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Project Manager Management

New York, New York, United States
February 05, 2018

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April Zhang-Autio LinkedIn Profile Mobile: +1-646-***-****

New York, N.Y. 10016



High performing project manager with over 15 years’ experience in managing in managing global, large-scale, highly complex and multi-platform projects including over 5 years’ progressive experience using Agile and Scrum frameworks, and Proficient in developing PM tools, techniques and standards that increase team productivity and reduce operation costs. Incisive acumen in transforming business and technology goals into strategic solutions that improve process efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and drive continuous business growth and profitability.

Professional skills

Project Management (PMP)

Risk Management


Presentation Skills

Vendor management

SDLC Process

Stakeholder Management

Testing (UAT) management

Enterprise Program Delivery

Way of working in Europe, Asia and South America

PMO experience

Change Management

Business Case Study

IT Concept and Process development

Application Rationalization

Analytical skills

Professional Highlights

15+ years international project management experiences in Europe, Asia and America.

5+ years Agile management experiences as Scrum Master.

Successfully delivered the end-to-end IT infrastructure projects for the partner factories of Nokia in Argentina and China by leading cross-function and multicultural team of over 20 members. Both projects are multi- million Euro high priority projects in Nokia.

Demonstrated vendor management skill to ensure timely production delivery for over half million USD from Mainland China to General Sensing Hong Kong.

Professional Experience

Bank of China New York (Contract Position) (New York City, NY) 8/2016–05/2017

Senior Project Management consultant/PMO

Worked as senior consultant (PMO) to provide project management governance to all BoC projects, especially the Data Center Relocation project and Compliance projects.

Key contributions:

Develop bank wide project portfolio management.

Define project risk management guideline.

Provide hand-on support for Financial Application Rationalization for KYC applications, such as Mantas, Prime and Prime enhancement.

Provide Stakeholder management support to all projects.

Provide project management procedure and SDLC trainings to all user departments.

Review and challenge the project management deliverables in various projects.

Review project RFPs and SOWs for all BOC NY projects.

Supervise Transaction Monitor System UAT across different LOBs in BoC.

NTENT (New York City, NY) 12/2015–08/2016

Senior Project Manager

Worked as senior project manager for smart phone search engine deployment projects in Haiti and Arizona. Both projects were delivered successfully by utilizing waterfall project management methodology.

Key contributions:

Define product deployment strategy together with marketing and engineering team.

Manage project using SDLC methodology.

Create comprehensive project plans for both internal and external project deliverables.

Create Stakeholder Management Plan (including RACI) to define roles and responsibility clearly and obtain commitments from all stakeholders.

Communicate with internal project team and clients actively to ensure successful deployment.

Build good relationship with clients in Haiti despite of culture differences.

Supervise search engine testing and UAT. Follow up testing results in JIRA.

Analyze marketing matrix reports daily using Excel and generate weekly Gant Chart reports to Steering Group.

Performed Application Rationalization for PMO, such as MS Project, JIRA, Clarizen.

Mesh Capital LLC (Jersey City, NJ) 05/2014–12/2015

Senior Project Manager / Scrum Master

Worked as senior project manager for algorithmic trading programing by using both SDLC and Agile methodology. Drives the expansion of Mesh Capital's algorithmic trading into foreign exchanges. Found new office space for the firm and managed moving smoothly.

Key contributions:

Manage trading system development projects with SDLC methodology.

Acted as Scrum Master for internal programing projects. Facilitated Backlog grooming, sprint planning meetings, daily scrum meeting, sprint review meetings, sprint retrospective meetings. Managed burn down chart.

Delivered multiple strategy upgrading releases with professional team members

Utilize stakeholder management tools to manage communication with all stakeholders in different trading projects.

Identify, analyze and manage risks for all trading projects.

Monitor daily training in UNIX.

Analyze daily, monthly and annual P&L and provide Excel Report.

Communicate with Exchanges and broker for any trading issues.

Evaluate different exchanges to find suitable new trading market.

Negotiate with possible brokers to finally find suitable one.

Communicate with JPX and CoLo firm to create connection to the market.

General Sensing (Hong Kong) 04/2012–11/2012

Senior Project Manager / Scrum Master

Worked as a senior product and project manager to deliver three high-profile projects across three locations in Hong Kong, ShanTou and Boston. Added value by delivering all projects successfully under budget and ahead of schedule.

Key contributions:

Internal Software development:

Presented to senior management Agile Scrum principles and championed the adoption of Scrum to reap benefits of improving software delivery quality, optimizing development team productivity, and improving client satisfaction.

Acted as SDLC project manager and Scrum Master for SW development project. Facilitated Backlog grooming, sprint planning meetings, daily scrum meeting, sprint review meetings, sprint retrospective meetings. Managed burn down chart.

Analyzed and generated testing result in JIRA.

Hardware production in China

Negotiated contract with vendor in China. By communicating with vendor and pushing for delivery, managed to meet the deadline with over 50k USD saving to the company.

Based on thorough risk assessment, prepared and followed comprehensive contingency plan for the device trial and mass production.

Nokia Finland Oy (Finland) 02/2008–01/2012

Senior Project Manager / PMO / Scrum Master

Key contributions:

Senior Project Manager for Transportation Management System project which was around 5 million Euro project with high priority for whole Nokia globally:

Provided excellent change management and stakeholder management skills to keep this complex and high-risk project on the right track. Proficient in MS Project to manage resource allocation and schedule.

Coordinated UAT done successfully for complicated transportation management system in different organizations and locations.

Ensured stakeholders' satisfaction from different organizations globally including logistics, marketing, sales, purchasing and Nokia IT.

Facilitated Backlog grooming, sprint planning meetings, daily scrum meeting, sprint review meetings, sprint retrospective meetings. Managed burn down chart.

Completed multiple major Agile Scrum projects, with a total effort of 1,800 days. Instituted Scrum practice and trained PMs, SMEs, Developers and QAs on their new Scrum roles.

Factory IT in Argentina and China

Built complete innovative IT system for the new Nokia partner factory in Rio Grande, Argentina. Delivered project with full IT support on time and within budget of 3 million Euros.

Encouraged the expert IT team to apply ‘thinking out of box’ method to adopt Nokia ERP to the Argentina factory own system.

Delivered IT system for the new Nokia partner factory in GuangZhou, China successfully.

Ensured stakeholders' satisfaction from Nokia factory directors and IT directors globally.

Sigma Kudos Finland Ltd. (Finland) 03/2001–01/2008

Project Manager

Key contributions:

Run Nokia Network customer documentation projects as external project manager. The projects are maturely around 20% of total budget for multi-millions network projects.

Excellence in communication between Nokia international stakeholders and internal multicultural project team members.

Demonstrated strong change management and stakeholder management to ensure successful projects.


Bachelor of Business Administration and International Accounting

TianJin University of Finance and Economics, China


Project Management Professional (PMP) – PMI Certificate ID: 8800000001585556

Scrum Master Certificate

IT skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Visio)

MS project and Clarizen.


User Acceptance Testing process and JIRA

Factory IT system set up management

language skills

Mandarin Chinese - mother tongue.

English - fluent (my language at home and at work

Finnish - fluent (my language with Finnish colleagues and friends).

citizenship and visa

‘Employee Authorization Card’ holder to work legally for any company in the USA.

Finnish citizenship with unlimited stay in the USA.

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