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					                                    Donald Russell Jones
                                     djones3@nc.rr.com

203 Plyersmill Road                                                         Bus: (919) 791-3513
Cary, NC, 27519                                                             Cell: (919) 723-8599


Personal Profile

o   Information systems professional with over 30 year’s successful experience in all aspects of
    project management, support, design, development, and implementation for large and small
    corporations. 15+ years of Project Management and Business Analysis Experience in Web
    based technology. Enthusiastic and dedicated with a high degree of personal integrity.

o   Primary leadership of gathering client's requirements and developing potential technical
    solutions by interacting with all internal and/or external solution providers and subject matter
    experts. Utilizes deep understanding of the business technology, architecture and
    infrastructure to communicate and document potential solutions, impact analysis,
    improvements, benefits/risks, cost-savings opportunity, implementation requirements,
    recommended approach, and cross project impact to other business processes and systems.

o   Understanding of user experience testing concepts and methodologies, including Heuristic
    evaluations, wireframes, interaction diagrams and task analysis. Analyze and evaluate web-
    enabled solution options that support the business. Creates project documentation to ensure
    appropriate communication throughout the project life cycle.

o   Assists in the development and maintenance of project schedules by negotiating with team
    members, lines of business, and stakeholders to identify the key milestones, project activities,
    dependencies, risks and timelines. Assists in definition of project scope and objectives to
    ensure all expected deliverables are met. Assigns activities and responsibilities to project
    team. Communicate with Project Sponsors and internal team members to provide project
    status and the development/maintenance of the project schedules. Working on a average, 6
    to 8 projects in parallel.

o   Strong technical, writing and time management skills as well as the ability to work
    independently in pursuing objectives. Exceptional relationship building and diplomatic skills at
    all levels within the organization.
Project Management - 15+ Years Experience
o Manage the development of the required system/application as required by the business
o Direct and motivate the project team
o Plan and monitor the project. Prepare project, stage and, if necessary, and exception plans in
    conjunction with team managers
o Prepare Project, Stage and, if necessary, Exception Plans in conjunction with Team Managers
o Manage business and project risks, including the development of contingency plans
o Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources, and initiate corrective action where
    necessary
o Prepare the Lessons Learned Report and prepare the End Project Reporting
o Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of
    the project and be responsible for project administration




Technical Summary - Knowledge Of & Hands On Experience
Programming Languages: JSP, XML, Java ( WebObjects ), Smalltalk (VisualWorks,
VisualAge), FoxPro, HTML, PERL, C, C++, PL/SQL, UNIX Shell Scripts, Cobol, Basic,

Web Applications/Servers: PlumTree Portal, Verity K2, Autonomy IDOL, Brio Portal, Microsoft
IIS, Netscape Enterprise, WebObjects, Teamsite, Ruby on Rails, Apache

Relational Database: Oracle (V 5,6,7 & 8i), FoxPro, SQL Server, DB2, Access

Query Language/Tools: Oracle 11i – ADI, Toad, SQL, PL/SQL, SQR, Brio Enterprise

Data Modeling/CASE Tools: Objectory, Silverrun, Business Objects, iRise Simulation Tool
Career History

Major Bank, NC                                                           July 2007 to Current
Senior Project Manager Online Channel/Online Banking

Primary leadership of gathering client's requirements and developing potential technical solutions
by interacting with all internal and/or external solution providers and subject matter experts.
Utilizes deep understanding of the business technology, architecture and infrastructure to
communicate and document potential solutions, impact analysis, improvements, benefits/risks,
cost-savings opportunity, implementation requirements, recommended approach, and cross
project impact to other business processes and systems.

Understanding of user experience testing concepts and methodologies, including Heuristic
evaluations, wireframes, interaction diagrams and task analysis. Analyze and evaluate web-
enabled solution options that support the business. Creates project documentation to ensure
appropriate communication throughout the project life cycle.

Assists in the development and maintenance of project schedules by negotiating with team
members, lines of business, and stakeholders to identify the key milestones, project activities,
dependencies, risks and timelines. Assists in definition of project scope and objectives to ensure
all expected deliverables are met. Assigns activities and responsibilities to project team and
communicates with Project Sponsors and internal team members to provide project status and
the development/maintenance of the project schedules. Working on an average of 6 to 8 projects
in parallel.

Strong technical, writing and time management skills as well as the ability to work independently
in pursuing objectives. Exceptional relationship building and diplomatic skills at all levels within the
organization.


Selected Accomplishments & Responsibilities:
    o Maintain budgets, project plans, schedules, metrics, and status for all projects using
        Microsoft Project Server tool set.
    o Act as central point of contact for the Banks Online Channel organizations for small to
        large projects.
    o Managed Proof of Concepts, Pilots, and Wire Frames as needed.
    o Assisted in the gathering business requirements, as well as producing all Functional and
        Technical Specs. Utilized iRise software to gather and simulate business requirements.
    o Managed Off-shore developers assigned to the project.
    o Received an award for the re-design of the www.insurance.bbt.com site.
GlaxoSmithKline, RTP NC                                  April 2006 to May 2007
Senior Project Manager/Business Analyst – R&D IT – Strategic Search Strategy Team

Responsibilities included the Project Management, Analysis, and Indexing of over 400 sources to
be used in the corporate search engine. Co-Manage project to merge GSK Corporate Search
Engine and R&D Search Portlets to new Corporate Search Portal and managed multiple small
Web development projects within R&D.

Selected Accomplishments & Responsibilities:
    o Maintain budgets, project plans, schedules, metrics, and status for all projects.
    o Act as central point of contact for the Business Units to remediate, develop, index the
        content, and promote to production for each of the 400 sources.
    o Managed Proof of Concepts to integrate search engines into the Corporate Search Portal.
    o Assisted in the development or enhancements to meet the business requirements for
        Corporate Search Portal.
    o Provided design information to other development teams as required by project
        requirements.
    o Co-Managed Off-shore developers assigned to the project.

GlaxoSmithKline, RTP NC                                  October 2004 to Oct 2005
Senior Project Manager/Business Analyst – R&D IT – Strategic Search Strategy Team

Responsibilities included the Project Management, Analysis, and Indexing of over 600 sources to
be used in the corporate search engine and the Research & Development search tools.

Selected Accomplishments & Responsibilities:
    o Maintain budgets, project plans, schedules, metrics, and status for the project.
    o Act as central point of contact for the Business Units for remediation, development,
        indexing of the content, and promotion to production for each source.
    o Managed Proof of Concepts for three major systems to integrate into the Corporate
        Search tool. Assisted in the development or enhancements to meet the business
        requirements for each system.
    o Presented project status to the Research and Development Search Steering Committee
        and all stake holders’ forums when requested.
    o Provided design information to other development teams as requested.
    o Managed 2 developers and 1 business analyst assigned to the project.

GlaxoSmithKline, RTP NC                                         February 2004 to October 2004
Senior Project Manager – Corporate EIT – eSearch Team

Responsibilities included the project management and delivery of the eSearch Phase III Gateway
System. The project followed all the GSK iQMS standards. Delivered six projects that were
already at 40-60% complete and all projects were behind schedule and under staffed.

Selected Accomplishments & Responsibilities:
    o Create project plans, schedules, and maintain status for a web-based project using Java
        tools running on a Solaris platform, Plumtree portal technology, and a Verity database to
        produce an internal and an external company website.
    o Act as central point of contact for Business Integration organization.
    o Manage multiple projects designed to evaluate and provide proof of concept for future
        search projects.
    o Complete 1 large project and 3 medium projects on time and under budget
NORTEL, RTP NC                                               August 1994 - to May 2001
Manager Core Finance Systems                                 June 2000 to May 2001

Responsibilities included the following:
o Support and development of Financial Applications
o Responsible for managing 21 resources on small to medium projects
o Responsible for Individual Performance Reviews & presenting to upper management
o Oversee the professional development plans for each resource
o Make decisions on staffing – Hiring, promotions, reviews or terminations
o Plan offsite outings for employees

Selected Accomplishments
    o Oracle Finance 11i AR/AP/FA implementation project manager
    o Oracle Finance 11i AP/FA co-implementation project manager
    o Planning Systems Support/Development

Project Manager/Developer Web & Portal Finance Systems Jan 1997 to June 2000
Responsible for leading the support of Core Finance Applications and the Development of custom
utilities for the Finance organization.

Selected Accomplishments
    o Effectively structured and staffed a new Production Web & Portal Application Support
    o Designed and developed new Production Web & Portal Applications.
    o Managed the support of core legacy applications Finance organization.

Project Leader/Developer Finance Systems                      August 1994 to Jan 1997
Responsible for design and development of custom applications for the Finance user community.
As Project Manager/Developer, I led a team responsible for the planning, design, development
and implementation of the 5 major Web applications.

Bedford Fair Inc, Wilmington, NC                                   August 1990 to August 1994
Developer/Support
Responsible for design and development of custom applications for the Warehouses. As project
leader was responsible for the planning, design, development and implementation of the 3 major
applications. Continued support all applications within the department.

Merrill Lynch, Plainsboro NJ                                 August 1983 to August 1990
Developer/Support
Responsible for the development and maintenance of a Brokerage Finance application.

AKP Resources, Manville NJ                                       June 1978 to August 1983
Support
Responsible for support of applications in a Data Entry/Processing environment.
Education
Somerset County College.                                         1977 - 79
Computer Science Technology

Professional/Technical Development

Management                                      Technical
Negotiating To Yes                              Oracle 11i AR Implementation
Leadership Effectiveness                        SQL Plus
Project Management                              Brio Certification
Management Leadership Forum                     HTML/CGI
Negotiation, Influence, Leadership Management   Java Script
                                                Web Objects, Business Objects

Awards
President's Teamwork Award of Excellence
Order Tracking System
Sales Tax Reporting System on the Web
Numerous Spot Awards for Excellence

				
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