A competent, result-oriented Professional with strong portfolio of success offering over 20 years of experience in IT Industry of which nearly 15+ years of demonstrated expertise in managing overall business operations to enhance customer satisfaction and operational efficiency by analyzing business in PeopleSoft FSCM Products for various clients across the Globe.
*Experience in core PeopleSoft Financials modules which include Accounts Receivable, Billing, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, eProcurement, General Ledger, Project Costing, Asset Management and Contracts module.
*Involved in over 15 full lifecycle projects in diverse sectors handling several roles as Solution Architect, PeopleSoft Project Manager, Project lead, Business Analyst, Functional Consultant and Technical Developer.
*Business Process analysis and re-engineering, configuring the applications, leading fit/gap product review sessions, creating business requirements documentation, writing detailed specifications, development of change management procedures and policies, create and maintain the project plan, facilitate meetings with the user and management community to gather on-going requirements, production support incident/issue tracking, writing test scripts, trouble shooting, configuring the application, ad-hoc client reporting and user trainings.
*Devised Solution strategy, Facilitated Functional, Infrastructure and Technical Assessments, provided Thought Leadership for adopting PeopleSoft FSCM to multiple Clients
*Proven Process, People, and Project management skills; proficient in managing widely-divergent, simultaneously occurring processes
*Possess the ability to be comfortable with high volume workload and not be afraid to "roll up sleeves", working in an environment which demands strong deliverables to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions.
*Thorough hands-on experience in customizing/testing and configuring most of the PeopleSoft Financials, Supply Chain and ESA modules
*Demonstrated expertise in following PeopleSoft product suite development tools: SQL, PeopleCode, PeopleTools, Application Engine, Integration Broker, Workflow, Change Assistant, DataMover, Component Interface, Application Server and PeopleSoft Reporting tools (XML Publisher, SQR, Crystal Reports, nVision).
*Extensive experience in Oracle, DB2, Informix, Sybase, SQL server databases. Talented IT professional specializing in leading high-performing and multi-disciplinary teams from product development through successful product launches. Accustomed to managing multiple projects and priorities in fast-paced environments. Innovative and solutions-focused IT Project Manager with more than [Number] years in network engineering and enterprise project management.
Business process improvement
Project cost planning
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
PeopleSoft Solution Architect, 02/2013 to 04/2017 UnitedHealth Group – Eden Prairie, MN
Designs and oversee implementation of end-to-end Optum PeopleSoft systems.
Provides leadership for the technical aspects of the design, development and deployment of PeopleSoft features using a team consisting of internal and external technical resources based on the architecture that has been established.
Lead functional walk-thru sessions with the business, including project presentations.
Facilitate the analysis, design, development, testing, implementing and documentation of software applications and business systems of the highest complexity.
Design and implement solutions to fill long-term strategic and short-term tactical goals of Optum PeopleSoft architecture standards/direction.
Provide technical leadership to the overall program (consisting of core team and delivery teams).
Coaches and motivates the application development team with technical aspects to ensure on time delivery.
Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility to translate vision into detailed designs.
Identifies key business and technology drivers that impact application architectures such as user requirements, existing application architectures, such as user requirements, existing application environment and performance requirements.
Conducts both functional and technical assessments of current business and technology architectures.
Provide guidance to project teams regarding principles of system/application design, coding, standards and system performance.
Provides feedback to the application suite manager for the design and development release plan based on product feature release requirements and technical solution roadmap.
Establish standards and best practices for quality delivery (coding standards, development environment set up, code review process, build and release process etc.).
Guides the development and support team with code and helping with debugging when necessary.
PeopleSoft Project Manager, 08/2011 to 01/2013 City of Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Risk Management Interface with PeopleSoft Accounts Payable Project Manager.
Assisted in the analysis, study and development of program modifications or new functionality enhancements to interface PeopleSoft Accounts Payable with third party software which requires research and design specifications to improve the overall Risk Management business process.
Performed system business analysis, worked with users in order to create technical/functional specification, detailed process flow diagrams mapping the interface processes.
Performed full Life Cycle Development coordinating with technical developers and functional users.
Prepare detailed Interface mapping and developed time esteems for project schedules, monitor progress and provide accurate and timely reports.
Propose solutions and approach to closing gaps via process re-design or system functionality.
