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Project Manager Management

Columbus, Ohio, United States
February 11, 2018

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James A Porter, PMP

Experience Summary

** *****’ program management, concentrating in information technology systems implementations for both public and private business sectors. Manages diverse teams on application development and infrastructure enterprise projects throughout the complete life cycle and closeout. PMP certified since 2008 and ITIL 2010.

Skills Summary

Schedule/Methodology : Scheduling tools used: MS Project, Primavera 6.0, Clarity

Agile, Scum Master, Iterative Waterfall SDLC

Budget / Methodology: Project Budgets - $30K to $986M

Program Budgets – approximately $186M

Forecast vs. Actuals

Team Size Managed – up to 40 members in a distributed team.

Security Clearance



University of Central State

B.S. Business Central State University 06/1974


ITIL (2010)

Scrum Master (2010)

MCSE (2008)

MCDBA (2008)

Project Management Professional, PMP (2008)

Experience Details

TEK Systems/State of Ohio, Department of Medicaid April 2016 to Present

Senior Project Manager (Client Facing)


Plan, direct and co-ordinate ODM, Ohio Department of Medicaid activities for multiple web based infrastructure projects ranging in value from $100,000 to $14M.

Specializing in the areas of IT, Systems Integration and Business Process Management.

Responsibilities include defining project scope, objectives, staffing, resources and deliverables.

Develops project plans that identify key issues, approaches and performance metrics.

Plan monitor and schedule project timelines and milestones. Interacts with Business, IT staff, and other stakeholders in order to support all aspects of project and program management activities across the ODM enterprise.

Provides technical project support in the ODM agile environment while working with assigned staff to ensure full visibility in terms of user stories.

Assist other Project Managers in ensuring direct project support, cross project integrations, and support of tangential activities that broadly support the project success.

Directs, controls, administers, and regulates both enhancement and development programs.

Reports directly and is ultimately responsible to the agency.

Primary responsibility is to drive the entire effort through complete life cycle from start to finish.

Ensures that the program is completed on schedule and that the final product meets the business, technical and established quality requirements.

TEK Systems/Honda of America MFG, Marysville, OH October2014- April 2016

Senior Project Manager (Client Facing)


Plan, direct and co-ordinate activities of multiple projects ranging in value from $200,000 to $4mil in the areas of IT, Systems Integration and Business Process Management.

Responsible for defining project scope, objectives, staffing, resources and deliverables.

Develop project plans that identify key issues, approaches and performance metrics. Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones.

Sequel Server Upgrade Conversion 20008 – 2014. 2,500 units $300.5M Est.

Able to demonstrate stewardship and provide project leadership to meet Division strategies and business objectives.

Responsible for delivering project excellence by incorporating best practices in project management to meet and or exceed customer needs. Able to identify process issues and recommend improvements to team members and management.

Manage cross-functional project timeline and follow-up with project team members to ensure timely completion of tasks.

Resolve project team conflicts. Ability to manage, communicates, and coordinates the project management phases of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing.

Booze Allen & Hamilton/WPAFB, Beavercreek, OH July 2010- October 2014

Senior Project Manager


Led IT group to production flagship installation in the Electronic Pay system conversion for cutting edge financial/accounting system implementation for 20,000 employee payroll at WPAFB.

Sequel Server Upgrade 2002 – 2008. 1,100 units.$200M Hard Cost

Application conversation to whole server utilizing Java to convert 200 applications.

Managed $30M annual budget of a multi project program with Agile Methodology.

Maintained project profitability of 20%, thru strong Scope Control and Change Management.

Designing class level components with MVC

Ensured highest quality assurance resulting in 95% or higher UAT testing rates.

Managed 50 members, global, cross-functional team.

General Electric Columbus, OH September 1992 – July 2010

Senior Project Manager

Managed multiple project Schedules ranging from $1- $100M in building &security function areas.

Led high-Profile projects developing GIS mapping tools to reduce market exposure using agile methodology.

Big Data conversion in six months on a $20.5 million budget.

State of Ohio, Department of Correction, Columbus, OH November 1989 – September 1992

Senior Program Manager, Facilities Engineering

Responsible for managing professional services contracts supporting the state of Ohio

Directed and monitored fiscal controls on professional services contracts valued at over $20 million dollars. Directed staff of 11 at central offices to maintain capital improvements rules and regulations for state of Ohio.

Performed contracting actions in support of the complete procurement cycle for complex fixed-price and cost reimbursable contracts for Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Defense (D0D).

Directed the procurement and fiscal process at the Department of Corrections Central Office Headquarters for 22 maintenance facilities; duties included work order requests for maintenance materials, new construction, architect and engineering services, equipment and facilities requests.

Directed the contract administration and fiscal management for 100 major construction projects adhering to government bid guidelines and Public Works compliance standards and procedures.

Directed and enforced the proper administration and fiscal control of major capital improvement projects from pre-award, contract administration, and performance monitoring and closeout. Managed and monitored the administration of a 6-year $986M capital improvement budget distributing funds thru 5 house bills accordingly.

Directed sub-contracts and facilities maintenance compliance audits for the Ohio Bureau of Corrections on an annual basis.

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