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Manager Project

Location:
McDonough, Georgia, United States
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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RODNEY MAYS, PMP

Email: acw9yr@r.postjobfree.com(preferred) Contact: +1 470 *** ****

PROF I L E FOR : IT DI RECTOR / IT PRO J ECT DI RECTOR / SR . PRO J ECT MANAGER

IT Advisory / Consultancy

Snapshot: Seasoned IT Executive and Project Management expert with a career spanning 2 decades, working for reputed companies and public sector entities, primarily involved in defining and implementing robust IT Strategies, strong involvement in Government Financial and Tax Administration information systems and rendering effective IT Advisory and Consultancy service. PMP Certified Professional and ITIL Practitioner- well versed in the Agile methodology and Software Development Life Cycle phases.

“Exploring Top Level IT Leadership and Management assignment with reputed companies, institutions and government organizations”

E X ECUT I VE S YNOP S I S

§ Hands-on in creating IT Strategies and producing IT roadmaps for the organizations and implementing through cross-functional team leadership, mentoring and resource optimization methodologies

§ Experienced IT Auditor of system application and network infrastructure

§ Able to quickly understand business requirements in order to initiate and manage the full procurement cycle

§ Firm and practical working sense of the Project Management Lifecycle, from planning, scoping, scheduling to the actual implementation, testing and post-deployment support

§ Strong understanding and hands on experience of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases and methodology

§ Expert in understanding business requirements, engaging with diverse stakeholders and ensuring optimum service delivery, by establishing workable business processes and operations

§ Fosters buy-in, and support of diverse stakeholders, drive the software development lifecycle across a functional portfolio of software solutions, and oversee all testing initiatives for assigned portfolio.

§ Acquired experience in the various aspects of ERP Implementation, including requirement analysis, ERP software / system selection, customization of existing ERPs or development of a new ERP, based on needs and business requirements

§ Well-versed in handling IT Asset Management, Vendor Negotiations and budgets related to end-to-end IT Operations, with focus on driving cost saving initiatives

§ Proficient in preservation of technology assets through the implementation of various processes such as disaster recovery, storage and back-up, information security and control structures

§ Working knowledge of various core banking systems and operations, gained by virtue of participating and leading teams in bank closure projects with FDIC

§ Sound communicator with excellent business acumen; recognized for efficiency in developing, managing and mentoring high performing teams

COR E COMP E T ENC I E S

Strategy Planning / Implementation

Business Process Re-engineering /

Mapping

Business Continuity and Disaster

Recover Planning

Project / Program Management

(SDLC- Waterfall and Agile)

Government Financial Management

Technology Advisory / Consultancy

Application Portfolio Management

Network / System Implementation

IT Infrastructure Management

Business Requirements

Information Security Management

IT Asset Management / Maintenance

Cloud Computing

Data Center Build and Management

IT Budgeting and Cost Control

IT Governance / Administration

Team Leadership / Management

RFP creation and evaluation

Tax Administration Management

Business Intelligence and Dashboards

PPM Tool- Project Server and Power

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P ROF E S S I ONAL E X P ER I ENC E

Project Manager IT Consultant, Qatar Development Fund, March 2016 to September 2016 Achievements:

• Developed policies and processes to govern IT assets

• Completed Infrastructure RFPs and evaluation reports Role: Project Manager IT Consultant

• Served as the Sr. IT member addressing critical business requirements

• Provided an IT assessment and audit review of current state

• Conducted vendor management reviews

• Evaluated new and proposed financial systems

• Managed IT’s CAPEX and OPEX in support of yearly budget preparation Senior IT Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Qatar, Dec 2011 – March 2016 Achievements:

• Instrumental in restructuring of IT into three departmental groups to demarcate and separate IT supply/ demand functions and roles- Business Application, Infrastructure Management, Service Management

• Established IT processes and governance- Change Management, IT security / general policies

• Created a service management process to include the implementation of a problem tracking system

• Fostered synergies with other leaders of the Ministry to drive IT quality and value

• Led design and build effort for a tier 3 data center to support two major transformation efforts for the country Role: Senior IT Advisor

• Function as Senior IT Advisor to the IT Director of the Ministry of Finance rendering consultancy in implementation of technical, operational and administrative reforms aimed at promotion of economic growth

• Involved in setting up IT management meeting fostering critical decision making as well as approval and prioritization of IT investments

• Served as Project Director / Project Manager / Technical Project Manager and Oversight for, Enterprise Content Management, valued at 9m QAR, fostering an 80% paperless environment year one, Tax Administration System

(TAS) valued at 57M QAR to include a portal for external online services, Government Financial Management Information System (GFMIS) valued at 81M QAR and many other IT projects valued at 3- 10M QAR.

