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Manager Project

Markham, ON, Canada
May 19, 2020

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Chad Irvine

Toronto, Ontario • 416-***-****


Professional Experience

DXC - Formally HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) – CIBC Account, Mississauga, Ontario

Sr Project Manager – Infrastructure 06/2013 to Present

Manage and track multiple Billable (T&M), Fixed Price (FP), non-billable projects to ensure project totaling $4M at any given time. Average 50-70% of Project are billable.

Led project teams (onshore / offshore) teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on infrastructure and business objectives. Additionally, tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.

Applied various types of IT project methodologies and life cycles i.e. Agile, incremental, rapid delivery, waterfall phases of analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and the correct project application

Effectively function within a Matrix organization in order to negotiate for resources while understanding the business impact to competing projects

Defined processes and tools best suited to each project. Moved between agile and waterfall approaches depending on project specifics and client goals, creating detailed project road maps, plans, schedules and work breakdown structures

Maintain project financials and project margin profitability, to include resource scheduling, revenue forecasting per project, billing reconciliations, expense report and time approval for project work, etc.

Delivered project reporting which included budget report, project heath, issues, and risks.

Provided recommendations for identified issues or risks by facilitating meetings/conference calls to develop mitigation strategies/workarounds for identified risks

Work with various technologies:

Database: Oracle / MS SQL, Sybase, DB2, Netezza, Database Appliance (Oracle Exadata)

Server: UNIX: Solaris - LINUX Red Hat, WINDOWS, AS400, Mainframe

Middleware: WebLogic, JBoss EAP (Enterprise Application Platform), IBM MQ, Apache

Secure File Transfer/ FeedHub: Tumbleweed

Network: Cisco, F5 - load balancing, Checkpoint

BI - Informatica, Cognos


Application Monitoring: OpenView, Dynatrace

Scheduling: Autosys, CA7

IBM Canada-Sun Life Financial, Markham, Ontario

Sr Project Manager – Infrastructure Nov 2010 to May 2013

Bell Media/ CTV, Toronto, Ontario

Infrastructure/ Application Project Manager Dec 2008 to Nov 2010

CIBC - Brokerage Technology Solutions Company, Toronto, Ontario

Application Project Manager Aug 2006 to Nov 2008

CIBC - IT Project Manager – Infrastructure Technology Operations, Toronto, Ontario

Infrastructure Project Manager Feb 2001 to July 2006

DXC Select Projects

DGP Project– Budget $2.5M – 22 Resources – Build Financial Management Tools to provide data integration with Financial applications. Build/ set up 17 servers for lower environments, setup Firewalls, Routing, Dataflow diagrams, and application support for CIBC.

Fusion Project – Budget $4.5M. 20 Resources. Build Payment Service Hub to process EFT/ACH and Integrated payments. Build 30 LDOMS (DEV, SIT, UAT, PTE/CONT /PROD, with iPlanet, WebLogic, MQ, batch jobs, perform migration test and support new environments

MPSO (Multi-Products Sales and Origination) -Release 1 & 2 System Enhancements - Budget $500K, 20 resources - allow frontline employees able to complete the sales and origination processes across multiple products using one system.

WebLogic Upgrade - SEC (Secure Electronic Communication) Upgrade - Budget $400K 15 resources - - required an upgrade to the SEC messaging engine (Core360) & deploy SEC in a dedicated database instance on the existing Oracle database servers to accommodate a parallel upgrade to Core360

MPSO (Multi-Products Sales and Origination) Maintenance Release - $400K, 12 resources - Maintenance releases of code deployment to MPSO(Multi-Products Sales and Origination ) and Retail Branch Sales in all environments (DEV, SIT, PRE-PTE, UAT, PTE, PROD, and CONT) to accommodate the changes Quarterly, Monthly and specific patch releases

MPSO (Multi-Products Sales and Origination) DR Execution - Budget $200K, 18 Resources. Disaster Recovery validation testing for Retail Branch Sales Offices involving end to end, web, application, database, batch, file transmission, etc. Contingency site handled live business transactions and then switched back to Production

IBM Canada Select Projects

WINTEL Server Refresh/ Rebuild Program: Manage the refresh/ rebuild of over 500 physical servers and 200 virtual servers with/ without SAN using Novell Platespin.

Network Switch Refresh Program: Migrate over 300 ports from 4x CISCO 4507 Network switches in 2 data centres with 100% execution success resulting in no SEV1 incidences and no impact to Sun Life business.

Upgrade Sun Life Mail Infrastructure: Upgrade and refresh entire Lotus Domino mail Infrastructure environment in 2 datacentres. Procure and deploy all required hardware (AS400 i-Series P770 servers, HMC consoles, SAN DS8700, tape drives, Network switches). Achieved seamless database migrations and integrations that were transparent to client customers, accomplished with no unscheduled downtime.

Domino Server Refresh Program: Manage the refresh/ rebuild of approx. 50 WINTEL servers with/ without SAN using Novell Platespin.

Lotus Traveler Project: Manage rollout of new iPAD lotus note application to SLF C-level executives (CEO, CIO, etc) that is scalable to 5,000 users. Procure and deploy servers and software.

Bell Media/ CTV Select Projects

SQL 2000 to 2005 Upgrade / Migration Project: Upgrade and consolidate 7 standalone SQL 2000 servers and 15 applications (web based and .NET) to SQL 2005 and new virtual development and production environment. Develop and determine HA backup and recovery process

Sybase Upgrade Project: Upgrade and consolidate 4 Sybase servers and 14 applications into 2 Sybase servers and 14 applications as well as set up HACMP.

Control Tower Project: Manage server upgrade and migration of CHUM’s accounting system Control Tower and DeltaFlex data warehouse system in 16 stations across Canada. Upgrade SQL 2005 to 2008 along with data conversion and OLAP changes.

Sybase Migration from VM servers to stand alone servers Project: Migration of 14 in house applications running on Sybase 15.3 from 14 Servers to IBM VM Ware servers with full failover capability.

VSTS/TFS - Source Code Integrity Project: set up new SQL VM servers to host the TFS (Team Foundation Studio) tool and migrate 35 applications from Source Safe to VSTS. This is a key initiative to enforce the CTV SDLC lifecycle process. This project laid out a 5-year road map that will lead to the transition of the way projects are managed and application development groups’ project deliverable and meet audit compliance. The tool interacts with Microsoft Project to provide project task, trend lines, audit reports, security of developer’s code, and control versioning.

Education and Certifications

Ryerson University Project Management Certification, Graduation Year (2007)

University of Toronto - Agile Project Management Certification, Toronto – IN PROGRESS

PMP Certification – IN PROGRESS – target complete Jan 2020


Communication - Leverage technical, business and financial acumen in order to disseminate correct concise information to client executives, client project managers, and various levels within the organization

Planning - Known for ability to produce high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets.

Requirements Analysis - Focusing not only the infrastructure requirements but the business objective and requirements can help ensure the project success

Negotiation - Expert in dealing with competing projects resource constraints. I like to use a collaborative style allowing for a win-win scenario for both parties. Ultimately the goal for any negotiation is to have a positive outcome for all parties

Leadership - Set clear project objectives to help deal with project change i.e. becoming larger and more complex.

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