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Project Management Manager

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
October 14, 2016

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Professional Summary

Energetic professional with more than eight years' experience in IT project management in the areas of software development, telecommunication, and healthcare. Experienced in project management efforts and full life cycle systems implementations for several federal agencies. Well-versed in tracking details, communicating, and managing my own work load by planning, prioritizing, and balancing priorities to ensure on time completion of deliverables and tasks. A dedicated team player and highly skilled professional in assessing the needs of the clients, providing options, and implementing solutions in collaboration with team members, clients, and stakeholders.

Education - Bachelors of Science (B.S.) - Decision Sciences & Management Information Systems - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. June 2001

Certification - ScrumMaster Certification, Scrum Alliance December 2010

Clearance - Active public trust clearance with Department of Homeland Security Customs Border Protection.

Professional Experience

Project Scheduler /Manager

Modis (client: CBP) - Washington, DC

October 2015 - present

Created and managed project schedules with the project management team to support the Customs Border Protection Entry Exit Transformation Office.

Analyzed how well the project was performing by reviewing the master schedule and any impacts on the project schedule.

Identified detailed tasks, durations, critical paths, and resources to build the project schedules for federal information management and technology programs.

Identified relevant information, patterns/inconsistencies, interdependencies, and potential risks that would impact the master schedule of projects.

Developed project status reports for the project manager lead and identified areas of potential high risks and provided corrective actions.

Created and managed weekly schedule status reports for the team and clients and assessed schedule performance.

Evaluated and made recommendations on how to keep the project focused on tasks and delivered on time.

Evaluated if the project would meet management needs, with the potential to increase data quality, improve efficiency, and cut costs.

Communicated relevant and accurate information during formal or informal presentations with the project management team to discuss the Schedule Baseline Reviews.

Documented the schedule progress and modifications process for the Entry Exit Transformation Office.

Participated and collaborated in many team meetings with the lead scheduler to perform Critical Path Analyses and address and resolve issues to make sure there are minimal task constraints.

Ensured that projects follow the Government Accountability Office best practices for scheduling.

Sr. Project Coordinator /Project Controller

Unissant, Inc. (client: DHA) - Falls Church, VA

October 2014 - October 2015

Managed and contributed to the deliverables of projects with the project team to support the Department Health Agency (DHA) under the OMNIBUS contract specifically providing upgrades and fixes to the Department of Defense’s AHLTA Electronic Health Record System.

Managed the deliverables with the project management team for project progress and milestones on the OMNIBUS contract.

Created and assisted the project schedule with the project management team for presentation to DHA representatives.

Developed status and financial reports for the project lead and help the team in submitting monthly status deliverables to DHA representatives.

Participated and facilitated in weekly project reviews, technical reviews, and milestone reviews.

Served as point of contact for project management team on all tasks/engagements relating to the OMNIBUS contract.

Project Coordinator

APEX Systems, Inc. (client: Century Link) - Herndon, VA

March 2013 - October 2014

Managed, maintained, and tracked progression log deliverable to Social Security Administration.

Provided daily updates of site activations reflected on the progression log deliverable to the Program Management Office.

Assisted the Project Managers within all tasks relating to site activations.

Served as the point of contact for questions on progression log deliverable.

Senior Project Coordinator

Intersections Inc. - Chantilly, VA

September 2008 - March 2013

Managed the contractor hiring process for the IT Department.

Provided detailed forecast reporting and tracking of the capital assets to the Finance Department.

Managed, maintained, and tracked contractors’ schedules.

Worked with cross-functional groups such as Client Services, Finance, Software Development, and Product Testing.

Facilitated and managed reporting and tracking for resource utilization.

Managed correspondence and information, and escalated issues where appropriate.

Acted as central point of communication for core team members, management, business owners, and other stakeholders on all IT projects.

Assisted the Quality Assurance (QA) team in the testing of internal IT projects.

Served as the point of contact for all IT Department contractors.

Technical Skills

Strong experience with MS Project 2010 in creating and maintaining master schedules

Proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Project, MS Visio), Abode Acrobat, and SharePoint

Very knowledge of project management methodologies and resource management policies

Well versed in computer science principles, i.e., networking, programming.

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