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Ira Manager

IT Project Manager @ Paragon Solutions @ AT&T- Internal Cloud Team

Project Manager for infrastructure, cloud, application and network migrations - Employed

Plano, Texas

Ranked #879 out of 17,587 for IT Project Manager in Texas

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Paragon Solutions @ AT&T- Internal Cloud Team

IT Project Manager

March 2015 to Present

VisionIT @ HP

Project Manager

July 2013 to February 2015

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas


2001 to 2014

Ira Manager's Education

The University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management


2007 to 2008

Wright State University


1985 to 1989

University of Cincinnati College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

1971 to 1976

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Paragon Solutions @ AT&T- Internal Cloud Team

Proposed starting date is Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Full-time or contract position in the following areas: • IT Project Manager • IT Project Management Professional - PMP • Project Manager Applications • Project Manager Infrastructure Support the requirements of all stakeholders. My areas of expertise include: • Project Manager IT in banking • Project Manager IT in manufacturing in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment with material requirements planning (MRP), distribution, warehousing, finance, accounting, service call administration, EDI, reporting and business intelligence, IT Project Management Professional - PMP • Project Manager Infrastructure including installation of servers, databases, extracts to other internal systems and interfaces to external vendors • CONTACT INFORMATION Ira Barash MBA, PMP (469) 323-7089 (Cell) (972) 731-9955 (Home) [email protected] Specialties: IT Project Management Professional - PMP, IT Project Manager Professional - PMP, Project Manager IT Banking, Project Manager IT Manufacturing, Project Manager IT Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Analysis, Developer Progress database & development, SQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Project Planning Life Cycle (SDLC), Kaizen, Just-In-Time (JIT), Lean, Kanban. Citrix, Material Requirements Planning (ERP) Applications - QAD, HP Service Manager, HP Quality Center, MS Office, Share Point, MS Communicator, KnowledgeLink, MS Office - Word, Excel (Pivot Tables & Macros), Powerpoint, One Notes, Project, VisioIT Project Manager @ Proposed starting date is Tuesday, 17 March 2015 From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Project Manager @ Deploying enterprise software as part of the Deployment Team From July 2013 to February 2015 (1 year 8 months) Volunteer @ From 2001 to 2014 (13 years) Search for New Opportunity - Project Manager IT, Project Manager Infrastructure or Business Analyst @ Obtain Project Manager IT position Project Management experience includes: • Multiple projects-Worldwide Support • Budgets $500,000 and up • Teams - Six people • Software development • Hardware & Infrastructure • Root Cause & Gap analysis • Requirements Gathering • Process Improvement • Vendor Selection • PMO • Test Plans • Communication stakeholders Contact Information • Cell - (469) 323-7089 • Email - [email protected] Job Titles • Project Manager IT • Project Manager Infrastructure • Business Analysis Proven Abilities • Projects on time within budget • Implement Agile/Scrum-Waterfall • Work- business & admin/technical teams • Coordinate multiple tasks • Mitigate risks • Drive process improvements • Train personnel • Coordinate testing • Implement final product or service Past Work Experience: • Banking (Mortgage, Credit Cards) • Financial & Accounting • Manufacturing • Distributuion • Warehouse • Quality Control • Risk Mnagement Project Manager IT Plano Texas Project Manager IT Richardson Texas Project Manager IT Addison Texas Project Manager IT Dallas Texas Project Manager IT DFW Texas Project Manager IT Mckinney Texas Project Manager IT Allen Texas Project Manager IT Carrollton Texas Project Manager Infrastructure Plano Texas Project Manager Infrastructure Richardson Texas Project Manager Infrastructure Addison Texas Project Manager Infrastructure Allen Texas Project Manager Infrastructure Carrollton Texas Infrastructure Project Manager Dallas Texas Infrastructure Project Manager DFW Texas Infrastructure Project Manager Mckinney Texas Infrastructure Project Manager Allen Texas Infrastructure Project Manager Fort Worth Infrastructure Project Manager Allen Texas Infrastructure Project Manager Carrollton Texas From March 2013 to June 2013 (4 months) Project Manager in Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Area @ Project Manager for new real-time system that tracks milestones for bankruptcies and foreclosures from an investers perspective. . From February 2013 to March 2013 (2 months) Project Manager Architecture at Capital One Financial @ Responsible for all aspects of project (Agile) including managing customer relationship, interface to server owners and support teams, project scope, costs / budget, risks, resources, project plans, and project team both onshore and offshore). Held weekly team and daily status meetings. Coordinated weekly updates to servers. Tools utilized included Clarity (Project Management, HP Service Manager (track change orders and servers) and MS Office Toolset including MS Excel (Burndown Charts), Word, Outlook, One Notes, Visio, Powerpoint (Weekly Status), and Project (Project Plans) Stories were developed to update servers and to deactivate old server. Project Result was to add 500 servers to the automated patching process.. From April 2012 to November 2012 (8 months) Richmond, Virginia AreaCommissioner with Community Relations Commission @ As a commissioner, I am one of