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Summary

·Full life cycle software development as a PM, developer, and BA.

·Project startup specialist – proven success bringing stability and structure to new projects.

·Hand-picked for complex, high-profile, top-ranked projects.Project budgets from 20K to 3M, up to 30-member, cross-functional teams.

·Successfully delivered projects using traditional and Agile development methodologies plus customized hybrids of the two.

·Lead application support / SMEfor Oracle HRMS, Plateau Compensation and multiple interfaces with vendors and SaaS providers.

·Managed projects using the following technologies:Java, .NET, web portals, SOA-based platform utilizing Tibco, SOAP, Web Services, Oracle ERP, Java Struts, JSP, Ajax, Weblogic, applets, Lombardi BPM.

Work experience

Sep 2006Present

Senior Project Manager

GenOn Energy

Transitioned from PMO Project Management and promoted to Senior IT Project Manager.Responsible for managing HR-related IT projects/programs, business process modeling and directing production support activities.

•Managed a program encompassing 20 subprojects in conjunction with the upgrade of Oracle E-Business Suite to release 12.Provided oversight to 30-member team comprised of project managers, business analysts and developers across the organization.Technologies utilized included .NET, Java, web portals, and an underlying SOA-based platform utilizing Tibco, SOAP and web services.

•Led various development efforts as a certified ScrumMaster utilizing the Agile development methodology.Projects successfully provided automated, web-based solutions for previously manual business processes.Led daily standups and tracked multiple 3-week iterations using Version One.Created a customized sprint tracking tool in addition to burndown metrics to track project progress.

•Conducted Business Process Modeling efforts, including training Business Analysts in the use of BPM tools.Led the effort to prototype BPM methodology at Mirant resulting in the development of reusable processes across the organization.

•Coordinated merger and conversion activities of HR-related data and processes resulting in a seamless transition from Oracle E-Business Suite to SAP.

•Managed the selection, customization and implementation of a new, third party compensation application utilized by management to capture employee performance, merit increase and bonus recommendations.

•Liaise with clients to manage expectations, promptly and efficiently respond to questions as well as offering quick and effectual solutions to business issues.Built superior rapport with clients.Created and conducted client training.

•Led project planning activities such as scope definition, WBS creation, change control, stakeholder identification, risk and issue management, communication planning, and defined project approach.

•Continuously tracked project progress using metrics such as critical path, milestones, burndown charts, comparing actuals to estimates, etc.Held regular status meetings, proactively resolved issues.

Jan 2002Sep 2006

IT Project Manager

GenOn Energy

Transitioned from software development to full-time project management.Responsible for project deliverables including project schedule, resource management, change management and cost tracking.

•Managed a 2-year project to develop a customized, wholesale billing application.Successfully managed customizations based on each contract’s unique requirements.Worked closely with sales team to gain control of runaway customizations.System was used to successfully invoice and reconcile third-party settlements for a dozen individual load deals.Project was the IT portfolio’s #1 ranked project for 2 years.

•Led multiple, large-scale, simultaneous, top-ranked projects to successful completion.

•Coordinated projects across several teams and managers.Successfully worked in an environment of differing management styles to reach consensus.

•Ensured projects complied with Business Continuity strategies and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

•Led project planning activities such as scope definition, WBS creation, change control, stakeholder identification, risk and issue management, communication planning, and defined project approach.

•Played an integral role in the establishment of the Project Management Office.Made key contributions to create and improve project management processes from startup to closedown.Enforced adherence to IT policies and procedures.Demanded high-quality PM deliverables.

•Budgeted and closely monitored project costs for manpower, vendor costs, hardware, software licenses and other project-related expenses.Budgets ranged from 20K to 3 Million.

•Led various meetings (project kick-off, periodic status, requirement gathering, steering committee) that included resources across the company.

•Conducted “best practices” Project Management training for Mirant’s newly-formed project office in the Bahamas.

•Managed a highly visible project to change the legal entity for Mirant.Coordinated teams across the organization and managed multiple system impacts resulting in a successful transition.

•Brought in to salvage a difficult reporting project for Jamaica Public Service.Successfully managed challenging personalities and international integration issues.Transitioned support in-house upon the sale of the assets.

Feb 2000Jan 2002

IT Development Team Lead

GenOn Energy

Responsible for individual design and development efforts as well as oversight for team development.

