PMO Manager

PMO Manager, Entergy, Arkansas, City Power Australia, IT PMO For Utility - Louisiana, London Electric, Mississippi, Texas

START Date: 
May, 1997
END Date: 
March, 1999

PMO Manager at Entergy

 

Served on CIO staff responsible for the Corporate Information Technology Project Office. Established an IT Project Office to improve the IT organization’s project performance and technology solution delivery capability. In March of 1998 the IT Project Office team was awarded the Corporate Level 4 Team Excellence Award based on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award criteria.

Experience Hours (Planning & Scheduling): 
4350
Experience Hours (Cost Management): 
1600
Experience Hours (Forensic Analysis): 
1000

PMO Manager, Aurecon, Novorail Alliance

START Date: 
February, 2009
END Date: 
April, 2011

Manager of the Program Management Office, with dedicated staff of 10 responsible for providing project schedules, master schedule, project pipeline negotiations with RailCorp, portfolio resource management and project controls.

Novorail program alliance with RailCorp, Lainge O’Rourke, O’Donell Griffin and Aurecon charged with delivery of 60 projects, valued at $1B over 5 years focussed on rail systems and stabling infrastructure.  Alex’s otehr roles included:

Experience Hours (Planning & Scheduling): 
100

PMO Manager, Fire Spec, Access Control, Fire System, IP Camera Installation for Mines and Data Centres

START Date: 
April, 2014
END Date: 
December, 2015
  • Designed, developed and commissioned a state of the art project management framework and all required tools, process and templates in less than 6 months.
  • Launched a process to review and synchronize contracts with project management plan before initiation including QA check list and risk and issue registry to ensure mitigation plans pro-actively prepared.
  • Defined, benchmarked, implemented and monitored key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Supported divisional managers and project managers in compiling tender documents and monitor performance of sub-contractors to
Experience Hours (Planning & Scheduling): 
1500
Experience Hours (Cost Management): 
1000
Experience Hours (Forensic Analysis): 
800

PMO Manager, Winning Management Consulting, Several

START Date: 
June, 2012

* Set up the PMO from scratch, managing the PMO Officers, defining the PMO Governance Model, Roadmap and Methodology, and documenting all the project procedures of the company
* Ensure standards for planning, estimating, RAID, change, tracking, monitoring and reporting prescribed by the PMO are adopted and adhered to
* Provide a strategic portfolio overview of all programmes, projects and interdependencies, reporting anomalies or areas of concern to Executive Team Management and facilitating the management-by-exception

PMO Manager, GTBC, Several

START Date: 
July, 2011
END Date: 
January, 2012

Leading the Project Management Office, I was responsible for managing the PMO team, promoting best practices and driving improvement across projects, processes and people.

My responsibilities also included develop and improve Project Management methodology, provide executive reporting on projects performance and provide training and coaching to Project Managers.

Concerning tools, it was PMO's responsibility to maintain and improve the PPM tool (Microsoft Project Server - migrated from 2007 to 2010 version) and provide support to more than 100 users.

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