<![CDATA[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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