Handled multiple assignments concurrently, providing formal weekly status to the project manager regarding progress on the assignments and impacts on the ETCs and promise dates.
Planned and managed project activities within allocated resources.
Provided Leadership as a communications liaison between the business Customer and the technology development and support groups.
Provide oversight and project management to ensure a technical upgrade will occur successfully, in a timely manner and with a limit budget.
Ensure multiple parties are apprised of issues, concerns, and major milestone deliverables.
Developed project plan and assigned program specifications facilitating completion of the programming, testing, and implementation tasks.
Work directly and closely with on-sight employees, contractors and City BIS resources regarding tasks, direction, and communications.
Diagnose and resolve PeopleSoft system related errors to ensure the accuracy of business critical systems.
Collect, analyze, and interpret data to be used in program development to meet the defined user requirements.
Guide and direct the Project in the establishment and implementation of plans, procedures and controls that will assure success of program goals and objectives.
Developing technical approaches, leading development teams, reporting status, resolving technical issues and performing hands-on development.
Provide frequent and clear communications regarding the status of initiatives, keeping stakeholders informed of changes and work in progress.
Supported the organization's project management policy, practice, and methodology.
Implementation Project Manager, 05/2010 to 03/2011
Identify problems and/or potential issues and formulate systemic solutions of propose business process alternatives to meet business requirements.
Designed and managed the implementation project to capture and analyze the Procurement card changes in existing City Purchasing business process.
Propose solutions and approach to closing gaps via process re-design or system functionality.
Prepare detailed specifications for programs of moderate to difficult complexity.
Prepare development time estimates for assigned tasks and take responsibility for meeting those estimates.
Ensure project integration by communicating finding and activities to Project Manager and with other teams.
Determining estimated hours-to-complete and promise dates for all user requests.
Develop and execute test plans, develop Workflow Specifications, facilitate resolution of open issues.
Seek input and feedback from other business users.
Environment: PeopleSoft FSCM 9.0 (Purchasing), People Tools 8.48, XML Publisher, Oracle10g, Windows NT.
Implementation Project Manager, 03/2009 to 04/2010 Ingersoll-Rand – LaCrosse, WI
Responsible to design, analyze and execute technical projects, work with PeopleSoft team and business users in different divisions to define business requirements.
Serves as an expert in feasibility study for implementing PeopleSoft Contracts to replace existing third party Legacy system.
Performed fit/gap and requirements analysis sessions to implement the bolt-on customizations for PeopleSoft Contracts, Project Costing and Billing modules.
Discussed with end users in the workshops for high-level requirements.
Involved in Requirement gathering process, which includes meeting the functional users and the end-users.
Performed system business analysis, worked with users in order to create technical/ functional specification, detailed process flow diagrams mapping the interface processes for the PeopleSoft Financial modules.
Performed System Conversion Testing of existing Contracts data from Expedition System to PeopleSoft Financials.
Created test cases for individual components and flows for a functional area where designed for integration testing.
Analyzed, tracked, and communicated defects.
Environment: PeopleSoft FSCM 8.9 (Contracts, Billing, Receivables), People Tools 8.48, PS/Query, Oracle10g, Windows NT.
Managed Upgrade Project 8.4 to 9.0 / Support PeopleSoft Financials 9.0 Project Manager.
Worked on the following business processes in the applications as below.
Purchasing - Purchase Requisitions, Requisition and PO Change Orders, Receiving, Inspection, Returns to Vendors, eProcurement.
Accounts Receivables & Billing - Receivables Entry of pending items, Payment process - Regular Deposit or Apply Payments to Invoices, Receivables Update, GL interface to create accounting entries, Payment Predictor, Aging, Dunning, Finance Charges, Billing Interface to AR to load the invoices.
Lead the onsite team for 3 different WellPoint PeopleSoft Financial systems that builds and implements quality systems in an efficient and cost effective manner in conjunction with the business unit requirements.
Provide technical support of PeopleSoft applications by working directly with customers in managing their requests, understanding their requirements and translating functional requirements to technical specifications through hands-on analysis.
Developed design based on the understanding of the client's business processes for Purchasing and eProcurement modules.
Set up for eProcurement Business Unit and all the related components of eProcurement product for administering workflow.
Lead and implement an overall program environment conducive to good business practices, quality and cost improvements, multi-directional communications and acceptance of business objectives.
