Interest

Training

IDMS Concepts.

Accenture Delivery Metrics

EDI, VSE

OO Analysis & Design, GUI, Applets, HTML

Java1.2, JDBC, SQL

(Swing/AWT), C++

HTML, SQL, RMI.

Project Management, PMP

Servant Leadership

Mainframe Training

Six Sigma, CMM.

CSQA, Quality Control.

Project planning, estimation, Accenture Delivery Methods, software development life cycle.

Summary

Senior management executiveOperations & Management, Business Solutions, Strategic Planning, Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Team Building & Leadership, Turn-around & Reengineering. Results driven Senior operating executive offering over 16 years of experience and success in driving operational growth, leading start-up and turnaround efforts, maximizing business opportunities and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Recognized agent for change with documented ability to lead reengineering activities that fulfilled strategic objectives. Blends a thorough understanding of architecture and technology methodologies with project management and effective business practices.  Ensures strategic alignment of information resources with business priorities and comprehensive assessment and management of project scope, project risks, and requirements for the enterprise portfolio of projects.  Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills support marketing of solutions to the executive team, customers and internal team.• Well versed with all phases of SDLC and have worked with large teams and multiple projects at the same time.• Interacting with business partners to collaborate and coordinate all aspects of requirements• Managing relationships and coordinating work between various teams at multiple locations and managing relationships with vendors and sub-contractors• Ensuring that all requirements, project plans, and changes to commitment are communicated to all affected team members• Reviewing and managing changes to requirements through formally defined scope change processes • Reviewing technical designs High Level and Low Level to ensure compliance to standards and best practices of technical components • Maintaining customer request intake lists and facilitating prioritization meetings with business partners• Develop and grow competencies• Developing and reviewing estimates and estimating assumptions for project schedules, efforts, and costs using best practices• Developing, implementing, and maintaining project management plans, including configuration management, risk management, issue management, and communication plans• Performing gap analysis, assessments, and high level analysis• Implemented several large projects as project Manager without any issues.• Handled more than 175+ people in several large projects as Sn Manager with very good management skills. Very good in accessing technical and communication skills of people who work for me and assign right kind of work based on their expertise. Very good in motivating team members and also a good team player.

Technical Skills Platforms: IBM Mainframe, ES 9000, IBM 3090, and Pentium PCs. Languages: SAP ABAP, JAVA, UML, CICS, DB2, DL/I, BMP, VS COBOL 11, JCL, VSAM, EASYTRIEVE, SQL, AIX, MF COBOL, REXX, FOCUS, IMS DB/DC, C, C++, Pro *C, COBOL-XT (TEBOL), Pascal, FORTRAN, Basic, Java, HTML. RDBMS: SUPRA, DB2, IMS-DB, IDMS, ORACLE, MS ACCESS. Operating Systems: MVS / ESA, VSE, Unix, Windows NT/XP/2000/98, AS400, DOS and OS2. Tools: DB2, QMF, SPUFI, TELON, CHANGMAN, PANVALET, ENDEVOR, FILE-AID, Control-M, SYNCSORT, SPF/2, ISPF/PDF, CA-7, XPEDITOR, DEBUGER, INTERTEST, CLIST, SCLM, CLOUD9, BREEZE, EDI, Peregrine/Tivoli Problem Management & Change Control, NDM transmissions, FTP and Integrated Operations Architecture, Test Director, Connect Mail Box, View Direct, Sterling Commerce ConnectDirect and Connect Enterprise, Data Warehousing, RACF, EPIC Tape Management, Info Pac, HIPERSTATION, HOUR GLASS, SAS, VIASOFT, Lotus Notes. Others: Worked on VISIO 2000, Mercury Work Bench and Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Access & MS Power point).

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Senior Manager

Excellus

CAI (Blue Cross Blue shield (Excellus)), Rochester, NY, USA [02/2009 to Present]

As a Senior Manager, Vijay is involved in the design, development, enhancement and support of various projects like ICD10, HIPPA 5010, LRSP, TOPPS, ITS 11.3 Upgrade

·Overseeing and directing multiple project managers to ensure that project management disciplines are practiced in all projects including oversight of team members’ milestones and performance as compared to project plan, scope, budget, resources and schedule.

·With the implementation of Facets 4.71 Excellus will be positioned to accept the HIPAA 5010 into Facets and can have the Clearinghouse send this format directly. This will continue to minimize reliance on the Clearinghouse.

·Will have a facility that allows converting from ICD-9's to 10's and from 10's to 9's. We can use this as an enterprise facility that is called by any application.

oPreparing to accept the 5010 into the clearinghouse

oGetting Facets 4.71 in place (part of Transformation)

oBuilding the rules for the conversion of codes from ICD-10 to ICD-9 into the Translator

oBuilding calls to the Translator in the appropriate places

oClearinghouse

oRemittance processing (or use HIPAA repository)

oMeet the mandate requirements for both 5010 and ICD-10

·Maintains overall vision, planning, and management.

·Manages the execution of project plans and production of deliverables on time, within budget, and to expectations.

·Provide for communication to program office and executive leadership. Communicate project progress and information to team, sponsor, stakeholders, and legislative body as appropriate.

·Ensures technical direction and standards are being followed.

·Develops project plans and measures actual progress against the plans.

·Maintains and updates project documentation to include the Operational Work Plan, project plans, budgets, risk plans, communication plans, change control logs, and reports.

·Demonstrates an understanding of tactical goals and effectively participates in the development and implementation of business solutions.

·Manages project risk through comprehensive mitigation assessment and planning techniques.

·Manages change control within the projects. Obtains sponsor approval for changes to scope, budget, and schedule that effect the critical path.

·Ensures that scope, budget, and schedule targets are within variance and project delivery dates will be met.

·Effectively assists in directing both internal and external resources to achieve business solutions within project guidelines.

·Identifies and eliminates obstacles to solution plans, business goals or implementation. Assists in the development and implementation of contingency plans.

·Assists in the development of project budgets.

·Ensures Project Managers and teams are enabled to consistently deliver projects on time and within budget.

·Ensures consistent application of an effective project management methodology. Ensures that all project management processes are managed following the disciplines as defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

·Conducts impact analyses of scope, budget, and schedule changes, as necessary.

·Serves as mentor/advisor on issues related to project quality, project risk, issues resolution, conflict management, and safety.

·Manages project SharePoint sites.

·Monitors contracts to ensure quality and timeliness of work are performed under contracts.

·Manages vendor contracts including approval for payment of services.

·Assists in preparation of Formal reporting as required.

·Participates in conference calls with stake holders, as necessary.

Environment: Mainframe, SOA Architecture, LRSP Health care Claims system,System Automation, DB2 Stored Procedures, MVS, CICS, SAS, Easytrieve Plus, Roscoe, Factes 4.71, Oracle, JCL, DB2, IMS DB/DC, APS, VSAM, COBOL, SQL, Oracle, SCLM, Test Director, Quality Center, Debugger, Java, SOAP/XML, Planview,Intertest.

Mar 2007 - Jan 2009

Delivery Manager

Principal Financial Group

Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA, USA [03/07 to Jan 2009]

Projects Handled: Individual Billing, Group Billing, Divisional Billing, Delinquency, Automations, Renewals, Fineos, Compass Case Install, GPS, CARS, SBAS, PPO Reimbursements, PPO Notifications, Affiliate file Issues, Production Support (Compass Application and their integration Points)

Role: Delivery Manager

Responsibilities

·Serving as a liaison between SBD IT (Business Side) and PGS staff (Technical Side) during communication gaps

·Possess a clear understanding and expertise of the PGS delivery model

·Possess solid skills within the technology that they support within the PGS model

·Gathering requirements and turning them into technical specifications as well as writing test cases, test scripts

·Business Test Case Validations Pre and Post Production.

·Ensure that the end product fulfills the contract and meets the sponsor's expectations.

·Coordinate work assignments with a team of technical developers, lead team prioritization meetings

·Maintain customer request intake list and facilitate prioritization meetings with business partners

·Work with Business Partners to collaborate and coordinate all aspects of requirements

·Assisting BA Lead to ensure a smooth transition from development release to the production environment as needed

·Facilitating proper use of the PGS model to simplify collaboration for SBD IT

·Working with SBD IT to clarify expectations and deliverables for PGS assignments

·Collaborating with the Pune and SBD IT teams to ensure proper skill alignment

·Ensuring that

oPGS staff is given proper business overviews, security privileges, and necessary documentation required to successfully complete their assignments

oPGS staff is getting timely responses from SBD IT subject matter experts

oAdjustments to scope are noted and accounted for in time estimates or staff adjustments

oPGS deliverables meet project or task requirements (business or technical) and are in line with Principal standards

·Producing timely status reports regarding the progress of PGS deliverables

·Utilizing maximum number of resources

·Promoting collaboration between SBD IT and PGS staff members

·Assisting the team in securing and facilitating the use of contracted staff

·Performing walkthroughs and signoffs for the technical deliverables created by PGS staff with appropriate stakeholders

·Representing PGS staff at project status meetings

·Working with SBD IT, offshore (Pune) staff, and contracted staff to ensure technical work assigned is completed within the boundaries of the project scope, schedule, and budget

