Prem is a passionate IT professional with 10+ years experience in all phases of the development and implementation lifecycle across Oracle, J2EE, Enterprise service bus platforms and project management. His experience is derived from working for blue chip organisations across retail, financial services and logistics sectors.
Fully experienced, on all aspects and phases of software development including requirements, design, build, test and implement projects with blue chip experience at Citibank, GroupeCAT, WWL, GE Finance and more recently in the UK working on the Sainsbury's account. Working as a Project Manager for these industry leaders, Prem has empathy with business users and understands the requirements, design, plan and deliver the project to ensure the time, cost, quality and scope of the project are in expected quality levels. Often this included liaising across Senior IT Service Delivery Management, software vendors, external test organizations, in-house and outsourced technical experts.
Prem has strong experience at programme, project and resource management levels combined with strong mentoring and team leadership skills, having successfully led large and small project teams in focused groups to meet demanding project milestones. He is exceptionally good at ensuring delivery in highly pressurised environments, motivating project resources, pro-actively deploying resources to meet changing priorities
As well as his project management skills, Prem has strong strategic management and communication skills and worked at devising and implementing project strategies, reviews and quality gate leadership, gap analysis, process improvement, environment build and management, data migrations and conversions, production readiness reviews business analysis. His excellent communication skills are invaluable working on projects with a complex host of stakeholders, 3rd party vendors and internally matrix managed specialist IT resources and in keeping senior management informed on projects health.
Prem is experienced in all aspects of project management includes PRINCE2 aligned project management, Advanced Project planning, Risks and Issues Management, Project cost Management, Test Management (Test strategies/approaches/defect management), Change and release management, Implementation Management (planning, deployment rehearsals), Service Readiness Management (stage gate reviews, Go/No-go meetings, documents, etc), Vendor Management, Application Maintenance - SLA/Metrics/KPI Management, Application Support - Incident / Support Management, Strong Interpersonal Skills, Resource Management, Relationship and global account management with strong 3rd party (onshore/offshore) vendor and matrix management experience.
Prem has solution design capabilities on Client - Server technologies, J2EE patterns, Entreprise service bus, SOA, Integration patterns (Point to Point, Publisher - subscriber,etc), Database design, Database normalization, Common data format., XMLs.
Prem is hands-on in technologies like C, JAVA, J2EE, JSP, HTML, XML, XMLSPY, ORACLE DATABASE, PLSQL, PRO*C, SQL FORMS, ORACLE DEVELOPER, TOAD, ESB, AXWAY INTEGRATOR, WEBMETHODS, EDIFACTS.