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Gilbert
ojegil@hotmail.com
773-458-4052
Chicago, IL 60827
Sr IT Project Manager
23 years experience W2
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Summary

  • Fifteen years of consulting experience in Information Technology, Accounting, and Finance with multiple roles as a Business Analyst, Financial Analyst and IT Project Manager with US-based multinational and medium enterprise companies.
  • Twelve years practice in project management and IT service delivery with engagement experience in Custom application development, ERP and network infrastructure implementations, software and hardware licensing, IT asset management, contract management, business processes and change management, vendor management, and client-facing role.
  • Initiated, scoped, executed and managed the University cloud migration projects (Server infrastructure. O365, and Identity Access Management) to AWS, Microsoft, and Fisher IAM cloud solutions.
  • Worked with Managed Service Providers both at IBM Global Services, Novelsoft Inc, and Cogent Solutions.
  • Managed projects that consist of offshore teams in Asia (India) Europe, and South America.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office suites including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, & Visio, MS Project Server, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, MS SharePoint & Project Servers, MS SharePoint and Project Online, JIRA, SAP FI, and LOTUS Notes

CERTIFICATION

  • Project Management Professional - PMP®
  • Risk Management Professional - PMI-RMP®
  • Certified Information Security Manager - CISM®
  • Certified ScrumMaster - CSM®
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner - CSPO®
  • MS: Managing Project and Portfolios with Project Server 2013
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • ITILv3-2011

Experience
Client Service, Project Management, Application Development, & Server Administration
Information Technology
Dec 2015 - present
  • Client Service: Manages and executes infrastructure and application development type projects such as LAN, VOIP, Server, PC integration and consolidation activities, middle-tier application and custom application developments. This includes understanding client business objectives, end-user requirements, and expectations, allocated budget, and planning projects accordingly to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and within organization IT standards. Executes, monitors, and controls assigned projects to ensure that defined project activities are implemented to achieve the client’s business objectives. Achieves all mandated deadlines and produces project deliverables as required by the business objectives.
  • Project Management: Develops WBS containing project tasks, estimation, budget, resource allocation, service line agreements, project scope changes, and deliverables date. Defines project scope, timelines, and budgets in close collaboration with stakeholders; tracks and reports on progress against schedules and budgets. Defines the processes and tools best suited to projects to ensure quality standards for project deliverables. Adapts incremental, agile, and waterfall methodology suitable for project deliverables to accomplish the project goal.
  • Custom Application Developments: Manages and executes all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for defined custom solutions. Evaluates existing applications to determine technical changes, and identifies and resolves program errors in collaboration with application developers. Analyzes existing applications and recommend improvements for systems changes and upgrades.
  • Server Administration: Manages and maintains Project Server 2013 configuration, administration, and daily operation functions as required by the client’s IT policy.
Project Management Agile Methodology Application Development Stakeholder Engagement Waterfall Database Upgrades MS Project
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IT Project Manager
Information Technology
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015

Project Management, Reporting, Vendor Management, & Strategic Planning

  • Project Management: Defined business requirements for University Technology Service's projects. Developed WBS containing project tasks, estimation, budget, project scope changes, and deliverable date. Defined project scope, timelines, and budgets in close collaboration with stakeholders; tracks and reported on progress against schedules and budgets, and ensured project teams adhere to project scope. Managed and executed multiple project implementations for the university technology service unit, assessed, planned, implemented and directed the transformation of key business processes. Managed work efforts, identified and assigned required resources, monitored project issues, and progress, and developed risk mitigation strategies for projects implementation. Adapted incremental, agile, and waterfall methodology suitable for project deliverables to accomplish the project goal. Developed the University Technology Service project portal site with supporting processes and documentation that enables site document sharing and content management.
  • Project reporting: Developed project reports, and communicated project status on a timely basis to management., Provided documentation on project requirements, resource planning, budget allocation, and cost estimation, schedules as requested by stakeholders.
  • Strategic Planning: Participated in University Technology Services multi-year strategic plan meetings and executed strategic oriented projects and initiatives in collaboration with university cross-functional teams.
  • Strategic Projects: Initiated, scoped, executed and managed university cloud migration projects (Server infrastructure. O365, and Identity Access Management) to AWS, Microsoft, and Fisher IAM cloud solutions.
  • Vendor Management: Negotiated and collaborated with vendors on procurement, statement of work, service delivery, and project implementations.
Agile Methodology Content Management Project Management Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Planning Waterfall AWS Cloud Solutions Vendor Management Azure Migration MS Project
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Consultant assigned to multiple clients  
Information Technology
Jun 2009 - Jun 2013

