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Project Manager

Location:
Madison, WI
Salary:
$100000
Posted:
June 27, 2018

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Pushkar Ranade PMP

848-***-****

ac51mf@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Skills/Abilities:

Apply a corporate-wide perspective to assess business needs and the impact of potential solutions

Promote PMO processes and best practices across the organization

Lead cross-functional, non-co-located teams towards a common goal and purpose

Facilitate business management from the assessment phase of a project including scope definition, high level requirements definition, and cost/benefit analysis through delivery of the project

Be the primary interface between a specific business/functional area and their IT partners

Estimate budget, resources and schedule to meet the requirements and quality expectations

Create and manage all of the accepted project management deliverables including the project charter, project plan, budget, resource plan, risk plan, support plan, implementation plan and other deliverables as required

Monitor financial (capital and operational expenses), performance metrics and risks for multiple projects across the program and provide management with KPI dashboards

Provide regular status reports, RAG reports, burndown reports as required

Interact with senior customer personnel on significant technical matters frequently requiring coordination across organizational lines

Manage change and governance through teaching, mentoring, and coaching

Education and Certifications:

2008 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified, PMI

2000 Actuate Certified, Actuate

1993 M.S. (Operations Research) from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston LA, USA.

1987 B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from Mangalore University, Manipal, India.

Company: Transamerica Duration: Apr 2017 – May 2018

Role: Senior project manager responsible for building portfolio backlog, program backlog and planning program iterations.

Tools used: MS Project, Visio, MS Office, Clarity PPM, Sharepoint, MS PowerPoint, TFS, JIRA

Domains: Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Technologies used: Hadoop stack, Python, Tableau

Project was terminated due to stakeholder issues.

Role: Independent Consultant Duration: Nov 2017 – Apr 2018

Accomplishments:

Conducted gap analysis between requirements and features of COTS products.

Conducted POC for a Cloud vendor to migrate and host applications in the Cloud.

Evaluated Cloud based ‘Software As A Service (SAAS)’ solutions to determine ROI, security and performance impacts.

Presented results of the above to senior management.

Company: American Family Insurance

Duration: Jan 2015 – Nov 2017 Team Size: 10 onsite, 10 offshore

Location: Madison, WI Hours Managed Annually: 20,000

Role: Senior project manager responsible for executing Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing projects for the Customer and Marketing groups at American Family.

Tools used: MS Project, Visio, MS Office, Clarity, Clarity PPM, Sharepoint, MS PowerPoint, TFS, JIRA

Domains: Customer experience, Marketing, Insurance Rating, Data Analysis and Business Intelligence

Technologies used: Multiple COTS, Hadoop stack, Python, R, SAS, Informatica, Tableau, Business Objects, Oracle, Greenplum, J2EE, Cloud

Vendors worked with: Nexidia, Clarabridge and VOCI, Maritz, Amazon AWS

Initiatives Managed:

1.Created a customer experience recovery system.

2.Create a company intranet using Tableau for producing dashboards and reports.

3.Migrated mainframe and Oracle based systems to Hadoop. This Hadoop solution was hosted in the Cloud and the data had to be migrated from on-premises systems to the Cloud.

4.Created a system for measuring and categorizing ‘Customer Sentiment Analysis’.

5.Integrated a Cloud based vendor SAAS ‘Voice to Text’ solution into the existing eco-system.

6.Developed a customer 360 solution platform to understand the customer from all aspects of the customer journey.

7.Created a predictive algorithmic machine learning application.

8.Developed a solution for optimizing insurance rating models.

Accomplishments as a Project Manager:

Implemented projects using the SAFe methodology. This included continuous improvement with sprint retrospective, review and planning meetings, spikes etc.

Created and managed detailed project plans and ensured project execution of workflows, critical paths and milestones.

Facilitated communications and meetings, created reports including weekly progress reports, burndown charts, EVM dashboards.

Managed budget and resources for projects from the ideation to the closing phases.

Managed risks, issues, phase gates and change control processes.

Managed multiple projects and balanced priorities between business units for limited resources.

Provided supervision and support to all team members on a project by project basis

Managed business stakeholder expectations and resolved escalations.

Managed relationships with multiple vendors including conducting POCs successfully with them.

Company: Best Buy

Duration: July 2014 – Dec 2014 Team Size: 10 onsite, 15 offshore Location: Richfield, MN Hours Managed: 20,000

Tools used: MS Project, Visio, MS Office, PPM, Sharepoint, MS PowerPoint, TFS, JIRA

Technologies used: SSRS, SSAS (Tabular), SSIS, Business Objects, SQL Server, Informatica, Maestro

Project Description:

1.Developed a BI solution for store performance and margin erosion tracking.

2.Migrated a data warehouse and reporting solution to SQL Server and SSRS and SSAS reporting solution.

3.Create a new Tableau reporting solution POC.

4.Created a new set of data marts.

5.Developed canned and scheduled reports using SSRS and Tabular.

Accomplishments as a Project Manager:

A hands-on project manager intimately involved with all aspects of the project.

Strove to meet Management goals with very tight delivery schedules in an onshore – offshore model.

Managed business stakeholder expectations and resolved escalations.

Implemented projects using defined scrums/sprints, with emphasis on continuous improvement with sprint retrospective, review and planning meetings, spikes etc.

Created and managed detailed project plans and ensured project execution of workflows, critical paths, and milestones.

Managed project scope and change control processes and managed risks and issues.

Was responsible for management communications including weekly progress reports, burndown charts, EVM dashboards.

Company: SpectraMedix

Duration: Aug 2013 – May 2014 Team Size: 10 onsite, 10 offshore

Location: East Windsor, NJ Budget: $1.5 Million

Tools used: MS Project, Visio, MS Office, Sharepoint, MS PowerPoint, UML Pad, Version One, JIRA

Project Description:

1.Developing a dashboard solution for Hospitals and Providers to use to manage (Core Measures, The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Hospital Value-Based Purchasing, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)).

2.Developing statistical formulae and algorithms for predictive interventions.

Accomplishments as a Project Manager:

Managed day to day tactical aspects of up to two product development projects plus one client implementation project simultaneously.

Managed JAD sessions.

Instrumental in building the PMO and in building the QMS from scratch.

Implemented projects using defined scrums/sprints, with emphasis on continuous improvement with sprint retrospective, review and planning meetings, spikes etc.

Created and managed detailed project plans and ensured project execution of workflows, critical paths, and milestones.

Managed project scope and change control processes.

Managed offshore transition project.

Ensured that change management processes were closely followed.

Company: aurionPro Solutions Designation: Delivery Head

Duration: Aug 2009 – June 2012 Team Size: 50 offshore

Location: Pune, India / Iselin, NJ

Role: Delivery program manager and PMO lead. Managed a total of four programs for four American clients.

Domains: eCommerce, Retail, Security, Content Management

Accomplishments:

Managed up to four programs for four international clients.

Responsibilities included resource management, client communications, monitoring financial, performance metrics and risks for all the projects across the programs and provide client managements with KPI dashboards

Direct the activities of upto 3 project managers and ensured process adherence

Guided technical team members, providing process guidance, workflow direction, technical guidance, and project resource assignments

Ensure that the PMO processes are being followed and artefacts are being created and used, manage project governance and lead technical and management reviews of project teams in the program

Reviewed and signed-off on detailed project plans and ensured project execution of workflows, critical paths, and milestones.

Company: Actuate Corp. Role: Managing Consultant

Duration: Mar 2000 – July 2009 Team Size: Up to 10

Location: Iselin, NJ

Role: Professional services managing consultant. Implemented BI solutions at over 30 clients.

Domains: Retail, Insurance, Finance, Banking

Accomplishments as a Professional Services Consultant:

Implemented over 30 installations and application development projects at client such as:

1.Bank of New York Mellon

2.Deutsche Bank

3.Educational Testing Service

4.Baxter Pharmaceuticals

5.BMS

6.Ameriprise

Responsibilities included scope and resource management, client communications, directing the activities of the technical team members including providing process guidance, workflow direction, technical guidance, and project resource assignments

Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, customers and vendors

Conducted project reviews to ensure good documentation and process adherence.

Company: Open Software Technologies Role: Business Intelligence Consultant

Duration: Aug 1998 – Mar 2000

Location: Iselin, NJ

Company: Automated Concepts Inc. Role: C, C++ Consultant

Duration: Jan 1996 – Jul 1998

Location: Iselin, NJ

Company: Computer Horizons Role: C, Visual Basic Consultant

Duration: Jun 1993 – Jan 1996

Location: Mountainside, NJ



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