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Project Manager

Phoenix, AZ
October 29, 2018

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Walter Spencer Scott, PMP

Phoenix, AZ ***** • 480-***-**** •

October 28, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager:

As a well-established IT leader with a passion for program and project management, I am an ideal candidate for this position. Having progressed through a series of roles over more than 23 years, I am excited to apply my skills to produce immediate results as a valuable member your team.

Throughout my career, I have made it my priority to utilize current technologies and new techniques to develop innovative and creative technical solutions across all project phases. Comfortable in collaborative and independently-driven roles, I am a forward-thinking leader with refined analytical and critical thinking skills, and I can adapt and revise my strategies to meet evolving priorities, shifting needs, and emergent issues.

Furthermore, I would bring the following strengths to your team:

Technical Expertise: Capable of delivering expert advice and guidance around critical IT infrastructure planning and project management issues.

Self-Starter: Able to work in a self-directed environment while also formulating collaborative relationships with numerous project stakeholders to meet stated deliverables.

Strategic Ability: Successful in analyzing organizational roadblocks and obstacles from an IT and commercial perspective before designing practical solutions to drive productivity.

Leadership and Supervision: Adept at maximizing individual and team contributions by focusing on aligning priorities based upon departmental goals. Applying active listening skills, encouraging collaboration, and investing in team members by understanding their key strengths, contributions and professional goals.

I look forward to discussing my background and your needs in detail, as I am confident that my unique experience will be of great use in meeting your immediate and future objectives. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule an interview; until then, thank you for your consideration.


Walter Spencer Scott

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Walter Spencer Scott, PMP

Phoenix, AZ 85048 • 480-***-**** •

IT Infrastructure Project/Program Manager

Multi-dimensional technical career with a dedicated track record of leadership, innovation, and achievement.

Technically sophisticated IT professional with extensive leadership experience across IT infrastructure program/project management, Unix/Linux Administration, storage management, and network support. Capable of training users in security, helpdesk services, desktop support, and datacenter operations. Able to analyze organizational requirements before designing strategic project initiatives that drive efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Demonstrated capacity to collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams while also successfully completing individual assignments in a self-directed environment. Passionate advocate for the deployment of technology solutions to solve complex business problems. Outstanding knowledge of IT infrastructure and governance with an aptitude for understanding and integrating new and emerging technologies. Active volunteer within the local community having previously received the President’s Volunteer Award. Currently seeking a new challenge as my role in AT&T was made redundant during a large-scale offshoring exercise.


Owner/Operator (2015 - Present) Ahwatukee Handyman, Phoenix, AZ

Orchestrate all aspects of this operation including project management, team management, technical strategy, mentoring, marketing, networking, and client development. Leverage entrepreneurial flair, problem solving ability, and leadership capacity to coordinate complex projects and achieve client deliverables.

Key Achievements:

Provided exceptional home remodeling services and received the Ahwatukee Foothills News Award for Best of Home Improvements in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Managed numerous stakeholder relationships to successfully complete projects on time and within budget while delivering outstanding customer satisfaction.

Senior IT Infrastructure Program/Project Manager (2001 - 2018) AT&T, Phoenix, AZ

Spearheaded a range of highly complex initiatives for AT&T including the definition of project/program scope, funding authorization, and end-to-end lifecycle management from strategic analysis through to delivery and testing to ensure end user acceptance. Produced infrastructure stabilization through the deployment of upgrades and migrations from Unix-to-Unix, Unix-to-Linux, and Linux-to-Linux including high-value projects focused on hardware, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, WebSphere, WebLogic, Java and other proprietary software.

Key Achievements:

Delivered technical and analytical guidance and support across a multi-million-dollar annual program budget with input into numerous individual projects and sub-programs as a subject matter expert.

Evaluated technical and financial project plans and worked with a variety of stakeholders in a cross-functional capacity to ensure that project strategy was continually aligned with corporate objectives.

Managed high-value capital budgets including the allocation and tracking of project resources.

Conceptualized comprehensive work plans and resource plans to ensure that milestones and benchmarks were achieved including the use of KPI’s and other relevant metrics.

Project-managed installations including Server, Storage, Network, and Unix/Linux.

Successfully developed a Unix Operating System Currency Program from ideation through to launch and implementation, eventually achieving the upgrade/migration of thousands of non-compliant systems.

Integrated the tracking and reporting of OS Compliance status into an online tool leading to a step-change in how the business could catalog, prioritize, and report on non-compliant systems.

Walter Spencer Scott, PMP

Phoenix, AZ 85048 • 480-***-**** •


Bertelsmann Media Systems, Sr. Unix Systems Administrator/Project Manager

Conseco Life Insurance Co., Sr. Unix Systems Administrator/Project Manager

Service Supply Co., Unix Systems Administrator

BMG Entertainment, Unix Systems Administrator


Bachelor of Science

Indiana University, Purdue University of Indianapolis

Technical Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP) License#1791502 (2014 -Present)

Agile Bronze Certification

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Professional Development & Training

Introductory and Advanced Solaris Administration

Introductory and Advanced HP-UX Administration

Introductory and Advanced AIX Administration

Windows Desktop Hardware

Unix Performance Tuning

Program and Project Management

Agile Methodology

Tivoli Storage Manager


IT infrastructure, Program and Project Management, Waterfall/Agile Methodology, Reviewing/Ordering/Building hardware for new technologies, Project Management Software, Project Research, Defining Functional and Non-Functional Project Requirements, ITIL, Project Proposal Submission, Budget/Design/Implementation Management, Scheduling, Management Reporting, Scope/Quality Management

Unix/Linux/Windows Server Administration, Re-Platform/Server Upgrades, Storage Management, Network Support, SAN disk and tape (Volume Manager, DiskSuite, Veritas NetBackup, Tivoli Storage Manager, EMC Symmetrix), Systems Automation, Java, Patching, Oracle, WebSphere, WebLogic, Scripting

MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, and Project), G Suite

Security, Release Management, Helpdesk Services, Desktop Support, User Training, Datacenter Operations

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