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LJ_Johnson@Outlook.com
704-400-9799
Houston, TX 77004
(Consultant) SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
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(Consultant) SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Aug 2018 - present
Houston, TX
| AGILE COACH Cloud & Infrastructure Enterprise Initiatives Program and Project Leader consulting to undisclosed client (under NDA). Lead Infrastructure projects & application/system migrations to Cloud solutions. Broad cloud computing and migration experience: AWS certified, currently pursuing Azure, Google Cloud, and cloud security practitioner level credentials.
  • Lead teams leveraging SDLC, Waterfall, and Agile principles to implement Cloud Infrastructure technologies and deploy on-prem systems and applications to Cloud services (public, private, and hybrid).
  • Facilitate Product Owner collaboration with architects, developers, and cybersecurity, to build in security at every layer (aligning to ever-changing best practices, including NIST CSF).
  • Direct the implementation and configuration of migration tools from demo and pilot efforts to full-scale enterprise-level phased migrations.
  • Foster environment of continuous improvement through rehabilitation of retrospectives, identifying, and removing impediments.
Agile Coach Agile Methodology Product Owner Project Management SDLC Waterfall
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(Consultant) M&A PROGRAM MANAGER
Apr 2017 - Apr 2018
Houston, TX
| SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER | AGILE COACH Columbia Pipeline Group IS Integration Team (Merger & Acquisition) $12B acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group initiated a $100M IT program to integrate business and operating processes, infrastructure, data center facilities, applications, and systems for both companies. Midstream the overall program, brought back by TransCanada (repeat M&A client) to program lead the Commercial Oil & Gas Application Stream and [simultaneously] project manage a failing, large-scale, mission-critical project in red status. 100% program stream and rescued project delivered by the critical deadline to shut down CPG's managed services data center contributing to operating cost savings of $18M+
  • Program Manager
  • led project managers for system migrations, upgrades and security assessments including Gas Control Monitoring System, Quorum TIPS, OSIsoft PI, HiPM (Hitachi ID Password Manager), irthNET, OGsys OGSQL, Sitefinity CMS, HP ALM (Application Life Cycle Management), and several other applications. Majority of systems and apps moved from on-prem to SaaS or Azure. Delivered 100% of projects by deadline.
  • Senior Project Manager | Agile Coach
  • rearchitected and migrated Commercial environment (Navigates app cluster) from CPG data centers to TC data centers. Navigates is a NAESB compliant contracting, nominations, allocations, scheduling, invoicing, and prior period adjustment system, customer-facing, and mission-critical in Oil& Gas. Adhered to lean-agile principles (Scrum and Kanban).
Agile Coach Agile Methodology Data Center M&A Program Management Project Management SaaS Scrum
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(Consultant) SENIOR PROGRAM & PROJECT MANAGER
Aug 2013 - Apr 2017
Houston, TX
Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), Business Technology Led large-scale, mission-critical projects and programs in M&A, Infrastructure and International portfolios. Microsoft and Cloud Project Streams
  • Windows Server Modernization Program
  • moved business-critical apps from end-of-life physical server 2003 to Cloud Services (AWS, Azure, SoftLayer now IBM Cloud) and on-prem virtual server 2012 in another data center. Reduced 2,231 physical server footprint to 726 virtual servers
  • only 2 physical servers remained. 99% virtualization conversion rate, 68% server footprint reduction, and $2.3M hosting cost avoidance.
  • Nominated Sysco Business Technology Project of the Year for the overall impact
  • Cloud Services Implementation
  • built SoftLayer/IBM Private Cloud environment (including bare metal servers), migrated applications and led efforts to create governance, support, and security processes (IAM, SLOs, SLAs, procedures). Migrated applications to AWS and Azure to improve uptime, resilience, security posture, and reduce outages.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Deployment
  • migrated company-wide mailboxes from failing EoL on-prem Exchange to o365. Remediated and optimized infrastructure environment (ADFS, network, firewall, proxy, desktop, and Outlook client). Solutioned mail-enabled applications and workflows. Managed end-user communication and drove adoption. Industry rollout issues usually 10%, the project's rate only 3.6% with high customer satisfaction rating.
  • Global Office 365 M&A Integration
  • developed initial migration plan Brakes Group (9 autonomous European companies to o365). Migrated 15+ acquired companies and joint ventures to Sysco's o365 tenant.
  • Skype for Business
  • built out on-prem hybrid environment. Deployed updated clients and drove user adoption. Implemented QoC. PoC for PSTN dial-in conferencing. PoC for Polycom video interop to integrate legacy Tandberg video conference rooms with Skype.
  • Microsoft Teams
  • led PoC of MS Teams with capability comparison to Slack (existing DevOps team's collaboration tool).
  • Annual Microsoft EA License True-Up -led Identity Management and Collaboration Services teams to implement license sprawl control process. FY16 delicensed inactive user mailboxes resulting in $1.3M cost avoidance. FY17 rationalized license tiers to save $1M+.
