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Technical Project Manager

Location:
Atlanta, GA
Posted:
June 27, 2018

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PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Savvy Project Manager skilled at managing operational & administrative tasks for project teams across multiple IT, Business and Construction platforms. Functional IT background that includes 5 years of successful driving and implementation in Hardware/Software, Infrastructure, Physical Security, Telecom and Construction with the proven ability to handle multiple tasks at various stages of completion. Seeking next program/project-based leadership role as a Senior Project Manager.

EDUCATION

Project Management Institute PMP, Certified Project Manager 03/2018

Scrum Alliance CSM, Certified Scrum Master 03/2018

Keller Graduate School MS, Project Management 02/2006

Keller Graduate School MBA, Management & HR minor 08/2005

The Ohio State University BS, Science & Technology 12/1999

PROJECT WORK HISTORY

Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 01/2018 - 06/2018

Senior IT Project Manager

•Implementation of Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting Group’s portfolio management process across all assigned Library Next Portfolio projects

•Actively engage in bi-monthly Portfolio Management and Technology Department meetings

•Request formal Charter approval and signatures for official project kick-off

•Successful collection of technology requirements provided by the service owner

•Assessment of Service Management Plans and Use Cases to create and validate the Project Charter as well as kick-off of the project’s Technology Design Phase

•Use of Workfront project management software to provide on-time, up-to-date status reporting

•Actively engage all members of the project team in portfolio management by way of strategically assigned tasks and deliverables geared toward project success and tollgate

DeKalb County Schools Stone Mountain, GA 11/2013 – 12/2017

IT Project Manager (role & general duties)

•Spearheaded effectively with multiple IT, Development, Operations & Instructional departments for a 20% increase in successful team planning, kick-off, implementation and project closures

•Managed concurrent projects for Infrastructure, Physical Security & Hardware implementation valued over $1 million resulting in 100% in-scope, on-time and under budget completion

•Increased collaborative efforts by 25% within the PMO and a diverse range of project team members including Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, Technical Analysts, Engineers, Technicians & vendors resulting in verified and accepted deliverables on 100% of assigned projects

•Execution of all financial management activities to include vendor quotes, validation of invoices and budget reconciliation, creation of purchase, change & work orders as well as cost centers

•Direct working knowledge in Data Centers/Cabinets, Low-voltage, Fiber, Wireless and SDLC

•Creation and use of RFI, RFQ, RFP and the Bidding & Solicitation process for vendors

Accomplishments

Intercom Hardware Replacement Technology Project ($300K) 05/17 – 12/17

School Choice Software Enhancement & Modification Project ($ 45K) 09/16 - 6/17

On-line Application Software Enhancement & Modification Project ($ 80K) 02/16 – 11/17

Middle School New Addition & Renovation Construction Project ($680K) 08/15 - 9/17

Digital Media Hardware Distribution Project ($435K) 12/14 - 5/16

Elementary School HVAC/Reno Construction Projects ($250K) 02/14 – 12/17

High School New Addition & Renovation Construction Project ($ 1.5m) 01/14 - 3/16

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

●MS Office 365, Project, SharePoint, Visio, PWA

●Agile & Iterative PM

●Effective communicator

●Strong Facilitator

●Conflict Resolution

●Vendor Management

●Analytical Thinker

●Self-Motivating

●Firm Negotiator

●Solid Decision Making

●Project Scheduling

●Resource Planning

●Process Improvements

Requirements Gathering

Task-Oriented Skills

•Collaborates with all project stakeholders to determine overall impact to scope, time & cost

•Successful collection of all project requirements and detailed project documentation

•Defines multi-phase modifications and enhancements for tracking of high-level deliverables

•Coordinates implementation of all MDFs/IDFs, switches, fiber, Cat-6 data, cameras, card-access and intrusion for security installation of new construction and renovated areas

•Mitigates any network/power outages that may affect initial site, head-ends or local users

•Validation of all IT-related tasks and issues; minimizes risks to the project timeline/critical path

•Working knowledge of server and network hardware, fiber optics systems, data center infrastructure and operations

Management Skills

•Organized and timely facilitation of project team meetings with all levels of stakeholders

•Manages issues, risks, and changes using appropriate and agreed upon processes and tools established within the PMO

•Experience in working with A/E, GC and subs from design through construction, driving or influencing from requirements, validation of technical markups, acceptance and close-out

•Demonstrated work-flow process for streamlined communications between IT, Operations and the vendor resulting in enhanced project planning, schedule and budgeting

•Professional and detailed procurement, vendor and resource management demonstrated

People Skills

•Promotes teamwork and fairness for all project team members while continuously moving the project along the timeline; resulting in on-time completion of major milestones

•Breakdown (WBS) of requirements for clarity of work for individual project team members

•Provides direction and clear team member roles resulting in increased project organization

•Cultivation of teamwork and sense of ownership with over 200+ district stakeholders

•Guides project teams & vendors; contributing leadership spirit, motivation & positive morale

•Objective, organized, clear and concise communications provided consistently



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