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Project Manager Management

Chicago, Illinois, United States
January 04, 2017

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Alimayu Harris

Cell: 773-***-****



Accomplished Business Analyst liaison for system users and stakeholders in the design and implementation of business processes in Enterprise Resource Systems. Assess client/end-user requirements and processes. Prepare and outline system scope and objectives. Impact analysis to business processes and procedures for systems and products. Process modeling of business and finance requirements, including screen prototypes, mock-ups, and storyboarding of system requirements and processes. Risk management, change management and conflict determination and mitigation. Issue management, detecting cross-functional holes and coordinating resolutions. Client manager and relationship builder. SDLC/PLC Methodologies: Agile/SCRUM, V-Shaped, BBM, Iterative, Spiral, Traditional (Waterfall). Effective management of multiple projects with successful achievement of desired results. GAP Analysis. Database design and SQL-based reporting, BI analysis. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, testing and implementation. Information/System/Network/Internet Security analysis, design, testing and implementation. In-depth knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and compliance procedures such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), PCI, GLBA and HIPPA as they relate to security practice.


Peoples Co-Op Management Service – Enterprise-wide ERP (AccPac) Implementation (March 2014 – May 2015)

Role: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Integration Specialist, Auditor

Analyzed user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.

Recommended, planned, tested and implemented improvements to accounting systems and processes.

Plan and implement process and module improvement projects in AccPac system.

Instructional design and training of ERP finance systems - AccPac.

Updated finance department documented policies and procedures.

Design project plan for the implementation of a new enterprise/housing management system – OneSite.

PeopleSoft Access Role Migration for Enterprise-wide CCC Finance Departments (Jan 2010 – June 2010)

Role: Business Analyst

Set up security access roles in the PeopleSoft Finance Production system whereby access to specific modules was established according to employee title and function and also in observance of the segregation of duties.

Met with managers and directors of the Finance Department, examined and assessed their department’s daily functional processes, and organized security roles based on employee function and title.

Worked with CCC’s OIT Department to establish security access roles in PSFT test system, and conducted tests for all department roles to establish desired access for each security role group.

Managed the incremental migration of each role group from the test system into PSFT Production system.

Tested migrated roles in the production system to ensure full functionality for each employee’s role.

Closed and evaluated the project upon successful completion of migration.

Managed Project using Microsoft Project 2010.

CCC/JPMC/US Bank - Check/Pay Card/Direct Deposit Implementation (Feb 2011 – Sept 2011)

Role: Business Analyst

Managed weekly meetings between CCC and USBank, and also CCC and JPM Chase, coordinating project phase efforts between project managers, programmers, HR, Treasury, Student Finance and Compliance and Control Departments.

Disseminated status and progress reports to each department as new project developments, milestones and accomplishments emerged, or were realized.

Tracked the progress of the project and reported the project’s status to the Project Manager.

Served as liaison between CCC departments so that our processes were organized and communication was consistent throughout the organization.

Assessed project at conclusion and reported results to Project Manager.

CCC Finance Department Issue Management System Implementation – REMEDY IMS (Jan 2011 – June 2011)

Role: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Integration Specialist, Auditor

Managed the enterprise wide implementation of the REMEDY Issue Management database and system for City Colleges of Chicago finance and HR departments.

Conducted meetings with CCC OIT department on the planning and installation of the system.

Gathered departmental information based on their finance department roles, assessed system/process problems and reoccurrence.

Created ad/hoc resolution reports for CCC management’s review on a monthly basis.

Trained employees in usage of the Remedy system, instructing them on how to enter, track, resolve and report through the issue management system.

CCC/PeopleSoft Module Update Project – Contracts, AR, Billing Modules (Jan 2009 – April 2010)

Role: Business Analyst, Financial/HR Systems Analyst

Liaison for CCC Finance Department and CCC Office of Information Technology

Gathered finance departmental process requirements through meetings and various media.

Conducted meetings with developers in CCC OIT and from PeopleSoft, Inc. to detail system requirements.

Audit project progress and create timely reports for the project manager, CFO and Director of CCC OIT.

Conducted testing sessions for employees from all CCC Finance departments to ensure process development execution.

Managed roll-out of new finance systems modules.

Conducted periodic audit of finance department system processes.

Professional Experience

Substitute Teacher

Chicago Public Schools – Barbara A. Sizemore Academy, Chicago, IL (January 2016 – Present)

Adjunct Information Technology / Computer Forensics Instructor

IADT/Sanford-Brown College, Chicago, IL (March 2008 – September 2015)

Contractor: Forensic Accountant / Financial - Business Analyst / Trainer

Peoples Co-Op Management Service, Chicago, IL (March 2014 – May 2015)

Conducted security assessments of information systems and network of organization.

Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.

Plan, test and implemented improvements to accounting systems and processes - AccPac.


