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Release Manager

Location:
Colonia, NJ
Posted:
March 04, 2019

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Professional Summary:

●Over * years of strong functional experience in analyzing and gathering requirements for the businesses, evaluating output requirements, studying system capabilities and writing their specifications.

●Strong fundamental experience of over 6 years of working with the development and testing teams in the SDLC process to enable and promote production quality code into the ERP infrastructure.

●Proven leadership experience of working with summer interns at various client sites for college credits.

●Well versed in multiple areas of SDLC methodologies and various Project, Program and Portfolio tools/applications (e.g. HP PPM, Clarity, SharePoint, etc.).

●A regular user of Project Management tools like MS Project and Visio for Planning and Development Stages of ERP Releases.

●Successfully coordinated and managed over 40+ Continues improvement monthly releases along with 50+ releases including 20 Global ERP Deployment releases.

●Experience working with the JIRA tool to track the various stages of ERP and software releases.

●Experience around the Project Management Operations, Change Management and Release Management procedures.

●Expertise in developing the training materials and training the SAP end users for the newly developed functionalities.

●An expert Change Advisory Board (CAB) meeting host with an experience of hosting CAB meetings with Senior Management for over 4+ years.

Professional Experience

Client: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA Duration: June 2015 to present

Role: SAP Release Manager/ SAP Business Analyst

●Managing the execution of ERP Release Calendar Management assigned activities.

●Leading and managing the monthly Change Advisory Board meetings.

●Coordinating the Pfizer SAP Global Release to Production processes and procedures for the SAP environment, this includes all release management aspects of planning and delivery for assigned release.

●Participated in the fit-gap analysis sessions which included engaging with business units and other SAP COE team members.

●Providing guidance and manage the global & regional ERP teams in all aspects of solution planning, development and release delivery.

●Reporting Monthly Release metrics and Leadership Operations metrics using MS Excel and Tableau respectively.

●Managing weekly SAP Business Intelligence (BI) releases by facilitating conversations with all impacted parties including Senior Executives, Enterprise Release Management & Functional/ Delivery Leads.

●Managed the SAP BI application releases with other source systems and partnering teams

●Performed Project Manager and a Business Analyst role in designing, planning, planning for the resources, gathering requirements for a custom based tool named “Release Management Data Collection” (RMDC) tool in the development environment across all team functional areas.

●Also conducted functional & user testing, built training documents and provided training for all the global users SAP Planning, Finance, BI, Manufacturing (Quality and Materials Management), Procurement, Commercial groups.

●Assisted in the coordination of the cutover activities after the Go-Live release during the weekend to help with setting up and initializing the production system, closing legacy systems and entering data manually in the system.

●Working with the Risk Management and Compliance (RM&C) teams on a daily basis to collaborate on many aspects of the Solution Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC).

●Ensuring overall project and program objectives are met and providing advanced leadership in the use of problem-solving/improvement tools through SharePoint and HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) reports and dashboards for some projects.

Client: Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, NJ Duration: April 2015 to May 2015

Role: SAP Business Analyst

●Developed a GAP Analysis model to evaluate the information gathered and broke them down into low level information and distinguished the present functionality of the SAP system from the requested ones to identify the GAP.

●Conducted and completed regression testing for a fix for the production issue concerning the SAP FI module.

●Developed a project schedule along with project plans and worked with team leads to create a robust workbreadown structure (WBS) to manage delivery of the solution in SAP.

●For a short period of time, used the Authorization Process Managing (APM) tool for testing the SAP transactions manually.

Client: Citrix Systems Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL Duration: June 2013 to April 2015

Role: SAP Business Analyst/SAP Release Co-coordinator/SAP Junior Project Manager

●Documented the business and technical requirements for the Data-Archiving project along with closely working with the SAP technical team for understanding the business and technical objects required to be archived.

●Gathered the business and technical requirements for the existing reports to be enhanced for making the reports archive enabled and preparing the test scripts for these reports and conducted the UAT of these reports.

●Monitored and maintained the deployment activities by making sure all the cutover activities are executed post a Go-Live release.

●Used JIRA version 7.0 for the Data Archiving Project to compare and manage various cutover activities after release of various Archived reports for the Finance team.

●Managed all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (i.e. activation, requirements, conceptual design, detailed design, construction & unit testing, system integration, testing, user acceptance testing, deployment & maintenance) of the Data-Archiving project.

●Developed and managed the Project Management Plan for the project, including Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Resources, Communications, and Risk Management

●Also worked as a Junior Project Manager for leading the summer interns to guide them on requirements gathering for the enhancement project on the existing SAP accounting reports.

●Provided leadership to the interns as a Junior PM to help them to determine requirements, identify gaps, and offer mitigation strategies.

Client: Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, CA Duration: March 2013 to May 2013

Role: SAP Functional Tester

Roles and Responsibilities

●Prepared the test scenarios based on the functional requirements and also included them in the business requirement document to be reviewed by business for a high level understanding.

●Successfully tested critical Business transactions in the Finance Module including Customer Invoices, Payments and Credit memos.

●Created Business Process Procedures (BPP) documentation.

●Manually tested the custom transactions of the company which includes updating the SAP table maintenance, maintenance, reports etc. using the Authorization Process Managing (APM).

Client: Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA Duration: July 2012 to Feb 2013

Role: Junior SAP Business Analyst/ Release Coordinator (Intern)

Roles and Responsibilities

●Ensuring the optimum utilization of existing finance solutions, other integrated finance applications and facilitating the deployment of new technologies in response to business requirement.

●Participated in the business requirement sessions for the SAP integration project.

●Crafted an adaptable, comprehensive and feasible solution by creating necessary blueprint documents for functional requirements and technical specifications for the SAP integration project.

●Identified improvements to applications, processes, and business logic to meet user needs

●Participated in process improvement projects and product enhancement projects for regulatory compliance and internal/external requests

●Updated training documents for Request for Change (RFC) guidelines and Change Management document

●Participated in the Project Management training workshop specifically for the creation of SOW (Statement of Work) for project planning, blueprint and realization and release phases for the enhancement of the accounting reports project.

Southeast Missouri State University Duration: August 2010 to May 2012

Role: Graduate Assistant at the Career Services

Roles and Responsibilities

●Coordinated department’s IT requirements with University IT department to develop/update the website.

●Maintained the department’s career website from time to time using MS Access tools.

●Delivered presentations to classrooms and organizations off and on-campus.

●Arranged and coordinated annual career events including design and production of marketing materials to students, employees, faculty and staff.

Education:

Bachelors of Accounting and Finance, Gujarat University, India (2009)

Masters of Accounting and Finance, Gujarat University, India (2010)

Masters of Business Administration, Cape Girardeau, MO, U.S.A (2012)

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Falls Church, VA (2015)

Certifications:

Certified Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA), India (2010)



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