• Created a Change Management Committee to enable centralized control / management of IT architecture and infrastructure strategy

• Led the application teams in application development, implementations, deployments, testing and rollouts

• Worked closely with multiple IT teams in order to manage the application portfolio

• Develop standards, policies and guidelines aligned to business strategy and objectives

• Involved in definition of roles/ responsibilities as well as performance evaluation of IT services, assets and resources

• Define vendor’s Service Level Agreement requirements; develop/ evaluate RFPs and responses

• Coordinate activities related to restructuring of IT strategy and implementation roadmap

• Ensure smooth functioning of operations through development of business continuity planning and executions

• Enhance departmental profitability through efficient management of CAPEX and OPEX Deloitte – Atlanta, Georgia, May 2009 – Dec 2011

Post-acquisition of BearingPoint by Deloitte in May 2009- Managed several projects ranging in value from 5 – 10m USD Projects

Role: IT Project Manager – Exelon, Windows 7 Office 2010 Rollout, Mar 2011 – May 2011

• Spearheaded team efforts in migration of systems from windows 2003 and Office 2003 to Windows 7 and Office 2010

• Defined/ implemented a road map and detail project management plan to support a full Windows 7 and Office 2010 roll out

• Prepared W7/ Office 2010 implementation strategy and finalized Exelon’s implementation strategy documentation for Windows 7 and Office 2010 application

• Finalized detailed implementation approach document highlighting assumptions, dependencies, risks and mitigation

• Rendered subject matter expertise to finalize implementation approach aimed at image development, application compatibility, deployment planning, infrastructure services

• Managed development of requirements to support image development and testing; conducted signoff on requirements and final image

• Defined project implementation and governance model. Conducted internal reviews to ensure engagement support

• Generated weekly status reports and developed Steering Committee Presentation content

• Rendered support to development of funding/ other presentations to the senior leadership team

• Involved in setting up/ management of project tracking mechanisms, maintenance of SharePoint site for customer communication and archive of project documentation

• Provided support to preparation of monthly financial requirements Role: IT Project Manager – Avantor Performance Materials, Oct 2010 – Mar 2011

• Designed IT road map for the global data center migration and led a team of 9 members

• Rendered support to 6 global locations connected via a MPLS cloud

• Assisted clients in migration of Web applications, SQL, Business Object and the Citrix environments

• Maintained updated knowledge in Active Directory, VM Ware, Cisco routing / switching / security devices and user authentication

Role: Infrastructure Specialist (PM) - FDIC- Bank Closure, Sept 2009 – Jun 2010

• Coordinated activities related to various phases of bank closure including evaluation of WAN and LAN environments, Active Directory, ATM systems, email, core banking, virtualization, telephony, security, and other related system/architectural components

• Led technology and operations review (TOR); prepared various documents, Data Processing Overview, the Strategic Resolution Plans

• Managed the bank closing process

Bearingpoint – Atlanta, Georgia, 1999 – May 2009

Achievements:

• Selected by a global management and technology consulting company to provide systems integration and network management services to domestic and global corporations and government agencies; aligning information systems with business processes. A Hands-on technical manager responsible for planning and implementing all technology related hardware and software systems, and other related major technical and system initiatives. Successfully completed projects include:

Role: Senior IT Advisor - Economic Governance II, Iraq – USAID, Dec 2008 - May 2009

• Supported the financial management, business registry, pension and social safety net application through a team of 10 IT staff members

• Assisted clients on product support and maintenance options of software packages Role: Acting Chief Information Officer, Afghan Telecom, USAID- EGPSS, Jun 2007 – Sep 2008

• Assisted the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghan Telecom in ensuring aligning Afghan Telecom’s information technology investments to strategic business objectives

