Kevianh Kadel Aïda AÏT-TAHAR
MOBILE : +31(0) 657156381 (NL) ; +32 (0-499-**-**** (BE) linkedin.com/in/ait-tahar-kevianh-12ab0b7/
24/03/1966 • Nancy (France) • French
Male • Married
Senior IT Project Management Professional
Over two decades of multifaceted technical career and project leadership experience for IT and GIS (Geographic Information System) Projects in European and African countries with worldwide operational resources. Innovative and technology driven senior project and relationship manager with stellar history developing integrated project and managing successful initiatives leading complex projects within Agile and ITIL work environments. In-depth expertise managing and guiding design, development, testing and implementation activities for entire project using structured methods/techniques. Driven by new challenges and growth opportunities; team player who believes in providing world-class internal client service; create and maintain schedules, drive resolution of all project issues. Effective communicator fluent in English (written & spoken) and native French, in addition to exceptional relationship building skills with an outstanding commitment to detail, accuracy, and project completion on time, within scope, and within budget. Core Competencies:
• Strategic Business & IT Planning
• System Design/Implementation
• Budgeting & Cost Optimisation
• Escalation Resolution Management
• Requirements Analysis/ Project Scheduling
• Full Life Cycle Project Management
• Technology Processes & Solutions
• System Migrations/Integrations
• Client Relationship Management
• Continuous Process Improvements
• Business Intelligence Analytics
Hexagon SI & MiDA - Millennium Development Authority, Ghana Senior IT Consultant Project Manager, 10/2017 – 09/2018 Directed project and GIS requirements workshops by establishing department policies and GIS standards. Delivered plan groundwork and communicated to customer in Ghana for approval. Designed cost-effective GIS solutions to meet business needs by working with customers and project team to determine project scope, budget, schedule, and deliverables. Transformed communication strategy to reduce volume of emails to increase Com Quality, enhance project visibility, strengthen stakeholders’ engagement and better transparency from Hexagon, and decrease complaints to increase TRUST between all parties. Streamlined operations to cut down current administrative tasks and implement (Governance & maintenance) of a SharePoint platform. Conducted training sessions for IT team and provided coordination and animation of GIS team transversal resources, including global architect, governance, infrastructure experts, and integrator. Key Achievements:
§ Maintained solid working relationship with employer and customer and implemented communication strategies.
§ Pushed Hexagon to keep a good level of quality on project management document delivery, and other artefacts.
§ Led GIS project to support software, data, server hardware, field hardware, and services for the data migration and field validation, and application deployment within the TOR for Accra East and Accra West Districts.
§ Networked with customers to understand business requirements, and for any other communication through the global project organisation (onsite presence in ACCRA one week per month every month).
§ Guaranteed project deliverables meet quality standards and business requirements, including training’s evaluation:
Converted participants to future system administrators after rolling out system into production.
Empowered the participants to understand the G/Technology system - ware data model in order to follow and contribute to the requirements workshop and specifications. Kevianh Kadel Aïda AÏT-TAHAR
Encouraged participants to become future End User Trainers in order to train on roll out time frame. Euroclear, Brussels (Belgium)
Senior IT Consultant Project Manager, 06/2017 – 09/2017 Developed and utilised solid knowledge management to define the scope and mapped all IT processes translated into COBIT 5 framework. Structured workshop to represent plans, associating all IT processes translated into COBIT 5 framework and validate into a single database. Created and implemented an internal audit functions with collaboration of processes owner to determine GAP and deliver an action plan to manage the GAP. Key Achievements:
§ Led IT compliance project for delivering an internal self-assessment report, enabling Euroclear to conduct a final audit.
§ Revamped process structure to format the output of all internal audit to generate a final assessment report. Proximus, Brussels (Belgium)
Senior IT Consultant Project Manager, 01/2016 – 03/2017 Managed the work progress by directing a team of 15 analyst and developers, executing release management and quality test management towards success. Performed detailed analysis of business requirements, particularised project charter and deliverables, and transcribed functional specifications and technical documentation. Planned and organised project introduction, functional specifications requirement and governance documentation and needs assessments. Streamlined the process by managing the project team including all third parties, subcontractors, and vendors. Key Achievement:
§ Customised GTECH (Intergraph/Hexagon = Vendor) product for Proximus by dealing with specifications to optimise the design and implementation of Optic Fiber.
§ Performed cost analysis, estimation projects, impact analysis for every releases (frequency of 3 to 4 releases/year) application design, risk management, resource capacity assessment, and communication strategy review.