eight people who is responsible to allocate funds to 33 non-profit agencies who submit proposals as part of the Community Relations Commission for the Plano City Council. My first year has been completed. $2 million dollars US were allocated. Currently, I am serving in my second year of a two year committment. Thirty-Three non-profits are presenting to the Commission in April 2012 with $1.6 million dollars US available to be allocated. From October 2010 to April 2012 (1 year 7 months) Business Analyst For Implementation of Empower Mortgage Application (Agile) @ • Assisted development manager, project managers and testers to resolve critical issues before production implementation in order to make critical project deadline  Worked with Project Manager to perform ACH and credit card penny tests  Created requirements and estimates for new Agile stories after initial installation • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, One Note) • SQL Queries into Oracle Database From January 2012 to February 2012 (2 months) Project Manager IT for Fiserv Unifi Mortgage Application Migration @ o Project Manager IT & Project Manager Infrastructure FOR UNIFI MORTGAGE MIGRATION (WATERFALL) PLANO TX • Coordinated successful migration of the Unifi Mortgage Package into two Capital One Data Centers which resulted in:  $20 billion dollars annually in mortgage loan activity  $1.3 million dollar budget  Stable platform including disaster recovery environment • My role as Project manager IT  Managed four technical people in successful migration  Work with senior management and 50 on shore and off-shore technical people  Coordinated the installation and testing including hardware, network, infrastructure and application  Utilized Windows 2003 & 2008 Virtual Servers; Oracle, SQL Server, and Progress Databases; F5 Load Balancers; Secured FTP; Linux; Proxy Servers utilizing secured SSL with encryption; Web Services; Client / Server; HP Service Manager, HP Quality Center, MS Office (Word, Excel (Pivot Tables and Macros), PowerPoint, Project, Visio, One Notes), Clarity, and Knowledge Link document storage system; PMI standards; Progress; SQL Queries, Citrix  Environments: Production, Disaster Recovery, Non-Production (three instances) From December 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 2 months) Volunteer - Technical Advisor on Area Wide Website Committee @ The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas created a website that lists all of the activities for 50 Jewish non-profit 501-C3 organizations in the greater Dallas area. My roles as technical advisor were to create the functional specification document that was sent to developers for bids, assist with the review of the design specifications and make recommendations to improve the final product after it was implemented. The result was that a bidder was selected. The vender prepared the design specifications. These specifications were revised, approved and the website was successfully created. Utilized: MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio) From October 2010 to October 2011 (1 year 1 month) Volunteer-Medical Records Department at Baylor Plano Hospital @ Volunteer in the Medical Records department of Baylor Plano Hospital. Learned about the medical records created on paper. Electronic Medical records will replace these records in the near future. From August 2010 to March 2011 (8 months) Business Analyst & Project Manager IT Eaton Corporation Cleveland OH @ My role was twofold: 1. Finalize the requirements document to create a Business Intelligence System as Project Manager IT 2. Created source to target mapping documents in order to develop the data warehouse and business intelligence reports. Language: SQL Source: Oracle Data Store (ODS) that was created from 15 QAD MFGPRO implementations from QAD Version 7 to EB2.1 Target: The data is extracted from the ODS using the Informatica ETL tools and placed into an Oracle Order Management Data Warehouse. Result: The data is used to create a Data Warehouse where reports and graphical representations will be created using Oracle BI toolset. From September 2010 to October 2010 (2 months) Project Manager IT / Business Analyst / Developer For Conversions of QAD ERP @ • Converted QAD Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Manufacturing Application twice in order to keep QAD ERP package current and to improve business processes for two manufacturing companies  Version upgrade from 9.0 to EB2.1  Combined two companies which used two separate instances of QAD into one instance where both companies used the same software to improve efficiency of operations  Result: Management was able to merge manufacturing operations into one team for the two J-W companies which resulted in increased efficiency and reduced costs by eliminating duplicate efforts  My role: Solve issues by working with development team, end users, added resources and senior management to create and modify requirements, project plans, estimates of work, timelines, documentation, and programs as Project Manager IT, business analyst and developer  Utilized: Progress Language, Oracle Databases, LINUX scripts, Share Point Portal, MS Office (MS Word, Excel. PowerPoint, Project, Visio), SQL Queries;  QAD Modules included: Financial (General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, EDI); Manufacturing (Shop Floor, Inventory, Distribution, Invoicing, EDI), Service (Contract Administration, Distribution, Invoicing, EDI) From July 2007 to April 2010 (2 years 10 months) Business Analyst / Developer For Resolving Business Issues @ • My role was to utilize my IT technical, manufacturing and financial skills to solve business issues including intimate knowledge of sales quotes to cash, product design to shop floor and customer support Issue to service Completed 550 support tickets by: o Evaluated technical and business issues o Analyzed complex user requirements o Set project and task priorities by utilizing time box techniques o Collaborated with senior management, controllers, department and operations managers and other key personnel across all functional areas o Utilized Microsoft Word, Excel , Project, PowerPoint, One Notes, and SharePoint; SQL queries; Progress Language; Oracle Databases  Designed specifications and developed an interface to APEX accounting software to verify accounts payable transactions that identified $250,000 in duplicate payments to vendors  Designed and developed an application that contained all of the information to satisfy audit requirements and saved two days of IS manpower each quarter  Proposed and implemented the use of the automated cost feature working with the division controller that reduced the time to update the standard inventory costs from 2 man-months to one day From July 2007 to April 2010 (2 years 10 months) Project Manager IT & Client Management (Credit Card Fraud Prevention) @ • Role: Added customized features and designed enhancements to in-house credit card verification system • Result: Met critical customer deadlines set by contract to install customized credit card application • Activities were to:  Create Project Documents (Agile & Scrum)  Scope definitions, project plans, budgets for hardware and software, resource plans, statement of work (SOW), work breakdown structure (WBS), stories, design documents, test plans  Conduct cost and resource analyses, establish goals, timelines and performance benchmarks  Oversee efforts of project teams comprised of customer liaisons, users and developers  Conduct status meetings that developed partnerships between project team and client management  Obtain and allocate additional resources as required and meet critical project deadlines  Assist developers and system administrators with testing • Utilized Microsoft Word, Excel , Project, PowerPoint, One Notes, and SharePoint; SQL queries to SQL Server Databases From July 2006 to May 2007 (11 months) Project Manager IT Assistant, Business Analysis, Developer @ o BUSINESS ANALYST / DEVELOPER IRVING, TX • Project was to install Algorithmic Valuation & Risk Management package in order to meet regulatory and audit requirements • Result was that the team of two developers met the deadline set my management, regulators and auditors to confirm value and the risks associated with $2 billion dollars of bonds held as investments by FHLB • My roles were to:  Create design specifications, file layouts and report layouts by working closely with IT team members, Risk Management team and Functional Departments  Create programs to handle the interface from the existing accounting package to Algorithmic package  Customize reports in order to install Algorithmic Risk Management package to meet critical regulatory and auditor requirements  Test financial instruments (bonds, advances and swaps) to price correctly  Result of tests were a 99.9% accuracy for pricing as compared to outside Market specialists  Update project plans working with Project Manager IT • Utilized MS OFFICE (MS Word, Excel, MS Project, Visio), Progress Language and Database, SQL Queries From February 2006 to November 2006 (10 months) Project Manager IT / Business Analyst / Developer - Arlington TX @ o PROJECT MANAGER IT / BUSINESS ANALYST / DEVELOPER • Supported maintenance for MFGPRO (ERP Package From QAD (Progress, LINIX)  Task - Reengineer databases, processes, extracts, interfaces and reports  Result - American Excelsior went from bankruptcy to profitability in three years  My Role was to utilize my manufacturing and financial skill sets to handle a myriad of external customer and internal user concerns as well as support functions such as EDI, label creation, and bar coding by delivering quality solutions  Worked with senior management including the CEO, CFO, IT manager, IT Admin and external auditors to improve the accuracy and reliability of processes, data, extracts, interfaces and reports  Employed SDLC processes by using PMI standards to perform:  Process improvement, scope definition, cost/benefit analysis, gap analysis, scope definition, statement of work (SOW), work breakdown structures (WBS), risk analysis, development, testing, training of users and implementation in test, Quality Assurance and production environments. o Project Manager IT - "Erosion Works" (Algorithms used to calculate affects of soil erosion) • My role, as Project Manager IT, was to convert "Erosion Works" from client server to web-based application  Developed project plan and functional specifications by evaluating old Visual Basic Code  Budgeted for new hardware, software and internal and external resources  Collaborated with erosion engineers to validate complex formulae  Consulted with outside audit team composed of engineers who verified all of the test results  Prioritized tasks, scheduled resources, held status meetings and reported to management on progress  Worked with external consultant remotely to develop application  Created test plans and user/system documentation • Result - Implemented successfully. Allowed for worldwide usage without having to distribute software From March 2000 to February 2006 (6 years) Certificate @ The University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management From 2007 to 2008 MBA @ Wright State University From 1985 to 1989 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) @ University of Cincinnati College of Business From 1971 to 1976 Toastmasters Ira Manager is skilled in: Software Project Management, Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Excel, Word, Visio, MS Project, One Notes, PowerPoint, Outlook, Databases, SDLC, Project Planning, Waterfall, Agile

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