Client Service, Contract Administration & Project Management

  • Client Service: Managed infrastructure type projects such as network cabling, WAN, LAN, Server, and PC integration and consolidation activities. This includes understanding customer requirements, budget, objectives, user expectations and planning accordingly to make sure projects are delivered on time, on budget and within company IT standards. Executed, monitored, and controlled assigned projects to ensure that defined project activities are implemented to achieve the client’s business objectives. Met all deadlines and made all necessary design and configuration modifications needed to meet end-user requirements. Monitored Service level agreements and operation level agreements in accordance with project scope and cost.
  • Project Management: Developed WBS containing project tasks, estimation, budget, resource allocation, service line agreements, project scope changes, and deliverables date. Defined project scope, timelines, and budgets in close collaboration with project teams; tracked and reported on progress against schedules and budgets and ensure the team adheres to project scope. Collaborated with internal team to develop and maintain project documents including timelines, internal processes, and deliverables. Defined processes and tools best suited to projects. Adapted incremental, agile, and waterfall methodology suitable for project deliverables to accomplish the project goal
  • Custom Application Developments: Managed all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for custom solutions. Evaluates existing applications to determine technical changes and identifies and resolves program errors in collaboration with application developers. Analyzes existing applications and recommend improvements for systems changes and upgrades.
  • Risk Assessment: Facilitated, identified, categorized, quantified, and managed project risks including risks on the scope, schedule, quality, and cost.
  • Contract Administration: Executed and maintained client’s contracts including contractual changes, status reports, and deliverables’ records and documentation. Analyzed and monitored contract performance requirements to ensure compliance with contract terms, client corporate policy, and other agreements.

Agile Methodology Content Management Project Management Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Planning Waterfall Database Upgrades Risk Assessment WAN LAN
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Consultant assigned to Motorola Incorporated
Information Technology
Nov 2008 - Jan 2009

Financial Analysis, Auditing, and Reporting

  • Financial Analysis: Analyzed and interpreted suppliers’10Q and 10K financial statements and assessed their business viability. Assessed suppliers’ financial health and made appropriate recommendations to senior management. Analyzed and prepared financial performance reports of suppliers’ balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Analyzed suppliers’ financial statements and prepared proforma balance sheet, cash flow, and income statements.
  • Auditing: Verified the accuracy of supporting documents for suppliers' analysis, assessment, and supporting documents are appropriately stored in the required database. Validated and documented existing business and system processes, assessed processes to identify compliance risks in line with established internal controls.
BSA Auditing Analysis Compliance
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Consultant assigned to AON Corporation
Information Technology
Apr 2007 - Oct 2008

Client Service, Business Analysis, and Project Coordination

  • Project Coordination: Monitored and tracked Work Breakdown Structure containing project schedules, work rates, resource allocation, budgets, and deliverables date. Coordinated with team members to ensure that deliverables and deadlines are met on time with consistency and accuracy. Created internal and external status reports presented to project stakeholders.
  • Client Service: Coordinated the deployment of 800 desktop/laptop hardware and software refresh including 30 application servers, network cabling, and equipment with project technical team according to project milestones and deliverables. Prepared and presented monthly project progress reports including project scope changes, budget and cost summary, resource leveling, and other ad hoc reports requested by the project team and stakeholders. Maintained a high level of customer service by accepting and documenting complaints, managing customer follow up and contacts, and providing proactive updates to customers.
  • Business Analysis: Created documentation for business operations using case scenarios, process flow documentation, functional requirements, and project deliverables. Defined AS-IS and TO-BE models with detailed GAP analysis and developed business process documentation, and reviewed process standards to ensure the validity of systems functional specifications. Participated in planning and executing user acceptance testing (UAT) to comply with required business needs and mandatory standards.
  • Vendors Management: Coordinated and collaborated with vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems with desktop computing equipment and software, networking, and telephony equipment
Business Analysis Compliance Stakeholder Engagement
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Consultant assigned to Unicorp Federal Credit Union
Information Technology
Jan 2007 - Mar 2007

Financial Analysis, Account Reconciliation & Compliance

  • Financial Analysis: Prepared ad-hoc analysis and variance reports for senior management.
  • Reporting: Prepared monthly variance analysis of budget versus actual expenditures, balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flow statement.
  • Financial Accounting: Analyzed general ledger accounts and ensures accounts are properly reflected in the financial statements. Conducted the review of accounting records, reports and statements in accordance with company policies and GAAP.
Analysis Compliance
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Consultant assigned to IBM Global Services
Information Technology
Oct 2005 - Oct 2006

Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting, & Project Coordination

  • Planning and Forecasting: Coordinated the preparation of financial budgets and forecast of portfolio contracts with project and delivery service managers and group heads. Developed and maintained the finance database, reconciled plan, forecast data to data-warehouse and other management data sources.
  • Financial Analysis: Developed and reported on monthly, quarterly, and annual IT spending results against budget and prior year. Identified, analyzed and interpreted revenue and cost trends and presented reports to project and delivery service managers. Developed and prepared transfer pricing and cost/benefit analyses to assist project managers to evaluate spending options.
  • Reporting: Prepared monthly variance analysis of budget and actual expenditures, balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow statements, cost recovery run on schedules, and production data reports. Prepared monthly customer measurement reports by analyzing service level agreement performance results. Prepared ad-hoc reports as requested by senior management.
  • Risk Assessment: Identified and quantified project risks, monitored vendors work performance and review invoices for payment
  • Financial Modeling: Created financial models to analyze and track project capital and operating expenses such as software, labor, maintenance, storage, pooled services and vendor related items.
  • Project Coordination: Monitored and tracked Work Breakdown Structure containing project schedules, work rates, resource allocation, budgets, cost estimation, and project deliverables timeline.