·Mentoring PGS staff on project objectives and system functions and overviews and providing subject matter expertise

·Development of web based applicationswith front end integration using JAVA, ASP, ASP.NET

·Experienced in the Implementation of SOA Techniques

·Assisting the team in creating technical designs and mentoring PGS staff in creating technical designs

·Reviewing technical designs assigned to and created by PGS staff to ensure compliance to standards and best practices of technical components and identifying issues

·Assisting the team with code deployment and providing post production support

·Working with home office to prepare the corporate change management (PCM) procedures for the work done by the PGS staff

·Debugging and resolving issues and managing tasks outside the core PGS Pune staff hours

·Providing support for PGS staff, answering questions, and training people on SBD systems and processes

·Walkthroughs and signoffs for the technical deliverables created by PGS staff are conducted with appropriate stakeholders

·Implemented Change Management across all projects to ensure that changes were monitored through completion, a Change Management Register was maintained to identify any outstanding changes and to measure the actual impact of each change once implemented.

Principal Technical Environment

Mainframe, MVS, CICS, JCL, EPIC Tape Management, Medicaid Management Information Systems, VSAM, COBOL II, Debugger, Java, SOAP/XML, ABP, INTERTEST, SunGard Compass Application, MS Project, Plainview, Gantt Charts, Visio, six sigma, Quality Management, TQM, ITIL Service Management,and 24/7 Production Support.

Oct 2006 - Mar 2007

Manager

Emerson Climate Technologies

Accenture (Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, OH, USA) [10/06 to 03/07]

Projects Handled

·Carrier Mexico: Concept model to design the shipping flows required to facilitate direct shipping from any Copeland Plant to any Mexican customer.

·ASN: Real-time Customer ASN Request Process.

·Financial Application Support.

·Item and Labeling System support

Role:Manager

Responsibilities

·Develop and review estimates and estimating assumptions for the project’s schedule, effort, and cost using Accenture estimating models, best practices, and past experience.

·Ensure that the end product fulfills the contract and meets the sponsor's expectations.

·Coordinate work assignments with a team of technical developers, lead team prioritization meetings

·Maintain customer request intake list and facilitate prioritization meetings with business partners

·Work with Business Partners to collaborate and coordinate all aspects of requirements

·Assisting BA Lead to ensure a smooth transition from development release to the production environment as needed

·Mentoring other BA's on the team as needed

Emerson Technical Environment:

Java, SOAP/XML Mainframe, Z/OS, VSE, CMS, MVS, CICS, JCL, VSAM, COBOL II, Debugger, FILE-AID, ENDEVOR, INTERTEST, six sigma, Quality Management, TQM, ITIL Service Management.

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Nov 2005 - Sep 2006

Delivery Manager / Program Manager

St Paul Travelers Insurance

Accenture (St Paul Travelers Insurance, Hartford, CT, USA)11/05 to 09/06].

Projects Handled

·Personal Lines Warehouse Property Conversion and Maintenance.

·PLIP Shutdown.

·PL Auto Conversion Production Support.

Travelers Technical Environment:

Java, Teradata, Mainframe, MVS, CICS, JCL, VSAM, COBOL II, FILE-AID, ENDEVOR, INTERTEST, six sigma, Quality Management, TQM, ITIL Service Management.

Role: Delivery Manager / Program Manager

Responsibilities

·Determine and Assist Managers/Associate Managers in overall project approach, schedule and staffing responsibilities.

·Define team member roles and expectations, and ensure timely feedback. Ensure that project resources receive any necessary training and are used effectively.

·Review, and be responsible for, the overall development and integration of requirements.

·Manage and be responsible for Demand Management, People Management, Quality Management, Operations Management, Capability Management and Delivery Management.

Feb 2005 - Nov 2005

Client Services Lead for Avanade India

http://www.accenture.com

Accenture (Client Services Lead for Avanade) (02/05 to 11/05)

Pre Sales Support: CSO optimizes the ability to deliver value to customers at a profit by sewing business processes into customer-facing functions. It is a holistic business approach to customer relationship management, providing the integration, management, and measurement of core functional processes that deliver value in every customer-facing operation.

Role: Accenture India Client Services Lead for Avanade.

·Provide a quick, high quality and consistent IDC (India Delivery Center) interface to the client teams & SDM leads.

