Steven Lopez

Work History

Work History

Adjunct professor

Teaching Project Management to effect organizational change (best practices etc.), Systems Analysis and Design, Java, Data Base Design, Emerging Software Paradigms, Statistical Process Control and Object Oriented Design. Web-based learning and lecture. Mentoring students to obtain academic degrees in Information Systems Management.Curricula development (developing courses).

As adjunct faculty at USF I teach a number of courses related to Information systems management.Among those courses is a project management course that covers all the current industry best practices in both Program Management and Project Management, and how to operate as a high performance team.There is an emphasis on organizational integration of Information Technology, and practical applications of MS Project and tools like Excel, VISIO and SharePoint. Included are the organizational behavioral aspects of program and project management.

Environment: MS Office Suite, Java, Project Management (best practices) methodology, MS Project

Jun 2009 - Present

Technical Project Manager

Bank of America

My role as TPM includes global computer and Internet security (DMZ and Firewalls) for BAC acquisition and merger of financial institutions, including stock trading. We defined and implemented infrastructure changes in organizations that have been acquired by BAC so that they reflect BAC standards. We determined project funding toll gates, established entrance and exit criteria. MS project, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Visio and MS Office Suite were used as tools to accomplish these tasks.

A Six Sigma solution (DAMIC) approach was used to implement the infrastructure changes and measure project performance metrics. Team members were integrated across organizational and cultural barriers and international time zones to address acquisition and merger infrastructure challenges.

Environment:Office Suite, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project, Internet, Nokia Servers, Juniper Servers, DMZ, Firewall, Checkpoint, Mainframe Platforms, Six Sigma, budget and metrics, PMO, Offshore; Europe, Asia, South America.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

consultant

Kaiser Permanente IT

My role Information Technology Governance, IT governance program management included business systems and metrics process re-engineering (BPR) and change management using Kaiser sponsored methodologies (i.e. CDP reporting process).The BPR provided guidance and recommendations for project funding and metrics on a national level and involved the process that Kaiser Leadership (PACs and RACs) used to determine initial and continued project funding. The projects requesting funding varied in size from $50M to $200M. We determined project funding gateways, entrance and exit criteria and management SDLC reporting tools. MS project, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Visio and MS Office Suite were used as tools to accomplish these tasks.

We defined and implemented a PMO model reflecting Kaiser organizational structure that included governance and metrics tracking. There were also controls and reports to leadership that provided ongoing status to all stake holders that identified key performance indicators and ensured strategic alignment to Kaiser Goals. The approach was based on an annual budget for a portfolio of new and ongoing projects. An internal Kaiser Project estimator tool was used to determine proposed project funding. The project funding was based on an annual revenue cycle with intermittent releases.

Provided guidance and recommendations for project budget using ABC and metrics. Determined project funding ABC gateways, entrance and exit criteria and management SDLC reporting tools, RFPs.

Environment:Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project, CDP, ABC, NIKU, Java, Internet, Oracle, UNIX, NT Servers, Mainframe Platforms, budget and metrics, PMO, HIPPA.

May 2007 - Dec 2007

Project manager

Accenture Technology Solutions

In my role as Senior Project Manager, I managed large and small client projects ranging in size from 200K to 2M. The Accenture team supported Internet (e-commerce) business for credit card applications though the entire SDLC. We kept tight control over timelines and budges by tracking dollars and time spent on activities by using a variety of project metrics including earned value. The projects were arranged in a portfolio format, with several releases per year.As a part of the release process, I worked closely with program and release managers.

The Accenture enterprise development team was based on-shore and offshore Asia teams (India and the Philippines). The project teams varied in size from 15 to 45 individuals, depending on project scope. The approach was based on using both on-shore and off-shore (Asia) teams. Project budget was estimated using a proprietary Accenture estimator model. MS project Enterprise, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Visio and MS Office Suite were used as tools to accomplish these tasks

Controlled financial aspects (budget dollars spent), activities (milestones delivered on time) and project metrics (for status reporting). Successfully Accenture implementation of enterprise development using both on-shore and off-shore (Asia) teams.

Environment:Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project Server, Mercury, Java, Internet, Oracle, UNIX, NT Servers, PMO.

Jun 2006 - Apr 2007

SOX IT Security

Kaiser Permanente IT

As part of my role in Data Security for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance, I worked with the National KPIT organization and HR to identify and remediate non-compliance issues with SOX and HIPPA ,and data integrity with applications and databases. I assisted KPIT and KP business owners from a National metrics viewpoint to change procedure to assure compliance with SOX control objectives providing ad hoc reports. Successfully crossed organizational divisions to identify and accomplish goals. MS project, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Visio and MS Office Suite were used as tools to accomplish these tasks.

Environment:Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project, Java, Internet, CDP, HR, Systems, metrics, ABC, NIKU, Oracle, UNIX, NT Servers, Mainframe (MQ, MVS, DB2, COBOL), Oracle, UNIX, NT Servers, smaller proprietary medical application databases, PMO, Databases, ad hoc reporting, HIPPA.

Aug 2005 - Feb 2006

Project manager

Kaiser Permanente IT
MMA Pharmacy Billing
2002 - 2003

PMO

AT&T

Program Management leadership role in change management using company sponsored methodology, reviewed and advised on project plans, business analysis and systems analysis, budgeting and governance, coordinate communication and cooperation between functional MIS organizations.Ensuring that projects support long-term management plans. Systems included DB2, UDB, Oracle, J2EE, ACCESS and legacy financial reporting systems.

As a part of my role in the Program Management Organization, I took a leadership role in change management using proprietary company sponsored methodologies. The emphasis was on stragegic governance alignment with company and organizational goal realization. I reviewed project plans, and advised project managers on strategic directions.I also worked closely business analysis and systems analysis, budgeting and governance, coordinate communication and cooperation between functional MIS organizations.The group of people that I worked with was at an enterprise level, with team members spread throughout the US, and numbered over 50 people. The projects were arranged on an annual release platform, and ranged in size from $5M to $500M.

Key performance indicators, metrics, financial and budgeting reports on these projects were extracted on an ongoing basis and used to measure leading and lagging indicators for organizational financial performance. As organizational changes occurred, I rolled out new reporting requirements to the teams as needed.

Environment: MS Project, MS Office Suite, DB2, UDB, Oracle, J2EE, Access, Legacy financial reporting systems, PMO.

Education

Education

MA

Physiological psychology is a subdivision of biological psychology that studies the neural mechanisms of perception and behavior through direct manipulation of the brains of nonhuman animal subjects in controlled experiments. The main focus of physiological psychological research is the development of theories that explain brain-behavior relationships rather than the development of research that has translational value. It is sometimes alternatively called psychophysilogy and cognitive neruoscience.

Learning, operant conditioning, conditioned emontional response

2004 - 2009

EdD

Exploration of theories of human organizations and how they function. Emphasis is on critical analysis of organizational settings with which the students are familiar and applications of theory for improvement and change.

Dissertation topic: E-Commerce, Transformational Leadership, Security, Startups

1980 - 1982

MBA

University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson’s curriculum consists of ten core classes (required courses which cover a broad range of business fundamentals) and twelve (minimum) elective courses. Students are assigned to cohorts, called sections, of 65 students throughout the core curriculum. Unique from most other curricula, UCLA Anderson students take five of the ten core courses in their first quarter. This system gives the students a strong fundamental understanding of the skills required in the modern business world.

Skills

Skills

MS project

MS Project to track and measure project progress

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Computing Professional

Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals