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Resume for Harish K. for Project Manager / Computer & IT Services in Bloomington, Minnesota

Occupation: Project Manager Industry: Computer & IT Services
Country: United States City: Bloomington
State: Minnesota ZIP: 55438

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Harish K.


Summary of Qualifications  

Project and Program management consultant with solid experience leading global teams in highly competitive business and IT consulting markets. Experienced with full software life cycle and global delivery model including project management, analysis, architecture, engagement management and program management. Skilled in identifying opportunities and implementing action plans to improve sales, productivity, asset management and utilization, and increase profitability.

Professional Summary  

Client – Target Corporation                      March Current

Project / Program Management Consultant

Server Consolidation/Upgrade: Target has a requirement to upgrade / consolidate servers from Solaris to Solaris , and applications running on Websphere . / ATG . to . version. 

Primary responsibilities include

  • Gap and Impact Analysis between Solaris vs Solaris version, Websphere . version and Websphere . version.
  • Coordinating with Server Tech, Web Services, BIGIP, DNS, MQ, Siteminder, Telephony and IVR, Storage Provisioning and Enterprise Life cycle management group to strategize and plan server consolidation, upgrades and software releases.
  • Review SOW to engage offshore vendor for application assessment and remediation.
  • Interfacing with Business User Consultants and Application owners to plan maintenance windows and outages.
  • Define and manage Project Plan, Issue and Risk plan.
  • Manage communication with the team and stakeholders on a daily basis.
  • Manage a team of offshore and onsite with a budget of $M.

    CA Gen Upgrade: This program required upgrade to the infrastructure with thirty Supply Chain, Merchandising and Financial applications to be upgraded from Coolgen version . to Adv Gen . or rewritten using Java. 

    Primary responsibilities include

  • Program and portfolio management.
  • Coordinating with Computer Associates to issue resolution.
  • Create RFP to engage offshore vendor for application development.
  • Interfacing with Business User Consultants to understand application impact and define Use Cases.
  • Define Test Strategy and Master Test Plan.
  • Define and manage the Project Plan, Issue and Risk plan.
  • Manage resources against budget to completion of the project.
  • Manage communication with the team and stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Manage a team of offshore and onsite with a budget of $.M.

    Client – Wells Fargo                          August February

    Sr. Project Manager

    Wells Fargo’s Wealth Managed Group required expansion of their Managed Product functionality in their Web based Brokerage Account Wizard application. This project involved adding functionalities, which will ensure accurate information and streamline the process to open a new account or maintenance of an existing account.

    Key responsibilities include

  • Perform NPV assessment for Brokerage product enhancements.
  • Facilitating Requirements gathering for KPI’s and reporting.
  • Engage Thomson One and BETA to facilitate data requirements and formatting changes.
  • Project Management activities using the iterative model.
  • Budgeting, Resourcing and scheduling tasks and activities.
  • Frequent interaction with Legal, Compliance, Operations, Communications, Technical Group and Stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with the remote technical group and BETA on a regular basis.
  • Status reporting to the upper management.

    Client – Ameriprise Financial                   July July

    Project & Program management – Analytics and Business Intelligence 

    As a Sr. Project Manager, my primary responsibility included project management to develop a Business Planning Tool using SAS and Actuate for various Market trending, Annuities, Brokerage and Financial Advisors.

    Some of my key responsibilities include

  • Delivering ETL solutions to build datamarts, and execution control for operational data as well as the warehouse and reporting data.
  • Managing data warehouse design, development and support.
  • Assist in Data Mapping and creation of Meta data.
  • Contributing in designing and architecting data warehouse solutions for reporting and analytics purposes.
  • Operational and Analytical report development using dimensional and relational databases.
  • Contribute in all phases of project life cycle methodology for data warehouse, data management, and report application development.
  • Contribute expertise in data modeling, SQL, and database optimization and tuning.
  • Work with Data Security, Compliance to ensure best practices are adhered to.
  • Provide competency in analyzing business requests and translating them into report and analytics requirements.
  • Integrating reports with other Single Sign On web portals.
  • Developed HTML based help documents and reportlets to integrate with other web based portals.
  • Facilitate and engage Business User Representatives from all impacted areas to perform UAT. Participate in UAT kickoff and interact with the User group until UAT is complete and signed off.
  • Adhere to AQMS process for all phases of the project life cycle.
  • Facilitate Usability sessions and engage Legal, Privacy, communication and Patenting groups.