Strong nVision experience in developing Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Management Reporting, Budgeting reports and Run Book experience and creating/updating Macros.
Model and oversee effective change leadership throughout the client business to enable adoption of new business processes, which includes introduction of ideas and resources to inspire stakeholders and leadership in overcoming resistance to change.
PeopleSoft Global AR Implementation Technical Lead.
Played the role of a core designer for the Global implementation of PeopleSoft Accounts Receivable application.
Involved in analysis, design, construction, testing and supporting the code changes through all the implementation phases of the software development cycle.
Analyzed the fit-gaps, identified options and defined functional specifications for the modifications.
Conducted technical feasibility analysis of business requirements and communicated results to the client to ensure strategic success of the project.
Tested all required modifications, interfaces, conversions, and reports.
Environment: PeopleSoft FIN 8.9, People Tools 8.46, Oracle 9i, SQR, Crystal Reports 10.0, Windows NT.
Project Technical Lead, 02/2005 to 08/2005 Hewitt Associates
Responsible for the completion and quality of deliverables assigned to offshore team.
Presented long term strategic design and evaluate process improvement solutions to determine whether changes are appropriate given the scope of the project.
Created Technical Design documents based on approved conceptual design of business requirements.
Managed the offshore team and direct results in accordance with the project deliverables and timing requirements.
Environment: People Soft FIN 8.4, People Tools 8.44, SQR, DB2, UNIX.
UDB/DB2 Migration Project Technical Lead.
Involved in developing a UDB migration tool for identifying all customized objects with Informix specific syntax.
Reviewed the lists of PeopleSoft objects to be included in the platform migration and perform an assessment to determine which objects will require database syntax conversion.
Involved in the preparation of the Technical documentation based on the functional specifications.
I was responsible in Optimizing various Queries and SQR Reports.
Wrote Functional/Technical specs involving offshore team and review their design.
Ensured the quality of the code changes by performing code walk-through on all affected programs.
Monitored the Code conversion progress of the affected Objects, through the use of the Master Object tracking sheets.
Involved in parallel testing the modified or affected batch and online PeopleSoft objects by running the same process on the Informix and UDB databases and validate the code changes by comparing the results.
Unit tested all programs that had synonym changes, even if there were no other code changes.
Environment: People Soft FIN 8.4, People Tools 8.44, SQR, DB2, Informix, UNIX.
Revenue Remediation Project Technical Lead, 11/2003 to 07/2004 Hewitt Associates
Created all PeopleSoft objects required to support the application, which includes fields, records, views, pages, components, menus and portal registry structures.
Designed and developed custom workflow application, which includes evaluation of rules and routing the work item to the approvers based on the client associated with the requests.
Developed various reports using Cognos Impromptu and SQR programs to satisfy operational and management business requirement.
Reviewed deliverables produced by offshore team and drives resolution from a functional and technical perspective.
Extensively unit tested the application before migrating to production environment.
Ensured ongoing support and handling of the postimplementation enhancements throughout the life cycle of the project.
Environment: People Soft FIN 8.4, People Tools 8.44, SQR, Informix, UNIX.
Production Support PeopleSoft Financials 8.4 Technical Lead.
Responsible for quality and timeliness of deliveries made to the client and allocation of works to team members.
Responsible for detail technical analysis, specification preparation, coding and testing of the application and reports.
Played an important role during the upgrade of PeopleSoft Financials from 7.5 to 8.4.
Lead Batch monitoring and Connectivity support coordination with onsite.
Ensured coordinal atmosphere in the project and good relations among the team members.
Provided software/business process integration support and handling the post implementation enhancements.
Successfully did customization of modules based on organizational needs and requirements
Environment: People Soft FIN 8.4, People Tools 8.44, SQR, Informix, UNIX.
Master of Science: Software Engineering, 2010 Birla Institute of Technology -
Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 1996 University of Madras - Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)
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Companies Worked For:
City of Minneapolis
Covansys Corp CSC
Birla Institute of Technology
University of Madras
Job Titles Held:
PeopleSoft Solution Architect
PeopleSoft Project Manager
Implementation Project Manager
Project Technical Lead
Revenue Remediation Project Technical Lead
Master of Science : Software Engineering , 2010 Bachelor of Engineering : Electrical & Electronics Engineering , 1996
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