Project Manager

Kent

An ambitious, conscientious and proactive individual with over eight years’ experience in Project Management - Prince 2 end-to-end project delivery experience. I have a proven track record in software and infrastructure project deliver in complex and fast paced IT environments. Extensive experience in stakeholder management (including at senior level management) and with SMEs, planning, full budgetary control and management of third party suppliers. Experience in using Waterfall and Agile methodologies to implement solutions. A dynamic and pragmatic individual who integrates well within a team, delivery focused and dedicated to achieving agreed goals. An excellent team player that is able to build productive working relationships at all levels within the organisation. I have extensive experience of global project delivery, managing multi-disciplined matrix, onshore and offshore teams.

Key Skills
  • Project Management
  • PRINCE2
  • ITIL
  • Agile
  • Waterfall
  • Microsoft Office packages
  • Powersteering
  • SAP/ERP
  • Solaris
  • Oracle e-Business Suite

Work Experience

Real Time Global Project Manager

Thomson Reuters12 months

Key responsibilities included: • Liaising with relevant teams to ensure all key milestones were completed within the project deadlines • Managed multi-million dollars global projects from Project Initiation to RRG/ E2E • Overall budgetary control • Managed multiple internal global teams • Experience of running multiple projects concurrently • Provided regular communication to stakeholders throughout the project life cycle • Liaised with 3rd parties suppliers • Worked closely with integration team and development teams to plan data migration to enable smooth transition of clients onto new Elektron platform and ensured the smooth handover of the project into production • Liaised with the network teams to ensure Firewalls, PE routers, LAN/WAN Sigma were setup and tested within agreed timelines • Worked with client admin team to ensure external client’s were vetted, had the correct security settings to access the Reuters virtual private network (VPN) • Ensured virtual IP (VIP) addresses were obtained and embedded within configurations for the API Key Achievements: 1. Security, data migration, cloud, software and hardware implementation - Managed project to integrate Data Cloud Auxiliary service with Elektron Auxiliary Service Gateway (ASG) to push selected reference content via real time APIs. Worked closely with the network teams to ensure Firewalls, PE routers, LAN/WAN Sigma were setup and tested within agreed timelines; ensured virtual IP (VIP) addresses were obtained and embedded within configuration for the API. Worked with software development (using Agile methodology) and testing teams in different regions to ensure ASG application and other related configuration releases were developed, released and tested as planned. Managed global teams to set up private cloud test environments for testing installation packages, configuration files etc. Worked closely with integration team and development teams to plan data migration to enable smooth transition of clients onto new Elektron platform. Full budgetary control for $750k (USD). • Installed: DCS’ (HP DL380p Gen8 and HP MSA 2040 SAN DC SFF Storage), DAS’ & virtual machines • Development platform: Windows 2008 and Oracle Linux operating system to develop ASG on and also used for the production environment. HP server configured as a dedicated server /a Virtual Machine • Development environment: C++ or C# but mainly in C++ to deliver high throughput and low latency 2. Data migration, software and hardware implementation - Managed business project to move Core Delayed Server (CDS) from IDN to new Elektron platform, new release of software and data migration. Worked with software development (using Agile methodology) and testing teams in different regions to ensure CDS application and other related configuration releases were developed, released and tested as planned. Worked closely with global development teams to plan data migration to enable smooth transition of clients onto new Elektron platform. Full budgetary control for $5m (USD). • Installed: Virtual machines, HP rack mounts, HP servers, HP Gen8 blades • Development platform: Oracle Linux • Development environment: C++ & C# 3. Increase capacity in global data centers and installed switches - Managed project to install Nexus switches and increase capacity in global data centers (AMER, ASIA & AMER). Full budgetary control for $1m (USD). • Development platform: Oracle Linux • Development environment: C++ & C# 4. Software and hardware implementation - Managed business project (Latency project) to implement S350 Symmetricom PTP Time Servers so to perform analysis on latency measurement in all (main data technical centers MTC) to measure latency. Worked closely with architects, engineering, software development and testing teams in ASIA to design, develop and test software as well as implement PTP servers globally in MTCs (AMER, ASIA, EMEA). Full budgetary control for $750k (USD) budget. • Development platform: Oracle Linux • Development environment: C++ & C# 5. Software implementation - Managed business project (Pulse project) to show when servers were down globally. Worked closely with architects, engineering, software development and testing teams in ASIA to design, develop, test software and implement globally in MTCs (AMER, ASIA, EMEA). • Development platform: Oracle Linux • Development environment: C++, C#

IT Project Manager

Lloyds Register of Shipping5 Years

Key responsibilities included: • Managed project to consolidate ESX VMware clusters, create new servers, separate ESX farms, and migrate Oracle Applications • Managed the upgrades of Lloyds Register’s global intranet (The Hub) • Managed global BAU LAN upgrades • Managed and worked closely with SMEs to identify and implement SharePoint, this enabled collaboration and enforced configuration compliance • Managed key stages within big programmes • Primarily involved in facilitating regular checkpoint meetings to discuss project progress • Tracked project timescales and budgetary (actual, committed and planned spend) constraints to ensure KPI’s were met within estimated delivery plan, prepared and tracked budgets • Produced key project deliverables • Managed third party suppliers on all aspects related to the delivery solutions to business stakeholder’s management Key Achievements: 1. Infrastructure upgrade - Managed a project (end to end) to consolidate ESX VMWare clusters hosting Oracle Database virtual machines (VM’s), create new servers, separate ESX farms, and migrate Oracle Applications • Applications: Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle SOA, Oracle OBIEE 2. (Business project) - Oracle data migration and integration - worked within a large programme to develop software and consolidate five core business databases with Oracle CMRO system (this involved software development, data mapping, data migration). Worked with local team of architects, network analyst, business analyst, development, operations to successfully develop, implement and roll out the 3rd party tool to global stakeholders, trained stakeholders from five business areas including global clients 3. System upgrade and data migration - managed a project to upgrade a legacy application that used FoxPro technology and migrate into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2013 web application technology. I worked closely with 3rd party suppliers based in Malta and liaised with senior stakeholders during the end to end implementation

PMO Analyst

Lloyds Register of Shipping12 months

Key responsibilities included: • Defined reporting standards, providing support and guidance on best practice procedures, tools and techniques to programme /project managers and their teams • Supported the Programme Manager in development of consolidated project plans (work schedules, testing, quality, risk, communications) and other documents to ensure appropriate project setup • Prepared key project deliverables such as briefs for preliminary go/no-go decisions, PID’s, Business Cases, End Project Reports, Highlight Reports and Checkpoint Reports • Defined /agreed project metrics and KPIs (to monitor cost, time, quality, resource and risk); maintained resource and financial profiles

PMO Analyst

National Policing Improvements Agency (NPIA)2.5 Years

Key responsibilities included: • Provided project management support to project managers on major police projects
 • Produced and maintained all key project deliverables • Central point of contact for OGC gateway reviews, produced the necessary paperwork and ensured process ran smoothly from start to finish

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