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Manager Project

Madison, WI
March 23, 2019

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Victor Narwortey

**** ******* **** *** · Madison, WI 60649 · C: 608-***-****

Project / Program manager/Tableau developer

Data Analytics · Strategic Planning · Project Controls • Program Management

Highly focused, goal-oriented, and dedicated professional with extensive experience and master’s-level education in project management and leadership adaptable to production, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, and program oversight. Over 15 years of experience in Project Management, Coordination, EVMS, Planning and Scheduling. Demonstrated skills in planning, project controls, increasing profits, generating enduring business alliances, and identifying and pursuing growth opportunities. Astute in all business administration categories. Sigma Six graduate with experience in using Lean methodologies to plan and execute continuous improvements .

Core Competencies

Visionary Leadership

Business Development

Continuous Improvement

Project Controls

Technology Proficiency

High-impact Presentations

Strategic Planning

Data Analytics & Visualization

Mentoring & Coaching

Professional Experience

American Family Insurance, Madison Wisconsin

Sr. Corporate Planning Lead, Portfolio Management, Financial Data/ Tableau Developer, April, 2017 to Present

Providing strategic oversight of portfolio management, prioritization, and implementation of strategic initiatives for assigned divisions. Developing the strategies for and implementation of project and portfolio management methods, tools, and resources that enable the organization to deliver results in support of the Strategic Plan. Identify risks, dependencies, priorities, and trade-offs across the portfolio of projects

Responsible for creating and overseeing master project schedules to drive overall portfolio prioritization and management; ensure efficient allocation of organizational resources. Establishes and drives processes for the project portfolio and all sub-portfolios including initiation, evaluation, prioritization, monitoring, and control.

Key Achievement:

Organized and Standardized the project and portfolio reporting and management process

Build corporate wide business intelligence, data analytics and visualization dashboards using tableau

Successfully planned and implemented high impact corporate financial and performance reports

Used Tableau, Clarity, and Oracle to create on time data driven reporting system and dashboards.

CNA Insurance, Chicago Illinois

Sr PMO Manager/ IT Project Finance Support Specialist, April 2016 to April 27, 2017

Creating and maintaining project plans in Primavera/MS Project throughout the entire project lifecycle, consistent with approved PMO processes and standards Responsible for project and staffing plan data integrity and ensuring compliance to approved coding standards. Monitoring resource assignments for accurate allocation against staffing plan ensuring proper utilization Provide analytical review of project schedule, emphasizing items such as a critical path, earned value, burn rate and late tasks.

Key Achievement:

Successfully initiated and implemented standardized project costing and accounting process across various department in the PMO

Leading the PMO effort to find ways of formalizing all project management processes and procedure in

Initiated and implemented IT operations and value management across the entire departments in the corporation

Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh Wisconsin

Sr Project Manager/Integrating Program Planning Scheduler, Sep 2014 to April 2016

Applying Primavera (SME) knowledge and to the Engineering Project Management Office (EPMO), resource capacity planning processes, portfolio management processes, and establishing standards for how projects are monitored, maintained and updated. Leading the project teams (IPT’s/CAM’s) in developing Integrated Master Plans and Schedules (IMP, IMS) base on the federal government/DOD/ DCMA specific standards and guidelines. Facilitating continual measurement of project performance against a controlled baseline, and measured against Earned Value analysis. Creating PMO standards and guidelines, supporting the development and maintenance of Primavera projects schedules across various departments.

Key Achievement:

Successfully planned and executed the bid proposal project which led to winning one of the largest federal military contract in the USA history to build the next generation “Joint light tactical vehicle” (JLTV) to replace the aging Humvee’s.

Conceive the idea, initiate, plan and execute standardized unique smart work package numbering system and OBS, PBS, WBS system and template for the entire corporation.

Planned, develop and execute the Integrated Master Plans and Schedules (IMP, IMS) for a $25-50 Billion dollars defense program within three months of being hired.

Program Controls and Scheduling manager for more than $25-50 Billion dollars defense program, and coordinating execution of the three other related programs.

Managed and tracked a highly visible and classified 15,000-25,000 line project plan and schedule.

Hewlett Packard LLC, Through TekSystems Staffing Madison WI

Project Manager, Jan 2014 – Sep 2014

Project Manager in support of developers and analyst who are responsible for driving the changes to the Medicaid system for the federal governments ICD-10 health coding for the state of Wisconsin. Responsible for requirements and the federal Medicaid reporting through the state of Wisconsin business units that manages the relationship with the Wisconsin Department of Health and the federal government. Interface with external customers such as third party health providers/payers within the State of WI who needs processing of payment and claims.

Key Achievement:

Successfully implement and execute a hybrid of Waterfall and Agile/Scrum project management methodology to plan and execute a $3.5 federal health systems reporting ETL project in just nine months.

Dean Health Plan, Inc. Through K-force Staffing, Madison, WI

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Sep 2013 – Dec 2013

Project management support to deliver projects within the established budget and time line. Participate in program and project development, disseminate project information and actively participants in project-related work groups and committees. Used MS Project to sequentially and logically plan, schedule and manager over 2,000 lines of activities . Key Achievement:

Implemented Agile/Scrum and Waterfall framework to manage and execute a $1.6M ETL data processing infrastructure project in time and under budget in just three months.