Enterprise-wide Finance Resource System Implementation – AccPac

Forensic Investigation of Finance Department

Process Improvement Projects

Information Security Analyst / Business Development

ALICOM, Inc., Chicago, IL (March 2013 – March 2015)

Contractor: Analyst, Information Security & Business Services

Stellargy Services, LLC / Texas DCS – Xerox BS, Austin, TX (November 2012 – March 2013)

Finance-HRMS Systems Analyst II / Business Analyst / Corporate Trainer

The Foster Group/City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), Chicago, IL - (Dec. 2007 – Aug. 2012)

Managed processes and provided support for the following modules in PeopleSoft 8.9 systems:




Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable


Vendor Management

Commitment Control


Payroll / Budget



General Ledger

Commitment Control

Project Manager for enterprise-wide implementation of REMEDY Issue Management System.

Business Analyst in the activation of additional modules in PeopleSoft Financials 8.9 – specifically Contracts, AR, and Billing.

Managed compliance and regulation validation for finance process improvement projects.

Business analyst for CCC Finance, Office of Information Technology, and Human Resources projects.

Risk analysis of new processes and procedures, identifying cross-functional gaps, and offered solutions and resolutions to developers, project lead and stakeholders.

Review and assess system capabilities, workflow, scheduling abilities and limitations.

Business process modeling: Gantt, PERT, FFDs, Flowcharts, Control Flow, UML, corporate governance and strategic management.

Risk management, mitigation and end user adoption through Oracle UPK system.

Creating job aids, manuals, process simulations and documentation, for all phases finance department involvement of project life cycles.


PeopleSoft Access Role Migration for Enterprise-wide CCC Finance Departments

oRole: Business Analyst

CCC/JPMC/US Bank - Check/Pay Card/Direct Deposit Implementation

oRole: Business Analyst

CCC Finance Department Issue Management System Implementation – REMEDY IMS

oRole: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Integration Specialist, Auditor

CCC/PeopleSoft Module Update Project – Contracts, AR, Billing Modules

oRole: Business Analyst, Financial/HR Systems Analyst

Sr. Investment Research Director

One Wall Street, Inc., Long Island, NY (September 2005 – May 2006)

Business Communication Services – Valued Accounts Manager

SBC Global Services, Inc., Chicago, IL (August 2004 - June 2005)

Online Marketing Solutions Sales Manager

MAILCREATIONS.COM, Inc., Miami, FL (January 2002 – June 2003)

Sr. Investment Consultant / Affiliate Marketing Director

Wall Street Strategies, Inc., New York, NY (February 1997 – September 2001)

Equities Broker

Dalton Kent Securities, Inc., New York, NY – (November 1995 – February 1997)


Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL – Loop Campus

Masters – Management of Information Systems/Information Security

GPA: 3.7/4.0

International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT), Chicago, IL

Bachelors of Arts – Information Technology

GPA: 3.4/4.0

Core Competencies

Ability to adapt and quickly adjust to change in a fast-paced corporate environment.

Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Success in business assessment and analytics.

Effective in positions of leadership.

Quick adaptation to changing business priorities.

Exceptional verbal communicator and presenter.

Goal and results oriented and motivated.

Assessing client/end user needs.

ERP/SAP Business Solution toolsets

Systematic thinker

Technical writer

Explicit attention to details.

Eliciting and specifying project requirements.

Accomplished finance and resource management.

Innovative collaborator and team builder.

Curriculum design and implementation.

Critical thinker

Drawing consensus and translating data into business requirements

Designing enterprise level reporting

Defining data access methods using SQL and MySQL queries

In-depth knowledge of financial systems and processes

Database design

Technical Qualifications

Enterprise Resource Systems:

SharePoint, PeopleSoft HRMS, Financials and Student Management systems - 9.1, 8.9, SAP, AccPac Finance Management System, (limited) OneSite Accounting Management/Leasing & Rents


McAfee, AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, Wireshark, NMap, Kismac, Metasploit, Nessus, John the Ripper/Magnum ripper, Oracle, UPK, Microsoft Project, Basecamp (Mobile and Web versions), DayLite for Mac Microsoft Office Suite, 365, 2013, 2011, 2010+; including Publisher, Outlook, OneNote, One Drive, Prezi, Visio

Reporting tools:

Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Oracle Reporting Tools, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Crystal

Programming & Scripting Languages:

SQL, MySQL, HTML, XML, SOAP, REST, C, C#, C++, Visual Basic, some experience in Java, JavaScript, Python.

Learning Management Systems:

Blackboard Learning Management System, SAP, SharePoint LMS, eCollege, Google Classroom

Operating Systems:

Windows/Windows Server, OSX, Linux, Unix, Ubuntu, Gnome, Google, Oracle Linux, Cisco, OpenSUSE, VMWare

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