Experience managing application development projects
Extensive experience in multiple and diverse environments and applications.
Knowledge and experience in all major functions, issues and considerations of the subject matter.
Capable of managing manages a diverse and complex suite of projects simultaneously.
Experience managing cross-functional projects/project teams
(Time) Develops master plans (consolidated views) of several linked related plans and drives, optimizes and manages all plans while presenting alternate scenarios to continuously reduce overall critical path. Optionally, levels resources to determine impacts across plans and manages multiple master plans.
(Cost) Assists in the development of complex projects' budgets, applies EV analysis across multiple projects, manages resource plan to budget and reports "planned vs. actual" budget variances. Optionally, reconciles multi-project budget reports across department budgets, manages multi-project resource plans, proposes optimal budgeting strategies within policy to best meet the business needs and reports impacts to capital and expense budget categories.
(Quality) Promotes and applies QA best practices, defines/collects/interprets QA metrics and diagrams (using Pareto, Cause/Effect, Trend Analysis, Statistical Sampling…) and clearly defines link between requirements and technology solution. Optionally, develops quality standards, recommends quality improvements and maintains "expert" status via monitoring industry developments.
(Communication) Leads routine and ad-hoc status reviews with all stakeholders validating project status claims and clarifying roles and responsibilities developing accurate, detailed consolidated reports to continuously manage expectations. Optionally, develops multi-project communications plans/reporting methods and collaborates with client as a key business partner to identify business trends and potential impacts.
(Integration) Established track record of applying PM best practices, tools, techniques and methods (planning, estimating, staffing, managing/controlling…) that have resulted in several projects being executed successfully to plan by balancing scope/time/budget targets supported by accurate progress reporting to all stakeholders. Optionally, manages multiple high risk/high visibility mission critical/strategic cross-functional global projects as a recognized expert in PM methodologies.
(Risk) Develops mitigation and contingency plans for common risks, leads risk identification seminars to develop project specific mitigations and contingencies, updates risk plans as conditions warrant and considers risk during the change management process. Optionally, leverages track record of resolving numerous high impact risks by consulting as an expert on risk management planning for high risk/high impact projects and troubleshoots projects with risk related problems.
(Scope) Refines scope statement, understands impact of scope statement changes and clearly articulates requirements (both "in scope" and "out of scope") to manage expectations, develop a basis for future project decisions and accurately develop a WBS to the proper level of detail. Optionally, develops scope management plans and WBS for cross functional remotely located multi-projects, mentors PMs on WBS creation with traceability to scope management plan, discusses scope change alternatives and timing/impact with stakeholders and optimizes the process to integrate scope changes. (PMP certification desired)