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PeopleSoft Project Manager

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
September 18, 2019

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Renee Sharrieff

Executive Summary:

Oversight of several medium to large sized projects.

Responsible for driving on-time and on-budget, global, complex multi-release, cross-functional projects in line with the business priorities, promoting transparency of those priorities, planning and tracking deliverable's, scope, quality and providing escalated level of support. Work closely with business stakeholders, product owners, and cross-functional teams and requires excellent business, communication, influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to apply these skills appropriately across all levels. Knowledge of the business needs and external customer experience as well as a broad knowledge of the technology platforms and trends, ensuring overall satisfaction with the entire range of products and services subscribed to and being delivered by Clients IT. Proactively represent the business needs to the technology team, while at the same time representing the objectives of Clients IT to meet the business needs.

Highlights of Relevant Experience

Project Management Experience

Over eight years

Functional Experience

Over seven years

Technical Experience

Over seven years

Expertise in Financial Systems

Over seven years

System Analysis Methodology Experience

Over Eight years

Business Analyst Experience

Over Eight years

Skills Summary:

Hardware: IBM 3090, 3800, DELL, COMPAQ

Operating Systems: OS/MVS, DOS/VSE, EXEC, MS SQL SERVER, WINDOWS 7, 2012, 8

Languages: Assembler, COBOL, PLI, CS/JCL, DOS/JCL, COBOL II,

DOS, MS ACCESS, IMS, C++, Visual Basic, Oracle Database, UNIX, PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft HRMS, PeopleTools, PeopleCode, nVision, SQR, Data Mover, Process Scheduler, Crystal Reports, Query, Application Designer, Application Engine, Application Messaging, EDI Manager, Oracle Financials

Software: CICS, DB2, SQL, QMF, TSO/ISPF, RAC-F, CMS, QUERY, CLIST, PANVALET, LIBRARIAN, FILE-AID, EXPEDITER, EXCEL SPREADSHEET, APPLICATION, MS PROJECT, ABT TOOLSUITE, WINDOWS 2012 WORKSTATION/SERVER SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, MS OFFICE 2013

Applications: PeopleSoft Financials, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Inventory, Billing, Time and Labor, Payroll, Absence Management, Benefits modules

EXPERIENCE:

Sprint/Nextel Headquarters January 2014 – Present

Overland Park, Kansas and Reston, Virginia

PeopleSoft Project Manager

The client Sprint converted/upgraded utilizing PeopleSoft Upgrade Manager from Nextel Legacy applications to PeopleSoft Financials. Implemented Nextel entire Legacy systems to PeopleSoft applications from 8.9 to 9.0 to 9.1. to 9.2. Each upgrade was approximately done every year and six months mandate from management. The scope for the Nextel role involved project management of technical deliverables to migrate data apart from upgrading PeopleSoft modules, identifying General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Inventory, Billing, Time and Labor, Payroll, Absence Management, Benefits batch process procedures before the system went live.

Responsibilities:

Manage multiple concurrent projects and Module Project Managers and Leads (managed 5 PMs and 5 Leads through all phases of the project life testing and post implementation review with General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Inventory, Billing, Time and Labor, Payroll, Absence Management, Benefits modules

AUG 18 – MAR 19 – PeopleSoft applications from 9.1 to 9.2 and Knowledge Transfer/Training Content

APR 16 – JUL 18 – PeopleSoft applications from 9.0 to 9.1 content

SEP 15 – MAR 16 – (PeopleSoft applications from 8.9 to 9.0) converting data utilizing PeopleSoft Upgrade Manager from Nextel Legacy systems to PeopleSoft Financials system

Worked on configuration and implementation with General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Inventory, Billing, Time and Labor, Payroll, Absence Management, Benefits modules

Supervise team implementing, develop several data conversion programs with Nextel Legacy systems to PeopleSoft General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Inventory, Billings, Tim and Labor, Payroll, Absence Management, Benefits financials tables

JAN 14 – AUG 15 – Converted Nextel entire Legacy systems to PeopleSoft applications

JAN 14 – PRESENT - Administer the design, build test for upgrades or modifications to Nextel Legacy systems to PeopleSoft Financials system

Collaborate and effectively work with multiple departments and stakeholders from across the organization to negotiate and establish priorities

Ensure that internal stakeholders are aligned and delivering to objectives across Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Editorial, Finance and IT

Establish and execute implementation activities including; coordinating the gathering of user requirements, business process modeling, managing system development work (IT), developing use training program and driving user adoption, coordination of UAT testing

Work closely with end users, business technologists and others to understand and prioritize business goals and information needs, and then develop system requirements and design specifications; direct efforts to refine conceptual systems design requirements into the technical design

Manage business customer communications and expectations, gathering demand, capturing requirements, if necessary negotiating with the business where expectations cannot be met or solution would not be compliant with enterprise standards

Communicate and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives to ensure buy-in

Seven years of cross-functional, cross-disciplinary related project experience with an in-depth understanding of all components of project management

