High-achieving, certified project management professional possessing excellent communication, organizational, and analytical capabilities, able to devise innovative solutions to business and technology challenges. Experienced in leading critical enterprise-level projects from initiation through closure, and in overseeing a program of interrelated applications and services to ensure customer satisfaction in a fiscally responsible manner. Personable leader and team player, successful at building strong professional relationships. Capable of managing large complex projects while maintaining high team morale and energy. Skilled mentor and mediator who excels at bringing out the best in team members. Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities, meet deadlines, and get results in a fast paced, often ambiguous environment.
Earned U of M merit award of $1500 in July, 2012 for successfully handling a very sensitive, complex project with a high profile sponsor.
Received State of MN outstanding employee achievement awards in 1999, 2002, and 2004.
Wrote successful grant proposal to establish alternative high school educational model for at-risk teenagers, established program budget, managed grant funding, monitored program, statistically analyzed results and reported program success to state auditors.
Recipient of Master's of Management and Administration outstanding graduate student award for overall achievement and master's paper excellence.
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Build and foster relationships with high-level federal agency customers and stakeholders to better understand their IT needs and requirements. Manage portfolio of IT projects to assure systems and services developed by NCFPD meet requirements and satisfy federal customer needs. Establish project management templates, methodology and practices and mentor junior project managers. Lead development of enterprise system strategic plan. Manage IT vendor/subcontractor relationships.
Provide project management expertise in support of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) Project, a $50-million project responsible for replacing the legacy driver licensing and vehicle registration systems for the Minnesota Division of Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) within the Department of Public Safety.
Manage team of MNLARS technical and data architects as well as business analysts to help ensure the production of quality deliverables in a timely manner.
Develop project related documentation including scope statement, work breakdown structure, project plan, communication plan, risk management plan, etc. Estimate project timelines.
Review documents related to the MNLARS project, such as the MNLARS Request for Proposal, vendor responses, Unified Modeling Language artifacts, DVS business-related documentation; and provide written feedback.
Manage all aspects of critical, large-scale, enterprise-wide IT projects using various software development methodologies. Write RFPs, assist with vendor selection and manage vendor contracts. Understand pertinent federal laws, state statutes, policies and requirements. Project management responsibilities include timeline estimation, task breakdowns, scope and change management, quality assurance, issues and risk mitigation, business and systems analysis, and team management on projects such as:
- Multi-million dollar upgrades to major enterprise system, including change from mainframe to server environment.
- Selection, testing, and deployment of new user interface affecting 12,000+ users at over 600 criminal justice agencies statewide, including federal, state and local government units.
- Security assessment of BCA systems, networks, and data.
- Security-related policy development and agency-wide security training.
- Architectural design, system development, testing, and deployment of BCA's first Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
- Business process re-engineering of BCA's contract management processes.
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