    Client St. Paul Travelers                   April June

    Program and Project management 

    As a Sr. Program and Project Manager, my primary responsibility included project management for various insurance and reinsurance products using web based and mainframe technologies.

    My role also involved participating in defining SOA programs, defining Use cases, identifying common solutions and platforms, defining and enhancing processes for outsourcing strategic engagements within the group with high interaction with Clevel executives.

    Client United Health Group Exante Financial Services                July Jan

    Program management

    As a Program Manager, my primary responsibilities included facilitating and defining new processes, improving existing work and business flows in establishing the PMO office. I was also involved in establishing project guidelines to help integrate other systems from acquisitions.

    Projects managed include Accumulated Balance Carryover, Consumer Account card Automation, FSA, HSA and HRA Banking Reports, Consumer Statements, Summary Checks and EOB bulk printing applications.

    Employer: Majesco Software Inc.

    Client CIEB CIGNA  Nov June

    Director/Engagement Manager

    Key responsibilities included

  • Leading management and technical consulting teams focused on the Healthcare vertical.
  • Business development, P&L accountability, strategic market planning, sales forecasting and support of corporate ISO and CMMi initiatives.
  • Managed program and project management teams of over FTE's within the Healthcare vertical.

    Employer: CGI Inc.

    Client Target Corporation & American Express                                      Mar Nov

    Engagement Management 

    Key responsibilities included

  • Managed Programs and Project management teams of over + FTE’s in an onsiteoffshore model.
  • Managed annual P&L of over $M per year at annual average profit level of %.
  • Working with business partners and associated Technical teams to gather requirements, and then determine solution strategy.
  • Prepare the project plan and present it to the technical management group, business group and Project sponsors.
  • Coordinate with the “C” level executives for funding.
  • Provide project timeline and resource estimation.         
  • Develop and managing work plans to deliver assigned projects.
  • Manage teams on enhancement and development projects.
  • Capacity planning and resource management.
  • Manage resources against budget.
  • Manage scope through change management procedures.
  • Follow Risk management procedures.
  • Work closely with client base to align with business vision.
  • Coordinate with crossfunctional and technical groups from different areas impacted by the project.
  • Weekly status reporting to the team and higher management.
  • Work closely with the clients development environments/platforms to ensure project success and proper issue resolution.
  • Follow SEI CMM and ISO processes throughout the development cycle of the project.

    Early Experience: 

    Worked on projects as a Business Analyst and Team Lead for various local and International clients. Clients include Target Corporation, Discover Card Services, Wachovia Bank, Arab Insurance Group, UNICEF and Wang Labs from to .

    Executive Management Skills

    Over years of executive leadership in:  
    Strategic business planning

  • P&L responsibilities of $M annually 
    Executive management of crossfunctional teams
  • “C” Level customer relationship 
    Responsibility for revenue growth and sector pipeline
  • International /Global business management 
    Managing technical operations & projects, including negotiations & delivery
  • Apply TQM, ISO , CMMI processes to software development life cycle
  • Operations and financial management  
    Multimillion dollar Global budget responsibility
  • Global Portfolio Management 
    Managing, staffing, training, coaching and Global IT strategic planning developing global staff resources
  • Managed multiple offshore vendor relationships.
  • Experienced in Managing Support and development teams, both Onsite and Offshore.
    Executive Technical Skills
  • Worked on Business Intelligence BI suite of Software applications using COGNOS and ACTUATE tools, SAS, Data stage as the ETL Process on Oracle RDBMS.
  • Worked extensively on Mainframe applications using COBOL, DB, VSAM, EZTRIEVE, FOCUS and MVS/JCL.
  • Good knowledge of WAS, Server and Networking Technologies, WEB and Object oriented programming.
  • Worked as a Data modeler using BACHMAN and COOLGEN Case tools.
  • Experienced working with Enterprise Architects, DBA’s, Business Analyst’s and Developers.
  • Proponent of adhering to process and continual improvement based on Industry Standards such as PMBOK and client standards and requirements.
  • Managed Projects using Traditional Waterfall approach, Method/, Iterative and RUP methodologies.
  • Accomplished at Risk management, Budgeting, Estimating and Forecasting.
  • Proven ability to develop team structures and create focused engaged groups.
  • Extensive experience in management consulting in diverse industries.




    Diploma in Computer Science.

    Bachelors in Science, Bombay University.


  • Six Sigma green belt.
  • Internal Auditor’s training.
  • Client Partnership Management Framework.
  • Project Management Leadership.
  • Information Systems Project Management.
  • SEI / CMM Training.

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