Rodney D.

Project Manager

13 years
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My experience


Volvo CarsJuly 2020 - March 2021

Senior Project Manager - Consumer Digital, Americas for a leading company manufacturing vehicles.
  • Acting as a servant leader and Agile coach in the role of Scrum Master delivering internal and external facing digital solutions that drive sales in the American market.
  • Working with executive level stakeholders to bridge the gap between Agile team development and the need to understand more traditional project KPIs.
  • Managed 4 Scrum teams of 7 – 9 people and used VSTS (Azure DevOps) to manage projects.
  • Successfully led the socialization and implementation of an Agile practice within the Volvo USA digital organization.
  • Collaborating with external teams to manage project dependencies, drive decisions and align on architecture.
  • Led in the practice of relentless continuous improvement, inspection and adaption, collaboration and trust to empower teams to excel in delivering high quality software.

Vancouver Airport AuthorityApril 2019 - May 2020

Senior Technical Enterprise Project Manager for Vancouver Airport Authority.
Acting as a trusted advisor to provide leadership and direction during discovery, elaboration and execution of YVR’s multimillion-dollar cloud first strategy to protect and modernize an applications portfolio of over 200 systems comprised of mission and business critical capabilities that move people, bags and planes.
  • Led the successful migration of Microsoft (Office) 365 by following Microsoft best practice which included driving key deployment decisions, identifying and mitigating potential deployment blockers, set up and configuration of Microsoft 365 and rollout to users.
  • Implemented security and best practice including information protection and regulatory compliance.
  • Successfully led the build out of a robust Azure ecosystem incorporating governance best practice, delivering saleable modern cloud infrastructure solutions with mitigated risk postures and robust disaster recovery solutions.
  • Collaborated with senior business leaders, analysts and lead cloud architect to develop and execute on cloud assessment frameworks to deliver a repeatable methodical approach to workload assessment and in turn enhancing the level of organizational cloud maturity.
  • Empowered, led and motivated cross functional teams within the Network, Infrastructure, Database teams and with Business Owners / LoB to formulate and execute migration plans which deliver project milestones on time and within budget.

5Lakes Professional ServicesJuly 2019 - April 2020

Senior Project Manager - Dental Insurance Management Systems within a Michigan-based policy consulting firm dedicated to advancing policies and programs promoting resilient environmental solutions.
  • Successfully implemented Scaled Agile Framework and Scrum ceremonies, provided coaching and leadership and built a high performing team located and offshore developers delivering incremental value consistently alongside continued improvements in velocity and best practice.
  • Collaborated with the CEO to develop a business motivation model to ensure the alignment of tactical initiatives and product outcomes to strategic goals.
  • Implemented an integrated change management framework to deliver key projects which positively impacted business by streamlining and automating process to become more scalable and cost effective.
  • Introduced and championed Agile from the top down, implemented automated test frameworks and Azure governance best practice contributing to an empowered team who then delivered better software faster.

Infor HospitalityApril 2018 - March 2019

Consulting Services Manager for a company providing high quality hospitality services.
  • Provided strategic leadership and direction to a dynamic team of 10 Consultants in the delivery of positive customer experiences aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Managed a diverse SaaS based POS solutions portfolio across multiple partners, vendors, and verticals.
  • Engaged with clients and stakeholders to identify needs and goals to negotiate appropriate project strategies.
  • Developed and implemented program processes and procedures encompassing emerging technologies.
  • Analyzed, identified, and managed risks throughout all project phases.
  • Served as an effective change agent driving process and system transformations.
  • Facilitated collaboration across cross-functional teams to promote compliance with customer requirements.
  • Streamlined processes and ensured consistency through the introduction of standardized tools and templates adherent to PMI best practices aligned within complex transactional cloud-based customer POS solutions.
  • Effective upward management of key clients, stakeholders, and senior management including the standardization of KPI reporting metrics, resource management and interdependencies which resulted in driving increased program margins, aligned schedules, reduced rework and enhanced quality.
  • Introduced the Agile principles to drive team performance and created cross-functional collaboration in the delivery of continuous improvement initiatives.

Sourced GroupSeptember 2017 - April 2018

Senior Project Manager for a proven platform specialized in transforming traditionally data center-focused businesses into innovation-driven cloud-based enterprises.
  • Oversaw the execution of best practices and PM governance within highly regulated financial and healthcare organizations.
  • Consulted with stakeholders to identify and understand needs.
  • Presented innovative solutions to client pain-points to gain buy-in and implement critical change strategies.
  • Generated and presented timely reporting on project status and performance.
  • Monitored project progress to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Championed the on-time and within budget delivery of a cloud-based HealthCare Portal initiative for TELUS Health encompassing complex integrations and dependencies.
  • Spearheaded the successful completion of an ITS Cloud Migration Strategy for Toronto Dominion Bank/Securities with a $2M budget.
  • Successfully integrated Agile methodologies into project management at various client sites.

ElasticpathJanuary 2012 - August 2017

Senior Project Manager for one of the most sophisticated API-based enterprise commerce platforms in the world.
  • Managed a diverse and complex portfolio of IT projects ensuring the alignment of delivery within time, cost, and quality expectations.
  • Worked with key partners to build and deliver connected retail experiences.
  • Served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean methodologies.
  • Led cross-functional teams, on-premise and remotely, to the delivery of quality project outcomes.
  • Negotiated client solutions utilizing identified needs and requirements.
  • Delivered project reporting to clients and stakeholders.
  • Developed and executed comprehensive project strategies.
  • Cultivated relationships with clients and vendors.
  • Held accountable for risk management.
  • Championed the enterprise level platform upgrade of AMIA (Aeroplan) eCommerce solution resulting in higher conversions and an enhanced customer experience.
  • Successful rollout of the Ocean Medallion, passenger wearable tech (IoT) which enables frictionless E-commerce anywhere and personalized passenger experiences onboard Carnival Cruise Line Vessels.
  • Entrusted to manage the implementation of a robust E-commerce platform for Herschel Supply Company valued at $1.8M encompassing the front-end integration of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and the ERP financial systems on the back end along with the change management that goes along with this disruptive enterprise shift.
  • Hand-selected to lead multiple non collocated teams to deliver the integration of an E-commerce platform/CRM system into Johnstone Supply resulting in successful completion with established timelines and budget parameters.

SohonetJune 2007 - December 2011

Project Consultant for a TV, film and media production community based in Vancouver.
  • Served as a Project Consultant providing management and leadership in the implementation and administration of Microsoft technologies encompassing Active Directory and Exchange with 1.5K+ nodes.
  • Provided consultation to mid-sized organizations.
  • Implementation of Asset Management Solutions.
  • Managed the implementation of Cisco VoIP and various other network-related projects.
  • Successfully managed the portfolio of network infrastructure projects providing systems support across multiple domains and trusts while consistently exceeding SLA’s in break fix, IMAC, network and application support within the Healthcare sector.

My education and trainings

Professional Associations:- Member of Project Management Institute, West Coast Chapter since 2013.- Member of Scrum Alliance since 2014.2013

Computer Science Degree – Langara, Vancouver.1950 - 1950