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Project Manager

Location:
Duvall, Washington, United States
Posted:
March 30, 2019

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Venkata Bathala

425-***-**** ac8x8b@r.postjobfree.com

MBA in Project Management

Experienced professional with demonstrated success in establishing and implementing best practices for business analysis and project management and project lifecycle standardization per PMI standards. Unique ability to bridge the gap between the technical side and client side to uncover requirements and provide effective business solutions. Possess communication and people skills that enable me to effectively interact with the internal business and IT groups to fully understand needed requirements and provide systems that meet those needs. Experienced working with all levels of management, global virtual teams to collaborate and implement solutions. Possesses excellent people skills that foster positive and productive relationships at all levels of the organization structure. Excellent research skills, instinctive problem-solving, able and willing to learn everything. Dynamic in a variety of environments and self-motivated to exceed expectations.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Workday Integration

Workday Report Writer

Absence Management

Benefits

Compensation

Core HR

Time Tracking

Payroll

Manager Self-Service

Agile / Scrum

Requirements gathering

Cross-functional training

User Training

Business Process Optimization

UAT / Quality Assurance

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS EXPERIENCE

Deliver excellent reporting and clear/concise communication to key stakeholders both within and across organization to ensure successful project completion.

Educate and train business and IT stakeholders on the use of standardized project management methodology.

Provide ongoing guidance and support to IT and business units in the area of project management and business analysis by promoting the use of best practices, and where necessary, mentoring and coaching.

Vendor Management - evaluation and negotiation of SOWs, manage customer-vendor relationship prior, during and after project execution and delivery.

Customer Relationship Management – deliver outstanding customer service through prompt issue resolution.

Facilitate business process re-engineering to streamline operations and realize efficiencies such as reduction in paperwork, removal of redundant activities and increase information sharing.

Adept at matrix management by balancing cross functional responsibilities across multiple business units.

Deliver excellent reporting and clear/concise communication to key stakeholders both within and across organization to ensure successful project completion.

Able to impact and influence through concise and clear recommendations that build business and strategic understanding.

Strong leadership presence with the ability to challenge the status quo.

Elicit business requirements from core business units via Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions.

Effectively work with the stakeholders, business and development teams using Agile/Scrum, Software Development Life Cycle, Waterfall methodologies

Skilled at analyzing business needs and document business and technical designs for the Project.

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Proven track record to exceed expectations, which is reflected in advancement to positions requiring increasing levels of responsibility.

Able to turn around failing projects and establish framework for successful project completion – identify and proactively manage risks, understand team dynamics and escalate issues to senior leadership for resolution.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Washington State Department of Transportation, Tumwater, WA Feb 2018 – Present

Project Manager / Business Analyst

Delivered business process configuration workbooks for each phase of the project.

Configured business processes including definitions, notifications and condition rules.

Owned the compensation framework set up in Workday including eligibility rules, compensation grade, grade profiles, steps and allowance plans.

Design, develop and deliver various types of Workday reports to HR and other users including Composite, Matrix, BIRT, Dashboard, and other advanced reports.

Designed and configured the layout for Employee/Manager/Business Partner landing pages Worker Profile pages.

Build and maintain calculated fields in Workday.

Managed defects from SIT and UAT testing and conducted client communications to identify resolutions.

Create BRD’s, FRD’s and system configuration documents

Customized Share Point using templates, style sheets, web parts and Interfaces

Involved in Creating, Configuring & Customizing Site Collections, Document libraries, Content Types, Master Pages, Word to InfoPath, RSS & Custom Lists in Share Point.

Added the content to existing document libraries and lists in Share Point

Initiative involved multiple external and internal stakeholders, significant policy changes, change management and implementation of an IT solution.

Managed all projects in accordance with SDLC and PMI standards.

Led multi-member project teams on projects from the initiation to the implementation phase.

Accountable for management of project scope and gaining agreement and approval of scope changes with affected stakeholders.

Developed and maintained project plans using MS Project.

Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ July 2010 – Jan 2017

Project Manager / Business Analyst

Develop and apply a project prioritization methodology to determine which projects to undertake based on organizational strategic goals.

Produce and obtain approval of business cases for strategic initiatives.

Initiative involved multiple external and internal stakeholders, significant policy changes, change management and implementation of an IT solution.

Managed all projects in accordance with SDLC and PMI standards.

Elicited business requirements from core business units via Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions, “Not just a note taker”; Engaged in IIBA BABOK practices and principles

Effectively worked with the stakeholders, business and development teams using Agile/Scrum, Waterfall methodologies

Created Functional Requirement Document (FRD) in Use Case format for QA team; gap analysis, amended/approved test cases.

Customized Share Point using templates, style sheets, web parts and Interfaces

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Involved in Creating, Configuring & Customizing Site Collections, Document libraries, Content Types, Master Pages, Word to InfoPath, RSS & Custom Lists in Share Point.

Added the content to existing document libraries and lists in Share Point

Skilled at analyzing business needs and document business and technical designs for the Project

Developed and maintained project plans using MS Project. Accountable for the approval and sign-off of the project plan with all affected project stakeholders. Accountable for delivery of all work tasks identified in the project plan.