  • Dell VRTX Deployment
  • implemented VRTX (data center in a box) for 160 locations, v2v and p2v'd servers.
Data Center M&A Office 365 Project Management
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(Consultant) M&A SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Houston, TX
Microsoft Upgrade Program - Back Office Project Streams
M&A Project Management
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Information Technology
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
Led over 60+ infrastructure and application development resources post-merger to upgrade and consolidate infrastructure platforms to minimize risk increase operational efficiencies and enable enterprise rollout of Windows 7/ Office 2010. Highly visible program that encompassed enterprise implementations impacting every business unit. Required deep understanding of how technology changes impact business functions. Challenged by budget constraints and tight deadlines achieved a high level of customer satisfaction (85% positive despite the enormous complexity involved) and resulted on-time under-budget delivery. Budget
  • $13M+ Microsoft Exchange Upgrade
  • Built out Exchange 2010 email environment with DR capabilities migrated all user and service accounts company-wide (14K+ from two separate Exchange 2003 environments, and AD Forests), ensured application compatibility and decommissioned environments. Established a scaled-down version of Exchange 2003 to support legacy FileNet (Enterprise Document Management System
  • EDMS) system versus a costly upgrade.
  • AD Consolidation
  • Upgraded and consolidated two separate Active Directory Domain Forests while minimizing impact on associated technical services and providing business continuity, ensured application compatibility through testing and PoC. Migrated US user desktops, mailboxes, and Blackberries to the (new) Enterprise Domain using multiple tools, including Quest Migration Manager. Managed OU and security group rationalization efforts.
  • Impacted Technical Services
  • Led design, PoC testing, and implementation of a consolidated remote VPN service, wireless access, RSA fob authentication, network file shares (removing ACL's after breaking the network trust), BES, NetApp Implementation, remote location Domain Controller deployment, etc.
  • SharePoint Migrations and Decommissions
  • Migrated SharePoint users and site collections from 2003 to 2010 (between two independent systems on separate AD Forests). Required conversion of user IDs, content and site URL's using the ControlPoint migration tool. Led multiple PoCs to determine the best migration and ID conversion toolset (AvePoint, MetaVis, and ControlPoint).
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Information Technology
Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
Reduced TCO by leading post-close M&A Infrastructure effort to integrate 4 independent, autonomous pipeline company assets into one centralized operational unit (positioning client to become largest natural gas storage operator in North America). Budget
  • $8M+ Leadership for the US Pipelines Consolidation (Northwest, Central, and Southern Pipelines post-merger integration).
  • Built out the "SCADA Restricted Security Zone" Network, a shared platform for all disparate pipeline SCADA and Gas Control systems, segregated from the Corporate Network (INGAA, FERC, and NERC compliant).
  • Migrated 3 disparate SCADA Systems (Citect, Telvent, and Wonderware) and Gas Control to the newly built SCADA Restricted Security Zone Network without impacting production uptime SLA's.
  • Optimized WAN connectivity by installing, restructuring, and diversifying all circuits and contracts.
  • Centralized Core Infrastructure Services (Domain Controllers, DNS, SMS, File Share Servers, NetApp Data replication, Backup infrastructure, Citrix environments).
  • Decommissioned US Western Head Regional Office Data Center and Office floors (consolidating 4 floors into 1).
  • Consolidated four US Central Regional Office floors into one, decommissioned a small Data Center, commissioned new Marketing Office.
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Jan 2009 - Feb 2010
Led trailblazing physical to virtual server program resulting in 4.7 IVR.
  • VMware environment design, build-out, security assessment, and system/application migration. Led VMware Lab Manager PoC.
  • Converted 700+ physical servers into VMs (Prod and DR).
  • Implemented and rolled out Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On (eSSO) environment. Mergers & Acquisition ANR Pipeline & Great Lakes Gas Transmission
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Information Technology
Sep 2007 - Jan 2009
Managed IT infrastructure and application delivery efforts for large-scale initiatives. Budget 16M+, 75+ globally dispersed IT and vendor resources.
  • Winner of "2009 Business and IT Project of the Year"
  • PMI, Canada ANR Pipeline Data Center Build & Consolidation
  • Tier IV Data Center Build (Disaster Recovery): due diligence, contract negotiation, design, implementation, and system migration. Built out racks, cabling, power, OC3 and other data circuit installs, Cisco network, and 100+ Windows server environment. Increased speed to market by the utilization of Platespin technology to clone and migrate application servers.
  • Worksite Recovery Office Facility Build: managed construction and build-out of business continuity facility for 75+ Gas Control, SCADA, Transportation Services, IS Support, and Commercial employees.
  • Implemented eMail Continuity Solution, migrated Microsoft Active Directory, and Exchange.
