Workday Roles and Responsibilities

Workday Roles and Responsibilities

MY IDEAL ENVIRONMENT
Project management is a tool, not a religion
IT works to support and advance business needs
Desire for, or refinement of, sustainable processes, procedures, and projects
Ethical, reasonable, and open to change
Even a train wreck – that wants to get back on the rails! PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
RECENT EXPERIENCE
The Weather Company – Atlanta, Georgia 05/2014 – 01/2015
Best known as “The Weather Channel”
Senior Project Manager – Implementing SuccessFactors HCM
Selected Achievements
Implemented SuccessFactors on an accelerated timeline (11 weeks for Phase I, five weeks for phase II) after two previous attempts before me failed, each with longer timelines
Developed consolidated testing repository and reporting dashboard
Managed multiple smaller projects before primary project contracts were signed
Created centralized project reporting tool to provide detailed project status across all projects

Results
New HR system online – staff gained access to system with additional features and more to come
Provided a centralized and standardized test scenario repository along with process to streamline testing, re-testing, documentation, signoff, and status reporting
Managers could easily see summary/detail project status and information across all projects
DayNine Consulting, Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia 03/2013 – 04/2014
Consulting company implementing cloud-based “Workday”, HCM (Human Capital Management)
Senior Project Manager
Selected Achievements
Certified for Workday and a certified Workday Project Manager (3+ weeks of intense training)
Participated in Unanet (project management software) rollout testing and training of staff
Implemented DayNine’s most complex Workday customer as the project manager ($1.5m)
Implemented large ($3m) customer with 100+ integrations
Implemented multiple Workday customers (international) simultaneously

Results
Improved project management tool provided more controls and financial reporting on projects
Our sales team was able to springboard off these successful projects to help gain new customers
Successful projects led to phase II work for additional features/integrations/companies
Brightree, LLC – Lawrenceville, Georgia 04/2012 – 10/2012
HME/DME cloud-based software (Home/Durable Medical Equipment Medicare/Commercial Billing)
Senior Project Manager
Selected Achievements
Implemented concurrent software installations
Led standardization of PMO policies and procedures
Performed QA on web based customer facing training materials
Communicated release management status and instructions to thousands of customers

Results
Successfully brought several customers from legacy systems to a cloud based solution
Established a PMO process and standardized a plethora of forms and practices
Streamlined customer communications relating to software release management

Macy’s Systems and Technology (MST) – Johns Creek, Georgia 01/2011 – 10/2011
Technology division for Macy’s Department Stores
Manager, PMO, QA, Financials
Matrixed team of six project managers and nine testing advocates
Selected Achievements
Created Project Portfolio Management (PPM) process & built tools for tracking and reporting
Directed improvements in Project Management Office (PMO) policies & procedures
Enhanced Quality Assurance procedures, including early involvement of QA staff in projects
Refined process for monthly Rolling Operating Forecast (ROF) process, including documentation
Reconstructed matrixed PM/QA team morale after many reorganizations prior to my arrival

Results
New PPM process centralized project initiation steps from many points to a few, standardizing how projects were captured, prioritized, and tracked through completion
PMO improvements included standard communication tools throughout business unit, simplified processes/reporting, and established best practices team to improve project management at MST
Improved QA processes incorporated QA considerations early in project. New QA software constructed to optimize reuse of test cases
afterBOT, Inc. – Norcross, Georgia 07/2007 – 03/2010
Cloud-based software company specializing in retail software
Director, Project Management
Selected Achievements
Constructed policies & procedures for project management & wrote project tracking software
Performed product QA, documentation, training, and help desk management, analysis, & support
Product manager / project manager on significant digital receipt collaboration project with Intuit

Results
New project management infrastructure improved use of technical resources and product mgmt.
Managed product rollout of several versions of TransAccess application and successful deployment of myquickreceipts.com with Intuit
UniPro Foodservice, Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia 02/1992 – 02/2007
Foodservice cooperative – Merged with “Premier Foodservice, Inc.”, formally “Nugget Distributors”
Director, Project Management Office (PMO), Director Information Technology, Sr. Prog/Analyst
Selected Achievements
Established and maintained a Level II PMO (repeatable project management processes)
Rebuilt and managed help desk structure and policies
Chaired Communication Committee
Led many key projects such as allowance tracking and significant legacy software upgrades
Created & Conducted training on project management as well as other topics
Merged two IT departments; sustaining the smaller organization, data migration, knowledge, and systems to new combined organization. Led all efforts related to shutting down smaller office.
Implemented ERP package; replacing custom applications across multiple platforms
Managed implementation of entirely new NT network and change from VAX to AS/400
Developed technology standards for cooperative to allow for common exchange of information
Programmed conference appointments tool, streamlined reporting programs and increased database efficiency significantly

Results
Cancelled unworthy projects totaling over 3,000 technical resource hours
Increased visibility to all projects, allowing department heads to dynamically prioritize projects as business needs changed
Scalable project management processes improved technical estimates by 50% and reduced rework and unnecessary paperwork. Change control reduced scope creep significantly
Key projects such as CAP (Cooperative Adjusted Pricing) generated approximately $1.7 million in 2006 alone
Successful merger resulted in a one-time savings of over $4 million and on-going benefits, including an additional 1% on returns to member-owners
Technology standards allowed for better negotiation with suppliers, resulting in over $2 million in additional income and significant savings in mailing and printing costs
Conference scheduling appointment system saved approximately 500 hours of senior purchasing staff time per year

EARLY EXPERIENCE
Data Builders, Inc.* – Sacramento, California 04/1991 – 02/1992
Logistic Systems Architects* (secret clearance) – North Highlands, California 04/1990 – 04/1991
Computer Task Group* – San Francisco, California 11/1987 – 04/1990
American Real Estate Group – Stockton, California 02/1986 – 11/1987
Northwest Enterprises, Ltd. – Stockton, California 05/1985 – 02/1986
American Savings & Loan Association – Stockton, California 09/1984 – 05/1985
*Computer consultant companies, working for various clients on various platforms

EDUCATION
Associate of Arts Degree (Honors) San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California. Workday HCM Certified & Workday Project Manager Certified (WD22). Certificates in computer programming, operations, and data entry. Assorted training classes (e.g., Workday, Transform Logic, FOCUS, Brightree, project management, leadership, team building, diversity training, communication, PMI & AITP events, and more). Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, FrontPage, Visio, Outlook, and OneNote), Microsoft Project, Unanet, Lotus Notes, SharePoint, SalesForce, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Central Desktop, Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Gmail, Hangouts), SmartSheets, Windows OS, Mac OS, and many other software packages.

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