Developed and maintained all project related documentation, including but not limited to: Project Charter, Communication Plan, Project Plan, Stakeholder Registry, Risk Log, Issues Log, Weekly Status Report, and Change Management Log.

Facilitated regular project status calls between the stakeholders and the project team.

Provided end-user support, troubleshoot and documentation.

Created Business Requirement Documents (BRD) to incorporate end-user changes resulting in enhanced form management & rating models that simplified workflow & improved productivity.

Responsible for data collection, data aggregation, data analysis and data mapping in a strict timeline. Maintain documents on SharePoint site.

Responsible for ensuring underwriting system correctly interfaces with multiple downstream & upstream systems. With QA on unit testing and test cases; managed issues list with vendor

Specific project accomplishments include:

B2B: Gathered key executive staff and users to develop a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) ahead of schedule, paving the way for the division to replace their existing vendor-based care and case management solution.

Developed a business requirements document and recommended optimal solutions to address critical needs of business users within time, cost, and scope constraints.

B2C: Coordinating multiple stakeholder teams, building relationships with vendor-clients, and appraising executive leadership of progress. Remediated previous difficulties and delays by skillfully managing the project, ultimately completing the project prior to quickly approaching deadlines and within budget.

Billing System: Strategically directed a highly visible enterprise-wide rewrite of a billing system by developing and managing the project schedule, providing critical, detailed reports to executive management, orchestrating meetings with subject matter experts to understand existing business processes and potential areas for improvement.

Weyerhaeuser, Federal way, WA Mar 2009 – Jun 2010

Business Analyst

Support team in an Agile environment with documented business requirements including high level Visio diagrams and data mapping for Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards providing data visualization.

Collaborated with business owners to identify the scope, goals, deliverables, and project timelines, and relayed project progress to the entire project team, including the Chief Information Officer, IT Executive Team, key stakeholders, and senior management.

Managed application development projects according to the SDLC process.

Developed project plans and ensured projects remained on-target by modifying and reassigning tasks as project objectives required.

Responsible for managing design and business deliverables for web projects.

Developed Data Warehouse quality mapping reconcilement processes, QA test cases, managed UAT/issues lists, ad-hoc reports, vendor management, user training and documentation, customer production support.

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Microsoft, Redmond, WA Apr 2005 – Feb 2009

Business Analyst

Maintained close oversight of all SDLC processes, including initial requirements gathering, detailed functional and technical specification production, test plan review, internal validation plan execution, user acceptance testing and assistance, and final implementation.

Tapped as a subject matter expert, recommending industry best practices to clients seeking to implement Microsoft products.

Engaged with business representatives to develop business requirements, documented process flows and directed problem solving initiatives. Identified obstacles, devised action plans, and developed end-user training and documentation and post implementation support.

Develop business requirements and manage web development projects for Internet Services & Operations organization.

Creating the customer profiles based on personal and contextual data and using and business rules to identify the highest-impact offer during an inbound interaction

Involved in documenting business rules applied to trade data, particularly data transformation procedures and data validation rules.

Responsible for managing design and business deliverables for web projects.

Creation of site templates using Share point designer & Visual Studio.

Southern California Edison, Irwindale, CA Jun 2001 – Mar 2005

System Analyst

Worked for production, maintenance projects and good experience in handling the Production Support activities cost effectively.

Designed and developed Informatica Mappings and Sessions based on business user requirements and business rules to load data from source flat files, xml and sql server tables to target tables.

Developed and scheduled Workflows using task developer, worklet designer, and workflow designer in Workflow manager and monitored the results in Workflow monitor.

Did performance tuning at source, transformation, target, and workflow levels.

Parameterized the mappings and increased the re-usability.

Worked with high-volume data, tuning, troubleshooting of mappings and created documentation to support for the application.

Gathered and developed requirements for implementing Web analytics on client websites.

Intelligroup Asia Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India Feb 1999 – May 2001

Programmer Analyst

Design and development activities of the project.

Migrated code to the production environment and provided support to production loads.

Worked on complete SDLC from Extraction, Transformation and Loading of data using DB2.

Trouble Shooting and debugging the code.

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY

Organization

Positions Held

Dates

Washington State Department of Transportation, Tumwater, WA

Project Manager / Business Analyst

Feb 2018 – Present

Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ

Project Manager / Business Analyst

July 2010 – Jan 2018

Weyerhaeuser, Federal way, WA

Business Analyst

Mar 2009 – Jun 2010

Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Business Analyst

Apr 2005 – Feb 2009

Southern California Edison, Irwindale, CA

System Analyst

Jun 2001 – Mar 2005

Intelligroup Asia Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India

Programmer Analyst

Feb 1999 – May 2001

EDUCATION, TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MBA Strayer University, Herndon, VA, USA, from March 2013 - June 2016.

Specialization - Information Systems Management

Specialization - Management

Bachelors Gulbarga University, India, 1995

Specialization - Electronics & Communication Engineering

Certificates:

MCTS 2009, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuring.

Solaris Admin 2001, Sun Certified

SCJP 2001, Sun Certified

MCSD 2001, Microsoft

MCSE 2000, Microsoft

Trainings:

Project Management 2017, Project Management Institute

MEC Labs 2015

Landing Page Optimization.

Value Proposition Development.

Marketing Experiments Email Messaging

HONORS

Member of Golden Key International Honor Society

Member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society



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