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Pradip
Pradip.d.Chavan@gmail.com
608-556-8338
1469 Bramblewood Dr
Fort Mill, SC 29708
IT Portfolio Delivery Leader
16 years experience W2
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Summary

  • Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Enterprise Software Development (SDLC)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Financials
  • Budget, Forecasts & Demand
  • Strategic vision planning & Road mapping
  • Leadership, Execution & persuasion skills
  • A Sr. IT Portfolio Program Leader with progressive Project, Program and Portfolio delivery management experience of 15+ Years in Information Technology focused on Application Development, Infrastructure service, business technology, strategic initiatives, business services, Technology services & continuous improvement projects for fortune 500 companies / clients
  • Responsible for provisioning IT management (SDLC) of project, strategic programs efforts with distinctive blend of various new technologies and methodologies under 'AllState Technology Strategic Venture'
  • Program Planning, tactical versus strategic decisions, deployment planning, drafting contracts management (VMO) & sourcing, operational readiness and project staffing
  • Proven ability to multitask towards IT strategy planning & precisely implementing value added program execution of high value & highly complex strategic projects of mix architectures, business aligning & operational oversight, requirements finalization, quality assurance, change requests, ensure operational transformation & upward momentum towards customer satisfaction
  • Team Leadership
  • recruiting, inspiring, guiding highly passionate diverse teams of key subordinates like product portfolio Managers, Program managers, Software engineers. Having passion for managing people in a way that promotes employee engagement onboarding, mentoring, coaching, training staff, Goals setting & their professional development
  • Effective portfolio cost management, long range planning and risks management skills with the ability to track and forecast budgets, flow charts, actuals and conflict handling
  • Expert technical knowledge (.Net, SQL) and competent in project collaboration tools like
  • MS Office Suite (Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, office 365), Software engineering tools like MS Project, JIRA, sharepoint, Confluence, HP QC, Trello, Confluence
  • Prepare data driven Executive financial presentations for senior management with Key Performance Indicators (KPI), milestones reviews, dashboard, charts, for Executive committees (SVP, Director)
  • A Sr. IT Portfolio Program Leader with progressive Project, Program and Portfolio delivery management experience of 15+ Years in Information Technology focused on Application Development, Infrastructure service, business technology, strategic initiatives, business services, Technology services & continuous improvement projects for fortune 500 companies / clients
  • Responsible for provisioning IT management (SDLC) of project, strategic programs efforts with distinctive blend of various new technologies and methodologies under 'AllState Technology Strategic Venture'
  • Program Planning, tactical versus strategic decisions, deployment planning, drafting contracts management (VMO) & sourcing, operational readiness and project staffing
  • Proven ability to multitask towards IT strategy planning & precisely implementing value added program execution of high value & highly complex strategic projects of mix architectures, business aligning & operational oversight, requirements finalization, quality assurance, change requests, ensure operational transformation & upward momentum towards customer satisfaction
  • Team Leadership
  • recruiting, inspiring, guiding highly passionate diverse teams of key subordinates like product portfolio Managers, Program managers, Software engineers. Having passion for managing people in a way that promotes employee engagement onboarding, mentoring, coaching, training staff, Goals setting & their professional development
  • Effective portfolio cost management, long range planning and risks management skills with the ability to track and forecast budgets, flow charts, actuals and conflict handling
  • Expert technical knowledge (.Net, SQL) and competent in project collaboration tools like
  • MS Office Suite (Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, office 365), Software engineering tools like MS Project, JIRA, sharepoint, Confluence, HP QC, Trello, Confluence
  • Prepare data driven Executive financial presentations for senior management with Key Performance Indicators (KPI), milestones reviews, dashboard, charts, for Executive committees (SVP, Director)

Experience
IT Portfolio Delivery Leader
Aug 2017 - present
Role Description:
  • Strategy to execution ownership of Programmes using best PMO framework applied to Waterfall, agile and hybrid environments for business product / service lines
  • IT Portfolio Program Management Leader (PMO) for multi-year multi-discipline concurrent projects
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Information Technology
Mar 2021 - Mar 2021
FTEs) in highly cross functional distributed workstreams spread across enterprise boundaries on 30-50 active capital projects Expenses reduction engagements work processes impact analysis growth initiatives strategic plans
  • Advise Senior IT Leadership board to decisions of significance on identifying industry trends project evaluation corporate development project cost benefit analysis project initiation capacity planning task management IT finance handling Team building Project start up tactical Plans prepare business case feasibility studies proposals proposal support return on investment Monitoring KPIs & other project metrics against baseline IT outsourcing using enterprise Program Management (EPM) ensure operational excellence