•Led the effort to define Software Life Cycle processes and procedures for the company. Facilitated meetings with groups across the company culminating with the successful implementation of these processes.

•Conducted Oversight Committee meetings to determine development priorities and plan releases .

•Utilized Use Cases for requirement gathering resulting in a more complete picture of the user experience.

•Represented business users in market trials with the California Independent System Operator.

•Developed Project Charters for new projects.

Oct 1988Feb 2000

Senior Systems Engineer

EDS

Responsible for providing oversight and day-to-day coordination of the development team implementing Customer*STAR II, an evolving customer information system.

•Led design and development effort for Customer*STAR II.

•Played a key role in the successful implementation of Customer*STAR II for the City of Spokane and United Water in Hackensack, NJ.

•Provided technical expertise to EDS Italy staff as a result of an international licensing agreement for the Customer*STAR II product.Provided onsite support in Rome during data modeling efforts.

References

Mark Snyder

“Lane possesses expertise and knowledge of both current software development methodologies and project management practices. Lane utilizes his strengths -- planning skills, attention to detail, issue resolution, and team orientation -- to produce exceptional results.”

Brett Clifford

“I worked with Lane for many years in multiple capacities. As a project manager, Lane has proven that he could stay on top of issues, commitments and resources to ensure a project's success. He does an excellent job of anticipating issues and heading most of them off before they materialized. Lane's cool and calm personality became a great asset when an issue did arise. While others were in a frenzy, I could always count on Lane to pull the team together and get the issue resolved. Lane shows a serious commitment to continuous learning and is open to new ideas and concepts while taking advantage of proven methods. Lane will make a great addition to any organization that wants to make things happen. I truly enjoyed working with Lane and would be thrilled to have the opportunity again.”

Debra Mayson

“I have known Lane McGullion for over 15 years. Lane is an outstanding Project Manager and Business Analyst. He is bright, hard working, prioritizes well, and manages to strike the right balance between process and execution. He has a very positive attitude; his interpersonal and communication skills have allowed him to develop productive working relationships with his fellow project management team members and business customers. I enjoyed working with Lane and would welcome the chance to do so again in the future.”

Martha Fallwell

“Lane organizes and communicates his ideas, instructions, and information well.Lane has a unique way of organizing his communications to clients, co-workers and management that makes the information clear and understandable.Lane is good at facilitating meetings and insures that everyone has a chance to share their suggestions or ideas.Lane includes members from other teams appropriately in building plans, problem-solving and the development of solutions.Lane contributes fresh ideas to the team and creates workable plans for the project.Co-workers, clients and management respect Lane and readily accept his ideas, suggestions, and solutions.”

Marcia McIntyre

“Lane is a highly competent Technical Project Manager. In the 8 plus years that we have worked together, Lane has successfully managed several complex software development projects and programs that involved numerous resources and work streams. His ability to work collaboratively while guiding projects quickly and effectively is outstanding. Lane’s sensitivity, diligence, and positive attitude made working with him a joy. I highly recommend him and am pleased to write this endorsement on his behalf.”

Bill Mays

“Lane has been my "go to" IT person at Mirant. He has been a dedicated partner ensuring that all of our compensation and benefit IT applications function as required. He seeks creative solutions to our needs and always brings a positive attitude to the table. I highly recommend him to any prospective employer.”

Rick Kime

“I worked with Lane as a fellow Sr. Project Manager and ScrumMaster at Mirant for four years. Lane brings a highly professional approach and can-do attitude to his projects and provides the leadership needed to meet the project goals. Lane was a leader within the PMO in our transition to an Agile development methodology and he continues to provide the leadership needed to make his projects successful. I highly recommend Lane as an IT Project Manager who would be an asset to any organization.”

Bob McClure

“Lane is a highly experienced project manager with extensive expertise in enterprise IT applications. He provided overall project management for some of my department’s most complex projects. He has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. Lane has been very successful due to his can do attitude and solid work ethic. I would highly recommend him for any company looking to add immediate value.”

Education

Certifications

Nov 2010Nov 2013

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

International Insitute of Business Analysis
Sep 2007Apr 2013

ScrumMaster (CSM)

Scrum Alliance
Jan 2003Jan 2013

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Managment Institute