Accomplished Director offering 20+ years of experience in combining cross-functional competencies in staff management, operations planning, project portfolio management, and financial management. Expert in boosting revenue, quality and performance. Successful in creating and executing standard operating policies and procedures to positively impact organizational goals. Dependable leader with skills to develop, coach and motivate staff while interfacing with executives on all levels.
Defined, improved, implemented and monitored development and portfolio management process. Managed team of process/tool experts and Oracle administrators in Philippines, Boston and St. Louis to provide Product Life Cycle support critical to the operations of company.
· Personally led successful deployment project for Planisware Enterprise PPM (Project Portfolio tool) affecting 300 users within business unit to ensure optimal management of 300 active product development projects with total value of $150M/year.
· Sponsored and initially led on-time Sciforma Project Resource & Capacity Management tool affecting 1,300 users within business unit.
· Sponsored deployment projects for Planisware Enterprise PPM to support Offer Launch/Withdrawal projects; Outsystems platform as Custom Quotable Commercial References tool.
Led deployment of Sciforma project portfolio management tool across the business. Adapted and deployed corporate Innovation processes and supporting tools (Sciforma, Box) across the business. Continuously improved the Product Development Process by working with end-users, managers, leaders and the corporate teams. Facilitated the executive leadership Portfolio Review Committee meetings. Led monthly PMO meetings and provided governance to 200 Portfolio tool users and 250 active product development projects with total value of $120M/year.
Led deployment of Project Management Process and supporting tools (PTC Windchill, Sciforma, Box, Stage Gate tracking) across the multiple divisions. Led deployment of Kaba AutoTime time tracking system.
Provided governance to 450-person global engineering group. Responsible for defining and maintaining new product development process. Owner of overall engineering training program. Established 30-person engineering design center in Bangalore, India, in 2005 and led this team for over 2 years.
Owner of new product development process. Worked with engineers and staff to define, implement, and continuously improve software and hardware development practices and technologies. Developed, coordinated, and delivered training to product development personnel. Provided process and quality assurance to all division projects and product releases. Internal consultant for project management and process improvement. Led 80-person software development group to Software CMM Level 2 in 11 months, Level 3 in 17 months—a timeline well ahead of industry average. Led effort to reduce company's 25 issue tracking systems down to just 3 systems, resulting in significant improvement is efficiency and costs.
Key new product development programs and projects include:
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