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Don
dondbaker@yahoo.com
205-266-7261
2221 Vesthaven Way East
Birmingham, AL 35216
Independent Contractor
31 years experience W2
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Summary

Summary

  • 15+ years experience managing Azure, Cloud, Data Warehouse projects
  • Extensive experience with managing complex supply chain projects
  • Consulting and CIO level experience
  • Scrum Master – Scrum Alliance certification
  • PMP PMI certification

Qualifications

  • Summary: Fifteen years of experience managing successful SAP and integration projects. Extensive experience coordinating projects from start through production. Extensive “hands-on” experience with successful management, staffing, scheduling, costing, and budgeting of complex SAP projects.
  • Project Management: Extensive experience with complex Software Development and Business projects. Expert with project and system management methodologies, workload management, budgeting, tools, processes, workflows, resource management, estimating, and project control techniques such as Earned Value Management.
  • Functional: Experienced with SAP, McKesson Horizon, Oracle, Baan, and PeopleSoft ERP suites. Successful experience with SAP PLM, SD, PP, MM, PI, HANA modules. Functional experience with Supply Chain, LEPS Manufacturing Execution Systems, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Billing, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Materials Management, Work Force Management, Process Controls, and Logistics. Managed complete systems for corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Project Management Tools: “Hands-on” expert with project management and portfolio management software including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Server, CA Clarity (Workbench, Project Bridge Modeler, Niku Time), Primavera (P3e Enterprise, P3, Expedition, TeamPlay, SureTrak), Artemis (ProjectView, CostView, TrackView, ViewPoint), Kintana, Visio (Process Modeling) and Microsoft Project Central. Experienced with process software such as PeopleSoft EPM, Oracle Alerts and Oracle Workflow Manager. Successful in diverse Project Management Organizations (PMO).
  • Management: Experienced gathering and managing requirements, supervising project teams, managing technical and business staff, motivating technical teams, leading effective meetings, and reporting project status to upper management. Prepared detailed proposals, business plans and cost estimates. Developed successful long-term consulting relationships with many clients.
  • Methodologies: Experienced with Scrum and Agile methodologies, SAP ASAP, Project Management Institute’s PMBOK, ARIS, Software Engineering Institute, Rational Unified Process RUP, Bellsouth SAM, Accenture’s Method/1, ISO 9000, Six Sigma, ANSI-748a, Oracle AIM.
  • Technical: Experienced with complex technology and business operations. Strong skills in SAP system architecture, Object-Oriented design, and Relational Database design. Specific skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Documentum, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Windows NT, DOS, Visual Basic, Internet Portals, SAP R/3, SAP XRPM, SAP PLM, Oracle Financials 10i/11i, PeopleSoft, Baan, Lucent, Telcordia, BellCore, Java, HTML, Citrix, LAN/WAN’s, PLC’s, Microsoft SMS (Systems Management Server), Novell, GIS, ArcInfo, AS/400, RS/6000, HP 9000 servers, HP Service Guard, IBM MVS.

Professional development courses completed in Project Management, Project Controls, Finance, and general business management. Advanced software courses completed for Project Workbench, Primavera, Microsoft Project, Novell NetWare, Local Area Networks, Excel, Access, Windows, and Lotus.

Academic courses completed in Project Management, Business, Law, Real Estate, Spanish, and Korean.

Professional

  • Project Management Institute – PMI PMP Certification
  • Scrum Alliance - CSM - Certified Scrum Master
  • American Association of Cost Engineers - Member
  • Security Clearances from companies and government agencies

Experience
Independent Contractor
Information Technology
Jan 2007 - present

Airbus USA - 5/18 to present

  • Project Manager for SAP S/4HANA projects to support supply chain for aircraft plant. Upgraded existing SAP R/3 to SAP S/4HANA - modules included SD, MM, MES and SuccessFactors. Scope included implementation of new Azure (cloud) data warehouse, integration to related legacy systems and other international business units. Managed project team members located in USA, France, and India.

Outokumpu Steel - 6/15 to 3/18

  • Project Manager for Microsoft Azure (cloud), SAP, and related systems. Managed implementation of new Data Warehouse, EDI transactions with various customers and suppliers. Migrated financial systems and supply chain processes after acquisition from ThyssenKrupp. Managed project team members located in USA, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Mexico, and India.

BBVA Compass - 3/14 to 4/15

  • Project Manager for financial systems to launch a new NBA branded American Express credit card. Scope included coordination of financial systems, outsourced Tsys card processing, outsourced Experian card application processing, and data warehousing.

