Rodrigo de la Parra PMP*
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER HARDWARE-SOFTWARE-SOLUTIONS Highly successful technology development senior project manager with international experience bringing industry lead products and solutions in a deadline driven environment. Passionate about innovation and exceeding customer expectations. Decisive leader, highly effective at daily tracking and execution of multiple, concurrent complex projects. Excels at building trust and loyalty utilizing a collaborative style centered on patient listening, communication clarity and can-do attitude. AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Agile /Scrum ● Waterfall ● System Development Life Cycle ● High Performance Computing ● Cloud Computing ● Server Platforms ● System Integration ● Software Maintenance ● PCBA ● ODM/OEM ● Supply Chain ● Contract Negotiations ● Competitive Analysis ● Team Building ● Problem Solving ● Big Picture ● Detail and Results Oriented ● SW Implementation ● Portfolio Management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LENOVO ENTERPRISE BUSINESS GROUP, Research Triangle Park, NC Offering Delivery Manager, 2014- 2015
Led cross-functional global Project Teams managing: Development, Manufacturing, Procurement, Finance, Marketing and Service within the IPD process. Created and managed project plans for Flex Systems servers and software from concept until end of life. (Cradle to Grave ownership). Managed Agile Software life-cycle releases for System Management Modules and Fabric Manager Applications. Key Accomplishments:
Managed large scale 1 yr project with $5.4M budget, and estimated $20M revenue, from Offering definition to market launch.
Defined, managed and launched 2nd Generation Chassis Management Software (6m cycle) enabling
$2M initial sales.
Created and executed the product transition plan and go-to Market strategy.
Defined and implemented portfolio simplification strategy, achieving 20% reduction
Tailored and executed System X portfolio rebranding to comply with Government requirement.
$800K decrease in platform cost by implementing new raw materials in the PCBA design.
Prepared and presented project status to Executive Team IBM System and Technology Group, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1999-2014 Project Development Team (PDT) Lead, 2013-2014
Coordinated and chaired monthly High Performance Server Portfolio Line Management Team Meetings, reviewing business results, setting strategic plans and defining product road-maps for the brand. Authored project Charter, Concept and Plan packages and obtained approval to execute. Created and managed IBM PureFlex Integrated Solutions, Flex Systems and Rack Servers development projects from concept to launch. Accomplished project delivery goals, increasing market share and profit margins. Key Accomplishments:
Achieved $1.5M savings by negotiating software maintenance service contracts
Directed the planning, design, validation and delivery of quarterly AMM software maintenance releases addressing customer critical situations and prioritizing new technology requirements.
Improved product competitiveness and customer loyalty reducing fix delivery lead-time resolution
Led development and implementation teams for easy Order entry and manufacturing configuration of Integrated Solutions; reducing order to ship cycle by 3 days.
Managed High Performance Server project from Design to Launch (18 months) with $9M budget and projected $310M revenue.
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Technical Program Manager, 2007-2012
Led various system x global development teams responsible for hardware and firmware architecture, design, validation and manufacturing enablement of Flex Systems, HPC Solutions, Cloud Computing Offering and iDataPlex. Managed all platform subsystem and firmware development teams, creating schedule, budget, sourcing plan, quality plan and release to manufacturing activities. Controlled project execution, stakeholder decision check-points, and gathered customer feedback through early-ship units and proof of concept (POC). Coordinated a global team of Hardware/Software Cloud computing architects.
Promoted to Senior Project Manager
Five new server platforms on time to market with improved time to value, performance and cost competitive index.
Exceeded performance benchmarks with the first full wide 4 socket Flex system. (20 month project duration from Concept to launch) budget $12M, estimated revenue $319M.
Authored and executed an $8M joint-development collaboration agreement with global partners, that became the baseline for the business unit.
Led Group initiative to adopt Agile/ Scrum methodologies for Integrated Solutions Development.
Led the Design, implementation and fulfillment of first Configured to Order (CTO) Cloud Computing Integrated Solution, reducing on-site deployment from days to hours.
Achieved “Search Datacenter Gold Award 2009”, Top500 SuperComputers and Green DataCenter Awards with the proprietary form factor iDataplex rack and servers based HPC integrated solution. Technical Program Manager/Procurement Engineering, 1999-2006 Led the WW engineering and commercial team, responsible for managing PCBA suppliers (Test, Manufacturing, Quality, Cost and Deliveries). Selected and deployed new suppliers performing qualification process and new product introduction (NPI) activities. Created and executed SOW, RFQ and sourcing selection and qualification procedures. Extended Supplier Quality Engineering Team to multiple global locations, recruiting, training and mentoring peers. Technical procurement lead for High Volume
Completed International Assignment (4yr) and accepted permanent position in USA
Implemented an outsourcing strategy for Global ODM and Contract manufacturers.
Introduced 4 new ODM/CM partners to expand the portfolio, capacity and capabilities.
Achieved schedule and cost reductions, mastering early manufacturing involvement (EMI) and Design For X (DFX) disciplines.
Improved schedule and product quality by strengthening the relationship and collaboration between Design teams and CM.
Improved suppliers quality and capabilities reducing workmanship, test escapes, RMA, NDF, DOA. EDUCATION
B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
Manufacturing Systems Diploma, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico Master’s Certificate, in Project Management George Washington University, United States of America PMP Certificate, Project Management Institute.
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