Exception Management (BPEM) to analyze and monitor billing activities to identify successful and incorrect activities.

Monitored, assigned and tracked SAP production support tickets for break-fix and minor enhancements for work less than 160 hours.

Standardized CE’s project management processes, documentation and templates.

Participated in the development and review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Statements of Work (SOWs); facilitated and participated in orals presentations.

Cap Gemini (Client: Synthes) - West Palm Beach, Florida 3/2011 - 10/2011

Senior Manager – Data Migration Project

Provided Synthes, a medical device manufacturer with project management services to lead activities to map JD Edwards data fields to SAP data fields, extraction of data from the legacy system, data load to new spreadsheets, and the review of data load spreadsheets to ensure conformity with pre-set requirements and ensured all project milestones were aligned with the organization’s other initiatives. Managed schedule with MS Project.

TekSystems (Client: Coca-Cola Bottling Company) - Charlotte, North Carolina 5/2010 - 12/2010

Project Manager – Multiple Concurrent ERP Migration and Upgrade Projects

Utilizing a hybrid of waterfall and agile like methodologies, managed multiple concurrent projects. Developed work breakdown structure (WBS) to baseline, monitor, adjust timelines, identify critical paths, adjust tasks and resources using MS Project Server 2013.

Managed project to enable sales and distribution for contract sales customers. Scope required re-configuration of the existing SAP WM (Warehouse Management) solution and implementation of SD module of SAP.

Managed project to migrate from Approva Biz Rights to RAR (Risk Analysis and Remediation) portion of the SAP GRC application, currently known as a component of SAP GRC Access Controls. Project scope included the validation of content and risk criteria, resolution or mitigation of outstanding access violations, and development of on-going user and role maintenance procedures to support security and continued compliance.

Contributed to refinement of the organization’s project management methodology, including standards, templates and enhanced project-wide reporting.

Intertec (Client - Serco) - Reston, Virginia 11/2009 - 5/2010

Project Manager – Full Lifecycle Technical Upgrade and Fit-Gap Analysis

Managed concurrent projects at this US Federal Government contractor. Managed MS Project schedules and resource allocation; accountable for risks, issues and status reporting. Managed and ensured vendors and IT project team members across multiple geographic locations completed required tasks and deliverables on time. Also, managed systems integrator’s contract, performance and quality of deliverables.

Monitored activity and costs for the technical upgrade from SAP ECC 5.0 to 6.0, and SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP PI) (formerly known as SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) from 3.0 to version 7.1. Work involved managing the schedule and resources of an entire off-shore project team.

Managed project to conduct fit-gap analysis of organization’s global template and US government specific accounting requirements, then subsequent build of prototype solution using Dassian and SAP to demonstrate feasibility.

Led the organization in cataloging, consolidating, and prioritizing report requirements.

Led the completion of Project Preparation and Business Requirements phases for HR implementation project. Developed Project Charter, project schedule, facilitated business requirements workshops, and presentation of SAP HR functionality in scope.

Universal System Technologies (Client: Fairfax Water) - Fairfax, Virginia 10/2007 - 4/2009

Project Manager – Full Lifecycle ERP Software Implementation Project and migration of SAP hosted environments

Successful completion of full lifecycle program utilizing Waterfall methodology, including requirements elicitation, As-Is and To-be design flowcharts using MS Visio, configuration and development of software application, manual testing, training and production cutover. Oversaw schedule, budgets, risks, knowledge transfer, invoices, change orders, and acceptance of deliverables. Provided reports and status updates on all elements of project activities to the steering committee and made recommendation on project change requests and corrective action when issues arose. Created and maintained complex work breakdown structure using MS Project. Also, supported contract negotiation process with service vendors and reviewed project invoices submitted by vendors for accuracy.

Implemented the following modules: Finance and Controlling; FM (Funds Management); MM (Materials Management); PS (Project Systems) and EAM (Enterprise Asset Management). Solution Manager and the reconfiguration of previously implemented SAP components necessary to achieve a fully integrated solution including SAP HR CATTS (Cross-Application Timesheet); SAP Payroll Processing; ISU-CCS (Utility Industry Solution, Customer Care and Services); EP (Enterprise Portal) and Adobe Interactive Forms.

Lead efforts to migrate existing hosted SAP system from one provider to another. Required tight coordination of implementation project, existing landscape updates, and hosted partner’s schedules.

Computer Sciences Corporation (Client: Internal Revenue Service)- Lanham, Maryland 4/2007 - 10/2007

Project Manager/Integration Architect – Integrated Financial System (IFS) Sustainment Project

Managed project to update the existing SAP configuration and interfaces to support a new self-service travel application. Completed milestones 1 and 2: guided the IFS team through requirements analysis and definition as well as functional and technical specification design and development. Worked closely with IRS and vendor team members; managed an IT team providing production support of the solution area.

BearingPoint - McLean, Virginia 2/2005 - 4/2007

Senior Manager, Public Services Solutions Group

Oversaw the organization’s initiative to develop SAP reusable content and system configurations as well as custom programs for state/county governments. Defined strategic direction, designed marketing strategies, and apprised management of solutions development and sustainability. Trained clients on system functionality. Managed the delivery of a system and software implementation using the framework in Jefferson County, AL.

Led the financial work stream team on an implementation project at the Department of the Interior.

Provided consulting services to key clients such as US Customs, NAVY, and NASA; educated clients and company teams on SAP Public Sector functionality.

Delivered knowledge transfer to firm on topics including upgrade risks and opportunities, proper configuration and testing, and use of various solutions and applications.

Managed the performance of numerous consultants in the firm. Provided coaching, career counseling, performance reviews and promotion recommendations

Preferred Systems Solutions (Client: Defense Logistics Agency) - Fairfax, Virginia 10/2004 =2/2005

Project Manager/ERP Subject Matter Expert (Contract)

Gathered requirements, developed a project schedule and work plan, and delivered monthly reports to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), a branch of the DOD. Provided EVM (Earned Value Management) analysis, risk identification and action plans.

The Charmer Sunbelt Group - Baltimore, Maryland 3/2004- 10/2004

Project Manager – Full Lifecycle SAP System Implementation

Led SAP WM implementation for a mid-sized beverage distributor. Monitored and tracked project deliverables. Coordinated project schedule, monitored actual vs. plan, highlighted anticipated issues/slippage and formulated recovery/mitigation plans or impact assessments. Managed vendor contract, performance and quality.

SAP - Washington, D.C. 6/2001 - 3/2004

SAP Programmer, US Federal Financial Team

Programmed solutions (specs, development, rollout and support) for US Federal agencies including NASA, Defense Logistics Agency, US Customs, IRS and Naval Air Systems Command. Provided funds management support to all public-sector customers.

Member of support team responsible for monitoring and processing logged Funds Management OSS messages.

Northrop Grumman - Linthicum, Maryland 8/1998 - 3/2001

Lead Information Analyst / Programmer, Electronic Sensors & Systems Sector

Member of the procurement team responsible for the delivery and support of the procurement function. Work included: requirements gathering, system configuration, testing, training and go-live.

Programmer responsible for the development of custom objects in the areas of manufacturing and supply chain.

FMC Corporation - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1/1996 - 5/1998

Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert / Functional Analyst – Worldwide Full Lifecycle ERP Implementation Project

Served as a member of the project team from project initiation through post-implementation support for PP (Production Planning and MM workstreams. Involvement included software vendor selection, implementation partner SOW creation, requirements gathering, system configuration, testing and training.


BS in Chemical Engineering, Widener University, Chester, PA


Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) - #491924



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