Project Management Database Maintenance
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IT Project Manager
Information Technology
Feb 1999 - Oct 2005

Network, Software, Contract Administration, & Project Management

  • IT Budgets: Prepared and finalized annual budgets from Annual Operating Plan and managed subsequent revisions. Reduced annual IT expenditures to align with organization business objectives.
  • Network Administration: Provided day-to-day administration and operations support for network and monitored production environment, including active directory servers, network equipment, database and application servers, telephony and VOIP equipment and LAN/WAN services.
  • Contract Administration: Executed and maintained client’s contracts including contractual changes, status reports, and deliverables’ records and documentation. Analyzed and monitored contract performance requirements to ensure compliance with contract terms, client corporate policy, and other agreements.
  • Asset Management: Reviewed and maintained hardware and software asset inventory records with associated adds, moves, and changes. Optimized asset control and inventory management processes to track users’ identification, location, and equipment maintenance records.
  • Project Management: Developed WBS containing project tasks, estimation, budget, resource allocation, service line agreements, project scope changes, and deliverables date. Defined project scope, timelines, and budgets in close collaboration with project teams; tracked and reported on progress against schedules and budgets, and ensure the team adheres to project scope. Managed and supervised internal staff in developing project processes, quality standards, and documenting project artifacts.
  • Custom Software Developments: Executed, managed, and monitored all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for production environment custom solutions.
Asset Management MS Visio Project Management Database Maintenance MS Active Directory Inventory Management VoIP
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IT Budgets
Information Technology
Feb 1999 - Oct 2004

Prepared and finalized annual budgets from Annual Operating Plan and managed subsequent revisions. Reduced annual IT expenditures to align with organization business objectives.

  • Network Administration: Provided day-to-day administration and operations support for network and monitored production environment, including active directory servers, network equipment, database and application servers, telephony and VOIP equipment and LAN/WAN services.
  • Contract Administration: Executed and maintained client's contracts including contractual changes, status reports, and deliverables' records and documentation. Analyzed and monitored contract performance requirements to ensure compliance with contract terms, client corporate policy, and other agreements.
  • Asset Management: Reviewed and maintained hardware and software asset inventory records with associated adds, moves, and changes. Optimized asset control and inventory management processes to track users' identification, location, and equipment maintenance records.
  • Project Management: Developed WBS containing project tasks, estimation, budget, resource allocation, service line agreements, project scope changes, and deliverables date. Defined project scope, timelines, and budgets in close collaboration with project teams tracked and reported on progress against schedules and budgets, and ensure the team adheres to project scope. Managed and supervised internal staff in developing project processes, quality standards, and documenting project artifacts.
  • Custom Software Developments: Executed, managed, and monitored all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for production environment custom solutions.
Project Management Database Maintenance Asset Management MS Active Directory MS Visio Inventory Management
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Education
Bachelor's in Communication Studies
Chicago State University
Master's in Auditing and Finance
Governors State University
Certifications
Project Management Professional - PMP
Risk Management Professional - PMI - RMP
Certified Information Security Manager - CISM
Certified ScrumMaster - CSM
Certified Scrum Product Owner - CSPO
MS: Managing Project and Portfolios with Project Server 2013
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
ITILv3-2011
Skills
Project Management
2021
18
Stakeholder Engagement
2021
12
Agile Methodology
2021
10
Waterfall
2021
10
Database Upgrades
2021
8
Database Maintenance
2006
7
Asset Management
2005
6
Content Management
2015
6
Inventory Management
2005
6
MS Active Directory
2005
6
MS Project
2021
6
MS Visio
2005
6
Strategic Planning
2015
6
VoIP
2005
6
Application Development
2021
4
LAN
2013
4
Risk Assessment
2013
4
WAN
2013
4
AWS
2015
2
Azure Migration
2015
2
Cloud Solutions
2015
2
Vendor Management
2015
2
Business Analysis
2008
1
Compliance
2009
1
Analysis
2009
1
Auditing
2009
1
BSA
2009
1
Change Management
0
1
Contract Management
0
1
ERP
0
1
Information Security
0
1
JIRA
0
1
Lotus Notes
0
1
Microsoft Excel
0
1
Microsoft Office
0
1
MS Azure
0
1
MS SharePoint
0
1
Network Infrastructure
0
1
Product Owner
0
1
Risk Management
0
1
SAP
0
1
SAP BI
0
1
Scrum
0
1