Strategic, business focused leader, Program/Project Manager with 15 years of system experience driving successful projects by utilizing proven methodologies along with strong communication, interpersonal relationships, focused leadership, organizational skills, and detailed planning. Combining these traits and experience allows for outstanding customer relationships and the creation of an environment that leads to successful programs and projects.Program Manager @...
Strategic, business focused leader, Program/Project Manager with 15 years of system experience driving successful projects by utilizing proven methodologies along with strong communication, interpersonal relationships, focused leadership, organizational skills, and detailed planning. Combining these traits and experience allows for outstanding customer relationships and the creation of an environment that leads to successful programs and projects.Program Manager @ From September 2012 to Present (3 years 4 months) Columbus, Ohio AreaSenior Project Manager @ •Oversee the day-to-day progress of Gap Inc Direct Ohio Campus projects and release initiatives with regard to time, budget, scope and quality •Oversee the delivery of all Gap Inc. Direct Ohio Campus e-Commerce projects •Lead complex software development, architecture, and integration e-commerce project teams in a fast-paced, constantly changing Agile environment •Responsible for effectively initiating, planning, scheduling, estimating, forecasting, coordinating, controlling, managing and delivering all activities for projects and related release initiatives •Create and deliver status reports and presentations to project team and C-level executives, facilitate executive steering committee meetings •Provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and coaching skills supporting the development of our e-Commerce solutions •Apply proven project management techniques, methods and tools, utilizing both Waterfall and Agile Methodologies as appropriate •Function as Iteration Manager (Agile) and direct daily activities for project team •Provide coaching on Agile values and practices while emphasizing continuous improvement •Lead the Project Management team for the Gap Inc. Direct Ohio campus •Manage careers, performance, and personal development of Gap Inc Direct Ohio campus Project Managers From October 2010 to September 2012 (2 years) Director, PMO @ •Define project structure and processes for Information Technology Portfolio Management •Manage the IT Portfolio work and budget to ensure IT work is funded and that the budget accurately reflects the current state of committed and available funds •Effectively managed and directed the work planning process and coordinated the setting of priorities of work within IT •Managed the day-to-day activities of projects underway and directed other Project Managers for active projects •Report the status of active capital projects, the overall IT Capital budget, and the estimated IT capital spend to the IT Executive Steering Committee •Assist with the conceptualization, request reviews, and the planning of all work requests for the IT department •Responsible for the on-time and on-budget delivery of all approved projects within the IT department From October 2009 to October 2010 (1 year 1 month) Lead Project Manager @ •Deliver a multi-million dollar project that affected daily activity for over 1,000 full time operations staff •Lead several strategic company projects to enable the growth of Gap Inc Direct •Champion the process transformation to the Agile methodology as the standard project methodology •Initiate the change of project management structure by growing and managing project coordinators and iteration managers •Lead changes in project documentation to streamline the process while maintaining project integrity •Initiate and lead the OCC Conversion Project, a top 3 company strategic project for 2009, designed to further enhance delivery capabilities From 2006 to October 2009 (3 years) Project Manager @ •Project manage custom development and client implementations of the Escalate Retail solutions •Create an environment for cross-functional communications in the project •Establish project communication guidelines between the client and Escalate Retail project teams •Manage the milestones and tasks of the project from project initiation to project close •Manage multiple projects for a variety of customers at any point in time •Negotiate and sell new service offerings enabling projects to exceed the customers needs From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Project Manager @ •Lead and organize information technology projects with the coordination of the business users •Manage project teams during implementation of information technology •Assist in determination of technology uses across the organization •Coordinate and manage vendor relationships where they were involved in information technology projects •Teach and transition ownership of the business processes to the business units as the implementation is completed •Write reports and create dashboard solutions for business units and leaders based in quick turnaround business needs •Responsible for training new hires on systems and business processes •Responsible for system management of decision support systems for the business operations From 2000 to 2005 (5 years) Bachelor of Science, Speech and Hearing Pathology @ Ohio University From 1989 to 1993 Graduate non-degree studies, Speech and Hearing Pathology @ The Ohio State University From 1994 to 1994 Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM is skilled in: Agile Methodologies, PMO, Software Project Management, SDLC, Agile Project Management, Project Management, E-commerce, Business Process, Project Planning, PMP, Vendor Management, Process Improvement, Software Development, Team Leadership, Strategy
September 2012 to Present
Columbus, Ohio Area
Gap Inc. Direct
Senior Project Manager
October 2010 to September 2012
October 2009 to October 2010
Gap Inc. Direct
Lead Project Manager
2006 to October 2009
Escalate Retail (formerly GERS Retail Systems)
2005 to 2007
The Longaberger Company
2000 to 2005
What company does Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM work for?
Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM works for DSW
What is Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM's role at DSW?
Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM is Program Manager
What industry does Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM work in?
Tamara Nixon PMP, CSM works in the Information Services industry.
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