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Manager Project

Chicago, IL
January 12, 2020

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Khurram Fazal

Professional Summary

Experienced IT leader with top-notch implementation and project management abilities. Highly organized, methodical and skilled at building consensus across high-performance teams. Well-versed in Infrastructure planning and deployment projects.

Work History

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Sr Project Manager

Chicago, IL

06/2019 – 12/2019

Responsible for managing highly complex or enterprise-wide program(s) consisting of multiple projects (5 to 7 projects)

Accountable for end-to-end delivery of a complex program (could include multiple projects), including managing the cost / budget, schedule & dependencies, resources, scope, quality, and risk

Developing program strategy, supporting business case and various enterprise-wide high-level project plans

Providing a strong blend of technical and business acumen to drive the design, development and implementation of strategic programs

Responsible for driving deliverables and activities with PDL and IT Product Managers, removing barriers, escalating risk/issues, building consensus, and driving decisions, budgeting scheduling and status reporting

Responsible for reporting status of projects to stakeholders in Clarity and Spark

Managing onshore and offshore teams

Key accomplishments:

Teradata upgrade (~1.4 Million dollars)

Teradata DR upgrade (~0.4 Million dollars)

Oracle Java to RedHat Java network swap (~1 Million dollars)

Saved BCBS 150k by formulating an internal process flow eliminating the need to hire contractor resources

Robert Half Technology - Sr Project Manager (client: Shirley Ryan Abilitylab Hospital)

Chicago, IL

11/2015 - 05/2019

Creating and maintaining project charter, project management plan, risk/issue management plan and others based on PMI standards

Project budgeting, creating project plans in MS Project using WBS, project milestones, tasks and its dependencies, resources assigned and project duration

Responsible for project status reporting

Effective communication, stake holder and vendor management regarding dissemination of project status report and presenting project status to RIC's top management in steer committee meetings

Key Accomplishments:

SRALAB’s hospital relocation (~20 Million dollars)

6 Offsite clinics relocation (0.5 Million dollars each)

SRALAB laptop refresh and Windows 10 rollout (~1 Million dollars)

CareAware connect RTLS and Templink rollout (6.5 Million dollars)

eSignature and Kiosks for patient check-in

Auditing software ‘Fairwarning’ project implementation

Windows 7 to Windows 10 rollout of laptops and desktops

End user devices roll out for 4000+ computers and laptops across multiple locations

Telenor - Project Manager Infrastructure

Islamabad, Pakistan

05/2010 - 05/2015

Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

Track project milestones and deliverables

Develop and deliver progress reports, proposal, requirements documentation and presentations

Leading cross functional team from solution design to solution delivery, drafting RFP & RFQ, vendors' presentations, contract awarding, risk assurance, arranging power & space, performing hardware and software testing, ensuring quality, shifting traffic and commercial launch

Project Manager for various Telenor's starship project completing the project within the allotted time frame and budget helping in achieve the company's yearly target

Gathering business requirements, assessing and providing technical solution in accordance with vendor

Designing and managing the nodes to integrate with BSS, OSS, BI and other systems

Schedule test plan for new services. Introduce technical/commercial business cases into test plan in accordance to commercial (marketing) requirements

Risk analysis/assessment and development of risk mitigation strategies

Detailed analysis, formulation and recommendation work on strategy for Telenor from optimization of existing nodes to evaluation of future technologies, network topologies and continual strategy growth and direction over both commercial and technical grounds

Team appraisals, coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractor and influence them to make positive action and accountability for their assigned work

Key accomplishments:

Complete vendor network swap of VAS portfolio from Siemens Legacy to NSN R4

Complete network swap from NSN R4 to ZTE

Complete network swap from ZTE to Huawei

Telenor - Core and VAS Implementation Specialist

Islamabad, Pakistan

11/2006 – 05/2010

Project lead for Core & VAS Projects; responsible for overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion within allotted time frame and budget ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals

Plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget

Preparation of technical and commercial requirement documents (RFP)

Formulation of CFT and vendor evaluation and selection

Feature analysis, capacity dimensioning, licensing

Studying the impact on other platforms i.e. IN, VAS and Core

Establishing responsibility matrix

Allocation of space and power

Leading CFT team

Installation acceptance including BOQ verification and implementation management of VAS entities

Site surveys with design team for allocation of space and power

Acceptance testing of VAS entities

ZTE – Network Engineer

Islamabad, Pakistan

09/2005 – 10/2006

Installation, integration, commissioning and acceptance testing of ZTE’s MSCs, V3 HLR, V3 EIR. Responsible for maintaining complete project documentation (BOQs, POs, FACs, PACs etc.) for the department

MultiTech Systems – Network Engineer

Islamabad, Pakistan

06/2004 – 08/2005

Installation, commissioning and integration of Tellab’s cross connect (DXX) for Instaphone / Paktel / PTCL Monitoring and rectification of alarms related on Tellab’s DXX Network Management System @ PTCL


8714 Manahan Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21043


Project Management

Cost control

Issue resolution

Budget administration

Project development

Verbal and written communication


Product development

Performance improvement

Staff training/development

Business development

Stakeholder relations

Conflict resolution

Effective leader


Coaching and Mentoring

Clarity/Spark/Jira/MS Project/Excel



Bahria University

Islamabad, Pakistan

MBA: Marketing

National University of Science And Technology

Islamabad, Pakistan

Bachelor of Science: Information Technology


PMP Certified – License # 1744720

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt – License # 13066

Professional Scrum Master (

Advanced level training on Agile/Scrum Methodology

ITIL Trained

Training on architecture, fault management performance management, operation and maintenance of VMS MCA, SMSC, MMSC, WAP GW and CGW by ZTE

Training on commissioning, integration and O&M of Nokia Border Gateway (Proxy GW) by NSN

Training by Huawei on VMS/MCA and RBT on architecture, O&M, fault management and performance Management

Jinny MMSC training on Operation and Maintenance, Fault Management, Reports Management (Dubai)

Nokia 3G Release 4 Switch Core Network Operations and Maintenance, Media Gateway and Media Gateway Troubleshooting (Egypt)

ZTE GSM Architecture level trainings – NSS and BSS


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