·Receive demand for work, respond on IDC’s ability to support demand (DCSO) based on a number of criteria

·Support for RFI/RFP’s

·Collect Competitor Intelligence & Industry trends

Oct 2003 - Jan 2005

Delivery Manager

Sallie Mae Inc

Accenture (Sallie Mae Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA) (10/03 to 01/05)

Role: Delivery Manager

Sallie Mae is a student loan servicing company that would co-ordinates with lenders for better servicing the student community in for STAFFORD SUBSIDIZED and UN-SUBSIDIZED loans along with Parent Loan for undergraduate students.

EAGLE 2 (Effective Administration of Guaranteed Loans for Education)

·EAGLE2 is the application system, which handles loan origination, approval, loan maintenance, guaranty services and claims processing. IDMS is the back end database.

·Maintenance and enhancements of this application involves Analysis of Business requirements, preparation of technical specifications, design, coding, unit testing and implementation.

·IOWA/MAIN Data Extraction from USAF Database from Eagle2 System.

Sallie Mae Technical Environment:

IBM 3090, MVS, CICS, JCL, VSAM, COBOL II, IDMS 15.0 DMLO, OLQ, FILE-AID, ENDEVOR, INTERTEST.

Jan 2003 - Oct 2003

Project Manager

http://www.wallgreen.com

(WALGREEN CO, Chicago, IL. US) [(01/03 to 10/03)]

Project: Basic Department Management System

Role: Sn. Project Manager

·Controlling the day-to-day aspects of the project

·Performing project management activities

·Ensuring complete business cases are approved for development work

·Ensuring issues and change management

·Acting as an information resource requests are identified and addressed

·Tracking and disposes of issues and tracking action items

·Providing project status information to IT and a Subject Matter Expert for all the applications

·Analyzing and reviewing technical documents (requirements, design, and functional specifications) to identify scope changes

·Validating that technical documents conform to the scope document

·Developing, executing, documenting, reviewing, and communicating and presenting test plans and cases using standard templates and guidelines

·Validating that the software functions are defined according to business requirements, functional specifications, and detailed design documents

·Preparing verbal and written reports on testing results (e.g. defects, status, and trends)

·Establishing and maintaining open communications to the team and providing input and guidance throughout the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC)

·Developing and reviewing effort estimates for writing, executing, and reporting test results based on technical documents and test cases

·Assisting the team in the installation and application releases

·Researching/identifying and implementing new testing methodologies

·Developing processes and procedures that contribute to the continuous improvement of QA

·Providing training, coaching, mentoring, and feedback

Technical Environment:

IBM 3090, MVS, CICS, JCL, VSAM, DB2, COBOL II, FILE-AID, AIX, XPEDITOR, PRO *C, TOAD, Visual Source Safe, VISIO, ORACLE, SQL, AS400,Unix, MQ Series, FTP, GCP, GMP, CFR.

Jan 2003 - Nov 1999

Project Manager / Technical Lead

http://www.fleming.com

CGI (Fleming Companies, Inc, Oklahoma City, OK. US)

1.Fleming - F1 Centralized foods system – (09/02 to 01/03)

To meet strategic business goals surrounding Fleming’s supply chain and multi-tier network, there is a need to develop a new FOODS system, moving the FOODS legacy applications to a new operating platform.

Role in the Project:

As a Project Manager/Technical Lead, my responsibilities include

·Control the day-to-day aspects of the project.

·Perform the project management activities for the project.

·Track and disposes of issues.

·Track action items.

2.Fleming- FOODS APPLICATION SUPPORT –(09/00 to 09/02)

As a Project Lead, my responsibilities include manage the team of 10 for 24 / 7 production support across 45 divisions across USA – FOODS, NCS, ODS Systems. This includes Root Cause Analysis, Design, Development, Coding, Reviewing, Testing, Managing the offsite project team of 40 in resolution of production problems, Creating Test Environments, Cross training team members on Retail Business knowledge acquired.

Role in the Project:

·Develops, executes, documents, reviews and communicates or presents test plans and cases using standard templates and guidelines.

·Maintain application and business knowledge for a minimum of three primary systems (FOODS, NCS, ODS). Act as an information resource and a subject matter expert for those applications.

3.Fleming - Convenient Store Distribution System – (11/99 to 09/00)

As a Project Lead my responsibilities include Data Modeling, Data Architecture, Data Base Design, Analysis, Coding, Review, Testing and managing the offsite project team. The system uses software to manage the distribution of items from the warehouse to various convenient retail stores. Successfully implemented the project.