State Farm Insurance, Through Tek Systems Staffing

Sr Project Planner/Scheduler Mar 2012 – Sep 2013

Define vision, goals and objective to support various planning sessions, analyze and report progress of projects against schedules. Specialize in Software Life Cycle Portfolio management Development and Program Management. Advises the project team on the use of Project Management Processes. Measure work progress, manage and assign resources, track milestones, monitor project metrics such as earned value, and burn rates, using software tool such MS Project, Mega Advisor, Trac Query and Primavera Project management.

Key Achievement:

Successfully planned, and executed $2.5M Agile/Scrum and waterfall ETL data process Infrastructure project involving more than 300 team members across three continent that involves five vendors and three subcontractors.

CATERPILLAR, INC. – AURORA IL, Through Volts Staffing

Sr Project Analyst/Planning Scheduler, June 2011- Mar 2012

Completed eight months contract for the center for Project Excellence, reporting to the NPI Team Supervisors

Responsible for managing overall project scheduling and activity tracking for multiple product development projects

Updating the project management plans on a regular basis, track progress, identify potential problems and activities on the critical path early, and resolve problems with the team in a timely manner.

Key Achievement:

Successfully rescued multiple projects from critical points by implementing network-based schedules and activity logic analysis.

Implemented Earn Value Measurement and Management system to effectively ensure projects are completed within schedule and within budget using Primavera P6 in all the analysis,

Use Oracle Primavera system and MS Project to develop master detailed project management schedules assuring project dates can be obtained and analyze projects risk through Critical Path and PERT analysis for the project teams.

While in school for my Masters


Purchasing and Material Project Manager, 3/2011-5/2011

Fulfilled three-month contract in a supervisory role for a global corporation that develops, manufactures, and sells power quality and monitoring solutions for automated industrial markets, with $7.7M in yearly revenues. Appointed front-line manager during absences of the Material Director and Shipping Manager.

Key Achievement:

Successfully introduced KANBAN card system to streamline inventory, production, and control costs.

CHICAGO RUBBER & SEAL, INC. – Wood Dale, Illinois

Project and Quality Manager, 11/2010-3/2011

Oversaw Project Management and Quality Assurance initiatives for a global, consolidated source for rubber and seal products, a private company with $40.8M in annual sales. Managed all phases of large and small projects worth up to $1.5M. Planned and coordinated scheduling, customer service, quality assurance, logistics, and shipping and handling. Key Achievements:

Effectively coordinated with engineers and vendors to implement a cost-effective customer-service system, realizing savings for both vendors and clients.

KERR-MIDDLETON – Middleton, Wisconsin

Shipping and Receiving Project Manager, 11/2007-11/2010

Worked in shipping department of a private manufacturer of wholesale medical and dental surgical equipment and supplies, with 75 employees. Served as freight broker and dispatcher on all cargo issues with local and international transportation groups, including UPS, FEDEX, and DHL, among others..

Key Achievements:

Personally conducted multi-dimensional efficiency study to streamline processes and reduce operational costs, resulting in impartial shipping and receiving transactions.

Named three times winner of award for going beyond expectations to improve and increase production.


General Manager, 1/2005-11/2007

Held chief management posts, implementing innovative leadership strategies to enhance operational success for two separate telecommunications companies. Operated an authorized retail outlet for Einstein PCS, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon telecommunications products. Assisted customers with problem solving, product information, and repairs.. Key Achievements:

Increased sales from 30 to 150 phones a month, raising yearly net earnings from $50K to $250K.

Exclusively grew business from one location to six, including four in Wisconsin and two in Ohio.

TOUCHTEL WIRELESS, INC. – Madison, Wisconsin

General Manager / Sales Representative, 3/2003-10/2004

Managed comprehensive retail operation, from customer service and employee training to problems solving and business finances. Assisted customers in all aspects of sales. Served as technician, performing minor repairs. Designed and implemented effective marketing strategies and merchandising displays.

Key Achievements:

Single-handedly created a loyal customer base to help encourage a residual sales opportunities.

Doubled sales from $20K to $40 per week during tenure.

Education and Credentials

M. of Sci., Project Management, 2011 • University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Platteville, Wisconsin • GPA 3.6 / 4.0

B. of Sci., Political Science • University of Ghana – Legon, Ghana • Honors

Professional Certifications: • Certified Agile Scrum Master (C.S.M) • Microsoft Office Suite . CMMI Certified

Data Visualization (Tableau, Microsoft Power BI )

Association: Project Management Institute (PMI), since 2007

• Tools: PC-based Windows platforms operating Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Tableau, Power BI, SAP Business Objects, MS Project Management, Visio and MS Dynamics, Mega Advisor, Oracle (Primavera Risk Management, Primavera P6 Professional Project, Supply Chain, Project Portfolio Management), Clarity, Crystal Reports, Lotus Notes, Cognos Reports, SQL, Java, HTML, Deltek Cobra, Steelray Project Analyzer, Active Risk Manager, various internal systems.

Social Responsibility: Project and Program manager for the Africa Association of Madison Wisconsin, a charity that provide wells and scholarships to kids in Africa and Madison. Plan and coordinated the annual Africa festival in Madison, a $40,000 dollars festival to showcase and raise funds for various charities in Africa..

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