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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
February 18, 2019

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Howard Askew, Executive IT Program/Project Manager

As an executive/enterprise level Project Manager, I have experience at a global level, leading numerous teams on complex initiatives.

Additionally, I’m a 12-year veteran of Agile Scrum methodologies that include SAFe frameworks, plus mentoring, coaching and teaching Agile principles.

I’ve led the development and implementation of various IT programs that leverages collaboration and company-wide resources, facilitates, information technology governance, advises senior leadership on the direction and resource investments, and designs appropriate policies to manage information that identifies risk.

My leadership approach is engaging, collaborative and imaginative, with a sophisticated ability to work with other leaders to set best practices and develop new strategies at the operational level.


oInformation Technology, Agile/Scrum/Kanban, 16 years of software development (12 using Agile Methodologies)Portfolio/Program Management, SAP Application Development, Application Performance Management (APM) AppDynamics, VOIP, (Cisco), AWS, Cloud Experience, Software Implementation and Migration, EMR, SQL Server, VB, COBOL, Java, GMC Inspire, Infrastructure Builds, Data Center Migrations, Cloud Infrastructure Services, LAN/WAN, Routing/Switching, Network Security Portfolio Mgmt, Experienced with complex environments, Management of Distributed Teams; Domestic & Global.

oAdditionally, I have in-depth experience with PMO, Jira, Confluence, and Rally

o12 years Agile/Scrum experience

oCSM- 2008 – Version One

oSuccessfully implemented Agile platforms in multiple environments


BBVA-Compass Bank/Apex

Sr. Security PM & Scrum Master

September 2018- present

Effectively led as a servant leader

Facilitated multiple Agile/Scrum events

Led development initiatives with a focus on fraud, cyber-security, intrusion detection and physical security

Successfully collaborated with multiple teams in a matrix culture

Successfully managed the SDLC

Reported to, and interacted with senior leadership on a daily basis

Ensure teams achieved their daily stated objectives

Actively worked to eliminate risk and impediments

Effectively worked with senior leadership, product owner, and stakeholders on budget management, timeline and milestone management

Conducts communication, training, and coaching to various stakeholder groups to gain buy in and ensure appropriate utilization of new tools/methodologies

Continually researched and sharing with stakeholders and leadership new idea’s and methodologies

NCP Solutions/Epitec

Scrum Master - Implementations/Application Development

October 2017 – August 2018

Effectively led and managed a group of experienced programmers/developers

Implemented daily Agile/Scrum stand up’s

Collaborating with various groups, trained and mentored others about Agile, Scrum and KANBAN methodologies

Created a gap analysis matrix to identify disconnects between the client, client services and application development

Successfully developed processes that improved and promoted software development quality for some of the largest banking and mortgage companies in the country

Developed strategies that enable NCP as a company to achieve its goals

Effectively communicates business logic and technical information at all levels

Continually look for ways to improve quality services and products

Collaboratively working with other functional teams

Prioritize and plan projects; setting goals, objectives and expectations

Successfully coached and mentored direct reports

Ability to manage difficult or emotional client situations

McKesson Health Systems (remote)

Senior Program Manager/Scrum Master - Implementations/Software Development

February 2011 – February 2018

Responsible for the managing McKesson Unified Upgrades, and a wide range of McKesson technologies, and custom software development platforms.

Scrum Master, leading dozens of software development projects..

Instrumental in role aiding Hospitals in their efforts to implement ARRA (ObamaCare) policies and programs- to include financial and asset recovery.

Led multiple efforts assisting Hospitals and Providers organize and manage various Medicaid programs.

Successfully managed eight direct reports, with a downline of over 50 resources

Speared headed Application Performance Projects, EMR, (AppDynamics, Oracle and McKesson’s Proprietary platform).

Recognized as a strong project manager and leader within McKesson’s HSES division.

Collaborating with multiple Cross- Functional teams to insure project success.

Helped hospitals identify process changes and analyze the potential impact to the organization.

Coordinates project milestone activities, prepares and updates implementation project plans, and related project documentation.

Led customer project teams in the development of adoptive strategies for unified efforts.

Provides excellent support for internal and external implementation teams.

Actively engages in the research and resolution of system and end user issues as quickly as possible to promote a high level of client satisfaction.

Take Care Health Systems, Nashville, TN

Senior IT Program Manager/Scrum Master

September 2009 – January 2011

Effectively managed Software Development (SDLC) and implementations for new Take Care Clinics.

Successfully completed a wide range of projects, Software Development (SDLC) using Agile/Scrum Methodologies (JIRA), Desktop Standardizations and Upgrades, stood up new Network Infrastructure, Network Security, Updating various office & clinical applications.

Successfully implemented companywide initiatives to establish a domain trust between Walgreens and Take Care networks (Cloud Computing Environment).

Responsible for executing the 5010 compliance projects, and ARRA model for Take Care Clinics.

Recognized as a key resource, problem solver and team leader for client facing projects, and internal business initiatives, where scope, budget and compliance were critical to success.

Maintained and Developed SLA's.

Managed multiple projects from design to launch.

Prosys Information Systems, Nashville, TN

Program Manager- Clinical Applications

April 2007 – August 2009

Managed/Lead over 30 projects ranging in budget size from 2- 15+ million dollars.

Lead multiple clinical software developments efforts, balancing organizational needs- (SDLC). Used both Agile/Scrum (Kanban), PMBOK methodologies depending on need.

Resource loading, and leveling, team building, team consensus, budget management, developing project charter, scope (budgets, timelines, and delivery dates), customer relationships, cost avoidance, continuous design improvements, and conducting status meetings and reviews. Data Center Migrations, APM, Network Security and Data Recovery, Data Center Reconstruction, ERP (SAP, Oracle) implementation, Disaster Recovery.

In-depth vendor management experience.

Reviewed gap analyses and updated documentation.

The Bank of New York / Mellon Bank, Nashville, TN

IT Manager - Application Delivery & Implementations- Banking Systems

October 2005 – April 2007

Led the implementation of ERP platform to migrate legacy banking systems to meet compliance standards for the U. S. Treasury.

Led the migration of a 53,000 sf data center, that included a 75 million dollars of new hardware and software applications.

Disaster Recovery and Business Contingency Planning.

Coordinated and established methods of testing and recovery.

Developed assurance recovery procedures.

Identified and managed risks and issues supported by mitigation strategies.

Performed risk and Business impact analysis.

Siemens Medical Solutions, Nashville, TN

Project Manager - Medical / Security

March 2003 – October 2005


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Alabama, 1992

Masters of Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1994

Honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps

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