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William
billydavis5356@hotmail.com
205-515-5960
629 Westcott Lane
Nolensville, TN 37135
Manager - Information Systems Project Management
24 years experience W2
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I am a highly experienced PMO Manager, Sr. Project Manager and Team Lead with extensive knowledge and practical experience in SDLC for projects leading to the creation or enhancement of either front or back-end communications and data systems. My professional experience spans 25+ years specifically in the telephony and automotive industry within information systems. I currently manage a team of both employee & contract Project Managers in an application Project Management Office Environment.

I have managed multi-cultural and geographically dispersed teams, as well as third party suppliers and vendors in isolation and as part of multi-vendor environments for over ten years. I engage with business clients and leadership at all levels. I am use to working with virtual teams as well as having managed large teams. I am skilled in risk, change and configuration management, having been responsible for software/hardware upgrades and integration into live networks.

My experience has been gained working for some of the largest and well known global companies as well as through personal development. I have the ability to remain flexible, transparent, highly organized while being a strong negotiator and delivering on time and on budget. I have been consistently recognized by both my management and peers for being a strong leader and being able to lead complex and difficult projects. I have a logical, practical, methodical, and successful approach to my work. I am able to coach and motivate others to achieve results.

SKILLS & PROFICIENCIES:

  • Project Management Methodology
  • Project Planning & Execution
  • System Development & Implementation
  • Budget Forecasting, Tracking & Reporting
  • People Management (HR)/Resource Management
  • External Vendor/Resource Management
  • Documentation Management
  • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Risk/Change Management

TOOLS & SOFTWARE:

  • CA Clarity
  • Microsoft (Project, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint)
  • E-Room
  • Documentum
  • SharePoint
  • HP Quality Center

Experience
Manager - Information Systems Project Management Office
Manufacturing
Jan 2014 - May 2020
  • Primary responsibility was for the day-to-day management of a team of senior level project management and scrum professionals (both FTE & contract) who provide project management services for a diverse client universe.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing all work assignments, resource allocation, coaching and individual performance objectives for a team of professional mid-career and senior project managers.
  • Workforce planning & costing for both headcount and alternate workforce staff.
  • Hiring professional staff; screening candidates, conducting interviews.
  • Establishment of project management standards/procedures and the coordination and integration of all process and procedural changes across functional areas within Nissan’s SDLC.
  • Management of the Nissan Americas (US, Canada, Mexico) Solution Development Lifecycle Process (SDLC) which includes ensuring cross functional compliance/ governance is maintained throughout project lifecycle.
  • Directing, facilitating & managing Nissan’s SDLC including process changes, revisions & updates as environment changes dictate.
  • Leading, facilitating & directing various improvement initiatives in order to better enable more efficient project delivery.
  • Overall project delivery successes within various Information Systems domains supporting a project portfolio in excess of $55M annually.
  • Serving as Nissan’s North American representative on a global team responsible for aligning methodologies between all Nissan regions (Europe, Japan, North America)
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Project Manager/Team Lead – IS Project Management Office
Manufacturing
Jan 2006 - Jan 2014
  • Primary responsibility was to provide direct hands-on project management of various cross-domain, multi-third party vendor projects with a scope of ranging from $25K to $3M and a duration of between 3 to 18 months within Nissan's Information Systems organization.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary single point of contact for all project deliverables; project schedule and all required IS specific deliverables.
  • Ensuring and providing project control and monitoring through the uses of standard Project Management tools (i.e. Clarity)
  • Ensuring that all PM project artifacts were validated for SOX and/or J-SOX compliance
  • Leading and directing the coordination of efforts between business owners, business analysts, and system architects within in an environment that utilizes both on-shore and off-shore 3rd party development personnel.
  • Managing all project related financials including requisitioning of project funds, forecasting & budget tracking and end of project reconciliation.
  • Managing & maintaining constructive and cooperative interpersonal working relationships with all project team members, 3rd party development personnel and internal management.
  • Providing leadership direction to project teams comprised of culturally diverse team members, ranging in team size of 7 to 30 active participants.
  • Facilitating and providing effective communication with regard to the project plan, in order to clearly set project team/business community expectations in clear, honest and transparent manner.
  • Leading the implementation of any approved and necessary workarounds required to mitigate project risk.
  • Participating in any project related statements of work and vendor negotiation for projects that require external bids.
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Serving as an active participant in quality and process improvement activities within the PMO.
  • Serving as a mentor and work leader to all new team members, both employee and contractor Project Managers.
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Sr. Functional Analyst/Project Manager
Telecommunications
Jan 1996 - Jan 2006
Birmingham, AL
  • Planned and managed the monthly release for the Bellsouth corporate service order editing system
  • Coordinated, developed, and documented all editing routines in order to successfully execute, provision and bill customer telephony solutions.
  • Managed development resources responsible for all coding/testing for monthly releases.
  • Produced monthly release schedules and plans to all business units and IT personnel.
  • Coordinated release sizing and capacity with all business units and IT personnel.
  • Coordinated all requirements gathering and testing efforts for monthly releases.
  • Managed monthly release budget.
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Education
Master's in Certification in Project Management
George Washington University 1996
Attended in -
University of Alabama, 1976 - 1980
Certifications
Masters Certification in Project Management
Skills
Agile Methodology
2020
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Project Management
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Compliance
2020
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Requirements Gathering
2006
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Business Analysis
2014
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Process Improvement
2014
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Project Controls
2014
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Project Planning
2014
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Rally
2014
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SOX
2014
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Scrum
2020
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SDLC
2020
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Workforce Planning
2020
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Automotive
2014
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Change Management
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Change Management
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Configuration Management
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Database Upgrades
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Microsoft Excel
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MS SharePoint
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