Amechie Obu

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

program/software development manager

· Responsibility for development of part of the product line (Medisoft, Lytec and Cross Products) - Working closely with other departments to meet the business unit's goals · Building and maintaining good relations with global sourcing team and Managing the performance and career development of the development team · Responsible for directing the activities of a software applications development function in a Healthcare Product company. Responsibility for testing and documentation during the project life-cycle. Analyzes and investigates applications engineering tasks and prepares design specifications, analysis, and recommendations, Technical leadership and project management of program in application development, integration, and deployment of core business applications. Ensures adherence to system development lifecycle standards, develop and enforce process and standards compliance metrics.· Prioritizes and manages development and implementation of enhancements / changes
Apr 2005 - Mar 2008

Applications Development Manager

State Of Georgia-Dept Of Human Resources
• Oversees, coordinates, and manages application software development projects and applications software support activities on a state-wide basis for the department. Evaluates new hardware/software technologies to improve services, system development and services. • Monitors project workplans and schedules for the analysis, design, development and maintenance of application software (Web/Client Server). Evaluates budget impacts of proposed application software system development projects (SDLC and RUP). • Negotiates service-related contractual agreements with other State agencies and governmental entities. Participates on teams which research new technologies to improve service and efficiency.
Mar 2004 - Mar 2005

Project Director

Verity Professionals-AUTO TRADER.Com
• Establish and maintain a tight working partnership with the business owners to provide high levels of business value .Manage multiple projects and multiple streams of project work simultaneously • Report status, issues and risks to the Program Management Office as required • Establish and manage to project quality and success metrics as defined in conjunction with business owners and stakeholders • Effectively communicate project status to management and keep business stakeholders informed of project status and all related issues • Manage and control changes in project scope while communicating impact to management and team • Identify, communicate and manage risks that may interfere with project execution or success • Maintain a working knowledge of applications, ISO, product suites, customers and reporting capabilities
2001 - 2003

Business Consultant

ACS-Affliated Computer Services
• Supported the Georgia Multi Health Plan Network project (State Of Georgia) throughout the life-cycle of methodology for development, reengineering and implementation of the web portal for Georgia MHN phase 1 and phase 2 Membership Enrollment/Eligibility which brings in commercial claims processing functionality. • Supported the IBM Web Sphere to integrated Web development environment, Web site teams can collaborate, create, assemble, publish, deploy, and maintain dynamic, interactive Web application. • Project Management of HIPAA, Development of Financial Sub-Systems, Reporting Repository Functionality, entering and maintaining project work plans, management of producing project deliverables such as baseline documentation, Statement of Work (SOW), Change Management Requests, Design Specification Document (DSD), RAD (Requirements Analysis Document), monitoring work based on Quality Assurance and Quality Control Plans.
1999 - 2001

Lead Web Project Manager

Cambridge Technology Partners
• Managed multiple full life-cycle projects from conception thru implementation and utilized Project Management Institute Methodology (PMBOK). This includes all phases of Project Management and Business Analysis activities such as facilitating JAD sessions, Statement of Work (SOW), Project Charter, Change Management Request, requirement gathering, estimating, creation and monitoring of work plans, construction of detailed programming specifications, user acceptance testing and implementation. • Developing strategic plan and strong relationship with clients for E-Commerce /Supply Chain projects. Responsible for project resources (30) Direct and indirect Sourcing, goals timelines and budgets. Acts like a liaison between technical and functional teams. • Conducting technical reviews on multiple projects and evaluating new technologies with client methodology processes.
1997 - 1999

Senior Project Manager

Bellsouth Dot Net
• Managed requirements gathering for development in design of Billing, Data Warehouse Systems, E-Commerce, Payroll/Budget, IVR (Interactive Voice Response Systems) and SMART On-Line Order Tracking systems (OSS). • Managed the SMART Billing process including full life-cycle (SDLC) with Tollgate process and tie-level support. Designed and developed systems and processes that allow SMART orders to be entered and tracked via Intranet. Reengineering the Service Management Department processes. • Preparation and distribution of a formal a ‘Request For Proposals’ (RFP’s), Rational Rose Use Cases and ‘Return On Investment’ (ROI), Statement of Work (SOW), Project Charter, documents to meet the needs of the project’s activities. • Identified Legacy systems and data to be converted to the new Data Warehouse on SQL server. Development of OLAP and Data Mining techniques.
1995 - 1997

Project Manager/Business Analyst

• For Columbia/HCA Hospitals Project developed an Oracle Database for Price Modeling and claims processing. Provided management of project resources, goals, and budgets for client projects and responsible for all aspects of application development including project planning and tracking (MS Project), ABT Work Bench, budgeting and resource allocation for 26 employee. • Monitors the Medicaid billings and payment of providers. Analyzes Medicaid financial data to provide or arrange for the provision of technical assistance to providers and to identify relevant policy issues. • Performs provider reviews to determine compliance with Medicaid billing practices, policies and procedures. Serves a primary liaison for providers’ executive staff and/or billing staff on fiscal issues related to Medicaid billing, policy and procedure issues
1991 - 1994

Accounts Payable Systems Supervisor

BASS-Holiday Inn Worldwide
• Implemented M Series Dun and Bradstreet Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets module. • Performed financial reporting activities and month-end close activities of financial systems. • Served as a liaison between Account Payable/Receivable, Fixed Asset and General Ledger departments. • Implemented foreign transaction procedures, cash management of thirty (30) banking institutions worldwide with ProComm system and supervised ten (10) employees. • Proven ability to interact with all levels of management and technical personnel.
1987 - 1991

Office Manager

Healthcare Clinic
• Performed accounting transactions related to Accounts payable, Payroll, bank reconciliation, receivable, general ledger, budget, month/year-end closings and financial reporting for ten branches with Peachtree and Solomon systems. • Performed Medicare, Medicaid, Workman’s Compensation, 835 and 837 claims processing, PPO claims and managed ten (10) employees. Processing of medical claims and ensuring accuracy of claims processing. • Utilized MEDIC application. Manages of day-to-day maintenance activities, interviewing and hiring of all personnel.
1985 - 1987


DELTA Airlines
• Performed weekly sales audit, debit & credit memos, refunds, pre-paid tickets 1099, month-end closing, budget, and bank and account reconciliation’s. • Daily interactions with other divisions of Delta Airlines including operations and finance departments. • Collected and analyzed all commissions for travel agencies.


1995 - 1998


1987 - 1988


1982 - 1985