  • Converted UAT Environment from 60+ individual physical servers to 12 shared VMware servers after leading the VMware PoC.
  • Migrated File Share Servers between 2 independent corporate data centers via Quest Migration. Great Lakes Gas Transmission (GLGT) Data Center Consolidation & Decommission
  • Managed system relocation (Troy, MI data center to Houston, TX data center), rebuild and upgrade of Telvent HPUX SCADA Systems (Prod, DR, UAT, and Dev).
  • Led the re-hosting/build of the Commercial Application Suite and Operations & Engineering environments, network file share consolidation, SharePoint SPS 2001 to MOSS 2007, workstation, and email migrations.
  • Refreshed Cisco network gear, IP telephones, and desktops for 40+ Compressor and Meter Stations across the US.
  • Managed circuit rationalization and rebalancing of the WAN.
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(Consultant) SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
Charlotte, NC
Technology Solutions Group
  • Network Infrastructure Managed IT delivery efforts for large-scale, complex network infrastructure initiatives
  • Core Network build-out and system migration of Corporate Enterprise Data Center. Campus and field MDF and IDF refresh
  • Enterprise network and VOIP upgrades, firmware, and OS upgrades for all firewalls.
  • Wireless Guest Networking: Implemented wireless solution to enable secure connection to corporate network without using VPN.
  • Network Security Management System Program:
  • ManageEngine OpManager Distributed Monitoring System: PoC and Implementation of (14) IBM x 3550 Linux Servers geographically dispersed. SNMP standardization of all network devices.
  • PoC and Implementation: Network General Sniffer, Juniper NSM, Foundry Ironview, and McAfee Intrushield, Emprisa Networks E-NetAware, Network Intelligence, and Cisco Works.
Data Center Project Management
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(Consultant) SENIOR TECHNOLOGY PROJECT/PROGRAM MANAGER - INFRASTRUCTURE
Feb 2006 - Aug 2006
Charlotte, NC
IT Project & Business Management Led IT delivery efforts for large/complex program and project initiatives.
  • Provided Infrastructure leadership for eBusiness 1
  • Web Strategies Program (#2 enterprise initiative), controlled budget of $6M with 30+ cross-functional resources.
  • Managed Data Center Relocation Program and Shadow Mirroring Backup PoC. *
Data Center Program Management
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Leveraged Lean Six Sigma
Oct 2000 - Feb 2006
and PMI Methodologies to assist in improving IT Service Delivery, SLA development, and process improvements across the IT Infrastructure Organization.
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Vice President - SENIOR TECHNOLOGY PROJECT TEAM MANAGER
Jan 2003 - Jan 2003
Charlotte, NC
| SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER CSS & TS Infrastructure Services
  • Network Computing Group (NCG) Led IT Infrastructure Services delivery efforts for large-scale enterprise initiatives during the bank's massive Merger & Acquisition phase with budgets up to $15M averaging 30+ matrix resources.
  • Awarded 2002, 2003, and 2004 Customer's Experience Leadership Medallion Award for exceeding high expectations
  • Executive Training/Mentoring Session VI Graduate 2005 (16 exceptional employees out of 250,000 selected annually)
  • Provided personnel supervision for a team of technical project managers, business analysts, architects, and contractors & led technical programs/projects for 8 large-scale enterprise initiatives.
  • Programs included: Data Center Relocation, Campus and Field Network Refresh, Vignette Enterprise Portal Implementation, SharePoint SPS Implementation with end-user rollout, Anti-Money Laundry Shared Infrastructure, Enterprise Infrastructure Rationalization (ITIL), Market Technology Infrastructure (Trading Floor) Blade Computing Implementation, ITIL Service Level Management Implementation, Risk Technology ETL, Data Mart Data Storage Migration.
Business Analysis Data Center MS SharePoint MS Visio Project Management
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Global Knowledge
Network & Telecom Fundamentals training 2006
East Carolina University
CERIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Stanford University
Office 365 and Skype for Business Microsoft Operating Framework
PMI
Certifications
Project Management Professional PMP | Agile Certified ScrumMaster CSM | Certified Cloud Practitioner
Bachelor of Science, Political Science Masters Certification in Advanced Project Management (5/6 cou
PMP Project Management Professional - PMI
2024 * AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Amazon Web Services
CSM Agile Certified ScrumMaster Scrum Alliance
ITIL IT Infrastructure Library Certification - ITSMF
ACP Agile Certification training
LSSGB Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification BofA
Skills
Project Management
2021
13
M&A
2018
10
Data Center
2018
6
Office 365
2017
4
Agile Coach
2021
3
Agile Methodology
2021
3
Product Owner
2021
2
SDLC
2021
2
Waterfall
2021
2
Program Management
2018
1
SaaS
2018
1
Scrum
2018
1
Business Analysis
2003
1
MS SharePoint
2003
1
MS Visio
2003
1