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Project Manager, Agile, Risk Management, Cloud

Ashburn, VA
November 23, 2020

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Thomas A. Huffman

703-***-**** 19375 Cypress Ridge Terr. # 116 Leesburg, Va. 20176


IT professional seeking a Project Manager role that utilizes my experience with Cloud based operations and PMI guidelines to deliver information technology solutions while using current project Agile Methodologies (Scrum, Waterfall, and SDLC) to manage development of applications, large scale infrastructure projects, and driving team efforts to deliver vital core business operations objectives to support cross functional organizations.

Project Management Business Operations Experience:

Followed PMBOK guidelines for project management for the processes to manage Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing in order to deliver projects within the +/- 10% threshold.. Monitored and controlled program deliverable for new applications development (API’s), software upgrades, produced security (Vulnerability) guidelines/solutions to successfully manage implementations that enhanced the operability for infrastructure and network systems architectures. Produced vital program communications management (upward, vertical, and downward) for all levels of teams within the corporate hierarchy. Lead the interpretation of requirements/user stories by capturing team input and validating with program sponsors to capture product back logs. Managed the processes of scope/cost management metrics, schedule management, risk management contingency/mitigation planning, and ensured program documentation are stored for control standards compliance. Monitored Quality Management control standards to improve/reduce the amount of project defects to move forward with delivering accepted project deliverables. Communicated with the Change Management organization to gain additional budget approval for systems and software functionality enhancements deemed mandatory for business operations and business process improvements. Ensured all guidelines were followed to perform the process of Integration Management.

Project Management Skills:

Managed the successful completion of Projects and Program initiatives by implementing business processes, risk management, and planning to implement control standards to ensure compliance for Auditing purposes.

Utilized various inputs, tools, and outputs to produce project metrics for monitoring and controlling scope/cost management, identified WBS artifacts for the project plan management, captured dependencies/ impediments for risks management contingency planning, and provided superior communication of project health utilizing MS Project, Excel, and Power Point presentations.

Integration management lead for execution of deployment plan by providing, baseline management, version control specifications, creating the implementation plan criteria checklist, and the executive management communication plan for software and systems upgrades to ensure security related vulnerabilities are mitigated.

Developed my technical project management expertise by leading various diverse teams for large scale implementations with medium to large budgets. These projects consisted of new applications, 3rd Party COTS integrations, Data Center relocation of hardware and Data Warehouse initiatives, software functionality enhancements, and infrastructure/architecture OS platform conversions.

Managed/Controlled project team operations to track resource utilization, monitored scope/cost management and validated the project management plan to ensure the project deliverables remained on track.

Managed program initiatives following the guidelines, principles and standards outlined by PMI/PMBOK project management institute for projects that utilized Agile (Scrum), SDLC, and Waterfall project methodologies.

Defined security access permissions, user authentication, and lead vulnerability management testing for systems and infrastructure environments.

Wrote requirements and the interpretation of user stories with cross functional teams to produce product backlogs in order to capture accurate project deliverables and gain sponsors approvals.

Conducted technical reviews of systems, applications, and database performance specifications to ensure strategic alignment with service level agreement (SLA) criteria for availability, scalability and operability.

Management team lead for entire infrastructure vulnerability management testing which involved large scale tracking and coordinating of resource assignments to address high priority security severity risks for systems and applications. This involved creating project plans for installations of versioning patches to ensure versioning control standards remained in compliance to prevent network intrusions.

Employment History:

Private Business: Events Director/Project Coordinator: 02/2015 to 03/16/2020:

As a Director for Stars N Bars weekly gaming events manage the business processes to support adherence to rules and control standards to ensure gaming activities follow the guidelines set forth by the gaming commission. Manage daily business operations to ensure all employees operate gaming activities in a professional manner. Capture and create financial tracking artifacts/metrics to manage day to day business operations for successful revenue generation. Communicate to all resources allocated to multiple venues on going changes in schedules, and policies to improve our marketing strategy to enable increased patron’s attendance and participation.

Harvard Risk Management Corp.: Risk Management Consultant: 10/ 2013 to 04/2014:

As a Virginia Licensed and Certified Risk Management consultant, my role focused on developing sales marketing strategies and creating a business portfolio that targeted prospective clients to offer Pre-paid legal services (Legal Shield) and Identity theft (Kroll) product solutions to expand and identify gaps in corporate employee benefits packages.

