"Project Management Excel Tracker"
Scot Witt email@example.com Profile: www.scot.wittweb.com Summary of Qualifications Extensive experience in gathering, documenting and enforcing requirements in Waterfall, Iterative Rational/UML and Agile projects. Expertise in Analysis, Project and Content Management. Continually adapts to client and development team needs. Demonstrated ‘can do’ and ‘can learn’ attitude with superb work ethic. Superb written, oral and on-line communications skills. Professional Experience Senior Business Systems Analyst Crosscap Media, Rolling Meadows, IL (for Sears Holding Company. Hoffman Estates, IL) (8/2008- 11/2008) Designed application security and administration functions. Lead Designer/Requirements Gatherer Promotional Planning track for Sears Holding Marketing application implementation and customization. Research, gather and document requirements. Create wireframes, design functionality. Lead JAD sessions. Technologies Used: Confluence (wiki, space and instance administration), ClearQuest, Microsoft Project, VISIO, Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat 8. Senior Business Analyst Pathfinder Associates, Chicago, IL (12/2006- 7/2008) Designed, Developed and Implemented Agile Business Analysis Consultancy and Best Practices. Mentored Business Analysts. Created and Managed Special Interest Group for idea/information/experience exchange. Designed, Documented and Facilitated new Project Management Office (PMO) and Combined Agile- User Interface Design (UxD) Processes and Best Practices. Created prototype project tools, administration and templates for wiki-based documentation, issue tracker/Project Management collaboration tools. Created Collaboration tools and templates for new wiki and issues tracking software; Administered and assisted other team instances. Lead JAD (Joint Application Development) Sessions; Created marketing materials and performed web reviews. Lead BA Project Roles for Buzzbacklive.com, PlantCollections.org and Scorates.org using Open Source, .NET, Java and AJAX technologies. Designed and Implemented Test Cases/Scripts including automation (Selenium) Technologies Used: Confluence (wiki, space and instance administration), JIRA (issues tracker/Project Management tool; wiki, space and instance administration, Excel, Word, Open Office, Google Base, SQL Server, VISIO, Photoshop CS2, One Note, Access, Adobe Acrobat 7. Selenium, FireBug, ScribeFire, WebDeveloper. Senior Business Analyst Geneca, Oakbrook Terrace, IL (3/2005- 10/2006) For FTD: Lead BA Team, documented 1980s era COBOL Point of Sale application which had no documentation. This was the first step in porting it to .NET. COBOL Application had no required workflow, required fields changed depending on selected options from three and four ‘green screens’ previous; Lead JAD Sessions, Lead SCRUM meetings; Lead BA on team of six Bas.. For Aspen Marketing: Gathered requirements for new, centralized direct marketing/billing application with multiple stakeholders; Lead BA on team of two BAs. For Geneca: Researched, Designed and Wrote curriculum and resource materials for Business Analyst crash course for clients. Technologies Used: Word, VISIO, SQL Server Management applications, PhotoShop, Distiller, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Text Editors, Test Director Information Architect/Content Manager COMSYS (Allstate Insurance), Northbrook, IL (5/2004 - 3/2005) Managed Content for new agency-facing portal. Enforced metadata and taxonomy standards. Collected Requirements, Wrote Use Cases, Business Rules (Iterative UML). Researched and wrote single source documentation for end-user, training, best practices and on-line help Technologies Used: InterWoven TeamSite, Word, VISIO, UML, HTML, Adobe Acrobat (R5.02), PhotoShop (R7.01), FrontPage, DreamWeaver, M/S Project, TestDirector Senior Technical Writer/Project Manager Reed & Associates (BOC Gases), Lisle, IL (7/2002- 5/2004) Managed multiple projects in the company’s products areas to document Best Practices. Managed national and international expert groups. Managed Content and revisions using Documentum. Technologies Used: Documentum, Word, VISIO, HTML, Adobe Acrobat (R6), PhotoShop (R7.01), FrontPage, DreamWeaver, M/S Project, HotSpots, M/S Project Senior Technical Writer/Project Manager Renaissance Worldwide, Chicago IL (2/2001- 11/2001) For Renaissance: Managed UML/XML/RBDMS Project to update consultant skills. For Motorola: Managed project and team to completely revise three major Cell Phone base station manuals. For aerospace.com: Documentation project enabling company to sell web product. Technology Used: FrameMaker, PhotoShop, M/S Project, Word, RoboHelp, RoboHelp 2000, VISIO, UML, HTML, Adobe Acrobat (R5.02), SQL Server, SQL, FrontPage, DreamWeaver Knowledge Manager SWAN, SA, Rolling Meadows, IL (5/2000- 10/2000) Coordinated, Researched, Implemented and Managed worldwide knowledge sharing strategies by creating new intranet site. Liaison with Corporate Development and Technical teams for product rollouts and knowledge sharing. Technology Used: Word, RoboHelp, RoboHelp 2000, VISIO, HTML, Adobe Acrobat (R5.02), Access, PhotoShop, FrontPage Senior Knowledge Engineer OCE-USA, Itasca, IL (8/1997- 5/2000) Performed and documented Cost/Benefit studies for software suites, saved $150,000 in one project. Created first ever information exchange between hardware and software technical writers increasing productivity of both areas by a measured 15%. Created content for software support desk/web site and knowledgebase. Developed and Wrote plans and processes for Knowledge Management Department Technology Used: Word, RoboHelp, RoboHelp 2000, VISIO, Adobe Acrobat (R2-3.x), Access, PhotoShop, Expert Support, IIS, Excel, Access Technical Support Analyst Wallace Computer Services, Elk Grove Village, IL (5/1995- 8/1997) Researched, Designed and Deployed Access-based ticket tracking system and Best Practices database. Created first technical support website. Created first chargeable technical support value program, generating $15,000 in first six months. Technical Expertise Languages: Basic, Visual Basic, Visual Basic For Applications, DBII-IV, C++, Visual C++, PostScript Levels 1-3, PCL, KML, HTML, XML, SQL, UML/RUP, SQL, NVelocity. Databases: Oracle 8i/9i, DB2, Sybase, SQL Server, Access, Dbase, ODBC Utilities, Google Base Business Software: Some include: Confluence (Administration), JIRA (Administration), Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe PhotoShop, AutoDesk AutoCAD (13-2000), Crystal Reports, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SQL Server, PaintShop Pro, RoboHelp, Tivoli Expert Support, Tivoli Service Desk, Interwoven TeamSite, Documentum, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Microsoft FrontPage. Development/QA Tools: Selenium, FireBug, ScribeFire, WebDeveloper Environments: Windows (XP/2K/NT/9x), Novell 2.x-6.x, DOS (2.x-6.22), OS 8 -10 Domains: Aviation, Retail/Wholesale Floral, Marketing (Direct Mail, On-Line Survey, Search Engine, Audience Research), Academic, Insurance, Telecom, Industrial Gas, Broadcasting, Journalism, Software Development, Reprographics, Printers, Bar Coding Education Bachelor of Journalism - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 1988 Training & Certifications 2004 Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt 2000- Brain Bench Certifications: Project Management, Managing People, E-Commerce Concepts, Internet 2001 Concepts, Technical Writing, Written English, Business Writing, Computer Industry Knowledge, Computer Fundamentals, Computer Technical Support 1999 A+ Certification 1999 Delphi Group Knowledge Management Seminar 1999 Microsoft SQL-Server 7.0 Training 1998 Tivoli Expert Support System Administration 1997 Software Artistry Expert Support Tactical Diagnostics 1996 ASSETS Seminar, Customer Service Seminar