TERENCE BECKWITH, PMP, SFC, MCSE, MCP, C.P.L.
Program Manager/Sr. Project Manager
Progressive technical career spanning all facets of the software development life cycle (SDLC), including programming, business / systems analysis and project oversight
A versatile, accomplished, organized, take-charge Program Manager, Senior Project Manager and Management Professional. Over 20+ years’ experience in Management with broad SDLC models (including testing) skills and leadership skills to achieve results. Knowledge of Waterfall, Iterative and Agile Methodologies. Extensive experience in multiple industry sectors that include Automotive, Education, Training, Energy, and Healthcare.
Program / Project Management
A leader who can drive change, mitigate risk and infuse new ideas to take enterprise system performance and productivity to the next level.
Works through full SDLC from early analysis through testing including integrations and conversions.
Experience in managing projects that developed I/S training programs and course curriculum. Respected team builder with a demonstrated ability to hire, train and motivate others to meet established goals.
Strong project planning and execution skills, consistently able to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
Experienced in managing budget, schedule, quality, risks and issues
Comprehensive knowledge of the methodologies and principles of change management
Accomplished in developing effective processes and directing complex logistics functions for multimillion-dollar projects.
Decision Support Systems
Guided performance of Decision Support staff and implemented system wide priorities to ensure achievement of established goals and objectives.
PROFESSIONAL PMP - Project Management Professional – June 2010 #1339828
CERTIFICATIONS SFC - Scrum Fundamentals Certified - April 2019 #699098
MCSE - Microsoft Certified System Engineer – January 2000 #1766560
MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional – January 2000 #1766560
CPL - Certified Professional Logistician – March 1987 #1162
SCM - Scrum Certified Master – October 2019 #738894
American Tire Distributors (ATD), Huntersville NC
Program Manager/Senior Project Manager (04/2014 to 04/2020)
As the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) Program Manager am responsible for both the conducting of a given project(s) within the EPMO portfolio, and / or to oversee all, or a select number of projects within the EPMO portfolio. Projects include both technical and non-technical components. The management includes communication with all key stakeholders, risk management, resource management, change management, budget management, scope management, and schedule management. As program manager I help to develop and carryout the EPMO governance and methodologies across the organization, including adapting and updating based on cross-functional business process changes or methodologies leveraged (Agile, Waterfall, iterative). Also assist in developing others on the team, and inspiring the team leveraging organizational leadership values.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Senior Project Leader (07/2012 to 03/2014)
A member of the General and Administrative (G&A) Project Management Office (PMO) of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC), which provides project management for all projects for internal customers in HR, Finance, General Services and Legal departments of the company, and also for all the I/S division. The following are the responsibilities of a Senior Project Leader at BCBSSC:
Authoring while using input from the project team required project documentation, including scope document, design document, and implementation document.
Facilitating the WBS process and translating WBS into an MS Project schedule
Keeping the project schedule updated throughout the project life cycle, and for managing a change control process to reflect changes in requirements, deliverables, dates or budget.
Identification of project risks and issues, and tracking these through the project life cycle.
Coordination of customer testing, with the assistance of a Test Analyst on larger projects.
Scheduling, facilitating and recapping project team meetings
Escalation of project issues, and for communications of project status to all levels of management on customer and I/S side.
Premier Alliance, Charlotte NC
Senior Project Manager 12/2009 – 06/2012
Project Manager for a Multi-Year Human Resources Workforce Hub project budgeted at over $12 million dollars that involves creating a Labor Financial Universe, decommissioning several disparate Data Marts and bringing workforce data back in-house that is currently maintained by a contract source. Managing 60+ resources and providing Status Reports, Financials and tracking of deliverables with associated Milestones. Functioned as the SharePoint Administrator for the project and posting historical project data to the company’s document archiving system.
Developed High Level Testing Approach document for Assembly, System, Performance and User Acceptance Testing for WF Hub 2011 project establishing Entry and Exit criteria
Leveraged Quality Center to produce status reports for tracking defects
Managed Testing work plans and deliverables associated with each testing work stream
Monitored testing issues and risks
From Analysis of the testing effort produced change controls to project scope
Managed project documentation and logs for Risks, Issues, Action Items and decisions.
Varicent Software Inc.
Senior Project Manager 05/2009 – 12/2009
Provided leadership and management to software implementation teams of varying sizes to client implementing Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) / Sales Performance Management (SPM) software.
