Experienced Senior Project Manager with over 15 years of managing all phases of IT projects in Manufacturing, Legal, and Finance Environments. Extensive experience aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, compliance and risk reduction. Expert in directing and coordinating various project management methodologies (agile and waterfall).
Project planning and development
Project cost planning
Risk mitigation and management
Business process improvement
Business process re-engineering
Six Sigma Certification
Mitigation plan development
Engineering/project management experience
Exceptional organizational skills
Data Governance Program Manager, 05/2009 to 12/2015 Volkswagen Group of America – Auburn Hills, MI
Managed complex project organizations (IT Operations/ Application
Development /Legal/ Marketing / Finance), including all associated
administrative Project Management tasks.
Created project management structures (cross functional) that
capitalized on new and existing methodologies, technologies, and
Directed planning, budgeting, vendor selection and quality assurance efforts for all projects relating to Legal and Information Technology.
Responsible for ensuring alignment of the information management projects with existing Legal and IT strategies.
Facilitated quarterly project steering committee meetings with IT, Legal and C level executives to review
and amend Corporate Policy as evolving technological and regulatory requirements
Negotiated and managed all Requests for Information, Statements of Work and Final Project Agreements for Legal Department's technology tool set.
Worked directly with CISO and IT leadership to
ensure new projects and processes were compliant with respect to content
preservation and legally defensible disposal of corporate data.
Managed application development teams and Operations Departments and divisions to reach project objectives and meet financial goals.
Introduced strategic business processes to streamline and redefine existing information management work flows.
Led all stages of system and application development efforts, including definition, design, architecture, testing and support.
Provide consulting to VWGoA internal Legal staff and IT with respect to identification, preservation and collection of data relating to legal, compliance and regulatory matters.
Introduced technology to reduce costs related to processing, review and analysis of data relating to litigation.
Coordinated with systems partners to finalize designs and confirm requirements.
Developed and implemented complex Internet and Intranet applications on multiple platforms.
Provided continued maintenance and development of bug fixes and patch sets for existing web applications.
Provided documentation on start-up, shut down and first level troubleshooting of processes to help desk staff.
Implemented company policies, technical procedures and standards for preserving the integrity and security of data, reports and access.
Consistently met deadlines and requirements for all production work orders.
Managed creative projects from concept to completion while managing outside vendors.
Developed work-flow charts and diagrams to ensure production team compliance with client deadlines.
Aligned office departments and increased inter-department communication and data sharing.
Supervised and provided direction for six technical direct reports regarding network activities.
Technical Project Manager, 05/2008 to 05/2009 Volkswagen Group of America – Auburn Hills, MI
Core Job Requirements Responsibilities included
IT Project Manager / Scrum Master, 05/2007 to 05/2008 Credit Acceptance Corporation – Southfield, MI
Core Job Requirements Leader of the Scrum Project Delivery virtual team whose mission is to deliver an enterprise project tool set and consistent reporting mechanisms for Scrum.
Implemented numerous application development projects, database upgrades, platform migrations, access point and network infrastructure upgrades.
Conducted multiple hardware evaluations in an effort to mainstream infrastructure offerings, consolidate vendor relationships and streamline enterprise sever strategy.
Ensured the establishment of deliverable milestones with date & effort estimates and monitored them throughout the life of the initiative to ensure timely completion.
Altair Engineering/ Consultant, 01/1999 to 12/2006 Ford Motor Company
Infrastructure Project Manager, 01/2001 to 04/2006 Altair Engineering – Ford Motor Company - Ford Systems Integration Center
Implemented 53 infrastructure projects of various size and complexity.
Strong experience working in Manufacturing environments with both union and non-union personnel.
Responsible for replacing critical infrastructure at manufacturing and non-production sites for major automotive company.
Experienced in delivering multiple concurrent infrastructure projects across all the stages in the project life cycle.
Responsible for evaluating project status and quickly identifying at-risk and under performing segments using roll-up scorecard reports that graphically displayed key business metrics.
Identified resources needed and assigned individual responsibilities.
Reviewed deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.
Software Integration, 01/1999 to 01/2001 Altair Engineering – Ford Motor Company - Ford Systems Integration Center
Business Leader of enterprise dialer client, enterprise VPN client, enterprise wireless, enterprise firewall client.
Developed and packaged OEM software offerings for integration into Ford Global Client.
Managed mobile architecture standards and compliance through architecture governance model.
Reduced complexity of client environment and coordinated releases with Dell Hardware delivery schedule.
Tested, packaged and integrated AT&T/WorldCom/UUNET/ iPass client dialer for global distribution.
Tested, packaged and integrated Cisco\'s client VPN for global distribution.
Consultant, 01/1997 to 01/1999 National Tech Team – Dearborn, MI
Level 2 Support Analyst, National Tech Team – Ford Motor Company
Supported mobile sales force for Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) and Lincoln Mercury (LM).
Worked with vendors to supply evaluation units and accessories.
Responsible for loading, configuring, troubleshooting and testing devices and making a final recommendation.
Researched hardware specifications, worked with suppliers to provide price quotes and collected feedback from users on experiences with production usage.
Supported mobile sales force of 2000 laptop users.
Bachelor of Public Affairs: Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
Six Sigma Greenbelt - attained at Ford Motor Company
Certified Scrum Master / Agile project Manager- received training and certification from Ken Schwaber