Daikin USA - 3/13 to 2/14

  • Project Manager for implementation of new SAP ECC 6.0 systems. Implementation included SAP modules to support manufacturing, sales, and financial operations for a growing Japanese company. Scope included development and implementation of FICO, MM, WM, PP, and SD modules.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama - 2/12 to 12/12

  • Project Manager for implementation of new health care and ERP management systems. Scope included deployment of new ZeOmega health care financial management system, customization of new vendor applications, building interfaces between existing applications, and deployment of supporting infrastructure.

St Vincents’ St Clair Hospital - 12/10 to 1/12

  • Project Manager for implementation of all ERP systems for a new hospital, from concept thru implementation phases. Scope included implementation of new McKesson Horizon Clinicals system, Awarix, Pyxis Pharmaceuticals, GE Monitoring system, Hill-Rom Communications system, and Avaya phone systems.

Southern Company - 9/07 to 10/10

  • Project Manager for $120M Smart Grid Network/AMI project. Managed implementation of SAP FICO, CRM, and MM system data, product orders and deliveries, product design and defect issues, network deployment, and system start-up. Guided project thru design, deployment, and implementation phases. Project scope included deployment of new two-way wireless network, 800,000 new AMI meters, data collectors, and supporting MDMS (Meter Data Management System).
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BearingPoint
Information Technology
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Practice Manager for SAP Project Management Team. Supervised a team of SAP consultants and project managers. Specific projects include:

Motorola - 11/06-8/07

  • Program Manager for redevelopment of all corporate websites, including new consolidated SAP MM/WM modules. Scope included preliminary planning, prepared and maintained detailed schedules and budgets, coordinated detailed design/development/deployment work.

Hawaiian Telcom - 2/06-11/06

  • Project Manager for IT systems including SAP FICO, MM, and WM modules. Led project teams, ran effective meetings, prepared weekly status reports, coordinated development work, maintained detailed schedules and estimates, managed critical issues.

Southern Company - 1/05-3/06

  • Project Manager for IT PMO. Projects included SAP FICO and CRM modules, portfolio management, contractor management and outage management applications. Coordinated development work, prepared detailed schedules and estimates.
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Project Manager
Information Technology
Jan 1990 - Jan 2005

Visteon / Ford Motor Company

  • Project Manager for SAP implementation. Scope included deployment of SAP FICO, MM, PP, XRPM modules, Aruba, and NetWeaver based portals. Developed standard templates and reports, mentored other Project Managers in reporting schedule, cost, and critical issues.

Regions Bank

  • Program Manager for software projects. Scope included extensive work with existing ERP systems. Implemented new web-based Student Loan application and management system.

Wells Real Estate Funds

  • Program Manager for Oracle Financial projects. Implemented enhancements to existing Oracle ERP system, new Portfolio Management system, new call accounting and recording system (Witness), and a new sales management and statement production system (Siebel).

Honda of America

  • Project Manager for overhaul of Baan ERP system for Vehicle Ordering, Manufacturing, and Procurement operations. Worked closely with Procurement and Vendor organizations to implement new EDI systems.

South Florida Water Management District

  • Program Manager for implementation of new Portfolio Management system based on existing Oracle ERP system. Scope included extensive integration of ERP financial systems. Defined project scope, supervised team of contractors and employees. Project included migration of existing project management system to web-based Primavera P3e.

BellSouth Telecommunications

  • Program Manager for various Network and Billing projects. Guided SAP FICO and other software projects through requirements, coordinated design, construction, and implementation phases. Maintained detailed project plans, schedule, and budget. Managed joint teams located in Atlanta and Birmingham.

Shaw Industries

  • Chief Information Officer for Carpetland USA after acquisition by Shaw Industries. Migrated ERP financial, inventory, and sales operations from Chicago to Dalton, Georgia. Implemented new client/server systems in 55 locations. Scope included installation, start-up and training.

Mercedes-Benz

  • Project Manager for new BAAN ERP system for automobile manufacturing plant. Developed detailed project schedule, coordinated design, installation, and start-up issues. Scope of project included financial, inventory, and manufacturing operations. Planned and managed operations in Germany and in the U.S. Conducted contractor coordination meetings. Maintained detailed project plans, schedule, and budget.

Southern Company

  • Project Controls Manager for various large engineering projects. Developed automated workload forecasting routines, detailed cost forecasting processes. Coordinated critical issues with client. Prepared detailed business cases for projects.
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Education
Bachelor's in Engineering
Georgia Tech
Certifications
Scrum Master - Scrum Alliance certification
PMP PMI certification
Project Management Institute - PMI PMP Certification
CSM - Certified Scrum Master - American Association of Cost Engineers - Member
Skills
Project Management
2007
17
SAP
2007
17
ERP
2005
15
Primavera
2005
15
Program Management
2005
15
Project Planning
2005
15
CRM
2010
1
Data Warehousing
2020
1