• Managed services across departments of Afghan Telecom and implemented ITIL throughout the organization

• Developed/ implemented information technology initiatives to enhance cost effectiveness, service quality and business processes in a dynamic market environment

• Worked on network planning and implementation of enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized services (Voice, PSTN and Data, PDSN) and business operations

• Implemented post-paid billing platform. Liaised with the CFO in determining CAPEX and OPEX

• Involved in recruitment/ training of information technology (IT) team members in managing commercial activities

• Evaluated RFI/ RFP for international competitive bidding for new systems, software and maintenance

• Led a team of 12 members and managed annual budget of $10 Million

• Supervised a team of engineers in support (24/7) of data center operations

• Involved in preparation of situation analysis of existing information systems, including provisioning, asset inventory, billing, personnel, payroll, reporting and other relevant application areas to include network infrastructure and security

• Prepared business processes and systems documentation to enhance departments control and accountability

• Defined professional methodologies for systems interoperability, security and other standards

• Secured internal / external applications (Finance and Billing) communication aligned to security control based on identity

• Involved in sterilized enterprise fostering licensed software and branded hardware during implementation of security controls throughout enterprise

• Evaluated new financial systems, other than the current, fostering improved visibility, control and efficiency Role: Chief Information Technology Advisor - Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Commerce- Kabul, Afghanistan, USAID- EGPSS, Feb 2004 – Jun 2007

• Involved in defining IT strategy encompassing enterprise architecture, setting up of standards, processes and other vitality efforts

• Spearheaded information system and technology functions of the Ministry encompassing core processor technologies, desktop systems, computer operations, IP network and phone platforms, e-mail service, and vendor management

• Designed Disaster Recovery Plan for infrastructure components as well as IT services and solutions

• Defined IT policies, procedures, goals, and objectives

• Ensured seamless delivery of IT Help Desk services for prompt resolution of issues

• Collaborated with other departments pertaining to IT activities with other departments and shared information with senior leadership. Led setting up of new systems based on operational requirements

• Managed backup and security services, and coordinated with the management in developing business continuity

• Managed IT procurements of $150 Million and employee budget of $100,000

• Set up capacity building exercises and knowledge transfer of vital IT functions Role: Security Technical Lead - Integrated Trade System, Houston, Texas, 2003

• Facilitated detailed security design to include Firewalls, IDS/IDP, Internet reporting and management

• Involved in end to end management of client security group

• Maintained regular interaction with vendors through negotiation of Service Level Agreements Earlier PM Roles

• Security Engineer, Wells Fargo, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2003

• Technical Manager, SVPCo, Manhattan, NY, 2002

• Technical Manager, USAID, Yerevan, Armenia, 2002

• Network/Security Assessment, Jefferson County Courthouse, Birmingham, Alabama, 2002

• Network Architect, US Department of State, Washington, D.C, 2001

• Network Infrastructure Manager, KDOT Communications, Philadelphia, Pa, 2001

• WAN Team Lead, BellSouth, Philadelphia, Pa, 2001

• Project Manager, KPMG, New Jersey, Amsterdam, London, 2000

• Security Engineer, Qwest Communications, Denver, Colorado, 2000 P R EV I OUS A S S I GNMENT S

§ Concert Global Communication – Atlanta, Georgia Senior Network Engineer 1999

§ Beers Construction Company – Atlanta, Georgia Network Operations Manager 1997 - 1999

§ General Electric Capital ITS – Atlanta, Georgia Sr. Systems Engineer 1996 - 1997

§ Federated System Group – Atlanta, Georgia Network LAN Administrator 1996

§ Lotus/IBM – Atlanta, Georgia Network Specialist 1994 - 1996 CR EDENT I AL S

Education:

§ Master’s Information Technology & Strategic Management, American InterContinental University (AIU) – Atlanta, Georgia

§ Bachelor’s Computer Science, American InterContinental University (AIU) – Atlanta, Georgia Professional Development:

§ Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified, 567706

§ PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (Training Completed)

§ CISA Certification in progress (Training completed)

§ Security +

§ MCP

§ MCSA

§ MCSE plus Security

§ ITIL Foundation V3

§ Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

§ Cisco certified Network Associate (CCNA)

§ Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

§ Certified Netware Administrator (CNA)



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