§ Implemented strategic planning and communicated project work to customers:
Led project’s activities and delegated different responsibilities to sub-ordinates, ensuring completion on time.
Monitored quality assurance test and defect Reporting as well as managed process optimisation through quality testing to decrease time and reducing volume defect. Vallourec (Valenciennes), Valenciennes (France)
Senior IT Consultant Project Manager, 04/2014 – 11/2015 Obtain best value for the project including supplier base, use of internal and external resources. Project Leader in IT security project to implement for my client “VALLOUREC” a Full disk Encryption tool into around 3000 critical computers part of EMEA zone. Ensure best value for the project including supplier base, use of internal and external resources. Analyse business requirements, elaborate project charter, write functional specifications, and technical documentation. Conduct cost analysis, and estimation, as well as plan projects, and manage impact analysis of the current situation as infrastructure and application design, risk management. Prepare project initiation, functional specifications requirement and governance documentation and definition/needs assessments. Deliver IT team coaching, coordination and animation of IT transversal resources (Global architect, governance, infrastructure experts, and integrator. Key Achievement:
§ Matured the project during the tenure by implementing the tool in environment and restored the confidence with IT support guys to restart and complete the project.
§ Full Disk Encryption fully implemented in EMEA by bringing the CEO and direct report on board to make project successful while having the right support to avoid internal conflict.
§ Organised webinars to provide all stakeholders and key users to promote tool in the accurate way.
§ Project fully documented, with a high quality transition plan with input agreed by all parties to make sure project delivered to business with a proper transfer knowledge (training to users, and IT support all levels). UCB Pharma, Braine l’ Alleud (Belgium)
IT Relationship Manager and Project Leader, 03/2008 – 08/2013 Kevianh Kadel Aïda AÏT-TAHAR
Headed delivery critical projects and provided managerial support, problem escalation, and management point of contact for IT relationship department. Co-ordinated with multiple IT Delivery Teams in order to support all new medicines external collaborations and IT inter-team meetings with key internal IT functions. Delegated the authority to act as a business ambassador across site and different business area to build solid relationship between IT & business, managing conflicts. Updated and controlled IT projects documentation/information on business related functions and research, including research and development on new medicines. Carried out internal communication analysis and reporting towards the customer
(progress meeting) at different level across the organisation. Key Projects:
§ Designed a “Disaster Recovery Plan” for a critical database. Customer: R&D department. Project size: 200k €, 5 persons, 100-man days.
§ Applied a support software for patents management for the R&D department. Project size 200k €, 100-man days.
§ Introduced an IT infrastructure supporting an epilepsy detection system in an animal lab (Project Award in 2011). Project size 100k €, 96-man days.
§ Employed an IT infrastructure supporting a cell image and video processing application. Project size 30k €, 40 man- days.
§ Participated in a SharePoint Portal Project and sync the process of design and implementation of R&D data migration gate towards a consolidated platform for cost optimisation. Project size 382k €- actual was 9% below – 28 people involved for a period of 12 months.
Prior experience as CTA Agriculture - IT Infrastructure Manager Nestle ITOC - Senior Network Engineer
Cable & Wireless (London) - Analyst Support Engineer WAN, LAN and Security. Technical Proficiencies
Productivity Tools: MS Outlook, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) MS Project 2013 Professional and 2016 MS Visio Methodologies: ITIL (incident, change, problem management) PRINCE 2 PMP OPX2 & EPPM Document/Change
SharePoint DOCUMENTUM ADKAR model (Classic Change Management Model) Time / Performance Network Security: WAN & LAN Cisco (Router & Switches) Level 3 support Solution design to monitor network components (SolarWinds, & HP OpenView)
Full disk Encryption ( client endpoint PC ), IPSEC / SSL VPN Technologies, Cisco Firewall ASA LAN – Switching and Routing, Network probe Object Planet, Checkpoint Firewall 1 version 4.0 & 4.1, Service firewall avec caching, intrusion detection, inbound remote user authentication, site to site VPN, and, outbound user authentication, Checkpoint FW1, Sun Solaris, Netcache, RealSecure, TACACS, Foundry
(application layer switches), VPN ( Altiga box series 3000 ) Systems: UNIX, NOVELL & WINDOWS CLIENT / SERVER, Windows Operating Server ( recent NT ), system Novell 4.1, Active Directory 2003, 2008, Solaris 2.6 & 7, Linux Redhat 5.2 & 6, DHCP / DNS Server Education and Credentials
Master’s Degree in Informatics
E.S.I. (Ecole Supérieure Informatique) à Paris (Montreuil) Certifications
Certified PRINCE 2 Foundation