  • Develop solution delivery eco-system responsible for orchestrating across the solution teams strategic planning dependency management establishing and driving governance. Influencing and act as a communication conduit between resources and stakeholders honest fashion
  • Project control SAP, Sales, DevOps, legal, Compliance & Quality Analysis groups to ensure delivery and reliability
  • Effective Portfolio & IT project Governance covering annual planning, intake and burn down, guidance, demand management, budget oversight, process development, portfolio health, Risk and issue management and driving operational excellence towards growth strategies
  • Leverage Microsoft tools like MS Projects, Planview, JIRA, Google Suite and Tableau
  • Develop business knowledge, track emerging technologies & software tools such as Salesforce (CRM), CI/CD, VersionOne, Mural, Confluence, Microsoft EPM, Clarity 1. Tata Consultancy Services America | IT Project Delivery Manager | Miami FL |
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Role Description
Banking/Financial
Oct 2015 - Aug 2017
  • Successfully applied PMO practices to strategic business initiative in Shipboard technologies
  • A gatekeeper, accountable to enact & deliver changes for projects of business value of large scale projects in Web Application Development, special as well as Infrastructure IT projects using SDLC to help improve customer success, simplify business concepts and business systems
  • People management
  • Led critical technical projects under stringent timelines and budgets adding up to $100k
  • $1M and large team (local, virtual) of 10-40 technical resources in rapidly changing environment
  • Proactive client engagement, strategic relationships management/liaising in consensus building, listening different viewpoints of business stakeholders such as technical subject matter experts (SME), maintain line of sight on vendor groups and process workflows
  • Assisting Executive management in project planning, Project evaluations, vetting on prioritization, project reviews, risk probability& impact assessment, taking action to resolve business issues, removing obstacles, Scope Management towards big picture
  • Recruiting, coaching and mentoring, building strong workgroups of employees, contractors and offshore vendors, their time tracking. Inspiring supervision, staffing, create personal development opportunities, performance management. Prepare & track career paths as well as systems training plans for technical teams
  • Crew Operations
  • United Airlines (Management Consulting)
  • As Part of Strategic Project Management Office teams, provided program oversight to functional leadership, cross culture global teams. acted as communicating conduit to sponsors with scope planning, IT strategies and laying a road maps for enterprise rollout of systems engineering
  • Complete Accountability of software solutions delivery of projects right from intake phase, enterprise architecture design, requirement traceability, testing, drive change leadership and Production moves, ensure team involvement and service level agreements are met
  • Building effective client relationships with investments sponsors & enterprise architects for technical Leadership reviews, conversion and securing seed
  • funding for initial analysis, project estimation
  • Lead with confidence key dev activities like priority management, Project sequencing and project Risk balancing, escalation as necessary, process optimization, team operations, current project health and challenges if any shadowing the project tracking
  • Self-Starter, networker, consistent, influencer & confident thought leadership. Problem solver with flexibility to lead cross divisional team of developers, testers, contractors and offshore 1. Cognizant Technology Solutions | Sr. Associate
  • Projects | Plainsboro, NJ | 04/2011
  • 08/2015 Role Description:
  • Digital Marketing Portfolio Leader
  • Janssen Pharma (JnJ)
  • Life Sciences
  • Established governance structure for Portfolio team (s) of 30-40 resources (Developers, CSM, Architects) for new content-based product launches of websites built within Pharmaceutical Digital marketing programs portfolio by leveraging technology and agile project management
  • Led key product development activities like Workbook, Project pipeline triage, product requirements, project prioritization, Project sequencing (Master Schedule) and Risk Management. Contribute organizational principles via CAPA (Corrective action Preventive action)
  • Efficient in facilitating & Leading cadence-based Scrum of Scrums meetings, Product backlog refinement / elicitation of User Stories, Sprint planning, retrospectives and conflict resolution
  • Prepare project status reports for diverse project leaders on weekly basis using related data and development coordination with business and technology teams, development & QA engineering, client Requirements analysis, business analysts and external clients like advertising agencies, FDA
  • Strike balance between managing expectations and timely delivery frameworks
  • Outstanding organizational, project communications, interpersonal, collaborating decision making ability to work well in a cross-functional, matrix Management
  • Credit Insurance System for Pricing Insurance
  • CUNA Mutua Group
  • Manage large teams & Hands on project Management, development for migrating legacy systems to New web-based application services to a revised pricing and insurance rates filing system. Leveraged technical capabilities on active development work covering technology stacks like ASP.Net, Web Services, SSRS, Crystal Reports, DB2, CICS services.
