|Experience: 13+ years in the IT industry; 6+ years of Project Management.
Certifications: PMP®; ITIL® v3; Agile Scrum Master; Microsoft Projects® 2010. Skills: •Effective coacher; Onboarding trainer; PMP®/CAPM®/Agile certification instructor •MS Excel VBA advanced knowledge.
Fluent languages: Spanish – English – Portuguese.
Company: Enjoy learning academy & trade school
Role: Company Founder & CEO
This project began as an entrepreneurial endeavor between myself and a small group of close associates and investors. Having worked for large corporations for several years, we were able to identify a need that was not being adequately addressed by the educational system, and developed a strategy to fill that need. The problem we saw was that, all too often, a company hires a “well-qualified” candidate with the requisite University degree, but soon finds that they are not well-prepared to perform the actual tasks that are needed for their daily workload. This is equally an issue for the company as for the student/entry level worker who may feel like they wasted valuable time and money on an education that failed to prepare them for the real world, or worse – they chose the wrong career path.
The solution was to create curricula for a relatively short & cost-effective training course with a focus on real-world simulations (war rooms, call centers, etc.) and personalized attention, which better equips students for a successful start in their chosen career while simultaneously helping them acquire needed certifications and develop the criteria to decide if they are on the proper career path. The training we provide fills a market gap that is advantageous to both the worker and the company.
Create an academy that will provide real-world work simulations, and preparation for globally accredited certifications such as PMP®/CAPM®, ITIL, CCNA(CCENT1&2), Agile Scrum Master, Security+, and more.
Project Duration: Nov 2016 – Current
Project Budget: $24k
Project value: +$260K yearly expected earnings (RoI from 1.2 to 1.8)
Communication channels (project size): 56
All activities related to the startup of a company.
Milestones & achievements:
- Development of a Business Financial Plan.
- Market research.
- Create catalog of services & products.
- Identify & select partners.
- Create legal corporation, identity, logo & brand.
- Website design & development.
- Creation of advertising materials.
- Plan and execute marketing campaigns.
- Develop customer strategy.
Academy Project (customer internal)
Outsourced Role: Project manager
Responsible for end-to-end project planning, execution, communications enablement, measured progress and change control.
Create an academy for those who have an interest in Information Technology within. The academy objective will be to attract new workforce that will be well-prepared to join the customer´s company and make an immediate impact, as well as providing an opportunity for internal employees to start gaining skills for an Information Security career path.
Project Duration: 5 months (Sept 2016 – Jan 2017)
Project Budget: $19,467.83
Project value: +$600k yearly
Communication channels (project size): 90
Utilizing an Agile approach, we lead the project and managed stakeholders to produce study Curricula with complete training material for Cyber Security disciplines: Network, Linux, Security, SIEM.
Some PM responsibilities:
- Development of quality audits process.
- Resources performance.
- Estimation of financial benefit (gain/loss analysis).
- Procure services to vendors.
- Iteration planning and backlog prioritization.
Very high. The project was covered by the national media and the president of the nation (Republic of Costa Rica) informed about this great initiative.
AI for Cyber Security – Human Annotations for Artificial Intelligence.
Outsourced role: human annotator
Develop artificial intelligence system to streamline security systems, with the objective of predicting future security threats, such as identification of Threat Actors, Hacker Campaigns, TTPs, Indicators, Targets, and more.
Human annotations consisted of teaching to an Artificial Intelligence core, connecting dots to associate unstructured data related to Cyber Security topics and human language.
Project Impact: Global impact on the it security industry, worldwide press was spreading the outstanding innovation.
Multiple IT Security related projects
My role: IT Security project manager
Move production sold security solutions from customer environment into the support platform, including several security technologies such as: Deployment of Firewalls (Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Juniper), IDPS (GX, XGS, Juniper, Cisco), QRadar, Onsite Aggregators, Vulnerability Management Systems, and more.
Activities as a project manager:
- Develop schedule, and negotiate delivery dates
- Validate scope comparing customer expectations to services offered
- Secure commitment from stakeholders & establish realistic timelines
- Enable communications
- Coordination of Data Center physical activities (i.e. racking, stacking and device cabling)
- Risk analysis, tracking and response planning
- Cost tracking and financial forecasting
- Project management & team building
- controlling project triple constraints thru integrated Change Control Processes.
Projects average Duration: 6 months
Projects total estimated Budget: $250k ~
Projects Total estimated Value: +$150k monthly revenue enablement plus +$100k one time revenue
Communication channels (average project size):42
Transition security services, device configuration and build for meeting security standards, deliver highly innovative security solutions to customers.
Lighthouse Acquisition (Cloud Identity Services) – Transition of Vyatta firewalls.
Outsourced role: Project Manager
Customer acquired a Web Identity Services company, which necessitated the migration of assets into the customer´s environment – specifically, 12 Vyatta firewalls within scope.
Project Duration: 6 months (Jun 2015 – Dec 15)
Project Budget: $300k ~
Project Value: +$1 million
Communication channels (project size):
Deliver the transition of the 12 Vyatta firewalls from the acquired company’s environment into customer’s environment with aggressive timelines and high-level technical challenges, such as security compliance requirements and feasibility of application of security standards (ITCS104).
Detail risk planning (prioritization, impact assessment, plan responses for primary, residual and secondary risks).
Build project team, establishing ground rules, providing necessary tools and resources for the production.
Financial forecast, and development of metrics to measure performance.
This project was a dependency of a major larger program for migrating the acquired company, infrastructure, customers and its services.
Program/Project Management Office Lead
Company: Hewlett Packard
OUtsourced roles: PMO lead, PMO Business Analyst, Sharepoint Admin, MS Excel Expert.
Program scope & responsibilities:
Run the operations of a Project Management Office (PMO). Measure and control performance of more than 100 active open projects for various accounts.
Development of PMO procedures, financial management, change management process design, time tracking tools and reporting system. Interacting with program and project managers in gathering PMO support requirements followed by strategic implementation of business needs. SAP implementation projects for modules such as FI, WF, ECM, PS, FS, HCM.
Driving project management system migrations, leading and overseeing software development projects using Agile techniques, principles and values.
Program Duration: 4 years (2012 – 2015)
Program Budget: $700k ~ monthly
program Value: $900k ~ monthly
Communication channels (project size): 3660
Multinational financial PMO cost tracking system.
Development of Project Management software and tools.
Development of end-to-end Project Management system framework, including process documentation updates and maintenance. SharePoint related developments for serving project management community.
Project management reporting & control processes, including automated project change management systems.
Ongoing creation of WBS codes, and automation of the process.
Program Impact: Creation of an entire Project management office for various accounts, enabling a profitable business for the company.
PMP®/CAPM® & Agile certification Education
Company: Hewlett Packard
Outsourced Roles: Trainer and instructor
Program scope & responsibilities:
Creating training material based on PMBOK, as well as creating exam questions as learning practices for the actual certification.
Conducting training for people pursuing the CAPM® and PMP® certifications.
Conducting training for people pursuing the Agile Scrum Master certification.
Program Duration: 1 year
Program Impact: Educating with high-value content for critical business needs.
Acquisition of Merrill Lynch
Company: Hewlett Packard (intermediary)
Outsourced Roles: Messaging support
Program scope & responsibilities:
Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch bank along with all its infrastructure, procedures, assets and standards. Our team supported Messaging Technologies, which involved migrating Domains, Mailboxes, Active Directory objects, User Accounts, and Mobile services from Merrill Lynch to Bank of America´s platform.