Directed Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) / Sales Performance Management (SPM) project for Kronos Inc., a time and attendance management company used in Healthcare facilities throughout the world and in other industries.
nGenera, Houston, TX
Senior Project Manager 01/2008 – 03/2009
Managed multiple projects implementing Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) / Sales Performance Management (SPM) software. Directed teams of 5-25 resources through the project life cycle and established implementation plans to ensure all critical-path/project milestones were completed on schedule.
Developed Project Plans to assist in the management of System and User Acceptance testing for Interfaces and reports
Managed Testing teams of 3-5 resources to ensure successful completion of testing scripts and scenarios
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina: Led team of 7 in upgrade of enterprise incentive management system, substantially increasing performance and reducing processing time overhead.
JM Family: Directed conversion of spreadsheets and databases to enterprise incentive management software, increasing accuracy and greatly reducing work effort by 25% for this $12.2B diversified automotive leader.
AutoNation: Supervised 5 resources in developing enterprise incentive management prototype model, saving $700K in software maintenance costs.
DNS, Mooresville, NC
Business Project Manager 09/2006 – 12/2007
Led enhancements to core financial systems during PeopleSoft v8.9 upgrade.
Compensation Technologies/Callidus Software, CA/AZ
Senior Project Manager/Integration Consultant 09/2000 – 09/2006
Clients: EBI Medical, Genetech, SkilSoft, Acterna, Sky Broadcasting
Supplied oversight on Callidus TrueComp enterprise incentive compensation management system implementations for clients nationwide.
Managed staff of compensation, report and integration consultants delivering multiple projects annually, with budgets ranging from $400K to $3MM.
Drove on-time/budget implementations of Callidus TrueComp Suite to EBI Medical (v.4.4), Genetech (v.220.127.116.11), SkilSoft (v3.5), and Acterna (v2.5).
Oversaw complex projects spanning 10 compensation plans, 10 interfaces, 5 reports and over 3000 participants.
Directed largest CRM project in the UK for Sky Broadcasting (v3), involving 10 different consulting companies and 13,000 retailers.
Coordinated necessary testing to insure software performed to requirements specified
Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation, Detroit, MI
Systems Analyst/ Consultant 04/1999 – 08/2000
Clients: Hennepin County Medical Center, Mercy Health Partners, Georgetown University Medical Center, DrKoop.com
Provided technical expertise on Shared Medical Systems (SMS) Openlink Interface Engine projects to integrate applications and information for clients nationwide.
T-Beck Consulting, Inc., Ijamsville, MD
President/CEO 08/1997 – 04/1999
Founded, marketed and headed healthcare management and IT consulting firm providing comprehensive support services for clients in the Healthcare and Energy sector.
Adventist Healthcare, Inc., Rockville, MD 04/1992 – 08/1997
Successful career with Adventist marked by 2 promotions and numerous commendations for exceptional service and contributions.
Manager, Database Systems (1995 – 1997)
Established Database Systems function and hired 3 specialists.
Managed Testing efforts on all new software to be implemented
Created and maintained corporate patient and financial data mart; influential in setting up corporate Intranet.
Managed a team of developers and Oracle administrators
Responsible for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) vendor management and training requirements
Developed new applications for various departments throughout the hospital based on requirements gathered and determined training requirements
Upgraded applications to new versions as required
Manager of Operations – Information Systems (1992 – 1995)
Responsible for daily management of Operations
Led implementations of Transition Systems Incorporated Decision Support System tools as well as Shared Medical Systems Decision Support Tools.
Played key role in migration to new Shared Medical Systems product.
Managed Project to implement Hospital I/S Training program
oEstablished curriculum and determined training requirements
oCoordinated with HR training personal on format and prerequisites for beginner and intermediate IT courses.
oDeveloped Training material and schedules
oWork with Human Resources process to credit for attendance
oConducted the training for Executive Staff, Nursing, Physicians and administrative support resources
Planning Analyst, Marketing & Planning Department (1991 – 1992)
Developed reports required for the Marketing & Planning Department
Analyzed monthly reports and provide summary reports to Executive staff
Automated manual functions within department for efficiency of department
US Air Force, Staff Officer, Medical Logistics Readiness
Adjunct Professor, IT, Frederick Community College
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Software: MS Project, MS Office, Visio, Toad, Beyond Compare, SharePoint, Informatica PowerMart, TrueComp Enterprise Information Management (v1.7 – 5x), Varicent, Shared Medical Systems (SMS)
Languages: Basic understanding of PL/SQL,
Databases: Previously worked with SQL: Oracle 9i, MS Access
Platforms: Windows 7, XP/2000/NT, UNIX
Air Force Institute of Technology/School of Systems & Logistics, Dayton, OH - M.S., Logistics Management
Troy State University, Troy, AL - B.S., Applied Sciences & Resource Management