Entrepreneurial Project Management

Guerrilla tips and tactics for getting things done

Projects: 2006-2005

’05 and ’06 were spent inside large businesses, leading matrixed teams, delivering custom applications and process improvement.

Who

Honda of America

When

2006

What

Oracle Application Development

  • Project Type

Web application development

  • Project Size

Staff: 18 client, 3 consultants

  • Technologies

OAF, XML, RUP/Iterative, Use Cases

  • Responsibilities

1. Build project plan, gather requirements, conduct JAD sessions.

2. Interview end users.

3. Manage risk, issues, and scope.


Who

National City Bank and Mathews Printing

When

2006

What

Ariba eCommerce integration

  • Project Type

Web application development

  • Project Size

Staff: 4

  • Technologies

XML, RUP/Iterative, Use Cases

  • Responsibilities

1. Saved $180,000 and compressed project schedule by 80%.

2. Managed client deliverables and communications with National City.

3. Managed risk, issues, and scope.


Who

Nationwide Insurance

When

2005

What

LOB Agent Applications (policy writing software)

  • Project Type

Web and mainframe application development

  • Project Size

Staff: 30—Matrixed including Directors and VPs

  • Technologies

.NET, J2EE, RUP/Iterative, Use Cases

  • Responsibilities

1. Saved $100,000 and compressed project schedule by 50% by redesigning project plans, roles, and responsibilities.

2. Managed 7 projects concurrently, regularly exceeding management and customer expectations.

3. Developed requirements and design through stakeholder interviews, producing use cases, business rule catalogs, glossaries, and cross-functional (swimlanes) diagrams.

4. Managed risk, issues, and scope.


Who

State of Ohio Department of Education

When

2005

What

Online GED management and test scheduling application

  • Project Type

Web application development

  • Project Size

Staff: 15 Matrixed, 5 Consultants; Client Investment: $1M

  • Technologies

VB.NET, SOA, Oracle 9, RUP/Iterative, Use Cases

  • Responsibilities

1. Led requirements and design with Use Cases, customer interviews.

2. Managed risk, issues, scope, staffing and schedule.

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