Daniel Pacholski

Daniel Pacholski

Summary

Analytical, Results-oriented Development Project Manager Professional with strong Organization, Planning and Execution skills to achieve project success. Quality and Six Sigma focused with Quality Management and Defect Prevention successes. Experienced in managing global development efforts related to IP hardware and protocol technology involving a complex mix of internal and 3rd party technology. I am dedicated to the appropriate application of processes to arrive at high quality products.

Objective

I am seeking a challenging project management position in the Information Technology, Telecommunications or Public Safety fields. I am passionate about quality and delighting customers. I am a Project Management Professional and can quickly contribute to any organization.

Skills

Skills

Project Management Professional

Critical Skills and Expertise: • My Project Management experience linked with technical experience enables me to create accurate plans and schedules to achieve goals and the ability to Manage Risk effectively. • A Quality Focus with Six Sigma background driven by Project Management methods empowers me to ensure process improvement and Defect Prevention actions are reasonable, measurable, and achievable. • Success with managing geographically diverse engineering teams through appropriate application of PM methods.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Jul 2009

Department Quality Manager and Software Process Engineer

Motorola

Coordinated department quality goal planning and quality audits and championed department quality improvements.

·The department received a Division Quality Award in May, 2009 resulting from my actions in reducing top problem root cause occurrences by a factor of five and decreasing development effort by 20%.

·Championed the identification and implementation of new department software development process improvements through Six Sigma and DMAIC. Trained new engineers in critical procedures and processes.

·Active participation and guidance in Division level Software Process and Defect Prevention Councils.

Sep 2001 - Mar 2008

Engineering Project Manager

Motorola Inc.

Responsible for the project planning, risk management, communication, schedule creation, tracking and close-out of highly complex private network Mission Critical Transport development.

·Successful planning, risk management, communication, execution and tracking of eight separate 150 staff month department projects and integration of the deliverables into Division level programs. Combined project deliverables valued greater than $100M. All projects were completed on schedule and within budget.

·Critical Path Schedule management techniques successfully applied to prevent schedule slips. Rigorous methods applied resulted in savings of 5 to 10 staff months and up to $100,000 per project.

·Established a department level Project Management Community of Practice to standardize on critical problem solving and risk mitigation efforts, and increased collaboration between project managers. Standardization and efficiency improvements in the PM community resulted in reducing project management overhead by 5-10% per project.

·Highly experienced with Waterfall and Scrum development life cycles. Work breakdown structures and resource and task dependent schedule modeling successfully applied.

May 1989 - Sep 2001

Engineering Section Manager

Motorola

Supervised software development producing mission critical telecommunications products for Government and Public Safety markets. Provided scheduling, budget monitoring, staff career management and coaching.

·Created a Change Control and Approval process for committing to and staffing of feature requests.

·Managed the software development activities for major enhancements and defect repair activities of Base Station products used in APCO 25 and ASTRO communications systems.

·Successfully and rapidly staffed a new development team of 25 software engineers. Organized the team via functional areas and identified qualified sub-team leaders.

1980 - 1989

Electrical Engineer

Zenith Electronics

Electrical Engineer – Color Television Tuning Systems.

Multiple Japan engineering trips to monitor vendor development and offer technical assistance.

Education

Education
2005 - Present

Project Management

The George Washington University

Master’s Certificate in Project Management

1976 - 1980

BS

Illinois Institute of Technology

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2006 - Jan 2010

Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute