Project Management
Expertise,  Leadership,  Enthusiasm
EDS (Electronic Data Systems)                                                 1997 - 2009
Discount Retailer in Mid-America  Note: Company no longer in business  (Company History)
Venture Stores, Inc                                                                    1973 - 1997
IT Services Delivery provider      Note: EDS is now HP Enterprise Services
Project manager / Development manager of application development teams for almost half of my career at Venture Stores, Inc. after working my way up through the IT department (Data Processing / Merchandise Information Systems) from my first position as a clerical on the operations team, I got the chance to move to the application development department.  I then worked my way up from programmer trainee through the different P/A levels to land a Project Manager postion.

Successfully managed and implemented over 20 major, highly visible and complex projects as a project manager.  Also provided production support for merchandising, distribution, financial and marketing applications.
Reason for Leaving:  Laid-off due to a company-wide reduction-in-force
Reason for Leaving:  Company was going out-of-business
Provided project management duties for the full project life cycle following industry standard methodologies and tools to deliver solutions that meet strategic business needs for several Fortune 500 clients and internal EDS initiatives.  (Project Management and Project Management Office responsibilities) 

Developed and delivered training of PM methodologies, processes and tools for application development and services delivery teams throughout the organization.

Ensure compliance to established processes by performing:  process audits, project health checks, project reviews, work product reviews and technical walk-thrus to improve the quality of all deliverables and identify any potential issues.  Identify trends, areas for improvement and develop action plans for areas of non-compliance.

Coached / mentored application development and service delivery teams in project management, processes, tools and quality assurance.
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