  • Responsible for successful deliveries in adaptable Agile environment with senior executives reporting updates to large group of business partners, creating artifacts like SOW, project charters, simplification of continuously changing business requirements, business analysis & Understanding documents, Project plan within constraints of schedule
  • Executive presentation on Project work Progress dashboards with financial performance metrics like Scheduling and Scope variances, diagnose defects, analyze root Causes, work Allocation, negotiation on scope creeps, Risks mitigation strategies and Quality norms / measures *
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Apr 2011 - Oct 2015
  • Writing code on programmatic development of business centric Microsoft applications in terms of day to day business supply chain transactions handling using ASP.Net, VB.Net, SQL Server, JavaScript, Crystal reports and SSAS
  • Single client facing contact for Successful Project Management of both IT support teams as well as systems development teams (7+ resources) with prompt team integration of client solutions to business queries, Prioritizing service tickets, Developing and deployments of code changes with contingency plans, providing Ball park, estimates, troubleshooting, time management and regular status tracking, lead project recovery from any derailment.
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Sr Associate - Projects
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011
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Information Technology
Sep 2010 - Sep 2010
Formulate Project strategy and management, client communication strategy, own judgment, solid organizational management framework, Written & verbal communication, listening, interpersonal, problem solving skills
  • Hand on developer effort in Developing enhancements in ASP.NET 3.0, WCF, Web services, XML, SQL Server as part of business needs and implementing them through Agile methods into sprint level execution to meet IT needs.
  • Responsible for organized software development life cycle (SDLC) activities like Solid analytical skills, Requirements clarifying, project documentation, Unite test and technical implementation plans
  • overseeing team at offshore to look after performance of legacy applications that are used by business owners for day to day claim processing.
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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology
May 2005 - Sep 2010
Infotech Role Description:
  • Various technology Projects
  • in Claims, commercial lines, Insurance, Personal Insurance, Risk Control, Corporate system & Contact Center Technology area at Travelers Inc
  • Property & Casualty (P&C) industry
  • Hartford CT
  • Developed web & database applications, conversions, process improvements, software products, maintenance enhancements and web services for various line of businesses (LOBs).
  • Successfully collaborated with business owners, QA, Architects and cross world teams to ensure requirement gatherings, specifications under enterprise protocols, technical design documents, User manuals in order to ensure smoother tactical execution of simultaneous complex projects
  • Hand on development activities of n-Tier applications using Microsoft technology stack like .Net core, ASP.Net, Web services, WSDL, XML, JavaScript, SQL Server and APIs.
  • Diverse experience of leading application development with efficiency in Claims, Commercial Insurance, international Risk Controls Portfolio, Organizational initiatives.
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Education
Field of Study: Computer Science & Engineering
School: Government College of Engineering 2004
Continuing Education
School: Emporia State University
Certifications
MCP+I
Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI
4 Agilist Certification from Scaled Agile
Insurance 21 from AICPCU
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) from Microsoft
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