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Project Management

Location:
Cumming, Georgia, United States
Posted:
September 13, 2018

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Anoop Balakrishnan *

+1-470-***-**** ac61ih@r.postjobfree.com

IT Project and Process Management

Professional Profile

High-performing Project management executive with expertise in building/optimizing organizational processes, measurement systems, and infrastructure to maximize business results in technical/ professional services group.

Good understanding of Software development methodologies and extensive working experience managing Software projects/programs.

Skilled to transform strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets/goals.

Ability to deliver optimal results in System Implementation projects through initiatives that exceed operational performance, remove wastages and yield measurable outcomes:

- Operational improvements - cost reduction through improved process automation

- reduce implementation time / increase

margin

- revenue growth

- optimized version and release management

Areas of Expertise

Project Planning / Execution System Implementation

SDLC / SEI-CMMi methodologies Budget forecast & recognition (Revenue Goals)

Process Definition / Redesign Change Management

Customer Satisfaction Version & Release Management

Professional/Client Services Continuous Improvement of Operational Processes/Standards

Professional Experience Director, System Services PMO Scientific Games Corporation 2012 - Present

Project Management for Gaming Systems product implementations for various Casinos globally.

Manage staffing of 300+ employees and ~$200 million budget in driving process improvements throughout the implementation, as well as improving operating performance of application install duration, custom engagement, billing, approvals from state and federal regulatory commissions, and customer service.

Provided ongoing operational process analysis, mitigated “scope creep,” communicated project status, and identified and resolved operational issues and constraints. Anoop Balakrishnan

1610 Eaglerock Dr, Suwanee, GA 30024

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Managed project resources, progress, completion timeframes, and budget while exceeding key operational performance targets that include:

- 100% on time production rollout - 15% reduction to onsite travel

- 25% reduction to non-billable project hours - 10% reduction to expenses

- 4.5/5 on all install surveys

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Delivered ~$10M worth of customizations; also provided maintenance patches across multiple product streams.

Program Manager, System R&D

Bally Technologies

(currently Scientific Games

Corporation)

2008 - 2012

Managing deliveries across 8 different Bally Gaming system products, 200+ developers and quality assurance personnel. Involved in various releases across multiple geographical markets.

Responsible for on-time delivery of projects with focus on quality and cross-product integration in alignment to organization roadmaps.

Orchestrated multiple project teams in improving business processes and ensuring optimum performance.

Developed project plans, regular tracking, monitoring and status reporting. On completion of projects, packaged and submitted to various state/tribal regulatory commissions for approvals.

Timelines of dependent projects are planned well to ensure both the projects are delivered on time.

Technical Team Lead, News &

Media

Reuters India Pvt Ltd

(currently Thomson Reuters)

2006 - 2008

Responsible for redesign and development of multiple Reuters products to latest technologies. Products been used by various Reuters editorial staff worldwide like (Fast Alert Terminals

(FAT), TopNews etc.

Overall responsibilities for building and managing the Asia datacenter for news and media group. Datacenter hosted around 200+ servers in the Cell Infrastructure architecture supporting various in-house products.

Key player in getting the development group to SEI-CMMI L3 certified.

Understanding all the applications and creating a common platform for consolidation.

Procurement and setup of infrastructure for test and development environments. Anoop Balakrishnan 3

Product Lead

Datacons Pvt Ltd

(currently 3i Infotech)

2000 - 2006

Lead development of MFund comprehensive front office solution used by Fund Managers/ Dealers of Mutual funds, Treasuries and Insurance companies.

Software developer for the system covered a host of features including an inbuilt workflow management system and compliance monitoring statutory regulations.

Responsible for coordination between business users to convert requirement into product functionalities.

Lead product installations across various customers globally. Software Development

Consultant

Gas Turbine Research Establishment

(Suraj Software)

1998 - 2000

Part of the technical team that developed software used for monitoring the Digital Engine Control Units that powered aircrafts.

C/C++ developer working on embedded hardware unit used for controlling and acquiring online data of more than 600 parameters from aero engines, converts, groups and displays it on cockpit dashboard.

Responsible for creating software and testing to ensure highest quality standards (near zero defects).

Provided playback system for replaying the engine performance and analysis.

Education

Masters in Information Technology, Kuvempu University, India

Bachelors in Computer Science, Bangalore University, India

Trainings Attended - Project Management (PMP certification), Performance Management and Coaching, Leadership skills, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scaled Agile Framework 4.5 (SAFE 4.5), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Personal Profile USA Visa Status Green Card

Nationality Indian

Current Designation Director, System Services PMO



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