FLEMING Technical Environment:

SAP-ABAP, ALE, EDI, IDOC’s, IBM 3090, VSE, MVS, COBOL II, Micro focus Cobol, VSAM, DB2, IMS DB/DC, EDI, CICS, DL/I, BMP, ENDEAVOR, SCLM, Intertest, Debugger, Abend AID, CLOUD 9, Breeze, EASYTRIEVE, SDF II, FILEAID, REXX, IMS DB/DC, CLIST, QMF, VISIO 2000, MS-DOS, Peregrine Problem Management & Change Control, NDM transmissions, CA-7, Test Director, Connect Mail Box, View Direct, Data Warehousing, RACF, FTP and Integrated Operations Architecture, CONTROL-M, EPIC Tape Management, Sterling Commerce Connect Direct and Connect Enterprise software, Info Pac, Sync Sort, MS-Windows2000/NT, and UNIX operating systems.
Nov 1999 - Jan 1999

Project Lead

PACCAR Financial Corporation

CGI (PACCAR Financial Corporation, Seattle, WA. US)

·PACCAR - WMS Accounts Receivable System– (05/99 to 11/99)

·PACCAR CUSTOMER INFORMATION SYSTEM – (01/99 to 05/99)

PACCAR Technical Environment:

IBM 3090, DB2, COBOL II, IMS DB, RDAM, EASYTRIEVE PLUS, VSAM, CICS, CA-ENDEAVOR, PANVALET, ABENDAID, FILEAID.

Jan 1999 - Oct 1997

Program Analyst

http://www.cummins.com
Wipro (CUMMINS, Columbus, IN. USA)

Projects Handled:

1.DATA BASE ADMINISTRATION, COMPILE AND LINK STATUS(05/98 to 01/99)

2.CUMMINS INVENTORY –(02/98 to 05/98)

3.MID RANGE ENGINE WORK SCHEDULING SYSTEM –(12/97 to 02/98)

4.PAY ROLL –(10/97 to 12/97)

CUMMINS Technical Environment:

IBM ES3090, IMS DB/DC, FDR UTILITY, VS-COBOL II, REXX, SAS, FOCUS, Lotus Notes, HIPERSTATION, HOUR GLASS, IMS-DB/DC, PANVALET, VIA SOFT, FILE AID and ABEND AID.

Oct 1997 - Mar 1995

Systems Analyst

ALLIED SIGNALS

Wipro (ALLIED SIGNALS ENGINES, Phoenix, AZ. USA)

Projects Handled:

1.AlliedSignal UU/2 – UU/6 Conversion Projects – (08/97 to 10/97)

2.ORDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ANALYSIS (12/96 to 08/97)

3.DATE COUNTS (04/96 to 12/96)

4.BID/PO/GPA PURGE (03/95 to 04/96)

ALLIED SIGNAL (WIPRO SYSTEMS) Technical Environment:

IBM ES9000, IBM 3090, MVS/ESA, IMS/DB, DB2, COBOL, VIASOFT, COBOL –XT (TEBOL), EASYTRIVE PLUS, FILE AID, MANTIS, C, C++, Micro Focus COBOL.

Education

Education
Mar 1996 - Mar 1998

MBA

Pondicherry Central University
Mar 1992 - Mar 1995

Bachelors in Computer Science

Osmania University

Skills

Skills

Mainframes

Technical Skills §  Platforms: IBM Mainframe, ES 9000, IBM 3090, and Pentium PCs. §  Languages: SAP ABAP, JAVA, UML, CICS, DB2, DL/I, BMP, VS COBOL 11, JCL, VSAM, EASYTRIEVE, SQL, AIX, MF COBOL, REXX, FOCUS, IMS DB/DC, C, C++, Pro *C, COBOL-XT (TEBOL), Pascal, FORTRAN, Basic, Java, HTML. §  RDBMS: SUPRA, DB2, IMS-DB, IDMS, ORACLE, MS ACCESS. §  Operating Systems: MVS / ESA, VSE, Unix, Windows NT/XP/2000/98, AS400, DOS and OS2. §  Tools: DB2, QMF, SPUFI, TELON, CHANGMAN, PANVALET, ENDEVOR, FILE-AID, Control-M, SYNCSORT, SPF/2, ISPF/PDF, CA-7, XPEDITOR, DEBUGER, INTERTEST, CLIST, SCLM, CLOUD9, BREEZE, EDI, Peregrine/Tivoli Problem Management & Change Control, NDM transmissions, FTP and Integrated Operations Architecture, Test Director, Connect Mail Box, View Direct, Sterling Commerce ConnectDirect and Connect Enterprise, Data Warehousing, RACF, EPIC Tape Management, Info Pac, HIPERSTATION, HOUR GLASS, SAS, VIASOFT, Lotus Notes. §  Others: Worked on VISIO 2000, Mercury Work Bench and Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Access & MS Power point).

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 1995 - Present

certifications

ITIL