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Manager Project

Location:
Stuart, Florida, United States
Posted:
April 21, 2017

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TRACY SUTHERLAND, MBA, PMP

**** ** **. ***** **** STUART, FLORIDA 34996

PHONE: (561) ***-**** E-MAIL: aczw05@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

Results-driven Software Professional who improves business operations and overall profitability by designing and implementing well thought out software solutions. Expertise includes:

Getting software to market

Product Owner/Manager

Start Ups

Project/Program Management

Requirements Gathering

Time Studies

Return on Investment Analysis

Business Analysis

Development Manager

Process Improvements

User Acceptance Testing

Quality Assurance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MAXIMUS, INC. Fort Pierce, Florida

Senior Manager/Product Manager May 2012 - Present

Implemented a complex software system for a program start-up. Directed requirements gathering sessions with client and business. Participated in design hash-outs and solutioning sessions with technical staff. Directed data migration testing prior to go live. Directed and managed client and user acceptance phases. Set priorities for the business and technical teams. Ensured software was delivered on time to avoid multi-million dollar penalty. Created alternate solutions when software defects or gaps were discovered. Mentored staff and built product knowledge base within the business and the technical teams. Lead process improvement throughout project lifecycle.

POLICY STUDIES, INC. Port St. Lucie, Florida

Systems Development Manager/Product Owner September 2005 – May 2012

Wrote requirements, designed enhancements, and worked with the development and quality assurance teams to ensure quality deliverables. Worked closely during technical design sessions to ensure requirements were understood. Set software development priorities and made decisions to maximize the return on investment for the information systems budget. Analyzed, developed, and implemented business process improvements that increased operational efficiency and effectiveness. Prepared the operation for software releases and successfully managed change within the organization. Created a test team to participate in user acceptance testing and improved the quality of releases to production. Coordinated with technical support and production staff to ensure performance objectives were met. Recommended and implemented process improvement changes for software development and delivery. Prepared Return on Investment (ROI) calculations to support decision making.

WECODE, INC. / LOGICWORKS, INC. West Palm Beach, Florida

Systems Analyst/Developer May 2000 – September 2005

Designed and developed software on a project basis. Designed and developed a call center application, using Visual Basic and an Oracle database, for the elections industry. Assisted in the design, development, and testing of a touch screen voting system prototype using state-of-the-art biometric identity verification systems. Enhanced an existing web-based call center application for a cable service provider using PHP and HTML with a MYSQL database; improved operational efficiencies as a result of the new processes and availability of performance data. Created an on-line training program. Owned and operated a successful scuba diving charter operation when not working on projects.

LOGICA, INC. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Project Manager/Consultant October 1997 - May 2000

Development Manager / Project Manager (Mexico City)

Implemented a customer care and billing system for a telecommunications provider. Managed a large development team through the complete project lifecycle for the company's cellular services division. This enterprise-wide solution provided provisioning, billing, accounting, and call center sales and support. Directed team during gathering requirements and provided gap analysis, business reprocessing, and functional specifications for the Long Distance and Paging divisions.

Program Director / Management Consultant (Fort Lauderdale)

Provided overall direction to an e-commerce software start-up company. Facilitated communication and coordination amongst functional groups by creating a company-wide project schedule. Mentored development manager, marketing director, implementation manager, and quality assurance manager. Created and implemented a development lifecycle consistent with corporate goals and philosophy. Evaluated software development and testing tools. Selected and implemented the tools company-wide. Served as a consultant to the CEO on issues related to building and managing the organization.

Business Analyst (Lansing, Michigan)

Provided gap analysis for a workers compensation insurance company. Provided project planning and management to data migration staff. Worked with managers and end users to gain buy-in for the new system.

MEGALINK, INC. / BUSINESS RECORDS CORPORATION West Palm Beach, Florida

Operations Manager January 1995 - March 1997

Managed a portfolio of projects for a start-up software company. Brought a complex software solution to the marketplace. Delivered customized solutions on-time and on-budget. Built the organizational structure to provide full service software development and integration to the elections industry. Successfully targeted and executed the company's buyout; assisted the buyer in transitioning management.

SOFTWARE PROJECT WORK

Eligibility and Enrollment for SCHIP and Medicaid Programs – Project Champion/Product Owner

Workflow management for Family Planning Programs – Project Manager/Product Owner

Document Imaging Solutions –Product Owner/Project Manager

Public Facing Web Sites - Product Owner/ Project Manager

Voter Registration Software – Project Manager/Quality Assurance Tester

Call Center Management for Election Offices – Business Analyst/Developer

Ballot Tabulation Systems – Quality Assurance Tester

Cellular Billing Systems –Development Manager

Online Banking Applications – Project Manager

Construction Management Billing System – Systems Analyst/Developer

Restaurant Management Inventory Tracking – Project Manager/Business Analyst

Time and Attendance Reporting Systems – Business Analyst

Data Migration Projects – Business Analyst/Quality Assurance Tester/Project Manager

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2001

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, GPA 3.8/4.0

Bachelor of Business Administration 1997

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY, GPA 3.9/4.0 - Summa cum Laude

Certified Agile Product Owner 2011

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) 2016



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