MODIS Consulting, Inc.: Senior Project Manager/ Client Consultant: 01/ 2013 to 02/2013:

As a client engagement consultant at Verizon Communications., managed Verizon’s Technology Upgrade Initiative (TUI) program strategy that will migrate existing customer telecom product lines to the new Private IP (PIP) Network that enable clients to utilize Cloud Base applications and network security products. Implemented the process for the validation, capturing and reporting of progress on Sales (SFDC) closed disqualified (DQ) opportunities for enterprise account sales executive teams.

SOTEC Government Solutions: Senior Strategic Client Consultant: 12/ 2011 to 10/2012:

At SOTEC Government Solutions (SGS), managed new lines of business program initiatives for external clients that identified staffing requirements, defined program deliverables, and drive communication efforts to support corporate wide cross functional organizations by identifying areas for process improvements on strategic core business functions.

Computer Associates: Functional Consultant: 04/ 2008 to 02/2009:

As an employee performed functional lead role for product orientations, configuration management, and implementation of CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management IT Governance software solutions.

Managed customer expectations for infrastructure integrations/upgrades and enterprise wide Rapid and Solution Implementation offerings for Clarity EPPMO (Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management Tool) and ITIL software modules whose product suite functionality enables real-time visibility into IT financial costs, asset management, information security management, while ensuring IT services and investments are aligned with client’s corporate strategy. Configured technical design specifications, built workflow processes, and defined security permissions to customize web based user interfaces and executive management dashboards. Part of client engagement team that installed the Clarity PPM tool at Capital One.

Fannie Mae: Senior Project Manager: 11/ 2006 to 08/2007:

As a consultant with Digital Intelligence Systems (DISYS), project managed Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Restatement strategy for infrastructure, enterprise systems and mortgage applications to ensure compliance with Risk Management controls, and federal regulatory strategy. Project managed the catch up strategy for the government mandated Financial Restatement program for the Risk Management organization. Utilized Excel Dashboards to provide weekly Restatement Program status to executive management team. Created detailed project plans identifying financial controls testing steps procedures and captured dependencies on timely delivery of testing evidence criteria to validate risk controls. Successfully delivered infrastructure and application development projects on time and within budget. Team lead for the risks/vulnerabilities remediation strategy that supported corporate wide infrastructure, applications, and COTS products. Created detailed project plans using MS Project and MS Project server. Project managed multiple mortgage application products (Single/ Multi Family) and infrastructure enhancements and OS conversions for the corporate enterprise systems.

America Online, Inc.: Project Manager: 03/03 to 03/06:

As an employee project managed the application of software development life cycle (SDLC) and Agile/Water fall development methodologies to a full array of AOL web based products. Managed financial tracking of programs for MapQuest, AOL Web Publishing channels for Client/Host applications through MS Project and Primavera to support the capitalization program strategy. Presented quarterly power point presentations that captured technical overviews, financial budget projections, resource allocation, project schedule milestones, and risk and issues. Coordinated the change management approval process for change requests. Reviewed and critiqued technical requirements with organizational IT teams. Managed the release management activities for Operations and Database Operations production pushes for successful product implementation and infrastructure related improvements. Managed program deliverables utilizing Primavera and MS Project EPPMO tools to establish real time visibility into projects health to ensure on time delivery to successful implementation of strategic initiatives. Utilized Remedy tool to track bug defects and coordinate future change management projects and processes to enable application enhancements.

Winstar Wireless: Communications: Manager & Technical Project Manager: 08/98 to 07/01:

As a consultant and employee, management lead for the development of a data warehouse environment, which applied full development life cycle methodologies (SDLC) to projects. Provided direction and functional management for matrix team leads in planning, design, development and implementation of multiple source system interfaces for corporate reporting database. Provided strategic leadership and functional management for matrix team leads to ensure smooth day to day business operations were maintained. Lead development of an enterprise data warehousing environment running Oracle 8i that enabled periodic mission critical data refreshes for all on-line transaction processing systems.


Strayer University: Bachelor of Science Degree/Business Administration

President List: Graduated Summa Cum Laude.


PMP Certified target completion date for PMP Exam on 12/29/2020.

Risk Management, Agile Practitioner, MS Project/Server Certifications to be completed on 12/29/2020.

Completed Course Modules for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certification Program (Waiting on Certification Testing Vendor to provide Certification Exam on TBD).

CA Clarity 300 level: Project and Portfolio Management Product Certified

Harvard Risk Management Certified Risk Management Consultant.

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