Experience managing off-shore resources

Strong planning and organizational skills managing multiple deliverables / projects at once and keep the deadlines

Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to influence and motivate others

Deep experience with agile methodology

Manage team members in multiple geographic regions and time zones

Experience managing organization change and communication plans

Experience managing global, complex projects

Inventory, Asset Management modules

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles August 2011 – December 2014

PeopleSoft Project Manager

Responsibilities:

Manages projects through all phases of the project life cycle, including identification, analysis, requirements gathering, design, build, testing and post implementation review

Prepare regular project review meetings, maintain log of actions and decisions, track completion of actions and engage with project team and business sponsor to ensure alignment

Experienced in managing projects with Waterfall methodology

Thoroughly document and articulate the vision and business case for each PeopleSoft modules; elicit input and gain buy-in from stakeholders across the organization

Collaborate and effectively work with multiple departments and stakeholders from across the organization to negotiate and establish priorities

Ensure that internal stakeholders are aligned and delivering to objectives across Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Editorial, Finance and IT

Gathered and articulated business requirements in order to oversee the development of test plans and test scripts.

All testing engagements completed within project timelines and consistently met live-date project deadlines.

Work closely with end users, business technologists and others to understand and prioritize business goals and information needs, and then develop system requirements and design specifications; direct efforts to refine conceptual systems design requirements into the technical design

Manage business customer communications and expectations, gathering demand, capturing requirements, if necessary negotiating with the business where expectations cannot be met or solution would not be compliant with enterprise standards

Utilized WebEx to web conference for remote and on-site meetings

Communicate and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives to ensure buy-in

Seven years of cross-functional, cross-disciplinary related project experience with an in-depth understanding of all components of project management

Experience managing off-shore resources

Strong planning and organizational skills managing multiple deliverables / projects at once and keep the deadlines

Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to influence and motivate others

Deep experience with Waterfall methodology

Manage team members in multiple geographic regions and time zones

Experience managing organization change and communication plans

Experience managing global, complex projects

Converting data from Legacy systems to PeopleSoft system

Administer the design, build, test for upgrades or modifications to Legacy systems

Supervise team implementing, develop several data conversion programs from Legacy systems to PeopleSoft financial tables

Regulated team loading Legacy data to PeopleSoft financial tables

Direct team working with Sprint developers, testing team to test out Asset Management, General Ledger, Project Costing Business Units and Processing Options

Analyzed inserted patches and bundles for Asset Management, General Ledger, Project Costing modules

Viewed tested patches and bundles for Asset Management, General Ledger, Project Costing modules

Conduct team with designing new process in General Ledger to provide a last chance to user to review the Invoice information before sending to customer. Added this process in single action invoice job.

Guide team Creating new permission list, roles for the Asset Management and General Ledger users

Instruct team to handle and resolve many Asset Management and General Ledger problem for financial users

Regulated production support for day-to-day activities of PeopleSoft Asset Management, General Ledger, Project Costing modules

Engage in team working with Sprint users in the finance department to set up Asset Category, General Ledger Profiles and Accounting Entry Templates

Lead team testing the Asset Management, General Ledger, Project Costing batch process for daily, nightly, weekly, monthly cycles to verify each job completed with success and no error codes

Advising team setting up Asset Addition, Adjustment, Transfer and Recategorization

Direct team to create Retire and Reinstate Assets

Lead team assisting the Asset Management finance users with Depreciation Processing

Guide team with the Accounting Group creating Accounting Entry Creations

Advocate team with setting up Capital Acquisitions Planning and Load Net Book Value

Administer team with Interaction with PeopleSoft Financials end users with requests, on-line and batch errors with Asset Management, General Ledger, Project Costing modules

Veterans Administration - Austin, Texas July 2008 – August 2011

PeopleSoft Project Manager

Coordinated with on-site and offshore teams

Define projects scope and start and end dates

Define activities work breakdown structures and schedules

Establish project cost and revenue budgets

Staff project and activity teams

Maintain project and activity templates

Maintain rates, rate sets and rate plans

Maintain project expenses

Tracked time and labor costs

Adjust transactions, resources, scope and schedules

Utilizing Agile steps to convert data from Legacy system to PeopleSoft system:

Preliminary analysis

Systems analysis requirements definition

Systems designs

Development

Integration and testing

Acceptance, installation, deployment

Maintenance

Performed responsibilities of implementing and testing PeopleSoft system

Assigned the tasks of conducting gap analysis and communicating technical requirements to functional staff

Responsible for developing standard testing platforms to meet quality assurance and client requirements

Handle the tasks of coordinating the stakeholders to gather business requirements

Assigned responsibilities of testing the functional specifications of PeopleSoft system

Perform the tasks of identifying standard tools and technologies to meet testing requirements

Converting data from Legacy systems to PeopleSoft system

Identified and performed the design, build, test for upgrades or modifications to Legacy systems

EDUCATION:

University of Arizona

B. S. Computer Science/Accounting



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